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Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson looks back at the highs and lows of the week in sport
Northern League chairman Mike Amos on grassroots sport and that of yesteryear
North-East physiotherapist Paul Gough offers tips on keeping your body in prime condition
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IT was a wonderful picture: sixyear- old Callum Brodrick – “a bit bigger than two pennorth of copper but not much taller than the stumps” – giving it everything under the watchful eye of umpire Malcolm Dawes.
10:18am Thursday 3rd July 2014
10:12am Tuesday 1st July 2014
EVEN away from it all, we devour the newspapers. Thus in Cornwall –the English Riviera, where the Prime Minster also likes to spend his holidays – it was impossible to miss the exquisite embarrassment endured by Ms Helen Goodman and to wonder why she hadn’t read the At Your Service column of June 23 2007.
10:25am Thursday 26th June 2014
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10:31am Thursday 12th June 2014
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10:26am Thursday 29th May 2014
10:21am Thursday 29th May 2014
10:17am Thursday 15th May 2014
12:05pm Thursday 8th May 2014
Celtic Nation, intriguingly named, are a Carlisle-based football team who play – play very well – in the Ebac Northern League. Though the “C” is hard, as in Clydeside, they increasingly draw support and interest from Glasgow Celtic.
10:40am Thursday 1st May 2014
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9:55am Thursday 24th April 2014
10:15am Thursday 17th April 2014
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11:17am Thursday 10th April 2014
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10:20am Thursday 27th March 2014
10:34am Thursday 20th March 2014
FAB Four and then some, lots of readers knew that the only footballer featured on the sleeve of the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP was Albert Stubbins, a Wallsend lad most affectionately remembered at Anfield.
10:31am Thursday 20th March 2014
10:44am Thursday 13th March 2014
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10:56am Thursday 6th March 2014
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10:36am Thursday 27th February 2014
THE Lions’ Bookshop in Darlington celebrated its 20th birthday on Saturday, the column invited to add a few words to the millions already therein. No matter that some of the Lions are getting a bit long in the incisor, they do a remarkable job.
10:24am Thursday 27th February 2014
10:21am Thursday 20th February 2014
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10:30am Thursday 13th February 2014
LAST week’s column on 60s centre forward Bill Hopper recalled the illuminating Wednesday night in Blackpool when his goal helped Darlington to a 2-1 League Cup victory over s first division side including four England internationals.
10:29am Thursday 13th February 2014
10:14am Thursday 6th February 2014
BOB Murton, who not unreasonably we had supposed to be Britain’s oldest active sportsman, has died. He was 104 and still playing bowls at 100 – at which point, no less unreasonably, they gave him life membership. The rub of the green, as it were.
10:11am Thursday 6th February 2014
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11:37am Thursday 30th January 2014
THE morning after the night before – and more of that sticky situation very shortly – former England and Manchester United central defender Gary Pallister turned up breezily at the National Football Museum in Manchester last Thursday officially to launch the Northern League 125 exhibition.
11:35am Thursday 30th January 2014
12:06pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
12:04pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
10:34am Thursday 16th January 2014
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11:32am Friday 27th December 2013
11:29am Friday 27th December 2013
CHRISTMAS Day 1914. The truce in the trenches may best be recalled for a football match in noman’s land, but Captain Bruce Bairnsfather – wonderful name – effectively employed another sporting analogy.
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough