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Intimate Sedgefield gig to feature music of late Nick Drake

THE music of a world-renowned singer-songwriter will play out to an audience in County Durham this week.

The Manor House, in Sedgefield, will welcome acclaimed musician Keith James for an intimate concert of The Songs of Nick Drake on Saturday.

Playing in the 18th-century

today 05:35
Readers' views on M&S: 'I am surprised they have lasted this long'

TUESDAY’S announcement that Marks & Spencer is proposing to close stores in Darlington and Stockton led to a flurry of comments on the Echo website. Here are a selection of views

It's been on the horizon for years, 30 years ago it was the king of the High Street. That

yesterday 16:59
Crook veteran's relief after £10,000 stolen from bank account refunded

A VETERAN who had £10,000 stolen from his bank account by fraudsters has received a full refund.

TSB confirmed Eric Dunnill, from Crook, would be fully reimbursed yesterday morning, much to the relief of the 72-year-old who said the stress of the ordeal was impacting on his

yesterday 14:53
Vow to learn from tragic Sedgefield motocross crash death rider Thomas Brown, 27, of Barnard Castle

RELATIVES of a young motocross rider have vowed to campaign for safer circuits after raising serious concerns about the condition and procedures in place at the track where he lost his life.

Thomas Brown, of Barnard Castle, died at the age of 27 from chest injuries sustained in a

yesterday 10:59
Shildon Locomotion to offer free half term activities

IT is all steam ahead as a County Durham railway museum prepares to put on free family-friendly activities for the half term break.

Locomotion, in Shildon, is hosting several events to inspire children and adults alike to get involved in science, technology and engineering.

yesterday 05:26
Community fun day to support people affected by terror attack

A SURVIVOR of the Manchester terror attack has marked the anniversary by organising a community event to support those affected.

It was a year ago today, at a pop concert attended by thousands of young people, that a suicide bomber detonated explosives, killing himself and 22

yesterday 05:26
Vow to learn from tragic Sedgefield motocross crash death rider Thomas Brown, 27, of Barnard Castle

RELATIVES of a young motocross rider have vowed to campaign for safer circuits after raising serious concerns about the condition and procedures in place at the track where he lost his life.

Thomas Brown, of Barnard Castle, died at the age of 27 from chest injuries sustained in a

yesterday 05:26
Welsh dairy farmer is new chairman of cattle health organisation

WELSH dairy farmer Abi Reader has been appointed chairman of the Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS).

The technical organisation sets the specifications for health schemes involved in the control or eradication of endemic cattle disease in the UK.

CHeCS, which

2018-05-21 09:41
Methodist chapel in Bedale to be transformed during £900k revamp

A HUGE £900,000 revamp is set to bring a Victorian Methodist chapel into the 21st-century - creating unprecedented access and removing pews.

After 130 years the chapel in Wycar, Bedale, is no longer fit for purpose with some members of the congregation struggling to even get

2018-05-21 07:35
Stockton enjoy their day in the Wembley sunshine

THE result might not have been what they were hoping for, but thousands of Stockton Town fans still celebrated in the sunshine yesterday as their side played at Wembley.

Stockton, who recently finished sixth in the Northern League, lost 1-0 to Thatcham Town in the final of the FA

2018-05-20 19:44
Farming charity recognises NFU for fundraising efforts

THE Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has recognised the NFU for outstanding fundraising efforts.

At the RABI annual meeting and awards ceremony in Oxfordshire, NFU Deputy President Guy Smith received the Dennis Brown Shield on behalf of the NFU which has raised more

2018-05-20 09:29
A stitch in time - Knitters recreate Meghan's dress before the Royal bride has left church

IT was a race against time for the ladies of the Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters as Prince Harry married Meghan Markle.

In the run-up to the big day, the group knitted an entire Royal balcony scene and put it in position on Nunthorpe station, near Middlesbrough.

However,

2018-05-19 22:59
Evening Star locomotive takes centre stage at Shildon museum to celebrate creation of mini replica

AN Evening Star locomotive will go outdoor display at special event to launch a new models box set.

Visitors to Locomotion in Shildon will be able to see the class 66 No 66779 locomotive up close, including inside the driver’s cab, on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1. It

2018-05-19 10:05
Askham Bryan student wins inaugural Beef Shorthorn Society award for research

A STUDENT from Askham Bryan College has won the inaugural College Challenge presented by the Beef Shorthorn Society.

