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JAILED: 'Arrogant' Kyle Garforth

'He should have moved' - Shildon danger driver to head-on smash victim

SHAVED: Traditional barber shop Razor’s Edge, in Ferryhill, embraces craze for wacky hairstyles pictured Finlay Hobson, nine, before his hair cut Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Ferryhill barber meets demand for wacky wigs during school holidays

DEAL: The Government has announced a new £360m fleet of trains for the London to Cornwall line will be manufactured by Hitachi.

£360m - Hitachi wins London to Cornwall train deal

TRAGEDY: Father-of-two, Andrew Pullan, who died after a kayaking accident on the River Tees

Kayaking instructor in court following fatal River Tees expedition

SCHOOL: Stanhope Castle, now converted into apartments, which was once the site of an approved school

Man alleges 'brutal' abuse at former approved school

COMMUNITY: Sainsbury's in Sedgefield will officially launch its new charity of the year at the weekend

Tails will wag at Sedgefield supermarket's charity of the year launch

DIM: Chilton Town Council will save some street lights along the A167 towards Ferryhill  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Chilton council to save 31 street lights but urge Durham County Council not to remove another 15

CHARITABLE: A raffle of football memorabilia to raise funds for Sara's Hope Foundation was drawn at the Bon Marche shop, in Bishop Auckland, by store manager Amanda Browning, assistant store manager Linda Purvis and fundraiser Carolyn Mann Picture: CHRIS

Spennymoor family rocked by second cancer diagnosis raise funds for others to go on retreat

WALK: Ian Thurman will be taking on the 300-mile challenge walking from The Strathmore Arms, in Holwick, to the only other pub of that name, in Hertfordshire

Walker to take on a 300 mile charity ‘saunter’ to find his pub's Teesdale twin

WASTE: Weardale residents can continue to use recycling centre for another year

Temporary Weardale recycling centre extended

LOOKING FORWARD: Auckland castle seen from the site of the Eleven Arches project

Eleven Arches Night Show needs more volunteers to help bring history of Britain to life

CYCLING: The Bike4Life project gets underway at 5pm on Wednesday, August 12

Get on your bike for in Bishop Auckland

REPLICA: A replica of the Coundon and Leeholme Community Association centre at the Leeholme Welfare Hall, near Bishop Auckland, will be included in a new 1950s town at Beamish

Replica of community centre near Bishop Auckland to feature in new 1950s Beamish town

GUILTY: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court earlier in the trial. Picture: TOM BANKS

IRA blast survivor guilty of £131,000 benefit fraud

JAILED: Anthony Whittaker

Hit-and-run killer driver back behind bars after police chase in stolen vehicle

FIGHTING FIT: Shadow health minister and Labour leadership candidate, Andy Burnham visits Shildon Civic Hall to view successful health projects organised by Durham Country Council. Pictured listening to speeches along with Lord Derek Foster, Gordon Elliot

Labour leadership contender backs County Durham health scheme

PASSION: Tom Ward, of Hunwick, was the first 90-year-old to win a game in the Durham CIU Snooker League with the 75-year-old cue that his dad bought him for 7/6d

Hunwick says farewell to local legend Tom

SHOWING: Shaun the Sheep is one of the films being shown by a mobile cinema in the Spennymoor area

Movie time in Spennymoor

FAIR: The Ferryhill summer fair will take place on August 2

Ferryhill's summer fair set to take place this weekend

INQUEST: Marc Anthony Noel, who died on May 29

Cockfield teenager died from multiple injuries caused by A688 car crash, coroner confirms

PROJECT: Co-director of Keep Kids Active, Aaron Arkley with pupils due to start Bishop Barrington School in September

Bishop Auckland secondary school helps new pupils settle in

MISSED: Rebecca Whittle, 15, died of anaphylactic shock last September

Energy drink may have played part in Ferryhill teenager's death, say family

COURT: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court. Picture: TOM BANKS. (33490457)

Jury retire to decide whether soldier who survived IRA bomb "fiddled the system"

RIOT: Officers with riot shields pictured outside Deerbolt on the evening of the disturbance. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Trio are accused of mutiny at Deerbolt YOI in Barnard Castle

