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ACCIDENT SCENE: The tractor involved in the incident. Picture Incidents On Teesside

Yarm digger theft: Man due in court on Monday, woman in September

DISPOSAL: Bomb disposal experts are set to destroy suspected mortar. Picture: Cleveland Police

Bomb disposal experts on way to tackle suspected mortar in Middlesbrough

READY: Cyclists at the start of the Roof of England Sportive, 2015 cycle race which started at St John's Chapel and toured around Weardale,Teesdale and Cumbria. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Roof of England Sportive draws more than 300 cyclists to Weardale

TOP: The Who photographed by Harry Goodwin.

Exhibition captures images of iconic musicians from Top of the Pops' glory days

VINTAGE: A carriage driver entertains the crowds

Crowds flocked to 101st Wensleydale Show

TASTY: Only the best appear in The Good Food Guide

The tastiest venues in the region make it into The Good Food Guide 2016

Serious accident closes both carriageways of A19

A19 reopened after closure following man's death

ON STAGE: Secret Affair entertain the crowds

Mod and ska fans snap up the chance to see their three minute heroes

ENTERTAINMENT: A street festival takes place in Durham City with various acts at different locations.  The Head First Acrobats do their thing in the market place. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36977423)

Free fun on the streets

RECRUITING: Writer and actor, Mark Hindman Smith is looking for extras to take part in combat scenes in his new movie, Whiteblade

Film extras needed in County Durham

INJURED: A Cleveland Police officer was taken to hospital after his car left the road.

Police officer taken to hospital after car leaves road while responding to incident

ENTERPRISE: Barry Dodd, chair of the LEP

Partnership helps economy get ahead

RNLI: Retiring Hartlepool volunteer Tommy Price ( left), with Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, Mike Craddy.

Retiring after 30 years' dedicated service to the RNLI

OFFICIAL: The opening of Dolly Mama boutique on Grange Road in Darlington. Outside the store are assistant manager Emma Coates, owner/designer Louise McNaughton, blogger Gina Box and owner Anna Caygill. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Fashion designer and popular blogger help to launch new Darlington boutique

WELL WRITTEN: Author Derek Landy signs copies of his new book in Waterstones, Durham. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36977460)

Book signing by best-selling author

COLOURFUL: East Durham College's Houghall campus in Durham City hosts the Durham Flower Festival. Competition entries of leaks. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36977376)

Durham Flower Festival, growing successful

GREAT: Michael O'Hare from the Great British Menu. Picture: BBC / (C) Optomen Television Ltd

Hair Metal chef hopes to wow the WI

TRUCKS: A new truck show was hosted by Sedgefield Racecourse between Saturday, August 29 and Monday August 31

Truck show comes to Sedgefield Racecourse

EXHIBITING: Anne Mason, Colleen and Chris Moss, Stuart Short, Malcolm Short and Helen Howard

Line-up of Teesdale artists for free summer show

WALK: Left, Rev John Purdy, the new Methodist minister in Bishop Auckland. He will be doing a 27 mile prayer-walk with Rev Andy Bryer who is the Superintendent Minister  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

New Methodist minister treks 27 miles in one day

TEDDY BEAR: Children on the bouncy castle during a teddy bears picnic at Wheatley Hill Community Centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (36946108)

Fun events marks end of summer programme

VOTE: Residents could miss out on the chance to vote if they are not on the Electoral Register

Residents urged not to miss out on the chance to vote


Bat walks taking place across Darlington

EXHIBITING: Anne Mason, Colleen and Chris Moss, Stuart Short, Malcolm Short and Helen Howard

Line-up of Teesdale artists for free summer show

Kitchen fire

ATTACK THREAT: Islamic State Junaid Hussain, who is reported to have been killed in a Coalition drone strike

Menwith Hill 'still a target' say campaigners, despite drone strike killing Isis leader

EXPLOITATION: Wendy Shepherd says children who go missing from care are at risk from exploitation

More than 1,500 North-East children missing from care since 2011: Echo investigation

YOUNG DRIVER: Joe Westcott with instructor Stu Cavanagh Picture: Matt Westcott

Teaching them young to help reduce driving accidents

FECKLESS: Teenage burglar jailed after being traced by his fingerprint

'Feckless' burglar jailed after leaving behind tell-tale fingerprints

THREATS: John Bridgewater dragged his partner towards cliffs in Easington Colliery, threatening to throw her from them.

Man who threatened to throw partner from cliff top, jailed for almost three years.

ARREARS: Redcar MP Anna Turley refuses to investigate allegations of cover-up

Councillor council tax arrears: MP refuses to investigate allegations of cover-up in Redcar

REPAIR: Cocken Ford Bridge, which will be closed for 15 weeks

Concern raised over 15-week closure of road bridge

REFORMED: Durham Crown Court told defendant has remained out of trouble since latest offence in May last year, and has recently given up drink and drugs.

Teen drug supplier escapes custodial sentence after judge said he would "take a chance" in his case

FUND-RAISING: Tesco Extra, St Helen's Auckland held a summer fair in aid of suicide awareness charity, the If U Care Share Foundation and local homeless people. Pictured (from left): John Bailey, store community champion, Sandra Laws, store manager and Sa

Supermarket raises money for charities

BUILDING: Simon Horton with Mac Bell from Galliford Try and Steph Pew from Coast & Country. Picture:Keith Taylor

Success of innovative scheme gets man on employment ladder

ZETLAND: Julie Donaldson, mid-morning presenter and training co-ordinator, Abi Alton, and Jeremy Gartland, chairman of Zetland FM.

New radio station set to go live

RECOVERY: Thomas Atherton, 12 enjoying the sailing trip

Inspirational trip for brave Thomas

WINNERS: Women's rugby is increasing in popularity

Project launches in Darlington to get more women into rugby

LUCKY: Lewis Rider has scooped £1m on a scratchcard

Lucky bar steward scoops £1m on a scratchcard

INVESTIGATION: Mowden Hall in Darlington, where the investigation was centred. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington woman arrested after claims that £365,000 was plundered from teachers' pension pot

JAILED: Stuart Brown, given 30-month sentence for late night assault on caller at his family home in Fishburn.

Man jailed for attack on late night caller at his home

TRIBUTE: The gloves to be worn by David Stockdale

Former Darlington goalkeeper's gloves tribute to Shoreham air show tragedy victims

CUSTODY: Defendant Jonathan Liddle remanded in custody after his 'guilty' pleas to motoring offences at Durham Crown Court

'Stop or go to prison' - judge's warning to drivers who ignore police sirens

ROUTE: The 90-mile route has been named the "Winking Sheep" because it is said to resembled a "cheeky ewe"

Hundreds of riders expected to descend on Weardale for replacement Etape Pennines event

ON TRIAL: Vaughan Dodds

'We are not dishonest,' former Blair bodyguard tells fraud trial

THE FIRST: Mike Amos' debut report in the Northern Despatch of September 1, 1965

50 not out - Mike Amos clocks up half century at the Echo

ANGRY: Peter Metcalfe.

Anger as rural fuel discount is refused

EMPTY: All that remains of the war memorial at Tursdale, County Durham,

Creator of Seaham's Tommy set to replace lost County Durham war memorial

MANE ATTRACTION: Visitors make their way through Lambton Lion Park in the 1970s

Housing bid for historic estate to save heritage

SENTENCE: Teesside Crown Court (36948051)

Woman guilty of sex crimes against schoolgirls

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