Steve McClaren yesterday pulled out of a deal to make Lazio's Christian Manfredini a last-minute signing.
SOME of the region's best-known radio presenters are going head to head in the hunt for bargains to raise cash for charity.
BARNARD CASTLE. - Wed. Fwd: 1,820 sheep. Lt lambs to 110.6p av 104.3p; std to 115.3p av 109.1p; med to 116.2p av 109.5p; heavy to 110.8p av 106.9p. Cast sheep: Cont to £57: Mule to £47.50; Swale to £32.
AS if being shipped out to the US by the likely lads of Auf Wiedersehen Pet was not enough, the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge could be sold for only £200.
JONATHAN Harrison has seen his championship aspirations receive a welcome boost from across the Atlantic courtesy of the owner of the company whose motorcycle he races.
Oxbridge Darlington and District League: Middleton St George are still ahead in Division A following their narrow victory over Witton-le-Wear when runs were at a premium.
SPECTATOR, never the world's best advance planner, will learn to be better organised and to avoid cinemas on the last bank holiday Monday of the year after an abortive attempt to see Pirates of the Caribbean earlier this week.
Sir, - We, the steering group of the Dales Festival of Food and Drink, were under the impression we were working in harmony with Leyburn Town Council. Sadly, last week's council meeting ("Food and drink festival barred from the Market Place") destroys…
Tow Law Area League: Billy Row shot to the top of the table after they only dropped one point on their visit to Sunniside Comedian.
AFTER five years of hard work, a dream is finally coming true for a young Thirsk businessman.
AFTER seven years, some of the fun is to be taken out of a special day in Bedale marking the run-up to Christmas.
Roseberry Group North East Durham League.
Northallerton's runaway train dash up the divisional ladder has been temporarily sidelined.
IT IS unfortunate that the outstanding success of Leyburn's Dales Festival of Food and Drink should be tempered by a dispute between the event organisers and the Town Council.
Langbaurgh League: Three sides are still neck and neck at the top of the table with Maltby just four points behind the trio in fourth position.
Mortgage lending looks likely to remain strong after record amounts were advanced last month.
Steve Backley, the last man standing of Britain's golden generation, will this weekend attempt to land the world javelin title, which has eluded him in six previous championships.
FOR a great many people, September is a time of new beginnings - far more so than the new year when we are all still in Christmas holiday mode, sitting around eating the remains of the chocolates and thinking it might be a good idea to resolve to diet…
DEATH with dignity can now be provided locally for all creatures great and small.
Yours truly smashed the Middlesbrough AC Ron Taylor Memorial record bagging a stunning 69.10.0.
WHITBY, of course, was the home of the original jet set. It was jet that turned the town into a jewellery boom town in Victorian times. In those days there were more than 50 jet workshops in the town, employing hundreds of craftsmen.
Intensive Scares: Killer Bug (BBC1); Harry And The Hormones (Tyne Tees Television): SCARY was definitely the right word for this Intensive Scares documentary.
Investors' confidence has fallen slightly during the past month, but two-thirds of people still expect the FTSE 100 to hold on to its recent gains, research said yesterday.
CONSUMER confidence has stuttered for the first time since the end of the Iraq war, a report showed yesterday.
DARLINGTON Borough Council computers ground to a halt on Wednesday when its system was hit by the Nachi virus, affecting all its services.
A TALENTED concert pianist has entertained an audience at a North-East school.
FOR the first time in almost 150 years, Russian hands have once again handled drums that were captured during the Crimean War.
AN investigation into claims that students at a North-East college were bullied by a member of staff ended yesterday.
A WOMAN pedestrian who underwent surgery to save her leg after a road smash in County Durham is making a gradual recovery.
PLANNING permission has been granted to build 370 homes in a coastal town.
A GLITCH in building work will delay the re-opening of a special needs school.
MORE than 150 people took to the streets last night to protest against the possible closure of their hospital.
THE future of a 170-year-old village pub, which was under threat last year, is to be secured.
A LARGE blaze which caused tens of thousands of pounds of damage at a south Durham factory is being treated as suspicious.
AN elderly farmer was found dead in an armchair at his home on Wednesday night, despite his son's efforts to save him.
ELISE Ballantyne has kicked her way to black belt success at the age of only nine.
CHILTON Community Partnership has teamed up with Chilton West Residents' Association to extend a programme of summer fun days into a week-long event.
TENANTS are to be asked for their views on a plan to hand council homes over to new management.
YOUNG people from two special schools rounded off a two-day dance workshop with a show for families and friends.
Hopes for a satellite dish to be erected at the rear of Grammar School Farm, Heighington, near Darlington, have been dashed.
A biting wind and leaden skies brought autumn to Colwyn Bay yesterday.
FORMER pupils of a Darlington school are being invited to turn the clock back and attend a reunion.
STEWARD Bill Harrington has brought a riot of colour to his once drab club.
ONE of the region's museums will start a fresh venture tomorrow in a Grade II listed city centre building.
A GOVERNMENT inspector who approved controversial plans for a gaming arcade in Darlington has explained his decision.
WHEN Joseph and Evelyn Spooner married in 1943 they could not have known what an important role their wedding chapel would play in their lives.
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott visits Wallsend today to see Tyneside's world-class shipbuilding and offshore facilities.
A MAN who attacked a close friend in Darlington was spared jail yesterday.
A MOTHER agreed to be bound over by a court yesterday after attacking her former partner.
CUTE, comical and barely able to fend for themselves, 20 grey partridge chicks represent a last-ditch defence against the extinction of their species.