Covering Esh Winning, Witton Gilbert, Bearpark, Ushaw Moor, Broompark, Langley Moor & Meadowfield, Framwellgate Moor, Belmont, Pittingtons, Sherburns, Shincliffe, Shadforth, Bowburn, Coxhoe, Kelloe, Quarrington Hill, Croxdale, Brandon, Brancepeth and other surrounding villages


Chairman supporting hospice's remembrance campaign

The Northern Echo: CHRISTMAS SERVICE: Durham Miners' Association Brass Band will again perform at the service

3:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

DURHAM County Council chairman John Robinson is backing the St Cuthbert’s Hospice 2014 Light Up a Life campaign.

Plans for £50m digs for 440 students on Claypath

The Northern Echo: Claypath, Durham

12:02am Monday 20th October 2014

A DEVELOPER has announced a £50m scheme to build accommodation for 440 students in Durham city centre.

Oxjam music festival takes over Durham

The Northern Echo: OXJAM: Dave Brittle performs at The Fish Tank in Durham City for the Oxjam music festival. Picture: TOM BANKS (11644904)

3:53pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CHARITY music festival was held across four city centre venues today (Sunday, October 19).

Friends raise funds for Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital

The Northern Echo: L-R Jamie Bolam, Andrew Warner and David Park preparing for sponsored cycle ride in aid of the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (11643553)

2:58pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THREE cycling partners are preparing for a sponsored bike ride to raise funds and awareness of a North-East children's heart unit caring for the baby daughter of a friend.

Judge slams 'villain' mother who lead criminal family firm

The Northern Echo: General view of Newcastle Crown Court. (11631524)

1:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

A JUDGE has condemned a family of professional shoplifters who stole designer clothes and sold them on the internet.

Clothes bank set up to help those in need

The Northern Echo: EXTRA SERVICE: Durham Food Bank already distributes food parcels in Brandon.

11:28am Saturday 18th October 2014

A CLOTHES bank offering free clothing and toiletries to people who use food banks is to be launched later this month.

Award-winning author visits Durham school

The Northern Echo: TALKING BOOKS: Author Kevin Brooks talks to students during his visit to St Leonard's RC School in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11628207)

6:03pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CARNEGIE Medal-winning author dropped in at a North-East school today (Friday, October 17).

Children's illustrator visits cathedral

The Northern Echo: BOOK SIGNING: Jackie Morris

4:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

A BESTSELLING children’s author and illustrator signed copies of her latest book during her visit to a North-east cathedral.

Court told "independent expert" used by police officer and wife in support of civil hearing defence was her sister's partner

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

6:21pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A SERVING police officer and his wife put forward her sister’s partner as an “independent expert” to support their defence in a county court action brought against them by a builder.

Mix-up leaves former miners owing hundreds to tax man

The Northern Echo: HELP AVAILABLE: Alan Cummings, chairman of Durham Miners' Association, has urged ex-miners affeted by the tax issue to get contact him.

6:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MINERS' leader has called for an investigation after miners were left owing hundreds of pounds in unpaid tax.

Summit to get children reading

The Northern Echo: David Almond (11595184)

6:09pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A SUMMIT of best-selling children’s authors and librarians is aimed at getting young people to read more.

Having a ball for charity

The Northern Echo: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

5:43pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CHARITY ball will raise money for research into Cystic Fibrosis.

Delicious Durham appeal to Londoners

The Northern Echo: The Visit County Durham posters at the London Underground Leicester Square station

5:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TOURISM chiefs are trying to tempt hungry London commuters to the region for a foodie holiday.

Jump on board for the TakeOff Festival

The Northern Echo: Hansel and Gretel from the TakeOff Festival

5:05pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S theatre festival takes place next week (October 20-26).

Bishops' is best, bar none

The Northern Echo: The Bishops' Mill in Durham, which has won the Toilet of the Year award. (11581369)

3:06pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WETHERSPOONS pub has been named the best in a city at an annual awards.

Two children injured after being knocked down outside North Durham Academy

The Northern Echo: North Durham Academy is appealing for community help

10:28am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO girls have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being knocked over outside their school.

