• Ambitious aim for Sir Bobby's charity auction

    ORGANISERS of a charity auction in memory of Sr Bobby Robson hope this year’s event will raise more than £1m to help fight cancer. The great and the good from the world of football came out in force at the PFA Awards Dinner last night (Sunday,

  • Grime time in the Hyundai Santa Fe

    HYUNDAI SANTA FE PRICE: from £25,850   THE previous Santa Fe was the car that really lit a fire beneath Hyundai’s sales in the UK. It became the company’s best-seller - and remained so even after the arrival of newer models like the i20

  • Community's inspirational charity crusade

    ONE man’s refusal to accept he had months to live after being diagnosed with cancer will inspire the latest charity crusade in his tight-knit community. Kevin Simpson, of Chilton, County Durham, was among a group of friends involved in a fundraising

  • County Durham village hosts workers memorial event

    A TINY village today held a service in memory of all those who have died in work-related accidents. The event, in Stanley Crook, near Crook, County Durham, marked International Workers Memorial Day. Linda Whelan, of Willington, County Durham

  • Rally roars through town and forest

    THE usual tranquility of a forest was replaced with the roar of racing cars today (Sunday, April 28) when it hosted a motor rally. The Tour of Hamsterley, organised by Stockton and District Motor Club, was a round of four regional championships

  • Town's swimmers join charity effort

    SWIMMERS in Darlington donned their goggles and joined thousands of others around the country to take part in a national charity fundraiser. The Swimathon raised tens of thousands of pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Darlington’s leg of the

  • Body and firearm found outside police station

    THE body of a man in his 60s and a firearm have been found outside a North Yorkshire police station today 9Sunday, April 28). The man’s body was found by an officer in the visitor’s car park at Harrogate Police Station at around 4.20pm. A statement

  • Art plan to tackle youth nuisance in Stanley

    PLANS to spend up to £40,000 on public art in a former north Durham mining town to tackle anti-social behaviour have been revealed. Durham County Council has received a planning application to install five six-metre high steel tree structures near

  • Inquest opened into woman's death

    AN inquest into the death of 31-year-old Tracy Weightman, of Beaconsfield, Darlington, who died on April 21, was opened and adjourned on Friday (April 26) at the coroner’s court in Crook, County Durham. WEDDING FAIR: Brides-to-be across the North

  • Highlights from first week of Darlington Arts Festival

    EVENTS taking place this week as part of Darlington Arts Festival include... Wednesday, May 1 POLITICS TALK: Prose and Politics: The Literary Legacy of George Orwell, will be held at Cafe Create, in Parkgate, from 7pm to 9pm. Admission is free

  • Horden shooting survivor speaks of trauma

    A YOUNG woman who jumped to safety from a bedroom window after her stepdad began shooting dead members of her family has spoken of the devastating impact it has had on her. Laura McGoldrick was also shot when Michael Atherton carried out the New

  • Emergency crews called to fire in Yarm pub's kitchen

    KITCHEN FIRE: Fire crews were called to the Keys pub in Yarm High Street at 7.15am this morning (Sunday) to deal with a kitchen fire. When they arrived on the scene the fire caused by a dishwasher was already extinguished.

  • Marathon runners show respect for Boston victims

    MARATHON runners in the North-East today (Sunday, April 28) observed minute of silence in memory of the the Boston tragedy. The second Marathon of the North took place in Sunderland, less than a fortnight after terrorists struck the American distance

  • Durham students stage charity duck race

    A CHARITY duck race organised by students has been held on the River Wear in Durham City. The race, organised by Durham University Charities Kommittee, saw 10,000 plastic ducks tipped into the water from Elvet Bridge, in Durham City. The first

  • Community warmth for pit pony

    A PIT pony statue has been protected from the elements by caring folk who have covered his head and back with a fetching matching scarf and blanket. The miners’ memorial statue on the roundabout, near to Wheatley Hill, Peterlee, County Durham,

  • Stockton Council scoops top housing award

    TOP PERFORMER: Stockton Borough Council is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its work in delivering housing services. The council has been named "strategic local authority of the year" in the 2013 UK Housing Awards, which are organised

  • Tough race attracts top cyclists

    ELITE British cyclists have been in the North-East for a weekend of cycling at Derwent Reservoir. The annual Northumbrian Water Tour of the Reservoir road race, now in its eighth year, has expanded from a single day race to a two day, two stage

  • Consett biker 'stable' after accident

    A BIKER was airlifted to hospital after suffering back and neck injuries at around noon on Saturday. The 23-year-old, from Consett, County Durham, came off his Yamaha 125, on the B6306, near Slaley Hall, over the county boundary in Northumberland

  • Carnival offers chance to dance - in the street

    A DARLINGTON street was turned into an alfresco dance floor, as a Latin dance festival got into full swing. Shoppers stopped to take in the colourful spectacle as the area outside Voodoo Cafe, in Skinnergate, was taken over by dancers strutting

