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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.

Teen tells of banger horror as bonfire safety campaign is launched

The Northern Echo: Dylan Cosgrove, 15, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, who badly injured his hand when he let a lit firework in his bedroom. NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia (11910503)

3:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOLBOY scarred for life by a prank with an illegal banger in a "moment of madness" is urging other youngsters to stay safe around fireworks

Body of MH17 victim John Alder returned to North-East

The Northern Echo: John Alder, who died on board flight MH17

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE body of one of the two Newcastle United fans who died when their plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine has been returned to the North-East.

Dogs walked by woman "with bad teeth" bite jogger on the bottom

The Northern Echo: Witness appeal (8875381)

4:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A JOGGER was bitten on his bottom by two off-the-leash dogs.

Man threatening to self-harm prompts police operation in Ashington

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

8:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are trying to talk to a man who is threatening to harm himself inside a house in Northumberland.

Captain urges fans to back charity's matchday

The Northern Echo: Sunderland captain John O'Shea (left)and Head Coach Gus Poyet with the Foundation Matchday shirt  (11879705)

6:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SUNDERLAND AFC captain John O’ Shea is urging fans to support the club’s charity.

Youths arrested in drive against stone throwing from bridges

The Northern Echo: New base in Newcastle (10566018)

5:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE have arrested two youths for throwing things from a bridge onto cars and lorries passing below.

Schoolgirl to donate England player's boots to cause

The Northern Echo: BOOTS FILLED: England player Jill Scott during a 2009 coaching session in Houghton-le-Spring.

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BRAVE young footballer is giving away one of her prized possessions to help find a cure for the disease she has suffered since she was a toddler.

Man held after couple assaulted in garden of house

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police

2:39pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after an assault in the garden of a Tyneside house.

Man attacked by two Staffordshire bull terriers in Washington

2:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was bitten by two dogs.

Run Geordie Run steps out on greatest challenge yet - to run around the entire world

The Northern Echo: RUNNING MAN: Mark "Run Geordie Run" Allison prepares for his round the globe challenge on the Newcastle Quayside (11822897)

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LONG distance runner Mark Allison has announced his biggest charity challenge to date: to run around the world.

North-East First World War soldier buried in France

The Northern Echo: WAR HERO: Newcastle-born Private William Alfred Singyard was one of 15 soldiers whose remains were discovered on a building site at Beaucamps-Ligny, in Northern France.

7:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE hundred years after his death, a First World War soldier has finally been given a burial befitting a hero after his remains were found by French construction workers.

Woman in her 80s has her purse stolen

The Northern Echo: New base in Newcastle (10566018)

6:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly woman had her purse stolen.

Privacy fears could stall 'DNA diets'

The Northern Echo: Professor Lynn Frewer from Newcastle University

7:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BENEFICIAL personalised diet plans will not be widely accepted until regulations are in place to protect information about our DNA, new research has shown.

Police appeal after thefts from gardens in residential area

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

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE have appealed for information after a series of thefts from neighbouring gardens.

Sunderland players confirm they will refund Southampton match tickets

The Northern Echo:

3:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUNDERLAND'S players have confirmed they will refund the cost of supporters' match tickets for last weekend's 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

Two arrested after early morning stabbing

2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO men have been arrested after a man was stabbed in the early hours of this (Tuesday, October 21) morning.

Mother of teenage murder victim suffer 'failure of justice' as killer has jail term cut for second time

The Northern Echo: VICTIM: Murder victim Samantha Madgin

2:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE family of an aspiring teenage model murdered in the street as she tried to break up a fight say there has been a 'failure of justice' after her killer was granted a second cut in her jail term.

Vandals damage war memorial with airgun

5:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A COMMUNITY has been outraged after vandals took “pot shots” at a war memorial with an airgun.

Vicar speaks out after churchyard rape

The Northern Echo: Investigations continue (9501322)

5:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

PRAYERS have been said for the victim of a churchyard rape.

Woman hurt in firework incident

The Northern Echo: (8968795)

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN was hurt after a lit firework was thrown into her car from another vehicle.

Man threatened with knife by burglars

The Northern Echo: Urging people to check callers' ID 10778195)

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN was threatened with a knife in a burglary at his home.

Armed robbers raid house in Sunderland

1:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GANG of masked men burst into a home and made off with electric goods and cash in a terrifying raid last night (Sunday, October 19).

Childhood illnesses can cause hearing loss in later life, Newcastle study finds

12:01am Monday 20th October 2014

COMMON childhood illnesses such as tonsillitis and ear infections can cause hearing loss later in life, according to results from a famous study.

It was just three points, says Sunderland fanzine editor after 8-0 humiliation as Cats keeper considers ticket refund

The Northern Echo:

10:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DESPITE their goalkeeper saying he believed Sunderland's players should look at reimbursing fans who witnessed the club's 8-0 thrashing at the weekend, a leading supporter says things need to be viewed in perspective.

Gun-toting robbers injure staff member in raid on North-East club

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

12:19pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GUN-toting robbers injured a member of staff in a daylight raid on a North-East social club.

Teenage girl raped in Tyneside churchyard

The Northern Echo:

10:16am Sunday 19th October 2014

A TEENAGE girl was forced into a churchyard and raped by another teenager on Tyneside.

New car stolen after thieves enter South Tyneside home

The Northern Echo: CARS THEFT: Thieves stole this Skoda.

2:13pm Sunday 19th October 2014

BURGLARS stole a brand new car after breaking into a house on South Tyneside.

