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PARK: Help defeat litter louts at Darlington's South Park, campaigners urge

Five bits to fight litter louts - Darlington park lovers urged to pick up pieces of rubbish

EXERCISE: Samantha Young

Exercise routine saves Darlington woman Samantha from major back operation

FISHY: Finding Nemo will be shown in Darlington town centre this month

Fishy movie will be shown in town

WAR WEDDING: Harry and Hilda Rogers on their wedding day in 1944

Tributes paid to Lancaster bomber pilot and former council chief executive

FUNDRAISING: A charity fun day to raise money for the family of six-year-old Mark Hammond, who was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a rare type of cancerous brain tumour pictured Mark with a robot picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Community spirit makes it a day to remember for brave Mark

GRAND: Elm Ridge Methodist Church Darlington

Party and special service to mark preschool's closure

CYCLE: A group from Hummersknott Cycling Club are gearing up to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Cyclists gearing up for epic challenge

FAST: Layla Bell

Young Darlington athletes to represent the county

ENDURING: St Cuthbert's Church in Darlington still stands proud in the town centre

Darlington's lost churches inspires new book

Frozen row sparked violence

Teen gets four years for Frozen row attack

FIGHT: Chair of Middleton St George parish council, Doris Jones

Parish council vows to fight village development plans all the way

VOLUNTEER: Jade Hall, of Hurworth, who spent time in Burkina Faso Picture: STUART BOULTON

Jade helps to make a difference during West Africa trip

RETIREES: From left, teacher Lesley Lister, Mary Smith, Tony Farrer, Karen Johnson, Sue Sleightholme and John Gilmore

College waves goodbye to six of the best

NOW OPEN: The mayor of Darlington, Councillor Tom Nutt, and 102-year-old Evelyn Chidgey officially open the new dementia suite at Ventress Hall care home

Darlington care home unveils new dementia suite

CCTV: Do you recognise this man?

Man secretly films teenage girl at Darlington station

BELLS: The iconic clock tower in Darlington town centre

Darlington Council ditches pre-recorded bell chimes - which cost £6,000 - days later

BELLS: Darlington's iconic clock tower

Tories discuss town centre bell debacle

PAYING TRIBUTE: A minute's silence is observed on Darlington's High Row. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Britain pauses to pay tribute to Tunisia terror attack victims

Cattle are unloaded at Darlington Auction Mart. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Prize bull deal at Darlington Auction Mart heads to High Court

TOP NOSH: The Raby Hunt restaurant at Summerhouse near Darlington which has made it into a prestigious top 100 restaurants list. Outside the building are commie chef Emlyn Hugill, owner and head chef James Close, senior chef de partie Maria Guseva and sou

County Durham restaurant makes prestigious Top 100 list

WINNER: Barkers menswear department manager Lee Kennedy (front left) and Norman Smith (front right)

Grandfather who champions cancer causes wins generous prize

RESPECT: The one minute silence on Darlington's High Row. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Darlington comes to a standstill to honour Tunisia shooting victims

SPEEDY: The Bloodhound SuperSonic Car

Superfast 1,000mph car heads to the region

WINNERS: Arts and Culture award winners, organisers and supporters of the Festival of thrift at the Observer Ethical Awards 2015, held at the V&A Museum in London

Festival of Thrift scoops national award

WINNERS: Bar owner Les Fry and bartender Jake Beaverstock at Voodoo. Picture: Jenny Bainbridge

National glory beckons for Darlington's cocktail connoisseurs

CLASSIC: Nemo and Dory in popular Disney film Finding Nemo

Outdoor family films to be screened in Darlington

WALK: Pupils at St. George's CofE Academy in Middleton St. George walk to school. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Heroes and villains enjoy a stroll to school

SHOW: Audiences will be treated to award-winning productions

New arts group brings award-winning theatre to town

DEVASTATION: One of the bedrooms has been destroyed by the hailstorm. Picture: Keith Taylor

Roof of Ferryhill house destroyed as region hit by thunder, lightning and hail storms

HEARING: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Darlington man damaged cars after taking friend's Transit van, court hears

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

Three men jailed for imprisoning woman with learning difficulties

MISSING: 11-year-old Dylan Stokes and his mother, Kelly Ucarcan  picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Mum of disabled runaway refuses to send him back to school before 'formal investigation'

GULLS: Seagulls street theatre performance will take place at this year's Darlington by the Sea

Giant seagulls flock to Darlington for beach event

SUPPORT:Suzanne (1) and Alicia (2)  Norton both suffer from hearing problems mum Anita Pickard from Darlington is  trying to set up a support group and do events to raise awareness also pictured is her son Michael 3 Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Do more to help deaf children, says Darlington mother of two babies with hearing loss

PEST: A rat

Council introduces new charge for rodent control

DOGS: Lucy Moore is holding a dog meet in South Park to encourage people not to be scared of ‘stereotyped’ dogs – her dog Scarlet is a cross between a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Event will challenge negative stereotypes about dogs

FRIENDS: Campaigners oppose future development of Bellburn fields

Bellburn campaigners form Friends group to fight development

FUNDRAISER: Mark Hammond, from Darlington

Fundraising fete in aid of Darlington cancer sufferer, Mark Hammond

SUCCESS: Niven Architect’s Lewis Pennicott

Young inventor puts cutting edge design skills put to the test

MISSING: 12-year-old Dylan Stokes from Darlington went missing from Beaumont Hill special school yesterday as he was getting on the bus and went on a jaunt around town, ending up at The Forum he is pictured with his mum Kelly Ucarcan  picture: SARAH CALDE

'Do more to help lost children', urges mother whose disabled son disappeared from school

CHARITY: Sgt. Christian Button of the Royal Dragoon Guards tees off at the first in the Help for Heroes charity golf event at Rockliffe Hall watched by colleagues Sgt. Tony Graham, Capt. Billy Kelly and Staff Sgt. Billy Neill.Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Charity golf event in aid of Help for Heroes raises around £6,000

No return home for Quakers until autumn at earliest

No return home for Quakers until autumn at earliest amid tension with rugby club

WINNERS:  L-R DSMS pupils Luke Rowcroft, James Graham and Lydia Shale, gym user Francis Betiku, 71 and gym instructors Marc Smith & Eddie Jones

Fitness facility steps it up to win major award

CONCERT: Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading to perform in Darlington

SPARTA: Francis Jones outside the new Sparta Security HQ on Darlington's High Northgate. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Spartan warrior Francis Jones seeks saints to sweep the streets of crime

SCIENCE : Heathfield Primary school is having a science week in which they were visited by police dog handler PC Kevin Marshall and dog Freddie picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Police dogs teach pupils a trick or two for catching criminals

TEA: Head Girl Kemer Aydin pours 99-year-old Vi Johnson a cuppa during a tea party at Polam Hall School in Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Fun for all ages at annual Sunshine Party

ALLOTMENTS: Cockerton allotments

Cockerton allotments to become self-managed

PAIR: Bambi (left) and Charlie show their mutual affection for carers Beth Scrafton (left) and Nikki Holroyd

Puppy loves reunited and in need of a new home

ART: Students take part in drawing workshops inspired by museum collections

New exhibition inspired by North East museum collections

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