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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.

Barcelona boss has fond memories of Sir Bobby on fifth anniversary of his death

The Northern Echo: IN MEMORY: Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, Bobby Robson's son Mark Robson, his widow Lady Elsie Robson, the FA's Alex Horne,  former Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks and David Porter of the Suffolk FA pose for photographs during the Sir

6:47pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BARCELONA'S new head coach Luis Enrique has paid tribute to the influence of his old boss Sir Bobby Robson, on the fifth anniversary of the former England manager's death.

Homing pigeons to be released to mark anniversary of war

The Northern Echo: MINSTER SERVICE: Commemoration will remember those who gave their lives in The Great War

6:19pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SERVICEMEN and civilians who gave their lives in the First World War will be remembered at a service in Sunderland Minster.

Sky-high attendance for region's annual feast of flying

The Northern Echo: (8813247)

1:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THIS year’s Sunderland International Airshow has been hailed the biggest crowd-puller yet.

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.

Tell us why you loved Sir Bobby Robson and leave your tributes

The Northern Echo: MUCH MISSED: Sir Bobby Robson, pictured at the launch of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in Newcastle in 2008

1:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THURSDAY has been declared Sir Bobby Robson Day to mark the fifth anniversary of the legendary former England and Newcastle manager’s death.

Gunmen flee empty-handed after trying to rob Washington store

7:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ROBBERS who pointed a handgun at a payday loan store assistant fled when they were disturbed by another employee.

Royal Artillery regiment fires guns to mark 40 years of Freedom of Sunderland

5:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned of gunfire noise as the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery marks the 40th anniversary of its Freedom of Sunderland on Saturday.

Tragic teen to beauty queen?

The Northern Echo: MODEL LOOKS: Thirteen year old Esme Phillips from Hebburn who has made it to the UK finals of Miss GB.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (8779454)

4:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BRAVE teenager who watched her step-father die in front of her, was bullied at school and is her mother’s carer is hoping to win a national beauty contest.

Chilean flamingo egg laid in Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust grounds in Washington

The Northern Echo: Chilean flamingo egg laid in Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust grounds in Washington (8736132)

3:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CHILEAN flamingo egg has been successfully laid at a North-East wildlife centre - the first in seven years.

Haka nice day at the museum

The Northern Echo: (8738709)

2:51pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MUSEUM visitors can learn how to do the Haka at an exhibition devoted to Maori culture.

Legionary's prized possession goes on display

The Northern Echo: THE BOSS: Legionary's prized possession was rescued from a muddy riverbed

2:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A ROMAN soldier’s prized possession, discovered after having been buried in river silt for 1,700 years, has gone on display.

Three held after man found wandering streets dies a day after apparently taking drugs at Newcastle party

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

8:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE have detained three people after a man found wandering the streets in a disoriented state died.

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.

Cameron to meet families of victims of downed airliner

The Northern Echo: SUPER FAN: John Alder who died on board flight MH17 which was shot down over the Ukraine yesterday as it travelled from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Paul English/PA Wire.

1:28am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DAVID Cameron will meet the families of British victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane today as officials push for far-reaching economic sanctions against Russia.

Fishermen rescued after spending nine hours in a liferaft after boat sank off Sunderland

The Northern Echo:

7:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO fishermen spent nine hours in a liferaft after their boat sank in the North Sea.

FA marks anniversary of Sir Bobby Robson's death

The Northern Echo: MUCH MISSED: Sir Bobby Robson, pictured at the launch of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in Newcastle in 2008

5:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Football Association has declared Thursday (July 31) Sir Bobby Robson Day to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.

Dr Who music show visiting Newcastle

The Northern Echo: (8673909)

5:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

A DOCTOR Who music show is coming to the region next May.

Stars back James Bond night for hospice

The Northern Echo: SIGNED PHOTO: Keira Knightley

2:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

ROCK legend Sir Elton John and Hollywood star Keira Knightley are just two of the celebrities backing a hospice’s charity ball.

Woman raped in city centre attack

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police

9:11pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOMAN has been raped in a city centre attack.

Taking to the sea to watch the heroes of the sky

The Northern Echo: : The Red Arrows take part in the International Airshow in Sunderland. Picture: DAVIID WOOD (8632262)

6:53pm Sunday 27th July 2014

EACH year, more than a million people head to Sunderland for Europe's biggest free airshow. Unusually, Lizzie Anderson took to the sea to watch the spectacle unfold.

Awe-struck by magnificent men in their flying machines

The Northern Echo:

6:54pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of sun-drenched spectators were left awe-struck at those magnificent men, and women, in their flying machines at the weekend.

Man drowns in fish quay prompting renewed warnings from police about taking dips in hot weather

The Northern Echo: MISSING SWIMMER: Police search the Tees at Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

10:36am Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE have repeated warnings to the public about staying safe around water following the death of a man who went for a dip at a fish quay.

Police appeal after street attack

The Northern Echo: Police investigate suspected street attack in Sunderland

3:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was found injured in the street.

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.



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