A PENSIONER charged with making a racist monkey gesture towards three Blackburn Rovers footballers has been found guilty.
DARLINGTON Rugby Football Club (DRFC) has turned a corner and is back in the black, say club bosses amid rumours its finances are standing in the way of the groundshare with the Quakers.
BOSSES at restaurant chain KFC have denied they will be offering free food to anyone who dresses up as Colonel Sanders and camps outside a new store.
Barnsley 0 Middlesbrough 4
MANCHESTER CITY laid down a marker in their quest to retain the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup, ruthlessly putting Durham to the sword in a 5–0 victory at the Academy Stadium.
STEPHANIE Roche bagged her first Sunderland goal as the hosts won their sixth straight game in all competitions with a 5-2 FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup victory over Everton.
JEREMAIN LENS impressed on his first Sunderland appearance, but the Black Cats lost 2-0 to League One side Doncaster Rovers.
ALEKSANDAR Mitrovic made his first appearance in a Newcastle United shirt but League Two side York City spoiled his night by winning at Bootham Crescent.
THE threat of industrial action in the North Sea oil and gas industry has increased after workers rejected planned changes to shifts and terms and conditions.
YORKSHIRE VIKINGS were beaten for the first time in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup after a nail-biting finish against Surrey.
EIGHT out of ten patients are reaching the stroke unit at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, within four hours of arrival, compared to five out of ten nationally.
A COMMUNITY centre which has been at the heart of two villages for more than 60 years will be recreated as part of a celebration of everyday 1950s life.
LABOUR leadership contender Andy Burnham was in the region today (Wednesday, July 29) to support a health initiative.
ALEKSANDAR Mitrovic will start his first game for Newcastle United in tonight’s friendly at York City.
JEREMAIN LENS will make his first appearance in a Sunderland shirt in this evening's pre-season friendly at Doncaster Rovers.
DURHAM pulled off their biggest run chase in one-day cricket with the greatest of ease when they continued their defence of the Royal London Cup with a seven-wicket win at Taunton yesterday.
AN AMBITIOUS shared vision for the cultural development of the North-East over the next 15 years has been unveiled today (Wednesday, August 29).
IN the context of world football, English clubs have taken a strong stand against racism – and yet it remains prevalent, from the Premier League to the grass roots of the game.
VILLAGERS said farewell to a popular pensioner who saved their working men’s club from closure and was always there for those in need.
VE Day celebrations will be marked with a series of events in Darlington this summer.
MORE than £10m has been spent on repairing potholes in Britain’s biggest county in the past 12 months.
STUART HALL will embark on a new chapter in his boxing career on Saturday when he makes his Matchroom debut as part of the ‘Rumble on the Humber’ bill at Hull’s KC Stadium.
A LEADING cancer charity is urging County Durham and Tees Valley residents to take a sponsored plunge from the iconic Transporter Bridge.
A TOWN is about to explode into life with fireworks, dancing, theatre and street fun.
JOE McElderry is doing a hometown gig this weekend (Sunday, August 2).
PLANS to build a new homes development in North Yorkshire have been rejected.
A CHRISTIAN radio station has teamed up with a cathedral in a pioneering partnership.
MORE than 100 drivers were arrested during a month-long crackdown on drink driving.
A NORTH Yorkshire resident has raised £4,600 for charity after she and her father were both hit by cancer.
A TEAM of young people have taken to the streets with their belongings on their backs to raise awareness of homelessness.
UNIONS have urged a chocolate bar maker to freeze any changes to a pension scheme, fearing workers could lose thousands of pounds in retirement cash.
A GENEROUS teenager’s close shave has raised around £100 for a national cancer charity.
A COLLIE cross that has been re-homed 13 times proved you can’t keep a good dog down by being crowned the waggiest tailed dog in the area.
TEA and cake in the sunshine marked the first anniversary of ‘Britain’s Smallest Park’ today (Wednesday, July 29).
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 jury in the trial of a teenager accused of plotting a massacre at his former college has been sent out to consider verdicts.
RHYS Thompson bounced back from the disappointment of losing in last year’s final of the Durham County Matchplay Championship to clinch the trophy 12 months later.
THE life of a proud former soldier who survived an IRA bomb blast is in tatters tonight (Wednesday, July 29) after he was convicted of benefit fraud totalling £131,000.
TWO teenagers were forced to run for safety after they were approached and grabbed by a stranger as they walked alone at night.
YOUNG Darlington residents with complex health needs are being offered the chance to take part in a creative project to increase their self-esteem
COMPETITORS young and old showed their zest for life during a world record attempt held in Darlington today (Wednesday, July 29).
Daisy, the collie-cross, has finally found a loving home after being rejected 12 times.
RESIDENTS have spoken of their shock after their local store was targeted by an armed robber twice in a matter of days.
THE big screen experience is being taken to residents’ doorsteps this summer.
A BUTCHER'S has closed as a probe is carried out into an outbreak of E.coli food poisoning.
A HOST of exotic creatures will be making their way to Darlington when the Cornmill Shopping Centre’s safari themed pet zoo comes to town on Monday (August 3).