You may remember the story I told a few weeks ago about how Dot Gamble managed to get on the wrong bus to Darlington and ended up in Barnard Castle well, after a chat with Dot’s husband David, it seems its not the first time she’s been confused about where she’s at!
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Blue Riband event of the four-day Festival with dual former winner Kauto Star bidding to become the first horse in history to regain the crown on two occasions.
WHEN Darlington Football Club was placed in administration for the third time in a decade, we said it was important for everyone in a position of influence to do everything they could to save the club.
WE have a shopping list system in our house. It is managed with an iron fist by my wife and designed to ensure we never run out of anything. It is not rocket science. It simply involves a notebook left on the kitchen worktop and all of us are required to make a note of any commodity which we’ve noticed is nearly out of stock.
AN artist who has had a pope, a prince and a prime minister sit for him, brought some fleeting jubilee glamour to a market town on Friday.
DEVELOPERS are starting work on a £3.4m primary school to replace an 87-year-old temporary building.
YOUNGSTERS are helping to tackle eyesore graffiti blighting a village as they work to improve the appearance of their village.
A VETERAN comedian is to stage a theatre’s pantomime later this year following the success of her debut.
EXTRAORDINARY tales of bravery will be recalled during a talk being held later this month.
MOTHERS can enjoy a day of pampering and cupcakes on a heritage railway this weekend.
A TOWN and neighbouring villages campaigning to establish a council of their own could end up with three under new proposals.
THE controversial vertical pier on a North-East seafront is taking shape.
A WOMAN with a passion for selling vintage glamour will model her own jewellery when she competes in a beauty pageant.
MIDDLESBROUGH'S Independent Living Centre is hosting an exhibition of sensory impairment equipment and information.
A £5.5m plan to redesign a school won approval yesterday.
A RURAL agricultural support service has received funding to update its computer suite.
A BODY found in a river earlier this week was that of missing teenager Jordan Sullivan, police have confirmed.
CHILDREN played dentists as part of National Science and Engineering Week.
A TEENAGE drug dealer was behind bars for his birthday last night after twice being caught by police with hundreds of pounds worth of crack cocaine.
A NEWLY created replica of a sacred banner which for centuries led English armies into battle with the Scots is about to be shown publicly for the first time.
THE deadline for booking places at a fish and chip supper in Crook arrives tomorrow.
A JOB centre in Newton Aycliffe is considering helping the unemployed get on a bike and look for work by purchasing bicycles for those on the dole.
A LONG-AWAITED medical centre in Wheatley Hill has taken a step forward as architects prepare to reveal the designs to members of the public.
BRITAIN’S most successful Paralympian and a brewery boss are among the new deputy lieutenants for the country’s biggest county.
TEN businesses are being sought to invest £10,000 each to help save the Quakers as fans are told their club needs them now because next season will be “too late”.
A NORTH Yorkshire-based soldier has appeared in court accused of murdering the mother of his four-year-old son.
AN allotment holder has been killed after a blaze tore through his cabin.
MATT Westcott talks to Teesside-born blues guitarist Chris Rea, ahead of his gig in Newcastle at the end of the month.
TWO of Durham University's prestigious science projects teamed up to offer the region's students a unique scientific experience during Climate Week.
CONFECTIONERS at a bakery have received royal consent to create a cake to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee - and are calling on youngster to help inspire its design.
A COUNCIL meeting had to be abandoned after only dealing with three items on its agenda, despite lasting almost three and a half hours, after a number of councillors walked out.
PUPILS studying for exams will not be disrupted when their school closes ahead of a merger this summer.
COMMUNITY groups and projects can apply for a share of £60,000 that has been allocated to a grants scheme.
Christians and believers please Pray for Christopher for his heart, please Pray for The Wessex Christian Centre in Bournmouth for long term Prayer