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Police attempting to talk to distressed man

The Northern Echo: TENT FIRE: Northumbria Police investigate incident where noxious substance was poured on tent and set alight

5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE have cordoned off an area of North Shields over concerns for a man in a distressed state in a house.

Commemorative theme for this year’s Houghton Feast

The Northern Echo: Work in progress on the First World War commemorative piece by local artist Mark Burns Cassell commissioned by Sunderland City Council’s Coalfield Area Committee

6:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MODEL soldier covered in paper mache extracts of First World War poetry has been created to mark the launch of this year’s Houghton Feast.

Cannabis farm uncovered in early hours

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CANNABIS farm has been discovered after police responded to reports of suspicious activity in the street.

Police appeal for couple after sex assault

3:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COUPLE who may have witnessed a city centre sex assault are being asked to come forward.

Tyneside Boy, four, honoured for saving his school from blaze

The Northern Echo:

3:21pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FOUR-year-old boy has become one of the youngest people in the country to receive a bravery award after he saved his school from a fire.

Poo's sorry now?

The Northern Echo:

6:46pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN who was captured on CCTV defecating on a bus seat has been cautioned following a police appeal.

Mourners say final farewell to former Sunderland Royal Marine shot and killed in Iraq

The Northern Echo: FUNERAL SERVICE: Funeral of Philip Harris at St Andrew's Church in Roker, Sunderland. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10885167)

5:28pm Monday 29th September 2014

HUNDREDS of mourners gathered today (Monday, September 29) to pay their final respects to a former Royal Marine who was shot and killed in Iraq, where he was working in the security industry.

Cancer treatment trialled in the North East extends patients' lives

The Northern Echo: DRUG TRIAL: The Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

12:02am Monday 29th September 2014

CANCER treatment trialled at a North-East hospital has been found to extend survival in women with advanced breast cancer to nearly five years.

Police name stab death victim as Uriel Moskwa

The Northern Echo:

12:31pm Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE investigating the stabbing death of a man in North Shields have named the victim as Uriel Moskwa.

Three hospitalised after car fails to stop for police in County Durham, crosses A19 and collides with two others

The Northern Echo: Durham Police

12:51pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A CAR which failed to stop for police ended up involved in a four-vehicle crash on the A19 in County Durham.

Appeal for return of Bruno the Tyneside raccoon as his girlfriends are missing him

The Northern Echo: On the fence: The raccoon photographed by Ralph Lowes.

10:07pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE owner of a raccoon that was spotted roaming the streets of Tyneside has appealed for his safe return – as he has two females pining for him.

UPDATED: Three-year-old boy who died after being found in garden pond is named

The Northern Echo:

9:56pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy who died after being found in a garden pond has been named.

Fans' favourite Superkev agrees to help former club's charity

The Northern Echo: Kevin Phillips: "A  top man and a top player", Credit: Mark Thompson /Allsport (10781916)

4:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A NORTH-East footballing legend is taking on a new role at the club where he made his mark.

Bogus policemen steal old man's money

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

3:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

TWO men posing as police officers stole money after conning their way into a pensioner’s home.

No escape from swirling torrents, inquest into North-East kayakers' deaths hears

The Northern Echo: RIVER VICTIMS: Undated handout photos issued by Northumbria Police of brothers Darren (left) and Mark Thorpe who along with their cousin Gavin Bradley, died after they got into difficulties while kayaking on the River Tyne near Hexham, Northumberland.

1:23pm Thursday 25th September 2014

TWO brothers and their cousin drowned after their kayaks were swept over a weir and they could not escape from the swirling water on the other side, a coroner has heard.

Call for action over racist social media

The Northern Echo: Pictured (L-R) Sunderland University academics Lee Hall, Neil Farrington, Dr Daniel Kilvington and Dr John Price.

1:03pm Thursday 25th September 2014

TORRENTS of abuse aimed at athletes on social media expose the myth that sport is successfully tackling racism, North-East academics argues.

