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ASSAULT: Police arrest man after McDonalds attack

Teenager headbutted for getting in the way of the straws at McDonalds in Darlington town centre

ACCIDENT SCENE: Police and emergency services on the scene. Picture: Cleveland Police

Breaking Road closed after serious collision on A1085

VICTIM: Ann Heron, who husband, Peter, was once charged with her murder - a crime which remains unsolved 25 years on

'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

MURDERED: Shane Tunney

UPDATED: Ninth arrest in investigation into Shane Tunney's murder

ACCIDENT SCENE: Dibble's bridge

Cyclist killed after striking bridge and being thrown into stream below

BITTEN: Blue is currently recovering from a suspected snake bite

Warning to dog owners after two 'bitten by snake' while on walks in Darlington

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

Report & 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

GIFT: Paul Spooner (right) presents Dave Benson with the thermal imaging camera.

High-tech life-saver for rescue boat

CHARITY: Wilson Derbyshire.

Looking good will give children's centre a new look

CROWNED: Eleanor Potter is crowned Miss Teesside GB

From the dance floor to the cat walk for newly crowned Miss Teesside

SHOW: Show jumping at Osmotherley show. Picture: TOM BANKS

68-year-old wins fell race at Osmotherley Show

BROADBAND: Central Park, Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Disconnect in Darlington as residents fight for broadband

CYCLING: Graeme Obree celebrating cycling at the GO Outdoors store in Stockton.

Cycling legend launches shop's revamp

OPERA: Tenors Unlimited

Rat Pack of Opera seeks choir to join them onstage in Darlington

CHARITY WALK: The Mayor of Darlington Tom Nutt and Locomotion No. 1. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Get on board for railway heritage walk, urges Darlington mayor

BATHING WATER: Saltburn Pier is a popular destination seaside visitors

£5m scheme to improve bathing water at Saltburn will mean road closures

DONATION: John Marshall, left, from A1 Tank Services, hands over the ipods to coaches and players from Wensleydale RUFC.

Community rugby club welcomes donation of ipads to aid coaching

DEATH: Shane Tunney died on Wednesday.

Eighth teenager arrested in connection with Shane Tunney death

SLEEPING BAGS: Colin Bradshaw with just a few of the 300 sleeping bags bought by the Salvation Army after last year's appeal. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Protect the vulnerable by donating to sleeping bag appeal, urges foodbank manager

FOUND: Brian Smith

Missing Middlesbrough man Brian Smith, 44, located in London

CAROUSEL: Performers use the carousel’s revolving platform to flip, roll, dive and spin to an eclectic Balkan and Gypsy-influenced score

Pictures: Merry-go-round show rounds off day two of SIRF arts festival

CRITICISM: Liberal Democrat councillor Mark Wilkes

Durham council cuts chief exec salary by £15k

SUNFLOWERS: Staff Nurse Helen Clarkson with the sunflowers at Teesside Hospice. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Colourful launch of annual Sunflower Appeal

The Lustrum Beck pictured in 2012 after bursting its bank following heavy rainfall

Residents invited to learn more about next phase of Stockton's Lustrum Beck flood defence work

BUILDING: (L to R) Adrian Taylor of P + HS Architects, Heather Parry of the YAS and Nick Todd of contractors Clugston Construction at the site.

Work begins on new £10m venue

FRAUD: A woman needed financial help from her parents to keep it afloat after being ripped off by calculating Paul Mason, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Fraudster jailed for fleecing his fiancée and leaving her business on brink

Pensioner found safe and well

Missing pensioner Peter Bond found safe and well

Joan Català performs Pelat on Stockton High Street. Picture: Dave Charnley

Pictures: Crowds flock to Stockton for day two of SIRF

CRUNCH: Anna Pollock, a former RAF medic, is tackled hard by the Mowden Rugby Club players during their tournament at Catterick Garrison. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography.

Mowden Park take to wheelchairs for veterans' challenge

TRIBUTES: Stella Robson

'A person of conviction and compassion' - Tributes as veteran councillor Stella Robson dies

CLEARED: Lee Renton

Pair cleared of stealing elderly cancer sufferer's pension money

Accident causes delay on A1 in North Yorkshire

A1 crash causes major congestion but injuries minor

A1 crash

A1 crash

YORKSHIRE: Staff at Swinton Bivouac near Masham laying down the final preparations for their Yorkshire Day celebrations on Saturday, August 1

God's Own County gearing up for grand celebrations on Yorkshire Day

REUNITED: Harry Maddison and Councillor Gary Marshall at Moira Jones' grave

Deceased Barnard Castle family to be reunited thanks to Good Samaritan

SCARECROW: Resident Blanche Wallace and carer Kerry Mansfield look on at the winning creation, Mabel.

Stone the crows: Staff caught chatting to scarecrow during retirement village competition

FOODIE: Gilly Robinson will be one of the guest chefs at Saltburn Food Festival

Special guests due at Saltburn Food Festival

Darlington benefits cheat faked marriage separation when husband got job in Dubai

Darlington benefits cheat faked marriage separation when husband got job in Dubai

JUNCTION PUB: Woman had been here. Pic: Google Street View

Rapist who attacked woman, 34, in Middlesbrough hunted by police

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