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ACCIDENT SCENE: The tractor involved in the incident. Picture taken by a Northern Echo reader.

Police called to tractor incident off Yarm High Street

THREATS: John Bridgewater dragged his partner towards cliffs in Easington Colliery, threatening to throw her from them.

Man who threatened to throw partner from cliff top, jailed for almost three years.

ARREARS: Redcar MP Anna Turley refuses to investigate allegations of cover-up

Councillor council tax arrears: MP refuses to investigate allegations of cover-up in Redcar

LUCKY: Lewis Rider has scooped £1m on a scratchcard

Lucky bar steward scoops £1m on a scratchcard

INVESTIGATION: Mowden Hall in Darlington, where the investigation was centred. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington woman arrested after claims that £365,000 was plundered from teachers' pension pot

JAILED: Stuart Brown, given 30-month sentence for late night assault on caller at his family home in Fishburn.

Man jailed for attack on late night caller at his home

TRIBUTE: The gloves to be worn by David Stockdale

Former Darlington goalkeeper's gloves tribute to Shoreham air show tragedy victims

CUSTODY: Defendant Jonathan Liddle remanded in custody after his 'guilty' pleas to motoring offences at Durham Crown Court

'Stop or go to prison' - judge's warning to drivers who ignore police sirens

ROUTE: The 90-mile route has been named the "Winking Sheep" because it is said to resembled a "cheeky ewe"

Hundreds of riders expected to descend on Weardale for replacement Etape Pennines event

ON TRIAL: Vaughan Dodds

'We are not dishonest,' former Blair bodyguard tells fraud trial

THE FIRST: Mike Amos' debut report in the Northern Despatch of September 1, 1965

50 not out - Mike Amos clocks up half century at the Echo

ANGRY: Peter Metcalfe.

Anger as rural fuel discount is refused

EMPTY: All that remains of the war memorial at Tursdale, County Durham,

Creator of Seaham's Tommy set to replace lost County Durham war memorial

MANE ATTRACTION: Visitors make their way through Lambton Lion Park in the 1970s

Housing bid for historic estate to save heritage

SENTENCE: Teesside Crown Court (36948051)

Woman guilty of sex crimes against schoolgirls


LONG-TERM PROJECT: Steve McClaren claims Newcastle already have a plan in place for the next two transfer windows

McClaren: 'This summer's transfer business is only a start'

THORN IN BORO'S SIDE: Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhui

Karanka: 'We can cope with Sheffield Wednesday's attacking weapon'

CRICKET: Durhams Weighell batting and Harris bowling for Middlesex picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (36384253)

Great Ayton out to make it a great cup double

CALM: Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie. Picture: ALEX WHITEHEAD/SWPIX.COM

Yorkshire looking calm and in control, believes Gillespie

AWAY DAY WOE: Tom Portas on the ball during Darlington's defeat at Workington on Tuesday. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Darlington head to Wales looking for first away win

Hartlepool United V Morecambe. Sky Bey League 2. 
Billy Paynter celebrates scoring in the first half.
Picture: TOM BANKS

Paynter desperate to face his old club

IN FORM: Jermain Defoe has scored five goals in four games this season

Defoe delighted to have his sharpness back


McClaren praises Thauvin's 'match-winning talents'

BACK AT BORO: Fernando Amorebieta, pictured after scoring in last season's play-off win at Brentford

Middlesbrough re-sign Fulham defender on loan

NO SALES: Steve McClaren

McClaren does not expect any Newcastle departures before the window closes

INJURED: Adam Matthews

Sunderland defender ruled out for six weeks

DONE DEAL: Ola Toivonen has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan from Rennes (Picture: Sunderland FC)

Sunderland confirm Toivonen signing

Goalkeeper David Cornell of Oldham Athletic foils Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough from a goal scoring opportunityduring the capital one first round  Football match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough  at boundry park Oldham     on the  12th Aug  2015

Karanka adamant that Adomah will remain at Middlesbrough despite transfer request

Dated: 10/07/2015 ..  
Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren in an upbeat mood pitch-side as he shares a word with Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby, ahead of their sides' pre-season clash at the Gateshead International Stadium this evening ..  #North

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Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson did not enjoy her time in Beijing

Katarina Johnson-Thompson left to rue the "worst week" of her life

Australia regained the Ashes with victory at Hove

Australia win Women's Ashes with victory against England at Hove

Michel Platini will leave UEFA in 2019 if he fails to win the FIFA presidency

Platini to leave UEFA in 2019 if he fails to land FIFA presidency

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham face a long trip to Azerbaijan in the Europa League

Tough Europa League draw for Tottenham

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