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Joey Essex to educate region's youngsters about apprenticeships

The Northern Echo: ESSEX BOY: Joey Essex

12:31pm Saturday 26th July 2014

REALITY TV celebrity Joey Essex is to visit the North-East next month to help persuade young people into apprenticeships.

Low cloud forces cancellation of Friday's flying programme at Sunderland Airshow

The Northern Echo:

5:51pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE flying programme for the launch night of the 26th Sunderland International Airshow had had to be cancelled.

Man dies after wading into North-East lake

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

8:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FRESH warning has been issued about the dangers of open water after a man died at a North-East lake this afternoon.

Reach for the skies at Sunderland Airshow

The Northern Echo: AERIEL STUNT: The RAF Falcons parachute display team at the 2013 Sunderland International Airshow

5:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EUROPE’s biggest free airshow gets underway tomorrow night (Friday, July 25) with a mix of music and spectacular flying.

Sunderland teen charged over offensive MH17 tweet

The Northern Echo:

10:12am Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEENAGER has been charged with sending an offensive Tweet over the Ukrainian plane tragedy.

Teenager dies during school trip to Tanzania

The Northern Echo: TANZANIAN TRAGEDY: Children were on expedition to East Africa when the incident happened

5:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGER has died during a school expedition to Tanzania after suffering a "severe allergic reaction".

The Mousetrap returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Northern Echo: FAMOUS PLAY: Michael Fenner plays Mr Paravicini in the Mousetrap

11:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been extended and will visit the North-East for the second time, it has been announced.

'Three-parent IVF' moves step closer

4:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to legalise babies being born with three genetic parents have come another step closer.

Householder hit with sticks by gang of intruders

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police

4:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GANG of seven men forced their way into a flat and beat the householder with sticks.

Police warning after suspected heroin death in Gateshead

The Northern Echo: Heroin imported into the UK and Europe using concealments within suitcases

12:06pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are warning people about the dangers of taking illegal drugs after a man died in Gateshead.

Lady Elsie thanks fans for raising money for Newcastle United fans who perished in airline tragedy

The Northern Echo: Lady Elsie Robson  (8448843)

6:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

LADY Elsie Robson has thanked fans who have raised money in memory of Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder.

A minute's applause for two Newcastle United fans who died in Malaysian Airlines tragedy

The Northern Echo: Emotional scene at St James' Park (8446679)

6:04pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE SOUND of loud clapping reverberated around Newcastle United’s home ground today (Monday, July 21) as hundreds of people remembered two loyal fans killed in the Malaysia Airlines catastrophe.

Train passenger's rucksack stolen

The Northern Echo: Police want to speak to this man about the theft of a rucksack (8441804)

4:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE want to speak to a man after a passenger’s rucksack was stolen from a train.

Police call again for information about missing man

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

3:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MONTH after Sunderland man Robert Hutchinson disappeared police have renewed their plea for help in finding him.

Sleeping teen's wallet stolen on train home

The Northern Echo: Police want to speak to this woman about a wallet theft (8435267)

3:04pm Monday 21st July 2014

A THIEF stole a man’s wallet while he slept on the train home from a night out.

More buses for airshow

The Northern Echo: ISpecial services for airshow (8430809)

2:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

EXTRA buses and special services will run during this weekend’s Sunderland International Airshow.

Fans hold minute's applause in memory of Newcastle fans killed in airline disaster

The Northern Echo:

1:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

FELLOW football supporters held a minute's applause for the two super fans killed in the Malaysia Airlines atrocity.

Newcastle boss Pardew dedicates season to fans who died in Malaysia Airlines disaster

The Northern Echo:

1:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has said the forthcoming season will be dedicated to the two fans who tragically died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Colourful characters bring run to life

The Northern Echo: EXPLOSION OF COLOUR: Charity 5km fun run around the Stadium of Light in Sunderland involving the runners getting covered in paint. Runners just before crossing the finish line. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8402709)

5:30pm Sunday 20th July 2014

MORE than 6,000 people took part in Sunderland’s first ‘Color Run’ today (Sunday, July 21).

