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North Tyneside council cited as 'health and safety gone mad'

12:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

A NORTH-East council has been held up as an example of health and safety gone mad by a Government minister.

Netherlands navy submarine spends four days in North Shields

The Northern Echo: Netherlands navy submarine spends four days in North Shields

1:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

The Royal Netherlands Navy has returned to the region with the visit of the submarine HNLMS Walrus.

Death of popular North-East novelist Benita Brown

The Northern Echo: Popular North-East novelist Benita Brown, who died earlier this week in hospital on Tyneside.

11:40am Friday 18th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST novelist, who wrote in the regional romantic style popularised by Catherine Cookson, has died in hospital, aged 77.

Parents advised to make plans for 1D show at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: One Direction are play Sunderland on May 28

11:19am Friday 18th April 2014

PLANS are underway to prepare for pop superstars One Direction when they visit the region next month.

Drug death just a day after prison release

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police logo

11:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN died as a result of drug abuse just a day after being released from prison, an inquest heard.

Man who died following house fire in Gateshead is named

The Northern Echo: The house in Redemarsh, Leam Lane, Gateshead

5:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN who died in hospital following a house fire in Gateshead has been named.

Political spat marks birth of 'super authority'

The Northern Echo: UNFAIR: Simon Henig

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE leader of a new “super authority” has insisted it will be subject to proper scrutiny, but admitted that will mostly be by fellow Labour councillors.

Man died after being pulled from the River Wear in Washington

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police logo

4:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE have recovered the body of a man from the River Wear today (Thursday, April 17).

Egg rolling event gets Easter started for North-East youngsters

3:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TRADITIONAL North-East Easter event was back on the calendar today (Thursday, April 17) after being cancelled last year.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

Man cleared of killing Pc Keith Blakelock gives first interview since trial verdict

The Northern Echo: RIOT VICTIM: PC Keith Blakelock

10:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE man cleared of killing Pc Keith Blakelock in the 1985 Tottenham riots has spoken of the anger and disappointment he would feel as a member of the murdered policeman's family.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder following house fire in Gateshead

The Northern Echo: The house in Redemarsh, Leam Lane, Gateshead

3:21pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a house fire which claimed the life of a man.

Sunderland AFC's Foundation of Light appeals for runners to come to aid of charity

The Northern Echo: ON THE MOVE: Runners in last year's Sunderland 10k

1:54pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TIME is running for athletes of all ages and abilities to take their marks in aid of a North-East charity.

Schoolgirl robbed at knifepoint

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police logo

1:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL has been robbed at knifepoint as she waited at a bus stop.

Police appeal after fire leaves two men in hospital

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police has investigated the allegations

12:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWO men are in hospital, one critically ill, after a fire on Tyneside last night.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Church project in Houghton-le-Spring celebrates first six months of success

The Northern Echo: Councillor Bob Heron, Bishop of Jarrow The Right Reverend Mark Bryant, Canon Sue Elsey, Julian Heron. Picture by Keith Blundy

12:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CHURCH project set up to tackle poverty and exclusion and promote well-being has celebrated the first six months of success at an open house event.

Body found after woman falls into Tyne

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police logo

11:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BODY was found on the banks of the River Tyne after hours of searches following reports a woman had fallen into the water.

Appeal for witnesses to digger crash on South Tyneside

5:26pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE have appealed for witnesses to a crash in which a woman was critically hurt after two diggers fell off the back of a wagon causing.

One Direction fans warned they could be turned away from Stadium of Light if not old enough

The Northern Echo: One Direction

3:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNG fans of chart superstars One Direction are being warned they could be turned away when the group begin the UK leg of their tour in the North-East next month due to strict age limits.

Inquest to open into death of elderly Washington couple after post-mortem proves inconclusive

2:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN INQUEST will open into the deaths of elderly couple tomorrow (Wednesday, April 15) after a post-mortem into their deaths proved inconclusive.

Witton Gilbert solicitor gears up for cycle ride in aid of cancer charity

The Northern Echo: Ailsa Wilkie

11:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SOLICITOR is gearing up for a bicycle challenge in aid of a cancer charity that provided care for a colleague before he died.

Man, 49, killed as car rolls onto roof in Gateshead

The Northern Echo: Appeal for witnesses

10:27am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN has died following a crash in Gateshead.

Award for comic’s charity work

The Northern Echo: Bobby Pattinson and his daughter, Lucy.

4:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOBBY Pattinson, the Godfather of North-East comedy, has been given an award for his dedication to charity work.

Pilot aims to reach for the sky at Sunderland Airshow

The Northern Echo: Gerald Cooper in action

3:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AEROBATIC flyer Gerald Cooper is looking forward to entertaining crowds at this summers’s Sunderland International Airshow.

Police appeal over church gate theft

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police logo

4:16pm Monday 14th April 2014

THIEVES stole a church gate from a North-East church.

Business is still sweet for Newcastle store owners 80 years on

The Northern Echo: Alan Clough picks out some sweets in his shop Clough's of Heaton

2:11pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE family owners of one of the country's most traditional sweet shops are celebrating 80 years of weighing out black bullets, rhubarb rock and buttered brazils.

Tony The Fridge completes back-to-back London Marathons

The Northern Echo: Tony The Fridge celebrates

2:05pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CHARITY runner has completed back-to-back London Marathons while carrying a fridge.

