Woman in hospital with serious injuries after road accident in Newton Aycliffe

The Northern Echo:

3:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A WOMAN is in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a road accident last night.

Jockeys targeted in high-value fraud

The Northern Echo: MONEY RECOVERED: Andrew Thornton after winning on Kingscliff, at Cheltenham, in December 2003 Picture: PA

2:17pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A NORTH-EAST jockey has told how he lost almost £10,000 in a fraud targeting high-profile riders.

Quakers target return to Darlington in time for start of next season

The Northern Echo: COMING HOME: Darlington FC hopes to be playing at Blackwell Meadows in time for the start of next season.

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

A TARGET for Darlington FC to be back playing in its home town ready for the start of the 2015/16 season has been set.

RNLI heroes to star in new TV show

The Northern Echo:

4:17pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE heroic efforts of the region's RNLI volunteers are to be broadcast to the nation.

Vision for new centre supporting people with brain injuries and their families

The Northern Echo: TRAUMA SURVIVOR: Abbie Thornton, 15, from Coulby Newham, who was run over by a car and suffered long-term head injuries. Abbie is pictured with her mum Debra.

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A PASSIONATE mother whose child survived against the odds after being run over by a car, has a vision to open a new centre for other brain injury victims and their families in the Tees Valley.

Upturn in North-East house building

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3:45pm Saturday 25th October 2014

NEW figures have revealed a sharp rise in the number of new homes being built in the region.

'One man crime wave' given 30 month custodial sentence for latest offences in Newton Aycliffe

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

3:42pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AN ELDERLY couple have been badly affected following an overnight break-in at their home, a court was told.

Prickly family taken to Hartlepool's hedgehog hospital

The Northern Echo:

3:56pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A RARE family of five prickly creatures has taken up residence in ‘hedgehog hospital’ after their home was disturbed.

Teesdale School earns international award

The Northern Echo: GLOBAL AMBASSADORS:  Teesdale School's Tina Masterman and Cassie Flint accept award

1:49pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TEESDALE School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for 2014-2017, in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

Influence Church set to open second Barnard Castle foodbank

The Northern Echo: STOCKING UP: Influence Church intern Lesley Allison and StoreHouse coordinator Paige Rutherford with foodbank supplies Picture: KATIE RICHARDSON

1:45pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BARNARD Castle is set to open its second foodbank after growing concerns that people in the area are falling on hard times.

Builder's response to residents' criticism

The Northern Echo: TROUBLE BUILDING: The Esh building work at the former site of Eastbourne School, Darlington as seen from street The Fairway.  Residents in existing properties have had problems with the contractors.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:37am Saturday 25th October 2014

A CONSTRUCTION company criticised over a £7million housing development on the site of a former school has reaffirmed its commitment to community consultation.

ACDC singer backs charity after guitarist diagnosed with dementia

6:36am Saturday 25th October 2014

ONE of the world's biggest rock stars has stunned a tiny dementia charity with an offer of support.

Disabled man distraught at the loss of irreplaceable jewellery

The Northern Echo: The jewellery missing from Mr Houston's house

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

A DISABLED man has spoken of his upset after tokens of love exchanged between him and the wife who later tried to kill him were stolen.

Coach driver arrested for drink-driving on school trip

The Northern Echo:

9:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BUS driver taking youngsters on a school trip to Paris has been arrested by French police after allegedly failing a breath test.

Not guilty: Scout leader from Darlington cleared of sexually assaulting boys

The Northern Echo:

3:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCOUT leader has been found not guilty of sexual assaults against boys.

Police name woman killed in Middlesbrough collision

The Northern Echo:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been left at the scene of a collision in which a woman was killed in Middlesbrough last night.

Buffet cars to be axed from Hitachi's East Coast Main Line trains

The Northern Echo: HARD TO SWALLOW: New East Coast Main Line trains will not include buffet cars.

6:56pm Friday 24th October 2014

A UNION says it is "shocked and appalled" that new Intercity Express trains being built in the region will not feature buffet cars.

Child Sexual Exploitation is about power not race or religion, conference argues

The Northern Echo: Shahda Khan, Middlesbrough Council's principal community cohesion officer

5:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

ASIAN communities are being used as scapegoats following a spate of high profile child sexual abuse scandals, it was claimed at a conference held by a North-East Islamic group.

