Sexual abuse victims urge others to come forward

The Northern Echo:

6:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN who was raped by her father is calling on victims of sexual abuse to come forward to put their attackers behind bars.

Inspector orders council on rethink student digs

The Northern Echo: Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods

3:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PLANNING inspector has told a council to rethink its student housing policy, in a move welcomed by delighted campaigners.

What's On: Fireworks displays and bonfire nights in North-East and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Fireworks over the Wicker Man at South Park, Oxford, in 2010. There is no wicker man this year, but organisers promise a spectacular show

11:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

Free and ticketed firework displays and bonfire nights across the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Volunteers spruce up child care centre

The Northern Echo: NURSERY SPRUCE UP: Prince's Trust volunteers have helped renovate the Childcare Co-operative in Shiney Row. Picture: TOM BANKS (12152720)

4:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

JOBLESS young people are pulling out the stops to improve their community on a course run by firefighters.

90,000 see The Lion King at Sunderland Empire

The Northern Echo: LION KING: Nicholas Nkuna is pictured as Simba

3:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUSICAL The Lion King completes its record-breaking run at the Sunderland Empire on Saturday (November 1), having sold out performances throughout the season.

Faye Steps up to help turn on Christmas lights

The Northern Echo: Faye Tozer  (12151987)

3:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FORMER Steps singer Faye Tozer will help switch on Sunderland’s Christmas lights.

Private funeral for dedicated football fan killed in plane tragedy

The Northern Echo: (11978368)

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE funeral of Flight MH17 victim John Alder will be held tomorrow (Friday, October 31).

Mural makeover for underpass

The Northern Echo: MURAL PAINTING: Prince’s Trust volunteers with their mural in a Chester le Street  underpass. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DARK and dingy underpass has been brightened up by a team of young volunteers,

Pianist Stephen Raine returns to Durham roots for recitals

The Northern Echo: Stephen Raine (12122223)

2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A YOUNG concert pianist who has appeared at venues across the UK and beyond is returning to his Durham roots for two recitals next week.

Motorist killed after car leaves road and hits trees

The Northern Echo: Police stage house-to-house inquiries in Shiney Row after series of thefts from gardens in the neighbourhood

11:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTORIST was killed after car left a stretch of rural road and collided with several trees on Thursday morning.

Mysterious hoard baffles cathedral experts

The Northern Echo: OLD FIND: Archaeologists working in the Monks' Dormitory at Durham Cathedral have found newspapers hidden under a bookcase by 1880s workmen. Picture: TOM BANKS (12113718)

5:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE discovery of a forgotten time capsule has baffled history buffs at Durham Cathedral.

Car thief's short journey ended in shunt

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

7:05pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOUNG car thief did not get far after taking a Peugeot while under the influence of drink, a court heard.

Teens to learn rural skills

The Northern Echo: (12120351)

7:03pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE teenagers will be taught traditional rural skills such as dry stone walling, thanks to a charitable grant.

NE Premier League stars on fashion scouting trip

The Northern Echo: SHARP SUITS: Sunderland footballers Jack Rodwell & Jordi Gomez, at the Metrocentre, Gateshead, being kitted out prior to club’s charity foundation Fashion Strikes show, next month. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO North-East Premier League players swapped their football kit for stylish suits on a special club assignment today (Wednesday October 29).

Mural makeover for underpass

The Northern Echo: MURAL PAINTING: Prince’s Trust volunteers with their mural in a Chester le Street  underpass. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DARK and dingy underpass has been brightened up by a team of young volunteers,

Indian teachers visit Bowburn school

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL VISIT: Jen Syer, Jan Blackburn, Shirin Amerjee, Jan Blakey, Rinku Paul, headteacher Christine Ormerod and Brian Stobie, with Jake Dunbar, Phoebe Short, Scott Parnaby and Millie Stark

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A VILLAGE school has welcomed a visit by two Indian teachers.

Chester-le-Street's civic centre finally faces demolition after conservationists fail to save it

The Northern Echo: DEMOLITION SOON: Inside the Civic Centre in the 1980s

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FUTURISTIC council headquarters is set to be demolished next week (November 3) after the fight to save it was lost.

Bikers back air ambulance

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BIKERS have raised nearly £30,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Criminals get lessons .... in crime

The Northern Echo: ATTACKS: Frankland Prison, near Durham City, has seen an increase of more than 200 per cent

9:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOME of the country's most dangerous criminals will be embarking on pioneering classes behind bars - to learn more about crime.

School bus driver sacked by company

The Northern Echo: North Durham Academy

6:35pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SCHOOL coach driver suspected of drinking wine by teachers on a trip to France has been sacked for having alcohol in his system.

Two charged in relation to Tilly Lockey bike theft

The Northern Echo: ON YER BIKE: Tilly Lockey with her new bicyclee. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (11921783)

11:39am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO people have been charged in connection with the theft of a bike belonging to a little girl who lost her hands to meningitis.

Board school sold for £150,000

The Northern Echo: The buildings will go under the hammer next month

6:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FORMER Victorian school has been sold for £150,000 at auction.

SAFC fans raise £14,000 for charity

The Northern Echo: Little Dribblers on the Stadium of Light pitch at half-time

6:01pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

SUNDERLAND fans raised more than £14,000 for the club’s official charity at the weekend.

Peterlee man critically hurt after being hit by train in London

6:01pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEWCASTLE United fan is fighting for his life after falling in front of a train before his team’s match at Tottenham at the weekend.

Award for furniture project

The Northern Echo: Awards ceremony host Philip Ward; Rachel Gatland, a waste strategy and policy officer at Durham County Council; Victoria Burrell, a waste strategy team manager at Durham County Council; Victor Perez-Mares, senior communications manager at award sponsors

4:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FURNITURE reuse scheme has won a national award.