Kylie gig date correction

5:55pm Thursday 25th September 2014

IN Thursday's The Northern Echo it was incorrectly stated in our What's On supplement that Kylie Minogue was to play the Newcastle MetroRadio Arena on October 11. The date of the gig is actually November 11. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Prison criticised over suicide of Shakespeare book thief Raymond Scott

The Northern Echo:

1:31pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A PRISONS watchdog has found that more should have been done to protect Shakespeare book thief Raymond Scott, who took his own life in his cell.

Former Sunderland star denies murder of friend in ritual sacrifice

The Northern Echo: BIZARRE RUMOUR: Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan takes on Newcastle's Jose Enrique

5:57pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A WORLD Cup star has appeared in public to deny bizarre rumours that he murdered a rapper in a ritual sacrifice to enhance his football career.

Workers do bungee jump for charity

The Northern Echo: BRAVE JUMP: Colleagues watch bungee jumper Amanda Baker, an administrator at NPower at Houghton, taking her leap.              Picture: ANDY LAMB (10734484)

4:34pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ENERGY company call centre workers took part in a bungee jump to raise money for a leading cancer charity.

Royal Shakespeare Company returns to Newcastle's Theatre Royal

The Northern Echo: THREE'S COMPANY: From left Joshua Richards as Bardolph, Paola Dionisotti as barmaid Mistress Quickly, and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry 1V Part I & II pictured at a photo call in the Lady Grey pub in Shake

6:28pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE ROYAL Shakespeare Company is returning to the North-East from the Bard’s hometown to stage two of among his greatest plays.

Drug could bring new hope for leukaemia patients

2:15pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

NEARLY 40 per cent of children with leukaemia whose disease returns after treatment could benefit from a drug which was originally designed to treat colon, skin and lung cancer.

Body found of 'big hearted man' swept into sea trying to rescue dog

The Northern Echo:

11:35am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A BODY found on the beach at Grangetown, Sunderland, near to where rescuers have been searching for a man who waded into the sea after his dog yesterday, has been identified.

Sunderland firefighters use life-saving skills to revive woman who has heart attack

The Northern Echo: Firefighters Nicola Pattison and Bob Carr of Fulwell Fire Station  (10687047)

5:58pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TWO firefighters used their life-saving skills when a pensioner suffered a heart attack as they attended a water leak in her home.

Arts world honoured with freedom awards

The Northern Echo: CIVIC HONOUR: Lord David Puttnam

5:33pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THREE of the leading lights of the arts world are to be awarded the highest honour a North-East town can bestow.

Former Sunderland University student in running for global beauty title

The Northern Echo: Annora Bourgeault  (10675684)

4:16pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FORMER North-East student is in the running to scoop a global title and become Miss World thanks to the inspiration she found while studying in the UK.

North-East gig next year for Mark Knopfler

The Northern Echo: Former Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler

1:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LOCAL hero Mark Knopfler is returning to his native North-East as part of a forthcoming European tour.

Strictly returns to North-East for tour

The Northern Echo: STRICTLY LIVE: Presenters Claudia Winkleman andTess Daly

1:38pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DATES have been announced for the North-East leg of the live tour of TV hit Strictly Come Dancing.

Labour's vow to give North-East transport chiefs 'London-style powers'

12:01am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs in the region will be given London-style powers to set bus routes and fares, Labour will vow today (Tuesday).

Fight the power

12:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART laboratory that will allow researchers to put the electricity grid through its paces is being launched at Newcastle University.

Sea rescue latest: search suspended overnight

The Northern Echo: 3251495154 (10635107)

7:11pm Monday 22nd September 2014

EMERGENCY services have suspended a search for a dog walker swept out to sea after apparently going into the water to resuce his pet.

North-East war hero among those remembered at Oxbridge rugby match

The Northern Echo: Edward Fenwick Boyd  (10564768)

6:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NORTH-EAST war hero who holds the dubious honour of being the first of 55 rugby players of the illustrious Oxbridge Blues to lose their lives in the First World War will be remembered at a special match.

Police reassure residents after cow is shot dead

The Northern Echo: (10582348)

5:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

POLICE are investigating after a cow was shot dead.

