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NEWS FROM YOUR AREA

Family's pride at success of Sir Bobby Robson's cancer charity five years on from his death

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR BOBBY ROBSON’S widow has spoken of the family’s pride at the success of his cancer charity, as she reflected on the five years since his death.

Government again under fire over mesothelioma scheme

The Northern Echo: MP'S ANGER: Andy McDonald

7:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MPs have again launched a stinging attack on the Government following what they described as a “maladroit” review of claims for the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma.

Bon appetit! World food market in Durham

The Northern Echo: WORLD FOOD: Durham Mayor John Robinson, right, offered a taste of the continent by stallholder Christian Pontault from France at the World Village Market in Durham.               Picture: ANDY LAMB (8814198)

6:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOODS from across the world are on offer at the heart of Durham.

Appeal for Lumiere sponsors

The Northern Echo: Elephantastic at Lumiere 2013 (7991261)

5:34pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ORGANISERS of a popular light festival are appealing for sponsors.

Sounds of St Cuthbert

The Northern Echo: St Cuthbert pictured in a 12th century manuscript

5:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN ARTIST is seeking to transport cathedral visitors 1,300 years back in time.

Stars and newcomers share folk festival stage

The Northern Echo: A youth summer school at a previous Durham Gathering (8822167)

4:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A THREE-day folk festival will take place later this month (August 14-16).

Cathedral 'lights out' marks war centenary

The Northern Echo: Poppies outside Durham Cathedral

3:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014

DURHAM Cathedral will be shrouded in darkness on Monday night, recalling the words of British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

Bike thieves can't stop charity cycle

The Northern Echo: Father and daughter Simon and Grace Stewart-Piercy start their 333-mile charity cycle ride at Durham Cathedral (8814909)

2:48pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FATHER and his 13-year-old daughter have completed a 333-mile charity cycle ride despite having their bikes stolen hours before they set off.

Bobby Robson's top 12 gaffes

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Sir Bobby Robson had a way with words. When he spoke, people listened. However, there are  times when he possibly wished they hadn't 

Bobby's legacy lives on as cancer foundation continues to tackle disease head on

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

FACING CANCER for the fifth – and what he knew would be the final time – Sir Bobby Robson focused on a new goal far removed from the football field.

Timeline: Sir Bobby Robson

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Robert William Robson was born in Sacriston on February 1933 as the fourth of five sons. He grew up in Langley Park on the outskirts of Durham.

East wing growing well

The Northern Echo: Teikyo University students Kaito Tsukuda, Yu Hannahira and Hirokazu Muto with the Lego model of Durham Cathedral (8790563)

6:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

JAPANESE students have been helping build a Lego model of Durham Cathedral in a bid to improve their English.

Pit wheel memorial honours village's miners

The Northern Echo: North Skelton Band master Denis Noble, Coxhoe Banner Group chairman Robert Robinson, secretary Jenny Robinson, Rev Christopher Wood-Archer and Councillor Maria Plews in front of the Coxhoe mining memorial (8789989)

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LONG-running campaign to erect a memorial to miners killed in a village’s pits has finally ended in success.

Deadline extended for environment awards

The Northern Echo: PREVIOUS WINNER: Spectrum Gym in Willington was a winner at last year's awards

4:42pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE deadline for applications for a prestigious environmental awards scheme has been extended.

Young yachtsmen take to water for five-day adventure

The Northern Echo: FIRST TRIP: Jordan Conley

4:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO young yachtsmen who are recovering from cancer have set sail on a five-day adventure.

Every little helps kids to cook

The Northern Echo: LITTLE COOKS: Children prepare bread at the sessions at Tesco, Dragonville. From left Sophie Parks, six, Helen Farrow and Poppy Farrow, six.              Picture: ANDY LAMB (8779624)

3:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN have been getting summer holiday cooking lessons.

Retired doctor's family history is published

The Northern Echo: : Author Lindy Rajan Cartner. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8702544)

3:09pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A RETIRED doctor has published a family memoir that tells the story of life in three countries over more than a century.

Durham rugby player Kenny Reader finishes his 1,000km challenge in honour of uncle

The Northern Echo: ONE HUNDRED: Kenneth Reader completes his 100th 10k run in 100 days. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8749228)

10:05pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AFTER running 10km every day for 100 days, Kenny Reader knew exactly what to do with his trainers.

Durham Cathedral seeks two governors

The Northern Echo: Durham Cathedral

6:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GOVERNORS are being sought for a cathedral.

Pedestrian, 62, 'stable' as police investigate how he came to be run over by bus

The Northern Echo: Police investigating following the North Road bus crash (8735820)

5:34pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE are poring over CCTV footage to work out how a man came to be run over by a bus on a busy high street.

Plans for student digs on hospital site are rejected

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

5:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PLANS for an eight-storey block of student apartments, which opponents said would be the tallest building in Durham other than its famous cathedral, have been rejected.

This is their Durham

The Northern Echo: : Mayor of Durham, Councillor John Robinson (left) with fellow judges, Joe Grabham, President of Durham Photographic Society, Mark Tallentire form the Northen Echo and Durham Times, Ruth Robson, Head of Marketing and Events at Durham Cathedral and Loraine

5:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE winners of a children’s photography competition have been chosen.

Renowned organists in Durham City

The Northern Echo: Cathedral organist and Master of the Choristers Dr James Lancelot

5:25pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

RENOWNED organists from around the world will arrive in Durham tomorrow (Wednesday, July 30) as part of the annual congress of the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sainsbury's backs re-homing charity

4:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SUPERMARKET has named its charity of the year.

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.

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.

Show is a stitch up

1:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

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

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

Come Dine With Me hopes to recruit contestants from Durham

The Northern Echo: DINNER PARTY: A previous edition of Celebrity Come Dine With Me

1:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

PRODUCERS of the popular TV show Come Dine With Me are looking to recruit contestants for their new series.

Children's charity benefits from pub staff's barrel roll

The Northern Echo: ROLL ON: Rosie Holness from The Library in Durham City rolls a barrel for charity around Durham City.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (8578338)

6:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Durham city centre pub rolled out the barrel in the name of charity.



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