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JAILED: Lesley Austin

Richmond bank manager jailed for stealing £250,000 from customer accounts

Peter Wilson died while working on his lorry on the driveway of a house in Love Lane, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on Friday afternoon.

Man dies while working on lorry

A motorist was seen crawling out of this wreckage after a crash in Guisborough Road, Nunthorpe, overnight. PIC: Cleveland and Durham RPU.

Uninsured driver crawls out of wreckage and runs away

Peterlee Town Council, which is based at Shotton Hall, pictured, has been described as "shambolic" by one of its own councillors amid allegations of fraud, rows among councillors and demands for answers from electors. Pic: Dominic Wade.

North-East town council facing £300,000 bill to settle clerk's bullying claim

Have you seen this missing Santa?

Santa swiped by festive thieves

Chief executive of Thirteen, Alison Thain. Some union members at the housing group are to take part in industrial action. Picture: Dave Charnley Photography

Staff at housing group Thirteen will work to rule in pay dispute

Duncan Bannatyne: "I can't take much more of this."

I'm A Celebrity....Duncan Bannatyne survives elimination vote

Two taken to hospital

Two taken to hospital after three vehicle smash on Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough

UNDECIDED: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

How MPs across the North-East and North Yorkshire intend to vote on extending airstrikes to Syria

The eastern side of Wolsingham, close to where a garage and convenience store have been proposed

Plans for new filling station and convenience store for Wolsingham

Peter Wardle. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (47957389)

Accountant spared jail for "back off" role in £300m mortgage fraud

Respected pilot: Peter Barnes

Former air ambulance pilot lost 'situational awareness' before fatal crash

Durham Police are investigating the Bowburn garage robbery

Masked men rob Bowburn garage

JAILED: Kevin David Hope, given 42-month prison sentence over drug-fuelled incident which included attack on ex-partner, and two other members of her family.

Man jailed for angry attack on three members of "ex's" family

Police pulled over a taxi driver in Northallerton for speeding and found him also over the drink drive limit

Taxi driver allegedly twice over drink drive limit released on police bail


Ali Brownlee with Boro boss Aitor Karaka

Fans plan to light up Riverside to support BBC commentator Ali Brownlee after cancer diagnosis

Steve McClaren watched his Newcastle United side crash to a 5-1 defeat at Crystal Palace at the weekend

Steve McClaren still has the backing of his bosses despite Crystal Palace pounding

Summer recruit: Billy Paynter joined Hartlepool in the summer but there has not been any money paid out to agents at Victoria Park

Hartlepool spend nothing on agents, while Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Sunderland figures revealed

Honoured: Newcastle United's Daryl Janmaat has been named the North East Football Writers Association's player of the year

Region's top player reveals Newcastle frustration as Alan Shearer directs swipe at Mike Ashley

Back in business: Grant Leadbitter, centre, celebrates the Capital One Cup win  at Old Trafford with Stewart Downing and Ben Gibson

Are Boro's players over-confident ahead of Everton visit? Aitor Karanka senses they could be

Sunderland fans cheer their side on to a 2-0 win against Stoke City on Saturday

Photos: Fans cheer Sunderland to 2-0 win over Stoke City

during the Sky Bet League Two match between Hartlepool United vs Oxford United at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 28th November 2015. (Photo: Mark Fletcher | Shutter Press) (47824159)

New formation, same outcome for Pools at Victoria Park as Oxford sneak the points

Kal Naismith will miss the next two Pools games

Salford management duo sent off ahead of Pools FA Cup visit

Allardyce getting the best out of a previously bad bunch at Sunderland

Allardyce getting the best out of a previously bad bunch at Sunderland

HONEST ADMISSION: Barwell boss Jimmy Ginnelly. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Barwell boss admits he expected to lose to Darlington

NOVEMBER 28: Martin Craine of Huddersfield Town and Bruno Zuculini of Middlesbrough compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough at John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Daniel C

Not the prettiest game, but Middlesbrough take the spoils from Huddersfield

NOVEMBER 28: Adam Clayton of Middlesbrough celebrates at full time of the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough at John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com)

Clayton confident Middlesbrough's defensive performance will be good preparation for Everton

AWAY DAY WOE: Darlington’s Tom Portas tangles with Barwell’s Ant Carney. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Misery for Darlington, defeated by Barwell

Fabricio Coloccini holds his head in his hands as Newcastle slump to a 5-1 defeat at Crystal Palace

Why Newcastle's latest capitulation is evidence of a deep-rooted malaise

National Sport

Tyson Fury would rather fight his cousin than David Haye

Tyson Fury is prepared to fight his cousin rather than David Haye

Alexis Sanchez, right, is one of 10 Arsenal players currently out injured

Leading physiotherapist says Arsenal injuries could be down to tactical approach

Branislav Ivanovic believes Diego Costa, pictured, will react to his omission from the team in a positive way

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic says team must come first after Diego Costa row

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award

Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo on Ballon d'Or shortlist

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