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More men reaching 100th birthday - do you have a relative who is a centenarian?

MORE men are reaching their milestone 100th birthday, new figures show.

The gap between the number of male and female centenarians has narrowed over the last 15 years, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

In 2002, there were 8.22 women aged 100

today 14:05
Shotguns, rifle and 1800s silverware stolen in Masham raid

TWO shotguns, a rifle, and trinkets from the 1880s are among items being searched for by police after two masked raiders burgled a family home.

Three licensed firearms and numerous pieces of silverware were taken by two men wearing balaclavas who broke into the property in Masham,

today 08:08
A66 westbound blocked after three-vehicle crash has now reopened

THE westbound carriageway of the A66 was blocked following an accident involving three vehicles on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at A1032 Heywood Street (Cannon Park Interchange) at around 6.30am.

The road has now reopened.

today 07:47
Historic 'book of bridges' is restored

RESTORATION of a huge ‘book of bridges’ containing original 1870s railway architecture drawings is now complete.

A fundraising drive was launched at the start of the year to raise the £3,100 needed to restore the historic book which is a yard wide and two-feet

today 07:05
Is an aspirin a day really what the doctor ordered?

ASPIRIN is one of the most commonly used medicines worldwide, both prescribed by doctors for clear indications, but also bought over the counter by millions of individuals with the belief that this once-a-day tablet is helping them to prolong their life and prevent numerous ailments.

today 05:41
More than 150 workers to leave Hitachi at Christmas

MORE than 150 workers are to leave a North-East train builder.

Hitachi, which opened its Newton Aycliffe factory in 2015, is planning to allow a third of its 500 temporary workers to leave when their contracts expire at the end of the year.

The announcement comes just two

today 05:41
More than 150 workers to leave Hitachi at Christmas

MORE than 150 workers are to leave a North-East train builder.

Hitachi, which opened its Newton Aycliffe factory in 2015, is planning to allow a third of its 500 temporary workers to leave when their contracts expire at the end of the year.

The announcement comes just two

today 05:41
News in Brief - North Yorkshire

Witness appeal

A LIGHT bar was removed and stolen from a wagon parked off Ainderby Road in Northallerton. It happened between 8.30am and 4.20pm last Friday. On the same day, at around 5.30am, eight yellow containers containing cooking fat were taken from outside a pub in Sandhutton.

today 04:59
Concern is growing for missing Darlington NHS worker

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who has gone missing.

Dawn Anderson, of Sadberge, near Darlington, attended work at Darlington Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 22 but has not been seen or heard from since.

Inspector Simon

yesterday 20:14
I was in danger of going blind

Hairy Biker Dave Myers was fitter than ever when a routine eye test revealed early signs of glaucoma. On the eve of National Eye Health Week, he talks to Gabrielle Fagan

HAVING already been on a bit of a journey with his health – shedding weight and overhauling his lifestyle

yesterday 18:08
Man, 54, dies after being hit by car that had been followed by police

A 54-year-old pedestrian has died after he was struck by a car which had previously been followed by officers, police said.

The victim was one of two pedestrians who were hit outside the Country Hotel pub on Walker Road in Newcastle at around 10pm on Sunday.

The car, a VW

yesterday 12:53
Masked men steal two shotguns and rifle in Masham burglary

TWO shotguns and a rifle were stolen from a property after intruders broke in and threatened the homeowner.

Police are continuing to investigate the aggravated burglary which took place at around 9.50pm on Wednesday, September 19 near Masham, North Yorkshire.

Two men

yesterday 11:08
Letters: 'Grouse moors vital for peatlands which provide 70% of England's drinking water'

YOUR article headlined “Campaigners urge Yorkshire Water to stop grouse shooting on its land” highlighted the campaign urging Yorkshire Water to halt leases to shooting estates, but it failed to mention the enormous and varied benefits of grouse shooting (Echo, Aug 28).

yesterday 10:47
Man attacked after leaving Barnard Castle bar

A MAN was attacked after leaving a town centre bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim had left the Wine Bar, on Horse Market, Barnard Castle, when the incident occurred nearby at some time between 4am and 4.40am yesterday.

Police in Barnard Castle are

yesterday 10:05
Man assaulted after leaving Barnard Castle bar

A MAN was assaulted after leaving a town centre bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim had left the Wine Bar, on Horse Market, Barnard Castle, when the incident occurred nearby at some time between 4am and 4.40am yesterday.

Police in Barnard Castle are now

yesterday 07:59
'Youth voice must be heard' says head of North Yorkshire committee

THE new head of a North Yorkshire committee for young people says it is important they are involved in decisions affecting them.

Members of the Youth Voice Executive recently elected Jaz Parkinson as their new chair and Aimee Walker as their vice-chair.

The body was formed

yesterday 07:38
Daily News
Rise in recorded sexual crime in Scotland

Recorded sexual crime was up 13% last year, following new legislation outlawing acts such as circulating intimate photographs.

