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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.

It could be you!

2:37pm Friday 21st November 2014

RELEASE those big money balls! There can’t be many of us who haven’t crossed our fingers when we’ve heard those words uttered each and every Wednesday and Saturday night. And of course dreamed about what we’d do with the cash.

This outrageous spending formula

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.

Gentlemen’s relish

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The New Club in Darlington hosts snooker stars Michael Holt and Nigel Bond.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (13146930)

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.

The Headline Challenge 2014

The Northern Echo:

9:20am Tuesday 25th 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.

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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.

We must not grow apart

2:48pm Friday 14th November 2014

WITH the public sector squeeze hitting hardest in our region, there has never been a greater case for joined-up thinking between local authorities.

Councillors don't listen any more

The Northern Echo: CHALLENGES AHEAD: County Hall in Durham,

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.

Hardwick Park

The Northern Echo: Hardwick Park in Sedgefield attracts around 450,000 visitors a year

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.

School's out

The Northern Echo: Durham Johnston School debaters Lawrence Rees, Louis Cowling, Esme Stout and George Butcher, with teacher Rob Johnson

5:08pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE recently published State Secondary School League Tables show that of the top 200, there are 153 selective, 16 partially selective, and only 31 comprehensive schools. Looking at the top 100, only five are comprehensives.

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

Avoiding ugly divorce battles

The Northern Echo: Macks Solicitors Darlington Office.
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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.

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.

'I'm more self-confident now'

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6:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Ahead of Indoor Allergy Week, Dr Christian Jessen offers his tips for coping with dust mites, getting a better night's sleep and overcoming his own health problems.

The Northern Echo: Eating Out
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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...

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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

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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.

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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
Backtrack
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

Soapwatch
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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