12:05pm Friday 24th October 2014
LYNDA Bellingham was pretty in pink, frail but fantastic, brave and laughing in her last interview. And so near death that the interview she recorded just two weeks ago was shown after she’d died. Gulp.
11:22am Friday 24th October 2014
WHILE preparing tomorrow's Memories about the linen industry that once thrived on the banks of the Tees, all I could see in the back of my mind was the irrepressibly cheery face of comic Michael McIntyre.
9:53am Friday 24th October 2014
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7:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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2:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
WHAT a surprise! David Cameron has finally woken up to the fact that people are concerned about immigration. It’s Ukip, of course, which has provided the alarm call. Really, it’s disgraceful that all three main parties have for years contemptuously ignored the public’s disquiet about the numbers coming in – and we don’t actually know how many, since our borders are so porous.
3:48pm Friday 17th October 2014
6:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014
WHEN the 18-year-old left school recently, staff held a farewell evening for parents and students. The head of sixth form gave a speech, saying what a wonderful, talented, hardworking bunch these youngsters were.
3:41pm Thursday 16th October 2014
11:48am Wednesday 15th October 2014
THE other evening on The Archers there was talk of supplying “the local food bank.” Now there’s something that would never have entered the scripwriters’ minds when the celebrated soap was launched in 1950.
2:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014
8:59pm Friday 10th October 2014
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9:22am Friday 10th October 2014
YOU could feel the seasons changing last weekend. A weatherfront went through, sweeping away the last balmy days of summer and leaving behind the chill air of autumn – "the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness", to use Keats' old chestnut.
11:47am Thursday 9th October 2014
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12:23pm Sunday 5th October 2014
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10:20am Friday 26th September 2014
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10:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
10:24am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
OOH that Justin Welby he does say some strange things. The Archbishop of Canterbury says: “I sometimes wonder whether God exists.” He added: “There are moments when you think, ‘Is there a God? Where is God?’”
8:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014
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10:50am Friday 19th September 2014
3:40pm Friday 19th September 2014
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10:37am Friday 19th September 2014
SORRY if you’re already worrying yourself witless about your departing 18-year-old – but in York, the university and the students’ union hired a private ambulance to look after new students as they drank themselves stupid in Freshers’ Week.
10:36am Friday 19th September 2014
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11:14am Thursday 18th September 2014
WE couldn’t see out the back windows of the car on Saturday for pillows and bedding, boxes of groceries, pots and pans, laptop and docking station, suitcases and bags full of clothes, shoes and sports gear. There was just about enough room to fit in a 6ft 4-and-a-bit inch student too.
10:54am Thursday 18th September 2014
6:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
PERHAPS more than any of the other English regions, the North-East has reason to understand the frustrations of the Scottish people. Just as the Scots didn’t vote for a Conservative-led Government, the majority of people in the North-East – in Middlesbrough, Darlington, Durham, and Newcastle – are also governed by an administration they didn’t choose.
10:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Car parking has been a thorny issue in Darlington for some time. I'm still trying to get my head round the fact that the council's enforcement department even went to the lengths of doctoring the date on a document used as "evidence" when I appealed against a parking fine a couple of years back.
10:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014
9:49am Wednesday 17th September 2014
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