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Durham Railway Station has been evacuated after a gas leak

Road closed and railway station evacuated after contractors cause major gas leak

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CORNFLOUR: George Morrison, 6,  pictured with his mum Sam, has a very rare disease and needs regular doses of cornflour to survive. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Little boy needs cornflour to survive - but pharmacists won't dispense it

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REBELLION: Liberal Democrat councillor Owen Temple, who had a motion to withdraw the teaching assistant proposals rejected

Council accused of "gross mismanagement" amid impasse over teaching assistant proposals

Film makersRosalie Parker and Ray Russell  with Norman Johnson (55526876)

Secret film of a hidden dale draws the crowds

DOCTORS PICKET: Junior doctors stage a protest outside the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne this morning, as part of a second 24-hour walkout across the country today campaigning against the prospect of changes to their working contracts. Picture:

Minimal disruption and "fantastic" public support for junior doctor's strike

CORNFLOUR: 6 year old George Morrison has a very rare disease and needs regular doses of cornflour to survive.picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Help us fund a cure for little George - fundraising efforts from family of the Darlington boy who needs cornflour to survive

FLASH BACK: Kieran Maxwell chats to Prince Harry at the 2015 WellChild Awards in London, watched by mother Nicola.

Inspirational Kieran acts as ambassador for prestigious national awards

Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle the Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham and The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, hold traditional Ash Wednesday blessing (55614289)

Bishops mark start of Lent with traditional ash blessing

Hawk jets taking off from RAF Leeming.

Security breaches at North Yorkshire air base

Dimi Konstantopoulos has apologised after swearing at a fan - who was later said to be a troll and deleted their account - on Twitter

Middlesbrough goalkeeper apologises for tweeting "go f*** yourself" after fan said he was "s****"

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The bottom of Fox Street in Seaham was taped off by police  (55583009)

Death not being treated as suspicious

William Davenport leaves Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court after an earlier court appearance

Owner of historic Windlestone Hall to face trial on fraud and forgery charges

Man twice made teenager pregnant

Man in child sexploitation probe 'twice got teenager pregnant'

Some of the items seized

Six County Durham men arrested in child abuse probe

The scene of the incident, on Coalford Lane, Pittington, near Durham

Horse rider with 'potentially life-changing injuries' after fall - police appeal to trace two drivers

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Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court this morning

Adam Johnson pleads guilty to two child sex charges

THREATS: Liam Daglish, given two-and-a-half year custodial sentence for threatening to blind debtor and cousin with "acid".

Teen seeking to call in debt "threatened to blind friend with acid"

Local authority finance chiefs spent much of Tuesday in intense number-crunching, after Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced final funding levels for 2016-17 on Monday evening.

Council funding: £15m boost for North Yorkshire - but why is poor North-East missing out?

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Paul Wheatley, from Spennymoor, with his granddaughter Jessica Colville, aged three. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Family of toddler whose life was saved after visiting urgent care centre express importance of keeping facility open

EVENT: The Skylive Airshow is to take to the skies over Durham Tees Valley Airport in May, 2016

Revised airshow at Durham Tees Valley Airport this May will be 'bigger and better' than originally planned

Darlington council leader Bill Dixon accused the Government of finding "magic money" for southern councils

Government criticised for finding "magic money" for southern councils while Darlington gets even less cash

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The annual Sedgefield Ball Game on the village green. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Blood, sweat but no tears at annual Sedgefield Ball Game

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TV: Could you be the next star of the popular Channel 4 series?

Darlington residents sought to star in hit television show

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INNOCENT: Jury at Durham Crown Court urged to consider defendant's "innocent" explanations for all, apparently, "sinister" actions.

Jurors told that however "sinister" actions of abuse accused appeared, he had "innocent" account for each complaint.

