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An e-cigarette, which looks like a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who

A load of hot air about e-cigarettes

Vote of confidence in Teesside steel

A supporters picnic during day one of the Royal Henley Regatta, Henley on Thames

Graduating to excess

BELLS: Former markets manager Peter Wilson during a previous inspection of Darlington's clock tower bells

Darlington council have dropped a clanger

Dean Street, home to Shildon FC for all its 125 years. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Memorable milestone for column's home town football club

STUDY: With 50 per cent of young people going to University a degree is no longer a guarantee of a good job

Well off or not, skills are key

FIRST CAR: David's 1946 Austin Eight

My First Car: 1946 Austin Eight, David Brumwell, Crook

Snore funny

Snore funny

Vince Kirkup, the new chairman of Crook Town FC

Crook are born again

SALTED READY: A new salt grinder is not headline news but it was a historic moment in our house

A device that is worth its salt

MEDICAL HISTORY: Graeme Armstrong is recovering from having half his placenta removed, according to The Northern Echo

Health editor application rejected

Rail and roads plan - just smoke and mirrors?

Rail and roads plan - just smoke and mirrors?

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

ICONIC: A poster for next month's Q&A event at Darlington Film Club, borrowing from a poster for Carry On Screaming, which made Fenella Fielding a comedy icon

We'd no idea it would be so big

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

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


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

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