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Man arrested after five hour stand-off with police

The Northern Echo:

5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been detained after a five hour stand-off with police in North Shields.

Investigation continues into the death of solicitor found with stab wounds in Durham City

The Northern Echo: INQUEST REVIEW: Father-of-two Peter Maine died from stab wounds to his chest while out jogging in Durham City on September 1, last year.

2:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DOCUMENTS relating to the death of a solicitor who suffered fatal stab wounds while jogging in Durham City have been handed to his family.

Girls among youngest ever legion members

The Northern Echo: NEW RECUIT: 8 year old Chiana Gray who has become an honorary junior member of the Royal British Legion.

6:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A LITTLE girl who was moved following a First World War commemoration service is becoming one of the Royal British Legion’s youngest members.

Commemorative theme for this year’s Houghton Feast

The Northern Echo: Work in progress on the First World War commemorative piece by local artist Mark Burns Cassell commissioned by Sunderland City Council’s Coalfield Area Committee

6:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MODEL soldier covered in paper mache extracts of First World War poetry has been created to mark the launch of this year’s Houghton Feast.

Students help plant new HQ's memorial garden

The Northern Echo: YOUNG GARDENERS: Youngsters plant the Memorial garden at the new police headquarters at Aykley Heads. Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks, in uniform, background, looks on.              Picture: ANDY LAMB (10957216)

5:43pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SCHOOL children have helped plant a memorial garden at a new police force headquarters.

Cannabis farm uncovered in early hours

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CANNABIS farm has been discovered after police responded to reports of suspicious activity in the street.

Police appeal for couple after sex assault

3:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COUPLE who may have witnessed a city centre sex assault are being asked to come forward.

Warring sides prepare for inquiry showdown on 'growth catalyst' plan

The Northern Echo: CHANGES PROPOSED: Durham County Council

3:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAJOR inquiry which could shape the region for decades to come begins tomorrow (Wednesday, October 1).

Tyneside Boy, four, honoured for saving his school from blaze

The Northern Echo:

3:21pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FOUR-year-old boy has become one of the youngest people in the country to receive a bravery award after he saved his school from a fire.

Warden saw me buy parking ticket - fined cancer sufferer

The Northern Echo: PARKING FINE: David Brown and his wife Gail who received a parking ticket during their visit to the University Hospital of North Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10882097)

6:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CANCER sufferer claims a traffic warden saw her buy a parking ticket for an urgent hospital appointment before slapping a fine on her car just four minutes later.

Residents invited to join in new era for vital village facility

The Northern Echo: NEW LOOK: Chairman Keith Pounder (front) with committee members Anne Yard (left) and Margaret Hamilton (right) from the Quarrington Hill Community Association who have taken charge of the community centre following the refurbishment. Picture: DAVID WOOD (

4:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

VILLAGE leaders are inviting fellow residents to join them in celebrating a new era for their community centre.

Row with "ex" turned to violence outside castle wedding party

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

7:04pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN ALCOHOLIC "punched the living daylights" out of his ex-partner at a wedding party.

Injured man airlifted to hospital after ravine rescue

The Northern Echo: FLYING RESUE: The Great North Air Ambulance Service attended the scene of the crash near  Raby Hunt Inn in Summerhouses, near Gainford, County Durham

7:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN was rescued by firefighters tonight after falling up to 20ft down a steep ravine.

Poo's sorry now?

The Northern Echo:

6:46pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN who was captured on CCTV defecating on a bus seat has been cautioned following a police appeal.

Mourners say final farewell to former Sunderland Royal Marine shot and killed in Iraq

The Northern Echo: FUNERAL SERVICE: Funeral of Philip Harris at St Andrew's Church in Roker, Sunderland. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10885167)

5:28pm Monday 29th September 2014

HUNDREDS of mourners gathered today (Monday, September 29) to pay their final respects to a former Royal Marine who was shot and killed in Iraq, where he was working in the security industry.

Seaham hairdresser loses finger after spider bite

The Northern Echo: Andrea Wallace, who had to have finger amputated after being bitten by a spider, thought to have been a false widow. Picture:  ITV Tyne Tees TV. (10894551)

6:36pm Monday 29th September 2014

A HAIRDRESSER had to have a finger amputated after catching a flesh-eating bug from a simple spider bite.

