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The migrant crisis will never be over until we beat extremism

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

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

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

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

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

North-East the last bastion of True Labour

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

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

Plant that's hogging the limelight – and the riverbank

Plant that's hogging the limelight – and the riverbank

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

Home alone

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!

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

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

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

In the footsteps of the ghostly Grey Lady

In the footsteps of the ghostly Grey Lady

Peak of success

Peak of success

How does a goldfish celebrate his 38th birthday?

How does a goldfish celebrate his 38th birthday?

Mi-steak-en identity

Mi-steak-en identity

Retiring head teacher Margaret Courtney who has worked at Horndale Primary School in Newton Aycliffe for 30 years with members. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (30880032)

Margaret Courtney is leaving teaching after 47 eventful years

The futility of political debate on social media

The futility of political debate on social media

A glimpse of lost freedom

A glimpse of lost freedom

A magnificent picture from the Darlington Centre for Local Studies of the construction of the clocktower in 1864 – before the bells and the clockface were installed

Sonorous sound of silence

No longer hot stuff

No longer hot stuff

BUDGET: Chancellor George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver the Budget

The Chancellor's new clothes are stolen

Potash mine supporters celebrate at Sneaton Castle, Whitby, as a plan to build a huge potash mine in the North York Moors is approved. Picture: John Giles/PA

Potash mine pays far too high a price

Berriman's chip van painted by Norman Cornish

Trainspotting, the sequel: memories of an unlikely academic achievement and a 7/6d prize

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

A load of hot air about e-cigarettes

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

Graduating to excess

Snore funny

Snore funny

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?

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

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

Sore eyes only

A swan – not Hardwick Park's 911

Ducking and diving with a swan

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

HARRY MEAD: Yorkshire is still south of the Tees

Yorkshire is still south of the Tees

Still life type writer (29706167)

Funerals - funny or frightful?

NEIGH LAUGHING MATTER: Horse racing at Ascot

Getting around my complete lack of horse racing knowledge

The Skerne Bridge, in north Darlington, today

Bridging the past and the future

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