Couple accused of giving providing misleading and false statements in their defence to civil action

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

6:40pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COUPLE have gone on trial accused of providing misleading evidence in support of their defence to a county court action.

Rural bus services cut under city leaders’ plans to seize control of fares and routes, claims MP

3:27pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RURAL bus services will be cut under city leaders’ plans to seize control of fares and routes, a North-East Labour MP warned today (Wednesday).

Blockbusters 'here to stay' at Gala despite art house plan

1:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

HOLLYWOOD blockbusters are “here to stay” despite plans to turn a county’s main cinema into an art house venue, a council chief has promised.

Laughing all the way

The Northern Echo: Andy Zaltzman

2:14pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FOUR top comedians will take to the stage at a North-East theatre this month (October).

Ending landfill an 'extraordinary achievement', says council leader

The Northern Echo: Durham County Council leader Simon Henig attaches collection day stickers to recycling bins in Chester-le-Street in 2012 (11317923)

2:44pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

ENDING landfill in Durham is one of the county council’s greatest achievements of its first five years, its leader said today (Wednesday, October 15).

Durham stones

2:44pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DURHAM Cathedral has been listed in the UK’s top 100 geosites.

Green belt plan leaves Durham a cathedral and castle in a housing estate, say council plan critics

The Northern Echo: Durham County Council's proposed new north-west Durham green belt

3:57pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DURHAM could be reduced to a cathedral and castle surrounded by a housing estate if council plans to tear up the green belt get the go-ahead, an inquiry heard today (Tuesday, October 14).

Region's striking NHS workers say 'enough is enough' when it comes to pay

The Northern Echo:

9:48am Tuesday 14th October 2014

STRIKING midwives waving blue ‘Enough is Enough’ banners were on picket lines at hospitals across the region yesterday, talking strike action for the first time in their royal college’s 133 year history.

Council debates Morrisons store plan for Durham

The Northern Echo: : General view of the B&Q extra store, Durham City Retail Park. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11491922)

5:34pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

COUNCILLORS will debate plans for a major new supermarket next week (Tuesday, October 21).

Service honours road victims

The Northern Echo: SERVICE VENUE: Durham Cathedral

5:18pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PEOPLE who have lost loved ones on the region’s roads are invited to a first-of-its-kind memorial service.

Four venues, 30 bands, five days to go - Oxjam Durham

5:07pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CHARITY music festival will take place across four city centre venues this weekend (Sunday, October 19).

The military brilliance of Roland Boys Bradford

5:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NORTH-East First World War hero is the subject of a talk this weekend (Saturday, October 18).

Europe's oldest book back in Durham

The Northern Echo: The St Cuthbert Gospel (11486059)

4:37pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

EUROPE’S oldest surviving book has returned to the North-East.

Sauna and more beds under £18m hotel scheme

The Northern Echo: An artist's impression of the new Ramside Hall facilities (11481754)

4:25pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DETAILS have been announced of a new £18m hotel development.

Grieving families take protest to London embassies

The Northern Echo: LONDON PROTEST: Grieving families who have lost loved ones abroad used a double-decker bus to protest outside embassies in London.

4:27pm Monday 13th October 2014

FAMILIES unhappy at the help they received after loved ones died abroad boarded an open top double-decker bus to get their message across.

I gave up the priesthood for love - Joe's story

The Northern Echo: : Joe Plumb with his wife Gina and their 4 month old son Joseph Juan Diego. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11353229)

6:44am Monday 13th October 2014

A CATHOLIC missionary who quit the priesthood to marry the woman he loves hopes a summit of senior bishops will lead to an “opening up” of the church. Mark Tallentire reports.

Children's favourite celebrated at book fest event

The Northern Echo: STORY TIME: Mark Benton reads extracts from Wind in the Willows to a mixed age audience at Palace Green Library as part of Durham Book Festival.   Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:13pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN enduring favourite from the volumes of children’s literature was celebrated by young and old alike at the weekend (Sunday, October 12).

Cleaner attacked making way home from work at night

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

5:53pm Monday 13th October 2014

A DRUNKEN youth who led a protracted attack on a vulnerable man was today (Monday October 13) jailed for a year.