Walk held to help dementia sufferers

The Northern Echo: MEMORY WALK: Mum and daughter Rebecca Robinson, 42, and Heather Robinson, 58, among the walkers participating in the Alzheimer’s Society Tyneside Memory Walk, which was officially started by Ruth Crowe, the widow of Newcastle United legend Charlie C

4:26pm Sunday 21st September 2014

MORE than 1,000 people who took part in a North-East charity walk have been praised by the widow of Newcastle United legend Charlie Crowe.

Kids go nuts for nature project

The Northern Echo: WASHINGTON VILLAGE WASHINGTON OLD HALLWashington Old Hall in Washington Village. (10582924)

6:37pm Sunday 21st September 2014

YOUNGSTERS in the North-East have been helping harvest a bumper crop of nuts.

Woman robbed by youths

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

6:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was robbed.

Man shattered leg testing gun

The Northern Echo: (10566605)

6:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FIRM has been fined £80,000 after a worker’s leg bone was shattered while test firing a gun on a range in the North-East.

Police move to new city centre police station

The Northern Echo: New base in Newcastle (10566018)

5:53pm Friday 19th September 2014

NORTHUMBRIA Police have opened a new police station in the centre of Newcastle.

Preparations for Washington Heritage and Community Festival

The Northern Echo: Pupils of Albany Park Primary School preparing for Washington Heritage and Community Festival - left programme development manger Karen Makepeace and event lead Kevin Roddy  (10528704)

11:37am Friday 19th September 2014

PREPARATIONS are underway for a heritage and community festival at the weekend.

Sea front works to begin on stretch of North-East coast road

7:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

A PROGRAMME of improvement works begin on a seafront road on a busy stretch of the North-East coast, on Monday (September 22).

Woman dragged by train after getting wrist trapped in door

The Northern Echo: First TransPennine is moving carriages to the Chilterns

2:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN passenger was dragged along a platform by a departing train after getting her wrist trapped in a door, an accident report has revealed.

Newcastle issue statement after Jonas Gutierrez reveals cancer battle

The Northern Echo: STAYING FOCUSED: Jonas Gutierrez

3:26pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOOTBALL has united to support Newcastle star Jonas Gutierrez after the winger revealed his secret battle with testicular cancer. The club has confirmed he will continue to receive treatment in Argentina.

Cricketing legend launches Hetton School Cricket Academy

The Northern Echo: TEAM TALK: Former Durham cricketer Neil Killeen opens the cricket academy at Hetton School at a ceremony yessterday, here pictured giving tips to Eppleton and Durham team member Layla Tipton, 12.             Picture: ANDY LAMB (10485198)

6:45pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM County cricketing stalwart Neil “Killer” Killeen today (Wednesday, September 17) helped launch a new academy aimed at nurturing young talent in the sport.

Ex-detective to give talk on Ripper mystery

The Northern Echo: Trevor Marriott (10492740)

6:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER murder squad detective will give a North-East theatre audience his twist on one of the UK’s most infamous murders.

Sage Gateshead to run coaches from Teesside for classical concerts

The Northern Echo: Sage Gateshead (10488244)

4:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE NORTH-EAST’S premier music venue has announced it will be providing coach transport from Teesside for selected concerts during the coming classical season.

Teenager raped in busy city centre bar

The Northern Echo:

1:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEENAGER has been raped inside a busy city centre bar.

Praise for Newcastle University

The Northern Echo:

12:03am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A GLOBAL survey of universities has confirmed Newcastle University as being in the top one per cent of universities in the world.

Future of children's heart services in fresh doubt

The Northern Echo: Plans to expand: Sir Leonard Fenwick

6:28pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE future of the region’s children’s heart units is in fresh doubt as they are poised to be ordered to meet tougher standards – or close.

Man charged with murder in Willington as police name victim

The Northern Echo:

4:25pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in a field in the early hours of Friday morning.

International drugs gang jailed after £55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

The Northern Echo:

4:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

NINE members of an international drugs gang led by a North-East mastermind are tonight (Friday, September 12) beginning lengthy jail terms for their roles in smuggling millions of pounds worth of amphetamine into the UK.

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