News The brothers, known for their catchphrase “To me, to you”, will sit it on lunchtime news conferences at Northern Echo

The brothers, known for their catchphrase “To me, to you”, will sit it on lunchtime news conferences at Northern Echo

Only way is up for Staunton's 'Darlo'

While Ireland were taking on the world champions, their former manager was embarking on keeping lowly Darlington in the league. Phil Shaw reports

Staunton suffers rude awakening at Darlington

If events had unfolded as he hoped, Steve Staunton would have spent the afternoon putting the finishing touches to his plans for a famous victory by the Republic of Ireland over Italy before 80,000 of his compatriots at Croke Park, with a place in next year's World Cup finals firmly within reach.

Staunton takes charge at Darlington

Darlington have appointed former Republic of Ireland coach Steve Staunton as their new manager.

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When the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse began its heroin "shooting gallery" pilot project four years ago, critics argued that it would result in an explosion of drug dealing and crime. In fact it has had precisely the opposite effect. As we report today, in the areas of London, Brighton and Darlington where heroin prescribing clinics have been set up, there has been a fall in both crime and drug dealing.

Obits in Brief: Edith 'Jackie' Ronne

Edith Ronne, who died on 14 June aged 89, became one of the first two American women to overwinter in Antarctica, in 1947 when she accompanied her husband, the explorer Finn Ronne.

Windass and Bridges are released in major Tigers clear-out

Hull City have let go of eight players, including Dean Windass and Michael Bridges, at the end of their contracts as they prepare to build a squad for a second season in the Premier League.

Hull release eight players

Hull hero Dean Windass is among a host of players to be released as manager Phil Brown starts to shape his squad for next season.

Darlington poised to appoint Todd as they exit administration

Darlington The club are expected to come out of administration this week and will appoint Colin Todd as their new manager.

Oldham appoint Penney as manager

Oldham today unveiled former Darlington manager Dave Penney as their new manager.

Dawn Griffiths: After the false dawns, at last a happy ending

Dawn Griffiths made the front page of the first edition of this newspaper in 1990 when her newborn daughter was kidnapped and the media went into a frenzy. The scars of the young mother's ordeal have taken years to heal. Katy Guest meets Dawn Griffiths

Album: Howard Goodall, Choral Works (UCJ)

Steeped in the English choral tradition, Howard Goodall revisits the sound world of Stanford and Wesley, while nodding at Stevie Wonder, in a benign setting of the Mass, Missa Aedis Christi and the Marlborough Canticles. Here too is religious music for television and a tribute to Anne Frank. Often lovely, this benign sacred music is warmly sung by the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, under Stephen Darlington. Organist David Good is joined by a nameless string quintet.

The Last Word: 'Five clubs will follow us into administration'

Dire forecasts from Darlington as even high-profile outfits like Southampton consider 10-point penalty

Crunch time for the have-nots

While top-flight teams remain relatively immune to the recession, up to 10 Football League clubs are in danger of following Darlington into administration. Nick Harris reports
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