Fresh jobs blow for town with news that secure training centre is to close

The Northern Echo:

1:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NORTH-EAST MP has spoken of her shock at learning a secure training centre is to be closed.

Body of MH17 victim John Alder returned to North-East

The Northern Echo: John Alder, who died on board flight MH17

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE body of one of the two Newcastle United fans who died when their plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine has been returned to the North-East.

Sex-accused scout leader 'never alone' with alleged victim

The Northern Echo: COURT APPEARANCE: Christopher Blakeborough arrives at Teesside Crown Court. (11704407)

7:12am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CUB scout leader yesterday (Wednesday October 22) denied he had ever been alone with a young boy he is accused of sexually assaulting in a church hall cupboard.

Locum doctor denies groping two female patients at gp surgeries in region

The Northern Echo: Dr Unt Tun Maung who denies sexually assaulting tow female patients

6:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DOCTOR has denied allegations that he groped two female patients who presented themselves for examination for common complaints at surgeries in the North-East.

Minister demands answers after airport drops safety-related objections to wind turbines after striking £10,000 deal with developer

The Northern Echo:

6:39am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GOVERNMENT minister is demanding answers from a North-East airport that agreed to drop safety-related objections to renewable energy schemes after striking a £10,000 deal with the developer.

Richmond captured on film from the sky from drone camera

The Northern Echo: AERIAL VIEWS: a still image from a Flight Over Richmond

5:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE beauty of a North Yorkshire market town has been captured on film from the air by a drone commissioned by a local man who runs a promotional website.

Anger over hospital cuts prompts two protests

The Northern Echo: HOSPITAL PROTEST: A protest by members of the Unison union objecting to the closure of the inhouse nursery at the  University Hospital of North Tees. Picture: TOM BANKS (11868584)

5:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NHS hospital directors were faced with two separate protests when they arrived for a board meeting at a North-East hospital today (Thursday, October 23).

EE send widower a text message addressed to his late wife

The Northern Echo: BILL ISSUE:Tony Siddle from Darlington has been wrangling with EE for two years since his wife’s death to get her name removed from a phone bill contract. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DESPITE a 22-month wrangle by a widower to have his dead wife’s name removed from a phone bill, communications company EE has still not got the message.

Dogs walked by woman "with bad teeth" bite jogger on the bottom

The Northern Echo: Witness appeal (8875381)

4:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A JOGGER was bitten on his bottom by two off-the-leash dogs.

Teacher and carer at Botton village threatened with eviction after alleged safeguarding issue he believes to be unfair

The Northern Echo: EVICTION NOTICE: Mark Barber

3:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TEACHER and volunteer carer with 20 years experience of working with vulnerable people has been threatened with eviction from his home after an ongoing dispute with charity bosses.

Construction work on schedule for Department for Education staff to move to Darlington town centre in the new year

The Northern Echo: TAKING SHAPE: The external work of the Department for Education (DfE) offices in the centre of Darlington is now complete.  Pictured in front of the building are James Bromiley and Phil North of the DfE and Council Leader Bill Dixon.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE finishing touches are being put to a multi-million pound office development that will safeguard hundreds of jobs for a North East town.

Plans to turn former Bishop Auckland care home into home for vulnerable young people withdrawn

The Northern Echo: FUTURE PLANS: South Church Nursing and Residential Home Picture: TOM BANKS.

2:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to turn a former nursing home into a home for vulnerable young people have been withdrawn.

MPs to vote 'soon' on new gene therapy - pioneered by Newcastle University team

6:49am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MPs will vote soon on a new gene therapy to stop incurable diseases passing to babies – ending fears the Government is ducking the controversy.

Durham City will come to standstill to pay last respects to inspirational hospice bride

The Northern Echo: Happily married couple - June and Jim Carter. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (11096871)

5:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CITY will come to a standstill next week to pay its last respects to an inspirational hospice bride who died days after fulfilling her wish to marry her fiancé of 30 years.

Road safety warning as clocks go back

5:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEW figures have revealed a sharp rise in road accidents when the clocks go back, prompting a safety warning from experts.

Meeting over future of rail museum offer encouragement

The Northern Echo: (11874213)

5:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SERIES of public engagement meetings about the future of a North-East railway museum produced many useful suggestions, according to the man leading the project.

