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CYCLING ROUTE: The Tour de France peloton makes its way over Buttertubs Pass

Cyclist dies after Tour de France route crash

PRAISE: All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen at a press conference ahead of his squad's open coaching session at Darlington Mowden Park. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Visiting All Blacks prepare to meet their public in Darlington

WILDLIFE CONCERNS: People fishing on the River Tees at Broken Scar, Darlington

'It's like McDonald's for seals': Dramatic decline in salmon in Tees and Wear

COLLAPSED: SSI's Redcar plant

Redcar Coke Ovens will burn until weekend - but future remains unclear

CRASH DAMAGE: The car in the incident Picture: Durham Police RPU

Man suffers serious injuries after car leaves road and hits tree

Motorists make their way through floodwaters on the A1 near Catterick. Picture: Karl Utley

A1 northbound finally reopens at Catterick after floods bring ten hour closure chaos


Newton Aycliffe benefits cheat apologises for her wild years at taxpayers' expense

Fire and Rescue during a training exercise on the River Wear as part of a river safety campaign in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS (41181600)

River safety campaign stepped up as students return to Durham


Gazza due in court charged with harassment

POLICING: A report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission found "wide inconsistencies" in the way police complaints are handled across England and Wales

North Yorkshire bucks national rise in complaints against police

TRUE GRAFTER: Paul Middleton is in the running for the title of UK Worker of the Year.

Railway man Paul could be Britain's top worker

INCIDENT SCENE: Emergency services at the scene Picture: @DurhamRPU

Emergency services called to road accident near Darlington

ANCIENT HOARD: One of the Frank collection of Roman coins, featuring Caracalla, who was Roman emperor from 198 to 217

Delight as hoard of rare Roman coins is given to town's archive

Police called to reports of poachers stumble on scout group

Police called to reports of poachers find Scout group

INCIDENT SCENE: The entrance to the quarry Picture: Google Street View

Reports of vehicle plunge as hazardous response team called to serious incident at North-East quarry


HOME WOE: Darlington manager Martin Gray saw his team lose at Heritage Park for the third time in a row. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

DARLO DIARY: Perhaps it's time for a change in formation

Brilliant: Maggie Whitehead

Maggie's magic seals dream trip to Pinehurst

SUSPENDED: Samoa's Alesana Tuilagi (centre)

Rugby World Cup: Support for Newcastle Falcon after he is hit with five-week ban

IN THE FRAME: Steve Hansen (right) speaks to the press alongside centre Ma'a Nonu (Picture: Chris Booth)

All Blacks boss likens Darlington training base to a 'Test venue'

LOAN RANGER: Yanic Wildschut is currently playing with League One side Wigan

Middlesbrough midfielder making his mark with Wigan

BIG NIGHT: Northern Ireland will qualify for next summer's European Championships if they beat Greece in Belfast tomorrow

Bootroom Banter: Thursday's key internationals

WANTED MAN: Charlie Austin

Magpies warned off fresh approach for striker as defender returns to Tyneside

Focused: Boro boss Aitor Karanka

Boro boss not concerned about Newcastle and Sunderland

Strong words: Republic of Ireland's assistant coach Roy Keane spoke to the media at Gannon Park, Dublin, yesterday

'Certain people' are to blame but Sunderland can be turned around claims Roy Keane

Winner: Slaley Hall's Steve Fawcitt

Teacher Fawcitt delivers lesson in how to win

FINISHING WITH A FLOURISH: Richard Kilty rounded off his 2015 season with an impressive performance over 150m at the Great North City Games

Road To Rio: Coaching decision could be key to Kilty's World title defence

TABLE MANNERS: Paul Drinkhall in action at the European Table Tennis Championships (Picture: ITTF)

Road To Rio: Drinkhall reflects on European disappointment

Well liked: Roy Keane during his Sunderland days

Top candidates should be queuing up for Sunderland job, not running away from it

Mecca's Angel won't run again this season

Mecca's Angel won't run again this season

National Sport

Kylie Leuluai will end his Leeds career on Saturday

Kylie Leuluai grateful to bow out in Old Trafford Grand Final

Jurgen Klopp is in the running to be the next Liverpool boss

Joachim Low says Liverpool target Jurgen Klopp would suit Kop culture

South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon refused to say whether he promised to vote for England's World Cup bid.

FIFA candidate Chung Mong-joon tight-lipped over England bid vote promise

George Ford should not have been dropped by England, according to his brother Joe

England would not have gone out if George Ford had started, claims brother


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