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."
Andrew Pullan's canoe capsized and he was pulled under the water near Barnard Castle in October 2013.Read the full story ›
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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.
Durham Police have named a canoeist who died after his boat capsized in the River Tees at the weekend.
Retired Colonel Andrew Pullan, from Barnard Castle, was pulled under the water at Whorlton Lido, near Barnard Castle shortly after 2pm on Saturday.
The 47-year-old was pulled from the river by his instructor and given first aid, initially by members of the public and fellow canoeists then by one of the police officers who were called to the scene.
He was taken by air ambulance to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he died on Sunday morning.
Colonel Pullan commanded 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment between 2006-2008 and had recently retired from the Army.
He leaves a widow, Mel and two children Ben and Hanna.
A canoeist who was rescued from a swollen river in County Durham has died.
The 47-year-old man was pulled from the River Tees at Whorlton Lido near Barnard Castle yesterday, October 27, after getting into difficulties.
He was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, but died this morning, October 27.
A canoeist was airlifted to hospital after being pulled from a swollen river in County Durham.
Emergency services attended the scene yesterday afternoon near the suspension bridge over the River Tees at Whorlton Lido, near Barnard Castle.
The man was rescued from the river bank and airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.