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SEARCH: The Wynch Bridge, near Low Force, where the man is reported to have been seen

Search for man reported to be in difficulties at Low Force

VETERAN: 98-year-old WWII veteran Henry Cockerill at his Peterlee home. Henry served throughout WWII in the Royal Navy and is a veteran of Dunkirk. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (27189680)

Football saved my life, says Second World War naval veteran

THEY'RE OFF: The start of the Pearl Izumi Tour cycle race at Durham.            Picture: ANDY LAMB (27458291)

Thrills and spills as elite cycling returns to Durham

Head-on collision in Hurworth

Head-on collision in Hurworth

ACCUSED: Susan Roche pictured leaving Durham Crown Court, where she was giving evidence on second day of trial.

Attack accused claims she was only trying to calm terminally-ill father's "manic" partner

JAILED: Big Issue seller was jailed for 16 months for robbery at Teesside Crown Court today

Big Issue salesman robbed man of just £7.30 shouting 'if you go to police you'll be dead in a week'


Cameron has '27 nuts to crack' to successfully renegotiate EU membership

CAT TATT: Newcastle fan Shaun Connelly has had a Sunderland tattoo on his left buttock to raise money for three year told Charlie Thornton, a young boy with a rare genetic disorder. Picture: TOM BANKS

Newcastle fan has tattoo of arch-rivals Sunderland tattooed on his bottom for charity

SENTENCED: The scales of justice statue outside Teesside crown court where the pair were sent to prison today (May 27)

Paedophile couple behind bars after judge hears how they abused child

COURT: The scales of justice statue outside Teesside crown court where David Pigg appeared today

Drunken man escapes jail after attacking Good Samaritan at Darlington taxi rank

Police negotiate with man on bridge in Gateshead

UPDATED: Police talked man down from bridge in Gateshead

Premature baby Noah Clarey, from Durham, whose heart was the size of a thumbnail when he underwent cardiac surgery

First birthday joy for baby Noah

BLAZE: Firefighters extinguish blaze at Craghead, near Stanley. Picture: Stanley Police  (27452134)

Firefighters extinguish scrap fire in Craghead, near Stanley


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

MISSING OUT: Middlesbrough's season ended in the heartbreak of a play-off final defeat to Norwich at Wembley

Season Review: Middlesbrough make giant strides forward, but still fall agonisingly short

KEY GOAL: Ayoze Perez celebrates scoring in Newcastle's 1-1 draw with West Brom at the start of this month

Perez admits surprise at 'dream first season' in the Premier League

OUT: Mark Stoneman of Durham Jets is bowled for ten by Rob Taylor of Leicestershire Foxes at Grace Road in Leicester last night. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

Durham suffer heavy defeat

PERFECT: Whitburn's 17th green looks out to sea over the 15th fairway

Whitburn golf club launch bid to make course fit for 21st century

CHARITY DAY: Lee Westwood takes part in a charity golf day at Close House

Westwood talks up chances of British Masters heading to Close House

INTERNATIONAL CLASS: New Zealand's Grant Elliott will be in the Leicestershire side that faces Durham this evening in their T20 Blast match. Picture: DAVID ROWLAND/AP PHOTO

Top-of-the-table Durham turn to T20

Breaking: Advocaat turns down Sunderland

Breaking: Advocaat turns down Sunderland

COURT DATE: Former Darlington manager Dave Penney has been charged with assaulting a police officer

Former Darlington manager in court charged with assaulting police officer

TALKS: Newcastle Utd sporting director Lee Charnley is set to open talks with Steve McClaren this week.

Charnley set to open talks with McClaren

MIRACLE OF ISTANBUL: Steven Gerrard lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy in 2005 in Istanbul after Liverpool had fought back from 3-0 down to AC Milan to win on penalties

Istanbul was the making of Gerrard

Durham Day Four report: Durham top after six-wicket win

Durham Day Four Report: Durham top after six-wicket win

SIGNINGS: Ellis Short is ready to give the new head coach a handful of new players.

Short is poised to draw up his new summer blueprint

PLEDGE: Boro will come back stronger, insists defender Ben Gibson.

Boro will come back stronger, insists Gibson

National Sport

Brett Ferres, centre, is happy to stay in Super League

Ferres commits to Giants

Ireland prop Jack McGrath, pictured, could face a disciplinary hearing after kneeing Konstantin Mikautadze against the Barbarians

Barbarians too strong for Ireland

Heather Watson is out of the French Open

No excuses from Watson

Andy Murray, pictured, will face Nick Kyrgios in the third round

Murray: No problem with time calls

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