Officers reunite Darlington man with his father's stolen service medals

The Northern Echo: GOOD WORK: DC John Tyers (left) reunites Robin Bateman with his father's service medals

5:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN whose father’s service medals were stolen during a break-in had no idea they had been taken until a police officer knocked on his door to return them.

Calls to tackle energy divide as rural residents deal with fuel poverty

The Northern Echo: ENERGY COSTS: Many rural residents have no access to mains gas in North Yorkshire and are among those affected by  fuel poverty

5:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REPORT into the “energy divide” across Europe has revealed 26,229 homes in rural districts of North Yorkshire are living in fuel poverty.

Out of hours service moved from Catterick to Northallerton

5:37pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOSPITAL GP out of hours service has today (Friday) been forced to close due to safety fears following a fire assessment found emergency lighting to be substandard.

Region urged to back WW1 centenary Poppy Appeal

The Northern Echo: Abbie Moore at  the Poppy Appeal launch(11918323)

5:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE North-East is being urged to support this year’s First World War centenary Poppy Appeal.

MP calls for revival of town's hospital

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL MP Iain Wright has called on health bosses to breath new life into his local hospital after plans to build a super-hospital at Wynyard were put on hold.

Rent hikes are a 'kick in the teeth' for the army

The Northern Echo: KICK IN THE TEETH: Michael Fallon

4:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

MILITARY personnel at Catterick Garrison and elsewhere face big rent hikes because they are paying far less than civilians, ministers have warned.

Strike a light! Matchstick mystery baffles civic leaders

The Northern Echo: MODEL TOWN: The matchstick model of Darlington Town Hall housed at Darlington Town Hall Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:45pm Friday 24th October 2014

IF folklore is anything to go by, this impressive matchstick model of three enduring Darlington town centre landmarks was created by a German prisoner of war.

Shildon magic mushroom man went on rampage after seeing dead relatives

The Northern Echo:

4:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN was ordered to pay compensation after he went on a criminal damage spree fuelled by alcohol and magic mushrooms.

Teen tells of banger horror as bonfire safety campaign is launched

The Northern Echo: Dylan Cosgrove, 15, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, who badly injured his hand when he let a lit firework in his bedroom. NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia (11910503)

3:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOLBOY scarred for life by a prank with an illegal banger in a "moment of madness" is urging other youngsters to stay safe around fireworks

North-East headteacher backs government call for parenting classes

The Northern Echo: PARENTING CLASSES: Headteacher Chris Metcalfe backs government call for parenting classes

3:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DARLINGTON headteacher has backed Government calls for parenting classes after seeing a rise in children who are not ‘school ready’.

Appeal as teenager goes missing

The Northern Echo:

1:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are asking members of the public to look out for a teenage girl who has gone missing from her home.

Concerns raised over winter bridge repaint

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

12:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have been told a decision to spend an additional £2.6m on essential repairs to Newport Bridge was taken using urgency powers.

Fire on Tyne and Wear Metro carriage, which filled with smoke

The Northern Echo:

10:28am Friday 24th October 2014

COMMUTERS were evacuated after fire broke out on a train on the Tyne and Wear Metro network today.

Dismay after deal for 'blot on the landscape' farm falls through

The Northern Echo: LEGAL WRANGLE: West Musgrave Farm

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound stand-off over the valuation of a family farm is threatening to scupper local residents’ hopes of a clean-up at the site.

Animal campaign group makes unusual request to change North Yorkshire village name to support World Vegan Day

The Northern Echo: NAME CHANGE? Fryup near Danby, North Yorkshire

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

AN animal-loving campaign group has made an inspired request to a county council in a bid to tempt people to try a vegan fry-up.

Supermarket refuses to sell plastic pumpkin carving kit to woman because she looked too young

The Northern Echo: FUN SPOILER: Jennifer Carmichael, left, and Kerry McCabe holding a scoop and saw used by pupils to make pumpkin heads at Tanfield Primary. Jennifer, 24, was refused sale of the cutting implements by ASDA because she was under 25. Jennifer and Kerry both w

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at a supermarket stopped a woman from buying Halloween pumpkin carving packs for primary school children because she does not look 25.

Scout leader tells court sexual assault allegations have left him "sickened"

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

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A SCOUT leader has told a jury how allegations of sexual assault against boys which led to his suspension had left him "sickened".

