IT was good to pick up the 150th anniversary edition of The Northern Echo on New Year's Day at the start of a new decade.

Let's hope that the 2020s will bring a better life for all in this turbulent world.

Congratulations to this regional newspaper for going to press for so long.

In a world where social media appears to dominate, it is reassuring that local newspapers like The Northern Echo are very unlikely to get into the world of fake news.

Let's hope they can go for another 150 years, giving the North-East great stories and most importantly, the facts.

George Dunning, Ormesby.