West Auckland manager Peter Dixon angrily sacked three of his players after their 4-1 league cup final defeat at Team Northumbria tonight.
AN ELDERLY man suffered a fractured leg and a head wound after his mobility scooter was in collision with a car in Darlington.
Brooks Mileson Northern League cup final.
THE Bishop of Durham has praised the North-East and its innovation, but called for more support for skills and the region’s construction industry.
I first met the Rt Rev Justin Welby when he was moving into his house in Bishop Auckland last year to take up his post as Bishop of Durham.
DRASTIC measures have been taken to address the problem of the growing number of tethered and abandoned horses across the Cleveland area.
AN elderly woman has had a quantity of cash and valuables stolen after being targeted by bogus officials.
Councillor Lee Vasey comes to the end of her term as Mayor of Darlington this week.
A HOSPICE has received more than £5,000 after a year of fundraising at a supermarket.
PEOPLE are being urged to go green by leaving the car at home and getting on their feet, bikes or public transport instead.
THE rebirth of Teesside's iron and steel-making industry is the heartwarming business story of the year that continues to produce nuggets of good news.
Penny Mallory was the first woman to compete in a World Rally car, helped hardened criminals turn their lives around and took up boxing at the age of 44. Next week she enters the North-East business arena by hosting a major conference for entrepreneurs. Sarah French reports.
THE regular actors in Lewis shared screen time with some unusual performers as well as the usual famous guest stars in the new series.
ISN’T it nice to read about all those officer of Darlington council who are receiving more than £100,000 per year (Echo, March 17)?
AS if any Foreign Secretary doesn’t have enough on his plate – virtually the world – William Hague, Britain’s present incumbent, has been chosen as the mouthpiece of a blunt domestic message from the Government to the people: work harder to pull the country round.
REGARDING my letter published yesterday. On spell checking the document prior to sending it I appear to have deleted a sentence.
WHERE has Christopher Wardell gone?
THE uniforms for Britain’s Armed Forces, like much of its weaponry, aircraft and naval vessels are made overseas.
IT'S a shame that Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway are going to be replaced as presenters by Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones on the ITV breakfast show, Daybreak.
I HAD a stroke five years ago and was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital.
SERIAL correspondent Robert Meggs seems to be the one thing we don’t need – yet another evangelical socialist.
I HAVE just watched a programme on television regarding illegal immigrants entering the country.
THERE is an irony in what is happening at the mouth of the Tees. Land is laid out for futuristic green industries like wind turbine manufacture and biomass energy generation, and there are warehouses for supermarket chains to service the retail sector.
Many smaller NHS hospitals have closed their A&E departments in recent years, but where do you take a sick child at the weekend? One North-East father tells what happened after his three-year-old daughter collapsed.
THE family of a young teacher who died from a brain tumour are raising money for the hospital where she was treated.
A 51-YEAR-OLD man was left bleeding heavily on the ground after being attacked by two men who robbed him of his personal belongings in South Moor, Stanley.
AIDAN O’BRIEN has any amount of fillies to choose from for the Oaks and Twirl can add her name to the list with victory in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York.
JASON GILLESPIE has backed Jonny Bairstow to make the most of his chance in the middle order of England’s Test team.
SAVANNAH MARSHALL will fight for a place at the Olympic Games later today when she competes in the quarter-finals at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in China.
MANCHESTER CITY boss Roberto Mancini hopes to be allowed to spend big this summer in pursuit of further success.
AUSTRALIAN Mitchell Starc is in line to make his Yorkshire debut in Sunday’s Clydesdale Bank 40 clash against Derbyshire at Headingley.
Landscape Architect Martin Robinson, born and bred in Barnard Castle, recently completed over 1000km on a charity cycle ride from London to Cannes over 6 days.
A FOOD bank in Consett has been experiencing an unprecedented demand for food parcels as the recession continues to bite - prompting volunteers to appeal for more donations.
THE Government was given some welcome good news on the jobs front today when unemployment fell nationally by 45,000 - but it jumped by 6,000 in the North-East.
NEW manager; same old problems. It is only to be hoped that Roy Hodgson has a few more solutions than his predecessors as England boss.
AN MP has praised efforts to amalgamate two secondary schools into a new academy.
English Touring Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin, which visited the Gala Theatre last night, looked back beyond the romanticism of Tchaikovsky’s music to capture something of the ironic detachment of the original novel in verse by Russia’s greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin.
NINE people have been arrested after a series of drugs raids early this morning.
A NORTH-EAST nurse yesterday called on the Government to rethink its abolition of the NHS Direct helpline and its replacement with the new 111 urgent care line.
NEWCASTLE Falcons have continued their recruitment drive by signing Italy international Carlo del Fava.
RIO Ferdinand is set to be the biggest casualty of Roy Hodgson's first selection as England manager.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a pensioner who died in a house blaze, as firefighters said the amount of items hoarded at the property hampered their rescue attempt.
AN inheritance feud ended in tragedy when a man pinned his brother to a shopping centre bench and triggered a fatal heart attack, a court heard yesterday.
POLICE yesterday revealed the extent of the search to find an eight-year-old boy who was swept away by a river swollen by days of heavy rain.
POLICE made several arrests after a countywide crackdown on metal thefts.