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Shane Tunney pictured with girlfriend Vix Cooper

Man dies a month after being attacked in unprovoked street assault

GUILTY: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court earlier in the trial. Picture: TOM BANKS

IRA blast survivor guilty of £131,000 benefit fraud

STABBED: Liam Paul Miller.

Man stabbed to death in street was student and talented musician

MOVING: Alan Barnes when he got the keys to the house.

'I've had a calling from God' says mugged Alan Barnes as he sells house funded by well-wishers

COURT: A vulnerable woman who tried to smuggle drugs into Holme House Prison, Stockton, is spared jail.

Vulnerable woman who tried to smuggle drugs into Holme House Prison spared jail

JAILED: Anthony Whittaker

Hit-and-run killer driver back behind bars after police chase in stolen vehicle

REPLICA: A replica of the Coundon and Leeholme Community Association centre at the Leeholme Welfare Hall, near Bishop Auckland, will be included in a new 1950s town at Beamish

Replica of community centre near Bishop Auckland to feature in new 1950s Beamish town

FINED: Shaun O'Connor was fined at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today

Homeless man attacks own mother after being told he couldn't stay the night

PUPPET: A puppet created by students at Cleveland College of Art and Design that will be used at the Stockton International Riverside Festival

Let there be light at Stockton International Riverside Festival

GUILTY: Ernest Goult

Three-year football ban for Boro fan, 72, who aimed racist abuse at Blackburn players

TOP DOG: Daisy the dog with owner Wendy Church

Was collie cross who stole judges' hearts at Darlington dog show UK's most unwanted pet?

PIF-PAF: The Flycycle and Submercycle

Six things you mustn't miss at this year's Stockton International Riverside Festival

CLOSED: Robinson's butchers in Billingham

Butchers at centre of E.coli outbreak investigation to close voluntarily as probe continues

RUMOUR: KFC denies rumours of free food for Colonel Sanders campers at its new Catterick restaurant.

KFC denies rumours of free food for customers who camp out in Colonel Sanders costumes

SNOW FUN: Artists impressions created by Summerhouse Architects of the proposed Snow Centre on Middlehaven.

£30m - hopes the snow will go on as Teesside leisure venue plans revealed


Chances: Aleksandar Mitrovic had opportunities to score. Picture: Lynee Cameron/PA Wire

Mitrovic outing unable to prevent Magpies defeat at York

NEW DAWN: Stuart Hall will return to the ring in Hull on Saturday night

Former world champion Hall starts new chapter of career with Matchroom

POPULAR: Julio Arca was a fans' favourite during his time with Sunderland - and would like to manage the club in the future

Arca outlines Sunderland managerial ambitions after taking on Wearside coaching role


Roche on target as Cats make it six wins in a row

GOOD KNOCK: Gary Ballance, pictured playing for England in the second Ashes Test, was in fine form for Yorkshire yesterday. Picture: JOHN WALTON/PA

Yorkshire fall just short against Surrey

Mitrovic set for Magpies debut

Mitrovic set for Magpies debut

FIRST START: Jeremain Lens is in Sunderland's starting line-up for tonight's game at Doncaster

TEAM NEWS: Lens makes first Sunderland start at Doncaster

Champion: Rhys Thompson won the Durham Matchplay Championship

Thompson clinches county crown, plus other North-East golf news

Double: The Richmond men's team has clinched a league double

Delightful double for Richmond men

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 10/07/2015 - Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast - Yorkshire Vikings v Durham Jets - Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England - Yorkshire's Andrew Gale congratulates Glenn Maxwell on dismissing Durham's Phil Mustard. (317038

More to come from Tykes insists skipper

John Hastings of Durham Jets celebrates bowling Tom Poynton out during the NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Derbyshire Falcons and Durham Jets at the 3aaa County Ground on Friday 5th June 2015 

Durham set their targets in cup defence

Jake Carroll and Scott Fenwick in the 2015-2016 strip. Picture by FRANK REID (33488313)

Moore to send a strong squad to Dunston

POSITIVE IMPACT: Georginio Wijnaldum, pictured after scoring in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Sheffield United, feels he is at his best in a central attacking-midfield role

Wijnaldum wants to remain in crucial 'number ten' role

BIG AMBITIONS: Aimee Willmott is targeting a gold medal in the 400m Individual Medley at the forthcoming World Swimming Championships in Russia

ROAD TO RIO: Willmott hoping to complete medal collection with World Championships gold

National Sport

Rory McIlroy remains sidelined by a serious ankle injury

McIlroy will not defend title

Tom Brady is due to miss the first four games of the 2015 season

Patriots blast Deflategate decision

Jose Mourinho, left, and Rafael Benitez, right, regularly sparred during the Spaniard's spell at Liverpool

Mourinho makes Benitez weight jibe

Selector Rod Marsh has defended the decision not to recall Brad Haddin, pictured, for the third Ashes Test

Marsh defends Haddin omission

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