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5:25pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A FANCY dress company is offering dog-owners a range of Star Wars costumes for their pets. The costumes, made by Rubie’s Costumes, are selling for £15.

House with bodies buried in back garden sells for £730,000

The Northern Echo: The back garden of the house where the previous owners are buried

2:59pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A house whose previous owners are buried in the back garden has been snapped up in a well-heeled area of London for around three-quarters of a million pounds.

Rare bird is chippy's best customer

The Northern Echo: Scotts chef manager Shane White, Charlie Heap and Inowashi tuck into a portion of fish and chips from the Helmsley chippyt

3:55pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A RARE bird of prey is living the high life – thanks to an award-winning chippy.

VIDEO: E-cigarette explodes in packed Richmond pub and sets barmaid on fire

The Northern Echo: The e-cigarette explodes next to Laura Baty

11:49am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THIS is the moment a North Yorkshire barmaid narrowly escaped when an e-cigarette exploded in flames in a packed pub and rocketed towards her.

Booze-loving pet camel guzzles beer from local pub

The Northern Echo: Jeffrey the camel with owner Simon Griffiths

3:40pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A FAMILY pet who has a penchant for a pint from the local pub can certainly claim to be one of a kind – as the only pet camel in Britain.

Image of 'hard' northerners takes a knock

2:46pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A STUDY of how people react to relationship break-up has challenged the stereotype of ‘southern softies’ and ‘hard’ northerners.

Anti-depressant medication needed to ppp-pick up penguins suffering from the winter blues

The Northern Echo: Josh Saunders, aquarist at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary with some of the penguins who are receiving anti-depressant medication to get them through the winter blues.

10:18am Thursday 6th February 2014

PENGUINS at a Sea Life Centre in North Yorkshire are having to be picked up with medication after suffering a case of the winter blues.

Pink sheep to populate the North York Moors

The Northern Echo: An impression of how the pink sheep campaign might look

5:53pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

SHEEP in pink jerseys are to be hidden across a national park in a bid to encourage visitors to explore the area.

Burglars who "wanted piece of quiche" sparked six hour police stand-off

The Northern Echo: LUNCH

10:51pm Thursday 31st October 2013

TWO men who broke into a roadside cafe for a midnight snack sparked a six hour police siege - because they fancied a slice of quiche, a court heard.

Ferret rescue a first for RNLI lifeboat crew

The Northern Echo: Tootsie, left, and Lucky show their appreciation after their lifesaving ordeal

10:25am Wednesday 14th August 2013

TWO young animals thought they were 'ferret' last night after becoming stranded on rocks off Cambois last night.

Lucky kitten rescued by AA after getting stuck in car fanbelt

The Northern Echo: Lucky kitten rescued by AA after getting stuck in car fanbelt

7:00am Tuesday 6th August 2013

A LUCKY kitten is recovering after being trapped under the bonnet of a car – having lost part of his ear in the fan belt.

£300,000 Lamborghini could be sent to the crusher after police seize supercar

The Northern Echo: FACING THE CRUSHER: The seized Lamborghini outside New Scotland Yard

10:29am Thursday 4th July 2013

A SPORTS car valued at about £300,000 could be sent to the crusher after it was seized by police.

Haulage firm converts wagon into hearse for well-loved driver's final journey

The Northern Echo: FITTING SEND-OFF: Alan Sirrell's coffin arrived at Ferryhill Methodist Chapel on the back of a lorry he used to drive

4:05pm Tuesday 28th May 2013

A COUNTY Durham HGV driver was given a fitting send-off when his funeral took place.

Watch that’s for your eyes only...

The Northern Echo: James Bond's specially modified Breitling Top Time wristwatch used in Thunderball

10:55am Tuesday 21st May 2013

JAMES BOND’S Geiger counter wristwatch from hit movie Thunderball has turned up following years of mystery after it was found at a car boot sale.

Horses diverted after duck nests in racecourse jump

The Northern Echo: NEW HOME: The duck in its nest at Sedgefield Racecourse

5:28pm Tuesday 14th May 2013

HORSERACING had to be diverted at a North-East racecourse today (Tuesday, May 14) after a duck was found nesting in one of the jumps.

Village fly infestation shuts shops and empties pub

The Northern Echo: SWARM HORROR: Landlady Charmaine Newton with pub regular Tony Rowe

7:00am Friday 10th May 2013

THE Environment Agency has launched an investigation after vast swarms of flies struck a County Durham village. Mark Tallentire reports.

Panther mystery deepens as more black cats spotted

6:00am Friday 10th May 2013

THE mystery surrounding the possible existence of a big black cat in County Durham has deepened after several more residents claimed to have seen the creature.

Incredible Hulk surrenders to police after being caught on CCTV

The Northern Echo: Image of the 'Incredible Hulk'

1:03pm Thursday 9th May 2013

THE latest incarnation of the Incredible Hulk has done something TV version Lou Ferrigno would never have dreamed of – and meekly given in to police.

Mind your stable manners

The Northern Echo: GRAZING HAPPILY: Mr P joins Katy Smith, Macy Potter and Lily Potter for a tea party

3:24pm Thursday 9th May 2013

AFTER hitting national headlines and appearing on BBC television, County Durham’s miniature horses Mr P and Molly could soon be entertaining viewers across the pond.

Pair of fluffy chicks become unusual bosom buddies at Kirkleatham Owl Centre

5:58pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

A VERY fluffy but unlikely friendship has blossomed at a North-East owl centre.

Former publican spots panther in field near Hunwick

The Northern Echo: Neville Shaw keeps an eye out for the panther

6:00am Friday 3rd May 2013

A RETIRED publican has spoken of the moment he saw what he believes was a black panther stalking through a field near his County Durham home.

Mystery as hundreds of video tapes dumped in field near Darlington

The Northern Echo: The scene in the farmer's field

8:00am Tuesday 30th April 2013

MYSTERY surrounds the appearance of several hundred VHS tapes in a remote County Durham field.

Car thief jailed after reversing into senior police officer's parked Mercedes

The Northern Echo: FACING JAIL AGAIN: Wayne Kevin Beard

6:33pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013

A THIEF’S misguided bid to take a vehicle to complete his return home from court ended within yards, when he reversed into a luxury car.

Lamb born with five legs

The Northern Echo: TAKE FIVE: Quinto the lamb who was born on Easter Sunday with five legs at White House Farm, in Northumberland

5:13pm Monday 1st April 2013

A LAMB with five legs was born in the North-East on Easter Sunday.

Farmer buys wool jackets for new-born lambs

The Northern Echo: EXTRA COAT: Young lambs brave the fierce winter weather at Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester

2:33pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

NEW-BORN lambs are keeping out the cold this Easter with man-made wool jackets .

Stockton teenager stuns motorists as he unicycles to school

The Northern Echo: Cameron Peacock took up unicycling when he was 11

5:41pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

FAMILIES are always being asked to ditch their car on the school run and find greener and healthier ways of taking their kids to class.

Sea foam gives residents early morning shock

The Northern Echo: SEA BREEZE: Cars covered in foam in Hartlepool

4:03pm Monday 25th March 2013

MANY people woke up to a covering of snow at the weekend but for Hartlepool residents the white wintry vista wasn’t all that it seemed.



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