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The Northern Echo: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill- located in Hotel Indigo in Durham

Make no mis-steak, Marco Pierre White at Hotel Indigo is not to be missed

On a cold, dull Saturday, which also happened to be my 31st birthday, we decided to celebrate in style by taking a trip to Durham and pay a visit to Marco Pierre White's Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

Located in Hotel Indigo on the Old Elvet, just a short walk from the city centre, the restaurant envelops the same modern elegance of the hotel it is located in, which subtle nods to the classic aesthetic of the gorgeous historical building. 


The Northern Echo: The goods agent's house at Hopetown DarlingtonNew name for Darlington's revamped railway museum revealed

The new name for Darlington’s historic railway visitor attraction is being revealed today.

When it reopens in the summer after its £3.6m refit, it will be called “Hopetown Darlington”.

At its heart will be the former Head of Steam museum, but the name will encompass all the historic railway buildings and the new home of the A1 Trust, builders of the Tornado engine, that are on the 7.5 acre site.


The Northern Echo: Richmond School old boy John Culpan, museum chairman Mike Wood, and Gillian and Richard Howell, who have donated the portrait to the Richmondshire MuseumRichmond headteacher comes home after nearly 200 years

A circular piece of Richmond’s history from when it was a fashionable cultural capital has come home.

It is a portrait of the headmaster of the town’s grammar school which was painted by one of his pupils who went on to become the favoured artist of the local nobility in their grand country mansions.

The portrait shows Anthony Temple, who was headmaster for 45 years from 1750, and it has been donated to the Richmondshire Museum by one of his descendants who had it in her home in Wales.


The Northern Echo: Mouheydin Alkalel, founder of Falafel Fella, in 2018

LOOKING BACK: Celebrating five years of Falafel Fella in Darlington

Looking back to the week of October 9 to October 15, five years ago...

Five years ago, a Syrian refugee was preparing to launch his own business, after arriving in the UK two years previously with no English and little more than a dream.

As soon as he set foot in England, Mouhyedin Alkhalil swore to himself that he would work as hard as he could to give something back to the Government and the people who had helped him along his gruelling journey to safety.


The Northern Echo: Join us on April 25th

BUSINESSiQ Awards to be held at Ramside Hall April 25 2024

We're back! After an amazing inaugural event earlier this year, the BUSINESSiQ Awards are returning on April 25th 2024 for another highlight of the business year.

We loved having Ramside Hall as a venue and Alfie Joey as our host - so we're reuniting the team for next year! Alfie will lead the event in his inimitable style and we will have the luxury and outstanding service from Ramside that so many of the North East's leading businesses enjoyed last time.

As the excitement starts to grow, we need to start drawing up that shortlist of the region's top businesses. 


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