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WARNING: Defendant warned prison is "inevitable" when he is sentenced on later date at Durham Crown Court.

Darlington youth football coach posed as teenage girl to lure boys into engaging in sexual activity

TRAGIC FALL: Businessman Brian Coates

Family calls for town centre cycling ban a year after Darlington grandfather's life changing fall

REOPENING SOON: Clervaux Bakery, Darlington

Clervaux artisan bakery in Darlington to reopen under new management

WARNING: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

MP issues warning after Darlington children's services slammed by Ofsted

DAMAGE: The fire damaged roof of the Carmel Medical Centre in Darlington's Nunnery Lane

Appeal for witnesses to Darlington arson attacks

COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Former Darlington priest charged with historic sex offence against child

HEARING: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Darlington man charged with historic sex offences

TALENT: Alexander Bone

Darlington jazz sensation picked to perform at BBC Proms

OBJECTIONS: Councillor Gerald Lee, who objected to the application for a holiday home in Skipbridge, in Hurworth Moor, between Neasham and Darlington

Planning permission granted for controversial holiday home near Darlington

HONOURED: Pte Edward Pratt of Aycliffe

Remembered at last, a soldier of the First World War

RENOVATION: A National Citizenship Scheme (NCS) group completed their social action project by tranforming the upstairs of Oxfam on Skinnergate in Darlington into a book room.With books are store assistant manager Sue Simpson, Julia Dudycz, Calvin Hinchcl

Teenagers convert bridal boutique into bookstore

CHALLENGE: Katie Birkin, from Darlington

Accident survivor to tackle Great North Run for the charity which saved her life


One-punch thug jailed for Darlington assault dodged jail months earlier for identical attack

HISTORIC: Polam Hall School in Darlington has changed from being a fee-paying school to a free school. Headteacher John Moreland welcomes new pupils Mia Borley, Tyler Wilson, Matthew King and Mirren Worsdale. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Education for all at Polam Hall as it switches from fee-paying to free school

VIGIL: The Venerable Nick Barker, Priest in charge of Holy Trinity Darlington and Archdeacon of Auckland camps out to deter night-time thieves Picture: KEITH BLUNDY

Vicar's vigils aim to deter night-time lead thieves at Darlington church

FIXTURE: Action from Darlington v Blyth Spartans at Heritage Park on Monday. A goal-mounted GoPro camera used for capturing video highlights for the club website was stolen during the second half. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington FC: Stolen GoPro 'goal cam' is returned

CLOSURE: Houndgate will be temporarily closed on its north side

Temporary closure of Darlington town centre footway

LINK: Oxjam Darlo’s Jonny Lancaster with Alexandra Joy of Darlington Building Society. Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

Oxjam Darlo secures building society support ahead of October return

CIRCUS: Clown Emilion Delbosq in the Circus Funtasia big top in Darlington. Emilion's family have been circus performers for 10 generations. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

UK's youngest circus performer joins tenth generation clown at Circus Funtasia

GLOVES: A Darlington security worker is to take part in a charity boxing bout

Claire ready to get into the ring for charity bout

REGRET: Ada Burns

Darlington council chief expresses regret at damning children's services report

BLAZE: A fire damaged Carmel Medical Practice on Nunnery Lane in Darlington Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Investigations continue into suspected arson attacks in Darlington

INADEQUATE: Criticism of Darlington Borough Council's children's services

Ofsted judges children's services in Darlington as 'inadequate' - putting youngsters at risk

MACMILLAN: Julie John gets her head shaved for charity. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Cancer survivor gets head shaved for charity

DEMOLITION PLANS: Woodburn Nursery

Councillors to discuss plans for homes on Darlington nursery site

JOURNALISTS: Darlington Civic Theatre

Journalists needed for a Brave New World in Darlington

PUNK: Bands from across the country will perform in Darlington

Punk rockers to descend on Darlington for charity gig

DAMAGE: The fire damaged roof of the Carmel Medical Centre in Darlington's Nunnery Lane

Arsonist believed responsible for two of three fires started in Darlington in one night

SERVICE: The team from the National Citizen Service that spruced up The Forum. From left, Joe Passman, Caitlin Bateman, Brandon Slatter, Sam Boulton, Nathan Freemantle, Callum Kirkpatrick, Sol Betiku and Bethany Saint. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Popular Darlington music venue rocks a new look

PRESERVED: The banner of the Bishop Auckland Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen

Historic railway banner to go on display to complement anniversary celebrations

BLAZE: A fire damaged Carmel Medical Practice on Nunnery Lane in Darlington. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Investigations continue into suspected arson attacks in Darlington

STILL SMILING: Caroline Simpson receiving treatment in hospital

Brave cancer battler to tackle Great North Run months after surgery

TASTY: Only the best appear in The Good Food Guide

Read which of the region's restaurants have made it into The Good Food Guide 2016

HELP: Beanstalk volunteers can help children reach their reading potential

Reading support wanted for children

OFFICIAL: The opening of Dolly Mama boutique on Grange Road in Darlington. Outside the store are assistant manager Emma Coates, owner/designer Louise McNaughton, blogger Gina Box and owner Anna Caygill. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Fashion designer and popular blogger help to launch new Darlington boutique

VOTE: Residents could miss out on the chance to vote if they are not on the Electoral Register

Residents urged not to miss out on the chance to vote


Bat walks taking place across Darlington

RECOVERY: Thomas Atherton, 12 enjoying the sailing trip

Inspirational trip for brave Thomas

WINNERS: Women's rugby is increasing in popularity

Project launches in Darlington to get more women into rugby

INVESTIGATION: Mowden Hall in Darlington, where the investigation was centred. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington woman arrested after claims that £365,000 was plundered from teachers' pension pot

TRIBUTE: The gloves to be worn by David Stockdale

Former Darlington goalkeeper's gloves tribute to Shoreham air show tragedy victims

LAW: Contact the police if you think you have been targeted by a bogus caller

Bogus caller in Darlington aroused suspicion

ROADWORKS: A diversion will be in place

Motorists warned of Darlington road closure on bank holiday Sunday and Monday

NOVEL FUN: Adiah and Bobbi Kaur-Whale playing in the sand pit

All the fun of the beach comes to Darlington Library

CHEQUE: Warwick Brindle, Rockliffe Hall's chairman, with Denis Pinnegar from All Saint's Church.

Five star resort gives boiler boost to historic church

TOWER: Artist Olivier Grossetête with a cardboard construction he created for the Glastonbury Festival

Five-storey high cardboard box tower to be erected in Darlington Market Square

ART: Darlington artist John Dunne explores social problems picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Mental health, addiction, homelessness: society's ills explored by Darlington artist

HOME: Sparky who is longing for a special forever family to give him the love and care he needs, is pictured with canine carer James Bannister.

Arthritic Sparky needs a home with an extra comfy sofa

FRAUD: Darlington Police warned against lottery scammers

Police warning against lottery scammers

FAREWELL: The Vulcan Bomber was due to appear at Skylive before its retirement next year

SkyLive organisers counter claims from angry airshow ticket holders


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