Painting donated to Durham museum

The Northern Echo: In x Out by Mohammed Joha (12018798)

3:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NORTH-East museum’s modern art collection has been boosted by the donation of a painting from a leading Palestinian artist.

School bus driver sacked for having alcohol in system on trip to France

The Northern Echo:

4:18pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SCHOOL coach driver suspected of drinking wine by teachers on a trip to France has been sacked for having alcohol in his system.

East Durham Creates Festival gets underway

The Northern Echo: ART DISPLAY: Dryden Goodwin's Skill

11:58am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN AMBITIOUS arts festival featuring a variety of performances, exhibitions and events will get underway in east Durham tomorrow (Wednesday).

Miners march on Parliament over 1984 strike

The Northern Echo: Members of the Durham Miners Association raise a banner ahead of the funeral of former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, central London.  (11987519)

6:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FORMER miners from the region will march on Parliament today (Tuesday, October 27) to demand more support for coalfield communities.

Warning after bogus callers pressure elderly resident to part with large amount of money for little work

The Northern Echo: Police investigate suspected street attack in Sunderland

6:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are warning householders, particularly the elderly, to be on their guard for bogus callers.

Moving farewell to inspirational hospice bride

The Northern Echo: SOLEMN MOMENT: June Carter's funeral cortege makes its way to Durham Cathedral. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (11982328)

4:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

A USUALLY bustling city centre came to a moving standstill in tribute to an inspirational hospice bride today (Monday, October 27).

Man in court over out of control dogs allegation

The Northern Echo: (9443387)

4:44pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MAN is due in court after an incident in which dogs attacked another man.

Direct flights from Newcastle to New York announced

The Northern Echo:

11:17am Monday 27th October 2014

THE region's first direct flights to New York will be introduced for a trial period next year, subject to Government approval, it was announced this morning.

Auction of tragic fan's programmes to boost Sir Bobby's foundation

The Northern Echo: (11978368)

5:49pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE programme collection of one of the two avid Newcastle United fans killed on Flight MH17 will be auctioned for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Wear treasures talk

The Northern Echo: NEW EXHIBITION: Fireman and amateur archaeologist Gary Bankhead whose collection is on display in the new exhibition at the Palace Green Library in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (6895869)

5:47pm Monday 27th October 2014

A DIVER who discovered more than 3,500 artefacts buried in the River Wear will discuss his findings this weekend (Sunday, November 2).

Concert honours late brass star

The Northern Echo: Charlotte, Bryan, Catherine and Phillip Tait (11991976)

5:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE children of a renowned cornet player have organised a charity concert in his memory.

Children have a wild time reading

The Northern Echo: STORY TIME: Mia Noone and Niamh Williams, back, and Hannah Jones and Audrey Hartnell, front, with Stella the Storyteller

4:02pm Monday 27th October 2014

MORE than a hundred children took part in a wildlife-themed reading event.

Deadline looms for community grant bids

The Northern Echo: (10027074)

5:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

COMMUNITY groups have until Tuesday (October 28) to apply for grants from a city forum.

Man fined for dropping fag into drain

The Northern Echo: A man has been fined for dropping a cigarette butt into an open drain. Library picture

5:05pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MAN has been fined for dropping a cigarette butt into an open drain.

'No honour among thieves' as addict breaks into arrested friend's home

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

12:02am Monday 27th October 2014

AN addict was so desperate for goods to sell to raise money for his next fix that he broke into the home of “an associate” who had been arrested.

Affectionate tribute to grassroots sport legend Kip Watson

The Northern Echo: (11938502)

4:51pm Sunday 26th October 2014

KIP Watson, the man who helped nurture football’s Phyllosan fraternity and who in 2001 won the Northern Echo Local Heroes award, has died just weeks short of his 97th birthday.

Man trapped in burning kichen is rescued by firefighters

The Northern Echo:

7:52pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A MAN has been rescued by firefighters after he was trapped in a burning kitchen.

Hotline to stop gun tragedies launched

6:51pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A MAN who lost three members of his family in the New Year’s Day massacre in the North-East is backing a campaign to combat gun crime.

Seasonal spookiness at Hall Hill Farm

The Northern Echo: (11939128)

5:09pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A GIANT pumpkin and a 22ft scarecrow are among the spooky additions to a North-East visitor attraction.

Remembering victims of war spans generations

The Northern Echo: POPPY SELLERS: (from left) Chiana Gray with Vera Parnaby and Abigail Owen

5:07pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A VETERAN poppy seller has been joined by two of the Royal British Legion’s youngest members to launch this year’s appeal in part of the North-East.

Open day at rural centre

The Northern Echo: OPEN DAY: Brigid Press, centre, from Lionmouth rural centre at Broadgate Farm chats with Malcolm and Yvonne Bannister whose stall selling hand-crafted accessories was situated in the greenhouse on the open day on Saturday.

2:37pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A COUNTRYSIDE retreat has held an open day to showcase its work within the community.

Couple thank community for charity support

The Northern Echo: Irene and Alan Nattrass

1:54pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A COUPLE have raised £2,000 for charity with a fundraising evening backed by world famous actor Michael Yorke.

School coach driver detained in France released without charge

The Northern Echo:

8:53am Sunday 26th October 2014

THE transport company which employed a driver suspected of drink driving while taking school children to France says it has launched a full investigation into the matter.

Disabled man distraught at the loss of irreplaceable jewellery

The Northern Echo: The jewellery missing from Mr Houston's house

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

A DISABLED man has spoken of his upset after tokens of love exchanged between him and the wife who later tried to kill him were stolen.

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.

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