The Northern Echo: Features: Leader
The Northern Echo: Features: Columnists

Fund for mesothelioma sufferers will end years of injustice, says minister

The Northern Echo: Mike Penning is overseeing a decision made by the Health and Safety Executive on how powerful rat poisons are used.

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A NEW fund for mesothelioma sufferers will end an injustice that’s left hundreds dead and the people of the North-East high and dry, the Government claims. Joe Willis reports.

Testing times

The Northern Echo: Testing times

10:17am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHEN someone asked me what we were doing for the Easter holidays, I was taken aback. It seemed such a quaint, old-fashioned term.

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

Rises in the real world

9:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE good economic news for the Government, and it would be churlish to deny it a few good headlines now that, for the first time since 2010, wages are growing faster than inflation.

Stirling service of a student and a steam launch

The Northern Echo: SHILDON STORY: Sheila Dibnah with her new book and her late husband’s favourite engine at Locomotion

9:51am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT was brilliant to see Sheila Dibnah in The Northern Echo at Locomotion at Shildon (Echo, Apr 14). She was proclaiming the GNR Stirling Single No 1 engine was the favourite engine of her late husband, Fred. It has an 8ft diameter drive wheel and is pea green.

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

The Spice of life at 40

The Northern Echo: From singer to designer: Victoria Beckham in Spice Girls days

10:01am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Tomorrow, Victoria Beckham turns 40. Lisa Happy holidays Haynes charts her style journey

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

Ego on a plate

The Northern Echo: The Marco Pierre Steakhouse at Hotel Indigo, Newcastle

5:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE most striking thing as you enter Marco Pierre White’s restaurant, within Hotel Indigo in the heart of Newcastle, is the man himself. Giant images of the celebrity chef adorn practically every wall, so any doubts you may have had of being in the wrong place are quickly dispelled.

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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