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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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JUDITH'S DIVORCE BLOG
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Colin Devonport offers a view not often aired about the positive side of the railway town with a mining past and glossy future.