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.
Police in Durham say they're growing increasingly concerned for a man who hasn't been seen for almost a week.
Peter Jackson, 38, from Seaham left his home at Weybourne Lea Monday, November 11, at 8:20am.
He left in a Grey Ford Focus C Max car. He has made no contact with his family or friends and the car has not been seen since. Police say Mr Jackson's disappearance is out of character
An entire row of shops in County Durham will now be demolished after they were gutted by fire.
The blaze broke out at a Chinese take away on Front street in Stanley, yesterday afternoon.
As Julie Harrison reports, a neighbouring school was evacuated and people living nearby had to leave their homes.
Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze in a takeaway in County Durham. The fire broke out in the Elite buildings on Front Street in Stanley on Monday . Several roads have been closed to traffic and a police cordon put in place. Thick smoke has been seen for many miles.
This was the scene in Stanley, County Durham, on Monday afternoon as firefighters tackled a large blaze.
Smoke could be seen for miles around, after flames took hold in a building on Front Street.
Several roads in Stanley have been closed.
Fire crews are tackling a large fire in Stanley, County Durham, on Monday afternoon.
The blaze is believed to have begun in a take-away shop on Front Street.
Smoke could be seen for miles around.
At 1.30pm Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue crews said the building was "well alight".
At 3.30pm two roads - Church Bank and Station Road - were closed. A spokesman for Durham Police says more roads could yet be shut.
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The English Defence League carried out a protest in County Durham this weekend over plans to transform a building into a Muslim Community Centre.
The EDL was countered by anti fascist groups who also gathered in Shotton Colliery.
More than a hundred police officers were present and one arrest was made.
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Three men from County Durham and Tyneside have been jailed for a total of 23 and a half years for plotting to traffic hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of drugs across Britain.
Detectives discovered that the men had links with gangs in Europe. Six other men had already been jailed as a result of this police investigation.
Rachel Bullock reports.
Police in San Francisco have apologised for a "slow and incomplete" search for a missing County Durham woman.
Lynne Spalding, 57, originally from Peterlee, lived in the US for 23 years. She disappeared from her room at San Francisco General Hospital on September 21.
She was last seen in bed at 10:15am that day by a nurse and was found by a member of the hospital's engineering staff on a routine check 17 days later on a stairwell.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has apologised for the flaws in the search for Ms Spalding.
He said Ms Spalding was once described as a black woman and later described as an Asian, when in fact she was a white British woman.
The sherrif also said the search started on September 30, but only half the facility's stairwells were checked.
He added that an attempt to review video footage from the hospital failed because of hardware problems.
People from across the North East are taking part in the biggest ever sleep-out to raise funds for a youth homelessness charity.
Seventy people who work in businesses in County Durham, will give up their beds and sleep out at Beamish tonight (November 7). They hope to raise awareness and funds for Centrepoint.