Durham girls bake off in aid of charity tackling child hunger

The Northern Echo: CAKE COMPETITION: Pupils Isabel McCann-Bellerby (left) and Alex Delaney take a closer look at some of the cakes made for the bake-off competition at Durham High School for Girls. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11400360)

5:49pm Monday 13th October 2014

A SCHOOL’S junior pupils have been demonstrating their baking skills – with sales of their creative products going to charity committed to ending child hunger.

Tributes paid to Esh Winning lorry driver who died in motorway pile-up

The Northern Echo: Anthony Bainbridge (11416277)

5:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a North-East man who died in a serious accident on a Cheshire motorway.

Navy recruits are ship shape

The Northern Echo: Anne Unsworth and Kieran Fish (11416105)

4:26pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO Navy recruits have completed their basic training.

Travel bursary will be 'living memorial to an incredible man'

3:35pm Monday 13th October 2014

FRIENDS of a Durham-educated American lawyer have set up a bursary in his memory.

Fresh face for award-winning garden

The Northern Echo: AWARD WINNING GARDEN: Tom Sharples (left) hands over the roll as team leader at Brandon Village Community Garden to David Apperley (right). Picture: DAVID WOOD (11396844)

12:59pm Monday 13th October 2014

THERE’S a new face leading a highly successful community garden project.

Views sought on centre's future

12:32pm Monday 13th October 2014

RESIDENTS can have their say on the future of their community centre over coming weeks.

Biggest Scout camp enjoyed by 1,200

The Northern Echo: Owen Lang, 12, on the Segway safari at Confido 2014 (11395718)

1:27pm Monday 13th October 2014

MORE than 1,200 young people enjoyed a county’s biggest ever Scout event.

Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry under the spotlight in Durham

12:24pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE PERSONAL life of the leading 19th century Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry will be placed under the spotlight at a public talk .

Curl it like Quarrington

The Northern Echo: Quarrington Hill Community Association chairman Keith Pounder tries out curling with other villagers

3:19pm Monday 13th October 2014

INDOOR curling swept the floor at an open day marking a new era for a village community centre.

New holocaust memorial recalls role of North-East soldiers liberating Nazi concentration camp

The Northern Echo: WAR MEMORY: Holocaust survivor Eugene Black, 86, with artist Neil Molloy looking at the statue after the unveiling at St Aidan's College in Durham.           Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:56pm Sunday 12th October 2014

AN almost unheralded event in North-East war-time history was marked at the opening of a new memorial dedicated to holocaust victims.

Children's favourite revived with readings by North-East actor

The Northern Echo: STORY TIME: Mark Benton reads The Wind in the Willows to an audience at the Palace Green Library as part of The Durham Book Festival.   Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:47pm Sunday 12th October 2014

AN enduring favourite from the volumes of children’s literature was celebrated by young and old alike today (Sunday October 12).

Comic book characters brought to life at KingCon festival

The Northern Echo: CURIOUS COUPLE: Aimee Nicholson from Bishop Auckland and Craig Lee from Broom Park dressed as Catwoman and Green Arrow for the King Con event at The Gala Theatre in Durham City.           Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:44pm Sunday 12th October 2014

COMIC book characters were brought to life today (Sunday October 12) by hundreds of enthusiasts of fictional super heroes and sci-fi classics.

Houghall offers part time floristry course

The Northern Echo: Rebecca Morgan  (11295058)

3:53pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A LIMITED number of places remain on a part-time floristry course.

Driver under influence of cocaine ploughed into nursing home entrance intending to take his own life

The Northern Echo: Kingsway Nursing Home manager Jude Goode with workers boarding up damaged entrance porch.

9:02pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A MAN suffering a cocaine-induced psychosis drove into the front entrance of a nursing home intending to take his life, a court was told.

Wine warehouse gets go-ahead

The Northern Echo: Wine merchant Simon Wrightson at his Colburn warehouse. (11354498)

2:37pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A WINE bottling company has been granted planning permission for a new warehouse which it says could create up to 70 new jobs.

'Be prepared' for county's biggest Scout event ever

The Northern Echo: Scouts zorbing at Confido 2013

6:28pm Friday 10th October 2014

A COUNTY is hosting its biggest ever Scout event this weekend (October 10-12).

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