HOCKEY players at Queen Mary's School, Topcliffe have been celebrating after winning the under 14s trophy at the area rally last week.
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FREE tickets for Monday night's Positive Young People Awards 2002 ceremony are being made available to the public for the first time today and tomorrow.
A COUNTRY pub is toasting success after receiving an award for the quality of its real ales.
FOUR students at a Darlington school have won a competition after designing a poster promoting a French market.
A TELEVISED debate tackled the hot potato of regional government last night.
FUNDRAISERS have had their faith in human kindness restored after an anonymous donor replaced a stolen raffle prize.
PRIMARY school pupils have created a wall plaque for their school entrance, with help from a design student.
PLANS for a controversial animal incinerator plant are likely to go ahead on the edge of a popular North-East tourist spot, despite health fears.
A MURDER suspect yesterday denied being at a house where a man was killed during a visit to a prostitute.
THE latest high technology is to be harnessed to give flood victims a fighting chance to beat the elements.
ARMED police sealed off parts of two villages yesterday when they moved in to arrest three people in connection with a robbery.
PRIMARY school pupils looked on as two youngsters were arrested by police after setting fire to a wheelie bin.
A Savoy chef and a fashion guru were on hand yesterday to help a major supermarket launch a new look.
Trouble-hit Arriva Trains Northern has published a new customer charter for its beleaguered rail passengers.
The two FA Vase semi finalists, Whitley Bay and Durham City, both have plenty to think about ahead of their big game at Hillheads tomorrow as each team has been hit by injuries.
MY football-mad eight-year-old son is an enthusiastic Manchester United fan. His bedroom is covered in Man U posters, he regularly writes letters to the club and players, he has read every book ever written about his team and would wear his Man U strip day and night if he could.
NINETEEN redundancies were announced yesterday at a North-East technology company with an international market.
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A BIG personality is needed to fill the shoes vacated by Millie Scaife, former chairman of Sadberge Village Hall Association.
SALTBURN is to get its controversial modern art statues.
A PRIVATE Darlington hospital is to meet health chiefs to discuss the impact of a single vaccination clinic.
A HUSBAND accused of murdering his wife with a length of washing line during a kinky sex game will face a second trial.
Several Semi Finals in the Durham County Junior Cups have been played with West Hartlepool featuring in three of the games.
CHILDREN'S charity NCH announced this week that pupils at 500 North-East primary schools have raised £250,000 for its work with vulnerable children over the past ten years.
THE evolution of brewing has seen a return of the long-standing tradition to a North-East city.
A GROUP of children at a Teesside nursery had an energetic time this week - running around to raise money so they can have some outside play equipment.
A GOVERNMENT report has highlighted a lack of investment in a young offenders' institution.
A FIRE chief has warned that children could die in a derelict school used by youngsters as a play house if parents did not take action.
PAUL Cole has made a habit of winning the Lincoln in recent times and Nimello's victory last year was the third win of the Flat's first big handicap in five renewals for the Whatcombe handler.
A campaign to save a North Yorkshire court from closure at the end of the year has won an influential ally in the House of Lords.
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MY morning walk over the past few days has been graced by the wonderful music of a thrush.
A NEW fast-track chest pain clinic in Newcastle is helping people with potential heart disease get quicker access to hospital services.
NORTHERN women are more health-conscious than their Southern counterparts, according to a new survey.
Two local men, Brian Hunter, of Sedgefield, and Peter Wood, of Colburn, North Yorkshire, both won Lilly Outstanding Achievement and Recognition awards last year.
LOCAL opinion has forced a U-turn on a proposal to segregate lanes on a notorious accident blackspot road.
A REGIONAL blitz on tax-dodging motorists has claimed its first offender.
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A PAIR of County Durham hairdressers proved they have a good head for business by combining their styling skills.
THE latest technology is to be harnessed to give flood victims a fighting chance to beat the elements.
THE head of PE at Thirsk School is giving up his post at Easter to embark on a new career as a full-time professional soccer referee.
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PROPOSALS to build 14 houses on a conservation area will obliterate a green landscape and ruin their view, villagers fear.
It was all downhill for Wearside Plumbing Supplies when members of Ravens Ski Racing Club turned up at the new showroom in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland.
THE Earl and Countess of Wessex visited the North-East yesterday on one of their first full official engagements since they announced they would devote their time to Royal duties.
A HIDDEN gem could soon be developed to become the tourism mecca of the region.
THE fate of electronic components firm SMK will be revealed to workers on Monday.
EAST Durham school pupils took to the running track yesterday in a bid to give two sick children a holiday away from their polluted home near Cheronbyl.