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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

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Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman calls meeting about Richardson Hospital in Barnard Castle

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

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Review: Santoro, Yarm

Review: Santoro, Yarm

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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

Farmers urged to apply to flood fund

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

A migrant girl tries to warm herself as she disembarks a boat at Lesbos Island, Greece, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.  More than 850,000 people, most fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, entered Greece by sea in 2015, according to the UNHCR, and already in

'We're trying to help the helpless' - Refugee aid event set to take place in Darlington

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Triple success for Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil

Ian Barker at the new Barkers Home store in Northallerton

Barkers Furnishing Store set to unveil its £3m revamped home store

The Teesdale U3A astronomy group received funding to buy a new computerised telescope. Pictured from bottom clockwise are members Peter Blackwood, Robert Hartness and Chris Walker Picture: Katie Richardson

New telescope to help Teesdale astronomers with community project

REBELLION: Liberal Democrat councillor Owen Temple, who had a motion to withdraw the teaching assistant proposals rejected

Council accused of "gross mismanagement" amid impasse over teaching assistant proposals

Film makersRosalie Parker and Ray Russell  with Norman Johnson (55526876)

Secret film of a hidden dale draws the crowds

An artist's impression of the proposed new country house on the site of the derelict Ravenswick Hall near Kirkbymoorside

Yorkshire's first major country house in 200 years to be built

Project SHOUT campaigners Rob Lyon, Dr Ellie Cannon and Simon Halliday with alarms to detect carbon monoxide

Residents warned about gas poisoning from boilers

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CORNFLOUR: 6 year old George Morrison has a very rare disease and needs regular doses of cornflour to survive.picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Help us fund a cure for little George - fundraising efforts from family of the Darlington boy who needs cornflour to survive

Teesside Hospice want to give local people who may have missed out on the GNR 2016 general ballot, the opportunity to take part in aid of Teesside Hospice, pictured some of the Teesside Hospice runners who are taking part. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Extra charity places up for grabs in Great North Run

Dorothy Pearce talking to a visitor at Kiplin Hall.

Historic home in need of help

FLASH BACK: Kieran Maxwell chats to Prince Harry at the 2015 WellChild Awards in London, watched by mother Nicola.

Inspirational Kieran acts as ambassador for prestigious national awards

Flooding near Hawes, during Storm Desmond. Farmers affected by damage from Storm Desmond and Storm Eva are urged to apply for support grants from the Government.

Farmers affected by Storm Desmond and Storm Eva urged to apply for support grants

As Valentine's Day approaches, Cooper is looking for love

Hawk jets taking off from RAF Leeming.

Security breaches at North Yorkshire air base

A special cabinet meeting will be held at Darlington's Dolphin Centre tomorrow. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Darlington cuts to be discussed at special cabinet meeting tomorrow

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The tyres dumped at Broken Scar picnic area. Picture: PETER GIROUX

Tyres dumped at Darlington picnic area

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EVENT: The Skylive Airshow is to take to the skies over Durham Tees Valley Airport in May, 2016

Revised airshow at Durham Tees Valley Airport this May will be 'bigger and better' than originally planned

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CORNFLOUR: 6 year old George Morrison has a very rare disease and needs regular doses of cornflour to survive. The pharmacies have now started dispensing an alternative in its place  the alternative is not tested on children under 8 so his parents are hav

'They're playing with his life'

Durham County Council chief executive Terry Collins, second right, discusses his desire to recruit more foster carers and help adult care leavers. With foster parents Alison and Ian Cummings, left, and Susan Comyn. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

Join the 'family firm' - Durham council chief exec's offer to care leavers

DEVELPMENT: A for sale sign is back up on the former Rutson Hospital in Northallerton

JD Wetherspoon pulls out of Northallerton's former Rutson Hospital development

Council funding: £15m boost for North Yorkshire - but why is poor North-East missing out?

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Darlington council leader Bill Dixon accused the Government of finding "magic money" for southern councils

Government criticised for finding "magic money" for southern councils while Darlington gets even less cash

An artist's impression of the Prince of Wales engine

Cab trial fitted to Darlington-built steam locomotive Prince of Wales

TV: Could you be the next star of the popular Channel 4 series?

Darlington couples sought to star in hit television show

Rishi Sunak is show the controls of the GNAA helicopter by pilot Jay Steward.

Support pledged for airborne lifesavers

Water bills to rise

Farm buildings damaged by blaze (55384530)

Ten fire crews battle farm blaze

Anti-fracking protestors campaigning outside Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake's constituency surgery

Fracking firms pledge to reveal plans for operations

The Newton Aycliffe and Darlington 10k road races brought runners and from across the region to compete, with Northallerton hoping to be hot on their heels of success.

Runners invited to take on 10k race in North Yorkshire

Thousands of North-East men are paying for sex with transactions increasing arranged on the internet, new research has found.

Thousands of North-East men paying for sex every day - with transactions increasing arranged on the internet

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The past mayors of Bedale: Cllr Malcolm Young, Bob Pocklington, Cllr Mandi Coates, Paddy Shepherdson, the current mayor Cllr Christine Mollard, Ellen Dunning, Robert Dunning, John Weighell and Lewis Grant

Recognising mayors' service to Bedale

TEA: Resident Hilda Elliot

Care home holds vintage tea party to promote dignity for residents

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