Northern Rock worker tells conference 'life's back on track'

2:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER Northern Rock worker told the conference how his “life was back on track” after the sale to Virgin Money.

Police appeal after woman has kebab smeared in her face in random attack

The Northern Echo: Wiltshire kebab's calorie nightmare

2:27pm Monday 29th September 2014

A 26-YEAR-old woman had a doner kebab smeared in her face in an apparent random attack at a takeaway restaurant.

Fears over petrol forecourt closures

The Northern Echo: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

5:58pm Monday 29th September 2014

MORE than 40 petrol filling stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years, leading to the loss of 273 jobs.

Only Labour 'paymasters' want East Coast rail to stay in state hands, claim Tories

1:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

ONLY Labour’s union “paymasters” want to keep the East Coast rail line in state hands, the Transport Secretary insisted.

North-East MPs explain why they voted in favour of RAF strikes against IS

The Northern Echo: An RAF Tornado GR4

5:54pm Friday 26th September 2014

RAF warplanes are poised to launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists after Parliament gave the green light for military action.

Poo-dunnit - police release picture after number two is found on bus seat

The Northern Echo:

4:37pm Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE have released a photo of a man who they need to trace after someone defecated on a bus seat.

From sports stars to pop singers, and even an African dictator - the world's most famous, and infamous, scouts

The Northern Echo:

3:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

IN 1906, Robert Baden-Powell, a distinguished officer in the British Army wrote a short guide for boys about reconnaissance and scouting.

Political parties join forces to campaign for more powers for the North-East and Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: MORE POWER: The North East Party and Yorkshire First have joined forces following the No vote in the Scottish referendum.

4:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

TWO political parties have formed an alliance to push for new powers for the North of England.

Work Programme gets 20,000 in North-East back to work, Government says

The Northern Echo: BACK TO WORK: Iain Duncan-Smith says the Work Programme is a success.

5:28pm Friday 26th September 2014

A JOBS scheme has helped more than 20,000 unemployed people in the North-East into lasting work, the Government claims.

North-East's biggest charity Northern Rock Foundation to close despite Virgin Money's £1m pledge

The Northern Echo:

12:04pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE North-East’s biggest charity is expected to close after it failed to raise cash from local businesses, but its sole funder has pledged £1m to regional good causes.

Seconds out as Merrick goes head-to-head with Balls for Round Two

The Northern Echo: SECONDS OUT: Reporter Rob Merrick meets Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls at the Midland Hotel in Manchester Picture: JOEL GOODMAN

10:32pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A FEW days after Rob Merrick's right eye had a nasty encounter with the Shadow Chancellor's meaty forearm - sending Rob to to hospital and making national headlines - The Northern Echo's Parliamentary Correspondent met up again with Ed Balls to talk about that incident, their shared love for football....and Labour's plan for the economy.

Cameron requests recall of Parliament

The Northern Echo: CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in Westminster, central London, following a no vote in the Scottish independence referendum

6:05pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DAVID Cameron has requested the recall of Parliament to debate the UK's response to the Iraqi government's request for support against Isil.

Price comparison websites targeted in car insurance clampdown that should see costs cut for drivers

The Northern Echo:

11:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CLAMPDOWN on the £11 billion private motor insurance market has been announced by the competition watchdog which should cut the cost of drivers' premiums.

Britain's biggest - the lottery winners richer than rock stars

The Northern Echo:

2:21pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DENIS and Mary Graham are celebrating after scooping £4.5m Lottery jackpot but their winnings pale in comparison to the UK’s biggest winners.

Money isn't everything....

The Northern Echo:

2:38pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IMAGINE a world where money is no object, where everything is within your grasp, where you can not only afford everything in the shop, but also buy the place itself. A tiny fraction of the six billion people who inhabit this world don't have to imagine, they are an elite band of multi-millionaires whose extravagant lives are the envy of the masses.

Safety watchdog launches spot checks on building sites

6:22pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Health and Safety Executive is set to make unannounced visits to building sites after revealing 12 construction workers were killed and 1,009 others injured in the North-East and Yorkshire last year.