Fall girl fighting for her life

The Northern Echo: A SLEEK new type of emergency ambulance is being brought into operation. The German-made ambulances, which are built byMercedes, will be introduced in the next few weeks. The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is the first in the UK to switch to the new

4:22pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A TEENAGER is critically ill after falling more than 20ft down cliffs at a North-East park.

Darlington family of John Alder thank public for good wishes

The Northern Echo:

9:28am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE family of John Alder, the Newcastle United fan who died in the Malaysian Airlines crash last week, have thanked people for their support.

Six hurt in head-on collision

The Northern Echo: Great North Air Ambulance

9:35pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TWO people have been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a head-on collision.

UPDATED: More than £15,000 donated after Sunderland fans unite with Newcastle rivals to pay tribute to Malaysia Airlines victims

The Northern Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SUNDERLAND fans have raised more than £7,100 for floral tributes to two Newcastle supporters killed in the Malaysia Airlines outrage.

Man in hospital after baseball bat attack

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

12:57pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A MAN in in hospital after being attacked with a baseball bat in the early hours of this morning.

Family and fans grieve for Newcastle Utd super supporters killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

The Northern Echo: FANS' TRIBUTES: A friend of Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who both lost their lives of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday takes a moment to look at tributes left at the Sir Bobby Robson statue outside St James' Park.

6:01am Saturday 19th July 2014

SHOCK and sadness greeted the discovery that two Newcastle Utd fans were among the 298 people who perished when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.

Tributes pour in for Newcastle United fans killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash

The Northern Echo:

11:34am Friday 18th July 2014

Live updates as tributes flood in to two Newcastle fans that were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in Ukraine yesterday.

Men burst into Gateshead house, stab man and assault woman

The Northern Echo:

11:14pm Friday 18th July 2014

TWO men burst into a house in Gateshead and stabbed a man and assaulted a woman.

Father questions value of visiting Malaysia Airlines crash site

The Northern Echo:

9:08pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE father of a 28-year-old Newcastle fan on the fatal Air Malaysia flight questioned whether he would want to go to the crash site because of the trauma involved.

Statue of Sir Bobby becomes shrine to Newcastle fans killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

The Northern Echo:

5:27pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE memorial statue of legendary manager Sir Bobby Robson became a focal point and shrine today, with football strips and scarves laid among bouquets of flowers for ultimate fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney.

Newcastle Utd pays tribute to fans killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

The Northern Echo:

11:22am Friday 18th July 2014

NEWCASTLE Utd has expressed its sadness at the death of two fans who were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.

Newcastle United football fans killed on downed Malaysia Airlines flight

The Northern Echo:

9:59am Friday 18th July 2014

TWO Newcastle United fans are among the 298 people killed on the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down yesterday, it has emerged.

Boy airlifted to hospital after falling from cliffs in South Shields

The Northern Echo:

10:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries following a fall from cliffs at Frenchman’s Bay, in South Shields, tonight (Thursday, July ).

Play ping pong in toon

The Northern Echo: The ping pong table in Newcastle  (8358236)

6:44pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SEVEN outdoor table tennis tables have been installed in a North-East city centre.

Lifeguards rescue two girls at Tynemouth Long Sands beach

The Northern Echo: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

6:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

LIFEGUARDS have rescued two young girls who were dragged out to sea while clinging to an inflatable.

Man hurt in street brawl

The Northern Echo: Two men arrested(8351167)

5:38pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO men have been arrested after a third man suffered head injuries in a street disturbance.

Centenary makeover for city's war memorials

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's War Memorial at Mowbray Park which is being renovated with help of Sunderland Armed Forces Network.  Pictured: Councillor Harry Truman (orange bib) and Graham Hall Sunderland Armed Forces Network Chairman with Mason Brian Ellison.     #No

5:35pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WORK to preserve a city’s war memorials for future generations is underway as the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War approaches.