Charlie Smith, a final year student studying Level 4 Agriculture is from a suckler beef and sheep farm near Runswick Bay. He received £1,000 and his college was

2018-05-19 09:20
MP backs decision over North Tees Hospital

AN MP has welcomed the announcement that a hospital's accident and emergency department is to remain open – and has expressed his hope that this is a long-term decision.

Alex Cunningham, Stockton North MP, was speaking after NHS bosses confirmed key services will be retained

2018-05-19 07:59
Gladys Sparks, 99, will be Barnard Castle Meet's carnival queen

A 99-YEAR-OLD will smash records at a town’s annual meet parade later this month when she takes up the role of carnival queen.

Sprightly Gladys Sparks said she was “honoured” when organisers of the Barnard Castle Meet Committee asked her to take up the

2018-05-19 07:59
Daily News
Australian archbishop stands aside after cover-up conviction

An Australian archbishop has said he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted on Tuesday in the Newcastle Local

today 05:35
Rafa Benitez's Champions League memories of the 'Miracle of Istanbul'

Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday night, looking to emulate the 2005 success that was masterminded by Rafael Benitez. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson spoke to the Newcastle boss about his memories of an incredible night in Istanbul

IT is way

today 05:35
Rafa Benitez: 'The current Liverpool team is better than the one I led to Champions League glory'

RAFAEL BENITEZ claims the Liverpool side that will take on Real Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final is superior to the team he guided to glory in Istanbul 13 years ago.

Benitez will be watching this weekend’s final in Kiev at his family home on the Wirral, and

today 05:35
Sunderland's new owners determined not to cut back on academy - and want Kevin Ball to play more prominent coaching role

SUNDERLAND’S new owners are determined to maintain the club’s category one academy status, and are keen to offer Kevin Ball a more prominent role in the coaching set-up.

However, Martin Bain’s involvement with the Black Cats has come to an end, with the Scotsman

today 05:35
Durham Blues Festival line-up and timings confirmed

THE line-up and running order have been confirmed for a day-long blues, rhythm and rock session at a new venue.

More than eight hours of moody music performed by seven big names in the field is promised at the eighth annual Durham Blues Festival.

Previously staged at

today 05:35
Redcar hair salon opens to the public

A HAIR stylist has opened up her first salon.

Love is in the Hair, which is owned by Redcar-based hair stylist Hayley Dixon, is based at The Dunes, an extra care housing scheme run by Coast and Country, but will also be open to members of the public.

The business’

today 05:35
'Artistic Licence' - the special beer to drink during the Darlington Arts Festival

A LOCAL brewer has created a special ale to be sold limitedly during the Darlington Arts Festival.

Mithril Ales, based in Richmond, has brewed ‘Artistic Licence’ in its sixth year collaborating with the summer festival.

The beer will be available at The

today 05:35
Bishop of Durham Paul Butler completes eight prayer walk

THE Bishop of Durham has completed his eighth prayer walk.

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, has taken part in the walks over the last four years which are designed to allow him to meet people, get to know an area and pray for it and its people.

