Former Consett councillor to be honoured by Durham University

The Northern Echo: Bob Young

3:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUSINESSMAN and former councillor who donated £1m to Durham University is to receive an honorary degree from the institution.

Student wins national short story competition

The Northern Echo:

12:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SHORT story competition held by the online magazine My Student Style was won by a student from the North-East.

North-East design student wins international prize in Paris

The Northern Echo: Melissa Smith is presented with her award by Facebook's Margaret Stewart

4:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DESIGN student from a North-East university has been named a winner in an international competition run by Orange.

Opportunities in engineering

The Northern Echo: One of the budding engineers at QE College,  Charlotte Urwin

4:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FORMER director of international engineering firm Amec has given a talk to college students about career opportunities.

Drama will allow victims' voices to be heard

The Northern Echo:

4:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

After a recent report criticised the policing of domestic violence.  Criminologist Professor Nicole Westmarland explains how academics will work together with Durham Constabulary to improve officer training

'Newshounds' are in the hunt for stories

The Northern Echo: Ferryhill Newshounds pictured (L-to-R):  Lucy Henderson, Alex Johnson, Rebecca Mott, Amy Hopper, Chloe Fellows, Joe Dunn and Emily Sugden

3:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

STUDENTS from Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College have taken part in a newswriting workshop organized by a public relations company.

Lecturer in for a whale of a time

The Northern Echo: Sunderland University journalism lecturer Alex Lockwood who is about to have a whale of a time

2:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WHILE many will be enjoying their summer holidays a North-East lecturer will be having a whale of a time in North America as he jets off to work for an international trust.

Pop singer's warning on drugs and alcohol

The Northern Echo:

12:34pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WANNABE pop singer Amy Harper - known simply as Harper – has been wowing North-East school audiences with her anti-drug message.

Wearable computer 'could help people with Parkinson's'

The Northern Echo: Partners Ken Booth and Lynn Tearse who both have Parkinson's and took part in the Google Glass research

3:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST couple are among the first in the world to trial the benefits of futuristic techonolgy for people suffering with Parkinson's disease.

Council asked to merge Belmont infant and junior schools

The Northern Echo: Pupils at Belmont Junior School in 2011

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

COUNCILLORS will be asked to create a new primary school next week (Wednesday, April 16).

Parent governor banned from Belmont school campus after bus driver stand-off

The Northern Echo: SAFETY FEARS: Mark Gilbank with his daughter Lucy outside Belmont Community School

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A PARENT governor has been banned from school grounds and threatened with police action following a stand-off with a bus driver.

Pupils have a fang-tastic time

The Northern Echo: The stars of Polam Hall's production of Dracula, Jemma Vincent, 17 and Richard McNamara, 17.

2:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PUPILS at Darlington’s Polam Hall School put on a fang-tastic senior school production this year.

Academics 'discipline-hop' to tackle disease

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

RECENT PhD graduates are ‘discipline-hopping’ at a North-East university as part of an innovative internship scheme which allows them to gain new skills and explore their research interest from a new angle.

Students meet former factory worker turned lord

The Northern Echo: PPictured (L-to-R): Stockton Second year students York Atkinson, Abi Boyd and Robyn Akram pictured with Lord Sawyer  (second left)  during his visit to Stockton Sixth Form College

4:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

STUDENTS at Stockton Sixth Form College have had the chance to meet and talk with a member of the House of Lords thanks to a programme called ‘Peers in Schools’.

Globe-trotting experimental poet performs on Teesside

The Northern Echo: Christian Bok and Hannah Silva pictured during a poetry-reading performance at Teesside University

4:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN international poet whose award-winning book baffles and bemuses in equal measure has visited Teesside University to share his unique writing style with staff and students.

Rupert Bear illustrator opens school library

The Northern Echo: Rupert Bear illustrator Stuart Trotter, from County Durham,  pictured with pupils from Newcastle School for Boys after he declared the new library open

2:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE artist whose drawings bring Rupert Bear to life for young readers, officially opened a Newcastle school library yesterday.

School life is like a butterfly

The Northern Echo: CREATIVE CELEBRATION: Finlay Young, four, Sam Barrett, 11, and Ellie Harrison, eight, create artwork for Kirk Merrington Primary School's first anniversary

2:44pm Friday 4th April 2014

CHILDREN have created a symbolic piece of art to celebrate being in their new school building for a year.