Spennymoor couple sentenced for neglecting family dog

The Northern Echo: GETTING BETTER: Mitsy has responded well to treatment

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A COUPLE’s failure to seek treatment for their dog’s painful skin condition has been branded “disgusting and despicable” by a magistrate.

Two-year-old Oliver calls emergency services after seeing mother collapse at home

The Northern Echo: MY HERO: Mum Nicola Embleton, from Peterlee, whose two year old son Oliver (now aged three) called 999 when she fainted after her blood pressure dropped

6:03am Friday 24th October 2014

A YOUNG boy who had not yet learned to speak properly managed to make a 999 call when he saw his mother collapse on the floor.

Anger as school bus driver arrested for drink driving

The Northern Echo: North Durham Academy is appealing for community help

9:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOL bus driver taking youngsters on a school trip to Paris has been arrested by French police after allegedly failing a breath test.

New bike joy for brave Tilly following heartless theft

The Northern Echo: ON YER BIKE: Tilly Lockey with her new bicycle. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (11921878)

7:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LITTLE girl who lost her hands to meningitis has a new bike thanks to the generosity of local traders.

Pensioners treated to an afternoon of poetry and music

The Northern Echo: POETRY FUN: Singer and performer Wendy Holmes treated residents at Mandale House, Thornaby to an afternoon of story-telling and music-making.

6:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS and staff at a care home enjoyed an afternoon of top tapping rhythm and rhyming when they were treated to a story-telling and music-making performance by a top-class entertainer.

North Yorkshire veteran takes part in historic vigil

The Northern Echo: VIGIL: Felix Agbotsu took part in a series of 30 minute vigils to commemorate fallen soldiers of WW1 during a ceremony at The Cenotaph in London to launch the annual Poppy Appeal. Photo: Alison Baskerville

6:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire veteran paralysed from the neck down was among those chosen to take part in an historic watch at The Cenotaph in Central London.

Hague backs £2m scanner appeal

The Northern Echo: HALF WAY THERE: The Friends of the Friarage Hospital group have reached the £1m mark in the money raised for their MRI Scanner Appeal,  William Hague MP attends the hospital to offer his support to the group.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

FORMER Foreign Secretary William Hague has added his support to an ambitious bid to raise £2m to provide a MRI scanner to a North Yorkshire hospital.

Minister to intervene in balcony death controversy

The Northern Echo: (11920947)

5:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FOREIGN Office minister will intervene in a 14-year controversy over the death of a North-East man in Greece – after describing its Government’s behaviour as “incredulous”.

Primary school prepares for WWI centenary by making hundreds of poppies inspired by Tower of London

The Northern Echo: INSPIRATIONAL PROJECT: Pupils from Arkengarthdale Primary School in Langthwaite have constructed around 500 paper and clay poppies around the front entrance of the school building to raise money for the Phoenix House recovery centre in Catterick Garrison.

5:37pm Friday 24th October 2014

A PRIMARY school inspired by a sea of ceramic poppies adorning the walls and grounds at the Tower of London has recreated the scene to raise cash for injured soldiers and veterans.

Rotary chairman's trek for polio charities

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FUNDRIASER: Deputy Mayor councillor Partick Conway (left) joins David Yates, President of Durham's Rotary Club during his walk at Maiden Castle Sports ground in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11914902)

5:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LEADING Rotarian is spending half a day walking 30 miles to help the fight against polio.

Dentist nominated for industry award

5:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DENTIST has made it to the final round of a prestigious industry awards.

Hambleton sport heroes honoured in award ceremony

The Northern Echo: SPORT STARS: Some of the winners with Councillor John Prest

5:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

LOCAL sporting heroes have been recognised for their commitment and passion.

Labour retains Evenwood seat

5:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

EVENWOOD has chosen its new county councillor.

Military test out cross country course based on famous comic-strip hero

The Northern Echo: CROSS COUNTRY: The Queen’s Royal Lancers take part in the Alf Tupper 10k run

5:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 130 runners have taken part in a run inspired by a famous comic-strip running hero.

Pounds from property firm will help cancer charity

The Northern Echo: CASH STASH: Staff  fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support

5:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A PROPERTY agent that has supported Macmillan for the last six years is donating £10 to the charity from each sale it makes.

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