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CELEBRATION: 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the Educational Centre for Children With Downs Syndrome (ECCDS).

Choirs raise the roof for North-East charity

WINNERPhil Twizell's Good Egg Fellas, based in Sadberge near Darlington, was named British Free Range Egg Producer of the Year

Hen farmer's 'egg-cellent' service lands him a national award

RUBBISH: The largest of the fly tip cases recently heard was this site at Faverdale black path

Fly tippers who blight Darlington are fined in court

COLD: Christmas can be a difficult time for the homeless

Students put their skills into practice to help Darlington's homeless have a merrier Christmas


Let there be light! Residents given chance to win panto tickets in Christmas lights competition

Rydal Academy received their awards at a ceremony in Leeds last week (November 22)

Darlington school cycles to success in national awards scheme

He's a celebrity - Duncan Bannatyne

I'm a Celebrity Bannatyne watch: Purple - sorry Duncan - survives first elimination

Eric Marshall at his house Sunnyside in Bagby near Thirsk in 2011.

Enter our Ho Ho Homes competition and spread a bit of Christmas cheer in your street

The damage to the metal fence and wall of the property on North Road, Darlington

Car crashes through boundary wall of Darlington house

One of the submachine guns discovered during searches in South Yorkshire

Two submachine guns found by police investigating Gipsy feud

A selfie with Katie Coleman at Darlington's Christmas lights switch on. Picture by Stuart Boulton. (47637936)

Darlington lit up with festive cheer for Christmas lights switch on

Rent a cop Francis Jones, whose Darlington security company is the focus of a BBC3 series

'God gave me a pair of balls when I was born' - Francis Jones' best quotes from Rent a Cop episode five

CONTROVERSY: The Cairngorm reindeer parade kicks off Christmas for Darlington shoppers last year

Festive parades criticised by animal rights campaigners in Darlington

Louise Graham with a patchwork protest contributed to by hundreds of climate campaigners

Terrorism no deterrent to Darlington climate campaigner taking patchwork protest to Paris

Mitchell Tinkler

Family hold music quiz to fundraise for their seriously ill six-year-old son

Rockliffe Hall staff presenting the cheque to representatives from Leeds General Infirmary and the Children's Heart Surgery Fund with Kartor's family. L-R: Myckala Smith, Katie Scott, Richard Allen, Donna Webb, Alex Green, Eamonn Elliott, Sapphire Summers

Rockliffe Hall riders raise cash for children's heart surgery fund

HOME: Rocky is an energetic and playful character who would be best suited to an active home

Dog of the Month: Stray Rocky needs a forever home

HISTORIC: Land at the former Blackwell Golf Course has been earmarked for development

Angers flare over Darlington Council's decision to allocate areas for retirement apartments on historic parkland

SANTA RUN: The seasonal charity 5km run in aid of St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington is a popular event. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Santa Claus is running to town

OFFER: Alex Hirst, Distinct Darlington manager, has called on the council to extend its parking offer

Distinct Darlington calls on council to extend late night parking offer

Launching the campaign to collect boots in Darlington, from left: Jenny Chapman, Councillor Marjory Knowles, Councillor Jan Taylor and Jude Russell

Katie Hopkins remarks sparks Darlington mother into action

DEDICATION: Residents old and young took part in the leaf gathering at Stanhope Park

"Fantastic community spirit" keeps Darlington park thriving

MINI: Children at Heathfield Primary School are the first in Darlington to join the Mini Police scheme

Mini police to extend the long arm of the law in Darlington

Former Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer is comforted by Lady Colin Campbell

Never wake a sleeping Dragon: Dyer and Lady C on wrong end of Bannatyne's fiery temper

HISTORICAL: Pupils of St Augustine’s RC Primary School took part in a history themed assembly and acting workshops led by John de Lacy, Lord of Pontefract Castle - played by Dave Eliot of the theatre company Histrionics

Lord of Pontefract Castle helps Darlington kids walk to school

REVAMP: Colin Chapman and Carley Woods have put their modernising touch on The Crown Inn, an 18th century pub in Manfield, Darlington

Award-winning Darlington pub is given a swanky revamp

JOBS: Northgate Work Club is helping Darlington's unemployed get back into work

Church runs work club to help Darlington's unemployed

SANTA: Father Christmas will be at Darlington's Head of Steam Museum

Meet Santa at the station at Darlington Railway Museum

WINNERS: Chris O'Keeffe and Gill Hutchinson of Darlington Council collect the award with Geoff Morgan of Arriva

Gold award for Darlington's buses

Chief executive Jane Bradshaw and director of clinical services Victoria Ashley outside St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington

The 30-year-old letter that a Darlington hospice was built on

The body of a Red Kite found at Edmundbyers in County Durham this year.

Get tough on bird of prey crime, says RSPB, as North Yorkshire tops nationwide league of shame

Police at the cemetery in Metal Bridge, Spennymoor, where the graves of Levi George Price and Gareth Price had been dug up and their skulls stolen

Gipsy leader calls for calm amid escalating feud

Ian Mulholland stole packs of bacon from Sainsbury's

Serial thief stole bacon and salmon weeks after release from prison

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

Darlington taxi driver Alan Grieve could face court after accidentally refusing a guide dog

Darlington taxi driver could face court after accidentally refusing a guide dog

The scene of the police investigation in Metal Bridge Cemetery. Insets: Left, Levi George Price, who died in 2001, and right, Gareth Price, who died in 2005

Skulls of brothers Levi and Gareth Price taken in 'depraved act' at Metal Bridge Cemetery amid gipsy feud

INQUEST: Crook Coroner's Court Picture: TOM BANKS

Inquest into Darlington Railway Station death opened

Darlington to become dementia friendly with help of new alliance

Darlington to become dementia friendly with help of new alliance

Courtney Jade Priestley, from Darlington, stole a poppy box and perfume from TK Maxx.

Darlington heroin addict given suspended sentence after stealing poppy box

FUN: The annual Christmas reindeer parade around the town centre takes place on Sunday

Christmas calendar to offer discounts to Darlington shoppers

HEROES: Hurworth Primary School pupils dressed as their favourite heroic characters to tackle a charity fun run

Hurworth heroes take to the track to raise money for St Teresa's Hospice

MEETING: Tensions ran high at the place scrutiny committee at Darlington Town Hall

Darlington Council accused of 'Stalinist' approach as housing figures are called into scrutiny

Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

Darlington Toy Appeal 2015: pictured is Salvation Army minister Colin Bradshaw with last year's donated toys

Toy Appeal 2015: Christmas presents needed for Darlington's vulnerable children

Edward West, from Darlington, is criticising Darlington Borough Council over soaring care costs

'Darlington Council should cut their wages instead' - Care costs could force man with learning difficulties out of supported home

Richard Upshall launches stakeholder group to develop £20m Blackwell Meadow plans

Investor looking to create £20m Darlington sports hub to bring the Quakers home launches stakeholder group

Daniel Peel arriving at court. Picture: North News

Darlington dog stamper branded 'outrageous' by magistrates

The newsagent in Branksome, Darlington, where an armed robbery took place in September. Picture: GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Employer under fire after Darlington armed robbery

Paul Frear of the Environment Agency releases Barbel into the River Tees at High Coniscliffe. Picture by Stuart Boulton. (47355575)

Thousands of fish released into region's rivers

From left, Phil Corbitt and Danny Potts at rehearsals for Cinderella at Darlington Rugby Club. They will play the ugly sisters at this year's Civic Theatre panto. Picture by Stuart Boulton. (47351906)

Rehearsals underway for Darlington panto

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