Third strike burglar targeted home of pensioner

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

6:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

A THIRD-STRIKE burglar ransacked a pensioner’s home before leaving with a number of his possessions while he was out at a local social club, a court heard.

Family brand Russell ‘offensive’ over tasteless grandfather jokes

The Northern Echo: Sam Wright in one of the television adverts

6:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

RELATIVES of an elderly man who was mocked after appearing in an advert for a bank before he died have said Russell Brand should apologise.

Durham science firm bought by Japanese giant

The Northern Echo: Durham University

5:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NORTH-East science firm has been bought up by a Japanese stem cell company, offering hope for the development of better heart, liver and nerve cells.

Harrison's great prehistoric bake off

The Northern Echo: Harrison Turnbull with his mother Kate and his dinosaur cake (10890888)

5:16pm Monday 29th September 2014

RELATIVES of a young leukaemia sufferer have been raising money for a charity that brought a smile to his face.

Campaign for Tanfield Lea miners’ banner

The Northern Echo: BANNER TO BE RESTORED: Councillor Joyce Charlton joins Alice Mearns (blue top) and Joe Wilson from the Tanfield Lea Partnership with the miners banner.

5:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

A COMMUNITY group is looking for fundraisers to help pay for a new miners’ banner for a North-East village.

Abuse probe delays 'unfortunate' - bishop

The Northern Echo: The Bishop of Durham

1:48pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE North-East’s most senior churchman has criticised delays to the Government’s historic child abuse inquiry.

Cancer treatment trialled in the North East extends patients' lives

The Northern Echo: DRUG TRIAL: The Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

12:02am Monday 29th September 2014

CANCER treatment trialled at a North-East hospital has been found to extend survival in women with advanced breast cancer to nearly five years.

Road work to begin at Mt Oswald

The Northern Echo: John Ruddick

4:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

WORK on a £200m housing development is about to take another step forward.

Boy, 14, "lucky to be alive" after falling 150ft from County Durham cliffs trying to retrieve a hat

The Northern Echo: CYCLING ACCIDENT: The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to the incident near Frosterley, in Weardale, shortly before 4pm on Monday. This is a library image

12:54pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A TEENAGE boy is recovering in hospital after falling 150ft down a cliff on the North-East coast.

Sports pitch opened in Coxhoe

The Northern Echo: GRAND OPENING: Roberta Blackman Woods MP (right) officially opens the new sports facility at the Active Life Centre in Coxhoe with centre manager Melanie Adams  (left), Samson from Sunderland AFC, Ethan Purvis (12), Jacob Dunn (10), Joshua Mounter (10) an

10:52am Sunday 28th September 2014

COMMUNITY sports facilities have been officially opened in north Durham.

Princesses victory over superheroes in charity game

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FUNDRAISER: Fundraisers take part in the charity football match in Pelton.

4:06pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A CHARITY football match between superheroes and Disney princesses raised more than £4,500.

Stained glass window marks school's 600th anniversary

The Northern Echo: LIGHT YEARS: Year 12 student Alex Douglas with Head Teacher Kieran McLaughlin, Dean of Durham the Very Rev Michael Sadgrove and the stained glass window he designed. (10828204)

11:20am Sunday 28th September 2014

ONE of the country’s oldest schools has had stained glass window designed for its chapel to mark its 600th anniversary.

Singer to perform farm gig for Ugandan charity

The Northern Echo: FARM GIG: A nurse looks after a newborn baby in a Ugandan maternity unit

2:57pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A SINGER-songwriter is to perform a gig next week to raise money for children with disabilities in rural Uganda.

Police name stab death victim as Uriel Moskwa

The Northern Echo:

12:31pm Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE investigating the stabbing death of a man in North Shields have named the victim as Uriel Moskwa.

Three hospitalised after car fails to stop for police in County Durham, crosses A19 and collides with two others

The Northern Echo: Durham Police

12:51pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A CAR which failed to stop for police ended up involved in a four-vehicle crash on the A19 in County Durham.

Drink driver crashed into bride's vintage wedding car outside church

6:04am Saturday 27th September 2014

A DRUNK woman who crashed into a vintage wedding car moments before a bride entered church to get married has been banned from driving.

