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11:20am Monday 14th April 2014
MICHAEL Gibson just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In April 1992, he and his younger brother, David, were walking along High Row, in Darlington town centre, when they were approached by three youths.
7:01pm Thursday 10th April 2014
7:38pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
It is not a surprise that Maria Miller has resigned as Culture Secretary - just that it was so long coming given that the controversy surrounding her expenses claim had become what is known in political circles as "toxic".
7:09pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
7:11pm Tuesday 8th April 2014
THE spectacular development of Rockliffe Hall, near Darlington, has been a huge boost to the southern end of our region in recent years and The Northern Echo is delighted to again be the media partner for the English senior Open in the summer.
5:36pm Monday 7th April 2014
9:52am Monday 7th April 2014
A FEW rays of sunshine make all the difference, don’t they? With winter behind us, spring in the air, the crocuses joyously exploding, and the inevitable pictures of gambolling lambs flocking to our newsdesk, it’s my favourite time of year.
6:56pm Thursday 3rd April 2014
WHEN the MPs' expenses scandal unfolded, it was more than just the financial skullduggery which angered people all over the country. It was the holier than thou attitude of some MPs towards the issue which heightened public outrage.
6:24pm Tuesday 1st April 2014
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12:54pm Monday 31st March 2014
5:52pm Thursday 27th March 2014
8:54pm Wednesday 26th March 2014
Regular readers will know that my blood boils when petty-minded, power-mad football club bosses resort to banning journalists from doing their jobs during disagreements. But beware the local paper scorned...
11:44am Monday 24th March 2014
BOXING is not to everyone’s taste but it was the dominant theme at the Best of Darlington Awards on Friday night. As always, it was an honour to compere the awards, which highlight everything that’s good about the town and its people.
6:48pm Wednesday 19th March 2014
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11:23am Monday 17th March 2014
SATURDAYS are usually the one day of the week to be reserved for family time and catching up at home. But I couldn’t resist the request to help with the Harmonies For Heroes event at Richmond School at the weekend.
10:55am Monday 10th March 2014
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10:45am Monday 24th February 2014
IT was a pleasure last week to officially open the charity shop at Northland Methodist Church, in Darlington, and there were a number of key factors involved in my decision to agree to do the honours.
6:48pm Friday 21st February 2014
6:14pm Tuesday 18th February 2014
THE Northern Echo has been determined from the outset to do justice to the 100th anniversary of the First World War. It is a milestone of huge significance. It is not something to be celebrated. But it must be properly marked.
2:08pm Monday 17th February 2014
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7:38pm Thursday 6th February 2014
ON the steps of Preston Crown Court, after being cleared of rape and sexual assualt charges, Coronation Street star William Roache was right when he declared: "In these situations, there are no winners."
5:50pm Tuesday 4th February 2014
IT is three months today since three-year-old Danny Wake was hit by a vehicle and killed in a Darlington street. He had been into town to collect an Argos catalogue so he could choose his Christmas presents.
2:29pm Monday 3rd February 2014
6:41pm Friday 31st January 2014
The decision not to prosecute a North-East police officer, who drove at 140 miles per hour on the A1 to demonstrate the power of his car to a prisoner, has been upheld by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
8:10pm Thursday 30th January 2014
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6:37pm Monday 27th January 2014
11:11am Monday 27th January 2014
THANK YOU to all those who have been in touch to say how much they enjoyed Strictly Musicals, which raised valuable funds for charity. The feedback to the show, organised by Darlington’s Mayor, Charles Johnson, at the Civic Theatre, has been extraordinary, and there is no doubt that Darlington Operatic Society’s star is on the rise.
11:14am Monday 27th January 2014
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6:45pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
IF the North-East is to fulfil its potential and rebalance its economy away from an over-reliance on the public sector - as David Cameron has declared it must - there is a skills gap which must be filled.
10:40am Monday 20th January 2014
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