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Denise Emers (pictured right) with daughter Karen

Death crash drink-driver fails in court bid to get licence back

DALES: The Tour de France peloton as it made its way over Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales

Breaking Middlesbrough cyclist who died after coming off his bike in Yorkshire Dales is named

Liam Sweeney, who was killed along with fellow Newcastle United supporter John Alder on the doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 while travelling to New Zealand to cheer on their side for a pre-season tour.

Breaking Families told Buk missile downed MH17 flight over Ukraine

Peter Ramsay escapes prison at Teesside Crown Court - because he's building one

Catterick man who attacked ex-girlfriend and her lover escapes prison - because he's building one

ACCIDENT SCENE: The car involved in the accident.

Man, 70, suffers life-threatening injuries in Northallerton road accident

APPEAL: Police would like to speak to this man

Do you recognise this man after bike stolen from Darlington train station?

CALENDAR: Darlington's Sparta Security staff pose for charity calendar

Self-styled Spartans strip in Bishop Auckland animal sanctuary

This man asked a shop worker at the Co-op store in Ainderby Road, Northallerton, to change £10 notes for £20 notes on September 26, and left with more change than he was entitled to in a scam known as "ringing the changes".

Police hunt this convenience store conman

CLUB: Crissy Rickinson

New biker club with a big heart forms in Darlington

CLOSURE: Redcar's coke ovens and blast furnace will close, the Insolvency Service has said

Redcar coke ovens and blast furnace close after no offers received for steelmaking site

COMA: Little Jacob Jenkins, who is still in a coma after choking on a grape

Family of toddler who choked on grape at Pizza Hut hope he can be brought out of coma by Thursday

BANNED: A shoplifter has been banned from all retail premises in Stockton town centre, for two years

Persistent shoplifter banned from any shops in Stockton under court order

Centenarian: Sidney Blanchard celebrated his birthday with friends and family

Sidney marks his 100th with two celebrations

VENTURE: Artist Rachel McKenna from Frosterley has launched a new art business in Stanhope

Weardale artist launches new business venture

INVASION: The American signal crayfish has been sighted in the River Skerne

Concerns expressed over alien species of American crayfish invading the River Skerne


NEW BOSS: Sam Allardyce has been appointed Sunderland manager

5 big issues for Sam Allardyce to address as Sunderland boss

Sidelined: Tim Krul was rocked to hear his season is over

The unlucky 13 leave McClaren's hoping for Magpies boost

HAT-TRICK HERO: Darlington striker Lee Gaskell with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick on Saturday. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Another Darlington away game is a short trip for Gaskell

Return? Peter Reid watches the team with Kevin Phillips on the first day of Sunderland's pre-season training in 2002

Allardyce watches young guns as drive for Sunderland No 2 goes on

Hartlepool United V Morecambe. Sky Bey League 2. 
Carl Magney celebrates Pools' second goal.
Picture: TOM BANKS

Magnay defends his position

Changes: Michael Bridges is backing Sam Allardyce

Michael Bridges thinks Big Sam will revolutionise Sunderland

Julian Godfrey successfully defended his MSA Supercar class British Rallycross Championship crown at Croft

Procter lands the spoils at Croft

BUBBLING UP: Sam Allardyce will attempt to restore his managerial reputation at Sunderland following his dismissal from West Ham

Redemption, not relegation, on Allardyce's mind as he prepares to take over at Sunderland

First game: Sam Allardyce arriving at the Stadium of Light before the Under-21s draw

Allardyce watches Sunderland on a mixed night for Mandron

Hartlepool United No.9 Rakish Bingham goes round Northampton Town No.1 Goalkeeper Adam Smith to score. Credit: SCFotos/Stuart Crump

Hartlepool United pegged back by defensive problems

TREBLE: Darlington striker Lee Gaskell celebrates completing his hat-trick after being teed up by the grounded Graeme Armstrong. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Gaskell enjoys a goal glut as Darlington return to form

New man: Sam Allardyce.

A bright new era at Sunderland? No, but it could be after Allardyce move

MASSIVE BLOW: Tim Krul will miss the rest of the season after damaging his cruciate ligaments

Newcastle confirm Krul is out for the season

ALL SMILES: Scotland's players celebrate after Greig Laidlaw's decisive second-half try

Newcastle's spell in the rugby spotlight ends with some World Cup wizardry


National Sport

Lewis Hamilton, pictured on the podium alongside team-mate Nico Rosberg after winning the 2015 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, has paid tribute to the German's part in helping Mercedes win the Formula One team championship.

Lews Hamilton praises Nico Rosberg after team success

Eli Walker will link up with the Wales squad as a replacement for Liam Williams

Eli Walker called into Wales' World Cup squad in place of injured Liam Williams

Paul O'Connell, pictured, and Sean O'Brien should learn their World Cup fate on Tuesday

Paul O'Connell's World Cup and Ireland Test career ended by injury

Wales skipper Ashley Williams is looking forward to the party atmosphere against Andorra

Wales captain Ashley Williams: Everyone wants to play then celebrate tonight


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