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Family's pride at success of Sir Bobby Robson's cancer charity five years on from his death

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR BOBBY ROBSON’S widow has spoken of the family’s pride at the success of his cancer charity, as she reflected on the five years since his death.

Region's first pro-cannabis rally to take place in Redcar on Saturday

The Northern Echo: WEED SEED: Plastic packs of cannabis seeds.    Picture: ANDY LAMB (8790772)

6:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

CANNABIS users from all over the country will gather en-masse in the region on Saturday.

Paramedics used out-of-date morphine to give pain relief

6:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE North East Ambulance Service has reported itself to the Care Quality Commission after discovering its paramedics had given patients 75 doses of out-of-date drugs, including morphine.

Bobby Robson's top 12 gaffes

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Sir Bobby Robson had a way with words. When he spoke, people listened. However, there are  times when he possibly wished they hadn't 

Timeline: Sir Bobby Robson

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Robert William Robson was born in Sacriston on February 1933 as the fourth of five sons. He grew up in Langley Park on the outskirts of Durham.

Bobby's legacy lives on as cancer foundation continues to tackle disease head on

The Northern Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

FACING CANCER for the fifth – and what he knew would be the final time – Sir Bobby Robson focused on a new goal far removed from the football field.

Police appeal for help in tracing missing Thornaby man Steven Lightfoot

The Northern Echo:

1:31am Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE are urgently appealing to trace a missing Thornaby man.

Plans for northern police base scrapped

The Northern Echo: Collaborate: North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

12:01am Thursday 31st July 2014

PLANS to create a large new base for North Yorkshire Police have been scrapped nearly a year after work began on the proposals.

Tell us why you loved Sir Bobby Robson and leave your tributes

The Northern Echo: MUCH MISSED: Sir Bobby Robson, pictured at the launch of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in Newcastle in 2008

1:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THURSDAY has been declared Sir Bobby Robson Day to mark the fifth anniversary of the legendary former England and Newcastle manager’s death.

Schoolgirl witnesses driver's "sex act" in car outside Darlington shops

The Northern Echo: Durham Constabulary

4:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN in a car performed an obscene act in front of a schoolgirl at the weekend.

Plans for new North Yorkshire police base ditched

11:48pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire’s police commissioner has ditched controversial plans for a new Northern police base in favour of a new scheme that will see some of the force’s operations relocated to Middlesbrough.

Combine harvester's engine destroyed in fire at Greatham

11:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE engine of a combine harvester was destroyed by fire tonight (Wednesday).

Lucky escape as boy, three, falls 20ft from harbour wall at Staithes

The Northern Echo: Great North Air Ambulance

10:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy fell 20ft from a North Yorkshire harbour wall - but escaped serious injury.

Darlington squirrel is nuts for carving in his own image

The Northern Echo:

9:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WOOD you believe it?

Willow sculpture helps village commemorate its war dead

The Northern Echo: WILLOW SOLDIER: The life-sized statue in Great Ayton. Picture: STUART BOULTON

7:59pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LIFESIZE sculpture of a soldier is helping a village mark the deaths of all residents who died in the First World War.

Gunmen flee empty-handed after trying to rob Washington store

7:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ROBBERS who pointed a handgun at a payday loan store assistant fled when they were disturbed by another employee.

Protest at Israeli bombing of Gaza

The Northern Echo: FEELINGS EXPRESSED: A protest over the attacks on Gaza staged in Middlesbrough town centre with protestors lying on the street to symbolise the dead.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8795802)

7:25pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ABOUT 80 people played dead on a busy town centre street this evening WEDNESDAY in protest at Israel’s bombing of Gaza.

Schoolboy pleads with world leaders to stop the Israel/Palestine conflict

The Northern Echo: (8794829)

7:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST schoolboy has begged world leaders to intervene in the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Northern Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Man charged

6:38pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE investigating two incidents of indecent exposure in Ormesby and Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough have charged a 39-year-old man. He has been charged with exposure, two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) and had been due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court today (Wednesday).

East wing growing well

The Northern Echo: Teikyo University students Kaito Tsukuda, Yu Hannahira and Hirokazu Muto with the Lego model of Durham Cathedral (8790563)

6:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

JAPANESE students have been helping build a Lego model of Durham Cathedral in a bid to improve their English.

Visitor access to Hamsterley Forest boosted with bridge construction

The Northern Echo: NEW BRIDGE: A  bridge to ease access for visitors is being constructed in Hamsterley Forest

6:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE latest stage of a project to improve facilities in Hamsterley Forest has led to the construction of a bridge costing nearly a third of a million pounds.

Royal Artillery regiment fires guns to mark 40 years of Freedom of Sunderland

5:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned of gunfire noise as the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery marks the 40th anniversary of its Freedom of Sunderland on Saturday.

Borrowby Show a hit with animal lovers

The Northern Echo: BORROWBY SHOW: Robyn Watson with her dog Jarvis, who came first in the sporting dog category. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SHOW with increasingly popular dog and gymkhana events has proved a success.

Additions allowed to the Asda site at Whinbush Way in Darlington

The Northern Echo: ASDA

5:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ASDA has been granted permission to make additions to its Whinbush Way supermarket site in Darlington.

Councillor backs residents in fight against development proposals

5:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has given his backing to a campaign by local residents to prevent housing development on a green field site.

Former Richmond care home with panoramic views to be developed after finally convincing a planning committee

The Northern Echo: PLANNING APPROVAL: Richmondshire District Council

5:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HOUSING development at a prime Richmond location has finally been approved after two failed attempts to impress a planning committee.

