9:30am Friday 12th February 2016
The Headline Challenge is played out every week day between The Northern Echo and BBC Tees. You can play along by following @echopeterbarron and @alibrownlee on Twitter.
9:59am Monday 8th February 2016
EVEN now, 54 years on, Irene still needs to wipe away tears and take a deep breath as she remembers the day she gave birth to her son – January 2, 1962.
8:09am Monday 1st February 2016
IT was nothing short of a joy to host the Darlington Schools Eurovision Song Contest at the town's Civic Theatre last week.
11:11am Thursday 28th January 2016
So sad to hear my old journalism lecturer at Darlington College, Robin Crowther, has died.
8:39am Monday 25th January 2016
THERE are journalists all over the world who were trained in Darlington. For decades, the town has not only been known for giving birth to the railways but nurturing careers in the media.
3:01pm Tuesday 19th January 2016
Our website is currently posing the enticing question: Has the Durham Puma moved to North Yorkshire?
11:43am Tuesday 19th January 2016
ONE of the reasons for writing this blog is to attempt to give readers an insight into an editor's life.
8:28am Monday 18th January 2016
AT a time of such worrying tensions around the world, it strikes me that anything we can do to foster international, multi-cultural understanding among young people is well worthwhile.
9:56am Friday 15th January 2016
This advert in the Metro newspaper's featured on the Rush Hour Crush page.
11:47am Thursday 14th January 2016
Good to see some old Northern Echo faces at the funeral of former sports editor Jeff Todhunter in Darlington this morning.
3:42pm Monday 11th January 2016
WE are proud today to set out on a mission for 2016 – to put right an historic oversight.
10:33am Monday 4th January 2016
WITH a new year dawning, it is as good a time as any to face up to some harsh realities – and I have the following reader's letter to thank for bringing me to my senses.
3:23pm Tuesday 29th December 2015
It’s been a hectic year in the editor’s chair...here’s my selection box of Christmas crackers from 2015.
11:07am Monday 7th December 2015
IN the midst of the British Government's momentous decision to extend airstrikes to Syria in a bid to thwart the evil of the Islamic State,
8:21am Monday 30th November 2015
EVEN in the context of 35 years in journalism, last week was extraordinary.
8:19am Monday 23rd November 2015
BEING first with the news is obviously important – but there are times when it's wise not to rush into print.
8:34am Monday 16th November 2015
IT'S not a surprise that public authorities – Government departments, councils, health trusts, police forces and the like – don't like the Freedom of Information Act.
7:29am Monday 9th November 2015
HOW time flies. It is a year since celebrated artist Mackenzie Thorpe produced a stunning image to adorn the front cover of The Northern Echo's historic Remembrance Sunday edition, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
8:01am Monday 26th October 2015
ALL editors face accusations of political bias. The claims fly from all directions – Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, UKIP, you name it – especially at election time. I’ve always taken the view that if they all think we’re unfair, we must be getting it more or less right, and I do my best to rise above the pettiness of it all.
8:45am Monday 12th October 2015
FOR the third year running, the Help For Heroes fashion show at Catterick Garrison left me humbled and inspired.