  • Woman cut free from car following collision in Redcar

    A WOMAN had to be cut free from a car following a collision on Redcar seafront this lunchtime (Sunday, April 28). Emergency services were called just before 1pm when a black Peugeot and a blue Renault Megane collided on Majuba Road. A Cleveland

  • Durham cemetery opens new facility

    A WOODLAND burial site in the grounds of Durham Cemetery has opened a new facility. The Bishop Stephen Sykes Lodge was opened by Frank Nicholson, former managing director of Vaux Brewery, who has mentored the Woodland Burial Trust Community Interest

  • Dogs have got the Rex factor

    CELEBRITY chef Stacie Stewart was one of the judges at a regional canine contest over the weekend. She was at the final of the North-East Dog Competition at Roker in Sunderland on Saturday. The contest was set up by the North East HUB on the

  • Five taken to hospital after inflatable slide blows away

    FIVE PEOPLE, believed to be children, have been taken to hospital after an inflatable slide was blown away by strong winds. A total of six people are said to have been injured after the children's attraction was lifted into the air by a strong

  • Chilton boy gets new Newcastle room thanks to fundraisers

    HOME is where the heart is - and for one boy whose heart firmly lies with Newcastle United, that saying is certainly true after fundraisers helped deck out his bedroom in the club’s colours. Kyran Richmond has a rare and incurable neurodegenerative

  • Cockfield FC 2013 update… by Sarah Proud.

    The football season is nearly over and at the moment (26/4/13) Cockfield are at the top of the first division in the Wear Valley Sunday League. ………………………..........P…..W…..D…….L….....F……A……..GD….Pt. Cockfield……………......16.…11.…1.……4.…..67.….28

  • Crime levels fall across North Yorkshire

    CRIME fell by ten per cent across North Yorkshire last year. Government figures show that in the 12 months up to December 2012, there were almost 4,000 fewer victims of crime in the county than in the previous year. The figures from the Office

  • Disaster scenario exercise by emergency services

    EMERGENCY service crews have been working around the clock to deal with the aftermath of an apartment block collapse as part of a disaster scenario exercise. A retail unit on fire with human casualties and a building collapse at a Metro station

  • Darlington announce season ticket prices

    Darlington clinched the Northern League title yesterday, and they have now announced its ticket prices for 2013-14. Season tickets for next season, which will be in the Evo-Stik First Division North, cost £225 for an adult seat in the main stand at Heritage

  • Seven candidates in hotly contested Consett ward

    SEVEN candidates are battling it out for two posts in the hotly-contested Consett North ward this week. Political hot potatoes in the area have included the controversial decision to create a multi-million academy school and sports on the town’

  • Service to mark 175th anniversary of Darlington charity

    A SERVICE of thanksgiving marking the 175th anniversary of Darlington’s oldest charity will be held this week. Among the dignitaries at the event marking Darlington Town Mission’s milestone will be Darlington mayor Paul Baldwin, Lord Lieutenant

  • Police shut down illegal raves

    POLICE moved on more than 100 young revellers after being called to reports of an illegal rave in a disused hospital building near a North-East airport. Officers were called to the site close to Durham Tees Valley Airport, near Darlington, at about

  • Public meeting to discuss crime concerns

    Police are holding a public meeting for people in Ebchester to discuss concerns about crime at Ebchester Community Centre on Wednesday, May 1, from 6pm-7pm. The meeting will be attended by a representative from the neighbourhood policing team and

  • Market celebration will be a fitting tribute

    A SERIES of events planned to mark the 150th anniversary of one of Darlington’s most iconic buildings has been described as a fitting tribute to its heritage. Two days of celebrations will be held in June to mark 150 years of the town’s Covered

  • Still time to sign up for annual charity walk

    PLACES are still available for a charity’s women-only midnight walk event, which is expected to attract more than 300 participants. St Teresa’s Hospice is hosting the event, through Darlington’s South Park, on Friday, May 17. Several of the

  • Students preparing for dance show

    STUDENTS at a Darlington school are limbering up for a dance festival taking place as part of their studies. The BTEC dance group at Longfield School will host the festival between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday (April 30). A total of 20 acts will

  • Vintage fair in Stockton proves a success again

    SHOPPERS had the chance to get into the retro mood when Chic Vintique (CORR) returned to Stockton. The fair saw vintage clothing, retro home wares, antiques, collectables, jewellery, unusual hand crafted goods, gifts and a range of sweet and savoury

  • Revised retirement plan for green wedge site in Yarm

    A PLAN to build Britain's first large-scale US-style retirement village has been revived. Last December, Stockton Borough Council rejected the plan to build a £100m village at Mount Leven, between Ingleby Barwick and Yarm, because it intruded on

  • A hundred years of showtime

    A CENTURY after a small band of music enthusiasts advertised for like-minded people to put on a show, the amateur operative society that formed is still going strong. People from all walks of life joined Spennymoor Stage and Song and today, a hundred

  • Ainsley graciously hands the title to Darlo

    Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley graciously handed the title over to Darlington after his team’s 3-2 win over Durham City at the Brewery Field on Saturday. Moors have won the title for the last three seasons, and with their current points tally