York's 21 gun salute Queen's 88th birthday

The Northern Echo: 21-gun Royal Salute in York to mark Prince Charles' 65th birthday

2:01pm Monday 21st April 2014

GUNS thundered over the ancient capital of the North today (Monday, April 21) as the military paid a birthday tribute to the Queen.

Improvement works in Stockton "killing trade by 65 per cent"

The Northern Echo: Deb Knibbs, co-owner of The Labyrinth on Stockton High Street

1:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

A HIGH-STREET shopkeeper has criticised a long-running improvement works for drastically hitting trade

Fighters get kicks on the world stage

The Northern Echo: Jamie Bates and Mick Terrill

1:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

TWO kickboxers from the North-East are taking on the best of the best.

Autism campaigner comes home to support charity

The Northern Echo: Judith Haysmore (right) and new Patron Anna Kennedy during her visit to Daisy Chain

1:14pm Monday 21st April 2014

A NATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED autism campaigner has become a patron of a Teesside charity.

Teenage Spennymoor singer aims to reach talent contest's national final

The Northern Echo: Olivia Irvin is hoping to impress the TeenStar judges

12:40pm Monday 21st April 2014

A TEENAGER is hoping to impress a talent show’s judges as she seeks to reach the national final of the competition.

Pensioner rescued by Yorkshire Air Ambulance back in the saddle after pony fall

The Northern Echo: Jean Sanderson - back in the saddle.

12:51pm Monday 21st April 2014

PENSIONER Jean Sanderson is back in the saddle after being dramatically rescued following a fall from her pony on the North York Moors.

New look post office in Middleton St George is opened by the Mayor

The Northern Echo: Postmaster Andy Hill with Mayor Charles Johnson and Mayoress Carol Johnson at the reopening of the Middleton St George Post Office

12:09pm Monday 21st April 2014

A REVAMPED post office that will offer some of the longest opening hours in the area has been officially reopened by the Mayor of Darlington.

Mayor to raise a toast in honour of St George

The Northern Echo: People in Southampton are being called on to help mark St George's Day.

11:58am Monday 21st April 2014

A TOAST will be raised to St George at Darlington’s Market Cross on Wednesday, in honour of his Saint’s Day.

Community groups across Hambleton invited to share in £70k grant scheme

The Northern Echo: Coun Nigel Knapton is pictured with Kyle Valley Scout leader Andrew Garner and Juile Henley - who received funding last year to help replace an almost derelict scout hut.

11:40am Monday 21st April 2014

COMMUNITY groups across the Hambleton area are being given the chance to take a share of £70,000 in a series of local authority funding initiatives.

Theatre groups collaborate to produce bigger and better shows

The Northern Echo: Local branches of Stagecoach Theatre Schools relaunch at The Carriage Museum at Raby Castle, Staindrop

11:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THEATRE groups from across the region have begun working together to produce bigger and better shows.

Man cut from his car after collision on Croft Road, near Darlington

The Northern Echo: County Durham and Darlington Fire Service freed the woman from her car.

11:12am Monday 21st April 2014

DELAYS are expected at a busy junction near Darlington after a two car collision.

Teenager with head injuries rescued in early hours

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

10:31am Monday 21st April 2014

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy with head injuries was rescued in the early hours of this morning, MON.

Maggie's place is 'a home from home'

The Northern Echo: The radical, architect-designed building which houses Maggie's Newcastle

6:10am Monday 21st April 2014

One woman's remarkable vision is helping thousands of North-East cancer patients cope with their illness. Health and Education Editor Barry Nelson met staff and patients at Maggie's Newcastle.

New details of Darlington cinema and leisure development revealed ahead of summer start date

The Northern Echo: New artists impressions of the Feethams Leisure development in Darlington

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

NEW details of a multi-million pound cinema and leisure complex planned for the centre of Darlington have been revealed as developers look to start building work later this summer.

Skin cancer rates soar in the North East as the search for the 'perfect tan' continues

The Northern Echo: Warning as skin cancer is on the rise in East Lancashire

12:10am Monday 21st April 2014

SKIN cancer rates in the North-East have more than trebled in the last 20 years, with hundreds of people diagnosed every year, new figures have shown.

Outsanding North-East businesses honoured by the Queen

The Northern Echo: QUEEN'S AWARD: Ann Stonehouse

12:10am Monday 21st April 2014

NORTH-EAST innovators, exporters and entrepreneurs have been honoured in Her Majesty The Queens annual business awards, announced today.

Leading artist to host family event at museum

The Northern Echo: Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry will be at the Yorkshire Museum © Grayson Perry

12:10am Monday 21st April 2014

TURNER award winning artist Grayson Perry is to host a night of bear-themed events at a museum next month.

