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Durham Railway Station has been evacuated after a gas leak

Road closed and railway station evacuated after contractors cause major gas leak

CORNFLOUR: George Morrison, 6,  pictured with his mum Sam, has a very rare disease and needs regular doses of cornflour to survive. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Little boy needs cornflour to survive - but pharmacists won't dispense it

REBELLION: Liberal Democrat councillor Owen Temple, who had a motion to withdraw the teaching assistant proposals rejected

Council accused of "gross mismanagement" amid impasse over teaching assistant proposals

Film makersRosalie Parker and Ray Russell  with Norman Johnson (55526876)

Secret film of a hidden dale draws the crowds

DOCTORS PICKET: Junior doctors stage a protest outside the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne this morning, as part of a second 24-hour walkout across the country today campaigning against the prospect of changes to their working contracts. Picture:

Minimal disruption and "fantastic" public support for junior doctor's strike

CORNFLOUR: 6 year old George Morrison has a very rare disease and needs regular doses of cornflour to survive.picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Help us fund a cure for little George - fundraising efforts from family of the Darlington boy who needs cornflour to survive

FLASH BACK: Kieran Maxwell chats to Prince Harry at the 2015 WellChild Awards in London, watched by mother Nicola.

Inspirational Kieran acts as ambassador for prestigious national awards

Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle the Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham and The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, hold traditional Ash Wednesday blessing (55614289)

Bishops mark start of Lent with traditional ash blessing

Hawk jets taking off from RAF Leeming.

Security breaches at North Yorkshire air base

Dimi Konstantopoulos has apologised after swearing at a fan - who was later said to be a troll and deleted their account - on Twitter

Middlesbrough goalkeeper apologises for tweeting "go f*** yourself" after fan said he was "s****"

The bottom of Fox Street in Seaham was taped off by police  (55583009)

Death not being treated as suspicious

William Davenport leaves Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court after an earlier court appearance

Owner of historic Windlestone Hall to face trial on fraud and forgery charges

Man twice made teenager pregnant

Man in child sexploitation probe 'twice got teenager pregnant'

Some of the items seized

Six County Durham men arrested in child abuse probe

The scene of the incident, on Coalford Lane, Pittington, near Durham

Horse rider with 'potentially life-changing injuries' after fall - police appeal to trace two drivers

Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court this morning

Adam Johnson pleads guilty to two child sex charges


UNHAPPY: Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa accuses former Newcastle United boss of 'helping make his life hell'

Staying? Sunderland's Yann M'vila (centre) and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (right) battle for the ball at the Stadium of Light

Staying with Sunderland in the Premier League is Yann M'Vila's priority as he paves way for Rubin exit

Pools return: Hignett

Hignett appointed new Hartlepool United manager

HAPPY TIMES: Ronnie Moore with the travelling fans in fancy dress at the final game of last season at Carlisle

COMMENT: After the Great Escape, it wasn't supposed to be like this for Ronnie Moore and Hartlepool United

Departed: Moore

Moore exits Pools

Durham will take on Warwickshire at South Northumberland CC

Durham to stage first-team game away from Chester-le-Street

Middlesbrough's Jordan Rhodes (left) scores his side's late equaliser. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire

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Jordan Rhodes applauds the Middlesbrough fans after his stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw at MK Dons

Aitor Karanka hails Jordan Rhodes' heroics as Boro stumble to the top of the table

Nathan Thomas powers a shot. Picture: TOM BANKS

Hartlepool United 1 Stevenage 2: The Year of the Monkey? It's looking like a miserable one for Hartlepool United

ON THE ATTACK: Darlington's Lee Gaskell chases the ball. Picture: STUART BOULTON

WATCH THE GOALS: Gaskell goal steals the show in Darlington win over Matlock

In tandem: Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game after being played in by Jonjo Shelvey (right)

Jonjo Shelvey is finally the man to replace Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle claims midfielder

Hopeful: Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka thinks he knows why his team have gone three games without a win. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'Players wanted to leave and we lost focus' as Boro boss targets top spot

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team-mate Lamine Kone during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture: PA

Sam Allardyce can smell team spirit in Sunderland's push to stay up

Grant Leadbitter battles for possession with MK Dons midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey

Player Ratings: MK Dons 1 Middlesbrough 1


National Sport

Peterborough's Jon Taylor, left, opened the scoring against West Brom during their FA Cup fourth round replay

West Brom need penalties to sink Peterborough and earn FA Cup trip to Reading

Ed Woodward will be put on the spot by investors on Thursday

Manchester United shareholders set to have their say

Claudio Ranieri aims to ensure that Leicester's successful season is not a one-off

Claudio Ranieri building to repeat Leicester's 'strange year'

Beth Tweddle continues to make good progress following an accident

Beth Tweddle takes first steps after undergoing neck surgery

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