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Thomas Cook flight diverted

Holiday flight from Newcastle diverted as drunk woman tried to "smash windows"

APPEAL: Andy Essex who won his parking ticket appeal pictured at the parking bay in Richmond where he received his penalty notice. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Council could be inundated with requests for parking fine refunds after adjudicator upholds appeal

TRAGIC: Assistant coroner, Crispin Oliver, ruled Paul Armstrong's death was a tragic accident

'Background of alcohol, excess speed and no seatbelt' evident following father of three's crash death - coroner

Baby airlifted after falling ill on Dales holiday

Baby airlifted after falling ill on Dales holiday

JAILED: Ex-soldier David Sutherland, who was said to have, "gilded the lily" over extent of lingering injuries in decades after being caught up in IRA bomb blast.

Ex-soldier jailed for two years for £131k benefit fraud since medical discharge from Army

Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough.

Bogus roofers preyed on vulnerable pensioners

LOCAL PRODUCE: Paul and Lizzie Mercer, whose products will soon be available in Co-op stores in North Yorkshire

Cheeses, chutneys and ice-creams made locally to be championed by major convenience store chain

BLAZE: A fire damaged Carmel Medical Practice on Nunnery Lane in Darlington Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Investigations continue into suspected arson attacks in Darlington

FUN: Stockton Summer Show at Preston Hall picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Summer Show proves a success in Preston Park

ARCHAEOLOGY: Volunteers from the Altogether Archaeology project work on the dig at Upper Teesdale.

Stone Age campsite unearthed in County Durham countryside

PICTURESQUE: The Poohsticks bridge at Hutton-le-Hole.

Poohsticks gets serious - as Moors named as one of the best places to play

DENIALS:Vaughan Dodds leaving Teesside Crown Court on an earlier date

Blair's former bodyguard insists £180k in account was for his kids

Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough.

Jail 'inevitable' for travelling burglars convicted of eight-month crime spree

GET IN: Crystal Palace's long-shot win at Chelsea helped Durham punter scoop £30,000

Durham punter wins £30,000 on long-shot bet

INADEQUATE: Criticism of Darlington Borough Council's children's services

Ofsted judges children's services in Darlington as 'inadequate' - putting youngsters at risk

CLOSURE THREAT: Hartlepool Magistrates Court could close under Ministry of Justice proposals

MP asked to intervene to stop closure of court

Cost of fly tipping

Region's £1m bill to tackle illegal rubbish dumping

RURAL CRIME: North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and chair of the National Rural Crime Network, Julia Mulligan

Government proposals for police funding will hit rural areas says crime commissioner

MISSING: Peter Wyatt

Police seeking Peter Wyatt, 34

LICENCE: A condition concerning noise from events at Sedgefield Racecourse has been removed from its licence

Noise condition removed from racecourse's licence despite residents' objections

DRAW: Artist Michael Horner at work on the Barney Big Draw. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Budding artists capture Barney at Big Draw event

STREETS FESTIVAL: Performers entertain the crowds at Durham Streets Summer Festival

Slapstick and comedy at Durham Streets Summer Festival

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger. (37218888)

New initiative designed to bring offenders and victims together

SCARRED: Impact of First World War on North-East to be placed under the spotlight (37220848)

Impact of First World War on North-East placed under spotlight

MACMILLAN: Julie John gets her head shaved for charity. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Cancer survivor gets head shaved for charity

DEMOLITION PLANS: Woodburn Nursery

Councillors to discuss plans for homes on Darlington nursery site

An aerial view of York Maze in 2011

Thieves steal charity boxes with money destined for a children cancer charity

CHARITY: Addie Snowden, eight, who has cut her hair for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY PHOTOGRAPHY

Kind-hearted eight-year-old donates hair to other children in latest fundraising venture

Newcastle Crown Court

Chinese restaurant owner brought to book for fraud by his spelling mistakes

ALCOHOL: Dr Emma Giles (front), with Professor Newbury-Birch researching how alcohol affects teenagers.

Research into how to tackle the effects of booze on teenagers

STOLEN LAMBS: About 20 lambs were recovered by police. Picture only for illustration purposes

Bid to find owner of stolen lambs

Boy collapses days after gang attack

Boy collapses days after gang attack

VOLUNTEERING: Have A Go gala at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum will highlight volunteering opportunities at the establishment.

Volunteering opportunities highlighted at railway museum

QUEEN: Duncan James from Blue, centre, with the Gumbies from Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Sunderland Empire.     Picture: ANDY LAMB (37212455)

Priscilla Queen of the Desert returns to Sunderland Empire

DISCOVERY: Dr Marshall with the newly-discovered tree. Pic Andy Marshall.

Scientist discovers new species of tree - and gives schools a chance to make history

REIGN: Queen Elizabeth II pictured during a 2002 visit to Tyneside

Cathedral service to mark Her Majesty's record-breaking reign

SKILLS: Durham City Jugglers offer residents chance to catch the juggling bug

Try your hand at juggling

RETURNING: Coxhoe Trail Run to return this weekend following success of last year's event

Hundreds to take part in village's second cross country trail run

BARGAIN: Jennifer Chadwick and Eve Haynes promote the Wedding Table Top Sale by the Hospitium. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography.

Keeping the costs down on that special day

TRIM: New trail to get people fit and active to open in Fairy Dell

Trim trail to get people active

WELCOME: Prof Stuart Corbridge, new vice-chancellor of Durham University

New leader takes up post at Durham University

SLASHED: A teenager was slashed with a knife in Hartlepool

Teenager slashed with knife in Hartlepool

ENERGY: Benefits Advisor and support worker Pauline O'Kane and Geoff Steele, Senior Surveyor from Go Warm in Stockton Picture: DAVID WOOD

New scheme launched to knock millions off heating bills

TOOLS: Redundant tools brought back to life through innovative project

Redundant tools brought back to life

JOURNALISTS: Darlington Civic Theatre

Journalists needed for a Brave New World in Darlington

Brewery looks to English hops to support the home side at the Rugby World Cup

PUNK: Bands from across the country will perform in Darlington

Punk rockers to descend on Darlington for charity gig

AWED: SOME of the American group at Ripon Cathedral.

Millennium project "worthy of TV documentary"

RETIREMENT: Kenny Clegg who is retiring from the electricity board after 51 year's service. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Loyal employee marks last shift exactly 51 years after his first

WEED: Many cannabis users believe the Class B Drug has healing qualities

Terminally ill cancer sufferer pleads with government to legalise cannabis


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