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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

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

FUNDRAISER: From left, charity boxing prize winner Daryl Johnson, Peter Crang Junior, Jane Bradshaw and Paul Hamilton.

Thai boxing night raises thousands for charity

Kieran Maxwell and mum Nicola chat to Prince Harry at the WellChild Awards 2015

Teenage cancer survivor meets Prince Harry at prestigious national awards

David Groom's perverted behaviour came to light when he asked a taxi driver to take him past a school so he could watch its pupils.

Pervert caught after asking taxi driver to go past school "so he could look at pupils"

WINNERS: The All Blacks in action at Wembley Stadium, London. Press Association Photo

Darlington gastro pub fuels the New Zealand All Blacks

CELEBRATING: Staff, governors and pupils at St Mary’s Cockerton CE School

'Outstanding' Cockerton school praised by inspectors

ACTION: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

MP backs campaign to tackle dementia

WINNER: Rabia Khatun with her prize bike

Champion readers rewarded for challenge completion

HOUSING: Changes to benefits will affect some landlords

Event to inform landlords about Universal Credit

LETTING: By law letting and property management agents must be signed up to one of three redress schemes in case of complaint

Darlington letting agents facing fines of up to £5,000 after council investigation

TALKS: The Insolvency Service says talks are still continuing over Redcar coke ovens

Redcar coke ovens still burning as rescue talks continue

ON STAGE: Tom Booth, Afnan Iftikhar and DJ Mariam Rezaei performing Beats North to an audience at the Quaker Meeting House. Picture: MANDI ALLEN

Theatre festival returns to Darlington to entertain audiences

BOOKWORM: Lyla Jeanes get ready to welcome visitors to Gurney Pease Academy

Gurney Pease Academy in Darlington to hold open day

SCREEN ICON: Mark Gatiss with a Dalek

Actor Mark Gatiss returns to his roots to raise money for police memorial

MART: Efforts are ongoing to move Darlington Auction Market to a site on the outskirts of town

Darlington cattle market move takes step closer

POPULAR: Kyle Hull

Skaters come together to mark tragic Kyle's 16th birthday

CYCLE: Cancer survivor Zoe Burgess, 14, from Darlington and her fellow Explorer Scouts set out to cycle the distance between Big Ben and Edinburgh Castle on static bikes to raise money for CLIC Sargent Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Cancer survivor gets on her bike to raise charity funds

SUCCESS: British Thai boxing champion Shannon Bowe, 15, of St Aidan’s Academy, Darlington

Shannon overcomes injury – and older opponents – to clinch Thai boxing title

AWARD: NBF president Ebrahim Patel, Bed Experts general manager Colin Heal, commercial manager Kay Sherwen and store manager Alan Scott, with awards host Gyles Brandreth

Bed sellers can sleep easy after grabbing industry award

AUTHOR: Steven Corner, from Ferryhill

Author hopes Christmas book will raise hundreds for charity

Horses on the line hits rail services between Durham and Darlington

Horses on the line hits rail services between Durham and Darlington

VICTIM: Lauren Potter

'I thought I was going to die – crash left my life in ruins'

The scene of the crash

Car overturns at Darlington roundabout after driver dazzled by low sun

A1(M) slip road north of Darlington closed by accident

A1(M) slip road north of Darlington closed by accident


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