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
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
4:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
today pic SIEGE BATTERY: Arthur Harris with a picture of his father, Quartermaster Sgt Alfred Harris. Picture: STUART BOULTON
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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NORTH DURHAM CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP
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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.
COUNTY DURHAM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
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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.
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JUDITH'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.
Colin Devonport offers a view not often aired about the positive side of the railway town with a mining past and glossy future.