A STUNNING aerial performance got this year's Stockton International Riverside Festival (Sirf) off to a flying start.
GLENN MAXWELL hopes his maiden Yorkshire century can spark a run glut for him to further boost their Royal London one-day Cup hopes after yesterday’s thumping win over Worcestershire at New Road.
VISITORS to Redcar beach saw some unexpected sunbathers when several farmers arrived with some of their cattle to highlight the tumbling cost of milk.
RESIDENTS have been promised a specialist council officer to impose rigorous monitoring of a controversial abattoir in the heart of their community.
TEENAGE Loner Liam Lyburd was found guilty today of plotting a mass murder at a North-East college and he faces life imprisonment when he is sentenced next month.
A TEENAGER arrested following the death of a North Yorkshire musician has tonight been charged with murder.
Dressed to thrill at Scarborough
MIDDLESBROUGH is bottom of the class as figures for England show almost one in ten of the town’s pupils were suspended from school last year.
Sam Baker at Gateshead
A MAN has appeared at court charged with burglary, dangerous driving and a spate of car, fuel and shop thefts across the region.
NEWCASTLE UNITED have confirmed that Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba is the latest player to have moved to St James' Park.
Terry's horrible day at York
Ian Kelsey and Patrick Robinson, two of TV’s most dashing leading men, are set to star in a new production of The Shawshank Redemption coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal in the autumn, October 19 to 24. Long-running star of BBC’s Doctors Kelsey…
A CHARITY which strives to bring about positive social change has been shortlisted for a national volunteering award.
A NEW library and customer information centre held its official opening today (Thursday, July 30) following a £2.7 million refurbishment.
A POACHER who was caught by a farmer in Barnard Castle has been fined after pleading guilty at the eleventh hour.
GUESTS were bowled over at the opening of a lunch club with a difference at the region’s leading cricket ground.
ROADS minister Andrew Jones MP has spoken of the importance of the A1 Leeming to Barton upgrade for the region’s economy and in promoting the engineering trade.
Deer Shed 6 Festival, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
A MAN has been arrested for "hijacking" a Winnie The Pooh toy car from a supermarket.
A TEAM of healthcare workers will take on a demanding challenge this weekend to raise money for charity.
RECENLTY-APPOINTED North East Chamber of Commerce President Mike Matthews is using his new post to raise awareness of something he is passionate about – apprenticeships.
A RAPIST who attacked a 34-year-old woman in Middlesbrough is being hunted.
STUNNING fire gardens, circus troupes, live art and comedy will all be on show from today as Sirf returns to Stockton Town Centre with more than 100 shows. The festival, which runs until Sunday, will celebrate the redevelopment of the area with four…
A MAN has died after falling from a bridge in Newcastle.
A NORTH-EAST firm that helps fight cancer, terrorism and nuclear pollution has reported rising revenues and plans for an £11m shareholder offering.
A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision with a car on one of the main routes across North Yorkshire.
POLICE have renewed their appeal for help in tracing missing 68-year-old Peter Bond - who was last seen in the Acklam area of Middlesbrough at around 4pm on Tuesday (July 28).
A SUPERMARKET will launch its new local charity of the year this weekend.
AS you enter Richmond from Scotch Corner, there is a startling culture clash. A modern petrol filling station, thrown up cheaply, sits cheek-by-jowl with a medieval churchy building. The garage’s garish digital lights flash on a large red plastic…
LONER Liam Lyburd cut himself off from reality and threw himself in to an illicit online world.
TWO men accused of stealing almost £18,000 pension money from an elderly cancer sufferer insisted they both acted in his best interests.
How a reclusive, social misfit acquired powerful Glock semi-automatic handgun and nearly 100 rounds of expanding ammunition without leaving his bedroom was a troubling aspect of the case.
A SHARP shaving barber has made an art out of creating intricate holiday haircuts for boys.
AN artificial heart pump the size of a golf ball could transform thousands of dying patients' lives, the North-East surgeon who implanted the first in the world has said.
YOUNGSTERS will be put in danger if street lights are switched off along the route they walk to school, according to town councillors.
A FAMILY hit twice by cancer has raised enough money for a charity to send another family on holiday.
THE University of York and North Yorkshire Police are collaborating on an ambitious project to come up with new approaches to dealing with people with mental health problems.
A FAMILY-run cheese company is reaping the rewards after re-launching a product to mark a fresh start two years ago following family tragedy.
LIAM Lyburd, 19, has been convicted of planning mass murder at his former college following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.