Joe Willis LATEST
7:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014
2:49pm Friday 26th September 2014
10:49am Friday 19th September 2014
STAMPYLONGNOSE – there's a name you may not be familiar with it. People also call him Mr Stampy Cat. That's more a formal name than a pseudonym, and it's definitely not a sussudio, which, according to Phil Collins, has no meaning whatsoever when he sang it in the 1985 hit single of the same name.
5:45am Friday 19th September 2014
3:53am Friday 19th September 2014
3:48am Friday 19th September 2014
The D&S received a press release this week from an insurance company which reported that Darlington was the van capital of Britain. The figures were astounding. The town apparently has 611 vans per 1,000 people - which is almost ten times the national average.
6:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
2:55pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
12:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – When you read the document published by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust called Right First Time 24/7 you can see the new name for a walk-in centre is to be emergency centre and the new name for A&E departments is going to be major emergency centres. It is proposed there are going to be only 40 to 70 major emergency centres in the country; that would be A&E Departments to you and me. Are we to have a major emergency centre in Darlington or not?
12:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – A No vote in the Scottish referendum will undoubtedly be bad news for the region. More money per capita is currently spent on Scotland than England, when really because of the make-up of the latter the reverse should be the case. We are in effect subsidising a country which has a higher standard of living than ourselves. How can this be right or fair.
12:17pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – After some of the maternity services were withdrawn from the Friarage Hospital, it was with dismay that I read that you should no longer take your sick child to the A&E department at night as services were being scaled down.
12:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
12:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
11:57am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – An exhibition of Northallerton clocks in aid of the Friarage Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal is to be held at Tennants auction centre, Leyburn, starting later this month. It has been widely publicised in posters and flyers distributed throughout North Yorkshire, in articles published in newspapers and periodicals, in letters sent to numerous organisations in and around Northallerton and Leyburn and on the exhibition website (www.northallertonclocks.info).
11:51am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – With reference to Spectator’s Notes (D&S Times, September 12), the Aysgarth concert featuring Show of Hands has been sold out for over a month and we now have a waiting list. I can only express my condolences to those of your colleagues who prefer Ant & Dec. Be assured that quality entertainment is always available in the Dales.
11:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – Having read many of the letter's recently surrounding Richmond recently, the team behind Richmond Farmers Market would like to remind the people of Richmond and councillors what a great and truly local farmers' market they have in the town. We have meat, cheese, beer, herbs and other products being made within 15 miles of Richmond (Lacey's Cheese, Richmond Beers, Garth Cottage Herbs) by honest, hardworking people who want to keep Richmond thriving. We like to think we contribute towards the appeal of the town. Our next market will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 20, from 8:30am until 2:30pm and is on every third Saturday of the month.
11:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – Here I am, keen marathon runner, member of Bedale Running Club and member Hambleton Leisure Centre, Northallerton. My usual long run yesterday morning included said leisure centre cross country course, football fields etc.
11:23am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – Being brought up in the Upper Dale in the thirties, I have always enjoyed a trip back, but I never realised how spectacular the view of Penhill coming out of Leyburn was until reading Mark Flowers' article (D&S, July 25) stating how all the exotic places he has visited across the planet, none of them could compare with the view of Penhill coming out of Leyburn.
6:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
6:36pm Monday 15th September 2014
4:55pm Monday 15th September 2014
12:29pm Monday 15th September 2014
6:03am Monday 15th September 2014
6:23pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, – A big thank you and well done to David Beadle from Shildon who completed the Great North Run in one hour 44 mins and so far has raised over £600 for The Friends of Darlington Memorial Hospital Volunteer Car Service. David’s father John Beadle is one of the 15 volunteer drivers based at DMH who provide transport to needy patients in and out of hospital giving both their time and use of their own cars receiving a small payment to cover fuel and running costs. These volunteers do an exceptional job for patients living in Darlington and the wider rural areas who do not need an ambulance but otherwise have travel to hospital difficulties Last year they looked after over 7,000 patients and travelled 284,000 miles. David’s efforts and very valuable contribution to help offset the costs of the service is greatly appreciated.
6:18pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, – The letter from the chair of Skeeby Parish Council (D&S Times, August 29), which purports to give the full facts, requires some corrections and additions. Firstly, the reference to a very serious accident soon after the fatal one on July 13, 1999 is incorrect. The county council's accredited accident statistics show that the first serious accident after this date was November 12, 2002, which was after the installation of the speed humps.
5:59pm Friday 12th September 2014
5:47pm Friday 12th September 2014
5:15pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, – Good to see that Mr Parsons is a true politician and only mentions the point that does not affect him which is the Richmond shops. I, among a lot of others, used to buy all my Christmas presents from these shops a long time ago – but no longer.
4:58pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, - I refer to the letter from Cllr Stuart Parsons (D&S Timnes, September 5) in response to a letter from Mrs Kemp the week earlier - where upon Cllr Parsons calls upon us all to celebrate our wonderful town. We could not agree more, and have in fact organised an event to do just that. Shop Local Charity Fashion Show is happening in Richmond on October 25 in the Town Hall and is a celebration and coming together of the many wonderful local independent businesses we have in Richmond and the surrounding area.
3:59pm Friday 12th September 2014
1:23pm Friday 12th September 2014
6:02am Friday 12th September 2014
THE Deputy Prime Minister will today (Friday, September 12) unveil a report proposing wide-ranging powers being handed to the English regions as the Scottish referendum prompts fresh calls in the North-East for devolution.
3:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014
3:58pm Tuesday 9th September 2014
4:49pm Monday 8th September 2014
6:40am Monday 8th September 2014
6:30pm Friday 5th September 2014
6:35am Friday 5th September 2014
6:02pm Thursday 4th September 2014
6:07am Thursday 4th September 2014
6:03am Wednesday 3rd September 2014
"THE war on drugs has failed. The criminalisation of people addicted to drugs has been a destructive force in every conceivable arena; from ethics to politics, health to policing, social work to economics.
5:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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10:21am Tuesday 2nd September 2014
7:50pm Monday 1st September 2014
6:27pm Monday 1st September 2014
6:03am Monday 1st September 2014
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3:44pm Friday 29th August 2014