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Emily Thornberry shown issues deprived communities face during visit to Coundon Northern Echo
Former child slave Stephen to face asylum decision on 20th birthday Northern Echo
Flag-waving welcome for Prince Charles as he visits Durham and Barnard Castle Northern Echo
MP slams proposal to move ceremony rooms out of Bishop Auckland as "wholly objectionable" Northern Echo
MP hits out after electric car conks out Teesdale Mercury
Shop and takeaway plan for arson-hit hotel site in Bishop Auckland Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman says NHS buildings rent is too high Northern Echo
Cheers and applause for Votes for Women centenary marchers in Bishop Auckland Northern Echo
Shildon asylum seeker's case raised with MPs Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland Votes for Women centenary march organisers awarded grant as preparations gather pace Northern Echo
Petition calling on Home Secretary to grant trafficked teen 'Stephen' asylum reaches 106,000 signatures Northern Echo
MP Helen Goodman takes Toft Hill bypass petition to Parliament Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman whose electric car 'conked out' accuses Nissan and dealer of 'systematic mis-selling' Northern Echo
Nissan Leaf owning MP tells Commons how her electric car 'conked out' Chronicle
Fresh call to ban 'gay conversion therapy' BBC News
Anger over Carillion's huge payments to shareholders and directors as staff pensions under threat Chronicle
Calls for county archives to be moved from Durham city Northern Echo
Hard-hitting play set to highlight risks of underage drinking to Willington and Spennymoor school pupils Northern Echo
Petition launched to save asylum seeker Stephen, of Shildon Northern Echo
Nurses and GPs in County Durham to respond to elderly patients' 999 calls ahead of ambulance crews as NHS winter crisis engulf Northern Echo
'Grotesque' - MP slams decision to kick out teenage Shildon asylum seeker forced to work as slave on cannabis farm Northern Echo
MPs argue over engine’s home Northern Echo
Why every new road could have an electric car charging point in the future Chronicle
Housing developers ‘should put electric vehicle charging points on all roads’ East Lothian Courier
Deaf teen meets Bishop Auckland MP to highlight issues around support for deaf children Northern Echo
Mental health funding in Newcastle and Gateshead to be cut despite promises to improve services Chronicle
Helen praises Eleven Arches which has hosted Kynren - An Epic Tale of England, in the Northern Echo Here
Helen praises the "inestimable" Teesdale Mercury in Parliament here.
North East Hardest Working MPs revealed Chronicle
Government rejects plea to delay Universal Credit roll out over Christmas Chronicle
North East railway museum in line for major management shake up following confusion and operational difficulties. Darlington & Stockton Times
Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman presses Government on plans as Theresa May casts doubt on post-Brexit trade relationship Northern Echo
Award-winning Teesdale hill-farming documentary to be shown in Parliament Darlington and Stockton Times
Labour's Yvette Cooper gives her support to party in the region Northern Echo
MPs to view award-winning Teesdale hill-farming documentary as EU exit gets underway Northern Echo
Internet giants Facebook and Google could be told to subsidise local news media Chronicle
Helen compares former Chancellor to Cardinal Wolsey Chronicle
March to save scores of jobs at Bishop Auckland offices Northern Echo
Working people are getting poorer, Chancellor Philip Hammond is warned Chronicle
Public urged to join march next weekend to keep civil servant jobs in Bishop Auckland Northern Echo
Community comes together at unveiling of Witton Park memorial to Roland Bradford First World War Victoria Cross hero Northern Echo
MP fears for families if civil servant jobs are taken from Bishop Auckland Darlington & Stockton Times
Budget 2017: Broken manifesto promises Chronicle
Helen opens new pitch at Bishop Auckland FC Northern Echo
MP join Labour party members in Alston to support their community hospital News and Star
Exporting is in our blood Northern Echo
Patients warn NHS chiefs they’ll have blood on hands as Darlington Council agrees to fight NHS reform plans Northern Echo
Campaign to save 83 Child Support Agency jobs in Bishop Auckland highlighted in Commons Northern Echo
Santander and Helen Goodman MP neconnected.co.uk
Bishop Auckland: Civil service closure will be ‘devastating’ for its 80 staff Northern Echo
Helen welcomes £94 million expansion of Glaxo's Barnard Castle plant Northern Echo
Helen backs Donald Trump petition Chronicle
Row as Anti Brexit campaigners launch campaign to support three North East MPs Chronicle