Airfield campaigners question council's powers after High Court action ends

The Northern Echo: PLANNING SAGA: Bagby Airfield manager Steve Hoyle and supporters celebrating in January after an appeal against enforcement action by Hambleton District Council

5:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LONG-RUNNING row over noise at an airfield looks set to continue after a campaign group dropped its High Court legal action against a council.

Residents voice concerns over development at former Eastbourne School site

The Northern Echo: HIGH ABOVE: The new houses at the former Eastbourne school site are being built on land so high that even the ground floor windows overlook existing properties on The Causeway, Darlington. The view from resident Tom Clarey's garden

5:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS of a once-quiet Darlington street say their lives are being blighted by a new housing development which is progressing without any regard for their concerns.

World market returns to town

The Northern Echo: PIE HEAVEN: Durham Mayor and Mayoress John and Maxine Robinson admire the fruit pies made by continental market stallholder Marcin Swierzowski, right.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11859061)

5:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WORLD Village market has returned to the region, offering a feast of flavours from across the globe for four days.

More shops opening in Stockton, against national trend - but councillor warns against complacency

The Northern Echo: On-going roadworks on Stockton High Street

5:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CLAIMS that a town centre is bucking the national trend by actually increasing the number of shops have been queried.

Volunteers wanted for the Big Tees Sleepout

The Northern Echo: SLEEPING ROUGH: Louise Williams, Annie Hunter and Dominique Finn who took part in last year's event.

4:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE across the area are being challenged to sleep rough for the night to raise awareness of local poverty and homelessness.

Young people attend interactive careers fair

The Northern Echo: CYCLE FIT: Gemma Dobson from Local Motion takes 14 year old Tanfield School pupil Connor King through a cycle challenge at the Get A Buzz day in the Durham Centre, Belmont.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (11859110)

4:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALMOST 2,000 young people attended an interactive careers event today (Thursday, October 23) which looked to promote their employability skills.

Poppy appeal aims to top last year's fundraising effort

The Northern Echo: POPPY LAUNCH: Darlington mayor Cllr Gerald Lee lays a poppy wreath by a war memorial plaque at Darlington town hall, at the launch of this year's poppy appeal Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NORTH-EAST mayor spoke movingly at the launch of the annual Poppy appeal, commemorating those who have fallen in conflict.

Search continues to find missing cocker spaniel

The Northern Echo: MISSING DOG: Eight-year-old Fern (left) who has been missing for more than a month

4:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE search is continuing to find a beloved family pet which has been missing for more than a month.

Police blitz against travelling criminals

The Northern Echo: POLICE BLITZ: A car is seized during the operation.

4:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOUR people were arrested during a police day of action aimed at deterring travelling criminals.

Euro-boost for innovative film made in North Yorkshire

4:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOVIE produced as a result of an academic-industry partnership is flying the flag for UK independent film-makers with screenings at international festivals in Europe.

Care home residents honoured in gardening competition

The Northern Echo: GARDEN AWARD: Activities co-ordinator Gail Bowden, (back) home manager Anna Clark (front) and resident Joan Grayson (on bench).

4:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS of a care home have won a national award for their green-fingered skills.

Schoolgirl to donate England player's boots to cause

The Northern Echo: BOOTS FILLED: England player Jill Scott during a 2009 coaching session in Houghton-le-Spring.

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BRAVE young footballer is giving away one of her prized possessions to help find a cure for the disease she has suffered since she was a toddler.

Police investigate alleged assault

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOODED area just outside York was cordoned off this morning, October 23, after an alleged sexual assault.

A mine of information on Durham miners

The Northern Echo: (11870635)

4:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE records of 200,000 miners who worked in the Durham Coalfield can now be viewed online.

Event to help people prepare for a fall

The Northern Echo: ELDERLY CONCERNS: The Falls Awareness Event at Stockton Town Hall.

4:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN event to highlight the range of services available to help vulnerable people stay safe in their homes has proved to be a success.

Green Party to start selection process for Richmond candidate

3:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER recently being re-established in the Richmond constituency, the Green Party has announced it will is starting the process of selecting a parliamentary candidate.

