For over 150 years The Northern Echo has been telling stories from the North East and North Yorkshire.

We have always been proud to serve our communities, champion local people and businesses, and showcase our beautiful region.

That is why we have decided to make it even easier to follow the news from your area.

County Durham is an iconic place. From its bustling city centre to its stunning countryside, there really is no place like it.

Our people are some of the kindest and friendliest people you could hope to meet, so it is hard not to be charmed by the county’s magic.

We have created a place where you can read all the latest stories from our little corner of the world.  

So, what are you waiting for? Come and join us…

Read the latest County Durham stories here.

Like and follow our brand-new Facebook page here.

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Subscribe to our latest content here.

The Northern Echo:

Meet the County Durham team

The County Durham reporters for The Northern Echo are:

Chief Reporter: Catherine Priestley - @catherinepecho

Live Reporter: Georgia Banks - @EchoGeorgiaB

Reporter - Gavin Havery - @GavinHaveryEcho

Reporter/Photojournalist - @gavinengelecho

Crime and Court Reporter: Graeme Hetherington - @graemeecho

Crime and Court Reporter: Bruce Unwin - @BruceNEcho

Digital Reporter/Editor: Jim Scott - @jimscottjourno

Community Content Editor: Ashley Barnard - @ABarnardEcho

Audience and Content Editor: Nick Gullon - @echonickg

Audience and Content Editor: Andrew White - @apwecho

The Northern Echo: Credit: Sarah CaldecottCredit: Sarah Caldecott (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Group Editor Karl Holbrook said: “We are proud to serve the individual communities that make up this amazingly diverse patch.

“That’s why from today we are splitting up our team to better serve our key areas from Darlington and Teesside to County Durham and North Yorkshire.

“These key areas will have their own team of dedicated journalists reporting on the issues that matter most to people on the ground.

“Each new team will curate a bespoke section of our website dedicated to these key areas and make sure their content is showcased better than ever to the audiences that want it.  

“It will be a work in progress and further changes will be announced in the coming weeks as we look to launch newsletters and other exciting developments built around our different communities and audiences.

“We are so excited about these changes and hope our readers support it by bookmarking the new sections of the website and by following the new Facebook pages.”