Peter Barron is the former editor of The Northern Echo. Peter joined the paper as a reporter in 1984. He spent a year as editor of the Hartlepool Mail before rejoining The Northern Echo as editor in 1999. He is also a former UK columnist of the Year.

Latest articles from Peter Barron

A world of opportunity on your doorstep

With a wide range of job opportunities on offer at the Cummins plant in Darlington, PETER BARRON talks to four employees to find out why the company has a reputation as a great place to work

Fool's gold

IF gold medals were handed out for being an auntie, our daughter would undoubtedly be a multiple champion.

Standing up for mental health

Matt Hoss is busy making a success of combining two professions: one as a passionate mental health worker for Darlington Mind, and the other as a professional stand-up comedian. PETER BARRON reports