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Legal highs 'a threat' to recovering addicts

The Northern Echo:

11:22am Friday 24th October 2014

The use of ‘legal highs’, cheaper and more available than illegal drugs, is on the increase in the North-East. Health and Education Editor Barry Nelson looks at the implications

We need to learn to talk about grief

The Northern Echo:

12:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

LYNDA Bellingham was pretty in pink, frail but fantastic, brave and laughing in her last interview. And so near death that the interview she recorded just two weeks ago was shown after she’d died. Gulp.

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

A decade standing still

11:25am Friday 24th October 2014

RUMOURS of plans to merge North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals into a new superhospital have been swirling about since 2004 when Tony Blair, whose Sedgefield constituents would have used the facility, was asked about them.

Unlawful cycling

11:46am Friday 24th October 2014

AFTER reading the very sad story of Brian Coates (Echo, Oct 22) who suffered brain damage as a result of falling in Skinnergate after either being hit by a bicycle or startled by one being ridden by some boys, isn’t it time that action was taken to stop this practice of riding bikes on pavements and in pedestrian areas?

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

Family life after death

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2:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Although it’s not easy for anyone to think about dying, the Childhood Bereavement Network tells Lisa Salmon it’s crucial for parents to safeguard their children’s future

'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
The Northern Echo: Food and Drink: Recipes

The Wyvill Arms, Constable Burton

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6:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AS a lover of racing, I'm the sort who likes to rely on a favourite with previous form, rather than take a punt on an unknown outsider.

Butternut squash mascarpone tart

The Northern Echo:

4:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TODAY'S recipe comes from MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman's new book - Winning Recipes For Every Day.

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

Firefights, camera, action

4:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

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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
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

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: Jobs blogCAREERS ADVICE
Expert careers advice to help you find the right job, from writing a professional CV, to making the right impression during the interview process.


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.


The Northern Echo: Dr Neil O'BrienNORTH DURHAM CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP
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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