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David Cameron called for ‘bonfire’ of EU red tape, new papers reveal

A young David Cameron backed calls for a “bonfire” of EU regulations and denounced “Euro red tape” in briefings to MPs, newly-released archive files show.

Papers released by the Conservative Party under the 30-year rule show Mr Cameron’s Euroscepticism ...

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David Cameron called for ‘bonfire’ of EU red tape, new papers reveal

A young David Cameron backed calls for a “bonfire” of EU regulations and denounced “Euro red tape” in briefings to MPs, newly-released archive files show.

Papers released by the Conservative Party under the 30-year rule show Mr Cameron’s Euroscepticism ...

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Gruesome of 1960s car accidents reminds reader of newspaper cutting

OUR series of gruesome photos of 1960s car accidents has produced lots of response.

Steve Blackett, who himself runs a garage on the Nestfield Industrial Estate in Darlington, has the scrapbook he compiled when he was a child, and it includes lots of happy cuttings, but also some of ...

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Sunday for Sammy turns 20

FOLLOWING the huge success of the 2018 sell-out, Sunday for Sammy returns to the Newcastle Utilita Arena for two 20th anniversary shows. The concerts, dubbed The Geordie Command Performance, are held every two years in memory of Geordie actor Sammy Johnson who died suddenly in 1999.

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Darlington Film Club to host Robin Askwith and Cool It Carol

“I walk around Darlington and I think I know half the population now,” says Robin Askwith, who will back in the North-East town with which he has become so familiar next month.

Back by popular demand, the actor will take to the stage to perform his one-man show at ...

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Appeal to transform Low Barns Nature Reserve and connect youngsters to nature

A CHARITY has launched a fundraising appeal to transform one of the region's best-loved nature reserves.

Durham Wildlife Trust (DWT) would like to raise £31,000 to improve the visitors centre at Low Barns Nature Reserve, near Witton-le-Wear.

The work is part of its ...

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Cabling work on Darlington's new Amazon site preventing residents from leaving home

UNDERGROUND cabling work for a major new business park has left residents unable to get to and from their homes, it has been claimed.

Work is currently being carried out along Hundens Lane in Darlington to install underground cables for the new 94-acre site known as Symmetry Park, ...

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6 WAYS TO NOT KILL YOUR PLANTS IF YOU'RE A MILLENNIAL WHO CAN'T KEEP ANYTHING ALIVE

MILLENNIALS get a lot of stick in the media - if you're to trust the headlines, this particular group of people have ruined everything from real estate agents to mayonnaise and cereal.

The majority of this negative press is arguably unwarranted, but there is one thing a lot of ...

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Camera club member recognised by the Royal Photographic Society for his portrait talent

AT Northallerton Camera Club recently, one of the “Country Members”, Peter Mudd, gave a very interesting presentation on his most recent accolade; he has been recognised by the Royal Photographic Society, who have granted him their Associateship” distinction following his ...

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The Hairy Bikers on skirting the Syrian border, Argentine penguins and making spontaneous TV

IT IS comforting to know that, whatever far-flung location they're broadcasting from, you can always rely on the Hairy Bikers – Geordie Si King and Cumbrian Dave Myers – to be themselves. For years, viewers have watched these bearded besties sizzle, simmer and stew their way ...

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Apology over 'confusion' caused by road sign

A NEW road designed to cut traffic through Northallerton town centre is unlikely to be fully open until next year - despite a giant sign proclaiming it would be opening in ‘Spring 2019’.

Work on the new North Northallerton Strategic Link Road started in April 2017 and a ...

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'It's great watching people improve' – NHS falls clinic helping the elderly get back on their feet

IT’S an alarming statistic that one in three people over 65 will have a fall this year. While our risk of falling increases with age, it’s by no means inevitable and experts believe the majority of falls could be prevented with some fairly modest changes to our lifestyle or home. ...

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Consett sisters raise £5,000 for charities after terminal prognosis

A CANCER survivor has raised more than £5,000 for charities after being inspired by her sister's terminal diagnosis.

Julia Gailes, a TV demonstration coordinator for Crafter’s Companion was inspired to organise the Pink Sisters Party Nite at the Castleside Club in ...

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Sleepout charity reaches major fundraising milestone of £2m

A CHARITY set up to help tackle homelessness has reached a significant milestone.

CEO Sleepout, which has inspired 2,000 business leaders to spend a night outside in the cold, has raised £2m since the first event in 2013.

And charity founder Andy Preston hopes they ...

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Auf Wiedersehen Pet star back to dismantle the Transporter Bridge.....

North-East acting icon Tim Healy is heading to Middlesbrough next month for a special charity event, and the TV star has told of his mixed memories of working in the town back in 2001 while filming a memorable TV series.

Healy will be appearing with BBC Tees radio presenter Paul ...

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For decades Harry Mead's column has been composed in his home from a Walter Willson chair

HARRY MEAD’S column came to an end in The Northern Echo last week after 50 years and it was a delight to discover that for decades that column has been composed in his home from a Walter Willson chair.

Walter Willson was the great grocery name of the coalfield. The store was ...

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Darlington pub named LGBT+ champion

A DARLINGTON pub has become the latest organisation to be named a LGBT+ Champion.

Staff at The Boot & Shoe have successfully completed their awareness training and have undergone the evidence based assessment in order to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the scheme. ...

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Take a look inside this million pound property with views of the White Horse and Hambleton Hills

WHILE the boast that 'attention has been paid to even the smallest of details' may be overused in property brochures, there are times when it perfectly sums up a home...and so it is in the case of Highfield Lodge.

Much enhanced by the current owners, the property boasts a wealth of ...

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90 years of Northallerton Young Farmers' Club where boys had to pay 6d more for ball tickets than the girls because they ate more supper

LAST week, the oldest continuous young farmers’ club in the country celebrated its 90th anniversary with a dinner dance for which the 200 tickets sold out faster that a young farmer can toss a dess over a rugby goal.

Northallerton Young Farmers’ Club was formed in early ...

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Villagers raise thousands of pounds to ensure Tanfield church bells continue to ring out

VILLAGERS have raised thousands of pounds to ensure that church bells which have rung out for nearly 130 years remain in use.

Volunteers have removed eight bells from the belfry of St Margaret’s Church in Tanfield, near Stanley, to be taken away to Whites of Appleton, in ...

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Tyson Fury to fight unbeaten Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury is heading to Las Vegas to fight Tom Schwarz in his first return to the ring since a dramatic bout with Deontay Wilder last December.

Fury will take on the German, who has won all 24 of his fights, on June 15 at the Thomas & Mack Centre, boxing management company MTK ...

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