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.
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.
2:57pm Wednesday 26th November 2014
ON a Radio 4 discussion programme recently I heard a speaker say that Britain was now “fracturing”. The word struck home because, yes, I can feel the fracturing myself.
6:13pm Tuesday 25th November 2014
GIVEN any reasonable definition of the word “gentleman”, it’s wholly unsurprising that it has been 17 years since last I was invited to darken the door of the Gentlemen’s Club in Darlington.
11:41am Monday 24th November 2014
THE Northern Echo has always maintained that the Government's austerity cuts have hit this region the hardest.
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.
5:10pm Wednesday 26th November 2014
Listening ONCE again we are reading, both in the main news and through Hear All Sides, of local councillors not listening to the people who put them in power - local residents.
5:09pm Wednesday 26th November 2014
WHEN the Sedgefield by-pass was started I was as foreman given the task of overseeing the construction of Sands Hall and Spring Lane bridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11:04am Thursday 13th November 2014
Lizzie Anderson is spoilt for choice at the Cinnamon Club Indian Restaurant, Trimdon Village.
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.
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...
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.
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:
11:50am Thursday 13th November 2014
SMALL city cars are supposed to be cheeky. They're the Artful Dodgers of the motoring world.
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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