Breaking news Man seriously mauled by two dogs in High Pittington

The Northern Echo: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

10:29am Monday 22nd September 2014

A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after being mauled by his two dogs in the street.

Police seeking information about missing 15-year-old, Courtney Smith

The Northern Echo:

10:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE are appealing to trace 15-year-old Courtney Smith who was last seen at an address on Wingfield Close in Hartlepool.

Victims' anger after man convicted of indecent assault walks free from court

The Northern Echo: SET FREE: Anthony Thompson

6:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO victims spoke of their anger last night (Sunday, September 21) after a man who abused them as children walked free from court.

North-East war hero among those remembered at Oxbridge rugby match

The Northern Echo: Edward Fenwick Boyd  (10564768)

6:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NORTH-EAST war hero who holds the dubious honour of being the first of 55 rugby players of the illustrious Oxbridge Blues to lose their lives in the First World War will be remembered at a special match.

Ed Balls elbows Echo's man in Westminster in the face

The Northern Echo:

10:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

ED BALLS unveiled an aggressive cuts strategy yesterday, as he left an opponent bloodied in the annual football match between Labour and Lobby journalists.

Hundreds take part in inaugural rainbow run in Darlington

The Northern Echo: RAINBOW RUN: The scene in Darlington's South Park as the Run the Spectrum event gets under way    Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:54pm Sunday 21st September 2014

FUN runners painted a North-East park all the colours of the rainbow as they raised vital funds for a leading autism charity.

Police reassure residents after cow is shot dead

The Northern Echo: (10582348)

5:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

POLICE are investigating after a cow was shot dead.

Ghoulish gourmet dinner at Rockliffe Hall set to raise funds for Sir Ian's Botham's charity foundation

The Northern Echo: CHARITY LAUNCH: Sir Ian Botham at the launch of the new charity partnership Picture: STUART BOULTON

2:40pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A HALLOWEEN-themed gourmet dinner is set to tantalise tastebuds and raise money for charity as part of a year-long fundraising partnership between Sir Ian Botham and a five-star resort.

Hartlepool mayor vows to clear his name

12:58pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAYOR who was sacked from his job as care manager after whistleblowing has vowed not to stand down from his ceremonial role despite calls for his resignation.

Durham's triumph lights up Lord's

The Northern Echo: Durham fans celebrate Gareth Breese winning runs  against Warwickshire on his final match during the Royal London One Day Cup Final at Lord's Cricket Ground, London

11:53am Sunday 21st September 2014

BY the end, it was getting difficult to see. The gloom that had enveloped Lord’s all day, and transformed English cricket’s supposed summer showpiece into an altogether more autumnal affair, was strangling the last vestiges of daylight from the sky.

Appeal to trace missing Middlesbrough man

The Northern Echo:

9:44am Sunday 21st September 2014

POLICE are urgently appealing to trace a 46-year-old Middlesbrough man.

Thousands visit Shildon for museum's tenth anniversary

The Northern Echo: STEAM GALA: A man in period dress at the annual steam gala at NRM Shildon. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:43pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE sun shone down on Shildon as thousands descended into the town to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The National Railway Museum’s steam gala.

Walk held to help dementia sufferers

The Northern Echo: MEMORY WALK: Mum and daughter Rebecca Robinson, 42, and Heather Robinson, 58, among the walkers participating in the Alzheimer’s Society Tyneside Memory Walk, which was officially started by Ruth Crowe, the widow of Newcastle United legend Charlie C

4:26pm Sunday 21st September 2014

MORE than 1,000 people who took part in a North-East charity walk have been praised by the widow of Newcastle United legend Charlie Crowe.

Candelit vigil as former teacher continues occupation of his care home

The Northern Echo: STAYING PUT: 83-year-old Don Robson enjoys his porridge whilst reading The Northern Echo

9:10pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DOZENS of well-wishers staged a candlelit vigil tonight to show support for a pensioner in the fourth day of his sit-in at a council-run care home.

X Factor hopeful performs at Middlesbrough Live

The Northern Echo: Kerrianne Covell from Stockton, who has reached the X Factor 'bootcamp' is performing at Middlesbrough Live on Saturday, September 27

7:10pm Sunday 21st September 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Kerrianne Covell is one of 100 music acts performing at the one-day music festival, Middlesbrough Live.

Show season ends on a high with two successful shows

The Northern Echo: STOKESLEY SHOW: The horticulture tent. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

7:03pm Sunday 21st September 2014

TWO popular agricultural shows ensured the summer season ended on a high this weekend.