Great North Air Ambulance lottery draw for April 16, 2014

The Northern Echo: IN SERVICE: From left, director of operations Kevin Hodgson, doctor Simon le Clerc, chief executive Grahame Pickering, paramedic Gordon Ingram and pilot Mark Griffiths with the new Great North Air Ambulance

9:59am Monday 21st April 2014

The Great North Air Ambulance lottery results for April 16, 2014 are: £200: N19224 Seaham; £100: N41679 Stockton; £50: N12083 Newcastle; N14708 Darlington; £25: N16596 Bishop Auckland, N19378 Whitley Bay, N39883 Darlington and N03390 Barnard Castle plus 50 other winning £10 numbers A full list of winners can be found on www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk

Choir to perform in support of St Teresa's Hospice

The Northern Echo: Piano plan for Brighton station: our top 10 train playlist

12:59pm Monday 21st April 2014

MIXED vocal choir Northern Voices will raise funds for a Darlington hospice at its next concert.

Hypnotherapist offers Darlington taster session for weight-loss programme

The Northern Echo: A salad of heritage tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and gazpacho of green vegetables

1:04pm Monday 21st April 2014

A HYPNOTHERPAIST who has developed her own weight-loss programme will host a one-off taster session in Darlington next month.

History group to hear story of famous County Durham son's exploits in America

The Northern Echo: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

1:21pm Monday 21st April 2014

HISTORY TALK: Crook Local History Society is to hear a talk by George Dixon on his ancestor Jeremiah Dixon of the Mason-Dixon Line fame. The talk is tomorrow (Tuesday, April 22) at 7.30pm. Entry is free to society members and £3 to visitors.

Darlington Lions to hold charity book stall at market

The Northern Echo: Darlington Lions Club member Robert Hillary, bookshop chairman dressed in a lion costume with Tom Peacock and Jenny Lumley at the charity marketstall book sale.

11:47am Monday 21st April 2014

BOOK STALL: Darlington Lions Club will host a bookstall in Darlington Market on Saturday, April 26, between 10am and 4pm. There will be thousands of books available on the stall and at the Lions’ nearby bookshop in Blackwellgate. Books are 50p each. The Darlington Lions bookshop is open every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am until 4pm.

Bowls club "in shock" after securing £48,000 grant

The Northern Echo: Northallerton Bowling Club is encouraging more families and young people to try out the game after securing funding. Picture by Stuart Boulton

6:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MEMBERS of a bowling club say they are "in shock" after securing a staggering £48,000 grant just 12 months after staring closure in the face.

Councils accused of hoarding millions of pounds worth of art

The Northern Echo: Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives said that large numbers of the city's art collection was rotated or loaned to other museums.

6:07pm Sunday 20th April 2014

COUNCILS across the country are hoarding millions of pounds worth of publicly owned works of art, an investigation has revealed.

Donation to The Prince's Trust will help young people in County Durham set up their own businesses

The Northern Echo: £22M DONATIONS: County Durham Community Foundation

5:32pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A YOUTH enterprise scheme run by the Prince’s Trust has been awarded £75,000 to help young people in the North East start their own businesses.

Hundreds of supporters gather for the 'FA Cup of Bowls' in Darlington

The Northern Echo: The EIBA finals take place at the Darlington Indoor Bowls Club. Stanley (purple shirts) take on Wey Valley (maroon shirts) in one of the mens' semi-finals

5:18pm Sunday 20th April 2014

INDOOR bowls fans have enjoyed a weekend of high-quality action as a North East venue hosted a prestigious national championship for the first time in 20 years.

Police hunt thief wearing Halloween mask after supermarket raid

The Northern Echo: Police hunt masked thief

5:36pm Sunday 20th April 2014

STAFF at a supermarket have been left shaken after a man wearing a Halloween mask and pink gloves burst in and stole money.

Hunting for Easter eggs - on horseback

4:32pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN equestrian centre hosted Easter activities at the weekend, in aid of a disabled riding club that is based there.

Motorbikers get on their bikes to spread Easter good cheer to elderly

The Northern Echo: From left, unicyclists Laura Aitkin 12 and Erin Jones 13 give a helping hand to fundraising motorcyclists at Thornaby Pavillion.

5:11pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MOTORBIKERS gave up their Easter weekend to raise money for charity before getting on their bikes to take Easter eggs to dementia sufferers.

Family of five rescued from car following collision on moors road

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A FAMILY – believed to be grandparents with their grandchildren – had to be rescued when their car ended up in a ditch following a collision.

One day until locos start to head home

The Northern Echo: Easter Monday will be the last chance to see the trains before they are returned to Canada and America

3:05pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TOMORROW (Monday, April 21) is the last chance to see two iconic locomotives from a museum’s hugely popular exhibition before they are shipped home across the Atlantic.

