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North Durham News

RESCUE: The emergency services have attended a three vehicle smash this afternoon, the fire brigade had to release one casualty

Three vehicle smash near Consett

OUTGOING: Sherburn Hospital charity chief officer Stephen Hallett (centre) is retiring after over 18 years of service.  He is flanked by the new chief executive Pauline Bishop and chairman of governors Bill Brooks.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Charity boss retires after 18 years

JAILED: Katrina Livingstone jailed for arson (27538861)

Mother and daughter who set fire to their home jailed for arson

JAILED: Alan Cooper, who knifed his 14-year-old nephew, Jordan, nine times

Second mental health trust admits failings

BUSINESS: Part of the Just Say N2O flyer delivered to homes in Durham City

Businessman defends selling 'legal high' for delivery to your door

RELIEF: Defendant Susan Roche has spoken of relief after two-year burden of assault allegation is lifted following jury's unanimous 'not guilty' verdict.

Accused speaks of relief after being cleared of attack on terminally-ill father's partner

JAILED: Kevin Lee, jailed for latest offences of dishonesty, while also recalled to serve remainder of previous five-year sentence

Regular offender back behind bars after being caught with burglary haul

LOCAL HERO: Jackie Milburn

Milburn and Halfpenny declared local heroes

FINISHED: Members of Emmanuel Church Cycling Club at Durham Cathedral at the end of their three-day charity ride

Pilgrim ride for charity

FUN DAY: A previous Newton Hall fun day

Fab Four - church stages quartet of fun days

EFFORT: Cyclists Michael Hall, Thomas Jackson, Elliiot Kay and David Beeby

Charity effort honours tragic rowing coach

ROYAL OCCASION: HRH Princess Royal officially opens Durham's new £14 million police headquearters.  Arriving by helicopter and greeted by school children.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (26372956)

Police invite old boys and girls back for force anniversary celebration

ON DISPLAY: Magna Carta at 800 exhibition held at the Palace Green Library in Durham City.  King John's seal.  A similar seal would have been attached to the Magna Carta 1215. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Magna Carta show ready to go

TRAVELS: One of Durham Cathedral's three copies of Magna Carta, from 1216, 1225 and 1300

Sending the Carta to Canada

RECOVERING: Holly the Jack Russell, with the injuries to her leg. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

OAP's lifeline terrier savaged by 'Staffy'

RADIO: East Durham College students go behind the scenes at radio station  (27486590)

East Durham College students go behind the scenes radio station

ABANDONED BABY: Janice Clish spoke of her horror at finding a newborn baby on her doorstep

Woman tells of horror at finding newborn baby abandoned on her doorstep

VETERAN: 98-year-old WWII veteran Henry Cockerill at his Peterlee home. Henry served throughout WWII in the Royal Navy and is a veteran of Dunkirk. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (27189680)

Football saved my life, says Second World War naval veteran

THEY'RE OFF: The start of the Pearl Izumi Tour cycle race at Durham.            Picture: ANDY LAMB (27458291)

Thrills and spills as elite cycling returns to Durham

ACCUSED: Susan Roche pictured leaving Durham Crown Court, where she was giving evidence on second day of trial.

Attack accused claims she was only trying to calm terminally-ill father's "manic" partner

CAT TATT: Newcastle fan Shaun Connelly has had a Sunderland tattoo on his left buttock to raise money for three year told Charlie Thornton, a young boy with a rare genetic disorder. Picture: TOM BANKS

Newcastle fan has tattoo of arch-rivals Sunderland tattooed on his bottom for charity

SENTENCED: The scales of justice statue outside Teesside crown court where the pair were sent to prison today (May 27)

Paedophile couple behind bars after judge hears how they abused child

Police negotiate with man on bridge in Gateshead

UPDATED: Police talked man down from bridge in Gateshead

Premature baby Noah Clarey, from Durham, whose heart was the size of a thumbnail when he underwent cardiac surgery

First birthday joy for baby Noah

BLAZE: Firefighters extinguish blaze at Craghead, near Stanley. Picture: Stanley Police  (27452134)

Firefighters extinguish scrap fire in Craghead, near Stanley

HEROIC:  Thomas Dixon with Vito CREDIT: Charlotte Graham Photography

Darlington dog in running to be named country's most heroic hound

WILDFLOWERS: Harebells on the coast at South Gare, Redcar

Coal to coast - North-East heritage projects share £30k of lottery funding

KARATE: 14 year old Abigail Coates has been chosen to represent England in karate Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

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Teen karate queen is Benidorm-bound

LAUNCH: Runners and charity fundraisers from across the North-East launch the Morrisons Great North 10k in Gateshead Stadium. This year's race will be held on Sunday, July 5. Pictured left to right are Cllr Linda Green from Gateshead Council, Paul O'Neil,

Charity runners gather to launch Great North 10k

ZORSE: Rebecca Townsend pictured with Zulu the Zorse, half horse, half zebra at Beamish Museum Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Meet Zulu the zorse

NEW HOME: Andrea Sinclair at her new home at The Green, Nettlesworth

Grass is Green-er at new estate

CHARITY RUN: The Banks Group's Druridge Bay 10k team

10k run raises four-figure sum

RESTORATIVE APPROACH: Durham Police

Man cleans up own drunken graffiti spree

JAIL TIME: Billy John Barron

Judge warns it's prison for those who engage police in pursuits

MURDER INVESTIGATION: Tipu Sultan was shot dead at the rear of the Herbs n Spice Kitchen takeaway in Lake Avenue, South Shields, on the evening of Tuesday, April 7

Detectives following new leads into murder of Tipu Sultan following Crimewatch programme

VISION: (l-r) John and Stacey Sutherland with baby Zak meet Joanne Howell manager of the Vision Express store in Chester-le-Street

Company's vision to help young Zak

DURHAM RACE: Action from the The Pearl Izumi Tour Series around the street of Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Thrills and spills guaranteed as cycle race returns to Durham

RAT: Gateshead Council is urging residents to get professional advice on dealing with vermin

Cat dies after eating 'illegal' rat poison

BOOK: Visit County Durham

New guide book explores Durham

FAMILY TIES: Janet Morgan, Kimberley Morgan, Michelle Morgan-Black and Lexie Morgan Duffy at St Cuthbert's Hospice

Four generations join hospice fundraiser

NEW MAYOR: Councillor Jan Blakey at her mayor making ceremony in Durham Town Hall. Picture: TOM BANKS

Jan named Durham's 413th mayor

SHINE-ON: Durham cricketers (left to right) Graham Onions, Jamie Harrison and Ryan Buckley admire the club's new floodlights.

Let there be light!

FIRE: Damage to Burnside Primary School in South Stanley caused by fire, in February. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Trial date switch for arson spree accused

JUMP: Stephen Forster (below) on the sky dive

Sky diver raises £700 for hospice

KILLED: A mute swan

Two men in court for killing a mute swan at Watergate Lake, Murton

SAVED: The Kingslodge Hotel in Durham City, which will not become student accommodation. Picture: TOM BANKS

Student digs plan for hotel and restaurant dismissed

New Foodbank opens

DESTROYED: The previous church hall was wrecked by fire

£20k boost for church hall campaign

ACCUSED: Susan Roche pictured leaving Durham Crown Court after an earlier hearing in case

Court told woman attacked terminally-ill father's partner

FINED: Satinder Singh fined for sale of counterfeit cigarettes (27195780)

Shop supervisor lands himself and parents in court after buying cigarettes from "back of lorry"

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