A young offender has died in his cell at HM Prison Deerbolt near Barnard Castle.
19-year-old Ryan Gorton was found dead on Monday 2nd May.
He was sentenced to four years and eight months in the young offenders institution after stabbing a fellow pupil at the Rathbone Learning Centre, in his home town of Bolton, last May.
An investigation is underway into the circumstances of his death. A Prison Service spokesperson said:
Ryan Gorton (dob 11/01/1997) was found unresponsive in his cell at HMYOI Deerbolt on Monday 2nd May.
An ambulance was called but he was pronounced dead shortly after.
As with all deaths in custody there will be an investigation by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.
So much thanks for the messages of condolence we've received. Lord Barnard will be sadly missed. https://t.co/igGEgsZclO
Lord Barnard has died at the age of 92. A statement from Raby Castle said: "Harry John Neville Vane passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, at his home Raby Castle, Staindrop on April 3".
County Durham's Bowes Museum is extending its Yves Saint Laurent UK exhibition until November 8.
The first British retrospective of the designer's work and life has also proved to be the most successful in the museum's 100-year history.
A couple of farmers from Bail Haill near Barnard Castle won the 'farming champion of the year' award last night.
They took home the award alongside filmmaker Magali Pettier for their 85 minute documentary 'Addicted to Sheep'.
The film follows the life of Tom and Kay and their sheep on the Raby Estate.
It involved 45 days of filming across 18 months - and was praised by judges for portraying farming families and communities in an honest, positive way and debunking many of the myths about agriculture.
They have brought farming to the big screen and to a whole new audience.
British food and farming relies on the support of shoppers and the more we can do to create understanding of all of the hard work and care that goes into producing food, the better."
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A World War 2 army driver has been given a ride in the model of Jeep he last drove in Normandy on this day in 1944. Joseph Swinbank, from Barnard Castle in County Durham, is now 97 years old. During his six years of service, he drove all over Europe.
A pedestrian has been killed after he was hit by a car in County Durham last night, December 20.
The vehicle was travelling along the B6278 close to Barnard Castle Golf Club when it struck a man on the carriageway.
One car passenger was treated for minor injuries and shock. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.
A woman has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after a collision involving two cars near Barnard Castle.
It happened yesterday afternoon on the A67. The 37-year-old was airlifted to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Two other people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.