NEALE Cooper has, for the most of the season, been critical of his players - and he has had every right to be.
A DOUBLE from Adam Nicholls helped Darlington to another high-scoring win. Their goal tally now stands at 24 in their last seven games, all of them victories, after they won 4-1 at rain-soaked Penrith.
Before I give the details of Octobers events, it would be remiss of me not to remark on the sad and untimely death of Ada Gardener.
Former Sunderland defender Dickie Ord has quit as manager of Durham City, so James Winter and Dan Madden will take charge of their away game at Newcastle Benfield on Wednesday night. Ord had been in charge of City for over two seasons after the departure of Lee Collings, and helped the club through one of its most difficult times following the withdrawal of its main sponsor. However, they lost several players during the summer, and they are currently in the bottom six of the ENL First Division. Chairman Austin Carney said: “Dickie has decided to step down, and it’s important that we respect his decision.”
West Auckland’s FA Cup hopes were crushed when they were beaten 5-1 at Harrogate Town in their second qualifying round replay last night.
NEALE Cooper has made three changes to his Hartlepool United side for their League One home game with Sheffield United.
PEOPLE in north Durham have been asked to talk about community issues at a series of drop-in sessions.
AT the end of last week, we asked the question: Where has Ed Miliband been while the Coalition has been busily shooting itself in the foot? Now we know - he's been practising his leader's speech to the point at which he may now be viewed as a future prime minister.
PEOPLE in a former mining town are being urged to bid for a slice of £120,000 of public cash.
Celebrity Big Brother winner Julian Clary chats to Steve Pratt about his experience on the show and why he decided to turn his hunt for Mr Right into a comedy tour taking in Harrogate and Newcastle.
A CYCLIST is devastated after a thief stole the bike he was planning to use for a Coast to Coast charity cycle ride.
The North-East is about to play host to some of the world’s best guitarists for a nine-day festival. Viv Hardwick sets the scene.
Steve Pratt talks to Nobby Dimon, of North Country Theatre, about taking the almost forgotten horror stories of J S Fletcher out on tour
The National Theatre’s multi-award winning production currently running in the West End and on Broadway, will embark on a UK tour next year and is due to be staged at Sunderland Empire Theatre in 2014.
BLACKMAIL is a terrible thing.
THE demolition of a building which once represented Teesside’s industrial dominance finally started today.
A COUNCIL wants to build a £1.75m new roundabout on the busy A167 to cut congestion and improve road safety, it emerged today.
A MAN jailed for killing another martial arts expert at a party was back behind bars last night for a knife attack on a soldier.
MUCH has been said about Charles Manson since the infamous murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and her friends in August 1969. Over two nights, seven people were killed by Manson’s followers – members of his socalled Family. More than 40 years on, people remain shocked by the brutality of the crimes.
FOR those under 35, chances are that the first time they heard of Tim Allen was when he provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the original Toy Story animated film. More mature people may remember a US sitcom called Home Improvement, in which Allen starred as Tim Taylor, a supposedly typical American dad, who also happened to host his own DIY-based TV show, called Tool Time. Since the comedy ended in 1999, Allen has concentrated largely on a movie career, but returns to the small screen in the sitcom Last Man Standing, once again playing a family man.
BRITS may have a reputation for being uptight, but it wasn’t always that way. In days gone by, Ian Hislop, says, we wore our hearts on our sleeves and were actually far more touchy-feely as a nation. Visiting Dutch scholar Erasmus once wrote of Britain, “Wherever you move, there is nothing but kisses”. So when did our upper lip get so stiff?
FIRE crews were called to a steel plant in the early hours of this morning after a spillage of molten steel.
I’M off to the library to get some (William) Somerset Maugham novels. What a cracking writer; eerily contemporary with a formal, literary dialogue that really captures the essence of character and place.
HI George is highly rated by Malcolm Jefferson and is taken to get back to winning ways in the Constructing Excellence Novices’ Hurdle at Sedgefield.
SAVE for its most famous inhabitant, globally renowned, Ravensworth might be supposed a pretty anonymous sort of a place.
ROBERT Wilmot can’t remember ever learning to ride a horse, but does recall, at the age of four, setting off on his horse for regular 20-mile rides from his parent’s riding centre.
I READ the complaint about motorcyclists (HAS, Oct 1) with growing anxiety.
GERALD WILD wonders why the recent altercation between Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell and the police has taken on a life of its own – and then rather adds to the furore by asking for an inquiry (HAS, Sept 28).
LABOUR once boogied to the song Things Can Only Get Better, Lib Dem pop sensation Nick Clegg recently released a cheesy I’m sorry remix but the Conservatives have a more cultured taste in music. They like opera.
SURELY it is time to reduce the number of unemployed EU migrants and shut the benefits door on people seeking an easy life at the expense of British taxpayers?
THE Labour Party seems to think that, because the Government is taking tough measures which may not succeed, the next election is on a plate.
FOR reasons I have explained at length, I regard Ralph Musgrave’s party, the BNP, as a racist, neo-Nazi organisation.
I WAS amused to read Pete Winstanley’s “dispassionate”
I AGREE with the recent comments made by G Hall concerning tuition fees (HAS, Oct 1). Due to the increases in tuition fees, student applications have fallen to such a level that some universities are reporting courses with unfilled places.
THERE is a great deal more police work to be done on the English language. It will not do, for instance, for people in public life and authority – including former Home Secretary Jack Straw – to say that some Pakistani men are “in denial” about their grooming of young white girls for sex as Mr Straw did last week following the publication of a report into the Rochdale scandal.
The legendary Sir Jimmy Savile was a sexual predator of young girls, a new television documentary claims. Stuart Arnold reports.
TEAM success in the Ryder Cup and individual glory in major championships are not mutually exclusive, as the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam proved on many occasions.
IT would be very sad if Durham Tees Valley Airport were to close to passengers.
‘‘We have actually revised the qualification for next time. It’s nine (qualifying) spots, two picks and Poults.
VISITORS to a railway museum are taking part in a giant art project.
RORY McIlroy shudders to think what the reaction would have been if he had missed the Ryder Cup singles in Chicago and Europe had lost by a point – both of which nearly happened.
AN investigation surrounding payments made to a senior police official included a £362,000 redundancy payoff, it has emerged.
AN attacker who was identified by his pierced nipple was last night starting an 18- month prison sentence.
SECURITY fears have led some residents from an estate badly affected by flooding to move back into their homes – despite advice to leave.
A WATER pipe which has burst more times than any other in the region – creating chaos on one of the main roads to the Yorkshire Dales – is finally being replaced.
INEXPERIENCED England failed to measure up in defence of their ICC World Twenty20 title – and, in the words of their captain Stuart Broad, were ‘‘not quite good enough’’ throughout.
A HOUSE going under the hammer in Middlesbrough could become Britain’s cheapest with a starting price of £750.
POLICE are hunting a man wanted for recall to prison.