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05/24/2017 03:43 PM
Famous Dali painting heading to Auckland Castle
ONE of Scotland’s favourite paintings will heading to the North-East when one of region’s major heritage sites reopens to the public.
05/24/2017 03:23 PM
£30,500 raised for cancer charity
STAFF from two flooring shops are celebrating after raising £30,500 for a cancer charity.
05/24/2017 02:28 PM
Bishop Auckland man fined over fake fags and packs without health warning found in van and toy box
A MAN has been fined almost £800 after being caught with counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco products which did not have the legally required health warnings.
05/24/2017 01:16 PM
Go behind the scenes of closed Auckland Castle ahead of multi-million pound revamp
PEOPLE are being given the chance to go behind closed doors to explore an historic castle currently undergoing a multi-million pound transformation.
05/24/2017 12:05 PM
Places still available for course aimed at boosting employment
TIME is running out to sign up for an innovative free training programme designed to help people back on the road to work.
05/24/2017 08:01 AM
Smile charity to stage fundraiser in aid of boy, 5, forced to sleeping on mattress
A CHARITY has stepped in to help a little boy with complex sensory needs who is still waiting for a specialist bed after spending months sleeping on a mattress.
05/23/2017 05:50 PM
Police relaunch underage drinking campaign
POLICE have relaunched a successful campaign in a bid to crack down on underage drinking that is putting vulnerable young people at risk.
05/23/2017 01:25 PM
Sensational inquest followed what was described as a 'sordid story of immoral intercourse' that ended in a double tragedy
CORONER JE Brown Humes addressed the jury as he drew the inquiry into two sensational deaths to a close. He said: “As men of the world, you have heard that Robert Leighton, a man of high passion and fierce temper, had been openly associating with this woman for a number of years.
05/23/2017 10:06 AM
Corbett Cresswell, legendary Bishop Auckland FA Amateur Cup winner, dies aged 84
CORBETT Cresswell, a pivotal member of the legendary Bishop Auckland football team of the 1950s, has died. He was 84.
05/22/2017 04:07 PM
Man caught on camera shoving dog to ground sparks RSPCA investigation
A MAN has been captured on CCTV violently shoving a dog to the floor of a pub.
05/21/2017 01:22 PM
More houses could be built in Coundon
A DEVELOPER has been seeking the views of residents about its proposals to build 37 new homes in Coundon.
05/20/2017 08:53 AM
Community groups could receive up to £3,000 in funding
APPLICATIONS are being sought from community groups in the Bishop Auckland area for a new round of funding which is now available.
05/19/2017 04:17 PM
Council, housing group and volunteers begin clean-up of village
CHILDREN were among the first to roll up their sleeves and start giving their village a spring clean.
05/19/2017 03:58 PM
Fish and chip shop owner, a second cousin of Kate and Pippa Middleton, not invited to society wedding of the year
MORE than 300 high society guests are expected to join the celebrations when Pippa Middleton marries her multi-millionaire beau James Matthews this weekend.
05/19/2017 01:50 PM
Mother of river death teenager revisits scene of tragedy to warn others of dangers
A MOTHER returned to the scene of her teenage son’s death this morning to highlight the potentially fatal risk of jumping into rivers this summer.
05/18/2017 05:05 PM
College worker in drink-drive ban claims she was set-up
AN EMPLOYEE of a County Durham college has been banned from the wheel after admitting to drink driving.
05/18/2017 05:02 PM
Transport secretary promotes Tory vision for North-East and speaks to residents on whistle-stop tour
A CABINET minister on the campaign trail made the short trip to the North-East following the Conservative manifesto launch in West Yorkshire.
05/18/2017 04:18 PM
College students win league before facing staff in charity match
A COLLEGE football team is celebrating a top class league performance.
05/17/2017 04:00 PM
One arrested after ongoing incident in Bishop Auckland town centre
SIX police vehicles are on the scene of an incident in Bishop Auckland town centre.
05/17/2017 03:44 PM
McColl’s Brewery up and running in Evenwood
A NEW Teesdale brewer has started making his first batch of ale this week.
05/17/2017 04:00 AM
'Why I deserve your vote' - Bishop Auckland candidates in their own words
WE asked each Bishop Auckland candidate to explain to The Northern Echo's readers why they deserve your vote. Here's what they had to say.
05/17/2017 04:00 AM
Everything you need to know about the Bishop Auckland seat and its candidates ahead of June's election
IN a seat which has been flying the Labour flag for more than half a century, history would suggest that Bishop Auckland would remain red in the forthcoming election.
05/16/2017 03:08 PM
Church congregation marks start of £150,000 project
ONE of the oldest and youngest members of a congregation came together to mark the start of major work on their church last week.
05/16/2017 02:21 PM
Overwhelming support for Kynren as waiting list for 2018 is launched
VOLUNTEERS have come from as far as Kent and Cardiff to join the cast of a popular open air night show.
