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Farmer Ross Hutchinson was charged with sheep theft by Durham Police over a year ago and his arrest appeared on TV Show Countryside 999. Last week, and £15,000 in his legal costs later, his case was thrown out of Durham Crown Court when the prosecution o

Farmer cleared of sheep rustling as DNA evidence proves they were his own livestock

Tom Hutchinson has launched his new book, entitled Bishop Auckland, Past and Present at Bishop Auckland library on November 26.

Bishop Auckland past and present photo book launched at town library

Standing L-R Tom Brown (Director) Iris Hillery (Inspector Goring), Allan Jones (William Gillette), Lawrence Chandler (Felix Geisel). Seated L-R Veronica Lowery (Martha Gillette), Josephine Longstaff (Daria Chase), Maria Lowcock (Aggie Wheeler), Michelle H

Teesdale drama club success

Bishop Auckland Virgin Money manager, Louise Day with John Wiseman from Woodhouse Close Church.

Bank collects food for Bishop Auckland hardship project

Members of St John's School and Sixth Form College community have donated gifts for needy children in Romania

Bishop Auckland school sends shoeboxes to Romania

App developer Chris Barker uses the Artcasting app at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle Picture by Stuart Boulton

Bowes Museum trials new app designed to change the way visitors view art

Oliver Graham

County Durham mountain biker named charity community champion

Teesside Crown Court

Fraudster who forged letters after becoming obsessed with neighbourhood planning dispute is spared jail

Helen Goodman MP speaks at a rally against closures at Bishop Auckland General Hospital in the town's Market Place in 2008

Bishop Auckland MP submits hospital petitions after campaign

Police investigating burglaries in the Bishop Auckland area hope to speak to this man, Kenneth McGregor

Police seek suspect Kenneth McGregor after spate of house break-ins in Bishop Auckland

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

Dez and Lesley Tinkler with their daughter Annalise

Parents thank community for funds raised for headstone to remember their three daughters

One of the submachine guns discovered during searches in South Yorkshire

Two submachine guns found by police investigating Gipsy feud

TRIAL: Date agreed for trial of one of alleged burglars at Bishop Auckland Railway Station, last August. The trial of Jonathon Mackenzie will start at Durham Crown Court on January 11.

Trial date set for one of co-accused in burglary bid at Bishop Auckland Railway Station.

Petrol station plan for Chilton could mean £100,000 boost to community

Petrol station plan for Chilton could mean £100,000 boost to community

Children from St Joseph’s RCVA Primary School in Newton Aycliffe enjoyed a day out at the ROF 59 activity centre

Million pound activity centre welcomes thousands in first two months

Deborah Humphreys, Emma Blagburn, Stephanie Price and Kate Tarling of St Paul's After 8

Spennymoor church members produce fundraising calender

Five derelict houses at Dene Valley View, Gurney Valley, Bishop Auckland have been refurbished and put back on the market.

Abandoned homes in Bishop Auckland modernised

The 2016 Range Rover Vogue on the paper bridge

Artist builds bridge out of paper and watches Range Rover drive across it

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Spennymoor woman fined after racially abusing shopkeeper

Miner at Bar by Norman Cornish

Late Spennymoor artist Norman Cornish artwork to go under hammer in Newcastle auction

Ian Findlay has been recognised for surveying butterflies and moths for more than 40 years

Grandfather recognised for dedication to butterflies

REPRISAL: Stephen Lloyd, given 32-month prison sentence after admitting arson of partner's home as reprisal because she refused to put his name on deeds.

Man sang "the house is on fire" after arson attack on partner's house

Adrian Watson

Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after crash gets behind road safety campaign

Tenor Ian Storey performed with pupils from schools in Ferryhill Picture: TOM BANKS

Opera tenor Ian Storey visits old Ferryhill school, performs with pupils and is reunited with music teacher

A proposal to install a wind turbine near Crook are recommended for refusal

North Bitchburn farmers' turbine plan to be considered by councillors next week

Georgia and Harriet Freeland meet Pancake and the White Witch at Hunwick Primary School

Hunwick Primary School gets into Christmas spirit with a visit from Pancake the reindeer

Light installation made from scaffolding and lamp shades unveiled at Winter Wonderland event

Volunteers unveil light installation at Winter Wonderland event

Brian Lee at his Carr House Farm, near Staindrop, from where valuable top stones from his walls have been stolen Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Teesdale farmer appeals for information after brazen thieves target stone walls three times

Barnard Castle Prep School pupils celebrated Diwali last week

Barnard Castle pupils celebrate Diwali

The Rev Michael Gobbett has welcomed the suggestion of Saint Edmund's playing host to a gallery and museum

Grade-I listed church could be transformed into museum and gallery in bid to preserve it

Crook to host Christmas event this weekend

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

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

Three Darlington based letting and property management agents have been fined for breaking the law

Darlington letting agents fined after council investigation

The last remaining headgear in the North Pennines at Grove Rake mine, near Rookhope in Weardale, County Durham. Also pictured is a modern building which was badly damaged in a fire this month

Concerns mounting over future of Weardale's Grove Rake mine

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

The funeral of Levi George Price in 2001

New tragedy for Price family grieving the loss of teenage brothers and their sister-in-law

Sponsors have helped fund £39,000 of new radio equipment to help dales groups. At the Barnard Castle Police Station are co-ordinator of Teesdale Farmwatch PCSO Liz Finn, Adam Hearn of the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team, Farmwatch t

New radio system to help dale groups

A previous annual forum held by Teesdale Action Partnership

OAPs voted top priority in Teesdale

Wolsingham School students Robbie Hamilton and Tyler Hunt at St James' Park

Wolsingham School footballers travel to St James' Park

Izzy Race, 9, from Ferryhill has had her hair chopped off for the Little Princess Trust

Nine-year-old Ferryhill girl donates her hair to help young cancer patients

Eight-year-old Brody Thompson enjoys one of the exhibits during the Lumiere-inspired celebration at Evergreen Primary School, in Bishop Auckland Picture by Stuart Boulton

Evergreen Primary School, in Bishop Auckland, hosts Lumiere-inspired tenth anniversary celebration

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


Disney-themed Christmas Tree festival set for Barnard Castle

Sabir Ahmed, owner of the Cinnamon Spice Club, Trimdon. The restaurant has just been shortlisted for the North East region at the British Curry Awards. Picture: TOM BANKS (47385152)

County Durham Indian restaurant shortlisted for coveted national curry award

The railway bridge in Metal Bridge Picture: Google

Two hurt as bus crashes into County Durham railway bridge

Shildon man jailed for using knife during family argument

Shildon man jailed for using knife during family argument

Diane Brown of Spencer Street, Eldon Lane almost gave birth to Bobby Jack Brown in the car park of Darlington Memorial Hospital if it hadn't been for the help of paramedic Louise Chapman and emergency care assistant Tony Reeves. Bobby's father Adrain Brow

'I thought I was going to give birth in the car park' - thanks for paramedics who got Eldon Lane mum to hospital

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