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Weather: Thursday

Credit: Raymond Wilkinson

Rather cloudy with the odd spot of rain.

Some bright or sunny intervals are likely during the afternoon, but thicker cloud bringing further rain to the north by evening.

Maximum Temperature 13C.

Bishop Auckland FC's proud past remembered

Celebrating another FA Amateur triumph. Credit: Bishop Auckland FC

A new exhibition telling the story of one of the region's most successful amateur football clubs is opening.

The 'Birth of the Blues' exhibition at Auckland Castle, in County Durham, brings together memorabilia and film archive to tell the story of Bishop Auckland FC.

Bishop Auckland FC goes back 133 years. Credit: Bishop Auckland FC

Bishop Auckland Football Club is famous for winning the FA Amateur Cup an astonishing 10 times – three in succession between 1955 and 1957 – and being losing finalists on eight occasions.

The side has over its 133 year existence produced a string of top players, several of who were to go on and earn international honours.

So renowned is Bishop Auckland FC that it holds the distinction of being the only amateur line-up to have featured in the popular table top game Subbuteo.

Part of the exhibition at Auckland Castle. Credit: ITV News

The exhibition runs until the end of September.


Darlington votes counted again after court ruling

Votes in a council election in Darlington have been again, almost two weeks after the result was originally declared.

A judge today ordered sealed ballot papers to be re-opened to allow an investigation into the result for the Hurworth ward.

It was because of concerns that more than 500 postal votes had not originally been counted.

So all of the votes for that ward were recounted this afternoon - and nothing changed.

Here's an explanation from our reporter Jonny Blair:

New inquest into teenager's death adjourns

A fresh inquest into the death of a County Durham teenager, who died nine months after being assaulted in a nightclub, was opened and adjourned today.

Kristian Thompson.

Kristian Thompson, from Burnopfield, died in July 2011.

He was 19 years old.

Nine months earlier, he was attacked at a nightclub and a man was jailed for assault.

At an inquest into his death the coroner recorded an open verdict but that was quashed by the High Court last week and a new inquest ordered to see if a reason for his death can be established.

A full inquest will be heard at a later date.

Concern grows for missing Consett teenager

Melissa O’Hara. Credit: Durham Police

Durham Police say concern is growing for a missing teenager.

Melissa O’Hara, who is due to celebrate her 17th birthday tomorrow (Thursday), was last seen at her home in Cutlers Hall Road, Consett, at about 6.45pm on Saturday, May 16th.

Melissa has not made contact with home since then.

“Melissa has not been in touch with home since leaving early on Saturday evening and, although she is a regular user of social media, she has not posted an update on her account since late on Sunday night. I would appeal to her to contact us so that we know she is safe and well. If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts we would urge them to contact police."

– Sgt Denise Riley, Durham Police
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