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03/17/2018 11:16 AM
Band night to shine spotlight on mental health and wellbeing
A BAND night aimed at raising money and awareness for a mental health charity will take place in Bishop Auckland next month.

03/17/2018 05:16 AM
Caring residents join forces to clear litter in villages
RESIDENTS on a mission to spruce up their villages joined forces for a litter pick.

03/17/2018 05:00 AM
Alcoholic thief now drinks only three litres of cider a day instead of usual nine, court told
AN ALCOHOLIC thief who has managed to reduce his intake from nine litres of cider each day to three, could face jail for his his 107th offence.

03/17/2018 05:00 AM
Quality on the menu at hospice
A NORTH-EAST hospice has established a special group to help ensure food and drink served to patients and their families are of the highest standard.

03/17/2018 05:00 AM
Regimental music exhibition to form part of George's Day celebrations as inspirational tour continues
VETERANS’ stories of how music shaped life in the Armed Forces are marching into the Durham Dales as part of a series of events marking St George’s Day.

03/16/2018 04:12 PM
Science festival tribute to Stephen Hawking at Bishop Auckland special school
A SCIENCE festival at a County Durham special school was dedicated to world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking who has been a source of inspiration for pupils.

03/16/2018 12:00 PM
Dangerous driving charge for Bishop Auckland man
A MAN has appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on a charge of dangerous driving.

03/16/2018 07:40 AM
Furniture maker works on historic restoration project after launching own business
A JOINER who has made furniture for some of the world's most exclusive designers has started his own business with support from an employability project.

03/16/2018 05:00 AM
Vintage tractor enthusiast gears up for Tractor Fest after taking on new role
A LIFELONG tractor enthusiast has been appointed chairman of the Yorkshire Vintage Association (YVA).

03/15/2018 12:38 PM
Trio's behaviour branded "shameful" in long-standing family feud
A MAGISTRATE has labelled a trio's behaviour "shameful" following a family feud.

03/15/2018 12:37 PM
697 Pictures: Draw Your Mum - did your child enter a picture of you?
WE were inundated with drawings of mothers for our Draw Your Mum feature.

03/15/2018 09:00 AM
Department store chain announces possible reopening - a year after closing
A VACANT former department store which until just over a year ago was a town’s biggest high street business could reopen.

03/15/2018 05:00 AM
Ping pong runners-up gong
A NORTH sports club was bursting with pride when it came a close second in a national award scheme.

03/15/2018 05:00 AM
Bishop Auckland pharmacy's apprenticeship success
A FAMILY business in Bishop Auckland which has employed more than 20 apprentices over the past decade is backing a national campaign promoting apprenticeships.

03/15/2018 05:00 AM
Veteran found with six-inch kitchen knife in wheelchair cushion in Tesco
A VETERAN has stated he was concealing a six-inch kitchen knife in the cushion of his wheelchair as he often feels vulnerable in public.

03/14/2018 07:50 PM
Plant donation for memorial garden
VOLUNTEERS who are creating a memorial garden in Bishop Auckland have been offered free plants for the project.

03/14/2018 10:00 AM
WIN six months of dog food in the Love Your Dog photo competition - entries close today
THE Northern Echo has teamed up with Durham Animal Feeds to showcase and reward our readers' beloved four-legged friends.

03/14/2018 05:04 AM
Thriving football club driving forward community sports hub vision at school
A VISION to create a vibrant sports hub at a Bishop Auckland school has been embraced by the community.

03/14/2018 05:00 AM
Charity shop manager recognised on Amnesty International Suffragette Spirit map
“YOU should never just assume someone is not able to do something but find out what they can do,” says Jo Lawson.

03/14/2018 05:00 AM
Oompa Loompas, wizards, Mary Poppins and more - school celebrates World Book Day in style
READING opens you up to a world of an excitement and adventure.

03/14/2018 05:00 AM
Bishop Auckland's first motorised fire engine which replaced a horsedrawn steam pump... but amazingly not until 1941
RECENTLY we’ve been delving into the meaning of “Aclet”, which was the ancient name for Bishop Auckland.

03/13/2018 04:58 PM
Get free advice on energy bills
PEOPLE concerned about their energy bills are being encouraged to seek advice from Durham County Council’s Managing Money Better service, run in partnership with Prince Bishops Community Bank.

03/13/2018 05:00 AM
Loose horses cause havoc three times in one night
LOOSE horses caused havoc for police officers in a County Durham town on Sunday.

03/12/2018 02:28 PM
Festival Makers receive Durham county’s highest honour
VOLUNTEERS who give up their time to play a vital role in the running of council events, have been awarded the county council’s highest honour.

03/12/2018 11:09 AM
Stop smoking team out and about in County Durham
FOR the first time, County Durham’s stop smoking service will give away free patches this No Smoking Day – March 14.

03/10/2018 02:42 PM
Hundreds of women attend meeting to oppose the rising pension age
HUNDREDS of women have this morning gathered to protest against the increasing of the state pension age.

