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WEDDING BELLS: Ant McPartlin, left, with groom Declan Donnelly before his wedding to Ali Astall, at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle

Declan Donnelly ties the knot in Newcastle - and Ant was best man

BITTEN: Blue is currently recovering from a suspected snake bite

Breaking Snakes on a plain: Two dogs reportedly bitten by adders in Darlington field

HIGH TIMES: A man prepares a cannabis oil joint at Teesside Cannabis Club's Canna Camp Fest in Redcar. Picture: TOM BANKS

'Weed out the dealers and destroy the black market' say cannabis campaigners at rally

BANNED: Young banned driver Mark Coxon jailed for 19 months over police pursuit while on way to court

Banned driver jailed over police pursuit while on way to court

INVESTIGATION: Durham Police are investigation the collision. Picture: DURHAM POLICE

Pedestrian seriously injured in Durham car crash

STAR: Cilla Black, who has died aged 72

Cilla Black, singer and star of Surprise Surprise and Blind Date, dies aged 72

Piglets saved from huge farm fire

Piglets saved from huge farm fire

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY: Bollihope Common, near Frosterley  Picture: Gary Lintern

From darkness to light - photographer captures stunning night-scapes of Weardale and Durham

JAMBOREE: The UK Scouts are creating new international friendships.

Scouts enjoy life, Japanese-style

ACCIDENT SCENE: Emergency crews at the scene.

Teenager suffers serious leg injuries in North Yorkshire road accident

ISLAND HOME: Assistant warden Ed Tooth.

National Trust marks 90 years on the Farnes - the North-East's wildlife jewel

FOOD: A barbecue stall at the Saltburn Food Festival. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Thousands enjoy a taste-bud tickling food festival in Saltburn

SIRF: The Instant Light Company on Stockton High Street. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

The history of the friction match sparks creativity for the Stockton International Riverside Festival

ON TRACK: Model railway enthusiasts look at the trains on display at Cleveland Model Railway club’s annual show at Redcar and Cleveland College. Picture: TOM BANKS

Model railways draw the crowds

READY: The Webb Ellis Trophy pictured in front of the Tyne Bridge during its tour of the region. Picture: HANNAH MCKAY/PA WIRE

Rugby world cup tours North-East


Redcar V Hartlepool. Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League. Usman Ashad bowling for Redcar. Picture: TOM BANKS (33877582)

Super Seaton turn the table upside down

Back in business: Stuart Hall pictured with the IBF bantamweight belt in December 21, 2013

Stuart Hall returns with a bang and eyes up McDonnell rematch

HOME FROM HOME: Sunderland fans took over the beer garden of Hannover's Waterloo pub

Sunderland fans enjoy a final away-day before the real action begins

BATTLING BACK: Connor Beasley is back in the North-East following his horrific fall at Wolverhampton

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Beasley focusing on the future after his world was turned upside down

Middlesbrough 1 Getafe 0: Downing helps Boro warm up in style on Riverside return, but where was Tomlin?

Middlesbrough 1 Getafe 0: Downing helps Boro warm up in style on Riverside return, but where was Tomlin?

UPBEAT: Dick Advocaat is hoping Sunderland will make another couple of transfer additions this month

Advocaat hopeful of further additions - with M'Vila in Sunderland's sights

GERMAN WIN: Sunderland won their final pre-season game in Hannover

Hannover 0 Sunderland 1: Lens strike hands Black Cats victory in Germany

STARTING SPOT: Younes Kaboul will start Sunderland's final pre-season friendly against Hannover

WATCH LIVE: Kaboul partners Coates for Sunderland's final pre-season friendly

Middlesbroughâs Stewart Downing vies for possession with Doncaster Rovers' Luke McCullough..Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport..Football - Pre-Season Friendly - Doncaster Rovers v Middlesbrough - Saturday 25th July 2015 - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.

Downing gears up for Riverside return by predicting Boro promotion

ON TRIAL: Wilson Kneeshaw. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Under-strength Darlington lose to Whitby

Plenty to ponder: Moore

Match report: Hartlepool United 0 Chesterfield 1

Newcastle United 0 Borussia Monchengladbach 1: Not the ideal preparation for Magpies as Hazard does the job

Newcastle United 0 Borussia Monchengladbach 1: Not the ideal preparation for Magpies as Hazard does the job

Downing named in Boro team along with young defender

Downing named in Boro team along with young defender

Injury doubt: Trevor Carson

Moore expecting a stern test

National Sport

Rafael Nadal, pictured, beat Fabio Fognini to win the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg.

Glory for Nadal in Hamburg

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal earned Arsene Wenger his first victory over Jose Mourinho

Gunners gain early upper hand

Australia captain Michael Clarke has been backed to rediscover his form with the bat

Di Venuto: Clarke will come good

Kiradech Aphibarnrat held the advantage in the final of the Paul Lawie Matchplay

Aphibarnrat victorious at Murcar

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