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COURT: Alison Robson arriving for a previous appear-ance at Teesside Crown Court. Picture: STUART BOULTON

'Sorry' Stockton care home worker who stole £26k from elderly residents is jailed

ON THE UP: House prices have been rising in Middleton St George just outside of Darlington. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Houses in market towns are among the most expensive in the country compared to the surrounding area, new report finds

UPSET: More workers at Redcar steelworks have lost their jobs	Picture: TOM BANKS

240 Redcar steelworkers lose jobs today after coke oven 'miscalculation'

A HORSE: Not the one in the court case.

Man jailed for riding horse "at speed"

INSPIRATION: All Blacks stars coaching young rugby players from Mowden. Pictures: CHRIS BOOTH

All Blacks magic as thousands enjoy open coaching session in Darlington

Prior to their Rugby World Cup pool match against Tonga, New Zealand players take part in an open session at the Northern Echo Arena in Darlington. Sonny Bill Williams watches youngsters in action. (41257270)

Remember the day the All Blacks came to Darlington?

REDUNDANT: Cllr Brian Dennis, who was a production supervisor on the continuous casting plant, received his redundancy notice before the meeting. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

SSI: Council determined to save the steel industry

WINNER: Rory Forster, from Heighington, with his tickets

Why Rory's brush with the All Blacks was extra special

UNEXPLAINED DEATH: A police car today  outside the house where Mason Douglass, 13, died suddenly on Monday

Post mortem on 13-year-old's death inconclusive

ARRIVALS: Mothers and babies help the Friarage Hospital's midwifery-led unit mark its first birthday

New arrivals help maternity centre celebrate its first birthday

Motorist dies after "medical incident" behind wheel

Motorist dies after "medical incident" behind wheel

POLICE INQUIRY: Lord Brittan, who was never told a historic rape allegation had been dropped

Police apologise to Lord Brittan's widow over rape inquiry blunder

SPECTACLE: Forecasters say people should be able to see The Northern Lights over the coming weeks. Regulars at the Tan Hill Inn, near Reeth, North Yorkshire, got a great view. Picture: NORTH NEWS

Increased chance of viewing Northern Lights in coming weeks, forecasters say

FAREWELL: The Vulcan bomber will put on a final spectacular display across Britain this weekend before its retirement

Cold War icon and the last flying Vulcan is stopping off at DTVA on its farewell tour of Britain

All Blacks meet fans at Darlington arena

All Blacks meet fans at Darlington arena


Charlie Payne guns his Ford Fiesta to victory in last weekend's Trackrod Rally – Picture: JAMES WARD/CHICANE MEDIA

Yorkshire duo score home wins on Trackrod Rally

Don't Touch, left, wins the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup under Tony Hamilton last Saturday. The victory saw Malton trainer Richard Fahey break through the £3m seasonal prize money barrier for the first time in his training career

Fahey reaches 200 winners with Redcar success

Tracey Taylor West, from Pickhill, won the Harewood Hillclimb Championship in her Lotus Exige

Taylor-West sets new record in Harewood Hillclimb victory

Gary Thwaite in action in the Richmond MC trial at Gunnerside – Picture: BARRY ROBINSON

Sadler adds to growing silverware collection

Bondi Beach, left, ridden by Colm O' Donoghue finishes just behind Simple Verse, ridden by Andrea Atzeni, in last Saturday's controversial St Leger at Doncaster. The Aiden O'Brien trained horse was awarded the race following a stewards' inquiry

Swinbank pair among four Curtis winners

Stephen Petch on his way to winning the Tour of Hamsterley rally for a third successive year – Picture: JAMES WARD/ CHICANE MEDIA

Petch celebrates third Hamsterley victory

Richard Sadler in action in the White Rose Trial – Picture: BARRY ROBINSON

Sadler in fine White Rose form

Paul Swift, who returned after an eight-month absence to claim second place in Wallasey – Picture: JAMES REDMAN/REDMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC

Double podium for Swift on rally comeback

A P McCoy rides Gannicus to victory in the Leger Legends race at Doncaster on Wednesday

McCoy victory lights up Doncaster

Royal Etiquette, ridden by Victoria Pendleton, right, finishes second to Jordaura, ridden by Tom Greenwood, in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders' Handicap at Ripon on Monday

Pendleton so close to victory in Ripon debut

Northallerton's Drew Bellerby on her way to victory at Lydden Hill last weekend – Picture: Xavier McCartan

Drew roars to victory at Lydden Hill

Adam Biggins in action at Cogden Hall

Country's best young riders enjoy Swaledale test

Chrissie Rouse flies high at Cadwell Park before crashing out – Picture: BONNIE LANE

Cadwell crash fails to dampen Rouse spirits

Richard Sadler, who won the Kath Cockshott Memorial Trial at Silsden on Sunday – Picture: BARRY ROBINSON

Sadler conquers tough course to take victory

National Sport

Stuart Lancaster says he has learned from his experiences with England

England boss Stuart Lancaster: I back myself to coach at this level

Matt Fitzpatrick claimed the clubhouse lead after the opening day at Woburn

Matt Fitzpatrick steals show from tournament host Ian Poulter

Steven Finn still has a chance of figuring in the first Test against Pakistan

England's Steven Finn expects to be overlooked for first Test against Pakistan

Warren Gatland has named his Wales team for Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider against Australia at Twickenham

Warren Gatland supports Stuart Lancaster amid 'assassination by media'

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