Fire at Wheatley Hill father's property a DAY after his forklift funeral

thenorthernecho.co.uk 9h, 9m ago

A GRIEVING family have spoken of their devastation following a suspected arson attack on the property of their much-loved father - only a day after his funeral.

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Seized fly-tipping vans sold to help Durham communities

thenorthernecho.co.uk 5h, 54m ago

AREAS blighted by flytipping could receive hundreds of pounds in funding towards environmental projects thanks to a new scheme.

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Police uncover cannabis farm in New Herrington, Sunderland

thenorthernecho.co.uk 5h, 43m ago

POLICE uncovered a cannabis farm worth £200,000 after an alert neighbours reported what they thought was a burglary taking place.

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Newcastle spends £8,067,000 on street lights, one of UK's highest - North-East areas compared

thenorthernecho.co.uk , 45m ago

NEWCASTLE spends more on street lights than anywhere else in the North-East, new data reveals, while Durham spends just £7 per person.

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Rothbury sex offender arrested at Newcastle Airport with sick images of children

thenorthernecho.co.uk , 26m ago

AN overseas worker caught with hundreds of sick child abuse images on his devices when he stepped off an aeroplane has been given a suspended prison sentence and put on the Sex Offender’s Register.

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Weather warning for heavy rain in North-East and North Yorkshire

thenorthernecho.co.uk 1h, 13m ago

THE whole region has been placed on alert for heavy rain - with spells of severe weather expected to last over two days.

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Peterlee police find cannabis farm in Shotton Colliery

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2h, 16m ago

EMERGENCY services called to reports of a fire discovered a large cannabis farm when they arrive at the scene.

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Serious injury accident driver faces 'significant' sentence

thenorthernecho.co.uk 6h, 5m ago

A MAN was warned to expect to receive a “significant” prison sentence when he is back before a court later this month after admitting three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Police warning over fake cold callers in Gateshead

thenorthernecho.co.uk 6h, 54m ago

THREE men claiming to be electricians managed to gain entry to a pensioner’s home – prompting a warning from police.

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Care home staff and residents in Newcastle get Covid vaccine

thenorthernecho.co.uk , 52m ago

ALL eligible care home residents in Newcastle and most of the staff looking after them have received the coronavirus vaccine, the doctor leading the project has said.

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Student's mental health marathon

thenorthernecho.co.uk 6h, 5m ago

A UNIVERSITY student has devised a unique way to raise money and awareness for a North East mental health charity - by running a half marathon with emotional beanbags.

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Port of Tyne takes further steps to decarbonise

thenorthernecho.co.uk 6h, 5m ago

A PORT is taking further step to ensure its carbon neutrality goal is reached on time.

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Durham University scientists shed light on how and why some people report “hearing the dead”

thenorthernecho.co.uk 6h, 5m ago

SPIRITUALIST mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life, according to new research.

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Police tackle off-road bikers in woods at Esh Winning and Waterhouses

thenorthernecho.co.uk 17h, 54m ago

POLICE are clamping down on antisocial behaviour following reports of bikers illegally driving in woodland endangering members of the public.

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County Durham: Police warning over youths flouting coronavirus rules

thenorthernecho.co.uk 19h, 15m ago

POLICE have issued a warning after reports of groups youths were flouting lockdown rules in County Durham towns.

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County Durham deaths: Police warn of dangerous heroin

thenorthernecho.co.uk 1, 24m ago

POLICE have warned that a particularly dangerous batch of heroin may be in circulation following the deaths of two people this week.

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Sunderland author hoping for FA Cup giant killing in book awards

thenorthernecho.co.uk 16h, 55m ago

A NORTH-EAST author is hoping for a FA Cup-style giant killing after his debut picture book was shortlisted for an award.

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Abandoned pup rescued by Northumbria Police will spend his life fighting crime

thenorthernecho.co.uk 1, 4m ago

AN abandoned puppy who was told he was too “boisterous” to be a family pet has been rescued by police – so he can spend his life fighting crime.

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Plans for commercial garden nursery in County Durham refused by planners

thenorthernecho.co.uk 23h, 25m ago

PLANS for a commercial garden nursery in County Durham have been thrown out by council planners over highway safety fears.

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Alfie the dog reunited with family thanks to kind teenagers

thenorthernecho.co.uk 21h, 16m ago

A BELOVED pet reported missing has been reunited with his family.

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Family of 'childhood sweethearts' killed in hit and run issue heartfelt tribute

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 13m ago

The FAMILY of a married elderly couple killed in a hit and run have paid tribute to “the most wonderful people” who were “tragically taken before their time.”

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Police searching for missing Morpeth man find a body

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 33m ago

POLICE are searching for missing Morpeth man Michael Downworth.

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Cannabis was cultivated to provide grower with pain relief

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 34m ago

A MAN who grew cannabis plants for personal pain relief walked free from court.

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Have you seen missing man David Blythyn?

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 19m ago

CONCERN is growing for a man who has been reported missing.

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Praise for 'phenomenal' response to laptop campaign

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 5m ago

FAMILIES across the North-East have now pledged more than 700 devices in a 'phenomenal' response to a new ‘Laptops for Kids’ campaign.

