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...

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.

Man in court charged with murder

The Northern Echo:

11:28am Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder following the discovery of a body in a field.

GP urges public to support ambulance chake-up

The Northern Echo: AMBULANCE MEETING:Middleton-in-Teesdale public meeting about controversial ambulance staffing changes. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT  (10384740)

8:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

A LONG-SERVING GP who is also a senior figure in NHS management has urged a sceptical Teesdale audience to support controversial changes to ambulance crews.

Phones 4u to go into administration

The Northern Echo:

10:22pm Sunday 14th September 2014

PHONES 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer.

Militants release video that is believed to show beheading of British aid worker

The Northern Echo:

11:48pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE Foreign Office has said it is "working urgently to verify" a video purporting to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

Report calls for more powers to be handed to English regions

The Northern Echo: DEVOLVED POWERS: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who will launch a report calling for a major programme of devolution within England in the decade after the next election. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

6:02am Friday 12th September 2014

THE Deputy Prime Minister will today (Friday, September 12) unveil a report proposing wide-ranging powers being handed to the English regions as the Scottish referendum prompts fresh calls in the North-East for devolution.

Money pours in after dogs home fire

The Northern Echo:

2:39pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FUND set up to help a dogs home following a blaze which killed more than 50 animals has attracted £500,000 in donations in just a few hours with the total continuing to spiral.

"We are better as one country," says Scottish-born North-East MP

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Stockton North's Scottish-born MP Alex Cunningham says he feels a duty to help keep the union together.

Deputy Prime Minister calls on young to help solve North/South divide

The Northern Echo: Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg.

5:59pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE Deputy Prime Minister has urged 16 to 24-year-olds to take part in debate on tackling the North/South divide.

Funding boost for countywide safety project

The Northern Echo: FUNDING BOOST: The expansion of the Safer Homes project was announced during a ministerial visit to Durham on Thursday

6:03am Friday 12th September 2014

A SUCCESSFUL safety scheme will continue thanks to a £500,000 Government funding windfall.

Pistorius cleared of murder but will have to wait for manslaughter verdict

The Northern Echo:

2:40pm Thursday 11th September 2014

OSCAR Pistorius will have to wait until tomorrow to learn if he is to be fully cleared over the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Fund will help kickstart house building programme

The Northern Echo: KICKSTART FUND:  Hundreds of houses are to be built across the region

12:37pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MORE than 700 new homes will be built across the region thanks to a Government “kickstart” fund, ministers have announced.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child

The Northern Echo: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who will be starting the Tour de France, along with Prince Harry

10:31am Monday 8th September 2014

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a second child, it has been announced this morning.

Thousands of North-East pet owners fined for dog fouling

The Northern Echo:

6:40am Monday 8th September 2014

COUNCILS in the region have declared war on dog mess - with thousands of irresponsible pet owners being hit with fines for fouling.

125 years since League kicked off

The Northern Echo: KICK OFF: Mike Howling, grandsin of Teddy Howling, at the 125th anniversary of The Northern League exhibition. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10080736)

6:43am Monday 8th September 2014

THE world's second oldest football league - The Northern League - celebrated its 125th birthday in Teesside yesterday (Sunday, September 7).

Durham Cathedral helps sell North-East to tourists

The Northern Echo: The DurhamCathedral advert at Heathrow Airport (10077234)

12:03am Monday 8th September 2014

MILLIONS of air passengers are seeing iconic images of the North-East at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Fewer strays on streets thanks to microchipping, says charity

2:04pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THE number of stray and abandoned dogs in the region dropped in the last year thanks to microchipping, an animal charity has revealed.

Employers 'can afford pay rises'

The Northern Echo:

12:10am Sunday 7th September 2014

Most workers who don't earn the living wage believe their employers could afford to pay it, according to a new poll.

MP raises concerns in Parliament about the future of region's rail network

The Northern Echo: RAIL CONCERNS: Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham who has put forward an early day motion on the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises.

6:30pm Friday 5th September 2014

A NORTH-East MP is hoping to highlight fears about the impact of the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express refranchising exercise in Parliament.

Bedroom tax facing the axe after revolt

4:43pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE ‘bedroom tax’ is odds-on to be scrapped for most people affected, after Labour and the Liberal Democrats joined forces to ambush the Conservatives.

Minister pledges end to vital benefit waits in North-East pilot areas

The Northern Echo: Mark Harper

7:09am Friday 5th September 2014

LONG waits for disabled people applying for vital benefits will be over by Christmas, a Government minister has pledged.

Apprentice remanded in custody over explosive device charge

The Northern Echo: POLICE SEARCH: Jon Webb's home in Kielder Drive, Darlington

7:06am Friday 5th September 2014

AN APPRENTICE printer has been remanded in custody over making an explosive device and possessing an explosive substance, making three threats to kill and impersonating a police officer.

War website ready for action

The Northern Echo: A scene from the First World War

6:09pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A NEW website exploring the impact of the First World War on the North-East will be launched next week (Wednesday, September 10).

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