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Sensational inquest followed what was described as a 'sordid story of immoral intercourse' that ended in a double tragedy

MURDER SCENE: The men in the centre of the picture are standing on the spot where Mrs Ada Kirkup fell murdered on the night of April 22, 1933, on the road between Eldon and Close House

CORONER JE Brown Humes addressed the jury as he drew the inquiry into two sensational deaths to a close. He said: “As men of the world, you have heard that Robert Leighton, a man of high passion and fierce temper, had been openly associating with…

2:25pm Tuesday 23 May 2017

Plans to extend Weardale fire station

ENTENSION: The fire service is seeking permission to extend Stanhope Fire Station Picture: GOOGLE STREET VIEW

PLANS have been submitted to extend Stanhope Fire Station to create a new gym and improved locker and changing facilities.

1:37pm Tuesday 23 May 2017

Festival celebrates the rich family history of Weardale

CELEBRATE: A festival will celebrate the rich family history of Weardale, with experts on hand to help people investigate their own pasts

THE rich ancestry of Weardale folk will be celebrated during an eight-day festival this summer.

5:15pm Friday 19 May 2017

Popular sheep show returns to Weardale

TRADITION: Exhibitors at the 28th Eastgate Sheep Show in Weardale Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

THE first sheep show in the country to reopen after the foot and mouth crisis returns this month.

1:58pm Wednesday 17 May 2017

'You could be killed' - crackdown on senseless trespassing on heritage railway line

PATROL: From left, Weardale Railway’s general manager Bill Warriner, head of operations Evan Green Hughes and PCSO Tim Gilks

POLICE and railway officials have launched a joint campaign to crackdown on trespassers on a popular heritage line.

2:01pm Friday 19 May 2017

Aspiring filmmakers will help tourist destination online

ATTRACTIONS: A series of promotion films will be created to promote Weardale online Picture: VISIT COUNTY DURHAM

A TOURISM network will join forces with the next generation of filmmakers to create a series of short videos to promote Weardale.

4:27pm Monday 22 May 2017

$3million Polar Express lawsuit casts shadow over Weardale Railway

DISPUTE: The Polar Express at Weardale Railway

A CLOUD of uncertainty is hanging over a heritage railway after a $3m legal dispute erupted over the biggest event on its calendar – The Polar Express.

5:09am Friday 28 April 2017

Century-old angling club out to hook new members

FISHING: Tony Ward of Upper Weardale Angling Club, which celebrating its 100th anniversary Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

AN angling society which is celebrating its 100th anniversary hopes to attract a new generation of fly fishers.

4:10pm Thursday 27 April 2017


JOPLING May 11, peacefully in the care of West Lodge, Frank, aged 84 years of Sunniside, formerly Weardale. Devoted husband of Nancy, much loved and loving dad to Judith, also a dear brother, uncle and good friend to many. Will friends please meet for…

1:51am Wednesday 17 May 2017

Want to see how a newspaper really works? Take a look inside The Northern Echo on #TrustedNewsDay

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THE Northern Echo has joined forces with our sister papers and local news outlets around the country to highlight the value of real news and a free press, at a time when rumour is presented as fact and the lines between real and fake news are more…

8:53am Friday 12 May 2017
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