Jail term for man who threatened taxi driver at knife point

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Nicholas Mannion

5:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN who threatened a taxi driver with a knife after he dropped him off at home has been jailed for two years, eight months.

Increased sightings of elusive red squirrels in Teesdale

The Northern Echo: RED SQUIRREL: The red squirrel spotted in amateur photographer Martin Rogers' garden at Middleton-in-Teesdale.

5:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RURAL communities and landowners are being urged to look out for red squirrels following several recent sightings of the rare mammal in the region.

Thousands to get nasal spray flu vaccine

5:34pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ABOUT 53,000 primary school children in the North-East will be offered a nasal spray flu vaccine as part of a pilot scheme this winter.

Jobs secured as IT experts move into Hartlepool

5:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN IT provider is to officially move into Hartlepool to take on council work which will save Hartlepool Borough Council £1m a year and secure 235 jobs.

Former mayor vows to fight plans for new Shildon takeaway

The Northern Echo: PLANNING CONCERNS: The Jubilee Fields Training Centre which could house a take-away. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLANS to create a takeaway in a former Shildon working men’s club have been criticised over claims that the town has enough fast food outlets.

Churches childrens' club rocks

The Northern Echo: SEASIDE ROCK: Children having fun at Seaside Rock holiday club at Bondgate Methodist Church. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN from churches across Darlington are making sure that the start of their summer holiday truly rocks.

How the wounded were helped in the First World War

The Northern Echo: BLIGHTY WOUNDS: Wounded soldiers and volunteer nurses at the Auxiliary Hospital at County Hall, Northallerton.

5:27pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MEMORIES of the way people – particularly women – came to the aid of injured soldiers in the First World War are being pulled together for a major local history project.

Darlington primary school students go for gold in end of year show

The Northern Echo: GOING FOR GOLD: Primary school children get a taste of life at DSMS

5:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

HUNDREDS of students prepared for life at the big school in spectacular fashion as they went for gold in an extravaganza of song, dance and drama.

Councillors clash at Darlington planning meeting which approves log cabin scheme for vulnerable people

The Northern Echo: CABINET MEETING: Darlington Town Hall

5:21pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TENSIONS rose at a planning meeting in which a councillor described a proposed accommodation development for vulnerable youngsters as being like an “open prison”.

Police bid to save lives by targeting North-East railway trespass hot-spots

5:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE officers are to target railway trespassing hot-spots in a bid to save lives after a rise in incidents in the North-East.

Pit wheel memorial honours village's miners

The Northern Echo: North Skelton Band master Denis Noble, Coxhoe Banner Group chairman Robert Robinson, secretary Jenny Robinson, Rev Christopher Wood-Archer and Councillor Maria Plews in front of the Coxhoe mining memorial (8789989)

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LONG-running campaign to erect a memorial to miners killed in a village’s pits has finally ended in success.

Man arrested in connection with assault that left victim in critical condition

The Northern Echo: MAN ARRESTED: Man arrested in connection with double assault in Hartlepool

4:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an assault that left the victim in a critical condition in hospital.

21st-century protection for 15th-century treasure

The Northern Echo: Protective glass returns to the Great East Window of York Minster six years after it was removed with Tony Cattle , Master Glazier   Picture Frank Dwyer (8788853)

4:44pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AFTER six years of meticulous work on one of the most iconic stained glass windows in the country a significant milestone has now been reached.

Deadline extended for environment awards

The Northern Echo: PREVIOUS WINNER: Spectrum Gym in Willington was a winner at last year's awards

4:42pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE deadline for applications for a prestigious environmental awards scheme has been extended.

Region has biggest rise in dementia figures

4:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEW figures show that the part of the region recorded the biggest increase in the prevalence of dementia last year.

Clergy duo to retire

The Northern Echo: LEAVING PARISH: The Reverends Maggie and Richard Deimel pictured at Escomb Church         Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HUSB AND and wife clergy team who look after five rural parishes are about to retire.

Deadline extended for environment awards

The Northern Echo: PREVIOUS WINNER: Spectrum Gym in Willington was a winner at last year's awards

4:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE deadline for applications for a prestigious environmental awards scheme has been extended.

Tragic teen to beauty queen?

The Northern Echo: MODEL LOOKS: Thirteen year old Esme Phillips from Hebburn who has made it to the UK finals of Miss GB.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (8779454)

4:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BRAVE teenager who watched her step-father die in front of her, was bullied at school and is her mother’s carer is hoping to win a national beauty contest.

Drink driver crashed into a lamppost

The Northern Echo: LOST CONTROL: Driver crashed into a lamppost on the approach toTees Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough.

4:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DRINK driver who crashed his car into a lamppost as he attempted to evade police has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Young yachtsmen take to water for five-day adventure

The Northern Echo: FIRST TRIP: Jordan Conley

4:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO young yachtsmen who are recovering from cancer have set sail on a five-day adventure.

Acclaimed band choose classic record shop to launch album

The Northern Echo: Phil Smith (right) and Chris Tarn (left) of Weekend Sun

4:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FUNK, soul and jazz act who are earning a national reputation have chosen to launch their new album at Stockton's famous Sound It Out Records.

Every little helps kids to cook

The Northern Echo: LITTLE COOKS: Children prepare bread at the sessions at Tesco, Dragonville. From left Sophie Parks, six, Helen Farrow and Poppy Farrow, six.              Picture: ANDY LAMB (8779624)

3:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN have been getting summer holiday cooking lessons.

Strategy to improve nature and the environment

3:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLANS to help improve nature and the environment in North Yorkshire have been released to the public.

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