Crash victim still critical

The Northern Echo: REG LEAD - Man accidentally stabbed ex-girlfriend

5:32pm Monday 14th April 2014

A woman badly injured after a lorry carrying three JCB-style vehicles shed its load remains in a critical condition today. (Monday, April 14)

Happy Days on Wearside

The Northern Echo: The musical is at The Sunderland Empire

2:51pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MUSICAL based on the popular American sitcom Happy Days starts in the North-East tonight. (Monday, April 14)

UPDATED 1.15PM: Woman remains in critical condition after diggers believed to have fallen from lorry

The Northern Echo: The two diggers lie in the road with the wrecked car in the background

5:50pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A WOMAN who suffered critical head and facial injuries after two diggers fell from the back of a lorry and hit a car remains in a critical condition in hospital today (Monday).

First section of the England Coastal Path opens in North-East

The Northern Echo: Niall Benson (left), Heritage Coast Officer from Durham Heritage Coast Partnership with Rob Aubrook (right), Area Manager from Natural England.

2:52pm Sunday 13th April 2014

STRETCH of the England Coast Path has been opened in the North-East.

National Youth Orchestra entertain shoppers and tourists in Durham City

The Northern Echo: The National Youth Orchestra performs at Durham Cathedral.

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

MEMBERS of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) gave a series of impromptu performances to shoppers and tourists in Durham City yesterday (Saturday, April 12).

Slow and steady appoach wins the race for North-East drivers

The Northern Echo: Only 36 per cent of learner drivers in the North-East passed their test first time, compared to 47 per cent across the UK.

4:31pm Friday 11th April 2014

LEARNER drivers in the North-East lag behind when it comes to passing their driving test first time, a survey has revealed.

Man and woman found dead at North-East house were husband and wife in their 70s

The Northern Echo: Police officers outside the house on Biddick Villas, Colombia, Washington where the bodies of Kenneth and Edna Fisher were discovered on Friday morning

4:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

A POLICE investigation is underway after a carer found an elderly couple dead in their North-East home.

Jessie J hopes to catch up with friends at Sunderland gig

The Northern Echo: HEADLINE ACT: Jessie J

4:36pm Friday 11th April 2014

SINGING superstar Jessie J is looking forward to performing to a North-East stadium crowd.

Olympic cycling champion Ed Clancy to take part in gruelling reservoir race

The Northern Echo: Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy and elite cyclists Louise Borthwick (left) and Helen Wyman prepares for this weekend’s elite cycling race around Derwent reservoir.

3:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

SOME of Britain’s elite cyclists, including Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy, will be in action on the North-east’s roads this weekend.

University students arrested over suspected drugs offences

The Northern Echo: Appeal for help

3:29pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO university students have been arrested after police found drugs at their accommodation.

Later start for pier repairs

The Northern Echo: DELAYED WORK: Work to start on Roker Pier in June

6:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

WORK to refurbish an historic pier has been delayed.

Dogs and owners urged to "wag this way" for autism charity

The Northern Echo: The North-East Autism Centre in Newton Aycliffe

6:18pm Friday 11th April 2014

DOG owners are being encouraged to support a North-East autism charity by taking part in a sponsored walk.

Collision Western Bypass

The Northern Echo: Oldbury funny man: Frank Skinner

6:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

Two vehicles crashed on the A1 Western Bypass on Tyneside this afternoon (Friday, April 11) on the northbound carriageway just past the turn-off for Newcastle Airport. No-one was injured as a result but the driver of one vehicle has been taken to Newcastle RVI to be checked.

More arrests in abuse inquiry

4:03pm Friday 11th April 2014

The arrest total for Operation Sanctuary, the sexual abuse investigation that Northumbria Police launched in January, now stands at 75 - 72 men and three women. Eleven people fave so far been charged with sex offences and are in the court system.

Harlem Globetrotters thrill fans at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

The Northern Echo: The Harlem Globetrotters in action

2:47pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE WORLD famous Harlem Globetrotters thrilled North-East fans as they dribbled their way through a display match and demonstrated their slam-dunking skills last night (Wednesday, April 9).

Family of Pc Keith Blakelock "sad and disappointed" over acquittal of Nicky Jacobs

The Northern Echo: PC Blakelock's family arrive at the Old Bailey in London at the beginning of the trial - sons Lee (left) Kevin (2nd right) and Mark (right) and widow of Pc Blakelock Elizabeth Johnson

6:19pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE heartbroken family of Pc Keith Blakelock said tonight they were "extremely sad and disappointed" after the man on trial for his murder was found not guilty.

Dizzee Rascal will be one of headliners at Sunderland's Split Festival

The Northern Echo: Dizzee Rascal

4:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SUNDERLAND’ Split Festival has announced the headliners for the 2014 event will be, Dizzee Rascal and Maximo Park and The Cribs.

Nicky Jacobs not guilty of murder of Sunderland Pc Keith Blakelock

The Northern Echo: PC Keith Blakelock

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

NICKY Jacobs has been found not guilty of the murder of Sunderland Pc Keith Blakelock.

Sunderland man charged in major sex abuse inquiry

The Northern Echo: Handbag warning

4:46pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

An 11th man has been charged as part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Sanctuary.

Ryton runner David aiming for 34th London Marathon aged 76

The Northern Echo: David Fereday

12:51pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A 76-YEAR-old cancer patient from the North-East is competing in his 34th London Marathon this weekend.

Author David Almond will cast his spell at Sunderland University

The Northern Echo: Author David Almond will cast his spell at Sunderland University

6:36pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AWARD-WINNING children’s author David Almond will be casting a spell at a North-East university next month, when he reveals the magic behind some of his fictional creations.



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