NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has insisted he never meant to encourage the club's fans to travel to Wigan without tickets.
POLICE are hoping to trace the relatives of a British soldier after medals, ID cards and other personal documents were found abandoned in a hedge.
RECORDING equipment was stolen from the charity-run Auckland Radio Hospital at Bishop Auckland Hospital overnight on Tuesday, April 24.
STUDENTS will be taking part in a driving-themed roadshow next week aimed at helping them to improve their driving skills.
POLICE have launched a crackdown after a surge in burglaries on a Bishop Auckland housing estate.
FIRE chiefs say a lorry which crashed and ended up in a field off the A66 at Scotch Corner was not carrying chemicals that would present a danger to the public or the environment.
POLICE were tonight hunting a 35-year-old man in connection with two brutal murders.
The Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup final has been moved after both tonight's semi finals were postponed because of waterlogged pitches.
POLICE have confirmed the names of three members of the same family - including a one-year-old baby - who were killed in an horrific crash between a car and lorry.
ED Miliband is to be the first Labour leader to speak at Durham Miners’ Gala in almost a quarter of a century.
HOPES are growing that a community takeover of Darlington FC could be imminent after “extremely positive” talks were held with outgoing chairman Raj Singh.
ONE of the region’s top visitor attractions will be open on two evenings next month.
SIMON AMSTELL has never been the sort of comedian to play it safe. Even when he was the host on C4’s Popworld, his acid-tinged comments suggested a man desperate to break out and do bigger things.
Colin Smith played for Leeds United under Don Revie until falling foul of the manager’s notorious superstitious streak.
JUST 18 months after she became the first female referee in the Over 40s League – “to be honest, I think they were just glad to have anyone,” she said after the match at Trimdon – Helen Conley has been appointed an assistant ref in the FA Women’s Cup final.
SOME people want to have a wild party to celebrate their 50th birthday with a bang.
THEY are the untouchable kings of finance, secretly deciding all our economic futures but, this week, they were lambasted as blundering and complacent fools.
COULD I please take this opportunity to thank those who came out to celebrate St George’s Day (Apr 23). A big thumbs up for The Boot and Shoe, in Darlington, for holding a disco and flying the flags, and also to The Tanners Hall where they have a special St George’s Week fish and chips offer.
BRITAIN is officially in a double-dip recession for the first time since 1975.
THANK you, Christopher Wardell, for your kind and encouraging words (HAS, Apr 17) in reply to my clean up letter.
S POPE’S letter (HAS, Apr 24) seems to ignore the fact that the god which helped create the British Empire was the gun. We used it to enslave millions of people across the planet, mainly to deprive them of their natural resources. Many Christians believed that most of these people were nothing more than savages and/or an animal subspecies and, therefore, it was appropriate to hold dominion over them.
RALPH MUSGRAVE tells us that there are 1,500 mosques in Britain (HAS, Apr 25). I hardly think this amounts to proof of the “Islamification” of Europe.
I HAVE read with interest the HAS letters on Remploy (HAS, Apr 17) and, in particular, the information that Remploy was started in 1947 to provide work for service personnel disabled by war.
LOCAL government correspondent Mark Tallentire listed 162 council staff who earn more than £100,000 per annum (Echo, Apr 25).
EARLIER this month the Scouts were out in force collecting funds at the local supermarket.
I AM pleased to read that Bill Dixon, the leader of Darlington Borough Council, is looking for a decision to be made on the provision of Gypsy sites in the town (Echo, Apr 24).
Could more spin doctors be one answer to the Government’s current woes? Stuart Arnold reports.
CROFT CIRCUIT showcased some of its star attractions this week, as the Darlington track gears up for its maiden four-wheeled meeting of the year.
There is to be no play before lunch at the Oval (sorry the Kia Oval) and, just as at Lord's last week, there is unlikely to be any at all on the first day.
The Durham Constabulary Brass Band will be playing at Dobbies Garden Centre, Durham Road, Birtley, to raise money for Cancer Research UK on Wednesday May 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available on the door or in advance from the centre.
A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found in Whitby.
AN ENFORCEMENT officer appalled by last year’s mass evictions from the UK’s largest travellers’ site in Essex, is inviting a Gypsy family from the region to live on his land.
Plans to build a 53-space car parl on land next to the Bowes Business Park at Lambton Park, near Chester-le-Street, have been submitted to Durham County Council by Lambton Developments Ltd.
VISITORS to a Northern dale can now enjoy a cuppa – surrounded by royalty.
“THE worst slump since the 1930s Great Depression,” was how one analyst described the UK’s economy as a double-dip recession was confirmed yesterday.
How interesting it is to be on the other side of the fence.
THE first steam locomotive to be built in the region in 50 years could make its way home after plans to upgrade the East Coast Main Line were unveiled.
A TEENAGE fairground attendant suffered a fractured skull after he was thrown from a ride, a court heard.
Britain is in a double-dip recession. Political Correspondent Robert Merrick looks back on the Prime Minister’s Black Wednesday.
NEWCASTLE UNITED will unveil a statue of former manager Sir Bobby Robson ahead of their final home game of the season against Manchester City.
WT STEAD’S chair took to the stage last night like a duck to water, like a newly-launched ship to the sea.
Darlington are gearing up for their final game of the season on Saturday, but Craig Liddle will be on the sidelines today.
MARTIN O'NEILL has convinced midfielder Craig Gardner that he should stay on Wearside for a further season despite ongoing interest from West Bromwich Albion.
ALAN SHEARER fears Newcastle United's season of surprise in the Premier League could be spoiled by Chelsea's own remarkable performance in Europe.
HE might have earned 63 caps for England, scoring 30 goals along the way, but Alan Shearer could never boast an appearance for Team GB on his footballing CV.
A LONDON council struggling to find homes for poor families because of soaring rents wants to relocate homeless people 250 miles away in the North-East.