Hospice homecare charity asks people to think about financial legacies

The Northern Echo: RAISING FUNDS: Christine Robinson, fundraising co-ordinator for Herriot Hospice Homecare (left) and Jane Croshaw, a volunteer for the charity during a recent fundraising initiative

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CHARITY which provides hospice care in people’s homes says financial legacies left in wills has enabled it to offer a much better service.

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage comes to Durham Cathedral

The Northern Echo: The Sixteen. Picture: Josep Molina  (11864745)

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE WORLD-RENOWNED choral group The Sixteen bring their latest choral pilgrimage to Durham Cathedral tomorrow (Friday, October 24).

Rail museum among the most accessible attractions in the country

The Northern Echo: RAIL MUSEUM: Among the most accessible attractions in the country.

2:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the region’s biggest attractions is also among the most accessible in the country, a new survey has found.

Man held after couple assaulted in garden of house

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police

2:39pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after an assault in the garden of a Tyneside house.

Airbag issues leads to Nissan Micra recalls

The Northern Echo: test

2:39pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAR company Nissan, which has a plant in Sunderland, is to recall more than 5,000 UK vehicles due to a potential airbag problem.

Pupils elect first head boy and girl

The Northern Echo: MAKING HISTORY: Matthew Littlefair and Lizzie Knight are Teesdale School's first head boy and girl

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PUPILS at Teesdale School have elected their first ever head boy and girl.

Schools rugby teams take part in tournament

The Northern Echo: YOUTH GAMES: Participants in the Darlington Schools Tag Rugby finals

2:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MEMBERS of a Darlington rugby club's community team have held a string of competitions at their ground.

New crime figures for Northallerton

2:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE were more than 50 reported crimes and 48 reports of anti-social behaviour in North Yorkshire’s county town last month.

Performing arts academy proves a hit in first term

The Northern Echo: ON SONG: Some of the young members of the Inspire Performing Arts Academy

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW theatre school has welcomed more than 70 students in its first half term.

DJ classes for youngsters

The Northern Echo: WORKSHOP: DJ Booma shows Brooklyn Timms and Darren-Jay McKittrick how to create music on a computer

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SET of computer-based DJ classes are being run for children at a North Yorkshire club.

Uncle Doom and his Piano of Gloom set to bring Halloween chills to Darlington shopping centre

The Northern Echo: SPOOKY FUN: Uncle Doom and his Piano of Gloom

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SPOOKY guest will visit a North-East shopping centre this Halloween.

Council provides sporting chance to tackle rural isolation

The Northern Echo: SOCIAL CHANCE: Joyce Wise, Bessy Box, Robin Walton and Phyllis Clark play boccia at Husthwaite village hall, watched by Chloe Hunt from Hambleton District Council

2:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PILOT scheme which will see rural residents competing in sports such as boccia and new age kurling has been launched to tackle the rising number or people facing isolation.

Author sheds new light on ancient civilisation

The Northern Echo: LAUNCH EVENT: New book will be launched at The Oriental Museum, in Durham City

2:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN author is to launch the second in his series of novels set in a prehistoric civilisation.

Man attacked by two Staffordshire bull terriers in Washington

2:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was bitten by two dogs.

Award joy for local firm

The Northern Echo: Dealer of the year (11836462)

2:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NORTH-EAST office supplies company is celebrating after winning a prestigious award.

Shoppers asked to vote in annual retail awards

The Northern Echo: CHASING HONOURS: Whisky River hopes for a repeat of last year's success at the Durham City Retail Awards (left to right) Hollie and Kate Shepherd, owners of Whisky River Cocktail Bar and Café, and manager Tom Binns.

2:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to vote for their favourite retailer as an awards scheme gets underway.

Bonfire spectacular secured by three-year deal

2:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of a Bonfire Night extravaganza that regularly attracts crowds of more than 5,000 people has been secured for another three years.

Children pay surprise musical tribute to much-loved teacher

The Northern Echo: MUSICAL TRIBUTE: Five-year-old Gracie Troupe, one of the children selected to make the presentation to Marie Hann at the evening, which was narrated by Harry West, 10.

2:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN hit the right note when they set out to celebrate the 30-year career of one of their teachers.

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