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MISSING: 11-year-old Dylan Stokes and his mother, Kelly Ucarcan  picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Mum of disabled runaway refuses to send him back to school before 'formal investigation'

VICTIM: photo issued by Cleveland Police of Angela Wrightson, taken some years before her death aged 39

Teenagers took photos in back of police van hours after murder, court told

DEVASTATION: The aftermath of the lightning strike Pic: Keith Taylor

Roof of Ferryhill house destroyed as lightning strike sparks fire

Teesside Crown Court

Murder trial told girls aged 13 and 14 launched "sustained and brutal attack" on victim

MURDERED: Anne Bury was shot dead in a Turkish villa in 2013.

Turkish gunman jailed for life for murder of North Yorkshire holidaymaker

Biker dies after County Durham crash

Biker dies after County Durham crash

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be at this year's Great Yorkshire Show

Prince Charles to visit Great Yorkshire Show

SPREE: John Mason Shields given ten-month sentence after admitting three garage burglaries and five thefts from cars in overnight spate of offending

Pair jailed for overnight spree of vehicle crime and garage break-ins

PUBLIC ANGER: Councillor Andrew Williams, left, arrives at Ripon Town Hall, to a protest about his position on Ripon City Council

Ice cream fraudster council meeting descends into free-for-all shouting match

MISSING: 12-year-old Dylan Stokes from Darlington went missing from Beaumont Hill special school yesterday as he was getting on the bus and went on a jaunt around town, ending up at The Forum he is pictured with his mum Kelly Ucarcan  picture: SARAH CALDE

'Do more to help lost children', urges mother whose disabled son disappeared from school

Scooter rider seriously injured in collision

Scooter rider seriously injured in collision

No return home for Quakers until autumn at earliest

No return home for Quakers until autumn at earliest amid tension with rugby club

STORM FORCE: The lightning knocked out power supplies in the region

Power restored to majority of region after nearly 40,000 left without service due to storm

A site off junction 61 of the A1 at Bowburn, near Durham City has been earmarked for new offices, warehousing, a hotel, shops and up to 300 houses.

300 homes, a hotel and business park planned for Bowburn, County Durham

COAST: A sound sculpture by Martyn Ware, Heaven 17 and The Human League, has arrived at its first location on Nose’s Point, Seaham, County Durham.

Electro pop star launches beach hut audio project

Sport

Sunderland sign Sebastian Coates from Liverpool

Sunderland sign Sebastian Coates from Liverpool

CENTURION: Mark Stoneman batting for Durham. He reached 131 in the second innings. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Collingwood retains title hopes

Going to America: Ray Pipe has won a dream trip to the States

American dream for Darlington golfer, plus golf shorts

England striker White excited ahead of semi-final clash

England striker White excited ahead of semi-final clash

Steve McClaren

Newcastle sign up academy prospects on professional deals

George Friend announces: I'm happy here at Middlesbrough

George Friend announces: I'm happy here at Middlesbrough

BACK AT WORK: Dick Advocaat has signed a new one-year deal with Sunderland

Advocaat unveils his Sunderland backroom staff

Stoneman batting in the second innings. Picture: Stuart Boulton. (30555043)

Tykes on the brink of comprehensive victory

TWO MORE: Hartlepool United's Ronnie Moore

Moore happy with summer signings – but targets two more

TARGET: Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci celebrates after putting his side 1-0 up

Middlesbrough lead the chase for Scottish Premiership hotshot

Open chance: Rob Dinwiddie pictured right

Barnard Castle golfer seals dream Open spot

Coming back: Sunderland's Sebastian Coates. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

One in and one out for Sunderland as Advocaat keeps looking

WE MEET AGAIN: Action from Sunderland's game with Darlington last summer. The teams meet again at Heritage Park on Thursday, July 9.

Darlington cancel six friendlies

Day 2 of County Championship match between Durham and Yorkshire at Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street.  Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan celebrates a century. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (30447143)

Yorkshire duo make history at the Riverside

National Sport

Novak Djokovic, right, paid tribute to the retiring Jarkko Nieminen

Kyrgios back in hot water

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says his conscience is clear.

Blatter: My conscience is clear

Adil Rashid took eight wickets in five ODIs against New Zealand

Rashid revels in England call-up

Maria Sharapova defeated Richel Hogenkamp to reach the third round of Wimbledon

Williams has a plan

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