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HEYDAY: The restored 4-6-2 Pacific 4472 Flying Scotsman preparing to leave Paddington Station in London

Flying Scotsman tops global poll of most famous trains - as York's National Railway Museum prepares for its return

Paul Dunn, Hazel Pude and John Carter in the Cinderella pantomime at the Gala Theatre, Durham

Curtain up for Gala panto

AFFORDABLE: Resident Jackie Stephens receives the keys to her new home from Rachel Bilham, Broadacres’ Housing Officer and Councillor Ian Threlfall, deputy leader of Richmondshire District Council

Affordable housing scheme for Richmond praised by residents

Campaigners host a torch-lit vigil in Durham Market Place in support of the Save the DLI Museum campaign. A little boy is pictured taking part in the service Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'We fight on' - Torch-lit vigil to save DLI Museum


Churches in North Yorkshire joining forces to try and reduce winter deaths from cold and fuel poverty

Chris Read during his final Iron Man challenge at Teesdale Sports Centre

Fifty challenge fundraising champion smashes £50,000 target on 50th birthday

PARADE: Father Christmas and his sleigh swooped into Darlington town centre accompanied by the Cockerton Band

Crowds line the streets to welcome a special visitor to Darlington town centre

Young chef Rosa Fothergill returns home to launch Yorkshire Tea Time

Phil Twizell, national Free Range Egg Producer of the Year

Good Egg Fellas, of Sadberge, wins national award

Campaign to launch British suckler beef breeding herd

Ian Bell launches company offering whole roast ox for events

New housing to breathe new life into east Cleveland village

ANGER: Coun John Blackie

Battle breaks out over road gritting in Dales

CONTROVERSY: The Cairngorm reindeer parade kicks off Christmas for Darlington shoppers last year

Festive parades criticised by animal rights campaigners in Darlington

Oliver Graham

County Durham mountain biker named charity community champion

Helen Goodman MP speaks at a rally against closures at Bishop Auckland General Hospital in the town's Market Place in 2008

Bishop Auckland MP submits hospital petitions after campaign

Artists impression of the planed development.

Changes planned for controversial Scotch Corner project as public inquiry looms

The Think campaign warns drivers to slow down on bends on country roads

Deaths increase on roads in Hambleton and Richmondshire

Masquerade Ball for Zoes Place at Guisborough Hall. Lynne Campbell, Rachel Fothergill, Catherine Marshall and Jayme Collinson. Picture: TOM BANKS (46428413)

More than £4,000 raised for Zoe's Place with Masquerade Ball

Social and Personal: Federation of Small businesses Awards at the Kings Head, Darlington. From left Chris Simpson and John Holmes-Carrington. (47742020)

Small business entrepreneurs enjoy evening of glamour and awards

Jill Watkins-Wright being handed her award by the hosts of the Great British Hairdressing Awards, including David Walliams

North Yorkshire woman joins hairdressing elite following glamorous national award

The 2016 Range Rover Vogue on the paper bridge

Artist builds bridge out of paper and watches Range Rover drive across it

Radio 4 regular Kate Fox.

A taste of "Northernness" in Northallerton

ABBEY: Ampleforth will welcome the Chilean monks early next year. (46773370)

Granges grew up around abbeys

The Clubhouse at Rockliffe Hall

Review: The Clubhouse at Rockliffe Hall

IN SAFE HANDS: Kath Bryant, chairman of Darlington Choral Society, and conductor Richard Bloodworth with the newly rediscovered baton. Picture: Fred Wachsberger

Mystery baton is reminder of nights of glory

The Stockton Young Farmers' 85th Anniversary Do at The Northern Echo Arena in Darlington. Club programme secretaries Graeme Mckenzie and Natalie Gray, vice chairman Tom Bainbridge, Rob Wade, chairman Caroline Baker and treasurer Andrew Walters. Picture: C

Stockton Young Farmers celebrate 85th anniversary

CHRISTMAS: Youngsters from East Cowton Primary School with their shoeboxes and Canon Rachel Stowe.

Children help disadvantaged youngsters around the world by taking part in Christmas shoebox appeal

BPS payments to start next week

Matthew Howarth, the judicial review expert with Yorkshire law firm Gordons who represented the National Gamekeepers Organisation and Ricky McMorn in their case against Natural England.

Court rules against Natural England over common buzzard licences

"Get ready for 2017", potato growers told

Supreme champion Red Hot Honey from M Harryman and S Warriner of Pickering.

Pickering's Red Hot Honey wins overall beef championship at 2015 English Winter Fair

The "magnificent and stunning" Belvedere at Dumfries House.

York Handmade Brick Company wins major prize in the 2015 Brick Awards

Ian Foot, Dave Thompson, Partnerships manager at TTE, Josh Smith and Peter Dawson

Apprentices join North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s diesel locomotion project

Anne Dauber, Kathy Marshall and Sue Campbell

Darlington Rotarians enjoy dinner dance

COMMUNITY: The Friary Community Hospital, Richmond

Councillor voices concerns for Dales patients who cannot access local hospital

Miner at Bar by Norman Cornish

Late Spennymoor artist Norman Cornish artwork to go under hammer in Newcastle auction

Penny the pointer now happily re-united with owner Eleanor McGregor.

Happy ending for Penny, the dog that was hit by a lorry

Ian Findlay has been recognised for surveying butterflies and moths for more than 40 years

Grandfather recognised for dedication to butterflies

Hospital trusts are grappling with multi-million pound budget deficits, while also facing a shortage of nurses. Picture: Frank Dwyer

"Long way to go" as short staffed hospital trusts tackle budget deficits

Matthew and Joan Robson celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (47631678)

A chance encounter that led to 60 years of wedded bliss

The Co-op in Stokesley has created the role of Community Pioneer to forge closer links with the town

Supermarket reopening following £420,000 revamp

VANDALISM: Bob Chandler from Richmond Duck Club with equipment damaged by vandals in 2014

Residents encouraged to keep watchful eye over Christmas lights in a bid to stop vandals

Brian Lee at his Carr House Farm, near Staindrop, from where valuable top stones from his walls have been stolen Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Teesdale farmer appeals for information after brazen thieves target stone walls three times

Barnard Castle Prep School pupils celebrated Diwali last week

Barnard Castle pupils celebrate Diwali

WINNERS: Chris O'Keeffe and Gill Hutchinson of Darlington Council collect the award with Geoff Morgan of Arriva

Gold award for Darlington's buses

Northallerton Retired Fire Fighters and Northallerton Fire Station are hosting a free Christmas concert

Firefighters staging free Christmas carol concert to raise funds for charity

Potential apprentices tackle one of the tasks set by Broadacres

Housing association selects new apprentices by setting novel tasks

A previous annual forum held by Teesdale Action Partnership

OAPs voted top priority in Teesdale

Chief executive Jane Bradshaw and director of clinical services Victoria Ashley outside St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington

The 30-year-old letter that a Darlington hospice was built on

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