Plans are underway to transform Auckland Castle into a major tourist destination with the help of a £10 million grant.Read the full story ›
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
The former Sedgefield MP Tony Blair will step down from his role as a Middle East envoy.
Mr Blair has represented the so-called Quartet of powers, which consists of the UN, the US, the EU and Russia, for eight years.
He took on the role immediately after resigning as Prime Minister and MP for Sedgefield in June 2007. He will leave the post next month.
Auckland Castle secures £9m funding that will put Bishop Auckland on the map.
The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will transform the castle into a world class arts centre that they hope will become one of the North East's main tourist attractions.
A dry and cloudy morning with possible early bright spells in the east.
Rain spreading from the west late afternoon, becoming occasionally heavy over the Pennines with strengthening winds.
Maximum Temperature 14C.
A popular World War One statue has been moved into its final position in Seaham.Read the full story ›