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Peter Heron speaks to The Northern Echo at his daughter's home in Wynyard. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Peter Heron: 'Police banged on my door to accuse me of murder - and my life was destroyed yet again'

Dog hit by car and killed on Yarm Road, Darlington

Dog hit by car and killed on Yarm Road, Darlington

York Crown Court.

Prolific Darlington thief jailed after being caught using stolen car to pick up methadone prescription

PROGRESS: An artist's impression of the Prince of Wales engine

£5m locomotive project steaming ahead

'WASTE': Darlington Borough Council has spent more than £14,000 advertising a senior job – which itself comes with a sky-high salary

Cash-strapped Darlington council spend £14,000 advertising one job vacancy

CLEVELAND CUP: Dennis McGuire with a photo of his grandfather. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Footballer's grandson sheds light on long lost team

ASSAULT: Police arrest man after McDonalds attack

Teenager headbutted for getting in the way of the straws at McDonalds

BITTEN: Lurcher Blue, belonging to Louise Smith, was bitten recently

'Seek help quickly' - Vet warning after snakebites in Darlington

LEAP OF FAITH: Skydivers take to the skies. Library image

Taking a leap of faith in the name of Darlington charity

AWARD: Ben Rennison accepting his award from a Great Yorkshire Show judge

Log sculpture business wins Great Yorkshire Show accolade

NEW FRIENDS: Pick 'n' Mix Events make an appearance at the Cornmill Centre with their collection of animals. Nathan Hauxwell, nine, with a Bearded Dragon

Animals on display at popular pop-up petting zoo in Darlington

RIDE: Kieran Spencer and Richard Smith, from Darlington, will cycle from Cumbria to Sunderland for charity

Friends' gear up for charity bike ride

DANCE: Music festival at West Park in Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Crowds gather for music on the hill

TOUR: Jason Leonard and Ollie Phillips with the World Cup in Hartlepool

All that glitters: Rugby world cup trophy arrives in region

25 years on from the murder of Ann Heron, husband Peter Heron who was charged with the murder in 1990 but never convicted speaks to The Northern Echo from his daughter's home in Wynyard. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'I'm not the man who got away with it,' says husband of unsolved murder victim Ann Heron

VICTIM: Ann Heron, who husband, Peter, was once charged with her murder - a crime which remains unsolved 25 years on

'It was a normal, working day...until I went home and found my wife dead on the living room floor'

ERIN TRIBUTE: From left, Sabrina Purdy, Barry Hogan, Debbie Basnett and Lucy Smith. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

A headstone for Princess Erin - community fundraises for six-year-old Darlington girl's memorial

FAREWELL: The funeral service of Stella Robson at Darlington Crematorium. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'A firm hand in the softest of velvet gloves' - Funeral of veteran councillor and devoted mother Stella Robson

REGISTER: Don't lose your right to vote

Don't lose your chance to vote, residents urged

BITTEN: Blue is currently recovering from a suspected snake bite

Warning to dog owners after two 'bitten by snake' while on walks in Darlington

WALK: The memory walk from Springfield care home in Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Memory walk helps dementia sufferers in Darlington

BROADBAND: Central Park, Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Disconnect in Darlington as residents fight for broadband

OPERA: Tenors Unlimited

Rat Pack of Opera seeks choir to join them onstage in Darlington

CHARITY WALK: The Mayor of Darlington Tom Nutt and Locomotion No. 1. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Get on board for railway heritage walk, urges Darlington mayor

SLEEPING BAGS: Colin Bradshaw with just a few of the 300 sleeping bags bought by the Salvation Army after last year's appeal. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Protect the vulnerable by donating to sleeping bag appeal, urges foodbank manager

TRIBUTES: Stella Robson

'A person of conviction and compassion' - Tributes as veteran councillor Stella Robson dies

SCARECROW: Resident Blanche Wallace and carer Kerry Mansfield look on at the winning creation, Mabel.

Stone the crows: Staff caught chatting to scarecrow during retirement village competition

Darlington benefits cheat faked marriage separation when husband got job in Dubai

Darlington benefits cheat faked marriage separation when husband got job in Dubai

A66: Cllr Heather Scott

'Not enough notice' for upcoming A66 closure, says councillor

MEMORIAL: Mark Gatiss to hold fundraising evening

Work begins on Darlington police memorial

VISIT: German police officer Younes Metlej is visiting Darlington, he is pictured with PCSO Liam Goodall and Mayor Tom Nutt picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

German policeman spends a month learning the trade in Darlington

ELECTION: New president elected at Inner Wheel organisation

Darlington's Inner Wheel elects new president

FINED: Homeless Shaun O'Connor attacked mother.

Homeless man attacked mother after being told he couldn't stay the night

GARDEN: Adrian Rose with some of the young members of the High Bank gardening club.

Hand-on garden experience for nursery youngsters

Blackwell Meadows Rugby Club, Darlington.  (33586132)

'Our finances are in good shape' says Darlington RFC as Quakers groundshare talks stall

TOP DOG: Daisy the dog with owner Wendy Church

Was collie cross who stole judges' hearts at Darlington dog show UK's most unwanted pet?

SINGER: Jade Pateman, who has been diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer, will perform at an open mic night next month to raise funds for her two-year-old son Oscar's future Picture: STUART BOULTON

Open mic marathon fundraiser for son of Shildon mum with terminal cancer

COMPLEX: An artists impression of the Feethams Leisure development in Darlington

24 hours - New Darlington cinema can open all day and have late alcohol licence

BLAZE: Deepdale House, in Darlington, where the fire broke out

Neighbour of Darlington flat fire victim thanks Good Samaritan who dialled 999

CELEBRATIONS: VE Day themed events in Darlington

VE Day celebrations in Darlington

HEADSHAVE: Anton Hodgson gets his head shaved for charity by Kymberely Savage Picture: STUART BOULTON

Teenager's close shave raises funds for charity

PARK: The Gerald Lee Pocket Park  celebrates its first anniversary pictured front Gerald Lee and his wife Ruth picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

Pride in the community and an example to all: birthday party in 'Britain's Smallest Park'

FUNDS: The project is funded by NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Arts sessions to help the vulnerable in Darlington

RECORD: People in Darlington get a chance to  break a  World Record pictured Jacob Lee 3  guessing how many sweets are in a jar  picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Darlington world record challenges leave a sour taste

Exotic creatures to descend on a Darlington shopping centre

CULTURE BID: mima in Middlesbrough

Iconic landmarks at heart of Tees Valley bid to become UK City of Culture

SACKED: Workers allege they were sacked after reporting sexual harassment at the Student Loans Company's Darlington offices

Second woman alleges she was sacked after reporting sexual harassment at Darlington SLC offices

CLASSIC:  Josie Allerston, Laura Morris, Lucy Scorer and Julie Scorer with classic cars at Middleton Lodge, ahead of the Croft Nostalgia Festival. Picture: TOM BANKS   (33439330)

Indulge in a touch of nostalgia at Croft this summer

AWARDS: Principal of Carmel College, Darlington, Maura Regan with World Cup winning England rugby captain Katy Mclean

Rugby World Cup winner pays tribute to sports stars of the future

WINNER: Nicholas Holmes (centre) with John Moroney, Goldwell global Vice President and Creative Director and Irene Meikle, Goldwell's head of education

Global competition in Vegas beckons for Darlington hairdresser

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