9:03am Tuesday 23rd May 2017
MR MORRINGTON’S view has been cited these past three centuries, chiefly by innkeepers and defendants at the petty sessions.
10:49am Friday 19th May 2017
A SLAVE to Strava, I envy those cyclists who can just jump on their bike, pedal and see where they end up.
9:02am Friday 19th May 2017
WHAT are you having for lunch? Probably a sandwich. As it’s National Sandwich Week, maybe you should go mad and have two.
5:18pm Thursday 18th May 2017
IT is an increasingly curious election with politicians popping up in the most unlikely of places – a Conservative minister yesterday pitched up in New Coundon, a mining community near Bishop Auckland with a population in 2001 of just 41, hoping to pick up votes.
7:21am Thursday 18th May 2017
A RIDDLE I heard on the radio while driving to the supermarket caused me much consternation this week.
4:47pm Thursday 18th May 2017
THIS is the moment I have been waiting for, for 25 years. My eldest son has just moved into his first ‘proper home’ with his girlfriend. And he’s invited us to stay.
3:54pm Tuesday 16th May 2017
USHERED in as the "Brexit General Election", the current campaign might well enter history for a different reason. It is our first openly presidential election.
8:17am Tuesday 16th May 2017
THE Rev Peter Christie Holland was a very old friend. Probably I’d last heard him preach, at Etherley, in 2005. “My declining years,” he began, “are a mixture of Last of the Summer Wine and One Foot in the Grave.”
2:29pm Monday 15th May 2017
I’VE always been a road cyclist rather than a mountain biker.
8:15am Monday 15th May 2017
FOR 17 years, I’ve wanted to publish this little anecdote about the Duke of Edinburgh but I’ve always been warned against it.
9:20am Friday 12th May 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
12:37pm Thursday 11th May 2017
A MANIFESTO is usually launched or unveiled. Policies are announced, declared or even proclaimed. These are dramatic words for a dramatic occasion as befits an important document.
8:25am Thursday 11th May 2017
NEVER in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d be saying this: I’ve been replaced by a robot. Well, in the garden at least.
7:36am Thursday 11th May 2017
LUKA Pibernik made headlines during the finale of stage five at the Giro d'Italia - when the Slovenian celebrated victory a lap early.
2:32pm Wednesday 10th May 2017
RON JOHNSTON was a shipyard plater’s son from Hartlepool – old Hartlepool, proud of it – when a routine tooth extraction went horribly wrong.
10:57am Monday 8th May 2017
STOCKTON'S Brother NRG cycling team registered their 40th win of the season at the weekend.
1:06pm Friday 5th May 2017
LOYALTY is for losers – especially when it comes to money.
6:19pm Thursday 4th May 2017
AS UB40 once memorably, and prophetically, asked, “there’s a rat in mi kitchen, what am I gonna do?” The reggae band is playing The Northern Echo Arena on May 28, but for me the problem is much more pressing.
2:22pm Thursday 4th May 2017
WE flew to Berlin for the bank holiday weekend with the boys.
2:07pm Wednesday 3rd May 2017
THE Giro d'Italia has dropped controversial plans to award prizes for downhill speeds after coming under pressure from riders and officials.