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£35,000 in two weeks for poorly Hope

A businessman has dug deep into his wallet to find the £5,000 needed to clinch an appeal target to fund a vital operation. Sunderland youngster Hope Elliott needs an operation to transform her life. She has cystic lymphovenous malformation, which

'Ripper hoaxer' clues uncovered

New evidence that could link an unsolved murder to the infamous Ripper hoaxer could be investigated by the police after a Sunderland Echo investigation was showcased on TV. News editor Patrick Lavelle says police in the North East and West

Wear1 says 'shout up for Sunderland'

The Sunderland Echo is launching is launching Wear1 – a major campaign to celebrate the city of Sunderland. The campaign slogan is: Celebrate all that’s great about Sunderland – and help make it even better. Its aim is to promote

Echo in bid to win direct rail link to capital

The Sunderland Echo is putting its weight behind a bid to win a direct rail service to London. The paper believes getting a national rail service – which could also run through Seaham and Hartlepool – would boost the city’s

Echo calls on readers to help get a Statue for Stokoe

The Sunderland Echo and sister paper The Shields Gazette are calling on readers to help raise £73,000 to build a statue in honour of former Sunderland AFC manager and FA Cup hero Bob Stokoe. The North East newspapers have joined

Echo gives hope

A ‘Scanner of Hope’ has been presented to Sunderland Royal Hospital following a successful Echo appeal. Former Coronation Street star Denise Welch officially presented the state-of-the-art scanner, which readers of the Sunderland Echo raised £150,000 to buy. The Echo launched

Mega-victory in Micra fight

Tony Blair has paid tribute to two North East papers for their part in the fight to get Nissan to build the new Micra in Sunderland. The Prime Minister sent his personal congratulations to both the Sunderland Echo and the

Johnston profits up 51 per cent

Johnston Press made pre-tax profits of £66.7m in the first half of this year, and says it has made a “satisfactory” start to the second half. In its interim results for the six months to June 30, the regional newspaper

Still a celebration: Local Newspaper Week

More special features, events, competitions and reader offers have been highlighted by the Newspaper Society for Local Newspaper Week, which ran from May 5-11. Politicians, celebrities, community figures and businesses were interviewed – or wrote columns themselves – acknowledging the

Johnston presses ahead

Johnston Press is reporting that trading for the first five months of the year has been “encouraging” and ahead of the board’s expectations. Its latest trading update reveals like-for-like advertising revenues grew by two per cent in the first five

Profits should be "top of the range" – Johnston

Johnston Press is predicting annual profits at the top of the range of current market estimates in its latest trading update. Advertising revenue has continued to grow, circulation of its weekly papers is up, and costs have been reined in

Chronicle crowned Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time

The winners of the 24th Tom Cordner National Grid Transco North East Press Awards are: North East Newspaper of the Year Sponsor: North East Business and Innovation Centre Winner: Evening Chronicle, Newcastle Graeme Stanton Award – outstanding lifetime contribution to

North-East journalists line up for annual awards

More than 60 journalists at newspapers and magazines are in the line-up for prizes at the 24th Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. The judges’ shortlist of finalists includes outstanding work in news, sport and other specialist reporting, features,