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SCARECROW: Resident Blanche Wallace and carer Kerry Mansfield look on at the winning creation, Mabel.

Stone the crows: Staff caught chatting to scarecrow during retirement village competition

Darlington benefits cheat faked marriage separation when husband got job in Dubai

Darlington benefits cheat faked marriage separation when husband got job in Dubai

A66: Cllr Heather Scott

'Not enough notice' for upcoming A66 closure, says councillor

MEMORIAL: Mark Gatiss to hold fundraising evening

Work begins on Darlington police memorial

VISIT: German police officer Younes Metlej is visiting Darlington, he is pictured with PCSO Liam Goodall and Mayor Tom Nutt picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

German policeman spends a month learning the trade in Darlington

ELECTION: New president elected at Inner Wheel organisation

Darlington's Inner Wheel elects new president

FINED: Homeless Shaun O'Connor attacked mother.

Homeless man attacked mother after being told he couldn't stay the night

GARDEN: Adrian Rose with some of the young members of the High Bank gardening club.

Hand-on garden experience for nursery youngsters

Blackwell Meadows Rugby Club, Darlington.  (33586132)

'Our finances are in good shape' says Darlington RFC as Quakers groundshare talks stall

TOP DOG: Daisy the dog with owner Wendy Church

Was collie cross who stole judges' hearts at Darlington dog show UK's most unwanted pet?

SINGER: Jade Pateman, who has been diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer, will perform at an open mic night next month to raise funds for her two-year-old son Oscar's future Picture: STUART BOULTON

Open mic marathon fundraiser for son of Shildon mum with terminal cancer

COMPLEX: An artists impression of the Feethams Leisure development in Darlington

24 hours - New Darlington cinema can open all day and have late alcohol licence

BLAZE: Deepdale House, in Darlington, where the fire broke out

Neighbour of Darlington flat fire victim thanks Good Samaritan who dialled 999

CELEBRATIONS: VE Day themed events in Darlington

VE Day celebrations in Darlington

HEADSHAVE: Anton Hodgson gets his head shaved for charity by Kymberely Savage Picture: STUART BOULTON

Teenager's close shave raises funds for charity

PARK: The Gerald Lee Pocket Park  celebrates its first anniversary pictured front Gerald Lee and his wife Ruth picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

Pride in the community and an example to all: birthday party in 'Britain's Smallest Park'

FUNDS: The project is funded by NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Arts sessions to help the vulnerable in Darlington

RECORD: People in Darlington get a chance to  break a  World Record pictured Jacob Lee 3  guessing how many sweets are in a jar  picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Darlington world record challenges leave a sour taste

Exotic creatures to descend on a Darlington shopping centre

CULTURE BID: mima in Middlesbrough

Iconic landmarks at heart of Tees Valley bid to become UK City of Culture

SACKED: Workers allege they were sacked after reporting sexual harassment at the Student Loans Company's Darlington offices

Second woman alleges she was sacked after reporting sexual harassment at Darlington SLC offices

CLASSIC:  Josie Allerston, Laura Morris, Lucy Scorer and Julie Scorer with classic cars at Middleton Lodge, ahead of the Croft Nostalgia Festival. Picture: TOM BANKS   (33439330)

Indulge in a touch of nostalgia at Croft this summer

AWARDS: Principal of Carmel College, Darlington, Maura Regan with World Cup winning England rugby captain Katy Mclean

Rugby World Cup winner pays tribute to sports stars of the future

WINNER: Nicholas Holmes (centre) with John Moroney, Goldwell global Vice President and Creative Director and Irene Meikle, Goldwell's head of education

Global competition in Vegas beckons for Darlington hairdresser

Deepdale House, in Darlington, where the blaze took place

Man in hospital with burns after Darlington flat fire rescue

BLUES: Blues in the Park at North Lodge Park, Darlington Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Event kicks off Darlington's annual Blues in the Park season

PARK: The Gerald Lee Pocket Park will celebrate its first anniversary this week.  Pictured:  Local resident Amanda Llewellyn with the volunteers as work began

'Britain's Smallest Park' to celebrate first anniversary with a tea party in the park

GREAT TEAM: Saints after winning The Cleveland Cup in 1889. The following year they won The Northern League in the inaugural season

Forgotten team of North-East football aims to score victory over 'Sunderland' - 128 years on

CELEBRATION: Staff and students at Marchbank Free School

Free school wins high praise in first Ofsted inspection

Congestion on A1 after five-vehicle smash

Congestion on A1 after five-vehicle crash

CONTEST: Women’s seven-a-side football tournament at Eastbourne Sports Complex, in Darlington. St Cuthberts Amazon take on Chester-le-Street. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

No cards shown during women's football tournament

WINNERS: Education Village Academy Trust student of the year award winners

Students honoured at end of year awards

FESTIVAL: Music on West Park Hill

Rock n roll in the park

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene

Darlington man airlfted to hospital after fall from Husky sled

PUP AND AWAY: Ems in action. Picture: KIM GILLESPIE

Sheepdog Ems proves, once again, that dogs really are a man's best friend

CHARITY CHALLENGE: An It's a Knockout event at Blackwell Meadows, Darlington, in aid of St Teresa's Hospice based in the town Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Hundreds take part in knockout fundraiser

FUNDRAISERS: From left to right, Phillip Whitehead, David Thwaites and Andrew Rowley

Darlington friends set themselves a mountain to climb

SPECIAL VISIT: Giving 18-month-old Collie, Bruce, a stroke are supporter relations officer at the trust Becky McKeown, Phil Wilson MP, Dogs Trust campaign manager for the north of England, Denise Kelly, and centre manager Sue Embleton Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

MP Phil Wilson visits Dogs Trust Darlington

CHARITY: Duncan Bannatyne on a visit to Mexico with Operation Smile

Duncan Bannatyne to host charity fundraising ball

REFUSED: Land at the back of Hill Garth, in Cockerton, Darlington, where planning permission has now been granted. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Third time lucky for Darlington development that attracted 'relentless objections' from residents

POPULAR: The Dolphin Centre pool is well used, but will be close for four months later this year – once the summer holidays are out of the way. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Warning of disruption during Dolphin Centre work – but not until after the summer holidays

RAID: Examples of illegal cigarettes being sold in the UK

23,000 illegal cigarettes seized in Darlington raids

FEARS: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman has urged members of Darlington RFC to make a decision on a proposed groundshare with the Quakers.

Darlington MP fears rugby club getting "cold feet" over Quakers groundshare

REUNION:  Eileen Brown, Liz Smith, Pauline Myers and Kay Sandham. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Hundreds attend Darlington school reunion

APPEARANCE: Neville Baxter was spared jail after pleading guilty at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Drug addict found gorging on stolen chocolate narrowly avoids jail

TALENTED: Dancers from the Seven Performance Company

Dedicated Darlington dancers aim to take DisneyLand by storm

CELEBRATION: Guvna B mixes with students at St Aidan’s Academy, in Darlington

Rapper Guvna B joins students in end of year celebration

FISH: Youngsters Finlay and Erin Reed – who helped Environment Agency officers stock the grayling at Clow Beck, and fisheries officer Paul Frear with the grayling.

Region's rivers replenished with grayling to boost natural population

CARING: Joe Kidd

Tributes to "gentle, caring and sensible" former train driver and union worker, Joe Kidd

SHOW TIME: Molly Cunningham, 18, and Amelia Hughes, 18, perform a number from the hit musical Wicked

Darlington students stage American spectacular

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