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Rubbing shoulders with sporting superstars at Steve Cram's charity event

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Northern Echo: CHARITY MO-BOT: Mo Farah in trademark pose at Steve Cram's charity event in London

Stars of sport and entertainment gathered in London this week to help raise money for a North-East-based children's charity co-founded by Steve Cram. The Northern Echo was the only newspaper in the country invited, with sports writer Steph Clark in attendance at the Royal Garden Hotel.

The Vintage Belles take Darlington by storm as they perform sell out gig

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Northern Echo: The Vintage Belles (l-r) Tracy Walker, Illona Stanga, Nikki Jowett, Andrea Lambell, Jacquie Mountain, Amy McAllister and Nicky Broadhurst

A GROUP of friends who formed a vocal group after meeting in local choirs have performed to a sell out crowd at their first solo gig.

Villagers hope to 'Save West Rainton' from 150 new homes

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Northern Echo: Michael Johnson (in white shirt, centre) with villagers who are opposed to building at West Rainton.

RESIDENTS say they are fighting to “Save West Rainton” from plans to build 150 homes in the village.

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Sport

Karanka satisfied with Boro progress under his watch

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Northern Echo: SMART MOVER: Aitor Karanka says Boro need to be intelligent when bringing player in

DURING the six months Aitor Karanka has been in charge, he has overseen 27 fixtures as Middlesbrough's head coach.

We've proven there was more to our good work than just luck says Boro boss

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks he has proven there was more to Middlesbrough's winning habit either side of the New Year than just the luck of the hamster.

NEWCASTLE ANALYSIS: Pardew faces up to his critics as the discontent in the St James' Park stands continues to rise

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Northern Echo: NOT HAPPY: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew last night saw his defenders ship three first-half goals at Goodison Park – and he has had enough of mistakes in his back four

EARLIER this week, Alan Pardew stopped to allow a young boy to have his photograph taken standing next to his car. As he wound down his window to pose for a picture, he spotted a sticker on the youngster's jacket. It said, “Pardew Out”. Such is the current way of things at Newcastle United.

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Business

Housebuilder creates North-East jobs

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The Northern Echo: Orleton homes get the go ahead

A HOUSEBUILDER says it is creating North-East jobs to meet rising buyer demand.

Airport publishes blueprint for long-term survival

3:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Northern Echo: Durham Tees Valley Airport chiefs hope the Government will approve their latest funding bid

A RESCUE plan to ensure the survival of a North-East airport has been published, as passenger numbers on key routes start to rise.

Pump firm goes global

11:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

The Northern Echo: Alan Roberts expects turnover at C&A Pumps and Engineering Ltd to double next year

AN AWARD-WINNING engineering company is branching out across the globe after teaming up with one of the world's leading pump manufacturers.

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