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SCARECROW: Maggie Hailes and her first prize scarecrows at Bishop Middleham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Bishop Middleham comes alive with ninth annual scarecrow festival

BROADBAND: Advertising the fact that faster broadband has come to Staindrop are Open Reach engineer Elliot Hutchinson, Digital Durham programme director Tony Thompson, Helen Goodman MP, Head of ICT Services for Durham County Council Phil Jackman and Regio

More Teesdale residents set to feel benefits of super fast broadband

CARNIVAL: Staindrop Carnival is set to get underway this week

Staindrop Carnival to kick off this week

SUCCESS: Members of the Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy

Dancing to exam success

FAMILY EVENT: Children practising cycle skills at last year's ParkFest

Gypsy folk and roll band to headline national park festival

Dales school celebrates badminton success

Dales school celebrates badminton success

VISIT: Olympic athlete Rebekah Wilson, with Richmond Primary School pupils, back row from left, Angus Potter, Ben Dale, Olivia Brooks and Adanna Anyadiegwu. Front row, Joe Carruthers and Ellie Hayes.

Olympic athlete pops into primary to motivate future stars

The North East Infidels held a rally following the march

Far-right group marches in Stockton

Frozen row sparked violence

Teen gets four years for Frozen row attack

SAVED: Two town councils have struck a deal with Durham County Council to retain more than 100 street lights along parts of the A167. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Deal struck to save A167 street lights

LEGACY: The Tour de France Grand Depart statistics

Thousands more take to bikes thanks to Tour De France legacy

FIGHT: Chair of Middleton St George parish council, Doris Jones

Parish council vows to fight village development plans all the way

VOLUNTEER: Jade Hall, of Hurworth, who spent time in Burkina Faso Picture: STUART BOULTON

Jade helps to make a difference during West Africa trip

RETIREES: From left, teacher Lesley Lister, Mary Smith, Tony Farrer, Karen Johnson, Sue Sleightholme and John Gilmore

College waves goodbye to six of the best

Gisborough Priory is set to host Summer Sounds 2015 - a repeat of last year's popular 'tribute acts' music festival (pictured). Pix by permission of organisers Jaz Leisure, sent by jasonbushby@hotmail.com (31009529)

Tribute acts to bring Summer Sound to Guisborough

Sport

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

Jamie Bew, of Northallerton, who has made a great start to his karting career

Bew makes instant impact in Teesside Park karting contest

Golden Horn, with an ecstatic Frankie Dettori on board, wins The Derby at Epsom last Saturday

Dettori celebrates Golden day at Epsom

Bedale kart racer Megan Stephenson, 11, in action   Picture: www.kartpix.com

Megan finds inspiration from young racer's legacy

Golden Horn (red cap), ridden by William Buick, wins The Betfred Dante Stakes at York ahead of Jack Hobbs and Elm Park. All three will lock horns again in The Derby tomorrow

Atzeni talks up Elm Park chances

WINNER: Night Of Thunder ridden by James Doyle leads the field home to win the The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes Race during Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury Racecourse

Racing Week: Hammond getting a tune out of Only Orsenfoolies

Robbie Wallace in action at Duncombe Park Enduro last weekend

Wallace among the points despite abandonment

COURSE RECORD: Mecca's Angel

Racing Week: Mecca's an Angel for Dods

National Sport

Serena Williams, left, and sister Venus will meet for the 26th time in Monday's last-16 clash at SW19

Davenport: Draw tough on sisters

Andrew Strauss believes Australia will need to be near their best to beat England this summer

Strauss issues Ashes warning

Andy Murray, pictured, booked his place in the fourth round with a 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1 win over Andreas Seppi

Murray enjoying home advantage

Mark Sampson delivered on the big stage with England

Houghton hoping Sampson stays

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