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Are today's police officers fit for purpose?

The Northern Echo:

12:15pm Thursday 27th November 2014

With two of the region's police forces preparing to take on new recruits, the standard of fitness required of newcomers to the police service has become a matter of scrutiny. Andy Walker weighs up both sides of the argument.

An opportunity we can't ignore

The Northern Echo:

3:01pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

DEPENDING on who you believe, hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is the answer to Britain’s energy prayers or an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

From Africa to Aycliffe

The Northern Echo: ANNIVERSARY VISIT: Tony Blair at Woodham Sports Academy in Newton Aycliffe yesterday on the seventh anniversary of his Sports Foundation. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:02am Tuesday 25th November 2014

Former Prime Minister and Sedgefield MP Tony Blair returned to the region yesterday. In an exclusive interview, Chris Lloyd talks to him about the Middle East and Isis.

The Headline Challenge 2014

The Northern Echo:

7:50pm Thursday 27th November 2014

The Headline Challenge is played out every week day between The Northern Echo and BBC Tees. You can play along by following @echopeterbarron and @alibrownlee on Twitter.

Shafted from both sides

The Northern Echo:

7:26pm Thursday 27th November 2014

IRRESPECTIVE of the verdict in September’s referendum on Scottish independence, there was always deep concern about the potential impact it could have on the North-East of England.

Night alarm

The Northern Echo: (13381694)

12:16pm Thursday 27th November 2014

“YOU are the worst mother. Ever,” said my 12-year-old son, last Monday. It’s not the first time I’ve been told this. Having five boys, I have had my many shortcomings pointed out to me on a regular basis over the years. Just as well I have a thick skin.

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

In defence of Facebook

12:06pm Thursday 27th November 2014

FACEBOOK has been accused by members of Lee Rigby's family of having "blood on its hands" after it emerged that one of the fusilier's killers had used the social media network to reveal his intention to kill a soldier.

Turning a blind eye to our pain

11:41am Monday 24th November 2014

THE Northern Echo has always maintained that the Government's austerity cuts have hit this region the hardest.

Rebuilding confidence in Darlington Football Club

11:39am Tuesday 18th November 2014

AFTER all that has happened to Darlington Football Club in recent years, there is only one way to rebuild trust – engage with the local community and ensure complete transparency at every step.

Rail franchise

The Northern Echo: Virgin Pendolino Train on the West Coast Mainline (10909715)

7:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

WHAT a brilliant move by the Government .

Stockton's okay

The Northern Echo: On-going roadworks on Stockton High Street

6:59pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THIS week I took my partner and her friend to Stockton to visit a material shop as they are both quilting fanatics.

I'll be burgered

The Northern Echo: FAST FOOD: A new McDonald's restaurant and drive-thru is coming to Darlington

6:58pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THANKS for printing my moan about littering (HAS, Nov 27), however I must point out that when I mentioned Bishvegans I was referring to the collective term for people from Bishop Auckland, or Bish Vegas as it's known by the classier folk of the town.

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

Avoiding ugly divorce battles

The Northern Echo: Macks Solicitors Darlington Office.
1/10/14 Pic Doug Moody Photography (12598846)

2:35pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Getting divorced does not have to mean going into battle, says solicitor Elizabeth Gallagher ahead of family dispute resolution week. Raymond Crisp reports.

My Masterchef humble pie

The Northern Echo:

12:26pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

As the professionals fight it out in the MasterChef kitchen, Keeley Bolger explains how things went when she put her cooking skills to the test.

'It can be difficult to get the balance'

The Northern Echo: Jodie Kidd arrives at the Verve Clicquot Gold Cup Polo in Midhurst, Sussex
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10:30am Wednesday 5th November 2014

Speed was Jodie Kidd’s watchword until motherhood and marriage made her view life differently. She tells Gabrielle Fagan how love has put her on a winning track.

What do you know about mouth cancer?

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2:42pm Thursday 27th November 2014

It's affecting growing numbers, yet many of us don't know anything about it. To mark Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, let's brush up on the facts.