Ed Balls elbows Echo's man in Westminster in the face

The Northern Echo:

10:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

ED BALLS unveiled an aggressive cuts strategy yesterday, as he left an opponent bloodied in the annual football match between Labour and Lobby journalists.

Durham's triumph lights up Lord's

The Northern Echo: Durham fans celebrate Gareth Breese winning runs  against Warwickshire on his final match during the Royal London One Day Cup Final at Lord's Cricket Ground, London

11:53am Sunday 21st September 2014

BY the end, it was getting difficult to see. The gloom that had enveloped Lord’s all day, and transformed English cricket’s supposed summer showpiece into an altogether more autumnal affair, was strangling the last vestiges of daylight from the sky.

Poppy Appeal seeks volunteers

6:01pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE Poppy Appeal in the region is seeking volunteers ahead of this year’s fundraising campaign which marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Sir John: Referendum will have 'earth-shattering' consequences

The Northern Echo: GREAT FEDERALIST: Sir John Hall

5:38pm Sunday 21st September 2014

BUSINESSMAN Sir John Hall said he believed the Scottish referendum would have “earth-shattering” consequences for the rest of the UK - especially in the North-East - and urged politicians to work together to ensure the region is not forgotten.

Party leaders respond to The Northern Echo's plea to them not to overlook the North-East in wake of Scotland vote

The Northern Echo:

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IN the wake of Scotland's historic "no" to independence, the party leaders respond to the Echo's plea for them not to overlook the North-East by taking the...

North-East MPs: Cameron's constitutional revolution is a political fix

The Northern Echo: CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in Westminster, central London, following a no vote in the Scottish independence referendum

6:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE region’s MP’s reacted angrily to David Cameron’s plans for a constitutional revolution after Scotland rejected independence – accusing him of a political fix.

Region's business and political leaders consider where Scottish referendum decision leaves North-East

The Northern Echo:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

After Scotland says no, regional leaders consider where the decision leaves England as a nation and the North-East as a region.

Devolution will "do nothing for the North-East"

The Northern Echo: MP Helen Goodman

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE region’s MP’s reacted angrily to David Cameron’s plans for a constitutional revolution after Scotland rejected independence – accusing him of a political fix.

British do care about politics after all

The Northern Echo:

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014


Alex Salmond resigns after Scottish independence defeat

The Northern Echo: REACHING OUT: Alex Salmond offers Scotland a choice

4:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

ALEX Salmond has dramatically fallen on his sword after Scotland voted decisively to reject his dream of independence and to remain part of the United Kingdom.

North-East MPs and business leaders demand greater powers for region in wake of Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT OUTRAGE: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

6:32am Friday 19th September 2014

BUSINESS leaders and MPs have backed a decision by northern newspaper editors to take the unprecedented step of demanding, with one voice, greater powers for the region.

North's newspapers join up in a united call for fairness in wake of Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo:

10:50am Friday 19th September 2014

SEVERAL of the major newspaper titles across the north of England have joined forces in a united call to the party leaders in the wake of the Scottish referendum.

Updated: PM pledges more power for England after Scots reject independence

The Northern Echo:

7:42am Friday 19th September 2014

The Prime Minister has asked William Hague to play a key role in re-drafting the consititution to give more power to the regions.

Salmond urges Westminster to honour pledge to devolve more power to Scotland

The Northern Echo:

5:39am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond has conceded defeat after voters rejected his dream of independence in favour of staying part of the United Kingdom.

Scotland says 'No' to independence

The Northern Echo: ALEX SALMOND: The leader of the SNP hopes to become an independent Scotland’s first leader

4:59am Friday 19th September 2014

Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city.

Queen's message of reconciliation over Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo:

10:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Queen has delivered a message of reconciliation in the wake of the Scottish referendum, urging people to unite in their "enduring love of Scotland" and expressing her belief they will come together to "work constructively for the future".

David Cameron "delighted" after Scotland votes no to independence

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

8:04am Friday 19th September 2014

The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together and like millions of other people I am delighted.