More than 80 civil servants face uncertain future as iconic building set to close Northern Echo
Cheap lamb imports after Brexit could put hill farmers out of business warns Helen Goodman MP Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland MP backs charity and supermarket's alcohol awareness campaign Northern Echo
Helen parties with Cub Scouts on 100th anniversary Northern Echo
Helen's call for help over hearing loss concerns Northern Echo
Morrisons under fire from MP over living wage Bradford Telegraph & Angus
Bishop Auckland MP accuses Morrisons of "cheating living wage" as relative of founder pays more than £3m for stately home
Some carry the name with pride others cant wait to change it Northern Echo
Report shows services need improvement Northern Echo
Government facing growing pressure to protect Nissan from effects of Brexit Chronicle
MPs invited to tour solar farm at School Aycliffe Northern Echo
MP's fears as protestors take to the streets ober savage NHS cuts Northern Echo
Woolly pop up shop has warm winter in mind Northern Echo
Durham Cricket Club Northern Echo
We have no plans...." Northern Echo
MPs want to take ex-BHS boss Sir Philip Green's knighthood away Chronicle
North East MPs tell M&S boss to take pay cut instead of staff Chronicle
MP's fears after being cornered by cattle on Teesdale Way Teesdale Mercury
We cant promise the North East "will get its EU finding" Chronicle
I want a parliamentary vote on Brexit terms Chronicle
MPs vote to renew Trident nuclear weapons system Northern Echo
MP at odds with Teesdale Labour Party over Corbyn Teesdale Mercury
Helen to attend Durham Miner's Gala Northern Echo
African king drops in on upper Teesdale to share his passion for farming – Teesdale Mercury
After Kynren what comes next? Northern Echo
Pro-European MP faces UKIP Councillor at college brexit debate NE Connected
25 out of 26 North East Labour MPs sign letter calling for UK to remain in the EU Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland MP joins world elite at controversial Bilderberg summit Northern Echo
Brexit would mean hitachi won't invest in the North East warns Cameron - in response to Helen's PMQ Chronicle
Villagers turn out to celebrate Cotherstone play park anniversary Teesdale Mercury
Helen Goodman put forward an Early Day Motion backed by signatures from 22 MPs asking for sanitary products to be available on prescription or via a voucher scheme. Northern Echo
Helen and North East Labour MPs vote to let Chronicle
MP's warning over future of journalism Northern Echo
Durham MPs call on councillors to reject 'unsound' North East devolution deal Chronicle
MPs call on Labour Durham County Councillors to reject or delay North East devolution Northern Echo
Villager confronts Evenwood parish Councillors over 200% council tax rise Teesdale Mercury
Businesses urged to make most of Auckland Castle opportunities Northern Echo
Scouts tackle 10 Downing Street over village parking problems Teesdale Mercury
Masts signal improved reception in Upper Teesdale Teesdale Mercury
Determined Staindrop Cubs set to deliver petition to Downing Street Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland Labour Party launches local campaign to keep Britain in the EU Northern Echo
Middleton in Teesdale becomes first rural community to receive new broadband technology Northern Echo
Evenwood pensioner complains after council tax goes up by 203 per cent Northern Echo
George Osborne accused of £1.7 billion black hole in local government funding as Budget unravels Chronicle
North East MP clashes with Boris Johnson over EU Chronicle
North East devolution deal in doubt as ten MPs call for it to be scrapped Chronicle
George Osborne's hidden council tax bombshell to cost North East households up to £205 a year Chronicle
North East politicians divided over devolution offer after MPs call for councils to reject deal Chronicle
Government accused of cutting support for people who need help to go to the toilet amid changes to disability payments Northern Echo
NHS facing financial meltdown with no plan to close £2bn black hole Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland MP claims BT broadband failings damage the rural economy Chronicle
Can Christians justify war? Northern Echo
Plan to reopen Richardson Hospital ward after public backlash Teesdale Mercury
North East MPs condemn terrifying cuts to benefits for disabled people Chronicle
MP says it is shocking small businesses have struggled because of poor internet service from BT Northern Echo
County Council's decision to review future of Forest-in-Teesdale School is fair says MP Teesdale Mercury
Fears rural pharmacies may close because of funding cuts Northern Echo
