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Rise in family incomes lags behind most of UK

CHALLENGE: Taylor Wimpey employees from the North-East who took part in the event (from left to right): Lee Patton, Anthony Furey, Tony Ellwood and Steve Carr

Staff from housebuilder raise £150,000 following gruelling charity challenge

The crown and sceptre are escorted from Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament

‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?’

UNFAIR: Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham

Changes to strike laws 'is because Government aims to implement further deeper public sector cuts'

Breaking: Advocatt turns down Sunderland

Breaking: Advocaat turns down Sunderland

ATTENDANCE: Teenagers in their final year of secondary school with a 100 per cent attendance record are being tracked down by Durham County Council to enjoy a special celebration event.

Council's search for the county's most dedicated pupils

TRIBUTES: Michael Jopson, 25, and his son Tony Jopson, 18 months, from Penrith, who died at the scene of a crash on Monday

Tributes to father and young son killed in A66 crash

Liz Mayes, North East Region Director at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

Pledge to create millions of jobs and apprenticeships

North-East: the squeezed middle?

HOUSING: The Government wants to extend the Right to Buy. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Concerns over extended Right to Buy

"One Nation" Queen's speech promises in/out EU referendum and tax rise ban

"One Nation" Queen's speech promises in/out EU referendum and tax rise ban

BODY FOUND: The body discovered at Hardwick Hall Hotel has not been formally identified but it is believed to be that of missing Chester-le-Street woman Alison Stamps

Death of woman at Hardwick Hall Hotel 'not suspicious', say police

TRIBUTE: Left to right, Suzanne Happe, Lt. Col. Tressa Home, Lt. Col. Peter Holst, and his wife Jane

Canadians honour campaigner Betty Amlin

POLICE BRUTALITY: Victim Darran Dunford of Thornaby.Picture: STUART BOULTON

'The fight goes on' says man at centre of violent arrest video as Cleveland Police officers are cleared of wrongdoing

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New era in a proud history

MISSING: Alison Stamps

Police appeal for help over missing persons

PROPOSALS: The proposed Eleven Arches scheme near to Bishop Auckland Picture: DAVID WOOD

Multi-million pound tourism spectacle may be scuppered over noise fears

PETRIFIED: Dog found at the top of England's highest mountain

Dog found at the top of Scafell Pike

COURT: Botton villagers abandon judicial review appeal

Appeal over Botton judicial review abandoned

SEND-OFF: A group of people with dementia  and their carers are pictured enjoying a day trip from Darlington to Durham supported by dementia-friendly station staff and police

On track with 'dementia friends'

Beating diabetes

E-CIG: A woman smoking an e-cigarette. Many wrongly believe that vaping is just as harmful as smoking tobacco

Vaping 'is much healthier' than smoking

Gazza wins £188,250 phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers

Gazza wins £188,250 phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond risks a Cakeage should he take these into a cafe

Cakeages is worth 15 points in Scrabble - Six Things You Need to Know Today

STARK WARNING: Liz Kendall.

UKIP could defeat Labour in the North, warns leadership candidate Kendall

PLAN: David Cameron

Cameron's cull of region's Westminster seats 'to be dropped'

FRAUDSTER: Mike Nicholas, formerly called Mike Kenny, was sacked after making fictitious business deals.

County Durham conman Mike Kenny is at it again!

MOMENTOUS OCCASION: Charles shakes the hand of Gerry Adams

Prince Charles shakes hand of Gerry Adams

BORDERS: The map depicting New Scotland on the change.org petition

Tens of thousands sign petition for North of England to become New Scotland

Boro are off to Wembley - Six Things You Need to Know Today

Boro are off to Wembley - Six Things You Need to Know Today

OUT OF RACE: Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna dramatically quits Labour leadership race

STADIUM GIG: Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters winners

VISIT: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during a visit to Farnworth Tunnel electrification works in Bolton, England. In his first major speech since the election George Osborne announced plans to give English cities more powers over housing, tra

North-East authorities hold out over 'metro mayors' plan

CALL: James Ramsbotham, NECC chief executive

UPDATED: North-East must 'open front door' to investors to create thousands of jobs

Prince Charles lobbied Blair and ministers

Father of slain North-East soldier says Charles was right to challenge Blair over Army's ability to fight in Iraq

Newcastle to be offered chance to run own affairs -  if it agrees to elected mayor

Newcastle to be offered chance to run own affairs - if it agrees to elected mayor

Charity warns of 200% increase in exam stress - 7 things you need to know today

Charity warns of 200% increase in exam stress - 7 things you need to know today

Bodyguard branded 'armed, aggrieved and deluded' by Cleveland Police bosses, tribunal hears.

Mallon urges Tees Valley to go for metro-mayor

TRIBUNAL: Nadeem Saddique, who has taken Cleveland Police to an employment tribunal. Picture: TOM BANKS (26030990)

Police 'watered down' racism report - claim

CLOSED: Kirklands Day Nursery, in Barnard Castle, which has been closed due to an E. coli outbreak Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Eighth youngster infected with E. coli as Barnard Castle nursery set to re-open

EMPLOYMENT MINISTER: Priti Patel

North-East sees largest annual jobless fall in country as unemployment figures dip to seven-year low

CELEBRATE: Stevie Wonder is 65 today- Six things you need to know today

Stevie Wonder is a pensioner - Happy Birthday to ya: Seven things you need to know today

HRH Prince Andrew passing the head of  a Canadian  Moose in the militay museum which dates back to formal affiliation with Canadian regiments.pic : Nigel Holland (26013357)

York Army museum given Royal seal of approval

SHARE: 11 projects across the region will share £3m from the Big Lottery Fund

Groups across North celebrate lottery boost

Thousands of UK cars recalled over airbags - is yours one of them?

Thousands of UK cars recalled over airbags - is yours one of them?

Ant and Dec and Charles - Prince meets TV Royalty

Ant and Dec and Charles - Prince meets TV Royalty

The letters Prince Charles didn't want you to see

The letters Prince Charles didn't want you to see

DEVASTATION: A worker searches through the rubble from today's quake.

North-East doctor confirms he is safe as Nepal is rocked by another devastating earthquake

ADVICE: Allan Kelly

Debt 'still a concern' for many in the region - survey

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