STUDENTS of Durham's history are often drawn to Old Durham, the name of a farm a mile to the east of Durham Cathedral, below Gilesgate's Sherburn Road Estate. The obvious question is: How old is Old Durham?
With their first attack of the game Stuart Bell beat the offside call and closed in on the Ayton goal to give the home side the lead in the first minute.
EUROPE: EU sceptics beware. Just one hour's flying time from Teesside and you are in Holland.
X-RAY specialist Bede has gained an important foothold in the Japanese semi-conductors market which could pave the way for significant future work.
The League's own cup ties and the Durham County Football Association Sunday Cup reduced the League's Programme.
SHOCKING as it was, there were many positive messages from this week's documentary The Secret Policeman.
In Division One, Barnard Castle Glaxo are going great guns and are still unbeaten. They won 5-0 at home to Wallsend Rising Sun.
Mowden Park Under-15s' match against Houghton turned into an eventful day to say the least. Houghton went into the lead after around 15 minutes when a failed tackle allowed them to score on the wing.
A group of surfers attempted to deliver 50 limbless dolls to the company behind the ghost fleet project today.
Hunting Chris Ryan (BBC1): IF I were lost in the jungle, Chris Ryan is the man I'd like to have with me.
Wilton's 1st team were entertained by Durham University 3rds on Maiden Castle's national standard, water-based pitch which proved to be an eight-goal thriller.
DANNY MILLS last night insisted he won't play for Peter Reid again - and revealed that Leeds priced him out of a permanent move to Middlesbrough.
Division One: With only four weeks into the new season the Redcar Unionist's A team have once again made the headlines this week with a 5-1 home win against their local opponents Redcar Cons. A.
Bishop Auckland have been given a list of tasks to complete on their ground before the UniBond League will allow them to take promotion at the end of the season.
Sarah Borwell (Nunthorpe) was the last British survivor in the ITF 25,000-dollar Welsh International Women's Open last week in Cardiff.
A LEADING tourist attraction is celebrating the work of the region's army of volunteers.
JOHN Travolta is a hard act to follow by anyone's standards so it's no surprise that this stage version of Saturday Night Fever fails to sparkle like the original film.
A day before the big match - Shildon's first FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie for 42 years - and club chairman Gordon Hampton is finding it all rather hair raising.
GEORGE Galloway was not the only Labour MP who opposed the war against Iraq, but he is the only one to be thrown out of his party.
THE heartbroken parents of an eight-year-old boy who died after becoming tangled up in a rope swing last night paid tribute to their "kind" and "brilliant" son.
TWO favourite pantomime characters travelled to a Durham school to give pupils some useful theatrical tips.
AN 11-YEAR-OLD'S comic creation is to appear in The Beano and Dandy, after he was named the UK's Best Young Cartoonist.
A young Harry Potter fan who was almost killed saving his best pal's life has been left with a scar just like his Hogwarts hero.
Rebel MP George Galloway last night vowed he would stand against Labour as an independent after being thrown out of the party for his outspoken opposition to the war in Iraq.
DARLINGTON hope that two new props can solve their front row problems in tomorrow's National Three North match at home to Macclesfield.
Chester-le-Street: The Chester-le-Street promotion bandwagon rolled west to Carlisle for what many thought would be their toughest test yet in the Northern Regional Women's League Division One.
North Shields, 'over the moon' at their last-minute victory against championship rivals New Marske last weekend, have appointed Paul Ross as assistant manager.
Dunston assistant manager Perry Briggs says that centre half Steve Holmes is having a new lease of life.
Brompton Juniors: Having lost undeservedly 4-1 at home to the Allstars while missing four players on a rugby tour, Brompton started second favourites for their latest game against the 21st Allstars.
A CONSORTIUM led by private equity group CVC Capital Partners was last night on track to take over Debenhams after its opponent pulled out of a battle for the store group.
A LATE goal by Chris Harman helped Thorns to shade a close First Division match against Postchaise.
Hartlepool Town made progress to the next round of the Durham County Trophy beating Felling The Willows 2-0 at home.
Darlington RA: The RA won the battle of Brinkburn Road, league leaders Northallerton came for a battle and got one, with long balls and physical tactics by the visitors, strong minds and even stronger bodies were required by the RA.
Police are hunting a driver who failed to stop after her car struck a teenager.
THE opening party for a club for swingers has been postponed, while the owners meet police chiefs and council bosses.
Fairs Software Tyneside Junior League: Chester-le-Street extended their lead at the top of the table to three points when they defeated Prudhoe Town 6-2, while New Hartley, who were in second position, went down to North Tyneside College.
VISITORS to one of the region's top attractions are promised a truly spooky time later this month - including a visit to the cell where Dick Turpin spent his last night.
A FASHION boutique owner is to be the first to try a scheme that promises to change the future of retailing in the region.
THE region can now boast its own Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for media after more than £300,000 was invested in staff and equipment.
GOT an endowment mortgage? Then it's time to get your head out of the sand. Now. The chances are that however much you have paid, however long you have paid it, it won't be enough. In five or ten years time, or whenever your policy matures, you could find yourself having to pay up thousands of pounds extra to make your house your own.
CHESTER-le-Street's new ambulance station could help crews to arrive at emergencies faster.
Midfielder David Bayles reckons Shildon will never have a better chance of reaching the first round proper of the FA Cup.
THE mother of a takeawaydelivery man lured to his death has renewed her appeal for help in bringing his killers to justice - a decade after his murder.
Division One: Belmont Panthers v M'brough Mav.
A MOVE to tackle human organ trafficking has been backed by North-East MEP Martin Callanan.
Darlington Harriers: At the Richmond Castle 10km on Sunday, October 19 on a very testing, hilly course, Ben Wilson ran an excellent race to finish first Harrier in 16th place in a time of 37mins 25secs, holding off the ever improving Jack Mason in 17th place in 37.56.
Newfit Services Willington: Willington Burn moved up to fourth place in the table with a good home win over a strong Prospect Club team.
Teachers alleged to have used a "diabolical" Victorian finger clamp to punish an eight-year-old child will not face prosecution.
Metro Church Sunderland continue their 100 per cent record in a 5-2 win at Airport Church, Gary Thomas scored before half time then three goals in ten minutes of the restart from Ryan Pender, Gareth Hern and Thomas a second, after an hour Hern got his second.
MORPETH Harriers continued their domination of the North-East senior mens distance running scene by filling the first two places in Sunday's Blaydon Nichol Hunter Memorial cross country relays for the second year in succession.