Anger as school bus driver arrested for drink driving

The Northern Echo: North Durham Academy is appealing for community help

9:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOL bus driver taking youngsters on a school trip to Paris has been arrested by French police after allegedly failing a breath test.

Look ahead to Look A Head charity dinner

12:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING dinner hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern is being held in aid of a local charity.

Tory MPs accused of plotting against anti-'bedroom tax' bill

The Northern Echo: Jacob Rees-Mogg and his 1936 Bentley

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TORY MPs have been accused of a timewasting plot to save the ‘bedroom tax’ – and threatened with an all-night sitting to defeat them.

Locum doctor denies groping two female patients at gp surgeries in region

The Northern Echo: Dr Unt Tun Maung who denies sexually assaulting tow female patients

6:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DOCTOR has denied allegations that he groped two female patients who presented themselves for examination for common complaints at surgeries in the North-East.

Army Reserve recruitment events

The Northern Echo: ARMY RESERVE: Recruitment events for the Army Reserves are taking place across the region

5:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RECRUITMENT events for the British Army Reserve are taking place across the region next week.

Bus regulation deal taken to next stage

The Northern Echo: BUS REGULATION: Bus companies are unhappy at the plans to take services back under council control.

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COUNCILLORS have backed plans which would see bus services taken back under local authority control.

Ottawa in lockdown as soldier shot dead by gunman

The Northern Echo:

10:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CANADIAN soldier shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has died.

Police deny withholding evidence and staging cover up of deer bludgeoning

The Northern Echo:

8:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SENIOR police officers insisted last night they had thoroughly investigated claims two officers bludgeoned a deer to death with crowbars.

MPs to vote on whether Thatcher Government misled country over Miners' Strike

5:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MPs will vote next week on whether the Thatcher Government “misled the public” about its conduct during the miners’ strike.

Lecturers back industrial action

5:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACADEMIC staff at the universities of Newcastle , Durham and York have voted for industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Judge slams 'villain' mother who lead criminal family firm

The Northern Echo: General view of Newcastle Crown Court. (11631524)

1:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

A JUDGE has condemned a family of professional shoplifters who stole designer clothes and sold them on the internet.

Man fell from top of Tyne Bridge

The Northern Echo:

4:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MAJOR search is underway following reports a man has fallen from the top of the Tyne Bridge.

Ant, Dec and Al open new home for families of children receiving heart treatment in the North-East

The Northern Echo:

2:39pm Friday 17th October 2014

TV favourites Ant and Dec and ex-England football captain Alan Shearer have opened a new home for families of children receiving heart treatment in the North-East.

Benefit reform blamed for rise in youth homelessness in the North-East

The Northern Echo: (11547208)

12:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

BEDROOM tax and benefit reform have been blamed for a rise in youth homelessness as parents struggle to accommodate their children.

Cost of dying rises 5% in the North East

The Northern Echo:

6:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE cost of dying has risen almost five per cent in the North-East, a new report states.

What a croc - 999 reptile turns out to be a kid's toy

The Northern Echo:

3:53pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

POLICE and wildlife experts were called to a garden after reports of an escaped crocodile - and found it was an inflatable toy.

Report calling for smoking to be banned in London parks could become blueprint for rest of Britain

The Northern Echo:

10:36am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THOUSANDS of acres of parkland in London and landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square should become smoke-free zones, a report has said.

All aboard! Win a rail trip for your whole class

The Northern Echo: HAPPY JOURNEY: Children are invited to draw their happy journey

5:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHILDREN can win a rail trip for their whole class by drawing a happy journey.

Dramatic pause - the stars who tackled rude audiences

The Northern Echo: Dame Helen Mirren

MICHAEL McIntyre stopped his show at Darlington's Civic Theatre and walked off when a woman in the front row refused to turn her phone off.

House prices reach new all-time high

The Northern Echo: House hunt: buyers are increasingly looking to the suburbs

10:03am Tuesday 14th October 2014

HOUSE prices reached a new all-time high of £274,000 on average in August after surging by 11.7 per cent year-on-year, according to official figures.

