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ACTION: Union members at Tata Steel have voted for strike action over proposed changes to pensions. Pictured is a workers at its Hartlepool Pipe Mill

Hundreds of steelworkers set for pensions strike

JAILED: Alan Cooper, who knifed his 14-year-old nephew, Jordan, nine times

Second mental health trust admits failings

SEARCH: Search teams at the scene

UPDATED 6.30PM: Body of teacher recovered from river at Low Force

BUSINESS: Part of the Just Say N2O flyer delivered to homes in Durham City

Businessman defends selling 'legal high' for delivery to your door

RELIEF: Defendant Susan Roche has spoken of relief after two-year burden of assault allegation is lifted following jury's unanimous 'not guilty' verdict.

Accused speaks of relief after being cleared of attack on terminally-ill father's partner

JAILED: Scott Weedall

"26 cider cans" man who battered woman unconscious is jailed

JAILED: Katrina Livingstone jailed for arson (27538861)

Mother and daughter who set fire to their home jailed for arson

SITE: Tata Steel's Beam Mill, at Lackenby, near Redcar

UPDATED: North-East steelworkers vote to strike over pensions

SUPPORT: Supporters have created the 'We support the Eleven Arches page' on Facebook Picture: DAVID WOOD

Facebook page set up to support Eleven Arches bid in Bishop Auckland

SUCCESS: Student social worker Helene Brown

Student social worker awarded prestigious ambassador role from national body

JAILED: Kevin Lee, jailed for latest offences of dishonesty, while also recalled to serve remainder of previous five-year sentence

Regular offender back behind bars after being caught with burglary haul

Durham County Council (27544074)

Child seat clinics held as part of Child Safety Week

POLYNESIAN: An exhibition of cloth and costumes at the Captain Cook Museum

Polynesian costume exhibition at Captain Cook Memorial Museum


HAPPY MOMENT: Sunderland's players celebrate a rare bright spot in a largely difficult campaign

Season Review: Another case of history repeating as Sunderland scramble to safety once again

SHOW OF SUPPORT: Aitor Karana has backed Tomas Mejias, pictured playing against Arsenal, despite his lack of involvement in the final two months of the season

Mejias to remain at Middlesbrough as Karanka promises to support new playing deal for Woodgate

GOALKEEPER: Sunderland's keeper Costel Pantilimon was a key factor in Sunderland's survival bid

Scott Wilson's North-East Team of the Season

Interest: Steve McClaren is being considered on Tyne & Wear

Are Sunderland fighting Magpies for same new head coach?

AWARD WINNER: Duncan Watmore

Sunderland youngster claims Under-21s award


North-East rowers impress on opening day of European Championships

GOLDEN BOY: Darlington's Troy Williamson celebrates his Tri-Nations title

North-East boxers star at Tri-Nations

NEW ARRIVALS: Darlington manager Martin Gray has appointed three new scouts. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Three new arrivals at Darlington

RECOVERING: Aaron Finch's recovery from a torn left hamstring is approximately a month ahead of schedule

Yorkshire pencil in a return for Finch

WEMBLEY BLOW: Grant Leadbitter

Boro skipper desperate to keep team spirit intact after Wembley failure

Newcastle United chairman and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley celebrates with Magpies managing director Lee Charnley during last Sunday's victory over West Ham. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Season Review: Has Mike Ashley learned lessons after protests, problems and survival for Magpies?

Durham County Cricket Club’s Riverside ground, at Chester-le-Street

Record crowd hoped for at Durham

IN DEMAND: Paul Clement (left), pictured with Carlo Ancelotti during the pair's time together at Chelsea

Sunderland hoping to hijack Clement's move to Derby after Advocaat rejects job offer

VIDEO GAME: What do you think of Fifa's likeness of Durham-born Steph Houghton?

North-East international footballer Steph Houghton to feature in Fifa 16

National Sport

Jacques Burger turns into the 'crazy man' when he plays

Burger: I'm a crazy man on pitch

Roger Federer, pictured, beat Damir Dzumhur to reach the men's singles last 16 of the French Open

Federer ponders another five years

 James Anderson, second from left, enjoyed a successful day at Headingley

Anderson proud to reach 400 wickets

Rory McIlroy struggled in his home country

Harrington falters as McIlroy exits

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