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Youngsters celebrate the school's refurbishment.

Pupils tuck in to celebrate school's new-look

Former RAF member Stuart Robinson, who lost his legs after being injured in Afghanistan, but went on to become a national wheelchair rugby champion, visits Witton-le-Wear Primary School. Picture: TOM BANKS

International wheelchair rugby player Stuart Robinson inspires pupils at Witton-le-Wear Primary School

Darlington Town Hall. Picture by Stuart Boulton

Freeze councillor's allowances and move the town hall, not the library - message from anti-cuts campaigners in Darlington

Darlington Mowden Park players joined forces with brain injury charity Headway to ride specially-adapted bikes

Darlington rugby players show team spirit for brain injury victims

An artist’s impression of the Feethams, Darlington

Make Darlington's Nando's halal: Campaigners launch petition

Environment Agency clearing debris from the River Tees near Yarm.

Debris cleared from River Tees

Portrait of a Boy by Ferdinand Bol.

Government acts to try and save £5m painting for the nation

St Teresa's Hospice chief executive Jane Bradshaw with a press cutting from before the charity was formed

Darlington hospice celebrates its 30th anniversary

Andrea Edward takes a last drag in the smoking shelter at Darlington Memorial Hospital, before it was removed in March 2007. Picture: ANDY LAMB

Big Doctor is watching you - tannoy message targets hospital smokers

Review: Santoro, Yarm

Review: Santoro, Yarm

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

Database of First World War soldiers now available at Barnard Castle museum

Peter and Kim Holdstock with one of their ergonomic chairs at Crook Business Centre – Picture: Stuart Boulton

Ergonomics specialist, Verd, celebrates chair success

The Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show at Murton, York.
Picture: Richard Doughty Photography (55206227)

YAMS attracted 10,000 visitors this year

Celebrating new business launch, Cllr Bob Cook, leader of Stockton Borough Council with Chris Young, business development manager at RectrixAS, Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and transport with managin

New business flying high with council support

Askham Bryan College agriculture students Charlotte Taylor, 18, from Holmfirth; Tristan Hayes,17 from Acomb, York; and Holly Preston,17, from Silsden, Skipton with the latest arrivals at the College farm.(55675283)

Pigs are back at Askham Bryan College after 20 years

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


Dougie Costello, pictured winning at York in October on the Karl Burke-trained You're Fired, is now concentrating on Flat racing as first jockey to the Middleham trainer. The pair bagged a big prize at Lingfield last Saturday with Rivellino – Picture: A

McCormack in the spotlight after dramatic Sedgefield win

Richard Sadler, winner of Northallerton and District MC's Chequers Trial – Picture: JOHN WATSON

Double success for Sadler family in Chequers Trial

Guisborough goalscorer Steve Snaith in the thick of the action against Ashington – Picture: YVONNE BARKER

Late goals give Guisborough hard-fought win over Ashington

Tony Bardy, who is aiming for a third North West Stages victory in Blackpool this weekend – Picture: MARCUS ANDREWS

Bardy aims for more Blackpool glory

Matt Walsh scores for Darlington Mowden Park against Wharfedale last Saturday – Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Mowden Park make it ten wins in a row

Jockeys, friends and family with Denys Smith at Sedgefield

Smith enjoys special day at Sedgefield

Smad Place, ridden by Richard Johnson, leads Many Clouds and Leighton Aspell over the last fence before going on to win the BetBright Trial Chase at Cheltenham last Saturday

Smad Place to take Cheltenham Gold Cup chance after Betbright Chase victory

Guisborough's Gary Wood gets over a great cross in a typically whole-hearted display which earned him man of the match against West Allotment last Saturday – Picture: YVONNE BARKER

Priorymen dig deep at West Allotment to strengthen title challenge

Hannah Richardson in action in the Eric Ridley Memorial Trophy Trial

Thwaite on top form to take green course win at Hurst

Local rally ace Charlie Payne, who will be looking to add to his Riponian Rally victories on next month’s event – Picture: MARCUS ANDREWS

Entries flood in for Riponian Rally

Warren Seals, seen here scoring on his Mowden Park debut against Richmond in November, landed five of seven conversions in the 45-29 win over Ampthill last Saturday

Mowden Park juggernaut rolls on with thrilling win over Ampthill

Barters Hill, seen here on his way to winning the Challow Hurdle at Newbury in December, is set to line up in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster tomorrow before heading for the Cheltenham Festival

Swinbank chalks up 750th winner with Southwell success

Larry Carter, Nathan Stones, Ian Hutchinson and Barry Watson at Richmond Motor Club's speakers night

Barnfather returns from injury to win intermediate class at Aislaby Quarry

Guisborough's Curtis Round mounts another attack against Jarrow Roofing – Picture: YVONNE BARKER

Guisborough come out on top in seven-goal thriller

National Sport

Steve Harper last month joined Sunderland on a short-term deal

PFA defends itself against Steve Harper criticism of failing retiring players

Matteo Darmian receives treatment for a dislocated shoulder

Matteo Darmian suffers dislocated shoulder

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants his team to pick up the pace

Manuel Pellegrini tells Manchester City to prove title credentials against Spurs

Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante is not getting carried away

Leicester have won nothing yet, warns N'Golo Kante

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