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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Police officer and wife cleared over alleged misleading information given to county court hearing

The Northern Echo: Ann and Mark Joughin who deny trying to pervert the course of justice prior to, and at county court hearing

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A POLICE officer and his wife walked free from court after being cleared of charges relating to allegedly misleading information put forward in a civil case in which they were involved.

MP will urge Foreign Office to call in Greek Ambassador over death of County Durham man

The Northern Echo: DEATH MYSTERY: Christopher Rochester

6:03am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Foreign Office will today (Friday, October 23) be urged to call in the Greek Ambassador to finally end a 14-year controversy over the death of a North-East man.

Pupils showcase their First World War studies

The Northern Echo: ON DISPLAY: Pupils Mackenzie Reay (6) and Ellie May Wozencroft (5) with some of their work in their First World War exhibition. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11916431)

6:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS at a Chester-le-Street school have been delving into the past to learn about the First World War.

Fresh jobs blow for town with news that secure training centre is to close

The Northern Echo:

1:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NORTH-EAST MP has spoken of her shock at learning a secure training centre is to be closed.

Body of MH17 victim John Alder returned to North-East

The Northern Echo: John Alder, who died on board flight MH17

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE body of one of the two Newcastle United fans who died when their plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine has been returned to the North-East.

Locum doctor denies groping two female patients at gp surgeries in region

The Northern Echo: Dr Unt Tun Maung who denies sexually assaulting tow female patients

6:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DOCTOR has denied allegations that he groped two female patients who presented themselves for examination for common complaints at surgeries in the North-East.

Dogs walked by woman "with bad teeth" bite jogger on the bottom

The Northern Echo: Witness appeal (8875381)

4:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A JOGGER was bitten on his bottom by two off-the-leash dogs.

Man threatening to self-harm prompts police operation in Ashington

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

8:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are trying to talk to a man who is threatening to harm himself inside a house in Northumberland.

Captain urges fans to back charity's matchday

The Northern Echo: Sunderland captain John O'Shea (left)and Head Coach Gus Poyet with the Foundation Matchday shirt  (11879705)

6:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SUNDERLAND AFC captain John O’ Shea is urging fans to support the club’s charity.

Rugby player hailed as inspirational charity fund-raiser

The Northern Echo: Event boosts funds(9469627)

5:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NORTH-EAST man has been hailed as "inspirational" by a charity chief after raising more than £12,000.

Youths arrested in drive against stone throwing from bridges

The Northern Echo: New base in Newcastle (10566018)

5:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE have arrested two youths for throwing things from a bridge onto cars and lorries passing below.

Durham City will come to standstill to pay last respects to inspirational hospice bride

The Northern Echo: Happily married couple - June and Jim Carter. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (11096871)

5:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CITY will come to a standstill next week to pay its last respects to an inspirational hospice bride who died days after fulfilling her wish to marry her fiancé of 30 years.

World market returns to town

The Northern Echo: PIE HEAVEN: Durham Mayor and Mayoress John and Maxine Robinson admire the fruit pies made by continental market stallholder Marcin Swierzowski, right.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11859061)

5:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WORLD Village market has returned to the region, offering a feast of flavours from across the globe for four days.

Young people attend interactive careers fair

The Northern Echo: CYCLE FIT: Gemma Dobson from Local Motion takes 14 year old Tanfield School pupil Connor King through a cycle challenge at the Get A Buzz day in the Durham Centre, Belmont.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (11859110)

4:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALMOST 2,000 young people attended an interactive careers event today (Thursday, October 23) which looked to promote their employability skills.

Care home residents honoured in gardening competition

The Northern Echo: GARDEN AWARD: Activities co-ordinator Gail Bowden, (back) home manager Anna Clark (front) and resident Joan Grayson (on bench).

4:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS of a care home have won a national award for their green-fingered skills.

Schoolgirl to donate England player's boots to cause

The Northern Echo: BOOTS FILLED: England player Jill Scott during a 2009 coaching session in Houghton-le-Spring.

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BRAVE young footballer is giving away one of her prized possessions to help find a cure for the disease she has suffered since she was a toddler.

A mine of information on Durham miners

The Northern Echo: (11870635)

4:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE records of 200,000 miners who worked in the Durham Coalfield can now be viewed online.

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage comes to Durham Cathedral

The Northern Echo: The Sixteen. Picture: Josep Molina  (11864745)

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE WORLD-RENOWNED choral group The Sixteen bring their latest choral pilgrimage to Durham Cathedral tomorrow (Friday, October 24).

Man held after couple assaulted in garden of house

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police

2:39pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after an assault in the garden of a Tyneside house.

Author sheds new light on ancient civilisation

The Northern Echo: LAUNCH EVENT: New book will be launched at The Oriental Museum, in Durham City

2:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN author is to launch the second in his series of novels set in a prehistoric civilisation.

Man attacked by two Staffordshire bull terriers in Washington

2:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was bitten by two dogs.

Award joy for local firm

The Northern Echo: Dealer of the year (11836462)

2:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NORTH-EAST office supplies company is celebrating after winning a prestigious award.