A66 closed following three car collision PICTURE: David Coates

21-year-old seriously injured in four-car crash on A66

COURT: Northallerton Magistrates' Court

Woman spared disqualification after Dales road crash

Children invited to find the Gruffalo in Barnard Castle

THEFT: Two charity buckets containing £150 for Heel and Toe have been stolen from a parked car in Willington

"Disgust" at thieves who stole charity buckets from car in Willington

FILMING: The Old Barn, in Weardale

Historic Weardale barn set to become tourist hotspot through Beowulf series

ACCIDENT: Durham Police deal with a car collision on Aintree Drive, Bishop Auckland

Driver injured after Bishop Auckland crash

BUSK: Barnard Castle hosted its annual busk pictured Harry King picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Buskers perform in Barnard Castle

ANNIVERSARY: Jim and Doreen Heels who celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today (July 28) Picture: SARAH CALDECOT

Golden wedding for the couple who met over a bag of chips

REFUSED: Keegan Brown and Matthew Bowditch with their son, Leighton James Brown who suffers from "flat head syndrome" and has been refused funding for a corrective helmet.  Picture: TOM BANKS

Bishop Auckland baby with rare head condition refused funding for special helmet on the NHS

INDEPENDENCE: Family and friends of Amy Stockill are fundraising for an electronic wheelchair to give her greater independence

Family of brave Sedgefield girl launch wheelchair fundraising campaign

COURT: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court. Picture: TOM BANKS (33341870)

Victim of IRA bomb tells benefit fraud trial how car accident triggered horrific memories

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

CONCERNED: Sedgefield MP is concerned about a report by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations which has projected a 4.6bn funding gap in the charity sector over the next five years

Sedgefield MP quizzes charities as report predicts £4.6bn funding gap in voluntary sector

SHEEP: Bishop Auckland farmer has had sheep killed, injured and stolen.

Sheep killed in field near Bishop Auckland

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information after Woodland Post Office was burgled this morning (July 27)

Police appeal for information after Woodland Post Office burglary

HISTORY: Bobby Reah dressed as a Roman soldier by Frank Jones from Nordmanni living history group during the event at Binchester Roman Fort Picture: DAVID WOOD

Bishop Auckland's Roman fort brought to life at annual festival

SAFETY: Durham County Council will make safety improvements to Eldon crossroads in August

Bishop Auckland accident black-spot to receive safety improvements

REVAMP: A fun day was held to celebrate the renovation of an unused sports pavilion in Chilton Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Chilton celebrates transformed sports pavilion

VOTE: Four designs for a concrete floodlit skate park in Spennymoor will be displayed in the town hall until Thursday, July 30

Spennymoor residents asked to vote for favourite skate park design

CELEBRATING: Rev Martin King, who has been the vicar of Sedgefield, Middleton St George and Newton Aycliffe, is celebrating 50 years in the ministry picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (33013687)

Sedgefield vicar celebrates 50 eventful years in the ministry

Appeal after burglars target home of man in his 90s in Barnard Castle

Appeal after burglars target home of man in his 90s in Barnard Castle

FUNDRAISING: Charlee's Angels Foundation volunteers at a previous charity parachute at Teesside Airport. From left Russel Newton, Craig Knott, Jessi Stephenson and Linzi Heslop Picture: ANDY LAMB

Mum to tackle Great North Run to educate parents about shaken baby syndrome

APPEAL: Middleton-in-Teesdale Carnival committee members are appealing for new members amid fears they might be forced to cancel the event next year

Middleton-in-Teesdale Carnival organisers appeal for members amid fears 2015 could be final year

RECOGNITION: Joe Swinbank will be made Honourary Freeman of Barnard Castle on August 4 Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Barnard Castle war veteran to be made honourary freeman

Jade Pateman with son Oscar

Young mother with cervical cancer amazed at response to lower screening age campaign

COURT: ex-soldier David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court during benefit fraud trial. Picture: TOM BANKS

Former soldier injured in IRA blast admits £89k benefit fiddle since medical discharge from Army

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