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Former Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer is comforted by Lady Colin Campbell

Never wake a sleeping Dragon: Dyer and Lady C on wrong end of Bannatyne's fiery temper

This picture was tweeted earlier this morning of the traffic chaos on the A19 northbound. Picture: @steadyhands_1

Traffic returns to normal after major delays on northbound and southbound A19

REPRISAL: Stephen Lloyd, given 32-month prison sentence after admitting arson of partner's home as reprisal because she refused to put his name on deeds.

Man sang "the house is on fire" after arson attack on partner's house

Police said a raid on graves at Metal Bridge cemetery was down to a feud between travelling families. It is not known what has led to today's charges.

Four charged over ongoing Gipsy feud involving North-East and South Yorkshire travellers

The mangled wreck of the car on the A19 at Thornaby Picture: Cleveland and Durham RPU

Lucky escape for driver after lorry smashes into broken down car on A19

Black Friday shoppers at an Asda store in Wembley, north west London, last year.

Black Friday 2015: Which stores are opening early and which aren't taking part

Owner Chris Hayes at his Woven men's clothing store in The Gates shopping centre, Durham

Woven triumphs at Durham retail awards

INQUEST: Crook Coroner's Court Picture: TOM BANKS

Inquest opened into death of 81-year-old cyclist killed after being hit by bus

Grace Armstrong, four, Darren Brown from Hewitts, Sophie Lamont from Hewitts and Kay Lamont Lloyds Bank manager.

Hewitts solicitors face gruelling challenge for Newton Aycliffe-based Education Centre for Children with Down Syndrome

Ian Botham - volunteered his services to Herriot Hospice Homecare.

Ian Botham goes into bat for charity

Potential apprentices tackle one of the tasks set by Broadacres

Housing association selects new apprentices by setting novel tasks

Firefighters at Thornaby Fire Station will be carrying out free winter checks and washing cars in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity

Firefighters offering motorists free winter checks

Chief executive Jane Bradshaw and director of clinical services Victoria Ashley outside St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington

The 30-year-old letter that a Darlington hospice was built on

Hospital trusts are grappling with multi-million pound budget deficits, while also facing a shortage of nurses. Picture: Frank Dwyer

"Long way to go" as short staffed hospital trusts tackle budget deficits

The body of a Red Kite found at Edmundbyers in County Durham this year.

Get tough on bird of prey crime, says RSPB, as North Yorkshire tops nationwide league of shame


Jermain Defoe is expected to be fit for Saturday's game with Stoke City

Jermain Defoe set to hand Sunderland a major fitness boost

Sunderland loan midfielder to Leeds United

Breaking Sunderland loan midfielder to Leeds United

Making a move: Moore

Moore ready to make a loan move

International: Hartlepool's Jack Ainscough, fifth from the left, celebrates after beating Scotland

Durham's international talent brings curtain down on fantastic year by setting greater goals for 2016 - and beyond

LOCAL HERO: Darlington’s Alan White has made 199 appearances for his hometown team. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

White may have played his final game for Darlington

Joy: South Moor's Abbi Wheatley

Durham duo celebrate Race to Rockliffe win as South Moor shine

Bruno Zuculini will now remain at Middlesbrough until January 2

Middlesbrough extend Manchester City midfielder's loan deal

Stuart Hall is hoping to fight Lee Haskins in an attempt to reclaim the IBF World Bantamweight title

Stuart Hall challenges Lee Haskins to a world-title showdown

Defoe celebrates after scoring a late winner against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Picture: PA WIRE

Defoe's had no stick from us - captain comes to striker's defence amid rumours Sunderland ace could be sold in January

Ronnie Moore at the Wham Stadium as a decision was made to call off the game against Accrington Stanley

It's a washout! Hartlepool United game called off, but manager has no complaints

Karl Darlow in his Nottingham Forest days

Fit-again Karl Darlow will challenge Rob Elliot for the number one shirt at Newcastle United

RIVALS AGAIN: Irving (left) and Top Notch (right) will reoppose in Saturday's Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle after battling it out at Haydock last weekend

Newcastle Racecourse fighting fit to stage Fighting Fifth this weekend

PROLONGED STAY: Middlesbrough are looking to extend Bruno Zuculini's loan deal from Manchester City

It's set to be one in, one out for Middlesbrough's loan players

Satisfied: Aitor Karanka likes where Middlesbrough are at youth level and in the first team.

Boro boys keep on moving in Europe as Karanka warns of ups and downs in promotion race

National Sport

Ravindra Jadeja helped bowl India into a strong position

South Africa in a spin as India close in on Test series triumph

Everton full-back Leighton Baines could make his maiden first-team appearance of the season at Bournemouth

Everton defender Leighton Baines could be set for first game of season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lost midfielder Francis Coquelin to a knee injury this week

Arsene Wenger poised to strengthen Arsenal squad in January transfer window

Bath lock Dave Attwood was among the players who missed out on selection for England's World Cup squad

Dave Attwood hopes Eddie Jones England era gets "excitement back"

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