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Sing, choirs of angels

The Northern Echo: SINGING THROUGH CHRISTMAS: Head boy chorister Archie Inns(12) prepares for the festive period at Durham Cathedral. Picture: DAVID WOOD (14224101)

1:34pm Friday 19th December 2014

ARCHIE Inns is no ordinary 12-year-old. As this year’s Head Boy Chorister at Durham Cathedral, Archie will be spending his Christmas season “at work”, rehearsing for three hours each day in preparation for the month’s festive services.

'Two' few turtle doves

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12:10pm Friday 19th December 2014

The Turtle Dove – forever associated with the festive season through the words of the seasonal song 12 Days of Christmas – is one of the fastest declining species in the country. Sightings this summer were the lowest ever and it's in serious danger of disappearing forever, says Liam Creedon.

Have we hit the charity limit?

The Northern Echo:

12:12pm Thursday 18th December 2014

CHRISTMAS is a time for giving, but, writes Professor Tony Chapman, charities are facing more difficulties than ever.

Put to the test

The Northern Echo:

2:49pm Thursday 18th December 2014

IT’S that time of year when dads of a certain age are expected to drop everything and drive round the country to move their offspring back home from university for Christmas.

All together now - boo, hiss, it's IDS

The Northern Echo: JOBCENTRE VISIT: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith.

12:25pm Thursday 18th December 2014

IT is pantomime season, so it’s time to pick the politician most deserving of your festive boos, hisses and catcalls.

Farewell my delightful feline friend

4:26pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

WE named her Lottie, later sometimes adding Dod (single ‘d’). Occasionally, I could be heard calling the name along a quiet road in our village.

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A four star conundrum

11:59am Friday 19th December 2014

THE start of January is traditionally a time when many of us feel cash-strapped, so the prospect of petrol prices falling below the £1-a-litre mark could offer motorists some new year cheer.

Huffing and puffing over the Heugh

11:59am Friday 19th December 2014

EARLY on Tuesday morning, I woke with a jolt. A radio presenter, magically beaming his voice from London to my bedside, was talking about events taking place in Uff.

Ambulance service under pressure

12:10pm Thursday 18th December 2014

THE region’s ambulance chiefs must be praying for mild weather as we head towards what is traditionally the coldest part of the year.

Ambulance waiting times

The Northern Echo: STRIKE ACTION: Ambulance services will be disrupted across the region during strike action on Monday

12:03pm Friday 19th December 2014

I AM appalled that you reported as your banner headline the six hour wait for a boy who suffered a knee injury at school (Echo, Dec 17), not because of the reported ambulance response time but the perceived need for an ambulance to take a child with a knee injury to A&E.

On the buses

12:03pm Friday 19th December 2014

I WAS saddened and angered at the news of the wheelchair user losing his case to force bus companies to move passengers out of the disabled bays on their vehicles (Echo, Dec 8).

Cyclists on footpaths a danger to pedestrians

12:03pm Friday 19th December 2014

COUNCILLOR Dorothy Long must travel around Darlington with her eyes shut if she has failed to see the number of people who ride bikes on pavements and footpaths in all parts of the town (Echo, Dec 5).

The Northern Echo: Features: Echo Woman
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Author vows to never leave Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:

6:15pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Sharon Griffiths talks to author Juliet Barker about research, awards and why she will never leave Yorkshire.

Talking to children about the birds and the bees

The Northern Echo: GROWING UP: Learning the science of sex and puberty

3:26pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

IT'S not easy to talk to children about the birds and the bees, and some parents are so embarrassed about it, they leave the job to their child's school.

Are worries keeping you awake at night?

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6:08pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

MANY of us probably knew this already, but now it's official - women are fretting far more frequently than men. A lot more, in fact.

Why an eye test could save your life

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5:39pm Friday 5th December 2014

Sight problems aside, eye examinations can detect a range of serious diseases. Time to focus on the facts, says Lisa Salmon

'I feel healthier and happier than ever'

The Northern Echo:

5:43pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Denise Welch is the first to admit that life's been a bit of a roller-coaster, but things are finally running at a smooth pace. The former Loose Women presenter reveals how love, LighterLife and speaking up have all helped her face her demons.

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.

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Restaurant Review: The Derwent Walk Inn, Consett

The Northern Echo: Eating Out at the Derwent Walk Inn, Ebchester Bank, Consett. Picture: TOM BANKS (14353432)

11:28am Thursday 11th December 2014

Gavin Havery discovers the busy Derwent Walk Inn has glorious views and a roaring fire.

Restaurant Review: The Black Horse, Ingleton

The Northern Echo: Manager James Watson, barmaid Christine Hobson and chef Chris Sowerby at The Black Horse at Ingleton. Pictures: STUART BOULTON

12:55pm Friday 5th December 2014

Chris Lloyd finds Ingleton's honest The Black Horse pub restaurant is well worth an unannounced visit.

Review: New Board Inn, Esh Winning

The Northern Echo: The New Board Inn, Esh Winning.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11585153)

11:05am Friday 28th November 2014

Mark Tallentire takes baby steps towards joining family dining at The New Board Inn, Esh Winning.

Simple fish pie with two-cheese mash

The Northern Echo:

6:06pm Friday 5th December 2014

It might be known as a ‘naughty’ treat, but cheese is far too delicious to avoid – especially at Christmas. 

Vintage cauliflower mac cheese

The Northern Echo:

6:03pm Friday 5th December 2014

It might be known as a ‘naughty’ treat, but cheese is far too delicious to avoid – especially at Christmas.

Boiled bacon and pork sausage

The Northern Echo:

5:59pm Friday 5th December 2014

Boiled bacon and pork sausage If you’re the type that really needs the names of your dishes to appear exotic, comprising superlatives with vivid descriptions, rather than something straight and honest where you depend on quality of the ingredients, then this dish may not be for you, and you may not choose it from our menu.

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A wartime Christmas

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11:28pm Saturday 20th December 2014

“TOMORROW is Christmas Day,” began The Northern Echo editor’s comment 100 years ago. “Many have been asking whether we ought to celebrate it. On the battlefields of Europe for nearly a thousand miles, millions of soldiers will be facing each other... Can we at home sit down to the festive board and crack the time-honoured jokes while possibly thousands will be lying dead or wounded upon the blood-soaked ground?”

Centenary of the East Coast Bombardment

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC SPOT: Monument marks where the first soldier fell in Hartlepool

7:40pm Saturday 13th December 2014

THE Heugh at Hartlepool juts out defiantly into the biting wind whipping off the North Sea. Today, looking south to Saltburn through the white-capped waves there is nothing more threatening that a flotilla of turbines on the water and a squadron of seagulls trying to land in the crosswind on the green beside the lighthouse.

Lights, lions and dart-spitters

7:27pm Saturday 13th December 2014

AS Christmas approaches, our town centres become a sea of seasonal lights. Some, in snowy white and icy blue, create a frosty feel; others are green and fiery red and create a warm glow. Some move so that they look like a falling snowflake, a ringing church bell, or a chortling Santa. Some are strung high above the streets and spell out a message: “Welcome to...”

Electric Outlander shocks rivals

The Northern Echo:

12:08am Thursday 4th December 2014

MITSUBISHI believes it's a game-changing SUV, but does the part electric Outlander spark our interest?

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.

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