03/10/2018 08:00 AM
Jailed: Finance officer who defrauded County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust out of £84,000
A HEALTH trust accountant has been jailed for two years for defrauding the NHS out of more than £84,000 whilst living a "seemingly respectable life".

03/10/2018 05:00 AM
Car crashes into house - Man, 24, arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drugs offences
THE extensive damage caused after a car crashed into a family home has been revealed this morning.

03/09/2018 01:58 PM
Woman behind the Mining Art Gallery collection speaks of championing women in writing
CHAMPIONING women's writing and giving women a space to write has been a common thread for Gillian Wales, who has co-authored and published a number of books herself.

03/09/2018 08:00 AM
World Book Day - Is your school taking part today? Send us your photos
WORLD Book Day was officially last week, but the snow put paid to much of the activities.

03/09/2018 06:00 AM
'There was a bang and glass everywhere' - Couple tell of lucky escape after car crashes through front window
A COUPLE have spoken of their lucky escape after a car crashed into their house.

03/09/2018 05:10 AM
Woman's own breathalyser said she was okay to drive - 'It’s been a moment of madness ... my life is in chaos'
A 23-YEAR-OLD woman caught drink-driving for a second time said her own breathalyser indicated she was fit to drive.

03/09/2018 05:00 AM
County Durham law firm makes pledge to MRI scanner appeal
AN APPEAL to bring new state-of-the-art MRI scanners to hospitals in County Durham and Darlington is in line for a boost from a firm of solicitors.

03/08/2018 02:28 PM
Durham's High Sheriff drops the pomp and frills to speak from the heart
"I KNOW it's a cliche but women are good at multi-tasking, it's just a fact of life."

03/08/2018 12:00 PM
Shop and takeaway plans for fire-hit hotel and pub face strong objection
COUNCILLORS in Bishop Auckland have vowed to fight plans to demolish a landmark pub to make way for a retail unit and takeaway.

03/08/2018 10:10 AM
Appeal to trace Bishop Auckland man missing for six weeks
POLICE are seeking help in tracing a man from the Bishop Auckland area who has been missing for about six weeks.

03/08/2018 08:57 AM
Here we 'snow' again - parts of region covered in the white stuff
Live updates as snow starts to fall heavily again in parts of the region.

03/08/2018 07:02 AM
Prison for homeless Bishop Auckland man after CCTV camera theft
A HOMELESS man has been sent back to prison after stealing two CCTV cameras.

03/08/2018 06:43 AM
Village school wins baking contest with Hadrian's Wall cake promoting diversity
A SCHOOL enjoyed the sweet taste of success when it won a national baking contest.

03/08/2018 05:00 AM
Women's Day: 'Gender equality is something we should all be fighting for' says councillor inspired by strong women and men
JULIA Nolan has been collecting suffragette memorabilia for almost 40 years. She is fascinated by the movement and passed on her admiration to her daughter, Bishop Auckland councillor Joy Allen.

03/07/2018 05:00 AM
Butterwick Hospice in DIY appeal to businesses to help with expansion
A HOSPICE has issued an appeal to businesses to take part in a DIY project to free up extra office space for a charity partner supporting young carers.

03/07/2018 05:00 AM
Free nicotine patches for quitters on No Smoking Day
COUNTY Durham’s stop smoking service will give away free patches for the first time this No Smoking Day – March 14.

03/07/2018 05:00 AM
Solicitors support hospital's fundraising appeal
A FIRM of solicitors has pledged its support to a hospital appeal.

03/06/2018 11:00 AM
Flooding updates: Melting snow causes problems across the region
MELTING snow and persistent rain caused flooding in areas of the region on Tuesday.

03/06/2018 08:19 AM
Services resume after broken down train blocks line
RAIL services which faced disruption due to a broken down train are back up and running.

03/06/2018 05:00 AM
Bake Off's Jane coming to food festival
A POPULAR Bake Off contestant will share her skills at one of the region's top foodie events this spring.

03/05/2018 06:00 PM
"Why did you shoplift?" "Because I'm an idiot"
A MAN who stole food from a discount retailer after he ran out of money has been given a conditional discharge.

03/05/2018 07:45 AM
Investors circling historic Windlestone Hall as firm reveals plans for 'luxury retirement lodgings'
INVESTORS are being offered the chance to cash in on plans to turn one of the region’s most important historic buildings into luxury retirement lodgings, The Northern Echo has learnt.

03/05/2018 05:56 AM
Hillary-Jane raises £700 and donates ten inches of hair to children's cancer wig charity
A WOMAN has donated ten inches of her hair to a charity that makes wigs for young people who lose their hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses.

03/05/2018 05:02 AM
Church submits new roof plans following £50,000 fundraising campaign
A CHURCH which has been at the heart of a community for more than 50 years could soon have a much-needed new roof thanks to a major fundraising campaign.