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FACING CLOSURE: Durham Light Infantry Museum

Durham Light Infantry Museum faces closure with plans to make collection "available to wider audience"

Peter Ramsay escapes prison at Teesside Crown Court - because he's building one

Catterick man who attacked ex-girlfriend and her lover escapes prison - because he's building one

The fire damaged house in The Mead, Darlington Picture: Sarah Caldecott

Police confirm house fire in The Mead, Darlington, is suspected arson

Denise Emers (pictured right) with daughter Karen

Death crash drink-driver fails in court bid to get licence back

Man killed in Gateshead quadbike accident

Man killed in Gateshead quadbike accident

A1 closed in both directions in County Durham

A1(M) reopens after police resolve incident

NEW FUTURE: The former council chamber at Old Shire Hall, Durham, which would become a restaurant under the new plans. Picture: ANDY LAMB

'This will help us seal the deal' - new hotel gets go-ahead

SHUT DOWN: Jobs fair offers hope for redundant steelworkers. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

30 employers offering more than 700 posts to attend jobs fair for redundant SSI steelworkers

Concern: Kaylee Chambers

Appeal to trace missing Kaylee Chambers, 19 - last seen at Middlesbrough bus station

TRIAL: Michael Smallman

'Fraud' businessman gambled away customers cash, court hears

COASTAL SPOT: Evergreen Park is sited near the Durham coastline at Crimdon

Sshhh! We've kept out the Butlin's crowd!

PLANS: The proposed site of new Atom Bank HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Atom Bank boss: We'll be good neighbours

HERO: Coastguard George Edwin Hoar A. M. photo by permission of Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Plaque unveiled in memory of heroic lifeboat volunteer's efforts 124 years ago

RUDE BOYS: The Great Northern Mod and Ska Festival held at Thorp Perrow near Bedale earlier this year. Dates have now been announced for the 2016 festival. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Dates announced for next year's Great Northern Mod and Ska Festival

EMPTY: The impressive house, Woodleigh, is still empty because work is not finished

Frustration as council charge rent for 'uninhabitable' community building

Michael Williams led police on a 15-minute chase

7-time banned driver jailed after dangerous police chase

GONE: The stolen van and woodchipper.

Thief drives off with with bright yellow council van and woodchipper

APOLOGY: Helen Goodman

Helen Goodman apologises after barrage of criticism over Twitter jibe at Jeremy Hunt and Chinese wife

RURAL: The Greater Yorkshire devolution bid aims to bolster both city and rural economies in the county

Proposed Greater Yorkshire authority would take powers for road, rail and health projects in region

DALES: The Tour de France peloton as it made its way over Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales

Middlesbrough cyclist who died after coming off his bike in Yorkshire Dales is named

Liam Sweeney, who was killed along with fellow Newcastle United supporter John Alder on the doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 while travelling to New Zealand to cheer on their side for a pre-season tour.

Families told Buk missile downed MH17 flight over Ukraine

APPEAL: Police would like to speak to this man

Do you recognise this man after bike stolen from Darlington train station?

ACCIDENT SCENE: The car involved in the accident.

Man, 70, suffers life-threatening injuries in Northallerton road accident

CALENDAR: Darlington's Sparta Security staff pose for charity calendar

Self-styled Spartans strip in Bishop Auckland animal sanctuary

CLUB: Crissy Rickinson

New biker club with a big heart forms in Darlington

CLOSURE: Redcar's coke ovens and blast furnace will close, the Insolvency Service has said

Redcar coke ovens and blast furnace close after no offers received for steelmaking site

This man asked a shop worker at the Co-op store in Ainderby Road, Northallerton, to change £10 notes for £20 notes on September 26, and left with more change than he was entitled to in a scam known as "ringing the changes".

Police hunt this convenience store conman

COMA: Little Jacob Jenkins, who is still in a coma after choking on a grape

Family of toddler who choked on grape at Pizza Hut hope he can be brought out of coma by Thursday

BANNED: A shoplifter has been banned from all retail premises in Stockton town centre, for two years

Persistent shoplifter banned from any shops in Stockton under court order

Man charged over Hartlepool assault

Man charged over Hartlepool assault

SAVINGS: Darlington town hall, where the council has saved nearly £2 million thanks to changes in housing support services

Darlington Borough Council has saved nearly £2 million over the last five years in housing support services

FEE: Sunderland City Council will charge residents £25 a year to collect garden waste from next year

Charges for garden waste collection in Sunderland

EPIC RIDE: Jan Titchmarsh during her European ride.

Widow's epic ride in honour of her late husband

Major blaze at breaker's yard

PLANS: Durham County Council's Cabinet will hear plans to be delivered by the Auckland Castle Trust and Eleven Arches Trust on October 21

Bishop Auckland future to be heard by Cabinet

Sports Direct coming to Consett

BAKING CONTEST: Pupils at Cheveley Park Primary School who were the finalists in a bake-off style cake making contest. Pictured are Isabella Jones, 8, Ayla Malia, 9 and Benjamin Wardle, 8. Picture: TOM BANKS

Isabella's sunflower cake is simply Tealicious

SPORT: Students will take part in a host of sports

Students from across the Tees Valley to compete against each other

TIME SERVED: Joiner Peter Bennett has been taken on as a Durham Cathedral apprentice, with financial help from Durham City Freemen. Picture: TOM BANKS (41966948)

Joiner to become Durham City Freeman

ALL CLEAR: Westway vet Stephanie Veitch with whippet Susie, who has undergone a mammary check-up - and has the all-clear.

Charity initiative to help save pet and human lives

PRESIDENT: Kirsty Robeson is the new president of the British Red Cross in County Durham and Teesside

County Durham and Teeside's new Red Cross president jumps straight into the role

BOOST: Cultivate 4 Life project manager, Julie Costello and chairperson of the Bishop Auckland Community Partnership, Barbara Laurie collect a cheque from Darlington Building Society branch manager, Karen Collingwood.

Community project receives cash boost from building society

RUMOUR: Duncan Bannatyne, chairman of The Bannatyne Group, has been linked with the new series of 'I'm a Celebrity'

Duncan Bannatyne rumoured to appear in the next 'I'm a Celebrity' series

Police warning after spate of burglaries

Police warning after spate of burglaries

LOTTERY BOOST: Chairman of the trustees Morris Race outside The Scarth Hall in Staindrop

Staindrop's Scarth Hall receives £500,000 Lottery boost

CCTV: Do you know this man?

Police release CCTV image after cash stolen from train buffet car

FAMILY: Statue, already dubbed 'Our Family', arrives at end of long journey from China, in former colliery village of Esh Winning, in the Deerness Valley

Mining memorial to be unveiled this weekend

Jean Dixon being presented with the cheque by Paul Morgan, East Durham Homes Chair

East Durham Homes raise cash for Lisa Dixon Centre

AIPORT MESSAGE: Heathrow gets a taste of Yorkshire.

Busiest airport gets a taste of Yorkshire

CHRISTMAS PLANS: Plans are underway for Ferryhill's Christmas fair, which takes place next month

Plans underway for Ferryhill's festivities

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