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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

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

CONTROVERSIAL SCHEME: Resident John Austin and others who oppose plans to build houses on farmland at Sherburn Village

Decision day for Sherburn homes scheme

SUPERMARKET: The site of a proposed new supermarket for Bowburn. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Could Bowburn finally get a supermarket?

KILLER: Martin Bell.

Killer's bid for shorter sentence is rejected

PERFORMANCE: Dancers performing at last year's Stokesley Show

One of region's largest agricultural shows to feature virtual game shooting, can-can dancers and motorbike stunts

Vital lifeline for those at risk of losing their home

AWARDS: Greenland Community Primary School in South Moor, will compete for the Community Benefit title

Five property scheme to compete for honours at national awards

Developer funds free trips for schoolchildren

Developer funds free trips for schoolchildren

APPEAL: Durham County Council urges residents to register to vote

Durham County Council urges voters to register

SMILE: Jasmine takes delivery of life-changing trike

Generous Echo readers put a smile on Jasmine's face

GLEAMING: Organisers Geoff Newton and Alan Garbutt with Teesside Hospice mascot Sunny Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Classic cars set to raise much-needed cash for charities

MEMORY: Karen Ainsworth, Helen Robinson and Hannah Parkin (left to right) of the dementia education team.

Trip down memory lane to help dementia patients

HOME: Sparky who is longing for a special forever family to give him the love and care he needs, is pictured with canine carer James Bannister.

Arthritic Sparky needs a home with an extra comfy sofa

VISIT: From left to right: Nabil Nayaland, Roland Klein, David Sassoon and Joyce Khedoory

Fashion designers visit YSL exhibition in Barnard Castle

FUNDING: Michelle Woolams with the microsheep at autistic family charity centre Daisy Chain at Norton. Picture: ANDY LAMB.

Autism charity in running for energy saving funding

REVAMP: Families painting tyre planters at Kildale Corner

Transformation from derelict land to children's play area

Civic leaders offer major financial incentives in attempt to revive Middlesbrough town centre

CREEPY CRAWLY: Rob Gildersleeve, centre manager at Wellington Square, with a tarantula and Scales’n’Tails assistant on a previous visit to Stockton's Wellington Square shopping centre.

Creatures slimy, scaly, creepy and crawly are making their way to Stockton

FRESH LOOK: Topcliffe and Asenby Village Hall secretary Judith Lowe and fundraising organiser Doug Allan in the revamped kitchen

Villagers' seek funds for £130,000 community hub revamp

BABY FOUND: A general shot of Emerson Court in Horden Picture: Google Street View

Mother of baby left on doorstep admits neglect

FRAUD: Darlington Police warned against lottery scammers

Police warning against lottery scammers

PEERAGE: Anne McIntosh

Delight and anger as former Tory MPs are granted peerages

FAREWELL: The Vulcan Bomber was due to appear at Skylive before its retirement next year

SkyLive organisers counter claims from angry airshow ticket holders

The Great North Air Ambulance

Dog walker trampled by cows in Yorkshire Dales

TEESSIDE: Members of Teesside Together's board Peter Hodgson, events consultant, Chris Joseph, marketing and branding, Peter Dodson, media relations, and chairman Dave Roberts.

Tees Valley or Teesside? Campaigners call for name change

TRIBUNAL: Nadeem Saddique, who has taken Cleveland Police to an employment tribunal.

Cleveland Police facing three more racism claims from officers

CRASH SCENE: The cars in the accident. Picture via Twitter: @DurhamRPU

Minor injuries in two-car Sedgefield crash

Police car in accident in Sunderland

Police car in accident in Sunderland

RACES: Sedgefield Races Ladies Evening in aid of Great North Air Ambulance and Roflow  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Sedgefield racecourse dresses up for summer

TRIAL: Former police officer Vaughan Dodds, who served on the armed protection team at the constituency home of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, pictured leaving Teesside Crown Court today where he is on trial accused of benefits fraud

Tony Blair's former body guard attempted suicide three times, jury of fraud case hear

COURT: Three people have appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice

Three in court in relation to blackmail case

HONOURED: Ken Barron celebrates both his 90th birthday and the receiving of a Russian war medal at the Riverside View Care Home on Hutton Avenue in Darlington where he is a resident. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36820834)

Veteran marks 90th birthday with Arctic Convoys medal from Vladimir Putin

TOGETHER: Local authorities coming together under the Tees Valley banner last year. Pictured at the signing of the Growth Deal are Penny Mordaunt, Local Growth Minister and Sandy Anderson, Tees Valley Unlimited chairman, front right. Back, from left to ri

Mixed response to Teesside versus Tees Valley debate

A Canada Goose

Goose kicking thug sought after attack on York riverside

BALLOON: Thousands turn out for a balloon release at Hurworth School in memory of Mr Mac picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Mr Mac's tribute balloon floats to Devon

JAILED: Machete carrier Neil Mundy jailed for 14 months over incident in Bishop Auckland last month.

Chester-le-Street man who abandoned machete in stranger's home jailed

CHARITY: Andrew Smith from TJ Danes Rescue with some of the Great Danes

Rescue service for giant dogs is given charity status

TALENT: Katie Coleman is a contestant on this year's X Factor

Darlington singer Katie Coleman is an X Factor hopeful

RESTORED: The replica of the Mercedes Gullwing

Experts restore wooden car to former glory

TALKS: North Yorkshire County Council leader Carl Les says negotiations will go to the wire.

Yorkshire council leaders draw up rival devolution bids

POP-UP: Small independent businesses to set-up shop in Darlington station pictured Jennifer Wheelan, from The Unicorn Tree shop with Caroline Wilson Community responsibility and engagement manager for Virgin Trains and Dennis Middleton Duty station manage

Darlington station shows it means business

PATROL: Bird handler Stuart Laidler with European Eagle Owl Wingnut on patrol in Mowbray Park in Sunderland, with Sunderland City councillors Ellen Ball and Michael Mordey. Picture: NORTH NEWS

Eagles v Seagulls - council deploys raptor patrol to combat angry birds

MAGNA CARTA: Historian Dr Christian Liddy with Durham Cathedral's unique 1216 issue of Magna Carta, which has been on display this summer. Picture: TOM BANKS

25,000 see Durham's Magna Carta - show closes Monday

OVERTURNED: The aftermath of the incident

Woman cut free from car crash on Durham high street

COURT: Three men and a woman are to appear before magistrates in Peterlee this morning following an investigation into alleged blackmail.

Four people charged after investigation into alleged blackmail

The Vulcan was due to appear at this weekend's airshow

Durham Tees Valley airshow postponed for nine months after Shoreham tragedy

THEFT: Aaron Forsyth's Citroen Saxo was stolen and then written off last week in Colburn, North Yorkshire.

Colburn mum thanks kind-hearted community for help to replace son's stolen car

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