Sexual abuse victims urge others to come forward

The Northern Echo:

6:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN who was raped by her father is calling on victims of sexual abuse to come forward to put their attackers behind bars.

What's On: Fireworks displays and bonfire nights in North-East and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Fireworks over the Wicker Man at South Park, Oxford, in 2010. There is no wicker man this year, but organisers promise a spectacular show

11:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

Free and ticketed firework displays and bonfire nights across the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Artist's impression issued of suspect in sex assault of 12-year-old girl

The Northern Echo: Artist's impression of man suspected of carrying out recent sex assault on 12-year-old girl

10:33am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN image of a man sought over a sexual assault on a girl has been issued by police.

Archbishop of York apologises for hurt cause to victim of abuse by Saltburn priest

The Northern Echo: HEINOUS CRIME: Dennis Franks

6:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Archbishop of York has apologised to a man for "abuse and hurt" caused by an Anglican priest.

VIDEO: Uncle Doom entertains Darlington shoppers

The Northern Echo:

12:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SPOOKY comic entertainer is thrilling and chilling shoppers today in Darlington's Cornmill Centre.

Lifeline for Darlington over 50s group facing funding loss

The Northern Echo: HAPPY DAYS: GOLD members Audrey Lax, left, and Jean Thurkettle prepare for a tea dance in 2012

12:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHARITY has vowed to 'explore every opportunity' to help secure the future of an over 50s group, amid fears that it could fold when council funding ends next year.

Police appeal for information after motorcyclist dies in collision near Ripon

The Northern Echo:

11:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a van and a car in North Yorkshire on Wednesday.

Motorist killed after car leaves road and hits trees

The Northern Echo: Police stage house-to-house inquiries in Shiney Row after series of thefts from gardens in the neighbourhood

11:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTORIST was killed after car left a stretch of rural road and collided with several trees on Thursday morning.

Wood recycler boosts job prospects

The Northern Echo: Karen Stubbings, right, from The Woodpile Company, with Mark Pearce.

11:33am Thursday 30th October 2014

A COMPANY which offers people with disabilities the chance to gain practical paid work experience while protecting the environment has been launched.

Little boy neglected so much he went blind scrawled heartbreaking 'HELP ME' message on bedroom wall

The Northern Echo: Dated: 11/09/2014
Craig Dick and his partner Gillian Hendry have today (THURS) been jailed at Teesside Crown Court for child cruelty after they forced two neglected children, a boy aged 12 and a girl aged 2, to live in squalor at their Teesside home resul

10:36am Thursday 30th October 2014

A VULNERABLE boy who ended up half-blind due to neglect scrawled “help me” on the wall outside his bedroom in a desperate cry for help from social services.

Teenager in court over Hemlington crash death

The Northern Echo:

10:41am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN 18-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash that killed Andrew Corfield.

Son pays tribute to "role model and hero" father killed in Hemlington car crash

The Northern Echo:

6:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE son of a Middlesbrough man who died in a car collision has described his father as as his "role model and hero" and "the kindest, most loving man, I have ever met."

Council considers 20mph limits for housing areas following successful pilot project

The Northern Echo: SPEED LIMIT: Councillor Dennis Southwell is backing a campaign to introduce 20-miles per hour speed limits across County Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (12113181)

5:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SPEED limits in residential areas across a county could be cut to 20mph, following a successful pilot project.

Fire at industrial estate in Darlington

The Northern Echo:

5:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have brought a blaze that started in a commercial garage on an industrial estate under control.

Firefighters tackle blaze in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

4:49pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FIRE on Borough Road, Middlesbrough was reported at 16.33pm this afternoon.

Appeal as armed robber with painted face threatens cashier with knife

The Northern Echo:

3:52pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE are investigating after an armed robber with a painted face struck in Darlington this afternoon.

Lost passport ends dreams of holiday to Florida

The Northern Echo: LOST PASSPORT: Malcolm and Yvonne Bowes, Ashley Raine with son Ryan-Ellis and Alan and Yvette Raine missed out on  their holiday to the US after a passport disappeared at check-in Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

1:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN airline will offer “a gesture of goodwill” to a family of six after their dream holiday was ruined when a passport was lost at check-in – only for it to turn up in arrivals a day later.