05/16/2017 07:17 AM
Fond farewell to an Etherley vicar who was never afraid to get his hands dirty
THE Rev Peter Christie Holland was a very old friend. Probably I’d last heard him preach, at Etherley, in 2005. “My declining years,” he began, “are a mixture of Last of the Summer Wine and One Foot in the Grave.”
05/15/2017 05:12 PM
Footballers of all ages and abilities unite against dementia
FOOTBALLERS of all ages and abilities kick-started a weeklong Dementia awareness campaign in the region today (Monday).
05/14/2017 05:38 PM
Hundreds enjoy The Beast mountain bike challenge
MORE than 500 riders took on a beast of a mountain biking challenge today to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).
05/14/2017 05:29 PM
Community turns out in force for rugby match in memory of popular Police Interceptor PC Gavin Smith
THE memory of popular policeman lived on yesterday as fellow coppers and players from his home town went head-to-head in a charity rugby match.
05/14/2017 09:29 AM
Police: Do not approach wanted man Robert Lance
POLICE are appealing for information to trace a wanted man.
05/11/2017 04:21 PM
Creative children can make their mark on open air show Kynren- an epic tale of England
CREATIVE children can make their mark on the region’s open-air show Kynren- an epic tale of England when it opens for a second season this summer.
05/11/2017 03:50 PM
Farmer to go on trial for harassment
A FARMER is due to go on trial for harassment.
05/11/2017 07:02 AM
Man led police on A1 chase in North Yorkshire, in van stolen near Bishop Auckland
A MAN at the wheel of a stolen van pulling a trailer, carrying a small digger, tried to outrun police when they gave chase on the A1, a court heard.
05/10/2017 11:08 AM
Group raises mental health awareness with dance
A 1940s charity dance will take place next week in an attempt to highlight a mental illness and the importance of being able to talk about it.
05/09/2017 03:56 PM
Entry for Butterwick Hospice forest fun run open
A MOTHER and son enjoyed a charity run so much last year they are encouraging others to join them at the start line later this month.
05/09/2017 07:01 AM
Man, 43, sent intimate picture and suggestive remarks to girl online he thought was just 14
A MAN who fell for a police sting to catch adults trying to contact underage girls online found himself behind bars for four months as a result.
05/08/2017 05:14 PM
Important wetland at popular nature reserve benefits from £20,000 grant
HABITATS at a nature reserve have been improved and flood risk reduced thanks to a £20,000 donation.
05/08/2017 01:49 PM
Life-or-death situations highlighted by fire fighters
MEMBERS of the public bore witness to a whole host of life-or-death situations at a County Durham fire station open day.
05/08/2017 01:22 PM
Plans for 30 homes in former mining village will 'reduce pressure to build on greenfield sites'
PLANS have been submitted for about 30 new homes in a former mining village.
05/07/2017 04:37 PM
Police Interceptor PC Gavin Smith to be remembered at rugby match between town and cops
A POPULAR policeman who lost his life to cancer will be remembered as fellow coppers and players from his home town go head to head in a rugby match.
05/07/2017 01:05 PM
Scratch marks down to the metal left along length of four-by-four
PERMANENT damage was caused to a vehicle in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
05/07/2017 09:40 AM
Inspiring Bishop Auckland teacher reaches milestone 100th birthday
A RETIRED primary school teacher who inspired a generation of youngsters in the classroom and on the sports field has hit his own century.
05/05/2017 11:00 AM
Teenager denies causing death by dangerous driving on West Auckland by-pass
A TEENAGER has denied causing the death of another motorist by dangerous driving.
05/05/2017 09:02 AM
As it happened: Tees Valley Mayoral vote and local election reaction and results
Live commentary and results from counts for the Durham County Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Tees Valley Mayoral elections.
05/05/2017 07:02 AM
Terminally ill twin brothers' dream might come true thanks to help from world mountain bike champ
TWIN brothers living with a terminal muscle-wasting disease are hoping to fulfil their dream of visiting major London attractions.
05/04/2017 04:04 PM
Congregation hope church will become community hub following £150,000 renovation
MEMBERS of a congregation are hoping to transform their church into a hub for the whole community as part of a £150,000 project to upgrade the building.
05/04/2017 03:42 PM
Army helicopter drops in at school, along with 45 soldiers
AN Army helicopter touched down in front of a college today (Thursday, May 4) as part of a major recruitment campaign.
05/03/2017 04:36 PM
Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt unsure over next career move
GOGGLEBOX star Scarlett Moffatt has admitted she is unsure which direction to take her career now having already achieved her dream.
05/03/2017 12:53 PM
Ladies night to support popular Witton Park fundraiser batting Motor Neurone Disease
FORMER colleagues of a courageous woman, who is battling Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are putting on a ladies night to raise vital funds.
05/03/2017 07:37 AM
Have you worked at Auckland Castle? Then you could feature in its restoration
THE discovery of memoirs belong to a butler who worked inside one of the region’s oldest buildings has sparked an appeal for more former staff to come forward.
05/02/2017 04:00 PM
Six children involved in hit and run on way home from school
A DRIVER is being sought after failing to stop following a collision involving a taxi carrying six schoolchildren.