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The North East Infidels held a rally following the march

Breaking Far-right group marches in Stockton

SAVED: Two town councils have struck a deal with Durham County Council to retain more than 100 street lights along parts of the A167. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Deal struck to save A167 street lights

LEGACY: The Tour de France Grand Depart statistics

Figures show the legacy of the Grand Depart in Yorkshire has inspired 5,000 more people a week to get on a bike

Photo of Darren Rathband, twin brother of Pc David Rathband. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Family of blinded policeman still waiting for justice five years after Raoul Moat went on rampage

L-R: Reece Anderson 15, Robyn Brown (National Trust), Jack Stockert, Jon Gann, Mayor and Mayoress Barry and Carol Curran, students from George Washington Primary, John F Kennedy Primary and Broadway Junior School. Picture: North News & Pictures

July 4th celebrations marks North-East's US link

FIGHT: Chair of Middleton St George parish council, Doris Jones

Parish council vows to fight village development plans all the way

Lightening strike pictured in London overnight. Picture: Scott D'Arcy/PA Wire

Region hit by further lightning storms overnight

VOLUNTEER: Jade Hall, of Hurworth, who spent time in Burkina Faso Picture: STUART BOULTON

Jade helps to make a difference during West Africa trip

Police marks men and negotiations confront Raoul Moat, after cornering the gunman on the outskirts of the village of Rothbury in Northumberland

How the Moat manhunt unfolded

RETIREES: From left, teacher Lesley Mister, Mary Smith, Tony Farrer, Karen Johnson, Sue Sleightholme and John Gilmore

College waves goodbye to six of the best

Gisborough Priory is set to host Summer Sounds 2015 - a repeat of last year's popular 'tribute acts' music festival (pictured). Pix by permission of organisers Jaz Leisure, sent by jasonbushby@hotmail.com (31009529)

Tribute acts to bring Summer Sound to Guisborough

NOW OPEN: The mayor of Darlington, Councillor Tom Nutt, and 102-year-old Evelyn Chidgey officially open the new dementia suite at Ventress Hall care home

Darlington care home unveils new dementia suite

KISS: A returning soldier kisses her partner and cuddles their children

Medics return home from Ebola hit Sierra Leone

JEALOUS: Ryan Lancaster

'This is a nice place to kill someone', jealous man tells partner during clear-the-air talks

ACCIDENT SCENE: The vehicle in the collision

Delays after accident between Crook and Bishop Auckland


LONDON CALLING: Charlie Austin is reluctant to leave London, and would prefer a move to West Ham over Newcastle

Magpies ready to fight Foxes for Charlie Austin ahead of big weekend

ASCOT BOUND: Mecca's Angel, pictured winning at Newbury, will compete in the King's Stand Stakes this afternoon

The Paul Mulrennan column

Phil Mustard of Durham Jets in batting action during  the NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Durham Jets and Leicestershire Foxes at the Emirates Durham ICG on Friday 3rd July 2015                                (31014078)

Stoneman rekindles Durham's quarter-final hopes

IN DEMAND: Stewart Downing

Middlesbrough make Downing offer and wait for West Ham to answer

Five fixture changes for Magpies

Five fixture changes for Magpies

Sunderland complete Matthews deals and look for more

Sunderland complete £2m Matthews deal and look for more

Frankie Dettori celebrates his victory on Golden Horn in the Investec Derby on Derby Day of the 2015 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, Epsom. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 6, 2015. See PA story RACING Epsom. Photo credit

Saturday's best bets by Charlie McCann of betvictor.com

CRICKET: Barnard Castle's Jack Bousfield celebrates taking a catch. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (30297923)

Marske face a decisive weekend

Durham City v Castle Eden (batting) at Durham in the Readers Durham Cricket League Div 1.  Durham's Danielle Hazell (also of England women's national team) bowls to Castle Eden's Aat Lindeque. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (30295678)

Change after change after change at the top

Back in business: Pools in pre season training this week

Pools break the 2,000 barrier

No run:  Mecca's Angel

Dods pulls his Angel from Sandown

Foxes' £12m move for Magpies and Hammers target Charlie Austin rejected

Foxes' £12m move for Magpies and Hammers target Charlie Austin rejected

WE'LL MEET AGAIN? Stephen Thompson on the ball during Darlington's 5-1 win at Harrogate RA last season. The teams may meet again in the FA Trophy. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Darlington will play Mossley or Harrogate RA in FA Trophy

Darlington FC Supporters Group launches website

Darlington FC Supporters Group launches website

National Sport

Australia's Rohan Dennis took the first yellow jersey of the Tour de France with victory on Saturday's opening stage

Froome satisfied with Tour start

Roger Federer, pictured, eased past big-serving Australian Sam Groth

Federer not focused on history

Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to join Galatasaray

Podolski seals Galatasaray move

Heather Watson, left, believes she has the power to beat her idol Serena Williams

Doubles defeat for Watson

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