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JAILED: Clockwise from top left, Anthony Cooper, Christopher Burton, Damian Mottram, Jonathan Lockey

Darlington heavyweight boxer Chris 'HighTower' Burton among four jailed for threatening to slice up drug dealer

Peter Heron speaks to The Northern Echo at his daughter's home in Wynyard. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Peter Heron: 'Police banged on my door to accuse me of murder - and my life was destroyed yet again'

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes, suggests Jeremy Corbyn

Durham Crown Court. (34190043)

Man accused of cliff-threat to girlfriend accepts prosecution case against him

Dog hit by car and killed on Yarm Road, Darlington

Dog hit by car and killed on Yarm Road, Darlington

BIRTHDAY: Annie Cowell on her 107th birthday at St. Mary's Care Home, Chester le Street. Picture: TOM BANKS (34180469)

Annie celebrates her 107th birthday with a singsong

York Crown Court.

Prolific Darlington thief jailed after being caught using stolen car to pick up methadone prescription

CHALLENGE: The Campaign for National Parks says it will decide in September whether to legally challenge the decision to allow a potash mine within the North York Moors National Park

National Parks campaign body warns it may mount legal challenge over North York Moors potash plans

OPEN: VIPs cut the ribbon to open Wynyard Gardens, from left Sir John Hall, his daughter Allison Antonopoulos, Stockton Deputy Mayor Ken Dixon, rose expert Michael Marriott and Deputy Mayoress Linda Dixon. Picture: ANDY LAMB

Pictures: Official opening of Sir John Hall's Wynyard Walled Garden

TRIUMPH: Hannah Barker competing at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead

Ten-year-old horse rider triumphs at Royal International Horse Show

PROGRESS: An artist's impression of the Prince of Wales engine

£5m locomotive project steaming ahead

DOGGONE: PC Natasha Susnik from Warwickshire Police with Molly the Jack Russell who was reunited with her owners 200 miles away in County Durham after she was stolen in a burglary seven years ago.

7 years and 200 miles - Molly the stolen County Durham dog finally reunited with owners

APPEAL: Detectives investigating the murder of Shane Tunney are appealing for the driver of this car to come forward

Shane Tunney murder: Police release CCTV footage in attempt to find car driver

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information after a male cyclist punched an elderly woman unconscious as she got out her car

Cyclist punched elderly woman unconscious as she stepped out of car

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: Where Laura Turner works.

Facebook sex comments from Durham radiographer were 'humiliating' and 'degrading' to colleagues, tribunal told

Sport

Tyne Wear Derby at St James' Park:  Newcastle United v Sunderland. Newcastle's Ayoze Perez and Sunderland's Lee Cattermole.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (15011083)

Cattermole is fully committed to Sunderland

HAT-TRICK: Wilson Kneeshaw scored three in Darlington's 8-0 win over Bishop Auckland

Gr-eight result for Darlington as Bishop are beaten soundly

COACH: Steve McClaren

Pictures: Thousands of Newcastle fans turn out for open training session at St James' Park

Durham V Surrey English Domestic Royal London One-Day Cup 2015.
Scott Borthwick and Phil Mustard running. Picture: TOM BANKS (34046330)

Tricky test for Durham

Return: David Mirfin ?

Moore may be tempted to make a Mirfin move

FORMER DFC PLAYER: Mark Bell joined Bishop Auckland from Darlington at the end of last season

Strong Darlington side to face Bishop Auckland

WEARSIDE BOUND: Leroy Fer, pictured challenging John O'Shea, will sign a season-long loan with Sunderland later this week

Sunderland to complete double signing as Advocaat praises Short

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren on the touchline during the Pre-Season Friendly match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 1, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Dave Howar

McClaren: Coloccini wants to stay at Newcastle

EXIT: Gary Brown has left Darlington to join Shildon

Brown leaves Darlington to join Shildon

TALK-IN: Darlington striker Graeme Armstrong

Darlington striker Armstrong to appear at talk-in

Adam Hickey

England prospects on show at Riverside in Ashes Test

DONE DEAL: Connor Wickham has joined Crystal Palace

Sunderland striker Wickham makes Crystal Palace move

OUT ON LOAN: Middlesbrough’s Jonathan Burn - Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport

Middlesbrough youngster Burn joins Oldham Athletic on loan

Billy Paynter

Moore yet to decide on his skipper

National Sport

Gareth Bale is enjoying life in Madrid

Bale happy at Real Madrid

Steven Finn has 98 Test wickets

Finn ready for extra responsibility

Angel di Maria's unsuccessful stay at Old Trafford is almost over

Di Maria happy to be joining PSG

Mahela Jayawardene is in discussions with England

England approach Jayawardene

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