A FUNDRAISING night in aid of a blood cancer charity has raised more than £4,000.
FIRE crews were called to a bedroom fire at a home in Newton Aycliffe on Friday evening.
WHEN communities pull together, powerful results can be achieved – and that’s what happened 30 years ago when a letter published in a local newspaper inspired the people of the Darlington area to establish their own hospice.
UNION bosses have called on the Government to halt the tide of cuts to council budgets which, among a host of other services, could see libraries across Darlington close their doors for good.
ON a bright June day in 1884 the townspeople of Darlington gathered on Crown Street to celebrate the construction of a new library bequeathed by the late Edward Pease.
A MAN accused of a string of sex offences against children, mainly boys, told a court he is, “honest and soft-hearted”, and “likes to help people”.
HEALTH trust bosses were branded "arrogant" for failing to turn up to a meeting focusing on their decision to close a top fertility clinic.
THE plight of the £12.5m cuts facing Darlington could be debated in the House of Commons as the town’s MP says she “will use all avenues” to raise the topic in Westminster.
THE condition of a holiday maker whose pancreas burst in Cuba has deteriorated, his wife has said.
A SUSPECT wanted for more than three years in connection with a violent incident at a lobster and champagne event in has been arrested in Bulgaria.
A PENSIONER has been left badly shaken after a would-be robber threatened him with an imitation handgun.
A LANDMARK hotel has new owners – and is about to be given a £1m makeover.
A MAN involved in a spate of break-ins at Gregg’s shops round the North-East was today (Friday, February 5) jailed for three years and nine months - after being caught out by his own electronic tag.
“THEY will have to carry us out!”
CARERS of people with dementia in the North-East are being asked to take part in an online research trial, after a survey revealed the emotional toll of caring.
PUPILS and staff at a Ripon school are celebrating after being rated outstanding Ofsted report.
BUTTERWICK Hospice, at Bishop Auckland, are inviting ladies to attend their Afternoon Tea event entitled ‘Chocolate Temptation’ at Rockliffe Hall Hotel on Wednesday, March 2.
POLICE have confirmed the body found in the River Tyne on Wednesday was that of missing North-East woman Sally Allan.
THIRTY years of unrivalled palliative care and dedication has been celebrated by a pioneering North-East hospice.
COMMUNITY groups and residents in North Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply for funding to set up their own “bike libraries” to get more children cycling.
ACTOR Matt Corner owes his star turn on the West End to perspiration, determination and the sound advice of his Darlington drama teacher.
THEY became one of the most famous - or perhaps infamous - bands in the world, but it's a little-known fact that one of the first gigs the Sex Pistols played outside London was in North Yorkshire.
DARLINGTON residents will be able to have their say about NHS services in the town at an event this month.
STORYTELLER Ben Haggerty will bring his show Fairy Tales for Grown Ups; the Grateful and the Dead, to Barningham Village Hall on Friday, February 12.
THE property development company behind the Feethams Darlington leisure complex has underlined its commitment to the region by becoming the latest organisation to join Darlington Cares.
THE FIRST outpatient clinics are to reopen at Bootham Park Hospital in York since the psychiatric facility was closed last year.
WALKERS in Teesdale have been doing double-takes after seeing what look like droids from the film Star Wars appearing on the moors.
THE man whose body found on Saltburn beach has been formally identified.
A GOLF club has donated £13,500 to the Great North Air Ambulance Service after a year’s fundraising.
CHILDREN’S charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now to this summer’s York 100 cycling challenge.
A PENSIONER has been robbed of her handbag as she walked through Norton last night (Thursday, February 4).
THE inquest into a County Durham father’s death has been opened.
WE’RE barely half way through our season and yet the margins couldn’t be any tighter. Win all of our games from here on in to the end of the season and we win the league. Sorted!
BUSINESSES in Darlington are being encouraged to celebrate the national day of love by dressing their windows for Valentine’s Day competition.
ELDERLY people suffering from “horrific” conditions inside freezing homes should speak up rather than shiver in silence, says the boss of Age UK Darlington.
THE last 75 tickets available to Darlington fans for the game at Salford City next weekend go on sale tomorrow
A MOTORCYCLIST died after suffering severe head and neck injuries after clipping the back of a car at 106mph, an inquest has been told.
SO many people came into the world at Sedgefield’s Hardwick Hall – and many of them appear not to worry about having their age revealed in Memories.
FOR the next two months, Darlington library is hosting a truly splendid exhibition of old photographs of the town.
THESE two magnificent items will be stars of the show at next weekend's Durham Book Fair, which is held on Saturday, February 13, at Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, in the city.
STEVE McCLAREN has included four young Newcastle United players in the squad for tomorrow’s visit of West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
A FREE course to help people brush up on their online skills takes place next week.
DEVELOPERS have revealed that the last remaining part of a town’s landmark factory will be pulled down next month.
YOUNGSTERS got an insight into how the world of Westminster works during a school trip to London.
A NORTH-EAST author is honouring the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Dublin Easter Rising, with the release of the first of a trilogy of Irish historical fiction novels in March.
A PROPOSAL to raise the police precept by 1.99 per cent in North Yorkshire has been formally approved. Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for the county, put her proposal to increase the amount residents pay for their police force to…
CHILDREN at a Willington school have been learning first aid skills so they can help in an emergency.
A MAN has admitted breaching environmental permit regulations by allowing the dumping of waste for landfilling on a farm site, without authority.
A MARRIED man with a "deep and unhealthy" interest in young girls is behind bars after being caught with hundreds of pictures of child abuse.
POLICE and The Gurkha Welfare Trust are appealing to the region's Nepalese community to come forward if they have been targeted by a £50m fraud.