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SUPPORT: Supporters have created the 'We support the Eleven Arches page' on Facebook Picture: DAVID WOOD

Facebook page set up to support Eleven Arches bid in Bishop Auckland

SUCCESS: Student social worker Helene Brown

Student social worker awarded prestigious ambassador role from national body

CHARITY FUNDRAISER: Suzanne Pigott (centre) with Pat Flanagan and Sue Holden (who met Anne at Butterwick Hospice) and Hackworth Court residents Kath Northam, Joyce Kendrick and Mary Fraser.

Friends of much loved charity fundraiser raise cash in her memory

MAYOR: Stephen Akers-Belcher who is standing down as Hartlepool mayor

Charity fund-raising success for controversial mayor

REGENERATION: A rebuilding project in the Red Hall area of Darlington with 56 homes being demolished and new ones being built.  The old and the new by Epsom Court.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Multi-million pound regeneration of Darlington estate gathers pace

YORKSHIRE FIRST: Cllr Steve Kay with one of the new road signs asserting east Cleveland's Yorkshire identity

East Cleveland reasserts its Yorkshire identity in bright, new signs

GOOD: GP practice praised by inspectors

Neasham Road GP practice praised by inspectors

PARTNERSHIP: Left to right: Tim Lichfield of Star, John Clayton of star, Alisha Blunt, Lesley Boyle of Star, Claire Turner of Darlington College, students Lewis McDermott and Carly Wood

New academy gives students a taste of live broadcasting

ABANDONED BABY: Janice Clish spoke of her horror at finding a newborn baby on her doorstep

Woman tells of horror at finding newborn baby abandoned on her doorstep

DOUBLE MURDER: James Allen murdered Colin Dunford, 81, from Middlesbrough and Julie Davison, 50, from Whitby during a three day period in April 2012

Mental health bosses apologise for failings in care of James Allen who went on to commit double murder

VETERAN: 98-year-old WWII veteran Henry Cockerill at his Peterlee home. Henry served throughout WWII in the Royal Navy and is a veteran of Dunkirk. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (27189680)

Football saved my life, says Second World War naval veteran

THEY'RE OFF: The start of the Pearl Izumi Tour cycle race at Durham.            Picture: ANDY LAMB (27458291)

Thrills and spills as elite cycling returns to Durham

CRASH: The head-on collision happened on Roundhill Road in the village, near Darlington

Head-on collision in Hurworth


NEW ARRIVALS: Darlington manager Martin Gray has appointed three new scouts. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Three new arrivals at Darlington

Interest: Steve McClaren is being considered on Tyne & Wear

Are Sunderland fighting Magpies for same new head coach?

WEMBLEY BLOW: Grant Leadbitter

Boro skipper desperate to keep team spirit intact after Wembley failure

Newcastle United chairman and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley celebrates with Magpies managing director Lee Charnley during last Sunday's victory over West Ham. Pic credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Has Mike Ashley learned lessons after protests, problems and survival for Magpies?

IN DEMAND: Paul Clement (left), pictured with Carlo Ancelotti during the pair's time together at Chelsea

Sunderland hoping to hijack Clement's move to Derby after Advocaat rejects job offer

VIDEO GAME: What do you think of Fifa's likeness of Durham-born Steph Houghton?

North-East international footballer Steph Houghton to feature in Fifa 16

MISSING OUT: Middlesbrough's season ended in the heartbreak of a play-off final defeat to Norwich at Wembley

Season Review: Middlesbrough make giant strides forward, but still fall agonisingly short

KEY GOAL: Ayoze Perez celebrates scoring in Newcastle's 1-1 draw with West Brom at the start of this month

Perez admits surprise at 'dream first season' in the Premier League

OUT: Mark Stoneman of Durham Jets is bowled for ten by Rob Taylor of Leicestershire Foxes at Grace Road in Leicester last night. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

Durham suffer heavy defeat

PERFECT: Whitburn's 17th green looks out to sea over the 15th fairway

Whitburn golf club launch bid to make course fit for 21st century

CHARITY DAY: Lee Westwood takes part in a charity golf day at Close House

Westwood talks up chances of British Masters heading to Close House

INTERNATIONAL CLASS: New Zealand's Grant Elliott will be in the Leicestershire side that faces Durham this evening in their T20 Blast match. Picture: DAVID ROWLAND/AP PHOTO

Top-of-the-table Durham turn to T20

Breaking: Advocaat turns down Sunderland

Breaking: Advocaat turns down Sunderland

COURT DATE: Former Darlington manager Dave Penney has been charged with assaulting a police officer

Former Darlington manager in court charged with assaulting police officer

National Sport

Roy Hodgson insists he is in no rush to resolve his future.

Hodgson: I'll go when not wanted

Dylan Hartley is expected to be dropped from England's Rugby World Cup training squad later today

England set to drop Hartley

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, pictured, has strengthened his defence by signing Kevin Wimmer

Wimmer makes Spurs move

Sepp Blatter called for unity on Friday

Blatter: Decision led to crisis

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