A SEASON that started with disappointing results culminated in the highest league position for years and several trophies for Billingham Stars U14'sJunior Ice Hockey Club.
9 LOCAL cyclists from Newton Aycliffe took part in the Coast to Coast bike ride on the 4th July. Members of the VC167 Cycle Club battled with rain and sun-shine, and over 8,000 feet of climbing, most of which was in the first half. The journey from Morcambe to Saltburn took the riders a little over 9 hours of cycling time and with only a few...
POLICE are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Newton Aycliffe on Monday night.
NORTH-EAST workers face an anxious future after a subsea engineering firm revealed thousands of job cuts.
SHERLOCK Holmes and Jack the Ripper will tread the boards together this week.
CHILDREN across east Durham celebrated the close partnership between their schools with a day of activities and song.
A SCHOOL for girls celebrated its end of term today (Tuesday, July 7) with a concert by a boy band – raising hundreds of pounds for charity at the same time.
SUNDERLAND have made their second signing of the mid-season break, drafting in Norwegian goalkeeper Hilde Gunn Olsen.
THOUSANDS of people in the North-East are being encouraged to spend a night in nature’s home next month by taking part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout.
POLICE have left a cheeky note for drug producers in a shrubbery beside a railway line after discovering large cannabis plants growing there.
STUDENTS had a supersonic experience when they met a team hoping to break the world land speed record.
AITOR KARANKA believes his Middlesbrough squad can learn from defeat in the play-offs at Wembley and become stronger as a result.
LANDLORDS in County Durham and Darlington are being urged to act now to ensure they are ready for new safety laws aimed at saving dozens of lives a year.
TELEVISION news anchor Pam Royle has received an honorary fellowship from a North-East university
THE Pub Landlord, Al Murray, is helping to take one of the North-East’s biggest events on tour for the very first time.
COUNCIL chiefs have agreed a raft of money-saving changes to the way North Yorkshire's libraries are run, with volunteers set to take over a majority of services.
BUILDING work on an ambitious £10 million centre of engineering excellence will start within months after the development was granted planning permission.
THOUSANDS of people will be heading to the North-East this weekend for the biggest event on the socialist calendar.
WITH less than a year to go until microchipping becomes compulsory, the majority of North-East vets estimate that at least a quarter of dogs are still not chipped.
A POSTER campaign to prevent deaths caused by a single punch has received a boost from a County Durham School this morning (Tuesday).
COUNCILS chiefs have unveiled plans to move out of their headquarters overlooking Durham City – claiming it could trigger the prospect of thousands of new private sector jobs on the site.
LAST SEASON Hartlepool United completed the Great Escape. Boss Ronnie Moore then said he wanted his side to progress to the Dirty Dozen this coming season.
A MISCONDUCT hearing has begun into the activities of three North-East teachers said to have engaged in sexual activity, or sexually explicit communication with an underage girl.
FORMER coke oven workers are celebrating after a High Court date was set for group litigation involving more than 350 coal men suffering illnesses caused by their work.
THE average North-East family income is now £17,000 below that of families in London, a new study reveals.
EVERYTHING’S coming up roses as the region's newest visitor attraction prepares to open to the public.
SAMMY AMEOBI has signed a new contract at Newcastle United, and will play next season on loan at Cardiff City.
IF you have longed for a SEAT in the country, this might be the answer.
AN ARTIST who has used her passion to overcome serious problems with her back has had her work accepted into an exhibition at a Harrogate gallery.
A COMMUNITY centre will soon be given a free makeover as dozens of DIY professionals prepare to lend a helping hand.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a collision which left a pensioner in hospital.
TWO teenage boys were left with cuts and bruises after being robbed.
ELITE cyclists will compete in a race around Stockton town centre on Friday.JULY10
AVID readers from across the North-East are being urged to join in a world record attempt.
TIMES of adversity bring out the best in people and the Government's prolonged austerity strategy has been met with great community spirit across the North-East.
IN THE week the club celebrated its 20th anniversary, appropriately enough there was also the sight of a Quaker crossing the line first in a race.
A STUDENT village planned for the site of a commercial laundry has been granted outline planning permission, despite residents’ fears they were being swamped by the development.
A SCHOOL built on defective foundations is to be demolished and rebuilt less than ten years after it opened.
THE heartbreaking sight of a fairytale white horse-drawn carriage stopped people in their tracks as the bells of Sunderland Minster rang across the city.
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THIRTY schemes which will make a difference to communities across Hambleton District are sharing £125,000 through a special project.
A RETIRED road builder found on the site of the ongoing A1 improvements has learnt how the current generation construct motorways.
A FOLK-SINGER will be performing at a South Durham venue.
A FORMER postman with a passion for prose has raised almost £2,000 for a North-East hospital by selling a book of his poems.
HUNDREDS of land-lubbers took up an invite to step aboard a sail training vessel during a four-day visit to a North-East port.
TWO young girls are practising their curtseys after being tasked with greeting Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at England’s premier agricultural show.
A YOUNG fox had a brush with death after his head became stuck between two wooden fence panels.
A SCHOOLGIRL has won her dream bike after entering a competition to design it.