The Tees Valley at war

6:43pm Sunday 21st September 2014

LIFE inside a Darlington munitions factory and the story of brave pilots from Redcar who flew from the town's Royal Navy air station are being showcased as part of an exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum.

Kids go nuts for nature project

The Northern Echo: WASHINGTON VILLAGE WASHINGTON OLD HALLWashington Old Hall in Washington Village. (10582924)

6:37pm Sunday 21st September 2014

YOUNGSTERS in the North-East have been helping harvest a bumper crop of nuts.

Return to the roaring twenties

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC HOUSE: Kiplin Hall near Richmond

6:30pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A 1920s flappers’ tea is being held to raise funds for an historic home in North Yorkshire.

Poppy Appeal seeks volunteers

6:01pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE Poppy Appeal in the region is seeking volunteers ahead of this year’s fundraising campaign which marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Woman robbed by youths

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

6:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was robbed.

Village coffee roastery set up by enterprising couple

The Northern Echo: FAIR TRADE: David Beattie and Tracy Lee at Rounton Coffee Roasters

5:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AN ENGINEER who befriended a group of coffee farmers when travelling in the Sumatran jungle has set up a roastery in a North Yorkshire village to help them.

New Mima jewellery gallery looks very 'Tatty'

5:44pm Sunday 21st September 2014

CULT British jewellery brand, Tatty Devine, has given its 15th birthday collection to mima for its new gallery.

A headstart at The Gateway

The Northern Echo: Paula Thomas and Andy Lewis at The Gateway in Middlesbrough

5:39pm Sunday 21st September 2014

NINE months after opening its doors, a groundbreaking £8m neurological rehabilitation centre is mending fractured lives as well as treating patients who have suffered serious brain and spinal injuries.

Sir John: Referendum will have 'earth-shattering' consequences

The Northern Echo: GREAT FEDERALIST: Sir John Hall

5:38pm Sunday 21st September 2014

BUSINESSMAN Sir John Hall said he believed the Scottish referendum would have “earth-shattering” consequences for the rest of the UK - especially in the North-East - and urged politicians to work together to ensure the region is not forgotten.

Drive is a big success for the Great North Air Ambulance Service

The Northern Echo: BIG TOYS: Visitors to the charity motor show at Middlesbrough Dormans Club look at this sixties Berkeley three wheeler.

5:38pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAN whose brother was killed while fundraising for the Great North Air Ambulance Service has hosted the seventh motor show in aid of the charity.

Walk to raise awareness of second opencast inquiry

The Northern Echo: PROTEST WALK: Opencast protestors hold walk to near Dipton to raise awareness of the public inquiry over a long running development saga.

5:23pm Sunday 21st September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for an opencast mine in the North-East have staged a protest walk.

Town gears up for Festival of Thrift with make-do and mend event

The Northern Echo: FIX IT: Marek Gabrysch shows Jackie Stonehouse how to solder a broken table lamp at the Fix-It Cafe, in Darlington Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

BROKEN and battered household items were given a new lease of life at a make-do and mend event.

New footpath links Shildon and Newton Aycliffe

The Northern Echo: NEW PATH: Councillor Neil Foster officially opens the new  ‘Locomotion Way’ which will link Shildon with Newton Aycliffe. Picture: TOM BANKS (10574157)

5:03pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A NEW footpath linking Shildon and Newton Aycliffe was officially opened this weekend.

Grandfather completes walk of The Wall for water charity

The Northern Echo: BUILDING TOTAL: Jim O'Connor on Hadrian's Wall

4:55pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A GRANDFATHER has completed a charity walk along the length of Hadrian’s Wall in memory of his late wife.

Ambulance trust secures 999 call-out site at Richmond supermarket

4:26pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AN NHS ambulance trust has teamed up with a supermarket in a drive to respond to 999 calls in rural areas more rapidly.

Sporting success for Barney School girls

The Northern Echo: INTERNATIONAL TALENT: Aspiring horse rider and Barnard Castle School pupil, Charlotte Merrigan-Martin, is set to compete in international competitions. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:44pm Sunday 21st September 2014

PUPILS of Barnard Castle School are celebrating sporting success after excelling in javelin throwing and horse riding.

