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Protect our lifesavers

The Northern Echo: IN THE FRONTLINE: Ambulance workers and paramedics are coming under increasing threats of violence

9:22am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Figures highlighting attacks against ambulance workers make for shocking reading. Now it is time for an urgent SOS to be sent on behalf of our emergency services, says Neil Stavely


The Northern Echo: Having vision: Coun Rob Yorke at the Eleven Arches site in Bishop Auckland which is set to be redeveloped

9:47am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Long perceived as an economic ugly sister, Bishop Auckland is leaping from the ashes

The Northern Echo: Features: Comment
The Northern Echo: Features: Letters

Time for Tony to chill out

9:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WHEN it comes to raising money for worthy causes the North-East is blessed with countless people who are willing to go the extra mile. This is a region with a big heart.

The loco's not for turning

The Northern Echo: ON THE MOVE: Locomotion No 1 in the Head of Steam museum

9:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE suggestion that Locomotion No 1, the world’s first passenger engine, should be moved from its place in Darlington’s Head of Steam railway museum to either Bank Top station or the High Row is a non-starter. The Science Museum, which is its custodian and which is the parent of the national railway museums, would not allow it to happen.

The Northern Echo: Features: Echo Woman
The Northern Echo: Features: Health

Grief has a good side

The Northern Echo: MOTHER’S PRIDE: Ceramics success Emma Bridgewater

10:05am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Pottery queen Emma Bridgewater’s creations may be bright and breezy, but there’s a lot of heartache behind her success, she tells Hannah Stephenson

No pain, no gain

The Northern Echo: Keep on running: Instructors Jacob Moller-Andersen, Paul Stockdale and Neil Davies with Fairfield House owner Paula Carlington

2:18pm Monday 14th April 2014

EXERCISE, to me, is like an old childhood friend. We used to spend hours together kicking balls around football fields, playing armies in dark woods and hurling ourselves over hills. But our lives have gone in different directions, and whenever we do meet now, it takes all of five minutes to realise we have very little in common.

The Northern Echo: Eating Out
The Northern Echo: Food and Drink: Recipes

Sporting chance in The Stables

The Northern Echo: The Stables at Coatham Mundeville

3:26pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WE have nice memories of The Stables. In the distant years before children, my wife and I would often go to the pleasant country pub – just off the A1 at Coatham Mundeville, on the outskirts of Darlington – to relax and have something to eat.

Love Soup

The Northern Echo: Love Soup

2:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on taste and nutrition. Food blogging phenomenon Jack Monroe serves up top tips. Here is one of her recipes for you to try.

The Northern Echo: North East History
The Northern Echo: Motoring car reviews and news

The greatest final Wembley has seen?

The Northern Echo: NORTHERN PRIDE: Above, the prelude to the Bishop Auckland-Crook Town Wembley final as Bill Parkin, left, president of Crook, and George Waine, right, chairman of Bishop Auckland, lead out the sides

12:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

SATURDAY, April 10, 1954, was the day that southwest Durham “moved” to Wembley as 100,000 spectators armed with corncrakes, bells, trumpets, banners, rosettes and decorated hats took their place inside football’s famous stadium to watch Bishop Auckland play Crook Town in the FA Amateur Cup Final.

More spent on keeping cars on road than anything else, survey finds

The Northern Echo: Thief walks out of store with new bike

10:59am Thursday 10th April 2014

NEARLY half of drivers in the UK spend more disposable income on their car than anything else, according to a survey.

The Northern Echo: Columnists Header

The Northern Echo: Peter Barron

From The Editor's Chair
Editor's view of the week's events.
Dad At Large
Peter Barron on the heartaches & belly laughs that go with being a father of four.

The Northern Echo: Mike Amos

Mike Amos
Discursive and multi-faceted column
Sporting memories

The Northern Echo: Ruth Campbell

Mum At Large
Ruth on the heartaches & belly laughs that go with being a mum.

