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The Northern Echo's Love Your Pet Competition

Vote for your favourite in The Northern Echo's Love Your Pet competition

Business minister Nick Boles, who has named and shamed firms which have failed to pay their staff the National Minimum Wage

North Yorkshire and North-East firms named and shamed over National Minimum Wage failings

Northumbrian Water has announced its new prices for the coming year

Water bills set to rise by an average £7 per year

An ad on the London Underground promoting the Beamish visitor attraction in County Durham

Ad campaign meant visitor boost for the North-East

In debt for most of our lives

Home owners in North-East debt free sooner than Londoners, report reveals

Prime Minister David Cameron, right, with European Council president Donald Tusk at 10 Downing Street (54649770)

EU reform package receives mixed response in North-East

A66 trans-Pennine route closed in both directions after HGV overturns

HGV overturns on A66 trans-Pennine route - road reopened in both directions

Animal re-homing charities are invited to apply for financial support

Grants of £4,000 and £10,000 available for animal re-homing charities

David Cameron

Cameron hails 'real progress' over EU reform proposals

Storm Henry: Live updates as the North-East and North Yorkshire is blasted by 70mph winds

Live Storm Henry: Live updates as the North-East and North Yorkshire is blasted by 70mph winds

Highways England has issued an amber weather alert for motorways and major A roads in the region, with gusts expected to reach 70mph.

Severe weather warning as Storm Henry brings 70mph winds to the North-East and North Yorkshire

PRIZE: Love Your Pet

Still time to enter The Northern Echo's Love Your Pet competition

Sir Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan dies after short illness

A wagon blown over on the A1 at Alnwick yesterday during Storm Gertrude

Weather warnings issued for snow, ice and high winds

A flatbed truck involved in today's accident on the A1. Photo: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Motorists who filmed and took pictures of A1 crash involving tanker and motorbike face prosecution, police say

Tesco is ending 24-hour shopping at 70 of its stores

Tesco calls time on 24-hour opening at 76 stores including Catterick Garrison and Ingleby Barwick

Storm Gertrude has arrived. Image: The Met Office.

Storm Gertrude: 60mph winds batter the North-East and North Yorkshire

JOBS FAIR: Thomas Clark and Haymish Laytchem at the Darlington Jobs Fair. Picture: Robyn Davis/NE camera Club

Jobseekers flock to Darlington recruitment fair

Burgess Premier Small Animal Show, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate this weekend

Five great things to do this weekend

Paul Rutherford with his disabled grandson Warren at their home in Pembrokeshire, Wales, after they have won the latest round of their challenge to the lawfulness of the so-called ''bedroom tax'', along with a victim of domestic violence

'Bedroom tax' discriminates against violence victim and carers, court rules

Elton John

Elton John's Newcastle tickets on sale Friday

A flood warning has been issued for Brompton-on-Swale Caravan Park.

Flood warnings issued after more heavy rain falls on region

Scarborough RNLI 's all-weather lifeboat. Photo credit: Dave Barry

317 people rescued by the RNLI in the region last year

The region's three Police and Crime Commissioners have backed calls to lower the drink-drive limit in England

North-East police and crime commissions demand Government cuts drink drive limit

Four in ten parents in the region with children said their family finances had actually got worse since in the last three years

Britain's economic recovery failing to reach the North-East, families say

Clair Metcalfe and her six year old daughter Aoife who was the victim of a hit and run incident on Cleveland Terrace in Darlington. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'You didn't know if she was dead or alive' says mother of injured six-year-old to hit-and-run driver

Cecil Parkinson

Death announced of former Tory minister Cecil Parkinson

Locals and tourists in New York City battle the weather

Flood-hit communities braced for more bad weather as Britain feels after-effects of killer blizzard

Andrew Watson, 31, died in his room at the Hotel Hotel Piscis Park De San Antonio, Ibiza, and leaves behind his two-year-old son, George.

'Such a waste' - Mother's warning after soldier son's drug death on Ibiza stag do

Diesel at its lowest price for six years after Asda cuts prices by 2p

Diesel at its lowest price for six years after Asda cuts prices by 2p


Bishop of Newcastle to enter Lords

Pirates, Pants and Wellpants, new exhibition and events open at the Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough tomorrow

Five great things to do this weekend

LOVE: Valentines, Love Your Pet competition. This pointer puppy certainly melts hearts. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Could your pet steal the public's heart? Enter our Love Your Pet competition to find out

Some very safe drivers motoring in the North-East (53316334)

North-East drivers are the best in the country, researchers say

Darlington Borough Council paid out more than £900,000 in compensation

North-East councils paying out millions in compensation for slips on grass, stress and damage caused by potholes

UP FRONT: Leicester City's Jamie 'Lardy'

Football league launched for overweight men - and here's our big name squad, led by Jamie Lardy

It's World Penguin Awareness Day - here's how we have helped raise readers' awareness of our flightless friends

It's World Penguin Awareness Day - here's how the Echo has helped raise readers' awareness of our flightless friends

Unemployment falls by 6,000 in North-East, latest figures show

Unemployment falls by 6,000 in North-East, latest figures show

Scrappy the fire dog was "as mad as a bag of fish" with a nose for trouble

Fire dog Scrappy has a nose for trouble

Rural housing, like this development in Osmotherley, is one of the priorities, according to the report. (53030792)

Rural businesses are vital for region's economy, says report

The North-East continues to be the English region with the lowest average house price, at £157,000. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.

House prices hit record high but North-East still cheapest place in England to buy a new home

100 Tata Steel jobs are being lost at steel mills in Hartlepool; Trostre, near Llanelli West Wales and Corby, Northhamptonshire

More North-East steel jobs axed as Tata sheds 1,050 workers

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust  (52893514)

Hundreds of thousands of pounds on offer to coalfield communities

PAY: Are women paid as much for doing the same job as a man?

Study shows many people don't believe men and women are paid equally

The Great North Air Ambulance attended 1,060 call outs last year

Great North Air Ambulance releases list of call-outs in 2015

The Snow Bear: Fun for all the family, The Witham, Barnard Castle on Saturday

Five great things to do this weekend

The fire destroyed Woolsington Hall, near Newcastle

Arson investigation after historic hall destroyed by fire

Officers responding to incident on Yarm Road in Darlington

'Significant incident' in Yarm Road, Darlington was report of armed burglars, police reveal

Cold weather snap caused treacherous conditions on North Yorkshire's highest road Fleet Moss. Pic by THOMAS BERESFORD

Ice warning for Friday as cold snap continues

TRUE GENTLEMAN: Jeff Todhunter

Former colleagues turn out for funeral of former Northern Echo sports editor Jeff Todhunter

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