Darlington butchers 'revamped' following food hygiene prosecution

The Northern Echo: FOOD HYGIENE: Conditions at the premises, which has since been revamped

3:42pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A BUTCHER has reassured customers changes have been made to his business after being prosecuted for food hygiene offences.

Student Alice organises second scarecrow competition

The Northern Echo: COMMUNITY FUN: Event organiser Alice Morton (18) with one of the entries in the Easington Village scarecrow competition.

3:39pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A SCARECROW competition organised by an east Durham teenager has been held.

Fun and fleas at Stockton's Arc in fun day

The Northern Echo: FUN PALACES: Luke Harding and his mini me. Luke's Model Citzen project will be running as part of a free event at Stockton's Arc on October the 5th. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

3:27pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THERE will be a chance to make a ‘mini me’ of yourself at a special community day in Stockton next month.

Resident's relief at planning rejection

3:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

RELIEVED residents of a Teesdale village are thankful plans to build eight new homes in their picturesque village were rejected.

Talent rewarded

3:06pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WINNERS of Ferryhill's annual art and photography exhibition, which is a highlight of the town's summer gala, have been presented with certificates and gift vouchers.

World Cup winner helps launch new rugby team

The Northern Echo: NEW TEAM: England Women’s rugby player Tamara Taylor and Bishop Auckland College sports development officer Rob Graham with sports students Becky Taylor and Lewis Hodgson, both 17

3:06pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A WORLD Cup winner teamed up with a college to launch its newest sports team.

Good yarns, sprinting sheep and historic ales at Masham

The Northern Echo: FLOCK TO THE FINISH: Sheep racing is one of the many events included in Masham Sheep Fair

2:50pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AN HISTORIC fair takes place next weekend, which traces its roots back to when a Yorkshire Dales market town traded tens of thousands of sheep every year.

Community art project unveiled in Teesdale

The Northern Echo: COMMUNITY ART: Residents of Hutton Magna with their newly installed stone information board

2:29pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A TEESDALE village has seen the results of more than a year’s planning come to fruition.

Donkey driving champion's delight as debut novel is published

12:40pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A RETIRED GP has fulfilled a lifetime ambition after swapping her stethoscope to embark on a new career as an author.

Alliance launched to block feared NHS privatisation

The Northern Echo: The University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton.

12:29pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A PROTEST group opposed to the privatisation of the NHS has been launched in an attempt to block prospective contracts for medical services being awarded to the commercial sector.

Road tax payers can celebrate birth of notorious highwayman

The Northern Echo: ROAD TAXES: An actor from the York Dungeon at the grave of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin

12:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

TO MARK the birth of highwayman Dick Turpin – and the death of the road tax disc – a tourist attraction is offering free entry to certain law-abiding citizens.

Six-year-old Evie officially opens Darlington's newest soft play venue

The Northern Echo: OPEN SESAME: Six-year-old Evie Grace Watson, centre, cuts the tape at the official opening of Magic and Mayhem Soft Play, on Bondgate, Darlington Picture: ANDY LAMB

11:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

WET and drizzly conditions failed to put a dampener on the grand opening of the region’s newest soft play area.

Football fun

The Northern Echo:

10:29am Sunday 21st September 2014

HARTLEPOOL children are being offered weekly football training sessions, which will be led by fully qualified FA coaches at Brierton Sports Centre. Hartlepool Borough Council’s Sports and Recreation Team is launching the Friday night football sessions for boys and girls aged 5-11.

Major opposition to Lanchester housing plan

10:26am Sunday 21st September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a housing estate on the outskirts of a picturesque village are being revised following a surge of public opposition.

Glenn's in the running for fitness award double

The Northern Echo: Glenn Hill (10555556)

9:34am Sunday 21st September 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street personal trainer and his gym have been shortlisted in prestigious fitness industry awards.

Council resubmits plans to build on conservation area

The Northern Echo: Members of  The Friends of Cocker Beck, who are against plans to develop the land for housing

9:17am Sunday 21st September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to redouble their efforts to fight a contentious development, as a local authority re-submits plans to build on a conservation area.

Anna has hair shaved off to help cancer victims

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FUNDRAISER: 14 year old Anna Cartridge ahead of her sponsored head shave to help raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support and the Little Princess Trust.

3:47pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL has shaved off her waist-length hair in support of cancer victims.

Property agent raises charity cash with coffee morning

The Northern Echo: COFFEE MORNING: Venture Properties is taking part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning this Friday, September 26

7:06pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A PROPERTY agent is taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for charity.

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