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6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014
A NEW fund for mesothelioma sufferers will end an injustice that’s left hundreds dead and the people of the North-East high and dry, the Government claims. Joe Willis reports.
9:41am Thursday 17th April 2014
MORE good economic news for the Government, and it would be churlish to deny it a few good headlines now that, for the first time since 2010, wages are growing faster than inflation.
9:51am Thursday 17th April 2014
IT was brilliant to see Sheila Dibnah in The Northern Echo at Locomotion at Shildon (Echo, Apr 14). She was proclaiming the GNR Stirling Single No 1 engine was the favourite engine of her late husband, Fred. It has an 8ft diameter drive wheel and is pea green.
10:01am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Tomorrow, Victoria Beckham turns 40. Lisa Happy holidays Haynes charts her style journey
2:18pm Monday 14th April 2014
EXERCISE, to me, is like an old childhood friend. We used to spend hours together kicking balls around football fields, playing armies in dark woods and hurling ourselves over hills. But our lives have gone in different directions, and whenever we do meet now, it takes all of five minutes to realise we have very little in common.
5:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014
THE most striking thing as you enter Marco Pierre White’s restaurant, within Hotel Indigo in the heart of Newcastle, is the man himself. Giant images of the celebrity chef adorn practically every wall, so any doubts you may have had of being in the wrong place are quickly dispelled.
12:35pm Monday 14th April 2014
SATURDAY, April 10, 1954, was the day that southwest Durham “moved” to Wembley as 100,000 spectators armed with corncrakes, bells, trumpets, banners, rosettes and decorated hats took their place inside football’s famous stadium to watch Bishop Auckland play Crook Town in the FA Amateur Cup Final.
10:59am Thursday 10th April 2014
NEARLY half of drivers in the UK spend more disposable income on their car than anything else, according to a survey.
Mum At Large
Ruth on the heartaches & belly laughs that go with being a mum.
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Opinion from the region's best known woman columnist who never sits on the fence
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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.
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.
Darlington College writes about the life of its students and the full-time and part-time courses it offers.
NORTH 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.
Polam Hall School based in Darlington writes about the issues affecting our students today from primary to secondary education.
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.
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
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.
FEEL 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.
WENDY'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.
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.