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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.

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