Police Marine Unit recover a body from the river Wear in Durham

Journal opinion: A night out cannot end like this

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, January 24, in which we analyse what must be done in the wake of the Durham river tragedies

NS&Is Helen Hawkley (front centre) in the new National Savings and Investments office at Freemans Reach. She is joined by (left to right) Sean Baylis (NS&I), Allan Cook (Arlington Real Estate), Neil McMillan (Carillion), HAtt Hodges (WSP), Steve Hunter (Carillion), Geoff de Pass (HDP Associates), Keith Lewis (Carillion), Peter St. Julien (Faulknerbrowns) and Ian Beaumont (Project Director, Freemans Reach).

National Savings and Investments receive the keys to Freeman's Reach

With phase one complete, construction is now ongoing on the second phase - the creation of the new passport office

Wear Rivers Trust chairman Gary Johnson

The Wear Rivers Trust plans further work with farmers after successful year

Annual report highlights wide range of accomplishments from Wear Rivers Trust during 2014

Richard Warneford, Northumbrian Waters Wastewater Director with Den Lilley (right), the first Water Rangers volunteer

Northumbrian Water launch initiative to check waterways that could save you money

Northumbria Water has launched an innovative scheme to help them check the region's waterways for pollution

Wallsend Horticulture and Parks Manager Jerry Dronsfield (left) and Carl McClean, Wallsend Parks Manager in Richard Dees PArk, Wallsend

North East parks are our 'Natural Health Service'

£60m has been invested in North East parks since 1994 to help bring them back into use by all

The Archimedes screw is lowered into place

20 tonne water power installation for new Durham city development

Archimedes screw will provide power for Durham riverside complex - a UK-first in green power

Leigh McDade, from South Shields, looks at the World War One posters on display at the Monk Wearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland

Sunderland prepares for First World War centenary with posters exhibition

A selection of First World War recruitment posters are on show in Sunderland to mark the centenary

L-R Carmen Higgs, Marilyn Stalton and Geoff Higgs (Carmen's Dad) at Roker Pier and Lighthouse in Sunderland, that was built by their relative Henry Wake

Relatives of Roker Pier engineer take a step back in family history

Australian visitor to Sunderland takes a tour of Roker Pier which was built by engineer ancestor Henry Hay Wake

Anglers banned from holding rod licence for 12 months after being caught using illegal fishing methods

Dean Heseltine and Michael Scotter both admitted charge of using banned fishing method, known as stroke hauling, in River Wear at Framwellgate

The River Wear at Fatfield, Washington, where a man has drowned

Police identify man who died in River Wear as Durham pensioner

The man who died after being dragged from the River Wear was a 72-year-old from Durham

A man fishing braves the wind and rough sea

Sea angling: Rough weather hampers angling efforts

The latest sea angling news from around the region with Alan Charlton

An angler on the River Tees at Yarm

Game angling: Membership vacancies available at Bishop Auckland

Membership vacancies have become available at Bishop Auckland District Angling Club as George Macintyre reports

Cllr Paul Watson, Leader of the City Council, Anne Isherwood, Principal at Sunderland College and Rob Lawson, Chair of Governors at Sunderland College

New £29m college campus set to boost Sunderland city centre

State-of-the-art campus for City of Sunderland College to boost skills and regenerate city centre

Washington big sheds and Nissan

5,200 jobs predicted as Sunderland gets Nissan business park

The Government will today sign off on a City Deal which will see car giant Nissan get a new automotive business park and create thousands of jobs

Sope Peters

Inquest into the death of Durham University student Sope Peters opened

The body of 20-year-old Sope Peters was found in the River Wear in Durham City after a six-week search

Police and emergency services in Durham and on the banks of the River Wear near the cathedral

Body pulled from the River Wear as as search for Sope Peters continues

Police say the family of 20-year-old Sope Peters have been informed of the discovery, but no formal identification has yet taken place

The single carriageway on the A1 road near Felton in Northumberland

No decision on A1 dualling North of Newcastle until 2014

A range of measures to boost the automotive sector have been announced by the Treasury - but a decision on the A1 north of Newcastle will have to wait

Gary Bankhead, who has been searching the murky waters of the River Wear since 2007 and has found various religious relics

Diver finds treasures in River Wear at Durham

A Durham firefighter is studying for a masters degree at Durham University after finding various relics in the River Wear whilst diving

Tolu Peters

Mother of missing student Sope Peters makes desperate plea for information

Tolu Peters last spoke to the Durham University student just days before he went missing

Sope Peters

Search for missing student Sope Peters continues after body of Daniel Moir is found

Police confirm man found in River Wear in Sunderland is Daniel Moir as search for student Sope Peters continues in Durham


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