Hidden names added to war memorial

The Northern Echo: NEW NAME: Dot Jones, archivist at Barnard Castle School looks at the new name on the wooden panel in the chapel Picture: ANDY LAMB

10:46am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE names of two soldiers killed in the First World War have been added to a school memorial after lying hidden for nearly a century.

Comic gold dust under the hammer

The Northern Echo: COMIC AUCTION: X-Men under the hammer (11648804)

7:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A COLLECTION of comic ‘gold dust’ including early Marvel editions will be centre stage at a special comic and toy sale.

Bringing empty properties back into use in Sunderland

7:12pm Sunday 19th October 2014

MORE empty properties are being brought back into use through community partnership in a North-East city.

Charlie and Lola come to Newcastle

The Northern Echo: Charlie and Lola at Northern Stage Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play. Pictured with Lilly Madine (left) and Riosin Sharp (right)  (11645755)

4:51pm Sunday 19th October 2014

CHILDREN’S favourites Charlie and Lola dropped in to meet some of the region’s youngest performers at the weekend as they embarked on a national tour.

Newcastle United's Premier League game delayed by broken TV screen

The Northern Echo:

3:56pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED'S home Premier League game against Leicester City was delayed owing to safety concerns regarding the club's new giant TV screen at St James' Park.

Russian student jailed after making terrorists 'explosive of choice' while at Newcastle University

The Northern Echo: LONE ACTS: Vladimir Aust

6:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

A Russian student who made the terrorists' "explosive of choice" and boasted on social networks of using peroxide to "whiten n******" has been jailed for two years.

New cultural vision for Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Member of Ballet Lorent at launch of new Cultural Vision for Sunderland. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (11633308)

7:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

A NEW vision placing the culture and the arts at the heart of the regeneration of Sunderland was unveiled today (Friday, October 17).

Kev cuts the ribbon on £646k pitch

The Northern Echo: Kevin Ball in his playing days, pursuing Jamie Redknapp

6:43pm Friday 17th October 2014

FORMER Sunderland captain Kevin Ball has opened new football facilities today (Friday, October 17).

Phoenix lads aflame on both football pitch and running track

The Northern Echo: JUNIOR FUNDRAISERS: Boys from the Durham Phoenix under-11 football team have raised money for Cancer Research UK by competing in the recent Junior Great North Run Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:22am Friday 17th October 2014

YOUNG footballers swapped their boots for running shoes to help boost the funds of both their club and a national cancer charity.

Family's shock as they receive "I'm watching over you" text message from dead grandmother

The Northern Echo:

2:31pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FAMILY were shocked to receive text messages from their dead grandmother who had been buried with her mobile phone three years earlier.

Ebola outbreak puts Pardew on African Cup alert

The Northern Echo:

6:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has revealed the club are making provisions for their African Nations Cup hopefuls amid the Ebola crisis on the continent.

IT'S tiaras and tuxedos time for Toma

The Northern Echo: Toma Fund - Newcastle-born Jordan Thompson, who lost his battle against cancer aged only 15 (11596305)

6:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S charity is holding a third annual fundraising dinner.

Sunderland Police hold week-long operation

The Northern Echo: Police in Farringdon, Sunderland (11596247)

6:41pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE in Sunderland are carrying out a week-long operation to make the area safer.

Cyclist hurt on A19

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

6:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CYCLIST has suffered serious injuries in a road crash.

Sunderland AFC fans in for a scream

The Northern Echo: Sunderland stock player shots taken during the Sunderland v Manchester United match at the Stadium of Light: Jack Rodwell.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9791345)

6:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YOUNG Sunderland AFC fans are in for a scream this Halloween half-term with a chance to meet three of the club’s new signings.

From Russia with love from AVB

The Northern Echo: Andre Villas-Boas pictured during his time at Tottenham Hotspur

5:31pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FOOTBALL manager Andre Villas-Boas is supporting an auction in aid of Sir Bobby Robson’s cancer charity.

CCTV shows missing Morpeth man in Wolsingham

5:05pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE believe a man missing from Northumberland may be in Manchester.

Concerns grow over rail overcrowding as train boss tells of fainting woman

The Northern Echo: COUNCIL STATEMENT: A First TransPennine Express train at Yarm Station.

1:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RAIL boss has told how he saw a woman faint on board a packed North-East train as concerns grow over overcrowding.

Can't see the wool for the trees

The Northern Echo: Mother and daughter Vicky and Emma Glover take a look at the woolly jumper trees in Prudhoe (11550542)

5:28pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RESIDENTS awoke to find trees wearing colourful woolly jumpers made by secret knitters working in the dead of night.

Stars of '73 support kids' cause

The Northern Echo: Micky Horswill, left, celebrates winning the FA Cup with Sunderland in 1973

4:37pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

SOME of Sunderland AFC’s biggest names from years gone by will take part in a children’s charity event.

Two firefighters injured as they tackled suspected arson attack

The Northern Echo: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED: Two firefighters were injured as they tackled the blaze at Penshaw House

3:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO firefighters have been injured after a ceiling collapsed on top of them as they tackled a suspected arson attack.

Fitness instructor to flex muscles on The Apprentice

The Northern Echo: YOU'RE HIRED: Fitness instructor Katie Bulmer-Cooke, from Sunderland, who is a candidate in the new series of The Apprentice (11483070)

10:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A FITNESS instructor has begun her quest to be hired by Lord Sugar as the new series of The Apprentice gets underway.

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