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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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It is, of course, encouraging news that the latest unemployment figures show a shift in the right direction, with the number of people in work in the North-East increasing by 7,000 in the last quarter.
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Politicians help to set standards so they have to live by them. Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate should, therefore, be ashamed that he has been found guilty of breaching rules in a "cash-for-access" scandal.
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THE fact that so many countries, and so many of their leaders, joined in today's memorial service for Nelson Mandela underlines the depth of international respect for a man described by Barack Obama as a "giant of history".
GENERAL ELECTION: CONSTITUENCIES
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough