Police name Pelton man wanted in connection with alleged rape of woman in Gateshead

The Northern Echo:

1:12am Saturday 20th September 2014

POLICE have named a man they want to speak to in connection with an alleged rape of a woman in a house.

Party leaders respond to The Northern Echo's plea to them not to overlook the North-East in wake of Scotland vote

The Northern Echo:

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IN the wake of Scotland's historic "no" to independence, the party leaders respond to the Echo's plea for them not to overlook the North-East by taking the...

North-East MPs: Cameron's constitutional revolution is a political fix

The Northern Echo: CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in Westminster, central London, following a no vote in the Scottish independence referendum

6:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE region’s MP’s reacted angrily to David Cameron’s plans for a constitutional revolution after Scotland rejected independence – accusing him of a political fix.

Hospital trust announces plans to spend £5.6m improving A&E in Darlington and Durham

The Northern Echo: SPENDING PLANS: The University Hospital of North Durham, in Durham City

6:32am Saturday 20th September 2014

A HOSPITAL trust has announced details of plans to spend more than £5m making improvements to accident and emergency departments in Darlington and Durham.

Region's business and political leaders consider where Scottish referendum decision leaves North-East

The Northern Echo:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

After Scotland says no, regional leaders consider where the decision leaves England as a nation and the North-East as a region.

Barbour Foundation makes £1m donation to child cancer fund

The Northern Echo: CHARITABLE DONATION: Dame Margaret Barbour with cancer patient Mary Dafter pictured in Newcastle Hospital's Great North Children's Hospital

12:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

A CHARITABLE foundation has donated £1m to a campaign to set up a specialist children’s cancer research facility in the North-East.

Devolution will "do nothing for the North-East"

The Northern Echo: MP Helen Goodman

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE region’s MP’s reacted angrily to David Cameron’s plans for a constitutional revolution after Scotland rejected independence – accusing him of a political fix.

British do care about politics after all

The Northern Echo:

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

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Cancer drug trials bring hope to kids like Joe

The Northern Echo: Former cancer sufferer Joe Johnson from Medomsley near Consett  pictured at home with mum Carla.

6:04am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWS that her son Joe was in remission brought to a close more than a year of heartache and torment for Carla Johnson, who watched her child transformed almost overnight by cancer from a healthy three-year-old to being on the brink of death.

Alex Salmond resigns after Scottish independence defeat

The Northern Echo: REACHING OUT: Alex Salmond offers Scotland a choice

4:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

ALEX Salmond has dramatically fallen on his sword after Scotland voted decisively to reject his dream of independence and to remain part of the United Kingdom.

North-East MPs and business leaders demand greater powers for region in wake of Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT OUTRAGE: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

6:32am Friday 19th September 2014

BUSINESS leaders and MPs have backed a decision by northern newspaper editors to take the unprecedented step of demanding, with one voice, greater powers for the region.

Police training car involved in Newton Aycliffe three-vehicle smash

The Northern Echo:

6:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

TWO cars and a lorry have collided today at around 12pm on the A167 in Newton Aycliffe.

Detective sergeant faces misconduct notice over Savile abuse claims inquiry

The Northern Echo: DISGRACED: Jimmy Saville

2:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SERVING police officer has been accused of misconduct as part of an inquiry into how sex abuse allegations about Jimmy Savile and one of his friends were handled.

North's newspapers join up in a united call for fairness in wake of Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo:

10:50am Friday 19th September 2014

SEVERAL of the major newspaper titles across the north of England have joined forces in a united call to the party leaders in the wake of the Scottish referendum.

Detectives release details of car spotted at shooting scene in Stockton

The Northern Echo:

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a shooting incident in Kensington Road, Stockton, have released details of a silver car they are trying to trace.

Veterans form a guard of honour to bid goodbye to Alby Burton, Cockney barrow-boy turned community stalwart

5:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

SECOND World War veterans formed a guard of honour to bid a touching farewell to a much-loved community stalwart today (Friday, September 19).

Drugs plot gang locked up as police pledge 'no hiding place' for organised crime cartels

The Northern Echo: Alan Crawford

8:20am Friday 19th September 2014

NINE men were behind bars last night for their parts in a huge plot to traffic high-purity cocaine in and out of the North-East.

Updated: PM pledges more power for England after Scots reject independence

The Northern Echo:

7:42am Friday 19th September 2014

The Prime Minister has asked William Hague to play a key role in re-drafting the consititution to give more power to the regions.

'They won't force me out' - Last remaining resident protests over care home closure

The Northern Echo: PEACEFUL PROTEST: Steve, Don and Michelle Robson

6:50am Friday 19th September 2014

AN 83-YEAR-OLD former headteacher has been joined by his family in making a last stand against the closure of a council-run care home.

Salmond urges Westminster to honour pledge to devolve more power to Scotland

The Northern Echo:

5:39am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond has conceded defeat after voters rejected his dream of independence in favour of staying part of the United Kingdom.

Scotland says 'No' to independence

The Northern Echo: ALEX SALMOND: The leader of the SNP hopes to become an independent Scotland’s first leader

4:59am Friday 19th September 2014

Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city.

Queen's message of reconciliation over Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo:

10:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Queen has delivered a message of reconciliation in the wake of the Scottish referendum, urging people to unite in their "enduring love of Scotland" and expressing her belief they will come together to "work constructively for the future".

Man claimed he would explode home-made device in threatening messages to ex-girlfriend

5:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN undergoing “emotional meltdown” after the break-up of a relationship created a home-made explosive which he threatened to detonate, a court heard.

Occupation of soon-to-be closed council care home 'will continue indefinitely'

The Northern Echo: PEACEFUL PROTEST: Steve, Don and Michelle Robson

5:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE occupation of a soon-to-be closed council care home will continue indefinitely until a decision over its future is reversed, campaigners have said.

11 years for arsonist who set fire to North Sea ferry after drinking heavily and smoking cannabis

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 29/12/2013 of the DFDS Seaways ferry King Seaways, as an arsonist who set fire to the North Sea ferry while smoking cannabis in his cabin has been jailed for 11 years. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 19, 2014. Boden

4:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN arsonist who set fire to a North Sea ferry while smoking cannabis in his cabin has been jailed for 11 years.

Council accused of having maths skills of failed GCSE student after glaring gaffes in accounts

The Northern Echo:

3:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

A COUNCIL has been accused of making glaring gaffes in its accounts and of having the maths skills of a failed GSCE student.

David Cameron "delighted" after Scotland votes no to independence

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

8:04am Friday 19th September 2014

The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together and like millions of other people I am delighted.

Scotland result to prompt constitutional shake-up

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

7:29am Friday 19th September 2014

Scotland's rejection of independence has saved David Cameron from going down in history as the Prime Minister who presided over the break-up of the United Kingdom, and has seen off any immediate threat to his position.

Defeat puts Salmond's future in doubt

The Northern Echo:

7:25am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond's independence dream is over - but has Scotland seen the last of this most committed of campaigners?

Multi-million pound geothermal energy plans for Auckland Castle

The Northern Echo: GREEN PLANS: Jonathan Ruffer outside Auckland Castle

6:32am Friday 19th September 2014

AN ambitious £3.5m plan to use geothermal energy to heat a North-East heritage site has been unveiled.

PM set to announce new powers for Scotland

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

5:14am Friday 19th September 2014

David Cameron is facing mounting pressure for constitutional change within England from politicians on all sides following the promise to grant more powers to Scotland if voters rejected independence.

Gordon's Alive! Brown back from the dead

The Northern Echo: Gordon Brown calls for NE assembley

7:15am Friday 19th September 2014

From a figure of fun among the Conservatives to a saviour of the union principles they stand for, Gordon Brown's political life has been rejuvenated by the referendum campaign.

SNP concedes defeat in Aberdeenshire

The Northern Echo: Alex Salmond sends message at Cumbrian businesses

5:18am Friday 19th September 2014

SNP politicians have conceded defeat in the independence referendum in First Minister Alex Salmond's Aberdeenshire constituency.

University honoured for retaining its students

The Northern Echo: STAYING POWER: Students at Teesside University, which has the country's lowest drop-out rate

3:31pm Friday 19th September 2014

A UNIVERSITY which recruits almost half its undergraduates from working class backgrounds has been named the best in Britain for retaining its students.

Police appeal over missing Keith Kennedy

The Northern Echo:

10:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE are trying to trace 52-year-old Keith Kennedy from Hartlepool.

Full steam ahead at railway museum

The Northern Echo: FULL STEAM AHEAD: A replica of Stephenson's Rocket is  steam tested ahead of the 10th anniversary gala weekend at Locomotion, Shildon. Picture: TOM BANKS (10556835)

7:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

VISITORS to The National Railway Museum in Shildon were given a sneak preview of what’s in store for this weekend’s special tenth anniversary gala.

Videos: Poignant pleas on river safety unveiled by those who lost loved ones

The Northern Echo: SAFETY PLEA: Jackie Roberts, mother of Megan Roberts, during the river safety meeting at West Offices. Picture: Mike Tipping

7:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE families of three young people who died in York’s rivers this year have backed sweeping measures to improve safety near the city’s waterways.

Security man dragged along store car park as he tried to stop fleeing thief

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

6:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

A STORE detective was dragged along a shopping centre car park while trying to apprehend a fleeing shoplifter.

Darlington's newest soft play venue all set for grand opening

The Northern Echo: WELCOME ALL: Sharon Branch inside the new soft play premises at the old Majestic cinema on Bondgate, Darlington    Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:48pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FORMER Art Deco cinema which has been brought back to life for the next generation is throwing its doors open to the public this weekend.

York Festival of Food and Drink visitors to sample cream of Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: FOOD FOCUS: Staff at El Piano, in York, get ready for a fundraising event during the York Food Festival

6:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

VISITORS to a ten-day celebration of Yorkshire cuisine will be invited to sample the county's best culinary creations.

Man shattered leg testing gun

The Northern Echo: (10566605)

6:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FIRM has been fined £80,000 after a worker’s leg bone was shattered while test firing a gun on a range in the North-East.

Shrine is inspiration for artists

The Northern Echo: DRAWING INSPIRATION: Representation of John The Baptist

6:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

ARTISTS are being offered a chance to showcase their designs in one of the region’s most prestigious settings.

Time running out to secure place in Redcar Half Marathon

The Northern Echo: PLACES LEFT: Runners taking part in a previous Redcar Half Marathon

6:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE closing date for entries people wanting to take part in the Redcar Half Marathon is getting near the finishing line.

Police move to new city centre police station

The Northern Echo: New base in Newcastle (10566018)

5:53pm Friday 19th September 2014

NORTHUMBRIA Police have opened a new police station in the centre of Newcastle.

Careers advice for students from MP

The Northern Echo: CAREER ADVICE: Pat Glass MP talks to students Samantha Johnson, Reece Taylor and Rebecca Davidson during her visit to Derwentside College in Consett.

5:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNG people in north Durham have been getting careers advice from their local MP.

Stan Laurel letter sells after frenzied bidding

The Northern Echo: Stan Laurel letter (10563540)

5:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

A LETTER written by Stan Laurel to the wife of one of his boyhood friends in Tynemouth has gone under the hammer for £1,400.

Derelict hospital will not be replaced with new homes

The Northern Echo: DERELICT SITE: The former Homelands Hospital, Holy Well Lane, Helmington Row, Crook. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

A DERELICT hospital that has sat empty for the past decade will continue to decay after a planning application to build homes on the land has been rejected.

Bridge reopening delayed again as work continues to make slow progress

The Northern Echo: MAJOR REPAIRS: Work is underway on a major facelift for Newport Bridge

5:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

MOTORISTS are set for further delays as the reopening of an iconic bridge has been put back again.

Siblings set to turn run-down pub into community hub

The Northern Echo:

4:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BROTHER and sister have pledged to turn a run-down pub into a community hub.

Swashbuckling students launch sustainable transport campaign

The Northern Echo: ALL ABOARD: Children from schools around the region entertained by Local Motion actor Pirate Dave at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington on the launch of this year's Local Motion scheme, coinciding with International Talk Like a Pirate Day Picture: ANDY LA

4:45pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNG buccaneers got a taste of life on the ocean waves as they launched a campaign to promote sustainable transport.





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