A mother whose two children were left fighting for their lives after a head-on car crash has held an annual fundraiser for charity.
A crackdown on under-age drinkers is being launched across County Durham
Jack Watson jumped to raise money for a local dementia charity, in tribute to his wife Norma, who has the illness.
Police searching for a missing County Durham man have found a body.
Dean Robson, from the Moorside area of Consett, has been missing since Sunday 13th July.
The body, which has not been formally identified, was discovered in a wooded area at the end of the Moorside Industrial Estate.
– Inspector Simon Orton, Durham Police
No formal identification has been made at this stage and Mr Robson's family have been made aware of the developments this afternoon. I would like to thank the public for their support today, much appreciated.”
This is the description of the County Durham man police are concerned about following reports he did not arrive at work. Dean Robson, from Consett, is 22 years old.
- 5'9 tall
- Stocky build
- Dark brown hair
- Blue eyes
- 'Mam and Dad' tatttoo on his neck
Police have released this statement about missing Consett man Dean Robson.
– Inspector Simon Orton
"Dean did not arrive at work on Sunday night which it totally out of character. He usually walks to work and his family tell us that he knows the area like the back of his hand. It is possible that Dean may have had an accident on his way to work, perhaps as a result of taking a short cut.
“We are growing increasingly concerned for Dean and are keen to trace him as soon as possible.
“Dean is a very popular young man who works for the company International Cuisine where he is a well-respected member of staff. Anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact police as soon as possible.”
Dean Robson was last seen on July 13, when he left a friend’s house in Moorside, Consett. He said he was going to work. Police are appealing for help to trace him.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 22-year-old man from Consett, County Durham, who was reported missing July 14. Officers are appealing for help from the public to trace him.
Dean Robson was last seen at 9pm on July 13, when he left a friend’s house in Moorside, Consett. He said he was going to work.
A government advisor warned that a shortage of skilled workers in the North East of England means the train company Hitachi will have to recruit staff from nearby car manufacturer Nissan.
The warning was issued by Jim O'Neill, a former senior banker who is now advising the government on how to grow the UK's cities.
Hitachi will create thousands of jobs at its factory in Newton Aycliffe. But there are fears that it will only be able to fill those vacancies by taking staff from the Nissan plant in Sunderland.
Thousands of people from all over the country converged on Durham today for the annual Miners' Gala. The event is in its 130th year. Organisers say a funding crisis may mean it's on borrowed time. See Kenny Toal's full report here.
The 130th Durham Miner's Gala has arrived in Durham city centre.
Hundreds of former Durham miners and their families are among the crowds as the Gala makes its way to the County Hotel at Old Elvet, where guest speakers will give speeches from 1pm.