Grandmother who took up karate after neighbour attack becomes black belt at 71

The Northern Echo: BLACK BELT: Liz Lawson

6:03am Saturday 27th September 2014

A GRANDMOTHER who took up karate after being assaulted by a neighbour has become a black belt at the age of 71.

Housing provider honoured for work with apprentices

The Northern Echo: (10826880)

10:47am Saturday 27th September 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s biggest landlord has been recognised for its apprentice mentoring scheme.

Original Scouting For Boys is centrepiece of new exhibition

The Northern Echo: BOOKS FOR BOYS: An edition of 'The Boys' Own Paper Annual' on display at an exhibition at Palace Green Library, Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (10787910)

1:39pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN original manuscript of one of the world’s most-read books is the centrepiece of a new exhibition of adventure books.

Police chiefs launch formal complaint against crown court judge

The Northern Echo: SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Anthony Bruce

6:53pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE North-East’s three police and crime commissioners are making an official complaint about a judge who spared a wife beater jail despite hearing how he had bitten, throttled and held a knife to her throat.

Appeal for return of Bruno the Tyneside raccoon as his girlfriends are missing him

The Northern Echo: On the fence: The raccoon photographed by Ralph Lowes.

10:07pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE owner of a raccoon that was spotted roaming the streets of Tyneside has appealed for his safe return – as he has two females pining for him.

Book theme charity day at primary school

The Northern Echo: ROALD DAHL FUN DAY: Staff member Sue Webb takes part in the fun as The BFG with Louise Muncaster (6).

5:52pm Friday 26th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS took part in a charity event inspired by one of Britain’s best loved children’s authors.

Tribesmen join walkers on the path taken by St Cuthbert

The Northern Echo:

4:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

AMAZONIAN tribesmen environmental campaigners joined North-East churchgoers on the path of one of the region’s greatest saints.

Young ballerina celebrates success

4:51pm Friday 26th September 2014

A YOUNG ballerina is celebrating after being selected for a place on a prestigious ballet programme.

Dog walkers gearing up for hospice fund-raiser

4:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCORES of dog lovers have signed up their canine companions for St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s fundraising Paws for a Cause walk.

Final plans for new health centre in Horden unveiled

4:31pm Friday 26th September 2014

FINAL plans have been unveiled for an extension and refurbishment of a medical group’s practice to transform it into a village health centre.

UPDATED: Three-year-old boy who died after being found in garden pond is named

The Northern Echo:

9:56pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy who died after being found in a garden pond has been named.

Wife beater's sentence can not be challenged, CPS confirms

The Northern Echo: SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Anthony Bruce

6:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE sentence given to a vicious wife-beater who controversially walked free from court cannot be reviewed by prosecutors, it was revealed last night (Wednesday, September 24).

Dog attack man has arm amputated

The Northern Echo: Stephen Potts (10634913)

4:23pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A DOG breeder whose two American bulldogs savaged him while he took them for a walk has had an arm amputated.

Pledge to clamp down on late night parking

The Northern Echo: PARKING CLAMPDOWN: Claypath in Durham

6:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CRACKDOWN on drivers who flout traffic and parking rules in the centre of Durham on weekend nights will be repeated.

Man at wheel of stolen car claimed he bought it from owner earlier that day

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

4:59pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN caught at the wheel of a car taken after a burglary told police he had bought it off the owner earlier that day.

Golden bolt installed in Consett Academy frame

The Northern Echo: GOLDEN BOLT: (from left) Michael Rutherford, Carillion project manager, Councillor Ossie Johnson, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, Consett Academy student Adam Davison and principal Kevin Reynold

4:54pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CEREMONIAL golden bolt has been fitted into place to celebrate a landmark in the development of a £43m school and sports complex.

Fans' favourite Superkev agrees to help former club's charity

The Northern Echo: Kevin Phillips: "A  top man and a top player", Credit: Mark Thompson /Allsport (10781916)

4:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A NORTH-East footballing legend is taking on a new role at the club where he made his mark.

Origami and calligraphy on offer for languages day

The Northern Echo: LANGUAGES DAY: European Day of Languages is marked in Durham with series of events including Japanese calligraphy. Pictured are Kyoko Emoto show Klara Anna Capova how to write Japanese characters. Picture: TOM BANKS (10762465)

4:02pm Thursday 25th September 2014

ORIGAMI and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony brought a touch of the east to the region today.



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