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WATCH THE WEATHER: Planning a trip to the seaside? Better check the forecast

Rain and thunderstorms to hit parts of the UK on Bank Holiday weekend

GAS SCHEME: Hundreds of towns and villages in North Yorkshire and Teesside are set to be within a 10km fracking impact zone

Official fracking maps reveal potential impact zones

CONTENDER: Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall arrives at the Abbey Centre in London, where she made a speech as part of her campaign. PHOTO: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

Liz Kendall: 'I'll never take you for granted'

CAREFUL: Even the cutest of animals can leave a painful bite or scratch

Research reveals extent of injuries suffered by region's vets at work

SAVED: Carracker the alpaca and her mother, Strawberry

Carracker the alpaca and her mother Strawberry saved from traumatic birth

SPECTACULAR: The Great Yorkshire Air Show

The Vulcan to wow the crowds with its last ever display at the Great Yorkshire Air Show

Jeremy Corbyn in Middlesbrough

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leadership hopeful visits the North-East

Oliver Cheshire and former X Factor star Amelia Lily are thought to have inspired people' choice of names for their babies.

Jack and Amelia remain the region's most popular baby names

324 motorists across the region have been fined for tailgating and hogging middle lane of motorway since new powers were introduced two years ago. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

More than 300 drivers in region fined for tailgating and hogging motorway's middle lane

READY FUR ACTION: Cleveland and Durham Constabularies’ joint Specialist Operations Unit's latest canine recruit, Kane, with trainer, PC Darren Gobie

Police welcome Kane the canine recruit

STARS: The Perseid meteor shower seen from Coxhoe, County Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS

Northern skies lit up by Perseid meteor shower

ANNIVERSARY: Northern Rail's Bike and Go scheme

'Bike and Go' scheme celebrating second birthday

Summer's over (again) - thunderstorms and a month's rain by Friday

Summer's over (again) - thunderstorms and a month's rain by Friday

HEAVENLY: A photo from the Royal Astronomical Society of a Perseid shooting star.

Spectacular meteroid shower expected tonight... and we want your photos

RELAX: The 25m swimming pool at Ramside Hall's new spa. Picture: TOM BANKS

Is this the best spa in the country?

Overnight closure on A1

BIKESAFE: Station commander Group Captain David Bradshaw and Sergeant Sean Grey, the regional co-ordinator for BikeSafe (Back-centre) with RAF Leeming personnel and police experts.

Airmen stay safe on two wheels

Shoplifter banned from every shop in Newcastle city centre

SHOOTING: Swinton Park grouse keeper Gary Taylor

Wounded veterans and personnel taking up country pursuits

BLOOD: Bloodrun’s Graeme Small and Adrian Smith with WRL Glass Media’s Paul Stonehouse and Luke Russell, also from Bloodrun Picture: Keith Taylor

Recycling company helps keep blood bikes on the road

INQUIRY: More than 100 people attended meeting called by Northumbria Police of 'customers' of suspected fraudulent day trip company

Second arrest in police inquiry into alleged social media day trip site fraud

STROLLERS: Mike Amos with friends Harvey Harris and Kit Pearson in Darlington during his Last Leg charity walk on a stretch from the town to Newton Aycliffe Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Northern League chair Mike Amos begins 500-mile charity walk

VISIT: Roads Minister Andrew Jones sees progress on improving the A1 in Gateshead

A66 should be improved, says Roads Minister - but no promises

GLORIOUS: Grouse shooting on the moors of County Durham.

Extreme weather leaves gamekeepers predicting inglorious 12th

CYCLING HELP: Brian Milner from Gateway Wheelers helps David Phillips from the Pheonix Centre in Gateshead. Picture: DAVID WOOD.

Jackpot! 57 North causes share £1.8m in Lottery grants

PLEDGE: Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to a Virgin Money branch in Stockton last December. Picture: NORTH NEWS

Charities' joy at £4m Virgin pledge

REVIEW: Michelle Mone, founder of Ultimo, will lead a review of business start-ups. Picture: MARTIN SHIELDS/HERALD & TIMES LTD

Government reveals £13bn blueprint to transform North transport

Jim Atherton, 53, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, flew to the Middle East to reportedly join up with a Christian militia group who are fighting the Islamist extremists. CREDIT: Jim Atherton/Facebook

North-East granddad - with no military experience - flies off to fight ISIS

STAR: Tom Jones was at Alnwick Castle when the power failed.

Video shows the moment the power failed at a North-East Tom Jones gig

FOUNDATION: Virgin Money owner Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Money Foundation chief executive officer Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Striking it rich - charities hail Virgin Money pledge to give £4m to North-East good causes

Dancer Jonathan Ollivier

Dancer who starred in sell-out shows in North-East killed in motorcycle crash

Carphone Warehouse shock as 2,4 million customers may have had their details hacked

Carphone Warehouse shock as 2.4 million customers may have had their details hacked

England's Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Johnson

Durham's Stokes has Australia on the rack

SPARE CASH: The North-East's disposable income levels are the lowest in the country.

North-East disposable income levels lowest in country

TALENT: Anjelika 'Jelly' Cleaver has won the chance to perform at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival

That's the icing on the cake! Singing student Jelly wins gig at top blues festival

Britain set to sizzle this weekend

Britain set to sizzle this weekend

Minder star George Coles dies aged 90

Minder star George Coles dies aged 90

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes, suggests Jeremy Corbyn

Vampire striker called Luis stars in new children's book

Vampire striker called Luis stars in new children's book

GRANTS: The Children's Foundation

Four causes share £2,990 grants

STAR: Cilla Black, who has died aged 72

Cilla Black, singer and star of Surprise Surprise and Blind Date, dies aged 72

Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond and May sign deal for new motoring TV show

Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond and May sign deal for new motoring show

Workers reject changes to shifts and terms and conditions

Threat of industrial action in North Sea oil and gas industry as workers reject shift changes

LAUNCH: The Northern Sinfonia play at the launch of the North-East ‘Case for Culture’ manifesto for next 15 years. Picture: TOM BANKS (33592407)

Ambitious shared vision for cultural development in North-East unveiled

SINGAPORE: The Prime Minister has urged investment in the North of England.

Cameron urges Asian investors to pump cash into the North

HOUSE PRICES: Prices are on the rise in the region

Three per cent - North-East sees largest monthly house price rise

SPEED LIMIT: Speed cameras at roadworks on the A1M at Scotch Corner. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Have you been caught? Thousands of drivers nabbed for speeding through A1 roadworks

Cllr John Shuttleworth

Councillor's "fat cats" blast for combined authority

Stockton has high neet figures

Stockton has highest number of Neets in country

WILDLIFE: Pheasant at Wooler by Jonathan Gaunt.

Waxwings, bees and pheasants take centre stage in photography competition

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