The Mayor of Durham, Councillor Jan Blakey, and Cllr Bill Moir at the official opening of Belmont Community School's sports hall with assistant head teacher Anita Steven and student Joe Morrow. Picture: TOM BANKS

Smashing opening for Belmont badminton centre

The Mayor of Durham, Councillor Jan Blakey, and Cllr Bill Moir at the official opening of Belmont Community School's sports hall with assistant head teacher Anita Steven and student Joe Morrow. Picture: TOM BANKS

Smashing opening for Belmont badminton centre

Suzanne Mathews appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today

Serial Bishop Auckland thief sent to jail for latest theft

The Teesdale U3A astronomy group received funding to buy a new computerised telescope. Pictured from bottom clockwise are members Peter Blackwood, Robert Hartness and Chris Walker Picture: Katie Richardson

New telescope to help Teesdale astronomers with community project

VAN: The Britain Stronger in Europe campaign came to Darlington today to spread its pro-Europe message picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Pro-EU campaign drives into Darlington

Jaden Saville, 16, is appealing for help in getting through to the finals of Miss Teen Great Britain. Picture: TOM BANKS

Willington teenager appeals for help in reaching the Miss Teen Great Britain finals

Second World War mortar destroyed

Second World War mortar destroyed

DANCE: Ruby Red Performers

Burlesque group perform for veterans at Phoenix House

County Durham Community Foundation is staging an exclusive afternoon tea

Tea for charity

County Durham Community Foundation is staging an exclusive afternoon tea

Tea for charity

An artist's impression of the proposed new country house on the site of the derelict Ravenswick Hall near Kirkbymoorside

Yorkshire's first major country house in 200 years to be built

Obesity rates are soaring in dogs and cats, claim PDSA experts

Booze and takeaways are fuelling an obesity crisis in the region's pets, claim experts

Discovering Britain presenter Larry Lamb and Sarah Robinson at Bell Sykes meadows

Wildflower meadow project initiated by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust introduced to national audience

Mark Sutton Vane, of Sutton Vane Associates, pictured in Durham Cathedral's Great Kitchen, which is being transformed as part of the £10m Open Treasure project

Let there be light! Experts chosen to illuminate Durham Cathedral's Open Treasure

Dancefloors like this could be used by North-Easterners to engage in sexual activity

Sex on the dancefloor: Poll claims to reveal top ten sex spots in the North-East

Teesside Hospice want to give local people who may have missed out on the GNR 2016 general ballot, the opportunity to take part in aid of Teesside Hospice, pictured some of the Teesside Hospice runners who are taking part. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Extra charity places up for grabs in Great North Run

Left to right: Caroline Osbeldiston, Mandi Allen, Josie Edmead, Kerri Muirhead, Caitlin Brydon, Lauri Cox and Chloe Wood receive their foundation degrees in journalism certificates.

Graduation ceremony celebrates North-East academic achievements

Dorothy Pearce talking to a visitor at Kiplin Hall.

Historic home in need of help

MEDAL: Medal ceremony at Richmond Castle for soldiers from P Battery (the Dragon Troop), 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Marne Barracks, Catterick village, have completed a year long commitment on Operation Toral, mentoring Afghan soldiers in the c

Troops praised by senior army general at Richmond Castle medal parade

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Rockliffe Hall Hotel offers "superb" access to disabled travellers

Rockliffe Hall caters to disabled travellers

Ben Carr, Middlesbrough's new member of Youth Parliament (55619214)

12 year old becomes Middlesbrough's new member of Youth Parliament

Flooding near Hawes, during Storm Desmond. Farmers affected by damage from Storm Desmond and Storm Eva are urged to apply for support grants from the Government.

Farmers affected by Storm Desmond and Storm Eva urged to apply for support grants

Large quantities of mobile phones, laptops and tablets stolen from Middlesbrough shop

Charity grant will pay for IT courses for older people

An artist's impression of the redeveloped Companions Club, in Ainsley Street, Durham

Flats plan for veterans' club is approved

School in tough Stockton area celebrates good Ofsted report

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