YOUNG people have created a shopping list to help community leaders decide how to best spend thousands of pounds improving youth facilities.
YOUNGSTERS dressed as farmers and gardeners yesterday for their school's annual harvest festival.
TEENAGE swimmer Anna Burnley is proving she can face up to the most gruelling of challenges.
AN exhaustive search of one of the region's coastal areas was conducted following a report of a man entering the sea.
VILLAGERS who have done their bit to promote community life have been rewarded in a competition.
A KILLER who turned his victim into a human fireball by pouring petrol over him and setting him alight must serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars.
ROOKIE Liam Plunkett reckons there'll be no problems with homesickness when he jets off with the England squad for the forthcoming three-Test series and five one-day tour of Pakistan next week.
CHILDREN are in for a spooky time at leisure centres in Hambleton district next week.
AN RSPCA volunteer is looking for homes for two cats.
A SCHOOL'S expansion plans have been delayed by planners after changes were made to the application.
A MAN accused of sending hoax letters and a tape to the Yorkshire Ripper murder team has appeared in court.
POLICE hunting for missing shop worker Jenny Nicholl have completed a five-day examination of a flat in her home town.
A LEAFLET to let people know about the benefits they are entitled to after redundancy has been put together.
JUDGES have ruled an eight-bedroom hotel the best in the North-East.
STAFF at a shopping centre have teamed up with local charities to launch an annual appeal for needy children.
A MAN confronted in a case of mistaken identity over-reacted by taking out a knife in response, a court heard.
DARLINGTON is to become one of six towns in England to share in almost £17m of funding to get people on their bikes.
DAVID CAMERON is the overwhelming favourite to be the next Conservative leader after winning the backing of almost half of the party's MPs, ahead of a ballot of members.
POLICE combating the misuse of fireworks have identified a number of "hot spots" in the run up to November 5.
JUDGES at the High Court in London yesterday overturned a council's decision to give a piece of land village green status.
AN entire town is going green to protect the environment and stave off climate change.
New hours for tourist centres: REDCAR and Cleveland Borough Council's three tourist information centres have switched to winter opening hours.
FROM abject poverty to a place in the Sunday Times Rich List, rarely can the expression "from rags to riches" have been used more apropriately than when describing the career of George Reynolds. Sadly for him, the fall from grace was just as spectacular.
THE pubic has been invited to comment on changes to the NHS in the Teesside area.
YOUNG people will soon be able to enjoy modern skateboarding facilities on their doorstep.
THE winners of the Darlington Council's annual gardening competition have been presented with trophies and certificates.
YOUNGSTERS are being offered a programme of activities called the Boro Buzz.
MIDDLESBROUGH Council's crackdown on cowboy taxis appears to be paying dividends
VOLUNTEERS are needed to help run a new community garden in Newton Aycliffe.
Toddlers gave shrieks of delight yesterday as they played with pedal cars and other toys bought by their nursery school with a lottery grant.
A TOP civil servant travelled to east Durham yesterday to open a hairdressing salon.
CONFIDENTIALITY laws have meant a club for stroke patients has had to temporarily close.
ARTWORK that could have come straight out of Africa has been produced by pupils at a Newton Aycliffe school.
A POET and musician teamed up to present an arts workshop for youngsters at a village primary school yesterday.
CHEESE-loving animated pair Wallace and Gromit returned to their first love yesterday - and celebrated the joys of Wensleydale.
A JUDGE jailed a man for four years yesterday - and warned that street dealers in heroin must expect long prison sentences.
FORMER Darlington Football Club chairman George Reynolds is facing jail today after he pleaded guilty to being a tax cheat.
A DANGEROUS paedophile is facing at least the next three years behind bars.
NORTH-EAST doctors are worried that publicity about bird flu and a possible worldwide pandemic might discourage take-up of free flu jabs in the region.
Darlington duo Brian Close and Clark Keltie will make their long-awaited returns to action next week.
ONE of the country's favourite sports stars attended a school's annual awards ceremony last night.
TWO dogs with cartoon names are hoping to get animated about finding themselves loving new homes.
LIFESAVERS who tackle some of Britain's toughest terrain to rescue people have launched an appeal to increase their numbers.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was threatened with a snooker cue and forced to hand over money.
LANGUAGE students had a lesson with a difference yesterday as two football stars dropped in to lend a hand.
A DERELICT care home targeted by vandals is to be demolished to make way for housing.
A SIGNING dictionary, which has been distributed all over the world, is celebrating 20 years in print.
SESSIONS for the youngest children at Darlington library are to be extended.
HEALTH projects which have made a difference to their local communities were recognised at a presentation this week.
A NEW chapter is about to open for a college, following a controversial relocation.