Bedlington have tonight announced the arrival of some new blood at Dr Pit Welfare.
SIX people have been taken to hospital after an explosion in a flat tonight.
THREE talented students are preparing to take the world by storm after collecting their college’s greatest honour.
CRIMINALS’ cash has helped boost the fortunes of a community gardening scheme which helps disadvantaged people.
A CHOIR has dedicated its monthly choral evensong to the memory of one of its choristers who died earler this month.
RESIDENTS living in a block of flats in Darlington can look forward to a more peaceful life in future, after a property used for the suspected dealing and misuse of Class A drugs was boarded up.
A SERIES of free dog health check sessions will be held next month to help dog owners ensure their pet is fit and healthy.
THE stage is set for battle, with two chairs at either end of a central area, with the audience on both sides.
DARLINGTON'S pubicly owned art collection will be displayed in the town's new civic art space, a council official has said.
A YOUNGER generation of wardens are being called on to join Darlington's Neighbourhood Watch Association.
THE delivery of new ‘twin bins’ to more than 190,000 homes has been completed.
APPARENTLY, Gok Wan isn’t content with conquering the nation’s fashion needs – he fancies having a good go at feeding us too, and he’s just as passionate about all things sweet and sour as he is about a Louboutin six-incher.
Tucked away useless facts amassed over years, As too easily facts cared about disappear.
A TOTAL of 45 jobs could be lost after a council cut a service designed to help disabled, elderly and vulnerable people.
A YOUNG father has put his problems in the past and gained a foothold on the employment ladder.
AN assistant headteacher showed off his cup-winners' medal at school after coming home a hero from a Wembley final.
A SELECTION of characters from the Galactic Empire landed in Middlesbrough at the weekend to promote the 35th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars film.
YOUTH offending work on Teesside has been given a royal seal of approval.
I READ the letter from E Sparks (HAS, May 16) with great interest.
AHEAD of a battle in the Boer War, in 1900, Major General John Headlam, of Gilmonby Hall, County Durham, wrote to his wife.
FAR be it from me to be Job’s comfort to Christopher Wardell (HAS, May 18) but, in my experience, one’s forties are the most depressing time of your life.
I WAS surprised to read the allegation in your letters column that fly tipping is on the increase in Darlington as a result of changes to the operation of the household recycling site in Whessoe Road (HAS, May 17).
STOCKTON Borough Council must have a death wish for the town.
THE Olympic flame was handed, in a choreographed ceremony, from Greece to Britain this week.
I WOULD like to thank George Reynolds for building The Northern Echo Arena .
HOW nice to read I share a birthday with Chris Wardell as I feel his contributions to HAS are amusing.
I WAS interested to read Harry Mead’s review of the Richard Benson compilation “The Wit and Wisdom of Margaret Thatcher” (Echo, May 14).
FOREIGN Secretary William Hague has come up with the answer to Britain’s economic woes: “stop moaning and work harder”.
THERE has been a big response to last week’s column about the decision by Middlesbrough primary school heads to stop giving names of children to newspaper photographers who turn up to cover all kinds of events and achievements.
WE welcome Business Secretary Vince Cable to the North-East today. We welcome his optimistic words about the North-East returning to its glory days as the workshop of Britain.
In less than a year the controversial NHS reforms will be implemented. Health Editor Barry Nelson reports on the gradual transformation of a much-loved and vital service used by everyone.
A THREE-year-old girl who was reported missing with her father has been found safe and well, police said today.
Saturday’s Durham Coast League programme Murton held their nerve as they battled out a drawn finish with Dawdon, who fell short of victory by 15 runs with wickets in hand.
A RAIL worker has died after becoming trapped between two trains on a heritage railway.
CASTLE EDEN’S outstanding start to the season in the Durham Senior League gained momentum when they again became the team of the day.
RICHMONDSHIRE became the latest casualty of the weather after being left waterlogged while others played.
In the NTSL only two matches survived the weather which again favoured leaders Tynedale.
MITCHELL Starc made a flying start to his Yorkshire career as his new county beat Derbyshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition at Headingley.
STOCKTON’S batting failings came back to haunt them at Sunderland, and it cost them dear once more as they crumbled to a third defeat.
YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale is facing a week on the sidelines.
A NEW community project providing affordable furniture to residents in north Durham was unveiled in Stanley by Lady Elsie Robson this morning.
DURHAM created a good chance to inject some momentum into their dismal season in the CB 40 League match at the Oval yesterday, only to stumble to defeat by 60 runs.
POLICE say they have found Javed Khaliq and his three-year-old daughter Rihannah in Middlesbrough.
ALL aspects of Bulgarian music will be placed under the spotlight at a talk and recital in Durham City at the weekend.
TEESSIDE'S steel industry was once again in the spotlight as Business Secretary Vince Cable visited the reignited blast furnace at SSI UK to handover £1.4m from the Regional Growth Fund.