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CALENDAR: Darlington's Sparta Security staff pose for charity calendar

Self-styled Spartans strip in Bishop Auckland animal sanctuary

CLUB: Crissy Rickinson

New biker club with a big heart forms in Darlington

CLOSURE: Redcar's coke ovens and blast furnace will close, the Insolvency Service has said

Redcar coke ovens and blast furnace close after no offers received for steelmaking site

LINK: Beverley Stoker, manager of the sexual assault referral centre, who came up with the idea for the live link. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Sexual abuse victims voice approval of pioneering new video link system


A week of Halloween-themed spooky fun to be held for youngsters at Darlington libraries during half-term

CHRISTMAS: The ever-popular reindeer parade returns to Darlington this Christmas

Christmas events confirmed for Darlington town centre

TARGET: Darlington's Age UK building has been burgled

Heartless burglars steal £1,000 worth of equipment from Darlington charity


Make a will and pledge fee to Darlington hospice

The aircraft on its fly part over Durham Tees Valley Airport. Picture: Robert Smith

Thousands catch final glimpse of the iconic Vulcan in flight as it passes over the region

SPRUCED UP: Northumbrian Water workers ready for their day sprucing up Durham Cathedral's riverbanks

Water workers clean up riverbanks classroom

DEDICATED: Charity runner Charlie Taylor - who has dropped seven stone - recently completed her fourth Great North Run, this time for her cancer stricken great aunt

Charlie Taylor - who has dropped seven stone - completes fourth Great North Run for her cancer stricken great aunt

LEAVING: Martin Jesper

Darlington FC's outgoing chief exec stresses talks to bring club back to Darlington will continue

STANDING DOWN: Martin Jesper is to resign as Darlington's chief executive officer after three years in the role

Shock for Darlington FC as chief executive Martin Jesper quits

VOTE: Darlington Golf Club members have backed a plan which could see the club move and undergo re-development.

Darlington Golf Club set for relocation after members back housing plan

MAINTAINED: The Redcar Coke Ovens will burn over the weekend

Redcar Coke Ovens will burn over weekend

TRIBUTES: Hurworth School teacher Michael McMonigle, affectionately known as Mr Mac

£500 donation will pay for tribute for inspirational Hurworth teacher Mr Mac

ON THE UP: House prices have been rising in Middleton St George just outside of Darlington. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Houses in market towns are among the most expensive in the country compared to the surrounding area, new report finds

DANGER: Campaigners say a crossing is much needed near the Victoria Road roundabout

Campaigners' anger over pedestrian crossing U-turn

DEVELOPMENT: The Feethams Car Park is under construction

Disabled blue badge holders will pay to park at Darlington's new multi-storey car park

PRIZE: Middleton in George scooped six gold awards in the Northumbria in Bloom awards

Councillor lavishes praise on resident for Bloom success

DESTROYED: The badly damaged bike

Vandals destroy bike involved in Darlington Police's bicycle security campaign

CHARITY: Venture Properties, company directors Michael O’Connor and Carl Jenkinson

Property agency boosts cancer charity's coffers

UPGRADE: Head of school Martina McCollom and catering manager Colin Robson check out the new kitchen facilities at St Augustine’s RC Primary School, Darlington

In-house catering on the menu at Darlington schools

INNOVATION: Matron Trish Banner-Martin, ward clerk Lisa Bellwood and dementia specialist nurse Janet Mortimer, Dementia Specialist Nurse. They are holding one of the new boards.

Boards to help dementia patients

INSPIRATION: All Blacks stars coaching young rugby players from Mowden. Pictures: CHRIS BOOTH

All Blacks magic as thousands enjoy open coaching session in Darlington

Prior to their Rugby World Cup pool match against Tonga, New Zealand players take part in an open session at the Northern Echo Arena in Darlington. Sonny Bill Williams watches youngsters in action. (41257270)

Remember the day the All Blacks came to Darlington?

WINNER: Rory Forster, from Heighington, with his tickets

Why Rory's brush with the All Blacks was extra special

FAREWELL: The Vulcan bomber will put on a final spectacular display across Britain this weekend before its retirement

Cold War icon and the last flying Vulcan is stopping off at DTVA on its farewell tour of Britain

All Blacks meet fans at Darlington arena

All Blacks meet fans at Darlington arena

PRISONER: Giovanni (middle) pictured on the farm near Darlington where he was held as a prisoner of war between 1942-45

Hidden box prompts Italian family to search for ancestor's secret North-East love-child

Graham Stephenson was fined at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Man fined after exposing himself while wearing ripped trousers and a G-string in Darlington town centre

BOOTCAMP: Some zombies yesterday

Zombie bootcamp to raise money for a cancer charity

INCIDENT SCENE: Emergency services at the scene Picture: @DurhamRPU

21-year-old man suffers head and chest injuries after crash near Darlington

HEARING: The scales of justice statue outside Teesside crown court.

Prolific offender walks free from court after Darlington break-in

Prior to their Rugby World Cup pool match against Tonga, New Zealand players take part in an open session at the Northern Echo Arena in Darlington. The players arrive and are greeted with a Haka performed by children from Rydal Academy.. (41257332)

From New Zealand to Darlington: How the All Blacks' visit can inspire a new generation

PRIZE: Warren Metcalfe holds the Team of the Year award as team members look on. News reader Nicholas Owen who hosted the awards is on the far left.

Firefighters charity efforts in memory of late colleague sees them scoop national award

RACE: From left, Paul Burgum, Reece Daniell, Paul Elsley, Simon Shaw

Charity members' 100-mile run

MYSTERY: Store owner Angela Kingsley has received three poems, handwritten in silver pen on black card

Mystery poems sent to Darlington shop

FLASHBACK: New Zealand captain Richie McCaw lifts the Rugby World Cup after the All Blacks victory over France in 2011

Visiting All Blacks to meet fans in Darlington today

GUESTS: Darlington Soroptimists president Linda Stephenson, front. She is pictured with, from left, Tony Clarke, regional vice-president Jane Inman, guest speaker Maura Regan, Margaret Clarke, John Inman

Darlington’s Citizen of the Year addresses Soroptimists

UPGRADE: Mike Crawshaw, head of leisure at Darlington Borough Council in the Dolphin Centre

Dolphin Centre upgrade works progressing well

COLLAPSED: SSI's Redcar plant

Redcar Coke Ovens will burn until weekend - but future remains unclear

RELOCATION: Darlington Credit Union has moved premises to the corner of Crown Street and Tubwell Row in the town. Customer service officers Carole Trueman and Tom Brockley in the new office. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

New home for Darlington Credit Union

BANNED: Darlington van driver banned from three years for drink driving. File picture.

Van driver banned after being caught drink driving

ACCIDENT SCENE: Emergency services at the scene Picture: Durham RPU

Man involved in road accident near Darlington

COMPONENT: Wheels for Prince of Wales at Darlington Locomotive Works

Donations for Prince of Wales steam engine power past the £2million mark

FRIENDS: Campaigners rallied together in the summer to oppose future development of Bellburn fields

Friends group intends to fight against development of a Darlington playing field

ROADWORKS: There have been a number of schemes to resurface the A66 along its length between Darlington and Middlesbrough

Road closures again for A66 as resurfacing work takes place

VOLUNTEERS: Hartlepool RNLI Ruth McGlen (left ) and Christine Cook (right) receive their awards from Mike Craddy, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Hartlepool Lifeboat Station.

Volunteers praised for their dedication to the RNLI

BRIGHT: It is hoped the brightly coloured bikes will help cut thefts

Multi-coloured bicycles spring up around North-East town

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