Archbishop's Easter message highlights tax avoidance and human trafficking

The Northern Echo: Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu baptises Beverley Forde outside York Minster

2:31pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE ARCHBISHOP of York used his Easter Day sermon to highlight human trafficking, child sex abuse, gender-based violence and tax avoidance.

Football club's drive for long range goal

The Northern Echo: Annfield Plain manager Keith Sheardown and volunteer groundsman Marshall Lawson with the plans to revamp the club

1:50pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to restore an ailing Victorian community football club back to its former glory have been unveiled.

Hundreds of bikers support children's wards with annual Easter Egg Run

The Northern Echo: Some of the hundreds of bikes waiting to set off on the Durham Easter Egg Run

1:51pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HUNDREDS of bikers turned out to make Easter a little sweeter for children spending the bank holiday in hospital.

Taylor raises money for charity

The Northern Echo: Taylor chose to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice

2:25pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A SCHOOLBOY has raised over £250 for charity over lent.

Village's affordable housing development named one of UK's best

The Northern Echo: Children from Osmotherley School Primary School celebrate the opening of the award-winning affordable housing development

1:51pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN affordable housing development in a North Yorkshire village has been named one of the best in the UK.

Bishop gives first Easter Day service

The Northern Echo: This morning's service at Durham Cathedral

12:45pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE recently enthroned Bishop of Durham has spoken of human fear during his inaugural Easter Day service.

Latest 'free school'-related housing development rejected by council

The Northern Echo: Labour candidate: Louise Baldock

12:38pm Sunday 20th April 2014

YET another plan to build hundreds of new homes on land adjacent to a planned new ‘free school’ in south Stockton has been rejected.

Easter fun in Darlington markets and Elim Church

The Northern Echo: Members of Red Hall Dance School perform at the Easter Eggstraordinary Market

12:01pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THERE was Easter fun across Darlington this weekend as a series of activities took place for families around the town.

Friends and driver helped teenager at roadside

The Northern Echo: ACCIDENT SCENE: Emergency crews attend to a 14-year-old girl who was struck by a car

11:50am Sunday 20th April 2014

FRIENDS of a girl who suffered a serious head injury when she was hit by a van were among those that helped look after her until emergency crews arrived at the scene.

MP gets his hands dirty to improve street

The Northern Echo: James Wharton MP helps fill in pot holes

12:33pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN MP has got his hands dirty and filled in potholes on a long-neglected road in his constituency.

Multi million pound scheme to move school to new site

The Northern Echo: Headteacher Maggie Collins

10:54am Sunday 20th April 2014

FUNDING of £2.7m has been awarded to a north Durham school for children with special educational needs to allow them to move bigger premises.

Top martial artists at North event

The Northern Echo: TOP LINE UP: International instructors 9th Dan Soke Alan Campbell (Australia) Sensei Trevor Forsyth (UK Rep) 9th Dan Soke Stefano Mancini (Italy) and Sensei Mathew Papallo (Australia) with ju-jitsu students at Newton Aycliffe

10:23am Sunday 20th April 2014

SOME of the world’s leading martial artists ran a training day at a County Durham club.

Museum visitors can get answers about their antiques

The Northern Echo: Bowes Museum

9:50am Sunday 20th April 2014

EXPERTS will offer valuations and advice at a drop-in antiques fair at a North East museum next weekend. (Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.)

Spaceman to land in North

The Northern Echo: WOW FACTOR: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet ISON was taken on April 10, 2013.

9:33am Sunday 20th April 2014

THE first UK astronaut to walk in space will land in the North East next month to inspire a new generation of scientists.

Conservative MP recommends non-Tory candidates in parish council election

The Northern Echo: 'COMMON SENSE': James Wharton MP

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

AN MP has described a parish council in his constituency as “dysfunctional” in a letter sent to Conservative supporters.

Keeping blacksmiths' skills alive - leading authority to give talk

The Northern Echo: Chris Topp, a leading authority on ironwork and blacksmiths' skills

5:23pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ONE of the world’s leading architectural metal workers is to give a talk in North Yorkshire.

Child’s play coming to Consett

The Northern Echo: The cast of Pirate Gran

12:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A PLAY for children is coming to the Empire Theatre in Consett.

Store to support Alsatian charity

The Northern Echo: Pets at Home store in Consett has announced Shepherd Support UK is its chosen charity partner.

11:55am Sunday 20th April 2014

A PET store, which recently opened in north Durham, is hoping to make a difference to the lives of German Shepherd dogs.

Volunteers needed for community help

The Northern Echo: The charity, Victim Support, is working with the social landlord, Derwentside Homes, and Durham County Council’s Safe Durham Partnership.

11:16am Sunday 20th April 2014

A PROJECT which supports for victims of anti-social behaviour in north Durham is appealing for volunteers.

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