The Northern Echo: Ray Mallon

Ray Mallon
A personal view of the week's events

The Northern Echo: Rob Merrick

Rob Merrick
Weekly political commentary.

The Northern Echo: Nigel Burton

Gadget Reviews
Best and worst from the world of gadgets
Video Game Reviews
PC, console and handheld
Motor Reviews
Weekly motoring reviews

The Northern Echo: Chris Lloyd

Echo Memories
Weekly column taking a look at North-East History
Memories Blog
North-East history blog

The Northern Echo: Sharon Griffiths

Sharon's View
Opinion from the region's best known woman columnist who never sits on the fence

The Northern Echo: Peter Mullen

Peter Mullen
Topical weekly column from the Rector of St Michael's, Cornhill, in the City of London

The Northern Echo: Harry Mead

Harry Mead
A personal view of the week's events

The Northern Echo: Steve Pratt

Tonight's TV
Steve's look at tonight's TV
Movie Reviews
Weekly movie reviews
Light-hearted delve into soapworld

The Northern Echo: Staff Blogs

The Northern Echo: Blogs: Peter BarronPETER BARRON
Peter Barron, editor of The Northern Echo since January 1999, joined the paper as a reporter in 1984. He spent a year as editor of the Hartlepool Mail before rejoining The Northern Echo as editor. He is also a former UK columnist of the Year. Sign up for my free email newsletter!

The Northern Echo: Paul Fraser FRASER KICKS OFF
Football chat with The Northern Echo's chief football writer, Paul Fraser. You can follow Paul and our other sports writers on twitter via our sport page.

The Northern Echo: Chris LloydECHO MEMORIES
Chris Lloyd's Echo Memories is one of the most popular features in The Northern Echo, generating plenty of reader reaction every week. This blog aims to air as many as the letters and emails as possible, to encourage more memories and feedback, and to act as a first draft for a future column.

The Northern Echo: Reader Blogs

The Northern Echo: Darlington CollegeDARLINGTON COLLEGE
Darlington College writes about the life of its students and the full-time and part-time courses it offers.

North Durham CCG chief clinical officer, Dr Neil O'Brien, gives some personal insight into what’s happening in North Durham's NHS.

The Northern Echo: John MorelandEDUCATION
Polam Hall School based in Darlington writes about the issues affecting our students today from primary to secondary education.

The Northern Echo: Button's BlogBUTTON'S BLOG
Button's Blog aims to give Darlington residents a unique insight into the thoughts of the town’s Neighbourhood Police Team Inspector, Mick Button. Sgt Louise Guest of Darlington Neighbourhood Policing team will also contribute.

The Northern Echo: Cockfield BlogCOCKFIELD
Nigel Dowson writes about his home town of Cockfield. Nigel, who was born and bred in Cockfield, owns Jigsaw Hair Salon in Darlington and has a passion for local history.

The Northern Echo: County Durham FoundationCOUNTY DURHAM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
This blog will tell you about new funding streams available through the foundation's grant-making programmes, set up by local donors and through other partnerships including government funding.

The Northern Echo: Paul GoughFEEL GREAT FOR SPORT
Advice from Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapist, Paul Gough, who is known for his successful running of the physiotherapy department at Darlington Football Club for more than four years.

The Northern Echo: Wendy's Slimming BlogWENDY'S SLIMMING BLOG
Join Wendy on her weight loss journey as she looks to slim from 32st down to 10st with the help of Slimming World.

The Northern Echo: Judith Middleton BlogJUDITH'S DIVORCE BLOG
Reflections on divorce, separation and associated topics by Judith Middleton, Consultant at Macks Solcicitors. Judith qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and is accredited as a family law specialist by Resolution. She is also the Regional Press Officer for Resolution, Tees Valley.

The Northern Echo: Colin DevonportSHILDON MATTERS
Colin Devonport offers a view not often aired about the positive side of the railway town with a mining past and glossy future.

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