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.

Darlington is a great place to live and work. From its charming market town to its incredible community, there are lots of reasons we love telling Darlington’s stories.

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

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Chief Darlington Reporter Rachel Conner-Hill said: “The great thing about getting to cover Darlington is getting to meet and talk to so many people who love where they live and are dedicated to making it a better place.

“It takes all sorts of people to make a community, and I feel like I’m constantly learning from the many, many readers who get in touch with their stories.

“Parts of the region don’t always get positive press in the national media so it’s great to be able to bang the drum for what is an amazing area”.

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Meet the Darlington Team

The Darlington reporters for The Northern Echo are:

Chief Reporter: Rachel Conner-Hill - @EchoRachelC

Live Reporter: Bill Edgar - @BillEdgarnews

Crime and Court Reporter: Graeme Hetherington - @graemeecho

Local Democracy Reporter: Stuart Minting - @SMintingEcho

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: LANDMARK: Darlington’s Covered Market and Clock Tower, which have just celebrated their 150th anniversary

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.”