ADAM MATTHEWS last night completed a £2m move to Sunderland and Dick Advocaat is waiting to hear of more transfer success.
The Coral Eclipse is the big race of the day but only five go to post for what is the first clash of the generations and it is impossible to look beyond the unbeaten Derby winner Golden Horn (3.45).
SOLDIERS from the region who have been running an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone have returned home.
Hetton Lyons are struggling to keep their heads above the relegation waters having slipped to second bottom following last week’s home defeat to Whitburn.
THE activities of the caliphate which holds ground now in Iraq, Syria and Libya have further disturbed societies in that part of the world and the migrations of peoples wanting to get away is already a challenge to Europe.
THE Ness Factory at Croxdale will be an iconic landmark for many who regularly commute on the A167 to Durham and Newcastle.
NORTH-EAST veterans will join the nation in commemorating the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) next month.
A MALE nurse accused of sexually assaulting a man he met in a gay bar wept in court after a jury cleared him of the charge.
LAMBERT Smith Hampton has received revised instructions to market the attractive Halegrove Court office scheme at Bowesfield in Stockton.
Marton face arguably the most important weekend in their recent history with two difficult away matches in two days set to define the rest of their season.
DARLINGTON Conservative councillors are yet to make a decision over whether to formally challenge the council over its ill-fated £6,000 clock tower bells experiment.
Having risen to the top of a forever changing DCL Division One table for the first time this season, unbeaten Esh Winning look as though they might be the side to hang on to the number one ranking.
A MAN jailed for committing a sex act on himself in public has had his future contact with children curtailed.
A DISPLAY of textiles will be on show at one of the region’s best-loved landmarks this month.
A GRANDFATHER who has been tirelessly working to raise money and awareness of cancer found himself the recipient of a generous prize recently.
A MUCH-LOVED leading light of the voluntary and community movement on Teesside and Saltburn has died.
A POLICE force which apologised to the victims of Jimmy Savile and his council leader friend, is addressing its failings, a report has concluded.
NORTH Yorkshire residents got the chance to find out about challenges facing police and what they are doing to keep the public safe in a recent exhibition.
TWO top family comedy acts are set to perform in Barnard Castle later this month.
THE final wish of a football fan who left more than £300,000 to his favourite non-league football club was carried out today (Friday).
AN unemployed man who copied children's photographs off Facebook to make sexual images because he was lonely has been jailed for 18 months.
A CHARITY that supports wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel has teamed up with a supermarket to give back to local troops.
DARLINGTON joined the rest of the UK in holding a one minute’s silence to respect those who lost their lives in last week’s devastating terror attack in Tunisia.
RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on plans for a new £1.7m development that would provide dementia care in the local community.
TALENTED young performers have won leading roles in a touring production of Peter Pan.
A YOUTH theatre is celebrating its tenth anniversary by staging a show which inspired the group’s creation.
TWO children have won a competition to rename an indoor play area ahead of its grand reopening next month.
PEOPLE are being reminded to drink responsibly in the hot weather expected this weekend.
A TOWN moved by the tragic past of a local man united today to ensure he was given a good send-off at his funeral.
A NATIONAL park has issued a fire alert due to tinderbox conditions.
THE heroism of more than seven million women during the Second World War is being celebrated through a thought-provoking exhibition.
PUPILS have won their school a £25,000 “energy makeover” after becoming runners up in a dance competition judged by Diversity stars.
A SUPERFAST 1,000mph car will be zooming its way in to the Croft Circuit this month to help ‘inspire a generation’.
A FLEDGLING North-East festival that has proved a big hit with visitors has scooped a national award.
A JEALOUS lover who feared his girlfriend was cheating on him tried to strangle her in a hospital car park, threatened to kill her during a clear-the-air walk in the woods and beat up his suspected love rival, a court heard.
GRAEME STORM and Rob Dinwiddie have both narrowly made the cut at the French Open.
I’M all for people stopping smoking.
MORE than eight million tonnes of steel have been produced at Redcar since SSI famously saved the Teesside plant from mothballing and relit the blast furnaces to international acclaim in April 2012.
AN ICONIC airliner saved from an ignominious end at Durham Tees valley Airport is to be unveiled to the public next week.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED have sold their 2,000th season ticket for the 2015/16 campaign at Victoria Park.
TWO of the best North-East actors over the past two decades have been Charlie Hardwick and Trevor Fox and both finally made the commercial breakthrough after a spell in Emmerdale. In Hardwick’s case, the “spell” lasted 12 years with her popular Geordie character Val Pollard due to exit later this year at the actor’s insistence.
‘Gary, where do I put my money?’
AN animal lover from the North-East has launched a special day to remember pets who have died.
COCKTAIL connoisseurs are both stirring and shaking up a storm having reached the national finals of an international competition.
A SUNDAY bus service through a national park has been doubled, following a group of volunteers receiving a wave of donations.
THERE are traffic delays near Crook in County Durham after an accident this afternoon.
THE fate of Amy Winehouse is very much on the mind of Mica Paris, who is an ambassador for the charity in her fellow singer's name, as she prepares to star in new musical Love Me Tender at Sunderland Empire next week.
SUNDERLAND’S Premier League home game against Tottenham Hotspur has been rescheduled for a live television broadcast - on the same day as the Great North Run.