Boro star Jonathan Woodgate linked to tax avoidance scheme

The Northern Echo:

1:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH FC defender Jonathan Woodgate is the latest footballer to be linked to an investigation into tax avoidance that could leave him having to pay out thousands of pounds.

Hunt for armed robber with a painted face who threatened Darlington cashier with a knife

The Northern Echo: Parents reassured after alleged Darlington child abduction found to be a false alarm

7:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS have spoken of their shock after a knife-wielding robber with a painted face threatened a newsagent cashier in broad daylight.

Death of "happy and kind" Billingham man in Dubai was due to being struck by car - inquest

7:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WELL-KNOWN amateur athlete who died on holiday in Dubai had been enjoying a night out with a friend when he was hit by car, an inquest has heard.

Pilot scheme aims to meet demand for ambulances

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GP-run pilot scheme designed to increase the number of ambulances available to take urgent cases to hospital is being tried out in North Yorkshire.

Mysterious hoard baffles cathedral experts

The Northern Echo: OLD FIND: Archaeologists working in the Monks' Dormitory at Durham Cathedral have found newspapers hidden under a bookcase by 1880s workmen. Picture: TOM BANKS (12113718)

5:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE discovery of a forgotten time capsule has baffled history buffs at Durham Cathedral.

Policeman hailed a hero after saving 79-year-old's life when he collapsed in the street

The Northern Echo: LIFE SAVER: Inspector Eamon Clarke with Denis Peirson

4:33pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN has expressed is gratitude to the policeman who administered life-saving first aid after he collapsed when his heart stopped.

New partnership will support low and medium risk offenders in North-East

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT OUTRAGE: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

3:44pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESPONSIBILITY for offenders in Durham Tees Valley has been passed to a community group made of eight organisations.

Fashion show raises almost £2,000 for Northern Echo centenary appeal

The Northern Echo: Martin 'Ed' Edwards, with his carers on the catwalk at the Phoenix House fashion show for wounded, injured and sick veterans and personnel. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING fashion show has raised almost £2,000 for a Northern Echo campaign to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Mental health patients in North-East at risk due to ‘unacceptably low’ budget

The Northern Echo: CHARITY WARNING: Mind says mental health patients in the North-East are suffering due to ‘unacceptably low’ budgets

1:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MENTAL health patients in the North-East are suffering due to "unacceptably low" budgets, a charity has warned.

Police evict nuisance neighbours using new powers

The Northern Echo:

1:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have used new powers to closed down two houses and evicted the occupants to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug use.

Record numbers quit during Stoptober

The Northern Echo: STOP SMOKING: Kate Jeffels from Darlington’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team, Miriam Davidson (Director of Public Health at Darlington Borough Council) Cllr Andrew Scott and Catherine Taylor from Fresh urge everyone to get on board the Stoptober campai

1:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A RECORD number of North-East smokers have been inspired to quit as part of this year’s 28-day Stoptober challenge.

Councillors accused of 'petty childishness' over seats row

The Northern Echo:

6:05am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A ROW over seating arrangements has broken out ahead of a full council meeting.

'Poor care' at hospital trusts

The Northern Echo:

12:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FAULTS in the quality of care provided by two North-East hospital trusts and a dental practice have been investigated by a health watchdog.

Steam icon returns to its home town

The Northern Echo: TORNADO OVERHAUL: Engineer Ian Matthews with the A1 class locomotive 'Tornado' at Darlington Locomotive Works for an overhaul. Picture: TOM BANKS (12059235)

12:02am Wednesday 29th October 2014

STEAM enthusiasts can take advantage of a rare opportunity to get a closer look at a piece – quite literally – of the region's rail heritage.

Inspirational teenager Hannah Larkin wins approval of Middlesbrough's old folk

The Northern Echo: CANCER CAMPAIGNER: Hannah Larkin receives a cheque from the Middlesbrough Senior Citizens' Forum. Picture: STUART BOULTON (12120677)

7:05pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL teenager has been given a cheque for her charity by older people in her home town of Middlesbrough.

Car thief's short journey ended in shunt

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

7:05pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOUNG car thief did not get far after taking a Peugeot while under the influence of drink, a court heard.

