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Bramble or blackberry – whatever you call them, they are still good to eat in a crumble

Cooking up a storm

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Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks to crowds during a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, in April this year. Picture: Official website of the Iranian Supreme Leader

A sell-out that gives Iran the nuclear bomb

MY WEAKENESS: I feel on top of the world after a coffee, before I come crashing down into a shivering wreck

Coffee addict's grounds for concern

Six-year-old Caitlin Drabble from Cestria Primary School in Chester-le-Street. who won a top prize in a school’s handwriting competition back in 1999

Do the write thing

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn

Picking at a prickly problem

Jeremy Corbyn on the stage of Middlesbrough Town Hall for a Labour party leadership rally. Picture: TOM BANKS

Leaning excitedly to the left

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THORNY ISSUE: Brambles or blackberries?

No beating around the bramble bush

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HIGH ACHIEVER: Arthur Peter Pease

An American academic seeks to honour a Battle of Britain hero from a famous family

SHOW: Sedgefield Agriculture  and Horticulture Show picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (35149801)

Dogged by complaints

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Boatload of memories: Gateshead’s famous Tuxedo Princess will depart in 2008 after 25 years of partying

The cream of the joke

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

Listening to both sides on the cannabis debate

Many ways of looking at the cannabis legalisation debate

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ROYAL COUP: First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It's a royal coup for the SNP leader

Tynemouth Station: Once described as 'a dazzling array of ironwork and glass'

Discursively as ever, the column catches a bus to the seaside

SUNDAY SHOPPING: Do we need it?

Sunday shopping - do we really need it?

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CROWN JEWEL: Visitors to Darlington Library this summer can see old photographs of Priestgate and Crown Street in the town centre. They include this lovely picture of The Northern Echo offices being built 100 years ago this year.

Limiting the damage

Proud of his parents, British soul singer Sam Smith poses for a portrait, in New York, last year

Sam Smith's parental pride

Heart to heart

Heart to heart

HIROSHIMA: Seventy years ago tomorrow the world had its first experience of the terrible power of nuclear weapons when the USA obliterated Hiroshima with an atomic bomb

70 years on from Hiroshima, true peace is no closer

Mary Eleanor Bowes

The scandalous story of one of the Queen’s direct and most wanton ancestors

The opportunity now arriving...

The opportunity now arriving...

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

Day-dreamer: Daisy McCloud

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

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

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

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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

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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

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Plant that's hogging the limelight – and the riverbank

Plant that's hogging the limelight – and the riverbank

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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

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This deal with Iran is a threat to world peace

This deal with Iran is a threat to world peace

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

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

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In the footsteps of the ghostly Grey Lady

In the footsteps of the ghostly Grey Lady

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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

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