SINCE the start of the year, and ignoring goalless draws, Sunderland have picked up points in ten matches. Jermain Defoe has scored in seven of them.
FOR a manager often described as cold and controlling by some of the players he has had under his wing, Rafael Benitez has had no problem warming up St James’ Park. At the current rate, the temperature will have reached boiling point by the end of…
STRIKER Graeme Armstrong has played his final game for Darlington after telling the club he is to leave this summer.
MORE than two million spectators turned out for this year’s Tour De Yorkshire with the county being hailed as the “true winner”.
WHAT a refreshing change to see Middlesbrough mentioned in a positive light in the media. I, of course, refer to the start of Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire from the town.
A BIG number was up for a North-East bingo hall today (Sunday, May 1) when it marked its golden anniversary.
I WENT to see a friend's grave in North Road Cemetery, Darlington, recently.
BOTH Labour and Conservative supporters of the remain in Europe campaign state that workers rights will be lost if the country votes to leave the EU.
I AM not a police apologist. I acknowledge that the policing of the Hillsborough disaster was very poor indeed and those families who suffered have every right to feel desperately let down.
I WAS bought up in music loving family with absolutely no natural talent whatsoever. My father could, however, play the comb and toilet paper and my mother yodelled and whistled, sometimes simultaneously. Our musical evening just flew by.
MANDY BOYLETT as part of Ukip, whose leader generalises Muslims and refugees on a regular basis, is in no position to criticise Ken Livingstone for his comments about Zionism.
BRITAIN’S Adam Yates put a difficult week behind him as he finished fourth overall, while Frenchman Thomas Voeckler was rewarded for his efforts at the Tour de Yorkshire with the win.
THE best friend and comrade of a North-East soldier who lost his life in Afghanistan has spoken of his pride after Eddie Stobart agreed to name a truck in his memory.
To coincide with Darlington revealing their kits for the 2016-17 season, sponsored by Virgin Trains, here are the club's home kits since 1990 - how many do you remember?
FAMILIES, cycling supporters and what seemed like most of Northallerton streamed into the town centre for the Tour De Yorkshire as it ploughed through the middle of the town’s annual May Fair.
MUSICIANS across the region are coming together to learn and share their skills as part of a new initiative.
A LECTURER, photographer, student and casino inspector are among the latest recruits to join the ranks of North Yorkshire’s part time bobbies.
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly dog was found suffering and alone in a park on Wearside.
A DISABLED father will take on two sporting challenges to raise funds for the hospital that saved his son and daughter’s lives after a car crash which almost claimed their lives.
A WOMAN paralysed in a horse riding accident in Egypt is to arrive home tomorrow (Monday, May 2) night after her family and the region's public raised more than £32,000.
A RECORD number of runners took to the streets for the sixth Run Sunderland Festival today (Sunday, May 1).
STUDENTS will be rifling through the reference books as they prepare to head-off to Eton for the debate of their lives.
FLYING high after seeing their team win promotion to the Premier Division of the Evo-Stik League, Spennymoor Town fans pulled on their own football boots.
A SURVEY of hundreds of villagers shows overwhelming opposition to a proposed housing development in Hurworth, near Darlington.
STAND-FIRST: 'Le Tour' coming to Middlesbrough reminded the world that 'the Boro' remains part of the traditional 'Yorkshire Nation.' Chris Webber was there to witness the pride and passion in the morning rain.
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A MAJOR investigation is underway after two men died when their light aircraft hurtled into the ground in North Yorkshire at the weekend.
AN UPPER Dales surgery has been left frustrated with the slow pace of its ability to get connected to high speed broadband.
DURHAM were totally out of luck in the afternoon sun at the Oval until Chris Rushworth struck twice just before tea.
WHAT A week it’s been weather-wise, Witton Castle Lakes, along with the rest of the country, dipped back into some serious wintery conditions. Freezing temperatures, snow, rain and hail all conspired to make the weeks fishing very uncomfortable for…
SUNDERLAND crashed back into the Premier League relegation zone as they drew 1-1 at Stoke City yesterday.
A MENINGITIS victim, who lost both legs and an arm as a baby, has set a new British record - in the swimming pool.
A ROW has erupted over access as a council plans to sell off one its historic buildings.
BEN GIBSON will not be watching promotion rivals Burnley and Brighton in action tomorrow afternoon – because he does not want to waste any energy worrying about things he cannot influence.
A BELOVED 100-year-old celebrated her birthday surrounded by friends and family yesterday (Saturday, April 30).
TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to rob a cash machine.
A CHARITY fundraiser known as Run Geordie Run today (Sunday, May 1) begins the next stage of his bid to run around the world.
TWO people had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire thought to have been caused by a discarded cigarette.
DARLINGTON councillors are to discuss a controversial land sale.
A THEATRE group that supports young people through the arts is looking for new members.
WORK to repair a church’s roof is finally underway after it was awarded more than £45,000 in grant money.
GRAEME STORM carded four solid rounds of golf in the Far East to finish in the money.
How did the players fare in Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Stoke?
JACKIE McNAMARA has signalled an intention to ‘prove people wrong’ after sections of York City fans called for him to be sacked.
DURHAM'S new paceman, Brydon Carse, claimed the notable scalp of Kumar Sangakkara on an otherwise testing morning at the Oval.
TRAVELLERS are being advised not to travel by train to or from Whitby today due to emergency engineering work.
THE body of a woman has been found on a railway line, police have said.
A NEW forum is being launched to allow wheelchair users across North Yorkshire to share their experiences.
LINSEY Robinson is pulling on her running shoes for the IVF team at The James Cook University Hospital because without them her son Harvey would not be here.