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The opportunity now arriving...

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

Migrants climb through a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France

The migrant crisis will never be over until we beat extremism

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 26:  A pupil uses a laptop computer during a english lesson at the Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy in Winterbourne near Bristol on February 26, 2015 in South Gloucestershire, England. Education, alo

A qualification in belonging

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Challenges and joys of raising a child with autism

Day-dreamer: Daisy McCloud

Day-dreaming Daisy McCloud is ready for the shops - and Chilly Billy Winters is hot on her heels

CARING: Paula Sansom

Heroes of the Ebola fight

It's still camping, but it's still a disaster

It's still camping, but it's still a disaster

Farm friendly: Sarah Jessica Parker is being rumoured as a candidate to play James Herriott’s wife Helen in a remake of All Creatures Great And Small

Vet's legacy in a spin

MY FIRST CAR: Malcolm's Almond Green Morris 1000 Traveller gets some running repairs ready to be put through its MOT

My First Car: 1962 Morris 1000 Traveller, Malcolm Rolling, Carville, Durham

DESPERATE: Migrants walk on a road outside the Eurotunnel area, in Calais, northern France

No end to the chaos in Calais

FIFTY UP: Dogs in action at Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium, which is celebrating half a century of ownership by the McKenna family

Hair of the dogs

Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond and May sign deal for new motoring TV show

Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond and May sign deal for new motoring show

The intelligence of the grapevine

The intelligence of the grapevine

The old chapel on Anchorage Hill in Richmond is now being repaired

Anchored to a cell on the hill

I'm so out of touch according to my children

I'm so out of touch, apparently

Tom Ward, of Hunwick, has just become the first 90-year-old to win a game in the Durham CIU Snooker League - with the 75-year-old cue that his dad bought him for 7/6d

Deaths in the family

A picture to show child hunger. Picture posed by model. Picture: TOM BANKS (32877580)

Tackling the hidden problem of holiday hunger

GUILTY: Ernest Goult outside court

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

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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...

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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

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

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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

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