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9:46am Friday 1st August 2014
Once renowned for flat caps and whippets, Yorkshire is now better known for its natural beauty and sporting success stories. Joe Willis reports as the county celebrates Yorkshire Day
9:45am Friday 1st August 2014
YESTERDAY was designated by the Football Association as Sir Bobby Robson Day – and it was a fitting tribute to one of County Durham’s best loved sons.
9:50am Friday 1st August 2014
LEE RIGBY’S life was snuffed out in front of our very eyes in broad daylight in a busy London street .
10:52am Wednesday 30th July 2014
On a sunny summer day, the UK’s bestselling author Julia Donaldson is deservedly relaxing in her new garden. She and her husband of almost 42 years, Malcolm, have just moved from their family home near Glasgow to a small Sussex town and their new house, she excitedly reveals, has three baths.
2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014
ANYONE seeking to look scorching this summer should stop by Reebok’s Fithub in Debenhams, Eldon Square, tomorrow, where top celebrity fitness trainer Sarah Maxwell, right, will be offering free fitness consultations and advice.
3:52pm Thursday 31st July 2014
Eat, shop, garden... what’s not to like? Jenny Needham finds the cafe at Eggleston Hall growing on her
Full list of First World War events throughout the region as nation commemorates centenary of outbreak of war
5:00am Friday 1st August 2014
Events will be held throughout the region over the next few days to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Mum At Large
Ruth on the heartaches & belly laughs that go with being a mum.
A personal view of the week's events
Weekly political commentary.
Opinion from the region's best known woman columnist who never sits on the fence
Topical weekly column from the Rector of St Michael's, Cornhill, in the City of London
A personal view of the week's events
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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.
Expert careers advice to help you find the right job, from writing a professional CV, to making the right impression during the interview process.
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.