The Northern Echo, in partnership with Durham County Council, Durham University, and the Trustees of the Durham Light Infantry Collections, is aiming to raise £20,016 for a fitting memorial to the DLI at the Somme.
The Right Lines: Fighting For Our Railways
A campaign to urge the Government to seize the opportunity presented by the current search for new operators who can run the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express services to deliver a strategy of ongoing investment.
£100,000 For Our Heroes
To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, The Northern Echo has launched an appeal to raise £100,000 for the modern military heroes - those servicemen and women who return physically and mentally injured from war zones such as Afghanistan.
The Northern Echo joins forces with Darlington Partnership to improve the quality of life for the vulnerable, disadvantaged, lonely and socially isolated people in the Good Friends campaign.
Keep Kids Safe
Many child sex offenders have avoided jail thanks to a loophole in the law. In the Keep Kids Safe campaign we call for changes to get them off our streets.
Honouring The Durhams
The Durham Light Infantry was formed in 1881 and remain one of the British Army's proudest and best-loved regiments but the DLI has no memorial in its home county. The Northern Echo is backing a campaign by veterans to have a DLI memorial immortalising their sacrifices placed in Durham City.
Foundation for Jobs
Foundation for Jobs aims to help more than 1,000 young people to be better placed to secure work. This includes creating at least 100 internships at firms in the Darlington borough and 100 additional apprenticeship places, as well as inspiring youngsters to develop entrepreneurial skills.
Price of a Punch
A Northern Echo campaign to demand tougher prison sentences for one-punch killers. Price of a Punch will call for a review of sentencing guidelines, and comes amid growing concerns at the jail terms given to those who take lives with a single act of violence.
Back On Track
A Northern Echo campaign to get the North-East back on track – that is to get its economy back on track by reinvigorating its private sector and to get back on track as a big player in the rail industry that it once gave to the world.
Safety Net: Keeping Kids Safe Online
Following the tragic death of Darlington girl Ashleigh Hall, killed after she met a man over the Internet, The Northern Echo has launched a campaign to help keep our kids safe when they are online.
Keep The Region On Track
ELEVEN cities have joined forces to demand a network of high-speed rail lines that will not leave the North-East and Yorkshire in the slow lane – at a cost of billions of pounds of investment. The move is being backed by The Northern Echo, which has launched its own Keep The Region On Track campaign, to run alongside the existing Keep The Region Flying campaign to protect regional air links.
THE Northern Echo has joined forces with the RSPCA and police in the fight to rid the region of its appalling reputation for animal cruelty. Our Animal Watch campaign urges readers to be on the lookout for any cases of animal cruelty, whether against wild animals, live stock or pets, and to report their suspicions.
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