Scotland result to prompt constitutional shake-up

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

7:29am Friday 19th September 2014

Scotland's rejection of independence has saved David Cameron from going down in history as the Prime Minister who presided over the break-up of the United Kingdom, and has seen off any immediate threat to his position.

Defeat puts Salmond's future in doubt

The Northern Echo:

7:25am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond's independence dream is over - but has Scotland seen the last of this most committed of campaigners?

PM set to announce new powers for Scotland

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

5:14am Friday 19th September 2014

David Cameron is facing mounting pressure for constitutional change within England from politicians on all sides following the promise to grant more powers to Scotland if voters rejected independence.

Gordon's Alive! Brown back from the dead

The Northern Echo: Gordon Brown calls for NE assembley

7:15am Friday 19th September 2014

From a figure of fun among the Conservatives to a saviour of the union principles they stand for, Gordon Brown's political life has been rejuvenated by the referendum campaign.

SNP concedes defeat in Aberdeenshire

The Northern Echo: Alex Salmond sends message at Cumbrian businesses

5:18am Friday 19th September 2014

SNP politicians have conceded defeat in the independence referendum in First Minister Alex Salmond's Aberdeenshire constituency.

Alex Salmond's statement in full after conceding defeat in the referendum

The Northern Echo:

7:18am Friday 19th September 2014

Can I say thank-you for that reception but above all thank-you to Scotland for 1.6 million votes for Scottish independence. Our friends in the Highlands of Scotland are still to speak so the final results aren't in, but we know there is going to be a majority for the No campaign.

Video released by so-called Islamic State of captured British journalist John Cantlie

The Northern Echo:

3:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BRITISH journalist has appeared in a video released by so-called Islamic State militants.

Scots reject independence: Scottish Referendum - live coverage

The Northern Echo:

12:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

We bring you the latest results, predictions and analysis on the Scottish Referendum, as it happens

Top Ten Scottish referendum tunes - can you do better?

The Northern Echo:

3:54pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ON the eve of the Scottish referendum, here’s our Independence Top Ten. Any suggestions?

"Not in our name," declare North-East Muslims as groups condemn IS beheadings

The Northern Echo: LIFE AT RISK: British man Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former cab driver from the Manchester area, is currently held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

2:55pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH-East Muslims have condemned the murder of British aid worker David Haines declaring that ISIS terrorists had "nothing to do with Islam".

Jobseekers fall below one million for first time in six years

The Northern Echo: Mixed results on North-East employment

10:54am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen below one million for the first time in six years, new figures showed today.

Scottish referendum: A view from south of the border

The Northern Echo: SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM: Damien Weston owner of The Camien Cafe - the last cafe in England. Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LAUGHTER rings out around the self-proclaimed Last Cafe in England the second we mention the words ‘newspaper’ and ‘Scottish referendum.’

Scottish referendum: Bravehearts and cool heads north of the border

The Northern Echo: SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM: Paul O'Neill of Jedburgh. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

4:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT WAS easy to guess the views of the Scots piper, staring out to Scotland amid the stunning scenery at the Scottish-English border at Carters Bar.

North-East calls on Scotland to save the union

The Northern Echo: Simon-Henig.jpg

6:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS Scotland heads to the polls to decide the future of the Union, North-East decision makers give their thoughts on the vote.

Two men die as helicopter crashes at foot of North Sea cliffs - video released by RNLI

The Northern Echo:

3:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HELICOPTER has crashed into the North Sea off the East Yorkshire coast, leaving two men dead, police have confirmed.

Big push to increase adoption

The Northern Echo: One of the images being used to promote the new adoption campaign in the North-East.

4:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE North-East has been chosen to pilot a new campaign to find families for children waiting to be adopted.

Pupils asked to pen war poem for chance to win an iPad and have their work published

The Northern Echo: A scene from the First World War

8:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WE are appealing to all secondary schools in the region to ask their pupils to write a poem to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War for The Northen Echo Schools' Poetry Competition.

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