DAVE McPherson is set to link up with Jonah Matranga of onelinedrawing for an unusual gig that showcases both their own work and that of Neil Young.
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a major blaze at a disused workshop ocurred last night.
MICHAEL Laverty set the fastest time in today's practice sessions ahead of this weekend's British Superbikes races at Snetterton.
AS the storm clouds gather over Europe’s economy, many of Britain’s over-50s must believe that the value of their homes will support their living standards through any financial turmoil which lies ahead.
WRITER and comedian Hugh Dennis returned to the wiids of North Yorkshire yesterday to open a new attraction that explains the story behind its daramtic landscape.
A TRAGEDY involving two children 112 years ago in a North Yorkshire village, is due to be marked tomorrow morning (Saturday, May 26).
A GROUP of hardy cyclists are hoping the weather stays sunny until at least the beginning of next month.
HIGH street stalwart Marks and Spencer dramatically cut sales targets yesterday following the retailer’s first fall in profits for three years.
TILLY Bailey and Irvine Solicitors has expanded its employment law team with the appointment of Theresa Carling.
Business isn’t always about boardrooms, briefings and black coffee. So, in tribute to the North-East men and women who take a more unusual approach to enterprise, Andy Richardson takes a look at the unconventional, alternative or downright difficult careers in the region’s economy.
THREE friends have completed a coast-to-coast cycle ride of nearly 140 miles in memory of a close friend.
LATIMER Hinks has appointed two new partners from within its private client team.
A NORTH-EAST initiative is leading the way in stamping out discrimination in the construction industry after new equality legislation was implemented.
In this month’s Success story, Bryn Littleton finds out how a light-bulb moment saw a Tees Valley company revolutionise its whole business approach in some of the toughest economic conditions in living memory.
GROUP of North-East sixth formers have been finding out how mining in the region is alive and well and offering possible job opportunities.
STUDENTS at a County Durham School were given an insight into how business now needs to meet the requirements of an international market.
The Great British Story: A People’s History (BBC2, 9pm) Piers Morgan’s Life Stories – Jimmy Tarbuck (ITV1, 9pm) Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (BBC4, 9pm)
BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable was in Redcar on Monday to hand over £1.4m that had been promised to steelmaker SSI in April 2011. The cash will be used to train staff.
IT is a sad day for Darlington Football Club. It has been kicked while it's down and confusion still reigns.
Parents will protect their offspring through thick and thin, but it’s not always the right decision.
REGARDING the tea shop ban on three ladies who refused to stand for the National Anthem (Echo, May 22), I am incensed at Anita Atkinson’s slur on bikers.
THE ruling by the European Court that prisoners must be allowed a vote (Echo, May 20) is a sensible piece of legislation, notwithstanding the hysterical front-page screams against it in the papers.
POLITICS should be the vehicle for progress, but so often political gestures become embroiled in national pride and preservation.
REGARDING the feature about a couple who both had weight-loss surgery on the NHS (Echo, May 24), it makes a great story with the couple having gone through it together.
REGARDING Councillor Nick Wallis’s comments about fly tipping in Darlington (HAS, May 21). Was he referring to the same Whessoe RoadI drive along each day.
I FOUND the letters by JL Wilks and Charlie Kay concerning Animal Farm very interesting (HAS, May 23), but I wonder if either gent has considered “The Wizard of Oz”?
ALEC TELFORD writes that the Government should abolish road tax, because it receives a “fantastic” amount from fuel duty (HAS, May 22).
THE sun’s out and the summer symphony of lawn-mowers and hedge clippers is at full volume.
THE Quakers will play in the Northern League next season, the Football Association (FA) has decided.
POLICE have thanked the public for their help when pigs became trapped in an overturned lorry.
THERE could hardly have been a starker contrast...
Is child poverty a price worth paying for austerity? Helen Goodman, the Labour MP for Bishop Auckland, thinks not.
SEVERAL neglected areas of land have been earmarked in a market town as suitable for turning into wildlife spaces.
MICHELANGELO can supply trainer John Gosden and owner Bjorn Neilsen with back-to-back renewals of the Casco Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.
MOUNTAIN WALK: Northallerton Ramblers will be staging a walk over North Yorkshire’s highest mountain, Whernside, this Sunday, May 27. The eight mile hike is part of a series of walks being staged by rambler groups in the UK to mark the run-up to the Olympic Games. The walk is open to everyone. Anyone wishing to join should telephone 01609-881659 and meet at Ribblehead at 10am. Northallerton Ramblers stage a weekly programme of walks which range between six and 12 miles. Programme details are available in local libraries.
THERE’S normally one game which the ECB fixture list throws up each season which Yorkshire would probably rather didn’t happen.
ENGLAND captain Andrew Strauss has reminded his players of their responsibilities after Kevin Pietersen’s latest Twitter faux pas.
WEST Indies captain Darren Sammy does not intend to abandon the side’s current philosophy despite criticism from the likes of Michael Holding and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
DURHAM coach Geoff Cook last night declined to admit that his side are in a relegation fight after a three-day five-wicket defeat by Somerset at Taunton.
DURHAM’S disastrous season hit a new low yesterday when they were bowled out by a bunch of talented teenagers and crashed to a five-wicket defeat at Taunton.
JOLEON Lescott has backed Gary Neville’s appointment as a member of Roy Hodgson’s England backroom team – even if it means he has to stay away from the chocolate cake at dinner.
STUDENTS from Teesdale played their part in international diplomacy on a visit to a United Nations agency.
Morning Readers! What can I say other than what fantastic weather we're having this week. It makes us want to get those salads out and eat healthily.
Six schoolchildren have been taken to hospital after one of them spiked chocolate brownies with cannabis in a cookery class.
CONCERNS over access for disabled people could be set to derail controversial plans for the £1m renovation of a grade II-listed building.
A MUCH-LOVED Jack Russell terrier has had a lucky escape after being attacked by four lurcher-type dogs while on a morning walk.