Resist the itch - scratching makes it worse

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11:59am Tuesday 18th November 2014

As scientists reveal nothing beats a good old scratch, Nel Staveley discovers what might be causing the itch in the first place.

Are you doing enough to curb cholesterol?

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4:26pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

High cholesterol is a common - and potentially serious - problem, but there's a lot you can do to help, as Lisa Salmon highlights.

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

Hoboken Grill, Darlington

The Northern Echo: Eating Out review for the Darlington and Stockton Times at Hoboken Grill on Duke Street, Darlington.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:21am Thursday 20th November 2014

Chris Webber can’t claim to be cool, but he can tackle a smoke-on-site burger at Darlington’s Hoboken Grill.

Eating out: Cinnamon Club, Trimdon Village

The Northern Echo: EATING OUT: Cinnamon Club, Trimdon Village. Picture: TOM BANKS

11:04am Thursday 13th November 2014

Lizzie Anderson is spoilt for choice at the Cinnamon Club Indian Restaurant, Trimdon Village.

The Chequers Inn, Dalton-on-Tees

The Northern Echo: THE CHEQUERS INN: Black Pudding Stack - black pudding, sausage, croutons, poached egg and mustard sauce. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (12333725)

10:34am Friday 7th November 2014

Chris Lloyd is shocked to discover how little he's been charged at The Chequers Inn, Dalton-on-Tees.

Black bream and roast veg salad

The Northern Echo:

2:38pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

BLACK bream is not a fish people automatically think off when planning a trip to the fishmongers. But it’s worth it with its sweet, white, firm flesh.

Spiced Dorset apple traybake

The Northern Echo:

2:31pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

ALREADY dreading the Christmas kitchen slog? Foodie fairy godmother Mary Berry shares her festive feasting secrets. Try this one from her new book - Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect...

Dolcelatte and leek soup with parmesan crisps

The Northern Echo:

2:27pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

ALREADY dreading the kitchen slog? Foodie fairy godmother Mary Berry shares her festive feasting secrets. Try this one from Mary's new book - Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect...

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

Brilliant Brusselton comes back to live

The Northern Echo: IN THE BEGINNING: A stylised drawing from 1825, showing the Brusselton Incline, with engine on the top lowering wagons down to Locomotion No 1 waiting at New Shildon on the left

8:58am Saturday 22nd November 2014

TWO by two, the stone sleepers are again marching along the embankment at Brusselton. They were laid very neatly very nearly 200 years ago, but as the centuries swept by, they became abandoned and then overgrown.

Hints and recipes from the First World War

The Northern Echo: (13069325)

8:56am Saturday 22nd November 2014

ONE hundred years ago, "the Lady Editor" of The Northern Echo invited the paper's readers to contribute to its Hints and Recipes column. The column gives a fascinating insight to how life on the home front was unfolding as the privations of war began to bite. Here are some contributions from this week in 1914:

A lost story of gallantry

The Northern Echo: BRAVE FATHER: Roland Steventon at his home in Darlington with the Commendation for Bravery that his father, Rowland, received while serving in the First World War.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

8:33am Saturday 22nd November 2014

HEROISM came in many different shapes and forms during the First World War.

Toyota Aygo - city slicker

The Northern Echo:

11:50am Thursday 13th November 2014

SMALL city cars are supposed to be cheeky. They're the Artful Dodgers of the motoring world.

Kia sizes up the opposition

The Northern Echo:

5:17pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

KIA is nothing if not bold and with the Optima it takes on some pretty major opposition head on in the competitive family saloon market.

MITo offers style at expense of substance

The Northern Echo:

11:37am Saturday 18th October 2014

IF YOU don’t experience the same kind of feeling you did during your first schoolyard kiss on clapping eyes on Alfa’s MiTo then check your pulse. If you do be sure to keep that in mind when you’re driving it.

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

Light-hearted delve into soapworld

The Northern Echo: Columnists: Viv Hardwick

Tonight's TV
Viv's look at tonight's TV


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