I AM surprised that Helen Goodman MP continues to make the claim that the Bishop Auckland parliamentary constituency has been held by the Labour Party since 1903.
IN one of the most bizarre episodes in railway history, the station at Aycliffe was shut down just when it was needed the most.
I UNDERSTAND Durham County Council needs to replace old housing stock and subject to public consultation, as their replacements would be built on a brownfield site, I would not object.
JEREMY CORBYN began his electoral campaign by addressing his supporters and introducing the usual tired themes: the rich vs the poor, the haves vs have-nots and the establishment vs the excluded.
I’M sick of people knocking Jeremy Corbyn.
WITH little other than pride to play for, takeover talk dominated the day as Darlington signed off for the season at Blackwell Meadows with a bittersweet 1-0 win over AFC Telford United.
DOZENS of supporters have shown their support for Darlington’s sitting MP as she launched her campaign to win the seat in June’s General Election.
MORE than 800 competitors gathered to test their mettle in the fifth Stockton Duathlon Festival.
FOUR people are being questioned by detectives after the discovery of a man’s body in a house.
A TALENTED young filmmaker enjoyed her first taste of the high life when the pink carpet was rolled out for the premiere of her first film.
A BRAVE North-East supermum, who fought an inspirational fight against cancer, typified the spirit of the London Marathon today.
DEVELOPERS are seeking planning permission for a home from home it has already built – for water voles.
A MOTHER-OF-TWO is urging people get out and about in what she believes is an under explored part of the region.
CELEBRATING the unconventional – the pretty seaside resort of Whitby has once again triumphed with its traditional Goth Weekend.
A COMPETITION to find images which represent the distinctive character of the North has closed.
BLAYDON ensured their National One survival fight will go to the final game away to Old Albanians next Saturday when they won 40-24 at home to Rosslyn Park.
HUNDREDS of pets, along with their owners, descended on Darlington’s South Park for a special fundraising event.
PERMISSION is being sought to convert a County Durham nursery which shut down suddenly into an office.
A LANDLORD has announced plans for one of the biggest housebuilding programmes in its nearly 120-year history.
FIRE crews wearing breathing apparatus went inside a burning building to carry out a search after reports that children were trapped inside.
BILLY SNAITH turned the tables on his former stable-mate Daniel Cope on Saturday as he claimed the Northern Area welterweight title, writes Peter Mann.
GATESHEAD will finish the National League season in eighth position after their penultimate game ended in a resounding 4-0 win at Boreham Wood.
COLLECTORS of all ages attended the region’s biggest stamp fair held at the weekend.
YORK CITY will head into the final weekend of the National League season knowing they have to claim at least a point against play-offs bound Forest Green to have any chance of avoiding the drop.
AN ever-growing sport looks set to become an annual feature in the region after a competition was hailed a success.
THE population of one of Britain’s most endangered mammals, the once-common dormouse, appears to be increasing in the Yorkshire Dales.
A FITNESS advisor inspired to fundraise more than £100,000 for a children’s cancer charity has been invited to the House of Commons for her dedication to the cause.
LITTER pickers, young and old, turned out in force to tidy up a town ahead of a visit from the Britain in Bloom judges this week.
SKIPPER Paul Collingwood fell three short of a century as Durham established a first innings lead of 116 on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Newcastle United will be promoted back to the Premier League, at the first time of asking, if they beat Preston at St James’s Park this evening and that should be motivation enough.
TRADERS fear “unfair competition” from car boot sales could damage High Street businesses in a town already working to limit the impact of a new bypass.
AFTERNOON tea and hats in the surroundings of a North Yorkshire historic home have helped raised thousands for charity.
A FAMILY are embarking on a 150-mile bike ride to raise funds for a teenager with muscular dystrophy.
RNLI volunteers were called out to rescue two people in the water after their dinghy capsized on Saturday afternoon.
THE next in a series of free events for dog owners will be early next month thanks to a partnership between Hambleton District Council and Dogs Trust.
THE summer season will soon be starting to take shape on Redcar seafront as plans are in place for the return of some impressive sand sculptures.
How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth?
A FORMER soldier and steelworker has proven his mettle after fighting back to open his own authentic Jamaican restaurant.
A YOUNG writer who penned a short story about cancer after losing her favourite teacher to the illness has won a competition.
STEVE AGNEW is refusing to accept that relegation is inevitable despite Middlesbrough crashing to a humiliating defeat at Bournemouth yesterday.
A DEVELOPER'S plan to build another 495 homes on the outskirts of a market town have been described as "aggressive and speculative" by opponents to the scheme.
A TEENAGER has taken his first solo flight after being selected to take part in a pilot scheme.
A DARLINGTON pub has earned its place in a showcase of historic coaching inns turned 21st-century public houses.
A YOUNG boy has suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a car on the A66 in Middlesbrough yesterday afternoon.
AN uninsured and unlicensed motorist wrote off his friend’s high value car, while over the drink-drive limit, having ignored instructions not to get behind the wheel.
PLANS for a new housing estate have been recommended for approval despite concerns over increased traffic next to a village school.
LOCOMOTIVES past, present and future came together in a spectacle to quicken the heart of rail enthusiasts and history buffs alike.