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Sam Wall's legacy continued with product range

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 5m ago

AN internationally-successful range of men’s grooming products is set to continue to develop in memory of its founder, with proceeds going towards a men’s mental health charity for which he was an ambassador.

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Wheatley Hill scouting stalwart gets final farewell from forklift

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 14m ago

MOURNERS took to the streets to say farewell to a beloved businessman and scouting stalwart today.

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MP defends plans to create prison-style immigration camp at former Medomsley Detention Centre

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 54m ago

AN MP has defended proposals to use a notorious former detention centre to house illegal immigrants awaiting deportation saying it was a "sensible use of taxpayers money".

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Calls for extra police patrols in Durham as students return

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 37m ago

POLICE have been urged to carry out increased patrols in Durham following complaints that some returning students are flouting coronavirus rules.

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Pictures reveal progress on 'Amazon' site at Follingsby Max in Gateshead

thenorthernecho.co.uk 4, 5m ago

A THIRD Amazon warehouse is set to open within the 'next few months' bringing more than a thousand jobs to the region, The Northern Echo understands.

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Watch as P&O's Azura arrives into the Port of Tyne

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 3m ago

A HUGE cruise ship has arrived into the North-East - and it's almost three times the size the Titanic was.

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Police hunting for wanted Sunderland man - Have you seen him?

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 48m ago

DETECTIVES searching for Sunderland man Alan Jordan are appealing for help in a bid to track him down.

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'Friendly' builder fobbed off customers

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

A BUILDER who conned customers into paying in advance for work that was often never completed, or in some cases never started, has been jailed for a year.

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Dealer who benefited by £61k must pay £3.2k crime proceeds

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

A STREET dealer in cannabis and prescription-type drugs has been ordered to make a £3,272 crime proceeds payment.

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Order forbids burglar from touting door-to-door for work

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 35m ago

A CRIMINAL behaviour order (Crasbo) has been issued against a man who has stolen from and burgled the homes of townsfolk often while purporting to be canvassing for work as a handyman.

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Children's mental health service in North-East used 'unacceptable' amount of restraint

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

STAFF on mental health wards for children used an "unacceptable" amount of restraint, a report has found.

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Bradley Lowery' Foundation launches online talent show to lift nation's spirits

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 40m ago

THE the Bradley Lowery Foundation has launched an online talent show to lift the nation’s spirits and raise much-needed funds after donations were hit by the global pandemic.

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Gateshead's Vielo Sports unveils 'revolutionary' new road bike

thenorthernecho.co.uk 2, 14m ago

A North-East company has unveiled a '"revolutionary'" new road bicycle.

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£20,000, laptops and SIM cards: How North-East tech stepped up to help kids during Covid

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 35m ago

SCORES of businesses have responded to the needs of vulnerable children forced to learn from home after the latest round of Covid restrictions saw schools shift to remote teaching.

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Army of pharmacists ready to help with give Covid vaccines

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

A PHARMACIST, says an “army” of pharmacies are ready to help in the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine.

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Man PUNCHED his mother during an argument over his Grandma

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

A MAN has appeared at court after punching his mother during an argument.

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Newcastle United Foundation awarded £900,000 Government grant

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

PLANS for a spectacular 4G rooftop football pitch offering views of St. James’ Park have been boosted by a £900,000 investment into communities supported by Newcastle United Foundation.

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The chance to work for a growing charity making a real difference

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

A pioneering charity has launched a major recruitment drive to support its expansion across the North-East. PETER BARRON highlights the opportunities on offer

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Violent thug 'strangled his girlfriend over a game of Monopoly'

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 5m ago

A MAN who strangled his girlfriend after a disagreement during a game of Monopoly has appeared at court.

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Car rammed into Sizzlers takeaway in Horden and set alight

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 40m ago

A FILM editor captured the dramatic moments after a car was deliberately rammed into a takeaway and set alight - before the culprits fled the scene.

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Plans revealed to build prison-style immigration camp on site of former Hassockfield Detention Centre

thenorthernecho.co.uk 4, 5m ago

GOVERNMENT plans to scrap a residential development in favour of creating an immigration detention centre on the site of a notorious facility have been described as "madness".

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Covid-19: Warning rates could 'spiral out of control' in North-East

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 15m ago

North-East directors of public health have warned that local hospitals are under “immense pressure.”

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This is how many Covid vaccines have been issued in the North-East and North Yorkshire

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 18m ago

THE North-East has administered the second-highest number of Covid vaccines across England, official data has confirmed.

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Is Mike Ashley repeating his Steve McClaren mistakes with Steve Bruce?

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 44m ago

IN December 2015, Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren was under pressure. His side was mired in trouble in the bottom half of the Premier League table, most of his senior players were either out of form or seemingly disinterested in their club’s plight, and a majority of supporters were calling for his head. From nowhere, though, the Magpies scrambled back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Tottenham to climb three points clear of the drop zone. With Mike Ashley extremely reluctant to di

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Full list of school closures in County Durham due to snow

thenorthernecho.co.uk 3, 37m ago

DOZENS of schools open to the children of key workers have been forced to shut their doors following heavy snowfall earlier today.

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