Culture chiefs look at future for region

The Northern Echo: CULTURE STRATEGY: John Mowbray, left, and Dave Budd, co-chairs of the North East Cultural Partnership, at the launch of a 15-year cultural strategy for the north-east. Picture: TOM BANKS (8337641)

5:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PLANS to develop a 15 year vision for cultural activities in the region have been announced.

New appeal for sightings of missing man

The Northern Echo:

4:33pm Thursday 17th July 2014

POLICE are appealing again for witnesses over the disappearance of a middle-aged man

Chart-toppers head to the coast for a free show


3:37pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SEVENTIES hit-makers 10cc will be playing a free seaside concert in the North-East this weekend.

Man's Mont Blanc death "accidental"

1:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MOUNTAINEER and adventurer who fell 1,000ft (305m) after scaling Mont Blanc died as a result of an accident, a coroner has found.

Three arrested over disappearance of Sunderland man Robert Hutchinson

The Northern Echo:

1:36pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

POLICE have arrested three men in connection with the disappearance of missing Sunderland man Robert Hutchinson.

High tea at Penshaw Monument

The Northern Echo: High Tea at Penshaw  (8292516)

1:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST landmark will turn into an open air tea room with the best views of the region on Sunday (July 20).

Refurbishment starts on backstage areas of Newcastle's Theatre Royal

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Theatre Royal refurbishment plans (8261940)

6:03pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MAJOR refurbishment of the backstage areas of Newcastle’s historic Theatre Royal started today (Tuesday, July 15).

Aussie athletes train for Commonwealth Games in region

The Northern Echo: : Australian athletes Kim Mickle (Javelin) and Jess Trengrove (Marathon) attend the photocall at Gateshead International Stadium as it welcomes Australia's best track and field athletes as they make their final preparations ahead of the 2014 Commonwea

5:47pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

TRACK And field athletes from Australia are using training facilities in the North-East as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Loic Remy banned from roads after admitting drink driving

The Northern Echo: IN COURT: Loic Remy, 27, arriving at Newcastle Magistrates' Court this afternoon  Picture: NORTH NEWS

3:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WORLD Cup star Loic Remy has been banned from driving after he admitted being one-and-a-half times the drink limit today (Tuesday, July 15).

Naughty puppets at Sunderland Empire Theatre

The Northern Echo: MUSICAL COMEDY: Cast members Stephen Arden with Trekkie Monster (left), Tom Sterdon with Princeton, Will Hawksworth with Rod and Greg Airey with Nicky (right)  from Avenue Q arrive at the Empire Theatre in Sunderland.  Picture: DAVID WOOD (8208108)

1:22pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PUPPET show packed with mischief and bad behaviour opened at a North-East theatre last night (Monday, July 14).

North-East mother loses High Court fight to get inquiry into soldier son's death in Iraq

The Northern Echo:

10:08am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PATRICIA Long, whose son Corporal Paul Long was killed by an armed mob in Iraq, has lost a High Court bid for a new independent inquiry into his death.

Goal hero hands awards to achieving families

The Northern Echo: : Family learning project graduation event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8206729)

6:20pm Monday 14th July 2014

FORMER Sunderland marksman Marco Gabbiadini handed out awards at a special presentation.

Popular kids show coming to Newcastle

The Northern Echo: Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is coming to Newcastle next month               (8208005)

5:52pm Monday 14th July 2014

CHILDREN’S favourite Peppa Pig is returning to the North-East with a live show.

Police commissioner honoured

The Northern Echo: Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Vera Baird, who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law by Northumbria University.

5:50pm Monday 14th July 2014

FORTY years after graduating, North-East police and crime commissioner Vera Baird has returned to what is now Northumbria University to be awarded an honorary doctorate.

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