Family of missing man Daniel Moir told of body found in River Wear

Northumbria Police have informed the family of missing man Daniel Moir that a body has been found in the River Wear

Administrators called in to Closegate Hotel Development Ltd

Officials have stressed that a high profile Durham hotel is trading as normal despite administrators being called in

No boat hire due to Kielder Marathon

The Kielder Marathon takes place this weekend (Oct 5 and 6) and there will be no boat hire on either day and the fishery will be closed on Sunday

North East floods: One year on

There was a sense of deja vu in a Northumberland town one year ago yesterday, as floods forced residents forced residents from their homes

Game Angling: Streams providing great sport at Kielder

Anglers fishing near the feeder stream mouths at Kielder Water have recorded excellent catches

Work starts to return Roker Pier to former glory

The 110-year-old Roker Pier is to be restored to its former glory with a £1.35m restoration programme

Riverside in Washington becomes shrine to teenage pair

The riverside spot in Washington where Tonibeth Purvis and Chloe Fowler died has become a floral memorial to the teenagers

Washington teenager died a hero trying to save a friend

Tributes have been paid to two teenagers who lost their lives after being caught by undercurrents in the River Wear

North East councils to spend £60m on road and rail priorities

Council leaders in the North East have pooled their cash to show ministers they can work together, with 11 transport projects set for investment as a result

Shipbuilding on Tyne and Wear becomes Memory of World

The industrial might that forged much of the North East's identity and made the region famous is today officially ranked alongside the Domesday Book in historical importance

Body of man pulled from River Wear in Sunderland

Rescuers pulled the body of a man from the River Wear after being alerted by horrified members of the public

Coarse anglers spoilt for choice

WITH all venues now open to local anglers from Sunday, coarse rods have been making the most of their options to fish the region’s rivers.

Durham remains robust despite downturn

The city of Durham has seen great changes over the past few years and continues to move forwards

Missing mother Pamela Jackson discovered in shallow grave on moorland

The body of missing mother Pamela Jackson was found buried in a “shallow grave” on remote moorland more than 100 miles from her home, police have confirmed

Unbroken partnership keeps the runs flowing Water giant’s key role at the Riverside

PARTNERSHIPS have played an important part in Durham’s cricketing success – both on and off the pitch.

Cats in limbo until safety’s guaranteed

Niall Quinn can do nothing about the relegation fight that Sunderland find themselves in.

Kenwyne Jones can handle survival pressure

SUNDERLAND’S league position may be a concern, but Kenwyne Jones will leave the worrying to others.

Son speaks of tragedy

THE son of a pensioner who drowned when her car fell into the River Wear spoke last night of his loss.

Woman dies as car falls in river

AN elderly woman was killed yesterday when her car plunged into the River Wear.

Luxurious boutique hotel opens its doors to guests

A LUXURY boutique hotel opened its doors to residents with the aim of bringing a new type of hospitality experience to the historic city.

The city slickers team

A TEAM of experts has been hired to try to prevent a historic city from turning into a “clone town”.

The good old days are worth a toast

WE’VE been meaning to pass something on for some time. Those three little words that express a fierce and intense combination.

Living on the waterfront will offer tranquillity and calm

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Developers asked to look at Bridges expansion

FURTHER growth at The Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland may see the centre extended on to the Crowtree Leisure Centre site.

Scots offer hope on high-speed rail link

SCOTTISH transport chiefs could hold the key to bringing an ultra-high-speed Maglev rail system to the North-East.

Kayakers help stuck ducks get paddling

THE sight of 20,000 plastic ducks being tipped into the River Wear is fast becoming as seasonal as turkey and tinsel in Durham.

Echo 24 is hot – and you can say that again

AN innovative design for the city of Sunderland, Echo 24, is now celebrating its 100th completion – amounting to just under £20m worth of properties sold and indicating the overwhelming success of the project so far.

A sparkling new era for confidence city

REGENERATION projects totalling more than £2bn are under way across Sunderland reshaping the city’s landscape and transforming the fabric of the city beyond recognition.

The delights of Weardale

LOOKING for an idyllic spot to enjoy a variety of attractions?

Sale of old brewery site may be forced

REGENERATION bosses in Sunderland are preparing a bid for the former Vaux brewery site - but have warned owners Tesco they will force through a sale if needed.

‘Idiots’ blamed for ford closure

“IDIOTS” who drive across a popular ford when the river is in full spate have been blamed for its winter closure.

‘Beasties’ rule the roost as Jubilee fish go deep

THERE is still good sport to be had at Sharpley Springs as the fish continue to gorge themselves in preparation for the winter.

Anglers get their reward

COARSE angling has still been rewarding locally despite the autumnal turn in the weather.

Ashington angler retains top prize

FOR the second year in a row Ashington's Tony Hart has lifted top prize at the Lord Devonport Disabled Anglers Challenge at Sweethope Loughs.

Boy, 14, rescued in drama on river

EMERGENCY services yesterday warned youngsters to be careful near water over what is left of the summer, after a teenage prank resulted in a dramatic rescue for one boy.

The skyline’s the limit

ECHO 24 is taking Sunderland by storm with its exclusive new duplex show apartment at the top of the 11-storey building, on the banks of the River Wear.

Nightshift works for local rod Bill

FISH have been moving up the River Tyne this week with a good run witnessed on early Monday morning on the main river.

Delight as Smith scoops the top prizes

RICHARD SMITH hit top form when he scooped the first two places in the Friars Goose Boat Club Cedric Bilverstone Open boat competition last Sunday.

Journey right across the world, from here

A TRAIN journey to the other side of the world begins at a Victorian station above the River Wear.

Landmark arises for 21st Century

AFTER two years of construction, Sunderland’s Echo 24 development is finished – making a significant contribution to the skyline and attracting property buyers from near and far with its innovative design.


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