Police have named a man whose body was found in the River Wear.
Peter Mark Ellerington, who was 45, was found at Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, yesterday, May 8.
Durham Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious at this stage. A postmortem is due to be carried out and police say an inquest is expected to open in the next few days.
Anyone with information can contact Detective Sergeant Mick Bird by phoning on 101.
The funeral has been held for a family from County Durham who died in a car crash earlier this month.
Five members of the Cockburn family were killed on a Lincolnshire road on their way to a dance competition.
The service was held at a church in Birtley, where the family were described as devoted to one another.
You can watch the full report from Frances Read below.
Hundreds of people turned out today to attend the funeral of a family of five from County Durham who died after a head-on collision on the A18.
Angela and David Cockburn from Chester-le-Street, and their daughters 21-year-old Carley Ann and 18-year-old Bethany, died after their car was involved in a crash with a lorry when they were travelling to a dance competition in Lincolnshire.
Their grand-daughter, 23-month-old Lacie Jade Stephenson, also died in the crash.
The funeral of five members from the same family who died when their car hit a lorry will take place later.
David and Angela Cockburn from Chester le Street died along with their two daughters Carley Ann, 21 and Bethany, 18. Beth's 23 month old daughter Lacie Jade Stephenson also died in the collision in Grimsby two weeks ago. The funeral will be held Birtley.
The funeral of five members of the same family killed in a crash on the A18 near Grimsby will take place today
The Cockburn family from County Durham were on their way to a dance competition in Skegness when the crash happened. The road is known for being one of the most dangerous in the country.
Colleagues from a housing association in Chester-le-Street have signed up for a challenge to walk 100km in 30 hours.
Esther Windass, Peter Hewitson, Arshia Bhatti, and Craig Ball from Cestria Community Housing will join the Oxfam Trailtrekker 2013 challenge to raise money for the charity.
The team, known as Blister Blasters, will join more than 300 other teams to walk 100km through Yorkshire between June 1 and 2.
A back-up team, also from Cestria Community Housing, will support the group along the way by providing first aid, encouraging words and preparing hot meals.
Money raised will make a difference and change lives by providing clean water and sanitation during emergencies, funding long-term projects in areas such as health or education and help towards campaign work in developing countries such as Africa.
To back the team, visit www.justgiving.com/cestria
A man has been charged with the murder of Pamela Jackson, who has been missing for more than a week. Adrian Muir from Halifax, West Yorkshire, is due to appear before magistrates in Consett.
Ms Jackson from Chester-le-Street was reported missing by her son and was last seen on 2nd March. Durham Police officers are continuing to search for her.
Officers from Durham Police are searching the Waldridge Fell area of Chester-le-Street after concerns for a missing 28-year-old man.
It was an emotional day for staff at a pub in Chester-le-Street, when they said goodbye to a cleaner who worked at The Red Lion for 40 years. Sheila Nicholson, retired at the age of 71. She worked her first shift in 1972, when she took over from her mother.
Sheila Nicholson is retiring at the age of 71, having started work at The Red Lion pub in Chester-le-Street since 1972 - when she took over from her mother.
There will be a celebration party at the pub for Mrs Nicholson and some of the regulars.