I'M not really bitter, but I thought I took some half-decent pictures of the oldest domestic building in Darlington.
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was airlifted to hospital after being thrown from an off-road bike.
AN administrative error by police meant that a woman was summoned back to court for a minor theft offence after she had already served time for offences committed at the same time.
A WOMAN was ordered to pay £150 for the cost of a mobile phone she broke by throwing it under a car.
A MAN who said his life was turned upside down by a head injury fare-dodged a train route numerous times to see his children.
A COLLEGE and fire brigade have joined forces to raise awareness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the community in the light of the recent high-profile heart attack of Fabrice Muamba during the FA Cup match between Spurs and Bolton.
A GREYHOUND owner has told of the moment a large Japanese akita dog ran 200 yards and started tearing into his pet.
A GROUP of students has won a competition celebrating the work of NHS staff.
A NURSING home matron is on the hunt for a jukebox to give a New York-themed cafe the right soundtrack.
A FORMER church has celebrated its tenth year since being turned into a community centre.
A COUNCILLOR has resigned from a town council after party politics forced through a controversial vote.
A REVELLER walking home in the early hours was robbed of his wallet and mobile phone and warned: "If you tell anyone I'll kill you."
DURHAM are heading for their first championship defeat by Warwickshire since 2006. There have been two draws since then and seven Durham wins, mostly by big margins, as in last year’s double.
VOTERS in Newcastle decisively rejected the idea of a directly elected mayor for the city.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a series of burglaries and are encouraging people to be more security conscious.
A MAN has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
LABOUR has extended its grip on power in Tyne and Wear’s councils.
THE headteachers of two schools affected by changes to school transport provision as part of council budget cuts have reassured parents that they will not change their admissions policies as a result.
Penrith are looking for a new manager following the resignation of manager John Clasper.
The Northern League has decided to move the Brooks Mileson League Cup final again.
DURHAM are up against it. After trailing by 104 on first innings they are 12 for one in the second, Will Smith the man out for one.
MORE than 20 gardens great and small will be opened up to the public to help raise money for a hospice.
BUSKERS are not an unusual site on the tourist-filled streets of York - and they are about to become even more familiar.
THE Church is fighting back against the growing scourge of thieves going for easy pickings by stripping the roof lead from places of worship.
AWARD-winning writer Pat Barker is to give a talk on the role a real artist played in her latest novel.
A HEALTHCARE assistant at a renal unit is training for a trek along the Great Wall of China to raise awareness of kidney failure.
North Durham Labour MP Kevan Jones holds advice surgeries tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, at St Mary’s and St Cuthbert’s Parish Centre, Chester-le-Street, from 9.30am to 11am, at The Library, Plawsworth Road, Sacriston, between 11.30am and noon, and at The Tommy Armstrong Centre, Clifford Road, Stanley, from 12.30 to 2pm. No appointment is necessary.
PLACES are still available at antenatal classes aiming to promote a relaxed birthing concept among expectant mothers.
POLICE searching for an eight-year-old boy who fell in the River Wear a week ago have called in an academic who specialises in rivers.
DURHAM Tees Valley Airport has unveiled a new marketing campaign aimed at highlighting what it says are the facility's global links.
DURHAM Tees Valley aiport has launched a major marketing push to win more passengers.
THE Anglican church is fighting back against the growing scourge of thieves stripping lead from places of worship.
A CORONER has urged power firms to ensure overhead cables in low flying zones are highly visibile after the deaths of two Army helicopter pilots.
MOST people have a middle name, but one woman has taken it a step further and has 77 of them.