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ACCIDENT SCENE: The cars outside the pub Pic: Ian Hamilton

Cars collide outside pub after woman taken ill at the wheel

Car thief drives wrong way down A1 to evade police

Car thief drives wrong way down A1 to evade police

Stephen Blakeburn, 50, from Darlington, County Durham, who cares for his mother, Jenny, 86, (left) who was diagnosed with dementia in 2010. Picture: Alzheimer's Society/PA Wire

Darlington man speaks out as GPs admit dementia services are inadequate

ACCIDENT SCENE: The car involved in the collision.

Road blocked near Staindrop after car with caravan in collision

LIGHTNING: Fire started in Bearpark house after roof was struck by lightning bolt

Hero neighbours fight flames after lightning sets house on fire

The supermarket kayak used by the man. Picture: Dave Cocks/RNLI)

Man swept away in inflatable boat bought from discount supermarket

DENT: Oliver Gray, of Hunwick, whose cars have been damaged and written off after severe hail on Wednesday. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Giant hailstones write off car

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne arrives at the High Court in London, where he is due to give evidence at a hearing to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in eight representative cases brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) in a phone h

Gazza thought Rolex watch was 'listening to him'

PASSION: Left, Gary Lewis has been passionate about vinyl from a young age. Right, actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter  at the ball

Vinyl and juke box dealer supplies star-studded US Embassy event for Independence Day

Armed robber threatens barman with knife

Armed robber threatens barman with knife

POSITIVE: Ross Smith, director of policy at the North East Chamber of Commerce

Workforce growing at fastest in 20 years, North-East businesses report

UNIVERSE: An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole, actively feasting on its surroundings. The central black hole is hidden from direct view by a thick layer of encircling gas and dust. IMAGE by NASA/ESA

Durham University boffins discover five monster black holes

Cycleway: As cycling increases inspired by the Tour de France a new route could be built linking Aiskew and Bedale

Up to £500,000 could be available for new route for pedestrians and cyclists

CUTS: Chancellor George Osborne

Anti-austerity campaigners to take to Darlington's streets

DOGS: Charity dog show a Deerness Kennels  Langley Moor  pictured the family of Scott Hall sister Zoe and mum Carol with Kath Myatt from Durham District RSPCA,  the family have donated some of Scotts compensation money after he was killed by teenagers   p

Cash paid to family of man who died after attack given to RSPCA

PARK: Help defeat litter louts at Darlington's South Park, campaigners urge

Five bits to fight litter louts - Darlington park lovers urged to pick up pieces of rubbish

EXERCISE: Samantha Young

Exercise routine saves Darlington woman Samantha from major back operation

CYCLIST: Chris Yates on his recumbent bike

Injured veteran says bike has given him new lease of life

MEDIATION: The community centre at Botton

Warring charity and campaign group move towards agreement over Botton community

FISHY: Finding Nemo will be shown in Darlington town centre this month

Fishy movie will be shown in town

PARK LIFE: Maurice Griffiths, Esh Build, Caroline Stephens Wharton Park Project Manager, Jill Hollingworth chair of the Friends of Wharton Park, Louise Hudspith, Southern Green, Sara Fortune, principal parks and countryside manager, Cllr Maria Plews, Cabi

Work to start next week on restoration of historic park

AMSTERDAM: Hannah Sutherland has secured a place at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute after graduating with a fashion and textiles diploma.

From Middlesbrough to Amsterdam for design student

WAR WEDDING: Harry and Hilda Rogers on their wedding day in 1944

Tributes paid to Lancaster bomber pilot and former council chief executive


Man who stole from charity collection tin is jailed after terrorising widow during break-in

EVIDENCE: Damage to Park House Gardens, Sherburn Village. Picture: JOSEPH HARKER

Merger of two schools will increase parking, traffic and safety problems, residents say

STARTERS: Fundraiser Katie Cutler and Tracey Cramond who started the race.

Thousands take part in Great North 10k

FUNDRAISING: A charity fun day to raise money for the family of six-year-old Mark Hammond, who was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a rare type of cancerous brain tumour pictured Mark with a robot picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Community spirit makes it a day to remember for brave Mark

GALA: The Annual Spennymoor Gala and its 60th anniversary picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Spennymoor celebrates 60 years of town gala

SCARECROW: Maggie Hailes and her first prize scarecrows at Bishop Middleham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Bishop Middleham comes alive with ninth annual scarecrow festival

Photo of Darren Rathband, twin brother of Pc David Rathband. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Family of blinded policeman waiting for justice five years after Raoul Moat rampage

SHOW: The 63rd annual Lanchester Show picture: SARAH CALDECOTT  (31071316)

Sun shines on Lanchester show

AIRLIFTED: The Great North Air Ambulance, which airlifted the woman to hospital

Woman airlifted to hospital after East Cleveland crash

Two girls approached by stranger to told them to get into her car

Two girls approached by stranger to told them to get into her car


New strips for Consett football team

SUPPORT: Durham County Council is backing the new Locate website

Sign up to support website

Fears grow for missing swimmer

Fears grow for missing swimmer

Two men who went for York river dip has prompted rescue service warning

FAR-RIGHT: Extremists march down Stockton High Street Pic: Julia Breen

Far-right extremists march through streets of Stockton

GRAND: Elm Ridge Methodist Church Darlington

Party and special service to mark preschool's closure

CYCLE: A group from Hummersknott Cycling Club are gearing up to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Cyclists gearing up for epic challenge

PRIVATE FOSTERING: Just two parents are registered in Middlesbrough in a private fostering arrangement - but the council believes there are many more and is asking them to come forward for any extra support

Private foster parents must notify council for extra support

The grounds of Durham's DLI Museum were the setting for the Durham County Brass Bands Association competition. The Easington Colliery Band in action. (31071968)

Sound of Brass comes to DLI Museum

SCARECROW: Appleton Wiske Scarecrow Festival pictured William, two, and James Dixon, six. picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Scarecrow event hoped to raise funds for local church

FAST: Layla Bell

Young Darlington athletes to represent the county

LANDSAILING: Ed Inglis from Bexley Heath is covered in sand and sea water after competing at the Redcar Land Sailing regatta held on Coatham Sands, Redcar. Landsailing events held on the beach at Redcar date back as far as 1909 and the sport maintains a s

Landsailors race across Coatham Sands

DALES: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to lobby government over housing policy

National park authority to lobby government over changes to housing policy

ENDURING: St Cuthbert's Church in Darlington still stands proud in the town centre

Darlington's lost churches inspires new book

SERVICE: Barnard Castle Aviation Day service picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Annual Aviation Day in Barnard Castle a 'massive success'

BROADBAND: Advertising the fact that faster broadband has come to Staindrop are Open Reach engineer Elliot Hutchinson, Digital Durham programme director Tony Thompson, Helen Goodman MP, Head of ICT Services for Durham County Council Phil Jackman and Regio

More Teesdale residents set to feel benefits of super fast broadband

VISIT: Olympic athlete Rebekah Wilson, with Richmond Primary School pupils, back row from left, Angus Potter, Ben Dale, Olivia Brooks and Adanna Anyadiegwu. Front row, Joe Carruthers and Ellie Hayes.

Olympic athlete pops into primary to motivate future stars

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