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With the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike approaching, an exhibition of mining history has been held in County Durham.
Hundreds of people visited Easington's Welfare Club to see memorabilia and hear brass band music. The town's pit was the scene of many protests during the 1984 strike.
Students in County Durham have welcomed a Royal visitor to their school. As part of a visit to the region, the Duke of York made the new North Durham Academy in Stanley his first stop.
Prince Andrew toured the school and its facilities before the official opening ceremony.
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A teenage driver who died in a crash near Bishop Auckland has been named.
17-year-old Jed Johnson, from Toft Hill, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa that left the road as it took a bend on the A688 near the Oakley service station in West Auckland. Jed Johnson died as a result of his injuries.
The crash happened just before 7pm on Friday 28 February.
Witnesses can contact Durham Police by calling 101.
Sightings of a mysterious pink bird have puzzled locals in the North East this week.
The bird has been spotted by several passers-by attempting to blend in among pigeons, but its true breed has remained in doubt - spouting much speculation.
However, Nik Shelton of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), believes the pink plumage can be easily explained.
"The bird has clearly been dyed," he said.
"It is likely to be a captive dove and we have had reports of these being dyed strange colours and released at special events.
"This one has clearly not returned to its owner afterwards," Mr Shelton added.
Durham Police officers are the latest to spot a bright pink bird, which is making a name for itself in the skies of Darlington.
The force posted a picture on Twitter of the pigeon on a rooftop, apparently trying to blend in.
After examining the pictures Nik Shelton of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said: "The bird has clearly been dyed. "It is likely to be a captive dove and we have had reports of these being dyed strange colours and released at special events.
"This one has clearly not returned to its owner afterwards."