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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

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

Cleveland Police facing three more racism claims from officers

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

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

CRASH: Craig Parkin and his five year old daughter Katy from Tanfield Lea who were involved in a collision with an ambulance Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

'It seemed to come out of nowhere' - driver recalls crash with ambulance

WATCH THE WEATHER: Planning a trip to the seaside? Better check the forecast

Rain and thunderstorms to hit parts of the UK on Bank Holiday weekend

ADDRESS: Durham Crown Court told defendant accepted need to address his nterest in indecent images of children

Man amassed large hoard of child abuse images on home computers over six years, court told

HIGH KICKS: Young kick-boxers from the Machine MMA gym on Clifford Street in Stanley have qualified for the Unified World Championships in the sport. They are Rhys Pipes (11), Ryan Lister (12), Kyle Chester (11) and Ryan Quinn (11). Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (

World stage for young kickboxers

WORKS: Spennymoor Town Hall is one of the buildings in a three year plan of council building upgrades

Spennymoor council to spend £589k on buildings

TRADITIONAL: Leek classes feature on the schedule at Cornforth Annual Village Show this weekend

Produce to be showcased at Cornforth family event

LIFESAVING: Rotarian Jill Thompson (centre) inspecting the suggested location of the defibrillator with Tesco staff Joe Riley and Shirley Cormack

Fundraising group launch life-saving project

INTERNSHIPS: Graham Anderson, founder of OpenCRM

Students urged to consider coding for new internship opportunity

TRANSPORT: Is getting to work by public transport possible? Picture: ANDY LAMB

How good is our public transport?

CLASSES: New term due to start at Middlesbrough Town Hall Performing Arts

Back to school for performing arts classes

Former register office could be turned into a Wetherspoons

SUPPORT: Lee Cartwright, Dave Hansford, Norman Wright (Chairman) and John Wright with the Green Howards' flag

Hartlepool branch issues battle cry for former Green Howards

CHEERS: Peter Lawson, chairman of Durham Camra and an organiser of the Durham Beer Festival, pulls a pint with Yousef Daubooni, marketing manager at Camerons brewery. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

Students toast success at Durham Beer Festival

HEADSTONES: Linthorpe Cemetery one of the town's cemeteries were headstones checks will be carried out.

New headstone safety test in cemeteries across Middlesbrough

SECRETS: The Minster's stoneyard is opening its doors to the public.

Hidden secrets of York Minster revealed

Jenny celebrates her 100th birthday

CAMPAIGN: Opponents of Hargreaves' plans to opencast near Pittington

More talks on opencast plan as inquiry draws near

HAUL: Around 1.2 tonnes of cannabis found in back of lorry

Dutch driver caught with £7m of cannabis in his lorry is jailed

SUSPECT: Mark Homer, who plays Giles Ralston in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Can you solve theatre's most famous whodunit?

CYCLE: A visitor makes juice while he pedals at the Local Motion Mega Festival in Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (36687830)

Bike festival moves up a gear

RALLY: Classics like this old Morris pick-up will be on display.

Motoring nostalgia takes centre stage

BACKDROP: Staff behind the Great North Art Show work on hanging hundreds of pieces of artwork in Ripon Cathedral

Cathedral set to host Great North Art Show

COMEBACK: Phil Graham builds on his recovery by recruiting a violinist to his band, Share the Darkness

Recovery man recruiting new fiddle player

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