First seal pup of the year is born on the Farne Islands

The Northern Echo:

12:03am Monday 13th October 2014

THE first seal pup of the year has been born on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland Coast, marking the start of this year’s annual seal count by the Islands’ resident Rangers.

"Specialist team" from Yorkshire Regiment in Iraq to train peshmurga

The Northern Echo:

9:49am Sunday 12th October 2014

A "SMALL specialist team" of soldiers from the 2nd Battallion the Yorkshire Regiment are in Iraq and working close to the front line of the fight between the Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish fighters, the Ministry of Defence said.

North-East is bottom when it comes to those declaring themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual

The Northern Echo: Chart showing figures from the Office of National Statistics

10:12pm Sunday 12th October 2014

THE NORTH-EAST has the lowest amount of openly gay people in the country, according to new statistics.

North-East at centre of major Ebola exercise

The Northern Echo: A medical exercise takes place by 22 Field Hospital at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York,  before more than 100 Army medics are sent to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October

6:46pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THE North-East is at the centre of a major exercise to test the country's readiness in the event of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

What Katy did next... inspire others into sport

The Northern Echo: SPOTLIGHT ON: Tamara Taylor, left, and Katy McLean at the Darlington Arena.            Picture: ANDY LAMB (9677522)

12:03am Saturday 11th October 2014

NORTH-East sporting hero Katy McLean shared her story of captaining England to Rugby World Cup glory in the hope of inspiring others to pursue their dreams last night (Friday, October 10).

Special edition of The Northern Echo marks Remembrance Sunday

The Northern Echo:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

ON Remembrance Sunday, The Northern Echo will publish a special edition of the paper to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Train travellers and staff encouraged to have their say on how North-East railways are policed

The Northern Echo: RAIL SUMMIT: A Northern Rail train arrives at Thornaby station

6:16pm Friday 10th October 2014

RAIL passengers and staff across the region can have their say on the way the county’s railways are policed.

Police urge residents to be vigilant as nights draw in

4:45pm Friday 10th October 2014

POLICE are urging communities to protect themselves from criminals as the nights begin to draw in.

Railway company launches competition for student artist

The Northern Echo: COMPETITION LAUNCHED: Grand Central has launched a competition for student artists

1:43pm Friday 10th October 2014

A RAILWAY company is searching for budding artists to help design its bags for life.

Ukip wins first Commons seat as Tory defector Douglas Carswell holds Clacton

The Northern Echo:

5:46am Friday 10th October 2014

UKIP has its first elected MP after a dramatic night which left the two main Westminster parties licking their wounds.

New call to ban sky lanterns

The Northern Echo: MOORS BLAZE: Firefighters tackle the 2003 blaze on the North York Moors at Fylingdales.

2:19pm Thursday 9th October 2014

LANDOWNERS across the region have thrown their weight behind a campaign to stop people launching sky lanterns.

Don't panic! Don't panic! - Dad's Army movie to be shot in Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:

11:47am Thursday 9th October 2014

DAD’S Army is on the march once more – but this time the ageing warriors are heading north.

Foreign office investigate report that British national has died of Ebola

The Northern Echo: A medical exercise takes place by 22 Field Hospital at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York,  before more than 100 Army medics are sent to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October

6:24pm Thursday 9th October 2014

FOREIGN Office (FCO) officials are investigating reports that a British national has died in Macedonia of suspected Ebola.

Benefits cuts will continue for years, Clegg

The Northern Echo:

6:40am Wednesday 8th October 2014

BENEFITS and tax credits will continue to be cut in real terms until 2018, Nick Clegg has suggested – potentially paving the way for a fresh deal with the Conservatives.

East Coast Mainline rail operator reveals 12-year plan

The Northern Echo: Grand Central Train at Eaglescliffe Station. (11267522)

5:45pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN East Coast Mainline rail operator is inviting passengers who use its Sunderland to Kings Cross route to comment on plans to improve reliability, capacity and comfort of its services over the next 12 years.

