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ACCIDENT SCENE: The cars outside the pub Pic: Ian Hamilton

Cars collide outside pub after woman taken ill at the wheel

Car thief drives wrong way down A1 to evade police

Car thief drives wrong way down A1 to evade police

Stephen Blakeburn, 50, from Darlington, County Durham, who cares for his mother, Jenny, 86, (left) who was diagnosed with dementia in 2010. Picture: Alzheimer's Society/PA Wire

Darlington man speaks out as GPs admit dementia services are inadequate

HONOURED: Actress Anne Reid MBE was honoured by Sunderland University

Coronation Street actress honoured by North-east university

EXPANSION: Mike Ashley's Sports Direct empire is opening a store in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley makes Catterick move

ACCIDENT SCENE: The car involved in the collision.

Road blocked near Staindrop after car with caravan in collision

LIGHTNING: Fire started in Bearpark house after roof was struck by lightning bolt

Hero neighbours fight flames after lightning sets house on fire

The supermarket kayak used by the man. Picture: Dave Cocks/RNLI)

Man swept away in inflatable boat bought from discount supermarket

DENT: Oliver Gray, of Hunwick, whose cars have been damaged and written off after severe hail on Wednesday. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Giant hailstones write off car

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne arrives at the High Court in London, where he is due to give evidence at a hearing to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in eight representative cases brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) in a phone h

Gazza thought Rolex watch was 'listening to him'

PASSION: Left, Gary Lewis has been passionate about vinyl from a young age. Right, actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter  at the ball

Vinyl and juke box dealer supplies star-studded US Embassy event for Independence Day

Missing Lee Ray, who was last seen in Redcar

Breaking "Vulnerable" man missing

FUND: The second defibrillator installed in Weardale thanks to the David Nelson Memorial Fund. Pictured is Mr Nelson's daughter, Gillian Hutchinson (left) with Allison Nelson, Mr Nelson's daughter in law.

Family memorial fund installs second defibrillator in a Durham dale

Armed robber threatens barman with knife

Armed robber threatens barman with knife

UNIVERSE: An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole, actively feasting on its surroundings. The central black hole is hidden from direct view by a thick layer of encircling gas and dust. IMAGE by NASA/ESA

Durham University boffins discover five monster black holes

Sport

HOMECOMING: Durham's Steph Houghton signs autographs after the team's arrival back in England.

Scott hopes to be an inspiration after England's women return on a high

Lady Black Cats ready to get back under way after World Cup

Lady Black Cats ready to get back under way after World Cup

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: Sunderland AFC v Udinese Calcio at Heritage Park. Sunderland's Charis Mavrias.
Picture: TOM BANKS (9105003)

Mavrias determined to make the best of his fresh start for Sunderland under Dick Advocaat

Ronnie revolution: Moore is still signing new players

Pools sign former Tottenham youngster

BATTLING BACK: Bradley Saunders

Bradley Saunders fancies comeback in September

TRAINING: Hartlepool Utd players at Maiden Castle in Durham. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (31046584)

Moore aims to get Hartlepool United players in order with Army boot camp

Middlesbrough defender George Friend raring to go after summer break

Middlesbrough defender George Friend raring to go after summer break

Moving: Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt is wanted by Derby

Hartson questions Sunderland new-boy's decision to quit Celtic

Great Britain's Andy Murray during a practice session at the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 5, 2015.  See PA Story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit shoul

Henman convinced Murray is on course

ARCHIVE ACTION: Gateshead Fell's bowler Adam Whatley in action against Durham Academy at Maiden Castle last season

McCarthy is the hero as Gateshead Fell conquer Benwell Hill

FORM FADING: City have fallen away badly since heading the table a few weeks ago, three defeats and a draw seeing them drop down to sixth place and now seemingly out of the running

Esh Winning reach a maximum high to see off Durham City

PENALTY SAVE: Darlington goalkeeper Peter Jameson. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Quakers pre-season starts with Durham defeat

Sampson praises England's fighting spirit after beating Germany to third place in Women's World Cup

Sampson praises England's fighting spirit after beating Germany to third place in Women's World Cup

Wanted: Republic of Ireland's Daryl Murphy is the subject of interest from Middlesbrough despite an initial knock-back

Ipswich's Daryl Murphy still high in Boro's summer thinking

National Sport

Etienne Capoue has signed a four-year contract at Watford

Capoue swaps Spurs for Watford

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory at Silverstone

Emotional Hamilton savours victory

England captain Charlotte Edwards is ready for her eighth Ashes series

England name experienced squad

Nick Kyrgios, pictured, has had fans covering their faces in edible spread to show their support

Serena baffled by Kyrgios fan stunt

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