Shoppers asked to vote in annual retail awards

The Northern Echo: CHASING HONOURS: Whisky River hopes for a repeat of last year's success at the Durham City Retail Awards (left to right) Hollie and Kate Shepherd, owners of Whisky River Cocktail Bar and Café, and manager Tom Binns.

2:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to vote for their favourite retailer as an awards scheme gets underway.

Children pay surprise musical tribute to much-loved teacher

The Northern Echo: MUSICAL TRIBUTE: Five-year-old Gracie Troupe, one of the children selected to make the presentation to Marie Hann at the evening, which was narrated by Harry West, 10.

2:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN hit the right note when they set out to celebrate the 30-year career of one of their teachers.

Club conversion plan refused

The Northern Echo: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

1:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN application to convert the ground floor of a social club into a flat has been refused.

Seaham community gets cash boost to improve the area

6:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS of an east Durham community are to get an important say in how thousands of pounds will be spent to improve their area.

Dog attack victim undergoes plastic surgery to serious injuries

The Northern Echo: Neighbourhood wardens leading away a muzzled American bulldog belonging to Stephen Potts (in purple top). Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (11777236)

7:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN who was savaged by a pack of American bulldogs when he picked up his dog in a bid to protect it was due to undergo plastic surgery today (Wednesday, October 22).

Run Geordie Run steps out on greatest challenge yet - to run around the entire world

The Northern Echo: RUNNING MAN: Mark "Run Geordie Run" Allison prepares for his round the globe challenge on the Newcastle Quayside (11822897)

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LONG distance runner Mark Allison has announced his biggest charity challenge to date: to run around the world.

Wife of businessman who suffered severe head injury in Darlington town centre fall calls for bikes to be banned from pedestrian areas

The Northern Echo: HEAD INJURY: Brian Coates

6:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE devastated wife of a businessman who suffered life-changing head injuries after a fall in a busy town centre has called for bikes to be banned from pedestrianised areas.

North-East First World War soldier buried in France

The Northern Echo: WAR HERO: Newcastle-born Private William Alfred Singyard was one of 15 soldiers whose remains were discovered on a building site at Beaucamps-Ligny, in Northern France.

7:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE hundred years after his death, a First World War soldier has finally been given a burial befitting a hero after his remains were found by French construction workers.

Durham prepares for one its biggest military parades in years

The Northern Echo: MILITARY PARADE: Soldiers from The Rifles, outside Durham Town Hall, during the regiment's Freedom of the City parade in 2008.

6:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE of the biggest military parades a city has seen in years is to take place next month.

Families urged to draw inspiration from cathedral

The Northern Echo: BIG DRAW: Families invited for drawing event in cathedral

5:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FAMILIES are invited to brush up their artistic skills at a two-day event designed to get people drawing.

Student accommodation proposals in Durham City

The Northern Echo: PUBLIC CONSULTATION: An exhibition about plans for a 440-bed student complex in Claypath, on shaow at Durham's Gala Theatre. Picture: TOM BANKS (11769839)

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A £50m scheme to build accommodation for 440 students in Durham city centre has been unveiled at a public consultation event.

MP's surgery shake-up

The Northern Echo: Kevan Jones: New advice surgery

1:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NORTH Durham Labour MP Kevan Jones is adding a new village venue to the monthly advice surgeries he holds for constituents.

Deadline approaches for funding awards scheme

The Northern Echo: (11807562)

1:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GROUPS in and around Durham City have only days left to apply for a chance to share in £20,000.

Go-ahead for Bowburn housing development despite fears over school

The Northern Echo: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HOUSING development has been given the go-ahead despite fears it would stand in the way of building a new village school.

Man released on bail after dog walker savaged near Durham

The Northern Echo:

12:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN whose bulldogs allegedly savaged a fellow dog owner near Durham has been released on police bail.

Candidates debate on Twitter

The Northern Echo: SOCIAL MEDIA: Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods

7:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PARLIAMENTARY hopefuls took to social media to answer students’ questions in the first debate of the forthcoming General Election campaign.

Woman in her 80s has her purse stolen

The Northern Echo: New base in Newcastle (10566018)

6:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly woman had her purse stolen.

'We knew this would happen', say residents outraged by fresh dog attack

The Northern Echo: A woman leads an American bulldog away from a field at Low Pittington. Dog was impounded. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (11777228)

9:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A COMMUNITY has spoken of its outrage after a man who had his arm ripped off by his own dogs found himself at the centre of another incident involving his animals.

Danger driver who struck police officer jailed for three years

The Northern Echo: Dean Andrew Watts, who drove girlfriend's car after drinking to celebrate his 23rd birthday.

7:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A POLICE officer laying a stinger device was thrown over the bonnet of the car he was trying to bring to a halt, a court heard.

Delivery men admit selling fake vodka

The Northern Echo: ILLEGAL VODKA: PCSO Michelle Williamson and Sergeant  Tim Robson from the Alcohol Reduction Team with just some of the illegal vodka seized during the operation in Stanley.

4:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO men have appeared in court charged with selling potentially lethal counterfeit vodka using an illegal drink delivery service.



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