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Peter Barron

What we have written about Peter Barron

June 25, 2007

Region left reeling seeks hope from press

A region left reeling by news of more than 1,000 job losses – and maybe more to follow – is finding itself being backed to…

June 25, 2007

News staff in sporting tribute

The Northern Echo has paid its annual sporting tribute to a colleague whose death led to a campaign to improve coronary care in Britain. Photographer…

June 25, 2007

Blair's constituents against military action – Echo poll

Tony Blair has been urged to step back from war with Iraq – in an exclusive poll of his own constituents by his local paper,…

June 25, 2007

Frank bows out after a career in football

Frank Johnson has said farewell to The Northern Echo after 45 years service as Sunderland Football Club reporter. Colleagues paid tribute to what editor Peter…

June 25, 2007

Dad at Large nets editor £5,000 for charity

A children’s hospice has benefited by more than £5,000 thanks to the personal efforts of a regional newspaper editor. Peter Barron, of The Northern Echo,…

June 25, 2007

Frank bows out after a career in football

Frank Johnson has said farewell to The Northern Echo after 45 years service as Sunderland Football Club reporter. Colleagues paid tribute to what editor Peter…

June 25, 2007

Police called to incident outside journalist's home

Police were called after Darlington Football Club chairman George Reynolds was involved in an incident outside the home of a Northern Echo journalist. A neighbour…

June 25, 2007

Press blamed as monkey is elected mayor

No sooner had a monkey been declared the first elected mayor of Hartlepool, than the Hartlepool Mail was being blamed for the main political parties’…

June 25, 2007

Echo's football man banned from press box

A football writer has been accused of “mischievous reporting” and banned from the press box of his local club. The Northern Echo’s Darlington Football Club…

June 25, 2007

"Don't shoot the messenger"- editor

The Northern Echo’s Darlington Football Club reporter Craig Stoddart has been banned from the press box at Feethams and is now covering matches from the…

June 25, 2007

By the way Peter – you'll be making a speech for the PM…

Editor Peter Barron found himself having to make an impromptu speech in front of the Prime Minister at a Downing Street reception this week. Along…

June 25, 2007

Online Mandelson scoop for the Echo

The Northern Echo has landed an online scoop by getting former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson to launch an Internet initiative. New media editor Sarah…

June 25, 2007

Echo backs cancer care appeal

A major appeal to improve care for patients with incurable cancer is being backed by the Northern Echo. Even though local cancer rates are ten…

June 25, 2007

Editor asks "What's my line?"

Remember the old television programme What’s My Line? Editor Peter Barron was asked if he was a psychiatrist – and then a farmer – after…

June 25, 2007

Open justice wins through court anonymity bid

A court move to keep the identity of a defendant anonymous in a bid to protect his children – who had no connection with the…

June 25, 2007

Dad at large in Darlington

The launch of a book written by the editor of The Northern Echo has raised nearly £3,000 for a children’s hospice. Dad At Large 2…



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