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Kicking out the racists

Kicking out the racists

More than 320,000 pot holes have been fixed in North Yorkshire

Holy Moly - more than 320,000 pot holes have been fixed in North Yorkshire in just 12 months

MARCHING ON: Labour leadership candidate, Jeremy Corbyn at the 2015 Durham Miners' Gala. Picture: TOM BANKS

North-East the last bastion of True Labour

ROOMY: Kia Sorento

Make room for the new Sorento

ARTIST AT WORK: Julia Burns

Abstract paintings of local artist Julia Burns continue to reach new audiences

Fiat Chrysler hack - should you be worried?

Fiat Chrysler hack - should you be worried?

Is your car a depreciation disaster? The ten worst new car buys

Is your car a depreciation disaster? The ten worst new car buys

Hitachi train (31958481)

We have to help ourselves

All aboard for Tees Valley

All aboard for Tees Valley

Get a grip - Suzuki's new Vitara is better than a Juke and here's why...

Get a grip - Suzuki's new Vitara is better than a Juke and here's why...

Still life type writer (33104977)

US gun control: Guns don't kill people, people do

Canon Leo Osborn and wife Charlotte

Two breakfasts, afternoon tea and a bite in the cathedral

HEADLINE CHALLENGE: The Headline Challenge is played out every week day between The Northern Echo's editor Peter Barron, left, and BBC Tees's Ali Brownlee

Headline Challenge - the year so far in quirky headlines

How seedy - and stupid - can you get?

How seedy - and stupid - can you get?

FIRST CAR: The Cresta with Pam on the bonnet

My First Car: 1954 Vauxhall Cresta, Danny McVay, Whitby

Team Sky's Chris Froome celebrates winning the 2015 Tour de France. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Sweet smell of success

Nigel Farage on the campaign trail in Yarm High Street. (32133986)

What Labour must do next

MOTORING MEMORIES: Kirsty Wark

Car Torque .... with Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark

FRIENDS: THe youngsters from around the world release balloons at the end of the international exchange programme in Durham

An international triumph - in Durham

CAMPAIGN: Jade Pateman, with her little boy Oscar

A matter of life or death

Potential Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to crowds during the annual Durham Miners Gala on July 11, 2015 in Durham

Stormin' Corbyn still marches on

AWARENESS: Linda Simpson from Stanhope who has lived with type one diabetes for 60 years pictured with the pump which helps her control it Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

A life with diabetes

RETIRING: Frank Pattison, retiring after more than 30 years as Durham FA president. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Rural solicitor who became one of football’s most powerful and most respected figures

Plant that's hogging the limelight – and the riverbank

Plant that's hogging the limelight – and the riverbank

A place at the power table

A place at the power table

Out in the cold - Critics' Corner at Crook

Crook’s tour

HARM PREVENTION: Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, who is determined to focus police resources on the criminals who produce and distribute drugs such as cannabis

Ron Hogg: 'We're not soft on drugs'

HOME ALONE: It's rather nice to be alone once in a while but don't tell your mother

Home alone

Left in the wilderness

Left in the wilderness

BBC: Media City UK in Salford

The knives are out for the BBC

Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, declared this week that the force would no longer be actively pursuing small-scale cannabis users

Pots of money!

The Homeless Period wants sanitary items made available to homeless women

Period pain for homeless women

SUPPORT: Former drug addict turned counsellor, Rob Etherson, says drugs decriminalisation will cut crime. Picture: TOM BANKS

Why do people take drugs? That's the real question, says former addict

A drugs gamble worth taking

A drugs gamble worth taking

NOT WHAT I HAD IN MIND: I pictured us on a city break, Paris perhaps, taking in a few galleries and enjoying delicious meals in chic restaurants

Peak of success

Paul Hodgson, left, with grandson Charlie and his mate Robert Ellis Pictures: MIKE AMOS

Minutes of the Durham Big Meeting and one or two unscheduled items

This deal with Iran is a threat to world peace

This deal with Iran is a threat to world peace

FUNNY MAN: Billy Pearce

Car Torque .... with comedian Billy Pearce

SIMON HENIG: 'Nothing is being ruled out'

A time for pragmatism

Fancy a Czech, mate? Skoda's new Fabia reviewed

Fancy a Czech, mate? Skoda's new Fabia reviewed

They are not to be blamed

They are not to be blamed

Giving MPs a pay rise is right - so why the outrage?

Giving MPs a pay rise is right - so why the outrage?

New leader: Tim Farron

The long road back for the Lib Dems

In the footsteps of the ghostly Grey Lady

In the footsteps of the ghostly Grey Lady

Peak of success

Peak of success

The atrocity at Srebrenica

The atrocity at Srebrenica

Tricky moves in austere times

Tricky moves in austere times

How does a goldfish celebrate his 38th birthday?

How does a goldfish celebrate his 38th birthday?

On a wing and prayer

On a wing and prayer

Iran has a deal - but trust must wait

Iran has a deal - but trust must wait

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