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Road closed after serious collision on Trunk Road

Breaking Road closed after serious collision on A1085

25 years on from the murder of Ann Heron, husband Peter Heron who was charged with the murder in 1990 but never convicted speaks to The Northern Echo from his daughter's home in Wynyard. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'It was a normal, working day...until I went home and found my wife dead on the living room floor'

ERIN TRIBUTE: From left, Sabrina Purdy, Barry Hogan, Debbie Basnett and Lucy Smith. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

A headstone for Princess Erin - community fundraises for six-year-old Darlington girl's memorial

HIGH TIMES: A man prepares a cannabis oil joint at Teesside Cannabis Club's Canna Camp Fest in Redcar. Picture: TOM BANKS

'Weed out the dealers and destroy the black market' say cannabis campaigners at rally

ASSAULT: Police arrest man after McDonalds attack

Teenager headbutted for getting in the way of the straws at McDonalds

BITTEN: Blue is currently recovering from a suspected snake bite

Snakes on a Plain: Two dogs reportedly bitten by adders in Darlington field

SIRF: The Instant Light Company on Stockton High Street. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

REPORT AND PICTURES: Stockton International Riverside Festival

NEW JOB: Stuart Errington, the new interim chief fire officer at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, left, with others at the opening of the new Durham fire station. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Fireman Stuart assumes brigade's top job

Piglets saved from huge farm fire

Piglets saved from huge farm fire

FOOD: A barbecue stall at the Saltburn Food Festival. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Thousands enjoy a taste-bud tickling food festival in Saltburn

ON TRACK: Model railway enthusiasts look at the trains on display at Cleveland Model Railway club’s annual show at Redcar and Cleveland College. Picture: TOM BANKS

Model railways draw the crowds

MAKEOVER: The team of volunteers outside the Trimdon Grange Community Centre

Community centre given DIY SOS style makeover

CHEERS: The runners get underway in the York 10K.

Thousands run for charity in the York 10k

WALK: The memory walk from Springfield care home in Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Memory walk helps dementia sufferers in Darlington

SERVICE: The Unibus will run through the night.

Round-the-clock bus service to be launched


Paul Rowland, left, and Ian Woodhouse celebrate after their superb third place on the Mach One Stages Rally

Woodhouse and Rowland celebrate Mach One podium place

Richard Sadler in action. Picture: JACK KNOOPS

Austermuhle edges out Sadler for Reeth Three-Day Trial honours, plus more trial news

Stephen Petch in action on the Nicky Grist Stages Rally last weekend. Picture: James Ward, ChicaneMedia.co.uk

Payne and Petch still in the title hunt

County Durham racer Chrissy Rouse in action at Knockhill last weekend – Picture: BONNIE LANE

Rouse makes Knockhill top six before rain stops play

Connor Beasley riding Spinatrix to victory in the Coral Sprint Trophy at York last October. The jockey is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a nasty fall at Wolverhampton on Tuesday

Beasley suffers fractured skull in fall

Richard Sadler on his way to victory in the Bradford and DMC Allan Jefferies Trophy Trial

Sadler storms to Halton Gill victory

Max Coates in action at Croft in his Support Our Paras-sponsored Infiniti Q50 – Picture: TONY TODD

Coates shines on memorable Croft weekend

Quest For More, ridden by George Baker, wins the John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last Saturday

Quest For More's day in the sun

Action from Ladies Day at Redcar races Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Oriental Fox romps to Ascot glory

BTCC championship leader Jason Plato will hope to defend his lead at Croft this weekend – Picture: JAKOB EBREY

Plato and rivals head for Croft showdown

The Mintex Trophy Trial organising team and winners, from left: Chris Wallis (event secretary), Nathan Stones (clerk of course), Sam Johnson (runner-up), Joe Dawson (winner), Keiran Child (third), David Peacock (Richmond Motor Club chairman), Rhona Peacoc

Dawson comes out on top in Mintex Trophy Trial

Buratino, ridden by William Buick and trained by Mark Johnston at Middleham, wins the Coventry Stakes on day one of Royal Ascot

Buratino shines to secure Royal Ascot spoils

Charlie Payne (Amigos Fiesta) on his way to third place in the DMack Tyres Carlisle Stages Rally – Picture: James Ward/Chicane Media

Payne on the pace in Kielder

Nicola Wilson competing for Great Britain on Annie Clover at last year's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France. The pair were victorious at last weekend's Bramham International Horse Trials

Wilson celebrates dream Bramham victory

National Sport

Jose Mourinho, left, called the Wembley pitch "a disaster" after the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.

FA: Wembley pitch will improve

Angel di Maria is set to sign for Paris St Germain after one season with Manchester United

Di Maria set for PSG medical

WADA and the IAAF will investigate the doping claims

Bodies promise to act after leak

The Sunday Times says it has been given access to a leaked database containing 12,000 blood tests from more than 5,000 athletes

Coe: IAAF will respond to report

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