BRIAN FLETCHER and I were once near neighbours, if not particularly close friends. That was in West Auckland, just a few miles from his roots in the Butterknowle area.
A WORLD-FAMOUS ska band are set to play a special one-off gig ahead of a North-East festival this summer.
THE Department for Education has published information about the performance of English schools and colleges at GCSE and A-level in 2016.
EARLY birds can catch a discount for the return of Muddy Mayhem if they book by the end of the month.
A YOUNGSTER from an after-school club cut the ribbon to its new building to mark its official opening this week.
TWO charities have benefited from a village’s first Christmas tree festival.
POLICE are warning residents to be extra vigilant following a burglary at a home in a County Durham village.
A FATHER battling leukaemia for the second time has reason to celebrate after his fundraising total smashed through the £25,000 mark.
THE North-East “must continue to be a global North-East”, despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s confirmation that Brexit must mean leaving the single market.
WHAT was life like 150 years ago? We wander around stately homes, amazed by the opulence of the museum pieces, the tables set for a banquet, the dressers covered in crockery, and all the time we respect the “do not touch” notices we are…