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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

School to host open day following Ofsted success

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

Two suspected burglars are in custody after crashing a stolen car in Darlington.

Two arrested after police chase stolen car

DANGEROUS: Poppers are sold legally as a room deodoriser

Coroner warns of the dangers of party drugs following Darlington man's death

IN TUNE: Ukelele players entertained guests at an event to mark Older People's Day and Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) home safety week Picture: KRYSTAL STARKEY

Ukelele players hit the right note as charity links up with fire service

WELCOME: A New Zealand All Blacks banner flies from Darlington Town Hall

Events taking place in Darlington to welcome the All Blacks

EVENT: Grange Road Baptist Church

Chance to broaden understanding of dementia

PLANS: Peter Bulmer

Series of events to promote town businesses

EVENT: Hospice director Jane Bradshaw

Charity ball set to raise thousands

IN PRISON: Peter O'Neill, from Darlington, was sentenced to four years behind bars.

Darlington burglar crashed into house after telling girlfriend he would kill them both

CHASING RAINBOWS: Simon Johnson, Darrel Johnson, Neil Hanlon and Colin Johnson at the launch of the Green Room in April. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Shock as Darlington bar forced to close after just five months

MODEL TOWN: The matchstick model of Darlington covered market has been stolen. Picture: ANDY LAMB

One arrested after recovery of Darlington's matchstick market

EVENT: Kids Gigs is one of a number of attractions at Jabberwocky Market this weekend. Picture: SARAH WILSON

Love live theatre? Head to Darlington this weekend for the Jabberwocky Market festival

THRIFT: Ringmaster Paull Martin

Organisers hail Darlington's Festival of Thrift success and are already planning for next year

TRYST: Douglas Ward, from Darlington, who escaped from jail to spend a night in a hotel with his wife

Darlington man walks out of prison to spend night of passion with con woman wife

WHO'S IN TOWN: PC Jeff Summerhill adds the finishing touches to a police box at Darlington Police Station prior to Mark Gatiss' appearance at the Civic Theatre on Saturday. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Doctor Who star Mark Gatiss set for repeat Darlington date

REMEMBERED: Launch of the A Poppy for a Soldier project at Darlington Library to remember Darlington men who were killed during World War One. With a collection of poppies are local studies librarian Katherine Williamson and Stephen Nicholson who is doing

Poppy project launched to honour Darlington's war dead

SPOOKY: Darlington Civic Theatre

Double bill of classic ghost stories at Darlington Civic Theatre

CRISIS: Syrian refugees arrive on a dinghy at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos in September. Picture: REUTERS

Walk to raise funds for refugee help

ABANDONED: Cyril needs a home

Dog of the Month: Can you give abandoned Cyril a home?

OPENING: Nigel Perry, CPI chief executive, speaks to guests about its new site's potential in medical work           Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

£38m Darlington medical base 'can be world leader'

EVENT: Alan Shearer talking to Sky Sports during the Sir Bobby Robson celebrity golf day

Foundation fundraising hits £9m – as charity golfers take to the fairway

REPORT: Improvements are needed at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Darlington and Durham hospitals inspection: What improvements are needed?

MISSED: Rus Swan, from Darlington, who died while out cycling in June

Football marathon planned in memory of Darlington dad Rus Swan who died while cycling

CONVERSIONS: England rugby captain Tamara Taylor talks to pupils at Darlington's Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Rugby star aims to inspire tomorrow's leaders

CRASH: Police at the scene of the incident in Neasham Road, Darlington, on Monday Picture: TWITTER/@DurhamRPU

Police appeal after elderly woman hurt in Darlington crash

DISCOVERY: The Darlington meadow where the rare moth was found

Rare moth caterpillar find underlines value of meadows project

PROJECT: Aerial view of Red Hall estate, in Darlington. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Darlington: Red Hall jobs project hailed a success

WARNING: From October 1, landlords are required to adhered to new regulations concerning smoke alarms

Warning to landlords as smoke alarm regulations set to change

DEMOCRACY: Mowden students, from left, Francesca Mais, Luke Bradley, Melissa Basal, Joshua Hurwood, Freddie Davies and Sophia Thomas

Students cast their votes in school election

FUNDS: The Newbus Grange hospital team

Fun-runners raise hundreds for autism charity

The scene of the incident

Elderly woman hit by car and seriously hurt on busy Darlington road

CONTROVERSY: The cardboard tower in Darlington Market Place. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Cardboard clock tower row: Darlington council and festival chiefs rebuff Wayne Hemingway's criticism

CONCERNS: Darlington Memorial Hospital

Inspectors raise cleanliness concerns over Darlington and Durham hospitals

INCIDENT: A Great North Air Ambulance helicopter landed on the pitch at Darlington Cricket Club, following a medical emergency nearby. Picture: KRYSTAL STARKEY

Air ambulance lands in Darlington after elderly man taken ill in cafe

PLAYFUL: Aska pictured with canine carer Joanna Alford

Dogs Trust staff hope National Grandparents Day proves lucky for their old age pooches

DEMISE: The UK hedgehog population is in massive decline. PA Photo: Andrew Milligan

Nature reserve hosts hedgehog activity day

GPs improve services through teamwork

BIRTHDAY: Darlington’s Crown Street Library

Events to celebrate 130th anniversary of Darlington's Crown Street Library

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