Three arrested in school fraud probe bailed

The Northern Echo: Glendene Arts Academy, Easington Colliery

2:10pm Friday 4th April 2014

THREE people arrested over an alleged six-figure fraud at a North-East academy school have been bailed.

Arrests in Darlington and Whitley Bay as police probe Easington Academy

The Northern Echo: Glendene Academy

10:28am Thursday 3rd April 2014

POLICE investigating an alleged six-figure fraud at a North-East academy school have made three arrests.

Deal could be sealed to expand My Sister's Place

The Northern Echo: Becky Rogerson, chief officer of My Sister's Place domestic violence support centre believes low paid women are increasingly vulnerable

4:04pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DOMESTIC violence charity coping with a surge in demand is aiming to secure a longterm lease on its building which could unlock funding for a major expansion plan.

Careers fair this weekend targets school leavers and jobseekers

11:34am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

YOUNG people getting ready to leave school or people looking to gain skills and expand their job prospects can attend a careers fair in Whitby this Saturday.

Bravery award in memory of Billingham teenager killed in collision

The Northern Echo: Tom Brown, 16, who died following road collision

4:12pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A BRAVERY award has been presented in memory of a teen who was killed after being hit by a car a year ago tomorrow (WEDNESDAY APRIL 2).

Science comes to life at Durham University schools festival

The Northern Echo: Durham University facing call to end animal tests, after using 8,000 in labs last year

12:08pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A UNIVERSITY is hoping an annual schools’ science festival will be its biggest yet.

Echo Education awards shine spotlight on North-East's achievers

The Northern Echo: David Forrest, of Belmont Community School, carried off the award for inspirational secondary school pupil. He is pictured with The Northern Echo deputy editor Chris Lloyd

5:34pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE best educational achievers in the region were honoured today (Tuesday) at the first The Northern Echo Schools Awards.

Maritime exhibition aims to boost job prospects

The Northern Echo: Students launch their exhibition at Redcar Lifeboat Museum with Mayor Vic Jeffries,  Heartstone's Robbie Low (back left) and Redcar Town Manager (back right)

7:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

YOUNG people are aiming to improve their education and employabilityskills by organising an exhibition to celebrate the maritime history of Redcar and Cleveland The diploma in employment, training and personal development students from Redcar and Cleveland College will be taking part in the Heartstone Project, supported by Redcar and Cleveland Council, in a bid to put their organisational and enterprise skills to the test and network with employers.

Student's film shortlisted for national award

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A STUDENT from Stockton is looking forward to seeing his work on the big screen after being shortlisted for a national award.

Sixth form college appoints new principal

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Sixth Form College chairman Jonathan Brash (left) pictured with the college's new principal,  Alex Fau-Goodwin

4:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE Governors of Hartlepool Sixth Form College have announced the appointment of Alex Fau-Goodwin as the college’s new principal.

Academy's work is recognised by national award

The Northern Echo: John Rhodes, vice principal at The King's Academy (right) and students Abby Sullivan and Ben Rowden accept the Achievement Award from Tim Gristwood of PHSE For Life

4:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A NORTH-EAST academy has been recognised with a national award for the opportunities it gives young people to explore and share their views on a wide range of topical issues.

Students slam calls for dyslexia to be scrapped

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough College students Connall Hewitt (front), Alex Martin and Adam Grainger have waded into the debate over the term dyslexic and whether it should be scrapped

4:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH College students have waded into the debate over the term ‘dyslexia’ and whether it should be scrapped.

'Why we went on strike' - NUT teachers justify industrial action

3:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Thousands of North-East pupils had their education disrupted by a one day strike by the National Union of Teachers last week. Education Editor Barry Nelson met a cross-section of striking teachers and found out why they are angry at Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Worldwide exposure for creative student

The Northern Echo: Teesside University design student Mark Longworth pictured with his creative designs which will soon have a worldwide audience

2:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CREATIVE designs by an artistic Teesside University student have been handed out to jewellery experts from across the world.

New age kurling event is great success

2:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A NEW age kurling tournament held at Durham Trinity School and Sports College Bek Premises has been hailed as a great success by organisers.

New Catholic post honours North-East saint

The Northern Echo: Durham University facing call to end animal tests, after using 8,000 in labs last year

4:42pm Monday 31st March 2014

A NEW academic post for the study of Catholicism has been announced.

Warning of more strikes as teachers take to streets to protest over pay, conditions and pensions

The Northern Echo: The NUT national strike rally in Newcastle city centre.

