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Clifford Dodshon

Wheelchair-bound 87-year-old thought to be Britain's oldest paedophile escapes jail sentence

An ambulance was called for Mike Coleman at 4.50pm but did not arrive at the ground until 6.56pm.

Football player left in "unbearable pain" for two hours until ambulance arrived

Man in critical condition airlifted to hospital

Man suffers severe head injuries after Middlesbrough collision involving car and motorbike

Adam Johnson

Sunderland sack star winger Adam Johnson after schoolgirl sex guilty plea

GUILTY: Stanley Simpson, pictured outside Durham Crown Court, before his conviction for 29 sex offences, including three of rape, involving six child victims, over 20 year period.

Serial child sex abuser warned he could be facing 'life' after convictions for offences involving five boys and a girl

Consett Magistrates' Court, which is to close

'Justice being eroded' as Consett, Hartlepool and Morpeth courts to close

The house on South Magdalene, in Medomsley, near Consett, was severely damaged by the fire

Man tried in vain to rescue mother-in-law from house fire

Air ambulance was called to Horden today after a man suffered severe leg injuries in an angle grinder accident (55752477)

Man airlifted to hospital after injuring his leg with an angle grinder

DISPUTE: Teaching assistants in County Durham are in dispute with the county council over changes to their contracts

New proposals put to County Durham teaching assistants receive lukewarm response

Darlington Police investigate serious assault

Man suffers serious head injury in Darlington assault


Shopmobility service winding down in Middlesbrough

The crumbling ironstone mines in Rosedale

High hopes over securing £3m for North York Moors heritage scheme

Chef Syed Zohorul Islam who is representing Great Britain in a curry competition in India

Coals to Newcastle? How about taking curry to India?

Muslim lesson at County Durham primary school sparks anti-Islam protest

Muslim lesson at County Durham primary school sparks anti-Islam protest

Road closed crash between Reeth and Richmond after car crashes into barrier

Woman injured after crash Reeth and Richmond

CUTS: Stockton Town Hall where proposed major job losses and cuts to services will be discussed

Hundreds more jobs to go as well as deep cuts to services - including the loss of libraries and child care provision - at Stockton council

Gareth Pye appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on Wednesday

Thief stole and damaged equipment from ambulance attending emergency

Colin Barker is gutted after thieves targeted his smallholding at Binchester, County Durham, and took the tools of his trade

Bishop Auckland farm and forestry worker devastated after Binchester smallholding repeatedly burgled

RE-LISTED: Durham Crown Court trial of former Archdeacon of Auckland, George Granville Gibson, put back until later in year.

Former archdeacon's trial for alleged indecency with two boys, put back until later this year

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Government to impose new contract on junior doctors after talks fail

Some of the items seized

Six County Durham men arrested in child abuse probe

Anna Swabey, who has a terminal brain tumour, is set to marry the love of her life following a romantic engagement

Triple celebration - including engagement - for courageous woman battling terminal brain tumour

Jaden Saville, 16, is appealing for help in getting through to the finals of Miss Teen Great Britain. Picture: TOM BANKS

Willington teenager appeals for help in reaching the Miss Teen Great Britain finals

FIRE: The mid-terraced house in South Magdalene, Medomsley, near Consett, in County Durham

Woman dies and two men taken to hospital after house fire in Medomsley, near Consett

Mark Solan and Julio Arca prepare to face each other in the boxing ring for The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Trust

Footballer Julio Arca to box for charity against Spennymoor fundraiser Mark Solan

Dimi Konstantopoulos has apologised after swearing at a fan - who was later said to be a troll and deleted their account - on Twitter

Middlesbrough goalkeeper apologises for tweeting "go f*** yourself" after fan said he was "s****"

Dan Worsley is training to compete in world/EU weightlifting championships this year Picture: TOM BANKS

County Durham man to represent Great Britain in powerlifting championships

Police officers search a young man

Cleveland Police promises improvements after majority of stop and searches ruled unlawful

Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court this morning

Adam Johnson pleads guilty to two child sex charges

Durham Railway Station has been evacuated after a gas leak

Road closed and railway station evacuated after contractors cause major gas leak

Sarah Richardson, keeper of art at the Laing Art Gallery. Picture by Gavin Havery  (55756801)

Leonardo Da Vinci drawings on display in region this weekend

Hilda Kelly with Elvis impersonator Mike Memphis who treated the care home to a Valentine's performance

Care home residents treated to special Valentine's performance from king of rock

Rainton Construction will resurface the A688 at Spennymoor on behalf of Durham County Council

Spennymoor road diversions planned for resurfacing work

Full skips off Huntington Road, York last month

City facing £17k landfill tax bill after flooding

LAW: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Disqualified driver escapes another ban

LAW: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Van driver took cannabis before driving, court hears

Community groups and residents hit by flooding in North Yorkshire are being invited to apply for recovery funding

Flood-hit residents and community groups invited to share £115k

Cllr Peter Spencer who died of cancer last month.

Tributes paid to colourful councillor

Lover boy Charlie is looking for that special someone to take him home

Lonesome Lab looking for love

FESTIVAL: The Homegrown Food Festival

Food festival growing in success looks forward to its fifth year

Unanimous vote for council tax rise

Staindrop School was classed as requiring improvement following its last Ofsted inspection

Mystery surrounds absence of Staindrop School's headteacher

Launching Campaign Canute, JORVIK Viking Centre characters Ragnar, King Canute and Stylaug Picture: Frank Dwyer

Flood-hit tourist attraction launches £2m fundraising drive

Darlington MP Jenny Chapman.

The North-East will never forgive Government over funding cuts, MP tells Parliament

LAW: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

HGV driver was three times over the drink drive limit, court hears

LAW: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Windows smashed in frustration by Shildon man owed money

A migrant girl tries to warm herself as she disembarks a boat at Lesbos Island, Greece, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.  More than 850,000 people, most fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, entered Greece by sea in 2015, according to the UNHCR, and already in

'We're trying to help the helpless' - Refugee aid event set to take place in Darlington

Chancellor George Osborne signs the North-East devolution agreement with council leaders including Sunderland City Council's Paul Watson, back right. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Devolution consultation deadline looms for Sunderland

County Durham and Darlington Combined Fire Authority has agreed a 1.9% increase in its precept

1.9% tax rise for Durham fire brigade

Professor Susan Hart, who will become Dean of Durham University Business School this summer

New Dean Susan will be Hart and soul of Durham business school

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