Sexual crimes increased from 11,092 in 2016/17 to 12,487 in 2017/18 – the highest level seen since 1971.

The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual

today 15:29
‘Darkness and evil prevail’ as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress has been arrested after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV walked out of the Senate, where he has taken refuge

today 15:29
Funding boost to health project for Malawian women

Women in Malawi are being given funding to help make and sell reusable sanitary products, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The £13,000 award is going to the Perth-based charity Freedom from Fistula, which provides free maternity care and surgery to women injured in childbirth.

today 15:29
Ryanair cancels 190 flights amid cabin crew strike

Budget airline Ryanair has cancelled 190 flights scheduled for Friday because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and Germany.

The flights represent 8% of the 2,400 originally scheduled.

The airline said in a statement that all

today 15:29
Conservationists warn beluga reported in Thames could be ‘in trouble’

A rare beluga whale reported to be swimming in the Thames could be “in trouble”, conservationists have warned.

Ecologist Dave Andrews tweeted footage of the marine mammal, which he said was swimming in the river off Coalhouse Fort, Essex.

He said:

today 15:29
Pochettino wants his players to earn their spurs – wherever they play

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will not let his side playing their Carabao Cup game against Watford in Milton Keynes become a possible excuse for failure.

Spurs will play the third-round clash at the home of League Two side MK Dons on Wednesday night as their new stadium is not

today 15:29
Sauber recruit Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen for 2019

Formula One team Sauber have announced Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi will complete their new-look racing line-up alongside Kimi Raikkonen.

Sauber confirmed earlier this month that Finn Raikkonen would be joining them at the end of the season and Giovinazzi will partner him,

today 15:29
Saunders fined and warned by British Boxing Board of Control over video

Billy Joe Saunders has been fined £100,000 and given a severe reprimand about his future conduct after video footage emerged of him appearing to offer a woman drugs.

Saunders’ actions were filmed from his car and seemingly show him offering £150 worth of drugs to

