A SHOP redevelopment due to be unveiled on Friday will allow visitors to browse through the latest bestsellers while they enjoy a coffee.
TIME is running out for people wanting to help steer a multi-million pound project in Hartlepool.
A FISHING competition is being held on the River Tees next month as pollution problems of the past are forgotten.
THE Prince of Wales will officially open the first phase of a multi-million pound garden development next week.
A BOX crammed with old books and papers has opened up a doorway to the past for a North-East man.
VISITORS enjoying a day out at one of North Yorkshire's great ancient monuments had an added bonus over the Bank Holiday weekend.
A SUDDEN rise in complaints about wheel clamping has been reported to Stockton Borough Council's trading standards department.
ONE of North Yorkshire's great stately homes put the emphasis on fun as it celebrated the bank holiday with a special children's weekend.
A NORTH-East businessman is joining a host of celebrity names rolling out the carpet for a youngster born without kidneys.
Baggage handlers at low-cost airline easyJet are being balloted on whether to strike in a dispute over pay.
BUSINESSES already hit by last year's foot-and-mouth crisis are facing fresh anguish caused by the weather.
EBOR winning trainer James Given has come a long way since setting up on his own just over three years ago.
A North-East law firm is warning businesses that they could face a Data Protection investigation into their company websites.
MUSEUM visitors met a medieval archer and learned how to shoot arrows with style yesterday.
A SHOP redevelopment due to be unveiled on Friday will allow visitors to browse through the latest best sellers while they enjoy a coffee.
BOOKMAKERS William Hill has lodged an appeal against a decision by Darlington Borough Council to refuse planning permission to convert a retail outlet at 57-58 Skinnergate to a betting shop, with the addition of a single-storey rear extension.
PLANNING chiefs are recommending that councillors in east Cleveland reject a plan to build four houses and 15 flats because residents who moved to the new homes would be exposed to factory odours.
A GERMAN student has been enjoying an annual visit to the region to perform in a theatre company's summer workshop.
BATTLING residents may hire their own expert in a fight to stop the felling of a group of trees.
A MOUNTAIN of unwanted and broken refrigerators - currently topping 17,000 - is showing no signs of decline following the introduction of new environmental rules earlier this year.
A SPECIALIST centre to cater for older mentally ill people is to be opened in Darlington.
Teesdale School Barnard Castle.
AN appeal has gone out to the public for information leading to the identification of a woman.
THE first public debate on issues affecting a city and its residents will be held next week.
A NEW female football club has been established to cater for a surge in the sport's popularity among women and girls.
A CONTEST to find a city's most talented young singer is reaching its final stages.
The region's strongest men flexed their muscles during an annual test of might at the weekend.
A DAZZLING display of historic vehicles jump-started a club's 30th birthday celebrations.
ABOUT 9,000 pedigree dogs will be exhibited in the region next month for the North's biggest annual show.
IT wasn't the fastest road chase ever - but a five-mile police pursuit of a stolen forklift truck still brought chaos to city streets yesterday.
DARLINGTON Football Club are today anxiously waiting for the Home Office to give the go-ahead for an audacious bid to sign Colombian World Cup star Faustino Asprilla.
Chris Lloyd recalls the most theatrical football performance he has ever seen in which the star of the show was a Colombian called Tino - the man who could become a Darlington player this week.
GENEROUS workers at a Darlington company put on their walking boots to raise money for charity.
A road safety booklet is being delivered to every home in Darlington this week.
A PROGRAMME of community events and activities has been lined up to help mark the end of summer.
TWO people had to be airlifted to hospital from a motocross event yesterday after two separate accidents.
IT IS just as well I've done my First Aid training. Most of our incidents involve wasp stings, pruned fingers or bumped heads, but this week I had to literally scrape the receptionist off the floor.
The latest chapter in the chaotic career of Faustino Asprilla begins tonight when he is introduced to the Darlington crowd as Quakers welcome Carlisle to Feethams.
The twists and turns in the race for the Darlington Building Society NYSD Premier League Premier Division title produced another shock yesterday when leaders Saltburn lost to Northallerton and gained just four points.
THE editor of this newspaper is a man of passions, among them rabbits and racehorses. His rabbits, generally speaking, run a great deal faster than his horses do.
RETIRING headteacher Jim Jack's modesty forbids him from claiming the credit for record-breaking A-levels and strong GCSE results at his school this year.
PARTICIPANTS are being sought for a long-established vintage vehicle event.
THE North Yorkshire Discovery bus - equipped with eight computers and BBC broadcasting equipment - will be visiting a number of villages in the North York Moors National Park this week.
The Action Aid fundraising week starts on Sunday, until September 16.
Don Littlefair will make a daily visit to his daughter's grave today, accompanied by family and friends.
THE region's oldest art club is staging its 25th annual exhibition next month.
THE Lumley Castle wedding extravaganza takes place on Sunday, September 8, from 1pm to 4.30pm, with more than 50 exhibitors and displays of gowns, wedding transport, cakes, hair show, beauty demonstrations, Scottish pipers, chimney sweep and a dove released from the gazebo.
A NEW play area for youngsters was opened just in time for the Bank Holiday celebrations.
A TRIO of Morris dancing troupes put on a colourful display yesterday as part of a special weekend.
THERE will be a lot of hot air produced by the Johannesburg Earth Summit. It will cost a hideous amount of money: £35 million. But it is important that it happens.