Unfair council funding in North-East makes 'Northern Powerhouse' "a joke", Government told Northern Echo
North East MPs urge government to consider region's deprivation in 'unfair' funding formula Chronicle
County Durham MP claims BT broadband failings damage the rural economy Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland MP fights for town's NHS services Star Radio 10 March 2016
Tory MPs reject Bishop of Durham's please to continue measuring child poverty. (North East MPs vote to retain measures). Chronicle
Residents demand answers on Teesdale community hospital Northern Echo
Campaigners trying to repair crumbling Barnard Castle landmark given hope for end of talks deadlock Northern Echo
Can Christians justify war: North East MPs debate trident Northern Echo
Helen takes up case - Diabetes sufferer's anger over closure of scheme Northern Echo
Meeting to be held in Crook to discuss Urgent Care Service Northern Echo
EU: Find out how your MP will vote Chronicle
Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman calls meeting on Richardson Hospital Northern Echo
North East MP demands Government reveals meetings with Google as tax row continues Chronicle
Helen to meet 1st Staindrop Cubs in support of their campaign to stop pavement parking Northern Echo
Helen supports campaign to save Barnard Castle's crumbling castle walls Northern Echo
Stop running down Richardson Hospital say Barnard Castle town councillors Teesdale Mercury
MP to receive Staindrop Cubs' petition against pavement parking Northern Echo
Further Education review could destabilise NE Colleges Northern Echo
MPs demands reassurances over NE Further Education Colleges Journal
Helen supports 'A Day in the Life" work experience opportunities for Whitworth Park students Northern Echo
MP visits housing scheme on York Hill Estate, Tudhoe Northern Echo
Helen supports report into BT's "dire" connection speeds despite BT receiving £1.7 billion in taxpayers' money to improve services Northern Echo
Helen raises concern over the future of Bishop Auckland Hospital Urgent Care Centre Northern Echo
Helen raises concerns about service delivery at NEAS Northern Echo
Fears raised about future of Barnard Castle hospital Northern Echo
Helen launches broadband scheme in Romaldkirk Northern Echo
Helen explains absence at Syrian vote due to surgery Northern Echo
Helen submits hospital petitions after campaign Northern Echo
Helen supports local community fighting to save Aclet Northern Echo
Bishop Auckland war memorial to be included on future Remembrance Sundays Northern Echo
MP fighting to gain relief road fund for bypass in Barnard Castle Teesdale Mercury
Helen Goodman promotes British Women in row over sexist new UK passport design Chronicle
Fury from County Durham MPs over government funding formula Chronicle
Shambolic police funding formula suspended following calls from County Durham MPs. Northern Echo
MP joins children's protest outside the Houses of Parliament Northern Echo
Helen calls on government to stop unfair sanctioning Chronicle
Helen speaks in Tax Credit Debate Chronicle
MP opens Bishop Auckland Credit Union Northern Echo
MP opens new Community Bank to take on local loan sharks Bishop Press
Parliament recognises S & D Railway Anniversary Newton News
Morrisons confirm store closure. Shildon Town Crier
Helen calls on Morrisons to reconsider decision to close Shildon Store. Northern Echo
Hundreds sign Helen's Bishop Auckland hospital petition. Darlington & Stockton Times/ Northern Echo
Helen warns North East workers are set to lose hundreds of pounds from household incomes thanks to Government changes to tax credits. Chronicle
Helen calls on government to invest in North East roads to create the necessary infrastructure here, instead of being pumped into Osborne’s North West-centric policy. Chronicle
North East MPs lend support to new Labour leader. Chronicle
Helen leads campaign to save hospital services. Echo
Helen supports local campaign to save allotment project. Echo
North East MPs vow to welcome refugees. Chronicle
Helen slams Prime Minister for forgetting the North East again here.
Helen sings her heart out for Alzheimer's Society here.
Helen Goodman MP responds to government reviews amid fears of closures and mergers. Northern Echo
Labour rebels say tax credit cuts will take £300m from the North East Economy. Chronicle
Controversial Tory Welfare reforms clear first hurdle despite rebel Labour MPs efforts here.
North East voters want to keep fox hunting ban, say several North East MPs here.
Bishop Auckland MP defies interim Labour leader over Welfare Reform Bill here.
Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman leads Labour backbench rebellion over two-child welfare plans here.
North East Labour MPs reject plan to back limiting tax credits to two children here.
