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Photo of Darren Rathband, twin brother of Pc David Rathband. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Family of blinded policeman waiting for justice five years after Raoul Moat rampage

SCARECROW: Maggie Hailes and her first prize scarecrows at Bishop Middleham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Bishop Middleham comes alive with ninth annual scarecrow festival

EVIDENCE: Damage to Park House Gardens, Sherburn Village. Picture: JOSEPH HARKER

'If this was a person, they'd get an Asbo...'

BROADBAND: Advertising the fact that faster broadband has come to Staindrop are Open Reach engineer Elliot Hutchinson, Digital Durham programme director Tony Thompson, Helen Goodman MP, Head of ICT Services for Durham County Council Phil Jackman and Regio

More Teesdale residents set to feel benefits of super fast broadband

CARNIVAL: Staindrop Carnival is set to get underway this week

Staindrop Carnival to kick off this week

SUCCESS: Members of the Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy

Dancing to exam success

FAMILY EVENT: Children practising cycle skills at last year's ParkFest

Gypsy folk and roll band to headline national park festival

Dales school celebrates badminton success

Dales school celebrates badminton success

VISIT: Olympic athlete Rebekah Wilson, with Richmond Primary School pupils, back row from left, Angus Potter, Ben Dale, Olivia Brooks and Adanna Anyadiegwu. Front row, Joe Carruthers and Ellie Hayes.

Olympic athlete pops into primary to motivate future stars

A Neighbourhood Watch scheme has resulted in flowers and flower boxes being positioned outside the police station in Catchgate. Some of those connected with the scheme and children from Catchgate Primary School. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (30880260)

Blooming marvellous way to smarten up the area


New strips for Consett football team

The North East Infidels held a rally following the march

Far-right group marches in Stockton

Frozen row sparked violence

Teen gets four years for Frozen row attack

SAVED: Two town councils have struck a deal with Durham County Council to retain more than 100 street lights along parts of the A167. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Deal struck to save A167 street lights

LEGACY: The Tour de France Grand Depart statistics

Thousands more take to bikes thanks to Tour De France legacy


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

LONDON CALLING: Charlie Austin is reluctant to leave London, and would prefer a move to West Ham over Newcastle

Magpies ready to fight Foxes for Charlie Austin ahead of big weekend

ASCOT BOUND: Mecca's Angel, pictured winning at Newbury, will compete in the King's Stand Stakes this afternoon

The Paul Mulrennan column

Phil Mustard of Durham Jets in batting action during  the NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Durham Jets and Leicestershire Foxes at the Emirates Durham ICG on Friday 3rd July 2015                                (31014078)

Stoneman rekindles Durham's quarter-final hopes

IN DEMAND: Stewart Downing

Middlesbrough make Downing offer and wait for West Ham to answer

Five fixture changes for Magpies

Five fixture changes for Magpies

Sunderland complete Matthews deals and look for more

Sunderland complete £2m Matthews deal and look for more

Frankie Dettori celebrates his victory on Golden Horn in the Investec Derby on Derby Day of the 2015 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, Epsom. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 6, 2015. See PA story RACING Epsom. Photo credit

Saturday's best bets by Charlie McCann of betvictor.com

CRICKET: Barnard Castle's Jack Bousfield celebrates taking a catch. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (30297923)

Marske face a decisive weekend

Durham City v Castle Eden (batting) at Durham in the Readers Durham Cricket League Div 1.  Durham's Danielle Hazell (also of England women's national team) bowls to Castle Eden's Aat Lindeque. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (30295678)

Change after change after change at the top

Back in business: Pools in pre season training this week

Pools break the 2,000 barrier

No run:  Mecca's Angel

Dods pulls his Angel from Sandown

Foxes' £12m move for Magpies and Hammers target Charlie Austin rejected

Foxes' £12m move for Magpies and Hammers target Charlie Austin rejected

WE'LL MEET AGAIN? Stephen Thompson on the ball during Darlington's 5-1 win at Harrogate RA last season. The teams may meet again in the FA Trophy. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Darlington will play Mossley or Harrogate RA in FA Trophy

National Sport

Serena Williams, left, and sister Venus will meet for the 26th time in Monday's last-16 clash at SW19

Davenport: Draw tough on sisters

Andrew Strauss believes Australia will need to be near their best to beat England this summer

Strauss issues Ashes warning

Andy Murray, pictured, booked his place in the fourth round with a 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1 win over Andreas Seppi

Murray enjoying home advantage

Mark Sampson delivered on the big stage with England

Houghton hoping Sampson stays

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