Teens to learn rural skills

The Northern Echo: (12120351)

7:03pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE teenagers will be taught traditional rural skills such as dry stone walling, thanks to a charitable grant.

Work on extending training college in Newton Aycliffe autism centre is underway

The Northern Echo: AUTISM CENTRE: North East Centre for Autism, Newton Aycliffe.The autism centre has been fundraising to develop a new training college at the centre. Pictured are director of education, Christine Dempster, and Neil Jukes, managing director of Northern Bear

6:29pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORK to extend a specialist training college to offer more vocational courses to people with autism got underway this week.

MP eases concerns over loss of Post Office

The Northern Echo: CLOSING DOWN: The Co-Operative food store on New Road, Crook, which houses the town's Post Office

6:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CONCERNS over the loss of a town’s post office have been eased by the local MP.

Supporters of Action for Botton campaign meet to light Danby Beacon

The Northern Echo: BEACON LIGHTING: Action for Botton at Danby Beacon.

6:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ABOUT 300 supporters of a community for people with learning disabilities braved strong winds on Sunday to light Danby Beacon.

Darlington grandmother has a close shave for charity

The Northern Echo: CHARITY HEAD SHAVE: Anne O'Donnell and mobile hair stylist Ann-Marie Davies

6:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GRANDMOTHER had a close shave to help raise money for a cause close to her heart.

Illuminating York festival expected to draw more than 50,000

The Northern Echo: ILLUMINATING YORK: Hidden Worlds being projected onto the York Crown Court Building, in the centre of York.Picture: Kippa Matthews

6:03pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FESTIVAL of lights to show off York’s heritage buildings in a blaze of colour is expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors.

Man stored cocaine because of drug debt, court hears

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE found a large amount of cocaine stored in a man’s house after they stopped him in possession of the drug while in his car.

Police clampdown on large gatherings of young people in Darlington

The Northern Echo: SAFETY CONCERNS: Inspector Mick Button, of Darlington police

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have asked parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children after a number of serious assaults were reported during large gatherings of youths.

NE Premier League stars on fashion scouting trip

The Northern Echo: SHARP SUITS: Sunderland footballers Jack Rodwell & Jordi Gomez, at the Metrocentre, Gateshead, being kitted out prior to club’s charity foundation Fashion Strikes show, next month. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO North-East Premier League players swapped their football kit for stylish suits on a special club assignment today (Wednesday October 29).

Shed burglar refused bail

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:56pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN who tried to break into a garden shed while the householder slept has been refused bail by a judge.

Region's roads get £17m upgrade

The Northern Echo: The A1 looking north from Stobb Cross Lane just north of of junction 60 at Bradbury

5:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than £17m is to spent improving the region’s roads before Christmas.

'Raoul Moat' threat man spared jail again

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOB who threatened to stab a resident at the hostel he was living at has been spared jail despite breaching a suspended prison sentence for making vicious threats to police officers.

Danger driver back in court over damaged door

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DANGEROUS driver who breached the terms of a suspended jail sentence by kicking and breaking a door in a fit of anger has seen the suspension increased.

Father pays tribute to daughter killed in Newton Aycliffe road accident

The Northern Echo: GREATLY MISSED: Vikki Tinkler, from Newton Aycliffe, died after being hit by a car on Stephenson’s Way in the town on Friday, October 24.

5:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE father of a young mother who died after being hit by a car has spoken of the family’s devastation.

Vandalism leaves thousands of homes without power

The Northern Echo: POWER CUT: VANDALS: Police are appealing for information regarding damage to powerlines in Crook left 2,485 homes without power on Thursday (October 23).

5:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

VANDALS caused a power cut to more than 2,000 homes last week after throwing tree branches onto power lines.

St Teresa's Hospice opens new charity shop in Northallerton

The Northern Echo: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The Mayor Of Northallerton, Cllr John Forrest opening the new St Teresa's Hospice home shop in Northallerton, with chief executive Jane Bradshaw.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:22pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A HOSPICE that provides care for people with life-limiting illness in their own homes and as a day care service has opened a new shop in Northallerton.

Mural makeover for underpass

The Northern Echo: MURAL PAINTING: Prince’s Trust volunteers with their mural in a Chester le Street  underpass. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DARK and dingy underpass has been brightened up by a team of young volunteers,

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