This year Bishop Paul completed two

today 05:35
Latest news from Darlington
today 05:35 Australian archbishop stands aside after cover-up conviction
today 05:35 Rafa Benitez's Champions League memories of the 'Miracle of Istanbul'
today 05:35 Rafa Benitez: 'The current Liverpool team is better than the one I led to Champions League glory'
today 05:35 Sunderland's new owners determined not to cut back on academy - and want Kevin Ball to play more prominent coaching role
today 05:35 Durham Blues Festival line-up and timings confirmed
today 05:35 Redcar hair salon opens to the public
today 05:35 'Artistic Licence' - the special beer to drink during the Darlington Arts Festival
today 05:35 Bishop of Durham Paul Butler completes eight prayer walk
today 05:35 Tyneside Mum is 'NHS Hero' after raising £2m for cancer research
today 05:35 Bishop Auckland cyclist preparing for toughest charity ride yet
today 05:35 Thieves steal £150,000 worth of lead from historic hall
today 05:35 Bishop Auckland councillor hopes gambling reform will save lives
today 05:35 Could you make Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge out of cake?
today 05:35 Durham children get taste of Russian life with cultural exchange
today 05:35 Awareness of financial benefits could ease foster care shortfall in North-East
today 05:35 'Everything's changing' - how M&S is shrinking and why
today 05:35 Darlington residents warned about £75 dog fouling fines
today 05:35 Funding secured for first phase of Tees-Swale ecological network
today 05:35 Bishop Auckland College student to follow football dream to USA
today 05:35 Questions asked over neighbourhood policing teams in North Yorkshire
today 05:35 Sites to open for Traveller and Gypsies on way to Appleby Fair
today 05:35 Intimate Sedgefield gig to feature music of late Nick Drake
today 04:50 Workers plugging energy wells as lava from Kilauea volcano flows nearby
today 04:50 Trump and Moon try to keep North Korea summit on track amid doubts
today 04:50 Unai Emery appears to confirm Arsenal appointment
today 04:32 Workers plugging energy wells as lava from Kilauea volcano flows nearby
today 04:32 Trump and Moon try to keep North Korea summit on track amid doubts
today 04:32 Unai Emery appears to confirm Arsenal appointment
today 04:32 Lorry driver dies after vehicles catch fire in A1M crash
today 03:47 New online tool launched to get children cycling in bid to tackle obesity
today 03:47 Fashion student to be sentenced for acid attack on former partner
today 03:47 NHS legal challenge backed by Stephen Hawking reaches High Court
today 03:47 Joshua stateside amid anticipation of Wilder fight announcement
today 03:29 New online tool launched to get children cycling in bid to tackle obesity
today 03:29 Fashion student to be sentenced for acid attack on former partner
today 03:29 NHS legal challenge backed by Stephen Hawking reaches High Court
today 03:29 Joshua stateside amid anticipation of Wilder fight announcement
today 01:23 What the papers say – May 23
today 00:38 Legal firm acting for Manchester Arena family urges end to inquest delays
today 00:38 Fuel duty would be ‘cut by a fifth’ under new scheme
today 00:38 Call to curb water use and leaks to prevent water shortages and wildlife damage
today 00:38 I get it, Home Secretary tells police
today 00:38 Countries behind cyber attacks face being ‘named and shamed’ by UK
today 00:38 Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to ‘get on with’ taking UK out of customs union
today 00:38 What the papers say – May 23
today 00:38 Sergio Romero ruled out of World Cup by knee injury
today 00:20 GPs should be able to refer patients to knitting groups to combat loneliness
today 00:20 Countries behind cyber attacks face being ‘named and shamed’ by UK
today 00:20 Legal firm acting for Manchester Arena family urges end to inquest delays
today 00:20 Fuel duty would be ‘cut by a fifth’ under new scheme
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today 05:44 Kirk Yeaman: I've got my hunger back - now it's time to enjoy Hull FC return
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today 05:41 Environment Agency warns of serious water deficits for England
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today 05:29 Smart traffic lights which could cut vehicle emissions to be trialled in the UK
today 05:29 UK set for another blazing bank holiday but with the risk of thunderstorms
today 05:29 Boris Johnson says he would like 'Brexit plane' to travel the world
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today 05:20 The Young Ones never gets old as new documentaries look at sitcom that changed TV forever
today 05:20 Pensioner beaten and robbed of new jacket still seeking justice after nephew of slain gang boss is cleared
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today 05:20 Lottery 'angel' Barbara Wragg dies aged 77 after giving away £5.5m of her fortune
today 04:53 Emmerdale spoilers: Fans slam show as Debbie Dingle is punched in the face 'That's brutal'
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today 04:53 Russia to launch new fleet of ROBOT WAR MACHINES in fight against ISIS by end of the year
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today 04:50 Israeli warplanes carry out bombing raid in Gaza
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today 04:50 Teen, 18, who said black doctor was ‘dirty’ and spat at police officer slapped with fine
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today 04:41 Hull KR need additions - but are boxing with hand tied behind their backs
today 04:41 Hull KR need additions - but are boxing with hand tied behind their backs
today 04:41 Thief stole from Prospect Shopping stores in £700 raid
today 04:41 Thief stole from Prospect Shopping stores in £700 raid
today 04:41 Hull FC's young guns face big test as Super League's intensity picks up
today 04:41 Hull FC's young guns face big test as Super League's intensity picks up
today 04:41 Hull KR close in on two key recruitment deals
today 04:41 Hull KR close in on two key recruitment deals
today 04:32 Fury As Caroline Nokes Admits She Hasn't Read The Good Friday Agreement
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today 03:50 Israel war planes STRIKE Gaza City as confrontation with Palestine ESCALATES
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