Budget unfair on Catholics declares Bishop Auckland MP here.
More Teesdale residents set to feel benefits of superfast broadband here.
Helen visits More Time Social Enterprise scheme here.
Helen visits homes as part of National Care Home Day here.
Barnard Castle mother calls for action here.
Anger over grave management in Coundon Cemetery Tyne Tees
Helen supports local call for compensation for cemetery upset here.
Helen holding constituency surgery in Shildon here.
Helen attends the grand opening of the G5 Steam Engine in Shildon here.
MP helps to end web misery at new estate (Teesdale Mercury) here.
Helen releases statement ahead of Hate March in Bishop Auckland here.
MP welcomes the news that Eleven Arches project gets the green light here.
On hearing the news that the Eleven Arches project has been approved Helen said:
“I welcome the decision by Durham County Council to grant planning permission for this exciting scheme. This project has the potential to offer a real economic boost to the town and attract new visitors to the area from across the region, the country and even internationally. This will be a unique attraction which will generate much needed employment and income for Bishop Auckland."
Helen joins other North East MPs in calling a meeting with Greg Clark MP over County Durham Plan here.
Helen attending the 2nd Anniversary of Foundations here - Livin's innovative project in Shildon. Helen was delighted to support this collaborative project managed by SAFC Foundation of Light and supported by local organisations such as Bishop Auckland College and Durham County Council.
Helen is standing for the role of Chair of Public Accounts Committee here and here. This prestigious role would allow Helen to hold the Government to account over public spending and tackle tax-dodging.
Helen supports local constituent with immigration case here.
Helen and the North East MPs express preferences for a new Leader here.
Helen is re-elected as Member of Parliament here.
Jan - April 2015
Helen supports the expansion of Costa into the town centre here.
Helen slams the proposal to spend £20m on a new A&E in Durham as "a waste of taxpayers' money" here. You can read Helen's letter to the Chair of Scrutiny & Overview asking for this decision to be called in here.
One of Helen's favourite elements of an election is the opportunity to engage young people in the political process and you can see the review of Helen's visit to Sunnydale School and Teesdale School.
Helen was delighted to accept an invitation to promote Tourism Week and the launch of the explore Teesdale website here.
Helen raises fears of impact of overcrowding alongside reduced staff numbers in local prisons here.
Helen slams the Government's failure to roll out broadband in Teesdale here.
Helen visits local Community Work Placements scheme which has already helped 65 people in Bishop Auckland secure either a work placement or a job here.
Helen highlights here the predictable consequence of taking money from the North East to invest in the South as house prices fall in the North East.
Helen slams decision making at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership here.
Migrants should be able to speak English when working on building sites claims Helen here.
Helen opens new housing development in Cotherstone here.
Helen backs new extension to Witton Park Methodist Chapel here.
Helen visits Shildon Live Food Bank here.
Bishop Auckland MP accuses government of being naive over registering to vote process here.
Unemployment falls but North East families' incomes have continued to fall here.
In Helen's role as Shadow Minister for Arts & Culture Helen pressed the Government on the unfair distribution of arts spending in the region here.
Selection of previous articles
Barnard Castle School pupils interview Teesdale MP here.
Helen raises online woes of local hill farmers in Teesdale here.
Helen raises concerns over the dangers of NekNominations here.
Helen's contribution to the Boundary Commission Parliamentary Review here.
Helen's visit to the new Shildon Alive project in SHildon here.
Helen visits local podiatry centre in Bishop Auckland here.
Helen leading the fight to keep the Zurbarans in Bishop Auckland here.
Helen writes for the Echo on the "overwhelming" need for Press reform here.
Hadrian's Wall not protected enough according to MP here.
Helen calls for Facebook Crackdown here.
Helen lives on £18 week to show impact of proposed bedroom tax on her constituents.
Helen organises Jobs & Apprenticeships fair in Bishop Auckland here.
Helen organises Community Climate Change Fair in Barnard Castle here.
Helen organises 'Hands Off our Hamsterley" protest rally here.
Helen champions Teesdale's wildlife here.
Helen calls for more transparency in decision making in Teesdale here.
Helen nominates local businesses in Teesdale for prestigious Countryside Alliance Awards here.
View some of Helen's campaigning against the A&E Closure below.
Helen condemns closure of A&E in Bishop Auckland here.
View some of Helen's campaign to save the Zurbarans below.