6:02am Thursday 27th April 2017
Lizzie Deignan (nee Armitstead) is one of the star names lining up in Friday's Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire. Cycling writer Matt Westcott speaks to her ahead of the start.
6:32pm Thursday 27th April 2017
THERE was a wonderful outbreak of mugwumpery yesterday, but what did all mean?
10:59am Thursday 27th April 2017
IN my head, I’ve always been a sporting legend, blessed with natural talent and adored by millions.
10:27am Thursday 27th April 2017
Matt: Have you got over your Rio Olympics disappointment and did it in anyway spur you on to prove the selectors wrong?
9:38am Thursday 27th April 2017
THE Tour de Yorkshire has quickly established a reputation for offering up unrelentingly tough stages, and a quick glance at this year's route suggests it might be the hardest yet.
7:24am Thursday 27th April 2017
BEING disabled in Britain is a journey less equal, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
11:40am Tuesday 25th April 2017
WE Shildon lads have a strange but abiding affection for the Prince of Wales tunnel: none other had a black hole, we supposed, at least not this side of Calcutta.
10:43am Monday 24th April 2017
THERE'S no shortage of contenders for the title of most remarkable sporting figure in the North-East – but I'd put a few quid on the evergreen Mick Easterby to take some beating.
8:26am Friday 21st April 2017
WANT to save taxpayers £800m a year? Then start taking your litter home.
11:38am Thursday 20th April 2017
THERESA MAY leapt aboard a helicopter to jumpstart her election campaign on Wednesday afternoon in Bolton North East and so set a baseline by which we can judge our local seats.
3:02pm Thursday 20th April 2017
AS I have said before, the very fact that I live and breathe is a constant embarrassment to my teenage sons. When I am out in public with them, it never ceases to amaze me how behaviour that I have always thought perfectly normal ranges from cringe-worthy to shamefully humiliating when seen through the eyes of a teenage boy.
11:58am Wednesday 19th April 2017
THE cricket season has kicked off. The football allusion is appropriate because cricket’s hierarchy is determined to run this best and loveliest of games primarily as a short, sharp football-style contest of high-octane non-stop competition.
1:07pm Tuesday 18th April 2017
A HOST of big-name riders have been announced for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, with Luke Rowe, Nacer Bouhanni and Caleb Ewan among those set to compete.
8:30am Tuesday 18th April 2017
ON one occasion beneath the headline “Dawn and dusted”, the At Your Service column (1994-2011) would annually attend what the churches call an Easter Sunrise service, almost always outdoors.
9:10am Tuesday 18th April 2017
The Headline Challenge is played out every week day morning between The Northern Echo and BBC Tees on 95fm. You can play along by listening to the breakfast show or by following Peter Barron on Twitter and Facebook
8:22am Monday 17th April 2017
As an ambassador and fundraiser for the Butterwick Hospice, I have watched the events of the past few days unfold with considerable sadness.
11:39am Sunday 16th April 2017
IT was a dream come true for Jayne Barnard as she stood in Guisborough with the peloton preparing to set off.
11:36am Sunday 16th April 2017
‘TAKE a photo in a mirror with the lights out and flash on’ I was urged.
9:28am Friday 14th April 2017
MY son Jack went to the Grand National meeting at Aintree on Saturday, and it probably speaks volumes that he backed a horse in the first race called Dadsintrouble.
3:20pm Thursday 13th April 2017
LAST weekend, I was standing in the scorching spring sunshine behind the church on Holy Island admiring the intense blocks of colour – vivid reds and yellows with flames of purple – of the season’s first tulips.