Family of teenager who died after assault launch fresh bid for justice

The Northern Echo: INQUEST APPEAL: The family of Kristian Thompson are urging the Attorney General's Office to order a fresh inquest into the teenager's death.

3:16pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE family of a North-East teenager who died ten months after being punched has launched a fresh bid to prove the attack caused his death.

Cycle race 'worth £300k'

The Northern Echo: Cyclists race down Crossgate, Durham, in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series (8706859)

2:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN ELITE cycle race boosted the region’s economy by nearly £300,000, a report claims.

Music of rock legends performed in the park

The Northern Echo: Coming to Chester-le-Street (8708092)

1:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN outdoor concert dedicated to tribute bands is expected to attract thousands of fans.

Work starts on Wheatley Hill health centre

The Northern Echo: Wheatley Hill (L-R) Cllr Lucy Hovvels, David Pickersgill, Malcom Swan, Joseph Chandy, Chloe Taylor and Cllr Morris Nicholls (8707606)

12:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BUILDING work has begun on a new £2m health centre in east Durham.

Charity's thanks for fundraising support

The Northern Echo: (8705314)

12:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CANCER charity has thanked the people of Chester-le-Street for raising money for its work.

Meadow funding is blooming great news

The Northern Echo: : Councillors Amanda Hopgood (left), Mark Wilkes and Mamie Simmons (right) in the new wildlife meadow in Newton Hall.Picture: DAVID WOOD (8667923)

12:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THREE councillors are supporting Durham City’s bid to win a prestigious horticultural prize by funding a wildflower meadow.

Police appeal for witnesses to Durham bus crash

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital after being hit by a bus yesterday.

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being hit by bus

The Northern Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a bus. Shop workers reported hearing screams as the man was knocked down by a single-decker bus close to North Road bus station, in Durham City, shortly before 3pm yesterday.

Teenage author signs six-figure book deal

The Northern Echo: Nineteen-year-old Alice Oseman, who has landed a six-figure publishing deal (8672595)

6:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A TEENAGE author says she won’t let her six-figure book deal change her student lifestyle.

Cameron to meet families of victims of downed airliner

The Northern Echo: SUPER FAN: John Alder who died on board flight MH17 which was shot down over the Ukraine yesterday as it travelled from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Paul English/PA Wire.

1:28am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DAVID Cameron will meet the families of British victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane today as officials push for far-reaching economic sanctions against Russia.

Fishermen rescued after spending nine hours in a liferaft after boat sank off Sunderland

The Northern Echo:

7:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO fishermen spent nine hours in a liferaft after their boat sank in the North Sea.

Anthem's Mag-nificent journey

The Northern Echo: : Cyclist Steve Brown hands over the commermorative anthem which celebrates the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta to Dr James Lancelot, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8685989)

6:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SPECIAL anthem composed to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta was delivered to the North-East by bicycle today (Monday, July 28).

Summer fun at cathedral

The Northern Echo: Durham Cathedral

6:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

A CATHEDRAL has announced a summer programme of family events.

Pride success leads to further LGBTQ events in Durham

The Northern Echo: Miss Tess Tickle, dubbed the Queen of Durham

6:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE success of a city’s first pride festival has led organisers to stage monthly events.

FA marks anniversary of Sir Bobby Robson's death

The Northern Echo: MUCH MISSED: Sir Bobby Robson, pictured at the launch of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in Newcastle in 2008

5:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Football Association has declared Thursday (July 31) Sir Bobby Robson Day to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.

Dr Who music show visiting Newcastle

The Northern Echo: (8673909)

5:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

A DOCTOR Who music show is coming to the region next May.

Kenneth closes in on finishing line after 100 days of running

The Northern Echo: : Kenneth Reader (26) who is helping to raise money for the Alzheimers Society by running 10K everyday for 100 days. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8379878)

4:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

SUPPORTERS will gather tomorrow (Tuesday) night as a rugby player completes the final leg of a gruelling charity challenge.

Durham passport workers stage one-day strike

The Northern Echo: : PCS union members John Conway (left), Viv Conway, John Cook, Jeff McGough, Royston Palmer and John Russell (right) picket outside the passport office in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8667462)

4:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

NORTH-East passport workers took part in a national strike against job cuts today (Monday, July 28), risking the wrath of would-be holidaymakers.

Fatal accident victim named

The Northern Echo: (8679987)

4:31pm Monday 28th July 2014

A PEDESTRIAN who was knocked over and killed while walking home along a lane between two villages has been named by police.

Sainsbury's backs re-homing charity

4:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SUPERMARKET has named its charity of the year.

Growing sessions in Annfield Plain

The Northern Echo: Groundwork North East  (8659796)

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SERIES of free growing activities aimed at providing people with the opportunity to get involved in cultivating healthy, affordable food will be held in a north Durham community.

Honours shared as school passes first year

The Northern Echo: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Prize winners at Durham Free School’s first presentation evening

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW free school has celebrated the end of its first academic year with a prize giving ceremony.

Holiday accommodation at Knitsley Mill approved

The Northern Echo: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

3:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans for holiday accommodation next to a rural pub despite concerns about flooding and the scheme becoming a residential development.

Old pupils welcome at school reunion

The Northern Echo: OLD SCHOOL REUNION: Ex-pupils of the Durham Johnston Whinney Hill site are having a reunion. Picture: TOM BANKS (8161541)

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

OLD classmates are invited to a school reunion this autumn.

TV star opens park's new attractions

The Northern Echo: : TV presenter Michaela Strachan officially opens the new Farm Yard attraction at Adventure Valley. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8668700)

2:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

CHILDREN’s TV and wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan was the star attraction at the opening of an adventure park’s new theatre.