3:55pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ON the day that thousands of schools were disrupted by strike action, teachers’ leaders warned that more strikes may follow unless Education Secretary Michael Gove addresses their concerns.

School Closures: Wednesday, March 26 (NUT National Strike)

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL CLOSED: Hundreds of schools in the region are affected by Wednesday's strike action

7:50am Wednesday 26th March 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East schools are closed or partially closed today (Wednesday, March 26) because of the first national strike by the National Union of Teachers for decades.

Virtual First World War memorial to be unveiled in Stockton

The Northern Echo: Virtual First World War memorial to be unveiled in Stockton

2:38pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A WAR memorial for the internet generation is being created in Teesside, one of ten areas across the country to secure funding for the First World War commemoration project.

NUT chief faces parents' questions

The Northern Echo: Christine Blower

3:49pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

TEACHERS and parents put their questions to union chiefs at an education question time.

University honours legendary North-East songwriter and singer Bryan Ferry

The Northern Echo: A contemporary portrait of Bryan Ferry by photographer Adam Whitehead

2:23pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

NORTH- East musician Bryan Ferry is to receive an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

University holds first 'festival of research'

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's National Glass Centre where the final RISE festival celebration will be held

5:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Students and academics from the North East will learn more about the opportunities available at Sunderland when the city’s university hosts the first RISE festival later this month.

High-flyers given unconditional offers by unis

The Northern Echo: Erica Lee of Barnard Castle School pictured with some of her outstanding art work

4:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

TWO high-flying students at Barnard Castle School have received the rare accolade of an unconditional offer to pursue their chosen university courses. Erika Lee will study production, art and design at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, alumni of which include David Tennant and James McAvoy.

Novel conference attracts education leaders

The Northern Echo: HMI school inspector David Brown talks to delegates at a specialist conference at Carmel College in Darlington

4:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

HIGHLY skilled teachers from across the region have been sharing their expertise at a special conference - believed to be the first in the country.

Future pupils visit Discovery School site

3:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE first intake of students at a pioneering new type of North-East school have visited the site.

Young people are welcomed to convention

The Northern Echo: Pictured (L-R):  Pupils Erin Partridge and Alrlan Musurov, delegate Liam Bradley and Polam Hall School head teacher John Moreland.

3:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

YOUNG people from across Darlington were welcomed to Polam Hall School’s careers convention.

More than 100 exhibitors attend careers event

The Northern Echo: Andrew McCann, 16, and his dad Frank McCann talk to Catherine Brophy and Jessica Andrews, representing the Royal Society of Chemistry

2:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE vast array of opportunities available to young people were showcased at a careers and higher education evening in Ripon supported by more than 100 exhibitors. Ripon Grammar School hosted the biennial event to give students a flavour of the choices they have on leaving school.

Call for improved training for health visitors to improve ethnic minority care

The Northern Echo: Shocking shortfall in number of health visitors

12:01pm Monday 24th March 2014

NORTH-EAST health visitors are suffering from severe professional anxiety because they are being inadequately trained to treat minority ethnic groups, researchers have found.

Schools in the region praised in Best Place to Live survey

The Northern Echo: Children from St Bede's Primary School in Stockton who are part of the chior in a prodution of 'Oh What a Lovely War!'.

2:05pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

PRIMARY schools in Stockton and state schools in Durham have fared well in the top of the Sunday Times 101 Best Places to Live.

Durham Uni colleges review 'put on hold'

The Northern Echo: Prof Chris Higgins

11:58am Friday 21st March 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL review said to put Durham University’s world-renowned collegiate system at risk appears to have been put on hold.

First scientific comparison of men's and women's football finds differences

The Northern Echo:

4:25pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE first ever scientific comparison of men’s and women’s elite football have found significant differences in the amount of energy expended during matches.

Boss of website urges North-East students to consider vocational training

The Northern Echo: TV DRAGON: Entrepreneur James Caan

5:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

THE boss of a website dedicated to spreading awareness of the alternatives to university is urging young people in the North-East to think seriously of vocational training and apprenticeships.

School announces £3m investment in new music facility

The Northern Echo: Pictured with plans of the new music wing at Yarm School  are (L-to-R): Head teacher David Dunn, Charlie Jones, Katie Wood, Hamish Dixon and Ishika Singh

4:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A LEADING independent school has announced a £3m investment in music teaching Yarm School’s new facility will enhance further the school’s strong reputation for the performing arts.

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