An inquest has heard that a County Durham book dealer jailed for handling a stolen edition of Shakespeare's first folio, committed suicide.
The Higgs boson has been hitting the headlines, but what exactly is it?
Ask Professor Peter Higgs about the particle, which bears his name and you will more than likely get a humble response.
A vigil is being held for missing Durham University student Sope Peters who disappeared a month ago.
Police haven't been able to trace him since he disappeared on a night out with friends.
The vigil will be held at the university's Hatfield College chapel from 7:30pm tonight, November 25.
A mother who's flown to the North East from America to find her son says she doesn't want to go home without him.
Sope Peters went missing more than three weeks ago after a night out in Durham with friends.
This weekend his mother, Tolu, is continuing to help with search efforts to find her son, who's an international student at Durham university.
The mother of a missing Durham University student says she can't imagine Christmas without him.
Sope Peters went missing after a night out with friends in Durham around three weeks ago.
His mother, Tolu, says she believes he's still alive and is urging people to help in the search to find him.
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Sedgefield boxer Bradley Saunders is hoping to put on a good show in front of a home crowd tonight.
The light-welterweight fighter, 27, is competing against Hungary's Gyorgy Mizsei at Gateshead Leisure Centre this evening.
As Saunders now lives and trains in Spain, this will be his first competitive match in the North East since turning professional in February 2012.
The mother of missing Sope Peters will be in Durham to help with the appeal to trace him. She has travelled from America to speak with police and journalists in the hope someone will come forward with information.
Specialist police divers are searching a lake near the spot where officers found a missing professional golfer's car.
Peter Jackson, 38, has not been seen since he left his house in Seaham on Monday, 11 November.
His car was found in a car park at Cawfield Quarry, near Haltwhistle, on Tuesday night.
County Durham's new flag will take pride of place at the top of the cathedral's Central Tower for the next week.
Until now the county was only only one in the north of England without its own flag.
The new flag for County Durham has been revealed outside of the Cathedral. County Durham was the only county in the north without a flag. The design was chosen by a panel of judges after people submitted their flag designs.
Police searching for a man who has been missing for nine days say they have found the car he drove off in.
Peter Jackson, 38, from Seaham left his home at Weybourne Lea on Monday, November 11.
Police say they have located his car, a Grey Ford Focus C Max, in the Haltwhistle area..
Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.
A County Durham man named as one of the country's most wanted, may have been sighted in Lancashire.
Brian Thexton, 37, is wanted by the National Crime Agency. He is accused of being involved in robberies and is awaiting trial for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
He was thought to have been in Spain. But a man believed to be Thexton was stopped by police in Lancaster on Friday, November 15.
Officers say the man escaped by speeding off. The public are being warned not to approach him.