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COURT: Jayne Maughan arrives at Teesside Crown Court.

Fraudster who fleeced pensioner weeps as she avoids jail

The pathway opposite Normanby Primary School where the teenager was found with "unexplained injuries". Picture: Stuart Boulton

Man arrested after teenager found with "unexplained injuries" outside school

A dog and its owner were attacked in Stanley, County Durham, between 11.30am and 12.15 pm on Sunday.

Teenagers attacked dog then turned on owner

CLOSED: Marsh House Avenue Picture: Google Street View

Cyclist seriously injured after being hit by truck

LETTING: By law letting and property management agents must be signed up to one of three redress schemes in case of complaint

Darlington letting agents facing fines of up to £5,000 after council investigation

Detectives appeal after attempted rape: Picture:STUART BOULTON.

Police appeal after attempted Middlesbrough rape

MOTORBIKE: Man remanded in court following 'Black Path' incident in Stockton

Man remanded in court following 'Black Path' incident

HAT'S OFF: Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill who has defended his decision not to always wear a helmet when riding

Cycling Minister defends ignoring NHS helmet advice

PRESENTATION: (L-R) Christine Robinson of Herriot Hospice Homecare, Nicky, Adam, Les, Tina and Steph Race, and Clara White, of Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity funds raised by family are doubled by mystery donor

TALKS: The Insolvency Service says talks are still continuing over Redcar coke ovens

Redcar coke ovens still burning as rescue talks continue

LAUNCH: The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support Awareness Group (PRASAG) will be launched by his daughter Samantha Cox and her sister-in-law Lucy Reynoldson next week Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Newton Aycliffe woman launches asbestos disease support group in father's memory

The remains of the barn at Burn Farm, Willington, which was destroyed by fire last week

Five youths spoken to in connection with Willington barn fire

Judge Christopher Prince said at sentencing: "“Why should a victim of crime have to put up with being threatened by the family of a defendant who has raped her?"

Mother jailed after threatening woman raped by her son

Redcar coke ovens rescuer will wind down operations "with immediate effect" unless deal is struck

Redcar coke ovens rescuer will wind down operations "with immediate effect" unless deal is struck

The cyclist was found seriously injured near Thwaite in Swaledale.

Cyclist found seriously injured on Buttertubs Pass in Yorkshire Dales

EXCITEMENT: Claire Malcolm, chief executive of New Writing North and Durham Book Festival

Bryson, Pullman, Laverne, Cable, Portas, Criado-Perez... top names line up for Durham Book Festival

Shoppers face a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags from today as part of a Government scheme to reduce litter and protect wildlife.

7 things you need to know about 5p supermarket bag charge

Redcar's coke ovens could run out 'within hours' - MP

Redcar's coke ovens could run out this morning, warns MP

APOLOGIES: Call for Durham Union Society to formally apologise after using Isis photograph to announce debate (40659747)

Isis picture used by Durham University debating group to promote Islam debate

INCIDENT SCENE: Wilson Street in Middlesbrough. Picture: Google Street View

Man injured in Middlesbrough after being hit by car fleeing police

Boutique cinema company reveals plans for Durham City multi-screen.

Cinema operator targets Durham City for new multi-screen

CONDUIT: Durham Crown Court heard that drug-taker Jack Birkett was used as a "conduit" to help undercover to buy two heroin deals.

Young drug taker helped undercover officer to buy two heroin deals

MEDALS WOE: Donald Nicholson

Frustration in search for Bomber Command veteran's medals

ATTACK: Police hunt man who attempted to rape a woman in Middlesbrough in the early hours of Sunday.

Police hunt would-be rapist following attack in Middlesbrough

CHARITY EFFORT: Ben Robertson with copies of the safety book and police dogs Jet and Ben

Schools stay safe thanks to selfless Ben

WALKIES: Cath Magee from Willington is doing sponsored dog walks throughout October to raise money to help send a sick child to Disneyland picture: SARAH CALDECOTT. (40724093)

Charity dog walks to send Kayleigh to Disneyland

CELEBRATION: Tracy O’Neill, director of customer services at Coast & Country, and Kaye Rideout, manager of Re:Furnish, celebrate its first birthday with volunteers and staff

ReFurnish celebrates its first birthday in business

New look gym in Stanley unveiled

New look gym in Stanley unveiled

PRIDE: Last year's Middlesbrough Pride event celebrated LGBT culture throughout the Tees Valley.

LGBT festival to take over town centre

CARING: Children from Ingleton Primary School have been involved in a flour baby project which teaches them the responsibility of being parents. They are Sarah Lily Phizackerley, Lily Farquharsen, Maddie Schaible, Joshua Thompson, Freya Hunt, Katie Willia

Ingleton pupils learn about parenthood with flour babies

FREEDOMS: (l-r) Parish council chairman John MacPherson with Edward Swales, Frank Kay, Brian Flintoff and Bill Barton

Right to march sheep or troops through village centre bestowed to five tireless volunteers

INTERNET HELP: Fran Cunningham, left, gets help using the internet from Vickie Musgrove

Free help to go digital

DONATIONS: PDSA in Chester-le-Street is appealing for donations of furniture

Animal charity appeals for furniture

HARVEST: Children from Victoria Lane Academy in Coundon give food to Father Gary at St James' Church for their Harvest Festival service. Picture: TOM BANKS

Creative pupils mark Harvest Festival

CHALLENGING TERRAIN: Runners test themselves on a hill in the North York Moors National Park

National park launches two eye-opening trail races

PRESIDENT'S CUP: Eileen Glenton of Durham Musical Theatre Company receives the President’s Cup from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association's Gordon Richardson

National honour for Durham actress

Sports projects get Sport England funding boost

Celebration of autumn harvest with fungus walk and seasonal cookery demos

NEW RESEARCH: Professor Damian Hampshire, Centre for Material Physics, Durham University. Picture: DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Study raises hope for fusion power

Man arrested after fatal collision in Dales

Man arrested after fatal collision in Dales

FUNDRAISING EVENT: A charity auction and evening of entertainment takes place next month to raise money for Jade Pateman and her son, Oscar (both pictured)

Charity auction to raise funds for terminal cancer sufferer

ON STAGE: Tom Booth, Afnan Iftikhar and DJ Mariam Rezaei performing Beats North to an audience at the Quaker Meeting House. Picture: MANDI ALLEN

Theatre festival returns to Darlington to entertain audiences

Council calls on businesses to help shape the future

Council calls on businesses to help shape the future

REGULATORY CONCERNS: Kevin Hollinrake MP, visiting a fracking site in the US

Fracking constituency MP to hold public meeting with regulators

RALLY: Gemma Rhead, Margaret Smurthwaite, Gillian Crane and Angela Hughes of campaign group Fighting for Hartlepool Hospital

Concerns over plans to close baby intensive care unit at Stockton

TRANSPORT REVIEW: The Tyne and Wear Metro goes through a tunnel

Transport review extended

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Witness appeal following suspected arson attack in Sunderland

PAINTING CONTEST: Ryan Chamberlain receives a certificate for qualifying for the final of the Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition from Sean Johnston, head of school for construction and allied trades at Hartlepool College. Picture: P

In the mix for painting title

LIGHTS: Barnard Castle Town Council is hopeful the town's Market Cross will be lit for Christmas

Christmas wishes to have Barnard Castle's Market Cross lit up in time for festive season set to come true


Jobs fair for military personnel and veterans to take place in Catterick

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