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Volunteer army needed to run North Yorks libraries

Volunteer army needed to run North Yorkshire libraries

GO-AHEAD: Work set to start on South Durham University Technical College after councillors grant planning permission

Delight as ambitious £10m Newton Aycliffe engineering college wins planning approval

MANHUNT: Det Insp Matt Murphy-King near the scene of the attempted rape in Thornaby. Pic: Stuart Boulton

Appeal to dog walker after woman attacked on banks of Tees

PLANTS: The cannabis plants spotted near a York railway line.

Police leave note in shrubbery to wild cannabis growers

GALA: Thousands are expected in Durham City this weekend

Crowds heading for Big Meeting in Durham this weekend

Three North-East teachers undergoing misconduct hearing over alleged inappropriate conduct with underage girl

Teachers face misconduct hearing over alleged inappropriate conduct with girl

APPEAL: Police appeal for witnesses to crash on Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland.

Appeal for witnesses to Bishop Auckland car crash

FUNERAL: The Family Funeral of three-week-old Baby Reggie Young who died after being bitten by a dog took place today at Sunderland Minster  picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (31298850)

Family says ‘goodbye’ to little Reggie

STUCK FAST: The fox in the fence

Brush with death for fox stuck between fence

TRIAL: A disabled pensioner was brutally beaten, repeatedly stabbed and left for dead by an intruder who ransacked his home and stole his car, a court heard.

'It wasn't me' outburst as court hears attack left disabled pensioner for dead

Jury in girls' murder trial discharged

Jury in girls' murder trial discharged


North Yorkshire detective cleared over handling of Savile and Jaconelli abuse allegations

SENTENCED: Twenty-year-old Samantha Hope given 26-month sentence in a young offenders' institution for drunken attack in mother's home.

Daughter carried out drunken attack on her own mother

RESCUE: Two men were rescued from the base of Huntcliff, Saltburn, by RNLI lifeboats on Monday after they got cut-off by the tide during an evening walk.

Polish men rescued from beach after friend Googles emergency number

TRAGIC VICTIM:Cameron Gosling in this picture released by his family.

Tributes paid to River Wear drowning victim Cameron Gosling

JAILED: Philip Smart

Stockton man jailed after trying to fix meeting with 14-year-old girl

SEARCH: Police are searching for missing 85-year-old Eric Spencer

Missing 89-year-old man found safe and well, police say

MOVE: Darlington Auction Mart

'We want to move' say cattle mart bosses as relocation campaign gathers pace

DRAMA: The cast of Sherlock Holmes at Darlington Civic Theatre. Picture: TOM BANKS (31346461)

Sherlock and Jack the Ripper take to the stage together

FUNDAY: Children watch as 380 balloons are released at a fun day at Thornley Primary School. Picture: TOM BANKS (31345985)

Fun day brings east Durham school pupils together

GIG: South Shields band, The Waiters play a gig at Durham High School for Girls in aid of charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (31345948)

Boy band The Waiters perform at end-of-term concert for Durham High School for Girls

RSPB encourages people to sleep out for nature

RSPB encourages people to sleep out for nature

SUPERSONIC: The model of the Bloodhound SSC car at Croft Circuit. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (31339598)

Youngsters learn the fast way as 1,000mph car visit the region

DEGREE: Pam Royle receiving the honour at Sunderland

Sunderland University honour for TV's Pam Royle

APPEARANCE: Al Murray will appear at the North-East Oyster Festival

Al Murray set to appear at County Durham festival

MOVING: County Hall in Durham

Durham county councillors to consider moving out of Aykley Heads

CAMPAIGN: Maxine Thompson, who has spearheaded the 'One punch can kill' appeal

'One punch' poster competition boosts mother's campaign

DATE: A date has been set for a group litigation for more than 350 British Coke coal oven workers. Pictured is the Randolph Coke Ovens in Evenwood which supplied south Durham with gas for 25 years

High Court date for hundreds of former British Coal workers

POWERHOUSE: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has been urged to invest more in the North.

North-East household income £17,000 below London, study reveals

APPEAL: Police are appealing after teenage boys were robbed in Durham

Teenage boys attacked and robbed in Durham City

CLOSURE: South Bank Primary School. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton.

School to be demolished less than a decade after opening

CLAIM: Garry Moat is facing bankruptcy proceedings.

Businessman hoping to buy historic Windlestone Hall facing bankruptcy

Fire service to give out free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to landlords ahead of law change

Fire service to give out free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to landlords ahead of law change

MICROCHIPPED: It will soon be compulsory for owners to microchip their dogs

Quarter of dogs still not microchipped ahead of law change

ROSES: Katy Carmen and Angela Brayshaw of the Daisy Chain plant the final rose bush at Wynyard Hall

Everything's coming up roses at Wynyard

COLOUR: Richmond artist Caroline Hamilton. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Artist looks to art to help overcome her chronic back pain

MAKEOVER: Contractors JDP from Newton Aycliffe pictured with the winners Trimdon Grange Community Centre who won of the  competition  to win a DIY SOS style makeover from left community centre partner Carol Gaskarth, committee member Alyson Hudson and Chr

Free makeover for Trimdon community centre

PEDAL POWER: Member for Arts Leisure and Culture Norma Wilburn with Skinnergate Cyclists Jack Rees and Josh Moody.

Elite cyclists gear up for town centre race in Stockton

RECORD ATTEMPT: Darlington Crown Street Library

Darlington's bookworms urged to help libraries break world record

APPROVED: The Berendsen laundry, in Neville's Cross, which is set to make way for student accommodation

Student village approved for former laundry site despite residents' fears

Grant: Huby and sutton village shop is one of the community schemes to be awarded money

Cash to help communities to be distributed

VISIT: John Parkinson, right, one of the original A1 materials engineers who helped build the old A1, and Tom Howard, Highways England project manager, at the site of the new A1 upgrade. Picture: TOM BANKS

Former road builder given VIP tour of A1 upgrade

VENUE: The Witham, in Barnard Castle

Folk-singer to play at Barnard Castle

POET: Vince Elsbury pictured in 2013 with his book of poems about his native Chilton Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Former postman's poetry book raises nearly £2,000 for hospital

BON VOYAGE: Tall ship Stavros S Niarchos sailed from the River Wear after a successful four-day stay

Tall ship sets sail having given a taste of things to come in 2018

ROYAL DUTY: Jessica Fox, right, and Kate Donnelly, who have been chosen to greet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Great Yorkshire Show

Young girls prepare to welcome Prince Charles to rural show

WINNER: Seven-year-old Evie Sands won her dream bike after designing it

Spennymoor schoolgirl wins dream bike

RETIRING: Mr Anderson is pictured with Andrew Dobinson (left) and Ian Hedley (right) who will be supporting his customers throughout County Durham following his retirement

Farming sales rep retires after nearly 50 years with the same company

GRANTS: Money available for River Tees projects

Grants up for grabs to celebrate the River Tees

ANNIVERSARY: Darlington Harriers will be celebrating their 125th anniversary next year

Darlington Harriers prepare to celebrate 125th anniversary

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