today 15:29
Latest news from Darlington
today 15:29 Rise in recorded sexual crime in Scotland
today 15:29 ‘Darkness and evil prevail’ as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines
today 15:29 Funding boost to health project for Malawian women
today 15:29 Ryanair cancels 190 flights amid cabin crew strike
today 15:29 Conservationists warn beluga reported in Thames could be ‘in trouble’
today 15:29 Pochettino wants his players to earn their spurs – wherever they play
today 15:29 Sauber recruit Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen for 2019
today 15:29 Saunders fined and warned by British Boxing Board of Control over video
today 15:29 Pochettino cannot understand obsession over team selection
today 15:08 Goat-antelope spotted after Paignton Zoo escape
today 15:08 Recycled waste overtakes landfill for the first time
today 15:08 Martin McGuinness knew about RHI whistleblower concerns, insists Arlene Foster
today 15:08 UN chief cautions against populism amid ‘trust deficit disorder’
today 15:08 Rise in recorded sexual crime in Scotland
today 15:08 Sean Gallagher hits out at RTE over debate schedule
today 15:08 ‘Darkness and evil prevail’ as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines
today 15:08 Massimiliano Allegri expects another tough test when Juventus take on Bologna
today 15:08 Pochettino wants his players to earn their spurs – wherever they play
today 15:08 Sauber recruit Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen for 2019
today 15:08 Girl, nine, raises hundreds of pounds for Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station
today 15:08 Police warning over lottery scam
today 15:08 Sisters' walk in uncle's memory
today 15:08 Newcastle pedestrian death: Arrested teenager badly hurt
today 14:26 All you need to know about the Government’s no-deal Brexit papers
today 14:26 Sean Gallagher hits out at RTE over debate schedule
today 14:26 Life expectancy of Scots falls for first time in 35 years
today 14:26 No audit for 317,000 euro payment to president, accounts committee told
today 14:26 Couple attacked in front of children in own home
today 14:26 Anthony Joshua’s potential opponents
today 14:26 Isco set for spell on sidelines after appendicitis surgery
today 14:26 Massimiliano Allegri expects another tough test when Juventus take on Bologna
today 14:05 Paralysed man walks again after pioneering spinal stimulation surgery
today 14:05 MSPs told to fast-track complaints against top police officers
today 14:05 European tech firms urge tougher EU rules to offset US dominance
today 14:05 Tube strike to go ahead on Heathrow route after talks collapse
today 14:05 Pret was warned over allergy alerts year before girl’s death, inquest told
today 14:05 Bill Cosby arrives at court for sex assault sentencing
today 14:05 Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt
today 14:05 Anthony Joshua’s potential opponents
today 14:05 Woodward says United still hungry for trophies as annual wage bill nears £300m
today 14:05 Isco set for spell on sidelines after appendicitis surgery
today 14:05 BBC The Apprentice candidates 2018
today 14:05 More men reaching 100th birthday - do you have a relative who is a centenarian?
today 13:23 Blood scandal inquiry urged to ‘look into Department of Health’s dark corners’
today 13:23 Michael Kors renames to Capri as it scoops Versace for £1.6bn
today 13:23 ‘I Love Lucy Day’ planned for murdered schoolgirl
today 13:23 Screen Time is here and people are shocked by how long they spend on their phone
today 13:23 Philippine president’s fiercest critic posts bail after being arrested
today 13:23 Pret was warned over allergy alerts year before girl’s death, inquest told
today 13:23 Fight fans want Joshua to fight Wilder next
Latest news from Great Britain
today 15:32 What are Labour playing at with ambiguous Brexit policy?
today 15:23 Christmas TV channel showing nothing but festive movies all day launches
today 15:23 Is Neil Lennon on loan at Hibs from Celtic? Fans should be fuming at his comments – Hotline
today 15:23 Shining Stars theatre group welcome hundreds to second annual music festival
today 15:23 Monklands men climb three peaks in 24 hours for pal's cancer stricken daughter
today 15:23 150 Glasgow schools and nurseries contain deadly asbestos
today 15:23 Wet Wet Wet announce new lead singer and intimate shows
today 15:23 Police hunt gang after 'demolition derby' ramming attack on two cars in Glasgow
today 15:23 Shih Tzu dog dragged to its death after lead became trapped in train doors at station
today 15:20 Tube strike on Piccadilly line to Heathrow will go ahead tomorrow
today 15:20 Keir Starmer gets huge standing ovation for saying ‘nobody is ruling out remaining in EU’
today 15:20 Butcher mocks vegans with ‘hostile’ advert saying ‘We have the cow’
today 15:20 UK life expectancy stalls for the first time since records began
today 15:20 Travellers park caravans in Cardiff Bay just WEEKS after another camp was set up nearby
today 15:20 Fortnite season 6: Second teaser revealed by Epic Games ahead of Battle Pass release date
today 15:20 Hurricane Tracker: Will THESE storms in the Atlantic become the next hurricane to hit USA?
today 15:20 Pain in chest: How to tell if chest pain is something serious
today 15:20 US holding 'KNIFE to China's neck' – Beijing claims as ensuing trade war ESCALATES
today 15:20 Hawaii earthquake: Hawaii hit by series of quakes - Kilauea volcano closely monitored
today 15:20 Hurricane Florence leaves North Carolina highway full of THOUSANDS of DEAD FISH
today 15:20 Life on Mars: Scientists confirm underground aliens lived on Red Planet
today 15:20 North Carolina weather: NHC warns of new potential hurricane forming South of US coast
today 15:20 Great British Bake Off star secretly MARRIES before hitting back at trolls over negativity
today 15:20 Macron plotting tax foreign lorries which 'ONLY CROSS THROUGH FRANCE'
today 15:20 Harvest Moon 2018: How to see the Harvest Moon AGAIN? Why was the moon so bright?
today 15:20 Emmerdale spoilers: David Metcalfe in BIG trouble as major character returns?
today 15:20 US-Iran tensions SOAR: Trump REJECTS crunch meeting with Rouhani at UN General Assembly
today 15:11 Reality Check: What is Labour's Brexit plan?
today 15:11 Beluga whale spotted in the Thames off Gravesend
today 15:08 Alan Johnson launches £3m appeal to bring historic trawler the Viola back to Hull
today 15:08 Alan Johnson launches £3m appeal to bring historic trawler the Viola back to Hull
today 15:08 Jet2 pilot declares 'emergency' on UK flight as pilot falls ill
today 15:08 Jet2 pilot declares 'emergency' on UK flight as pilot falls ill
today 14:53 Trump Gets Mercilessly Mocked Over His 'False Acquisitions' Twitter Typo
today 14:53 Hedge Fund Managers 'Have Had Enough Of Stepping Over Homeless People', Claims John McDonnell
today 14:53 Pret A Manger Was Warned About Allergy Alerts A Year Before Teen’s Fatal Reaction To Baguette
today 14:53 Meghan And Serena's Texts Show The Unyielding Power Of Long-Distance Friendships
today 14:53 Richard Bacon Says 'Doctors Expected Him To Die' After Lung Infection Left Him In Medically-Induced Coma
today 14:29 Versace fashion house bought by Michael Kors for $2.1bn to make super group
today 14:29 Domestic abuse survivor: 'I live in fear thinking he's still around the corner'
today 14:29 Police force sells £75 tickets to spend Halloween in Fred West's cell
today 14:29 Headteacher bans pupils from cycling to school without number plates
today 14:29 EU and non-EU migrants to get 'same status' after Brexit
today 14:29 Beluga whale spotted swimming in the Thames
today 14:17 Women have the most to lose from Brexit so it’s time for us to take control
today 14:17 Extreme Christians ignore planning laws ‘because only God can judge them’
today 14:17 Dad too proud to ask for help took his own life
today 14:17 Nine Pret a Manger customers had allergic reactions to baguettes before girl died
today 14:17 Beluga whale spotted swimming in River Thames
today 14:17 Fantastic Beasts 2: Nagini revealed - actress teases all you need to know on Horcrux snake
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