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Shane Tunney pictured with girlfriend Vix Cooper

Man dies a month after being attacked in unprovoked street assault

GUILTY: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court earlier in the trial. Picture: TOM BANKS

IRA blast survivor guilty of £131,000 benefit fraud

STABBED: Liam Paul Miller.

Man stabbed to death in street was student and talented musician

MOVING: Alan Barnes when he got the keys to the house.

'I've had a calling from God' says mugged Alan Barnes as he sells house funded by well-wishers

COURT: A vulnerable woman who tried to smuggle drugs into Holme House Prison, Stockton, is spared jail.

Vulnerable woman who tried to smuggle drugs into Holme House Prison spared jail

JAILED: Anthony Whittaker

Hit-and-run killer driver back behind bars after police chase in stolen vehicle

REPLICA: A replica of the Coundon and Leeholme Community Association centre at the Leeholme Welfare Hall, near Bishop Auckland, will be included in a new 1950s town at Beamish

Replica of community centre near Bishop Auckland to feature in new 1950s Beamish town

FINED: Shaun O'Connor was fined at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today

Homeless man attacks own mother after being told he couldn't stay the night

PUPPET: A puppet created by students at Cleveland College of Art and Design that will be used at the Stockton International Riverside Festival

Let there be light at Stockton International Riverside Festival

GUILTY: Ernest Goult

Three-year football ban for Boro fan, 72, who aimed racist abuse at Blackburn players

TOP DOG: Daisy the dog with owner Wendy Church

Was collie cross who stole judges' hearts at Darlington dog show UK's most unwanted pet?

PIF-PAF: The Flycycle and Submercycle

Six things you mustn't miss at this year's Stockton International Riverside Festival

CLOSED: Robinson's butchers in Billingham

Butchers at centre of E.coli outbreak investigation to close voluntarily as probe continues

RUMOUR: KFC denies rumours of free food for Colonel Sanders campers at its new Catterick restaurant.

KFC denies rumours of free food for customers who camp out in Colonel Sanders costumes

SNOW FUN: Artists impressions created by Summerhouse Architects of the proposed Snow Centre on Middlehaven.

£30m - hopes the snow will go on as Teesside leisure venue plans revealed

Blackwell Meadows Rugby Club, Darlington.  (33586132)

'Our finances are in good shape' says Darlington RFC as Quakers groundshare talks stall

JAILED: 'Arrogant' Kyle Garforth

'He should have moved' - Shildon danger driver to head-on smash victim

LEGAL ACTION: Richard and Ann Thurlow, of Bowburn, who are taking legal action over their Bulgarian holiday

Diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps: Bowburn couple's holiday 'nightmare'

SINGER: Jade Pateman, who has been diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer, will perform at an open mic night next month to raise funds for her two-year-old son Oscar's future Picture: STUART BOULTON

Open mic marathon fundraiser for son of Shildon mum with terminal cancer

COMPLEX: An artists impression of the Feethams Leisure development in Darlington

24 hours - New Darlington cinema can open all day and have late alcohol licence

VIOLENT: Former Hartlepool boxer Michael Hunter

Hartlepool boxing champ walks free from court after breaking wife's nose

BLAZE: Deepdale House, in Darlington, where the fire broke out

Neighbour of Darlington flat fire victim thanks Good Samaritan who dialled 999

CRASH SCENE: Police at the scene

Lucky escape as car leaves road and ends up in ditch

Workers reject changes to shifts and terms and conditions

Threat of industrial action in North Sea oil and gas industry as workers reject shift changes

Stroke services at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been rated top following a national audit. Dr Adrian Bergin (left) and the stroke team staff on ward 28 at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

Stroke services at James Cook highly rated by national audit

FIGHTING FIT: Shadow health minister and Labour leadership candidate, Andy Burnham visits Shildon Civic Hall to view successful health projects organised by Durham Country Council. Pictured listening to speeches along with Lord Derek Foster, Gordon Elliot

Labour leadership contender backs County Durham health scheme

LAUNCH: The Northern Sinfonia play at the launch of the North-East ‘Case for Culture’ manifesto for next 15 years. Picture: TOM BANKS (33592407)

Ambitious shared vision for cultural development in North-East unveiled

PASSION: Tom Ward, of Hunwick, was the first 90-year-old to win a game in the Durham CIU Snooker League with the 75-year-old cue that his dad bought him for 7/6d

Hunwick says farewell to local legend Tom

CELEBRATIONS: VE Day themed events in Darlington

VE Day celebrations in Darlington

County fills in 320,000 potholes

ICONIC: The Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough

Charity calls on residents to take the Transporter Bridge zip slide challenge

HOMECOMING: X Factor star Joe McElderry

HOMECOMING: X Factor star Joe McElderry

Homes plan is rejected

MEDIA PARTNERS: Durham Cathedral are now media partners with Premier Christian Radio. Pictured are Dean of Durham, Michael Sadgrove and Premier Christian Radio director, Sylvia Walters. Picture: TOM BANKS (33591364)

Good news for Christian radio station as cathedral deal is agreed

DISAPPOINTING: Insp Wendy Tinkler

More than 100 arrested during summer drink-drive crackdown

MASKED: One of the guests at the fundraising masquerade ball organised by Rachel Darby

North Yorkshire woman raises thousands after she and her father both hit by cancer

WALK: Chester-le-Street based National Citizens Service take part in a sponsored walk in Durham City to raise money for a homlessness charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (33593254)

Teenagers take to streets with belongings to raise awareness about homelessness

HEADSHAVE: Anton Hodgson gets his head shaved for charity by Kymberely Savage Picture: STUART BOULTON

Teenager's close shave raises funds for charity

PARK: The Gerald Lee Pocket Park  celebrates its first anniversary pictured front Gerald Lee and his wife Ruth picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

Pride in the community and an example to all: birthday party in 'Britain's Smallest Park'

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd, 18.

Jury sent out in college plot trial

Two female teenagers attacked in the night as they walked home in Middlesbrough

FUNDS: The project is funded by NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Arts sessions to help the vulnerable in Darlington

RECORD: People in Darlington get a chance to  break a  World Record pictured Jacob Lee 3  guessing how many sweets are in a jar  picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Darlington world record challenges leave a sour taste

MANHUNT: Police are hunting an armed robber who is believed to have struck twice

Two armed robberies in ten minutes - police link Gateshead raids

SHOWING: Shaun the Sheep is one of the films being shown by a mobile cinema in the Spennymoor area

Movie time in Spennymoor

Exotic creatures to descend on a Darlington shopping centre

STOLEN: Falklands War medals

Desperate plea for return of stolen Falklands War medals

FAIR: The Ferryhill summer fair will take place on August 2

Ferryhill's summer fair set to take place this weekend

New 48-home development approved

E-fit released of woman who tried to con her way into elderly couple's home

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