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The proposed site for the York Potash Mine near Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, as councillors are discussing whether to allow what is potentially the world's biggest potash mine to be constructed in one of England's national parks. Picture:

Mitigating the potash impact on North York Moors

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

TRAGEDY: Flowers laid at the scene of the shooting in Sousse (AP)

Fears for democracy and tourism in Tunisia voiced in 2013

John Cornish and John Adamson in front of a Norman Cornish painting. Picture: TOM BANKS

A Cornish cornucopia

A man places a wreath of flowers during a gathering at the scene of the attack in Sousse, Tunisia

Fear the enemy at the gates

OPPOSITION: Some campaigners are opposed to TTIP

Why a four-letter word is bringing 12,600 people in the North-East together

PHARMACY: there are several reasons for considering consulting your pharmacist

Pharmacist will see you now...

A man places a wreath of flowers during a gathering at the scene of the attack in Sousse, Tunisia

Foreign Office failed families in wake of Tunisia attack

David Cameron, standing next to the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, meets the Queen at Runnymede – the site of the signing of the Magna Carta

Turning the page of history

Glastonbury from the armchair is the best way to do it

Glastonbury from the armchair is the best way to do it

FAVOURED: Great Britain’s Andy Murray with his mother Judy Murray during the Champions Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel, London

Mummy's favourite

VAN FOR ALL SEASONS: The VW Transporter

Transporter is a van for all seasons

Time judges take domestic abuse seriously

Time judges take domestic abuse seriously

FOSTER CARE: Sheila Youngs at her Marske home. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

'Love is key' says foster mother who has cared for 49 children

Alfa's not hanging about

Alfa's not hanging about

DONATIONS: (L-R) – East Durham College Principal Suzanne Duncan, Diane Borsberry and Technical Academy centre manager, Rob Hutchinson.  (30075210)

Classic BMW handed over to East Durham College

Sore eyes only

A swan – not Hardwick Park's 911

Ducking and diving with a swan

Frank Barker, centre, and friends at Critics Corner

Confessions of a Cow Corner irregular at the Feversham Cricket League

ATOMIC: Mark Mullen, chief executive and Anthony Thomson, chairman of Atom Bank in Durham

The rise of digital banks

TAX CREDIT CUTS: David Cameron is rumoured to be planning £5bn of tax credit cuts for next month's Budget. Picture: Matt Dunham/PA

Poor will be made poorer by Cameron

Roy Simpson MBE with grandchildren Luke Nesbitt and Lily Nicholson

Belated congratulations to Roy Simpson MBE

VISITORS: A visitors area at Deerbolt jail in Barnard Castle

More support needed for loved ones' serving a 'hidden sentence'

WEDDING BELLS: John in morning suit with the car

My First Car: 1938 Austin 10, John Hurlstone, of Denton, Darlington.

STYLISH: Transporter Sportline

VW’s van for all seasons

HARRY MEAD: Yorkshire is still south of the Tees

Yorkshire is still south of the Tees

RETIRED: Deputy Chief Constable of Durham Police, Michael Banks, who has retired

Life on the beat

The analysis of Evolution's performance must be fair, balanced - and transparent

The analysis of Evolution's performance must be fair, balanced - and transparent

NEWS MAN: Nick Robinson

Car Torque .... with the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson

Patricia Negus at work. Pictures: GREG DALY

Gem of a job

Still life type writer (29706167)

Funerals - funny or frightful?

Putting speculation on A&E into context

Putting speculation on A&E into context

NEIGH LAUGHING MATTER: Horse racing at Ascot

Getting around my complete lack of horse racing knowledge

MY FIRST CAR: Maurice Fox who had an Austin 10. Picture: STUART BOULTON

My First Car: 1937 Austin 10, Maurice Fox, Redworth, near Darlington

RACE WINNER: Andy Priaulx

Car Torque .... with triple world motorsport champion Andy Priaulx

POTENTIAL: Robert Curtis Haigh, a member of Hummersknott Badminton Club whose players have taken part in the Key programme

Keys to unlocking potential in young people

The Skerne Bridge, in north Darlington, today

Bridging the past and the future

Nissan's investment in North-East quality

Nissan's investment in North-East quality

BACK TO FULL FITNESS: Andrew Castle on court

Staying king of the Castle

MUM AT LARGE: Good bad cop

Good bad cop

The Royal Barge Gloriana on the River Thames passes through Old Windsor Lock to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION

The day I was part of select band

CX-3 takes SUV battle North

CX-3 takes SUV battle North

Flushing out child abusers

Flushing out child abusers

MEN AT WORK: More should be done to encourage men to enter the early years education and childcare industry

Why childcare needs more men

An evening in the sun with Redworth Women's Institute

Guess how Jim McMillan won the prize for the best pressed wild flowers?

RETURN: Former militant firebrand Derek Hatton who has been left out in the cold after a bid to rejoin the Labour Party was blocked three decades after he was first expelled. Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Time to forgive and forget?

TOP TRIO: Martin Hughes-Games, Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham

Springwatch highights the threat facing Britain's wildlife

NEW ROLE: Ray Mallon and Steve Gibson after the announcement that the former Middlesbrough mayor will take over the running of the Middlesbrough FC charitable foundation. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Gibson: Ray Mallon is a 'man who makes things happen'

Elected mayors? Let us have reasoned arguments - not political dogma

Elected mayors? Let us have reasoned arguments - not political dogma

CHOCOLATE: Wendy Thompson of Jennybeth chocolates in her back garden with the giant ice cream she bought on ebay. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Sweet talk – and Wendy Thompson definitely has a hand in it

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