An inquest into the death of Sope Peters, who died after falling into a river on a night out, has recorded a verdict of accidental death.
Teesside University is to have its summer ball ‘pimped up’ by MTV. It clinched the prize after 'tweeting' two millions times.
A project aimed at increasing bee keeper numbers in Middlesbrough is celebrating after success in a national awards scheme.
An archaeologist explores a trench at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. The team have found fragments of a stained glass window, pottery, and charred bricks which could have come from an explosion during the Civil Qar era.
Olympic bobsledder John Baines has returned to his old school in Ormsby, Middlesbrough, to meet pupils. He has taken his dentist with him. Why? Because when he was young his dentist promised him, if he made it to the Olympics, he would supply every child at the school with a toothbrush.
Today dentist Paddy Jones kept his word.
A team from Durham University is digging in the grounds of Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland before work to turn the historic site into a tourist destination begins. It has revealed new information about the site's 900 year history.
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a building near the castle's Scotland Wing, alongside evidence of burning.
The castle's head curator, Dr Chris Ferguson, believes the volume of debris could suggest a 'very dramatic end' to what looks to have been a substantial structure.
– The castle's head curator, Dr Chris Ferguson
"Sir Arthur Hazlerigg, was one of the five MPs who led the rebellion against Charles I in 1642, he was appointed Oliver Cromwell's general in the North East,"
"In 1650 he bought Auckland Castle after the then Bishop of Durham had fled at the height of the civil war.
"We know he set about what was later described as the 'ravenous sacrilege' of the building and that he proceeded to blow up the 350-year-old chapel with gunpowder with the intention of reusing the stone in a new mansion.
"If gunpowder was indeed used then that could account for the astounding amount of wreckage that has been found."
– Natalie Swann, project archaeologist at Durham University
"Whatever happened here is from a time when records were either vague or non-existent, so anything we find will help add to the overall picture of the castle."
A dig in Bishop Auckland may have uncovered evidence of a dramatic English Civil War episode. A team from Durham University is digging in the grounds of Auckland Castle before work to turn the historic site into a tourist destination begins.
Artefacts from what's thought to be the English Civil war have been unearthed at Auckland Castle. Archaeologists from Durham University have been excavating the site which will be open to the public at the end of the month.
The Auckland Castle Trust hopes to uncover 900 years of history.
After 10 days of digging in Bishop Auckland, remains of a building have been laid bare in a trench on an area close to the castle's Scotland Wing.
Auckland Castle's head curator, Dr Chris Ferguson, says the volume of debris is a 'puzzle and could suggest a very dramatic end' to what looks to be a substantial structure.
Thousands of children from 72 schools performed at the Sage Gateshead in the annual Gateshead Schools Dance Festival.
The event is organised by Gateshead Council to encourage youngsters to express their creativity and get fit.
These children told us they enjoyed it a lot.
Over 2,200 pupils from schools across Gateshead are taking to the stage for a two day celebration of dance.
Hits ranging from the cheesy to the timeless were performed at Gateshead Schools Dance Festival, staged at Sage Gateshead.
In total over 72 schools and community groups took part. Children as young as five and six took part alongside accomplished dancers from secondary schools across the borough.
This is the 6th time that the Gateshead Schools Dance Festival has been held at Sage Gateshead and the first time that it has been extended to cover two full days, March18 and 19.