Celebrations have been held to mark the end of building work on two new primary schools forCounty Durham.
The new builds have seen Brandon and Esh Winning replaced by modern constructions with state-of-the-art facilities.
Both schools have been open since April 2012 with Brandon costing £ 7.2m and Esh Winning £6.4m.
An explosion at a house in Brandon has ripped apart a family home and left one man dead and his brother badly injured in hospital.
Investigators say they now believe a leak from a small gas heater caused the blast.
The explosion destroyed both floors of the semi-detached home, along with most of the roof.
watch the full report from Gregg Easteal below.
Fire investigators say they now believe a leaking gas heater was the cause of an explosion which ripped apart a home in County Durham.
One man was killed and his brother was badly injured.
They have been named locally as Stuart and Trevor Taylor.
Gregg Easteal has been at the scene for us this morning - watch his lunchtime report below.
An investigation is underway after a man died in a house fire in Brandon, County Durham. Fire crews received multiple calls about an explosion. Work has now started to stabilise the foundations.
A man has died in a house fire in County Durham. Fire crews received multiple calls about an explosion at a property in Moor Edge, in Brandon, last night. Another man escaped from the house.