Teachers sponged for toilet charity

The Northern Echo: Niamh Sykes, Dylan Glenton, Revd Canon Judy Hirst, headteacher Pam Monaghan, Jude Dudley and Gini Stephenson support the Toilet Twinning scheme  (8658623)

2:52pm Monday 28th July 2014

SCHOOL pupils helped set up clean toilets for poor children across the globe by throwing wet sponges at their teachers.

Stars back James Bond night for hospice

The Northern Echo: SIGNED PHOTO: Keira Knightley

2:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

ROCK legend Sir Elton John and Hollywood star Keira Knightley are just two of the celebrities backing a hospice’s charity ball.

Flood protection work starts on historic pier

The Northern Echo: VITAL WORK: Seaham North Pier

1:45pm Monday 28th July 2014

WORK on a £3.4m project on a historic pier aimed at protecting an east Durham town from flooding is getting underway this week.

Show is a stitch up

1:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

CRAFTY young people have embroidery all stitched up in a new exhibition.

Woman raped in city centre attack

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police

9:11pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOMAN has been raped in a city centre attack.

Hundreds in the pink for Durham's Race For Life

The Northern Echo: : Fundraisers take part in the Race for Life in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8636447)

7:21pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of women and girls were in the pink as a charity summer race series came to an end today (Sunday July 27).

Taking to the sea to watch the heroes of the sky

The Northern Echo: : The Red Arrows take part in the International Airshow in Sunderland. Picture: DAVIID WOOD (8632262)

6:53pm Sunday 27th July 2014

EACH year, more than a million people head to Sunderland for Europe's biggest free airshow. Unusually, Lizzie Anderson took to the sea to watch the spectacle unfold.

Awe-struck by magnificent men in their flying machines

The Northern Echo:

6:54pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of sun-drenched spectators were left awe-struck at those magnificent men, and women, in their flying machines at the weekend.

Passport office staff set to strike

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 08/10/10 of a passport as a union has warned of industrial action over a passport backlog it says has been caused by job cuts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 9, 2014. The Public and Commercial Services union said job cut

5:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PASSPORT Office workers in the North-East are expected to take part in strike action tomorrow (Monday July 28).

Landlord begins work on new homes

The Northern Echo: Catering for families and the elderly (8612265)

3:54pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WORK on three housing developments for families and the elderly has started in Stanley.

Tommy target reached to ensure statue stays in town

3:45pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE mission to ensure a much-loved steel statue remains in a North-East coastal town appears to have proved successful.

Big song and dance across city

The Northern Echo: : Members of Slubbing Billy's Morris from North West Yorkshire peform during the Durham Folk Party event in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8636877)

3:43pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A FOLK festival lived up to its billing as a “right old song and dance” over the weekend.

Council's apprentice scheme helps 500th youngster in County Durham

The Northern Echo: APPRENTICE SUCCESS:  Hayley McKenna, of Durham Climbing Centre, Holly Hirst; Durham County Council employability officer Alison Kirk and Cllr Neil Fosternames are l-r

2:20pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SCHEME to help youngsters gain apprenticeships across County Durham has reached the 500 mark.

Drink driver left trail of damage on street after taking dad's work van

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

1:56pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A DRINK driver left a trail of damage as he careered round a housing estate in his father’s work van.

Durham City to host its first ever comic convention

The Northern Echo: COMIC FANS: Lindsey Brown and Dan Pye from the Dark Matter Comic and Gaming Cafe are organising King Con to be held at the Gala Theatre in October. Picture: DAVID WOOD

12:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

FOUNDERS of a comic cafe for lovers of all things nerd are planning a city’s first ever convention dedicated to geek culture.

Pupils thank officials who heard their speed plea

The Northern Echo: Class One pupils with road marking operatives Mathew Toothill (kneeling)  and Terry Fox, of contractors Coupe Line (8617914)

12:15pm Sunday 27th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN wrote to thank County Hall officials who answered their pleas for help to slow down traffic outside their school.

Man drowns in fish quay prompting renewed warnings from police about taking dips in hot weather

The Northern Echo: MISSING SWIMMER: Police search the Tees at Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

10:36am Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE have repeated warnings to the public about staying safe around water following the death of a man who went for a dip at a fish quay.

Police appeal after park dog bite

The Northern Echo: FAMILY FUN: Police to hold family fun day (6250118)

3:27pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE have appealed for information from visitors to a popular public park who may have witnessed a dog attack on a child.

Police appeal after street attack

The Northern Echo: Police investigate suspected street attack in Sunderland

3:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was found injured in the street.

Free debate on future of UK energy

12:58pm Saturday 26th July 2014

POLITICIANS from the main political parties will take part in a free public debate on the future of UK energy at Durham University next month.

Joey Essex to educate region's youngsters about apprenticeships

The Northern Echo: ESSEX BOY: Joey Essex

12:31pm Saturday 26th July 2014

REALITY TV celebrity Joey Essex is to visit the North-East next month to help persuade young people into apprenticeships.

Open cast mine protestors call for halt to planning process

The Northern Echo: OPENCAST PLANS: General view of the Marley Hill site

6:35am Saturday 26th July 2014

PROTESTORS have called for a decision on an opencast mine to be halted after concerns were raised over letters of support for the scheme which the authors denied having sent.

Drug dealer jailed after kilo of cannabis recovered from car

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

7:16pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DRUG dealer caught bringing £6,000-worth of cannabis to the North-East was jailed for two years.

Low cloud forces cancellation of Friday's flying programme at Sunderland Airshow

The Northern Echo:

5:51pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE flying programme for the launch night of the 26th Sunderland International Airshow had had to be cancelled.

Politicians to debate future of energy

The Northern Echo: POWER PLAY: Future of Britain's energy supply to be debated

5:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLITICIANS from the main political parties will debate the future of the UK’s energy supply next month.

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