Great North Air Ambulance weekly draw for October 8, 2014

The Northern Echo: Emergency services attempt to rescue a canoeist who had got into difficulties on the swollen River Tees, at a stretch of rapids known as Whorlton Lido near Barnard Castle, County Durham this afternoon (Sat) before the Great North Air Ambulance airlifted t

11:31am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Winning numbers for the Great North Air Ambulance weekly draw for October 8, 2014.

North Yorkshire trained medics on the Ebola frontline

The Northern Echo: A medical exercise takes place by 22 Field Hospital at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York,  before more than 100 Army medics are sent to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October

8:43pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

BRITISH Army medics will play a crucial role in helping Sierra Leone stem the seemingly inexorable spread of the Ebola virus.

Teacher is banned after telling pupil he wanted "good sex in lots of positions"

The Northern Echo:

6:42am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A TEACHER who told a pupil he wanted "good sex in lots of different positions" has been banned from the profession.

Speeding drivers 'escape action because they are foreign'

The Northern Echo: A car passes a speed camera

5:19pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A DOZEN drivers escaped prosecution for speeding offences on County Durham’s roads in the past year because they were based abroad.

Exhibition space wanted for haunting artwork created by Jewish children in a Nazi ghetto

The Northern Echo: HAUNTING artwork created by Jewish children living in a Nazi ghetto could be exhibited in the North-East

3:40pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

HAUNTING artwork created by Jewish children living in a Nazi ghetto could be exhibited in the North-East.

North Yorkshire Army medics to treat Ebola victims on front line in west Africa

The Northern Echo:

2:46pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A 100-strong force of Army medics are to be rushed to the Ebola hot zone as part of the UK's bid to bring the deadly virus under control, the MoD has announced.

Online auction will help boost the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

The Northern Echo: Print (11159124)

5:36pm Monday 6th October 2014

MORE than 70 lots are up for grabs in an online auction for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Heavy winds and rain sweep region

The Northern Echo: Storms hit Sunderland  Pictures: North News and Pictures

5:27pm Monday 6th October 2014

AUTUMN made its presence felt across the region today (Monday) as heavy rain and high winds swept across the country.

North-East's favourite sweet treat revealed

5:49pm Sunday 5th October 2014

CAKE LOVERS in the North-East have named the Bakewell tart as their favourite sweet treat, according to a new poll.

Islamic State murder British aid worker Alan Henning

The Northern Echo:

9:25pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A VIDEO apparently showing the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning, who was kidnapped by IS militants, has been released on the internet.

Thatcher softened speech after Brighton bomb

The Northern Echo: SPEECH SOFTENED: Margaret Thatcher, pictured in October 1984

6:03am Friday 3rd October 2014

MARGARET Thatcher was forced to tear up one of her most hard-hitting speeches, which would have gone beyond her controversial The Enemy Within remarks, in the wake of the Brighton bomb, newly released files reveal.

'We got it Wronga' - payday lender writes off millions of debts, will others have to follow?

The Northern Echo: Does Wonga owe you cash?

6:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

JUBILANT campaigners declared it was “payback time” for controversial lender Wonga yesterday after it wrote off £220m worth of debt to 330,000 customers who could not afford to take out loans.

Alan Henning and the kindness that killed him

The Northern Echo: Alan Henning (10485852)

11:35pm Friday 3rd October 2014

ALAN Henning was known for his helpful kindness - a kindness that killed him.

Muslims lead condemnation of Henning murder

The Northern Echo: Alan Henning (10485861)

11:25pm Friday 3rd October 2014

BRITISH Muslims have led condemnation of the murder of British hostage Alan Henning as a "despicable and offensive act" which showed the Islamic State jihadists who killed him had "no regard for Islam".

Cameron's tax bid to thwart UKIP

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the room during the Conservative Party annual conference 2014 at the ICC in Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 30, 2014. See PA story TORY Main. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens

4:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DAVID Cameron targeted the growing UKIP threat in the Tory heartlands with an audacious £1.6bn tax boost for higher earners today (Wednesday).



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