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Leonardo DiCaprio is in line for an Oscar and $232,000-worth of goodies for The Revenant

Deserving a bum rap

HEADLINE CHALLENGE: The Headline Challenge is played out every week day between The Northern Echo's editor Peter Barron, left, and BBC Tees's Ali Brownlee

Headline Challenge - 2016 so far in quirky headlines

Library founder Edward Pease with his daughter, Beatrice, who opened it, when she was 19 (55717649)

Bringing to book the library founder

REPUBLICAN: Donald Trump

Why the rise of Trump is a real worry

Mum at Large: Ruth Campbell

Stretched too thin

The Mallard A4 locomotive

Statue of limitations, there’s outrage that the bird has flown

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and US President Barack Obama serving food to a member of the military during a barbecue in the garden of 10 Downing Street, London. Picture: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

What legacy will Obama leave to us?

Irene and Derek

How Sir Harry changed our world

David and Brooklyn Beckham in Weymouth last year

Shopping abstinence over

The Georgian Theatre, Stockton, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013

Don't let our indy venues disappear

The clouds over Teesdale. Picture: PAUL KINGSTON/NORTH NEWS

Beamed down from the nacreous clouds

Transport of delight? The column spends an anxious five hours on the X18

Martyn Donnelly, centre, with son James, left, and Liam's father Marco, right.

Teesside riders set to get on their bikes to raise funds for little Liam

If you want to remain sexually active, you should eat a healthy diet, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph

Why a good old sex life needs a push

St George's School perform the frog dance (54077154)

Hopportunity knocks!

"Getting on two wheels hadn't crossed my mind in more than 30 years."

Chain reaction

Kate Chisholm, headteacher of Skerne Park Academy, Darlington

A valuable lesson

Some of the properties in Middlesbrough with red doors, which have since been repainted. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Profit on the back of vulnerable people leaves me seeing red

A Fray Bentos pie

A beef about Ramirez' birthplace

Robin Crowther - an inspirational character who made learning fun

Robin Crowther - an inspirational character who made learning fun

MUM AT LARGE: Ruth Campbell


Poet Francis Thompson in 1877

The Ryedale Cricket Revolution

Community conscious: James Kendall, left, was a candidly outspoken man

James Kendall loved life too much to think much of the idea of dying

Suggitt's in Great Ayton is famous for its ice-cream

Heaven is a place called Suggitts...

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech on Europe, in central London. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

It is time to abandon the EU’s racket

NEWSROOM OF THE FUTURE: The next generation of journalists training at the Echo. Left to right Andy Drozdziak, Rebecca Dew, Marita Phenix, Rebecca Parkinson, Nick Gullon, Jonathan Barber, and Andrew Young

The training now arriving

GREAT CAMPAIGNER: Sir Harold Evans. Picture: Clive Booth

Slaying Satan



Presenters on BBC programme, Coast

Commercial interest over conserving

Why the Durham Puma makes me nervous

Why the Durham Puma makes me nervous

Wakey, wakey, the paper's got the wrong year

Wakey, wakey, the paper's got the wrong year

John and Davina Culine

All the fun of the fair? John Culine takes it all very seriously

AMBASSADOR: The Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Tom Nutt, with wife Gill, right, and Eurovision judge Val MacConachie

A poor man’s Terry Wogan

Is this the greatest chat-up line ever published?

Is this the greatest chat-up line ever published?

Thirty years of China's one-child policy has changed childhood (52469457)

Handling parenthood

The DLI statue in Durham Market Place, which was unveiled in September 2014.

The black sheep of the regiment

Grandstand finish for Jeff

Grandstand finish for Jeff

Christmas has sent the the air a mixture of nostril-tingling floral, musky and sweet smells

Scent away

Laura Wade-Gery of Marks & Spencer. Picture: Marks & Spencer/PA Wire

Penalised for being a mother

Our 16-year-old son, Roscoe, led granny gently into the modern world

Granny's got an iPad

England and Durham all-rounder, Ben Stokes. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Crude way with words isn’t cricket

The Right Rev Dr Henley Henson was Bishop of Durham for 19 years until retiring in 1939

How Bishops of Durham benefitted from a drop of what they fancied

APPEAL: The front page of today’s Northern Echo special edition in memory of the DLI

A missing piece of history

Chairman Mao in 1927

Medieval period was picnic compared to 20th century

Moving on - the end of an era, or should that be error?

Moving on - the end of an era, or should that be error?

COSY: Sheets and blankets are being replaced by duvets at Windsor Castle

Castle duvet days

Santa meets Adam and Daniel

Turtley magical

New York crime writer, George Wilkes

For Pete's sake, how smart was Alec?

FOOTBALL INNOVATOR: Jimmy Hill on the Match of the Day set in 1973 – Picture: BBC/PA Wire

Carousing performance

FESTIVE MOOD: The Last Legs Challenge walkers at Spennymoor Town

Walking the walks

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