A HOUSE in east Cleveland was badly damaged by fire last night.
POLICE are warning drivers to take extra care after high winds brought down trees across North Yorkshire and County Durham.
FIVE commemorative benches have been stolen from a North-East care home and almshouse, police said tonight.
Posting these old photo’s on the blog has taken a lot of people down memory lane. Most people in Cockfield will recognise these ‘Fab Five’ girls!
ONE of the North-East's most iconic entertainment venues is to be restored to its former glory thanks to a £4m revamp.
DEVELOPERS behind a £32m hotel and housing complex proposed for a south Durham golf course say the scheme could ease traffic problems. Washington Developments' plan for Woodham Golf and Country Club includes a new roundabout at the junction of…
A THIEF told police that he was crouching beside a car while holding a knife and a hammer because he was suffering from a stomach upset, a court heard.
A MAN'S tongue turned blue and he began to froth at the mouth before he was stopped from taking a further 20 Diazepam tablets.
MORE than 3,500 people have signed a petition to save an inclusion service for children with special needs.
RESIDENTS in Stockton are being invited to take part in the first ever World Book Night.
COUNCIL officials are appealing for volunteers to help look after a Hartlepool cemetery.
A NEW technical academy aimed at preparing students in the North-East for a career in the construction career has been officially opened.
SCHOOL pupils with a talent for art have been learning the skills required to cast sculptural works - under watchful eye of an acclaimed sculptor.
PROTESTORS gathered outside a council meeting as the fight continues to save a school from the axe.
HOUSEHOLDERS on a environmentally-friendly estate can save money and energy with free electrical devices.
A POLICE force which could lose 210 front-line officers due to sweeping Government funding cuts will discuss its finances next week.
THE hardworking Redcar MP has celebrated taking on his 1,000th piece of local casework in less than nine months.
WINGER Luke Fielden has become the latest player to commit his future to Newcastle Falcons by signing a new two-year deal at Kingston Park.
A MAN accepted he did nothing to stop the advances of a 15-year-old girl, a court heard.
A FOOTBALLER says an activity programme run by his club’s charity arm is top of the league.
A PRIMARY school which was closed today will reopen in the morning.
STUDENTS have shared their moving experience of a journey they will never forget.
A NATIONAL protest against tax avoidance by multi-millionaires and big business came to the streets of Durham.
An epileptic man died after jumping through a second-floor window.
MOTORISTS putting lives at risk by flouting road safety laws at roadworks are being warned they could face prosecution.
NEARLY 60 jobs will be created at a new discount store, it has been announced.
ON August 23, 1854, Joseph Whitwell Pease married Anna Fox at the other end of the country - in Cornwall - but nevertheless much of the North-East was en fete.
POLICE in Bishop Auckland have launched an investigation after graffiti was daubed on property in the town.
MANY people have been in touch regarding the early Fifties picture of No 67318, a G5 locomotive, at Ainderby station on the Wensleydale branchline. On the smokebox door on front of the engine, beneath its number, is its shed plate.
PUPILS crossed swords as part of a new activity being offered at their school this term.
THE first shipment of electric Nissan LEAFs bound for Europe has arrived today.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Bishop Auckland car salesman who died from a brain haemorrhage two weeks after being diagnosed with leukaemia.
RESIDENTS in two remote Dales villages have taken the first major step to forming a new parish council by formally voting in favour of the move.
Pictures of Howden-le-Wear evoke memories of teenage rites of passage, a first foray into the age of self-service shops and a quartet of local characters.