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DAMAGE: The fire damaged roof of the Carmel Medical Centre in Darlington's Nunnery Lane

Arsonist believed responsible for two of three fires started in Darlington in one night

LEAKING ROOF: The 12th century St Leonard's Church in Thornton-le-Street, which has received Heritage Lottery Funding

Twelfth century church on At Risk register receives heritage lottery funding to prevent further decay

SERVICE: The team from the National Citizen Service that spruced up The Forum. From left, Joe Passman, Caitlin Bateman, Brandon Slatter, Sam Boulton, Nathan Freemantle, Callum Kirkpatrick, Sol Betiku and Bethany Saint. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Popular Darlington music venue rocks a new look

EMOTION: Josh Daniel singing on the X Factor

X Factor contestant Josh from Billingham reduces judge Cheryl to tears

PRESERVED: The banner of the Bishop Auckland Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen

Historic railway banner to go on display to complement anniversary celebrations

MILLIE MEETS MILLIE: Six-year-old Millie Rudd meets Millie the giant African millepede in Stockton town centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Creepy crawlies hit the shops

INSPIRED: Bikers raised money for two charities in memory of Cameron Gosling

Cameron Gosling river tragedy inspires fundraising by bikers

Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough

Drug-fuelled crime spree lands Evenwood Crook with a nine month jail sentence

RECRUITING: Writer and actor, Mark Hindman Smith is looking for extras to take part in combat scenes in his new movie, Whiteblade

Battle scene extras needed for film to be made in Bishop Auckland

HUMAN RIGHTS: Student Chelsea Reidy, right, with her politics teacher, Jenni Yuill

Students' work to feature in hard-hitting UN report on legal aid and human rights

NEW ERA: Solberge Hall Hotel at Newby Wiske near Northallerton

Half a million pounds to be invested in country house hotel under new ownership

SCENIC: Cauldron Falls. Walks in and around the Yorkshire Dales will feature in this year's Richmond Walking and Book Festival

Walking and books festival to hear MP Alan Johnson talk about his autobiographical books

APPEAL: The woman motorcyclist was injured in a collision near Sutton Bank, on the way to Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe

Witnesses sought to accident which left female motorcyclist with serious injuries

JUMP: Children do a penguin jump as part of a charity swim at Our Lady and St Bede's school in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Hundreds of children take part in swimming fund

TOUR: The new Consett Academy off Medomsley Road in the town. The front of the school. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36822703)

Consett Academy ready for pupils’ first day of school


LONDON BOUND?: QPR are set to move for Albert Adomah ahead of tomorrow's transfer deadline

QPR set to sign Middlesbrough exile Adomah ahead of transfer deadline

ON TARGET: Kevin Burgess, left, celebrates his goal on Saturday. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Burgess expects Dale to be a danger to Darlington

GOAL-GETTER: Goalscorer Alan White is congratulated by Nathan Cartman after scoring on Saturday's win at Colwyn Bay. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Veteran White bags a brace as Darlington win in Wales

Scott Harrison of Hartlepool United celebrate with Michael Woods & Rakish Bingham after he scored to put them into a 1-0 lead during the Sky Bet League Two match between Hartlepool United and Carlisle United at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 29th A

Moore left reeling as Pools implode

Readers Durham Cricket League: Crook Town v Boldon CA. Crook's Trevor Johnson is trapped LBW by Boldon's George Lincoln. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36977496)

Seaton Carew have hope of avoiding the drop

New-boy: Sunderland's Ola Toivonen (right) and Seb Larsson (left) battle for the ball with Aston Villa's Idrissa Gana

Sunderland in talks with Dortmund for Colombian

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 29, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Villa. Photo credit

Kaboul not the Villan as Cats claim a point

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren (centre) leaves the pitch with the match officials after the final whistle of the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 29, 2015. See PA s

Newcastle United are not a dirty team, insists Steve McClaren

HEADING AWAY? Papiss Cisse, pictured at the end of last season, could be leaving St James' Park

Papiss Cisse considering his Newcastle United future over a lack of opportunities

HAPPY SCENES: Diego Fabbrini celebrates Middlesbrough's crucial second goal with Stewart Downing and David Nugent

Twelve months on, and Middlesbrough look much better placed as August ends

JOB DONE: Cristhian Stuani celebrates his goal in Middlesbrough's 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday

WATCH: Match Highlights from Middlesbrough's 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday


Karanka claims Adomah still has a Middlesbrough future

Scott Harrison of Hartlepool United puts them into a 1-0 lead during the Sky Bet League Two match between Hartlepool United and Carlisle United at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 29th August 2015. (Photo: Mark Fletcher | Shutter Press) (37014989)

Match Ratings: Hartlepool United 2 Carlisle United 3

Star man: Aston Villa's Idrissa Gana is sandwiched between two Sunderland players but he was the best player on the pitch at Villa Park

Match ratings: Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 2

National Sport

Jonjo Shelvey's solitary England appearance came during his three years at Liverpool

Jonjo Shelvey determined to make most of second England chance

England's Nat Sciver took four wickets, including that of Australia's Ellyse Perry at Cardiff

England Women end Ashes on high with five-wicket Twenty20 win over Australia

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly close to signing Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji

Chelsea turn attentions to Nantes defender Djilobodji, according to reports

Sunderland have landed Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

Sunderland announce the signing of Fabio Borini on permanent four-year deal

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