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Willington mother tells of her fate to have son with Down's Syndrome

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Northern Echo: Blake Lee

A CARER who has dedicated her life to helping adults with learning disabilities said it was fate that her son has Down’s Syndrome. Heather Carr tells Duncan Leatherdale how she will use her son Blake to change the public’s view of the disability.

Agoraphobic grandmother conquers 47 years of phobia to witness grandson's honour

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Northern Echo: BEM recipient Kevin Nicholson gives his grandma Pat Cooper after the medal-giving ceremony at Firthmoor Community Centre yesterday.

A PENSIONER who has barely been outside for almost half a century last night (Thursday, April 24) told how she conquered her agoraphobia to see her grandson receive a Royal honour.

Teaching hopes over for man who exposed himself to his neighbours

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Northern Echo: COURT CASE: Andrew Beasley

A FORMER teacher who was accused of regularly parading naked in his front window in full view of neighbours and passers-by could face a jail sentence after he was convicted of three counts of exposure.

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Former Newcastle players pay tribute to Joe Harvey but when will there be a trophy repeat

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

ON a day when players of yesteryear gathered beneath the Gallowgate End to pay tribute to the last Newcastle United manager to lead the club to a major trophy, the captain of that Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winning team still struggles understand why it has taken so long to repeat.

School creates winning film based on the Grand Depart route through Yorkshire

3:46pm Thursday 24th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS inspired to make a film tracking the Tour de France Grand Depart through Yorkshire have won a competition which could see their film shown on big screens following the race this summer.

Tour de France rider warns part of Yorkshire route could be "dangerous"

4:18pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Northern Echo: he Tour de France Grand Depart will be coming to Yorkshire next July

ONE of the cycling world’s lead sprinter riders has said Yorkshire’s roads could present a “dangerous” situation for the Tour de France peloton.

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Aerospace firm warns of falling revenues

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Northern Echo: A Cobham Dassault Falcon 20 plane

A GLOBAL aerospace firm cutting a third of its North-East workforce has warned it faces a drop in revenues.

Aircraft recycling firm stars on nation's screens

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Northern Echo: Aircraft breakers Sycamore Aviation who operate at Durham Tees Valley Airport

AN aircraft recycling business has starred in a unique TV show.

Quorn Foods looks to create 300 jobs as firm aims to increase Billingham plant production

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Northern Echo: Kevin Brennan, Quorn Foods' chief executive, pictured in a test kitchen

A FOOD company is creating more than 300 jobs in a £30m expansion. Quorn Foods is extending its factory in Billingham, near Stockton, to increase production by 50 per cent.

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