A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in a field in Willington, near Crook.
The body of a 42-year-old man was discovered by police in a field behind Willington High Street at 1am on September 12. They were responding to a report.
A 22-year-old man from Murton is in custody.
A girl, aged 14, who was hit by a car in County Durham, was treated at the scene by a doctor led trauma team from the Great North Air Ambulance, before being flown to a hospital.
She had serious head injuries.
The journey to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle took just eight minutes,
A girl, aged 14, is seriously ill after being hit by a car on a road in County Durham.
The crash happened at Fir Tree, near Crook, at 3.30pm on Good Friday.
The girl was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with injuries described as "critical".
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious back and head injuries after colliding with a farm trailer in Crook, County Durham. The Great North Air Ambulance said he was male, and aged 46.
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious head and back injuries after colliding with a farm trailer. It happened near Crook in County Durham at 10 o'clock this morning.
The 46 year old man was treated at the scene by a paramedic before being airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by the Great North Air Ambulance. His condition is described as stable.
The family of Lance Corporal David Wilson, who was found dead at his army base in Iraq in 2008, have released a statement saying that he had been "fulfilling his lifelong ambition to be a soldier."
The 27-year-old grew up in County Durham and had been in the army for five years.
An inquest into his death is taking place in Crook today.
Read the full statement below:
An inquest into the death of Lance Corporal David Wilson, who was found dead in his base in Basra, Iraq, has begun.
The inquest is taking place in Crook, County Durham.
Lance Corporal Wilson, 27, who was serving with the 9 Regiment Army Air Corps, was not attacked by enemy forces and there was "no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved."
He was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, but grew up in the Witton Park area of County Durham.
At the inquest, Major Alistair Stocker said Lance Corporal Wilson worked in the storerooms - where everything from helicopter parts to morphine was kept.
The Temporary Chief Constable of Durham Police will today visit an estate in Crook where residents are complaining of anti-social behaviour from gangs of young people.
Durham Police says the force has increased patrols on the Low Mown Meadows estate.
An inquest has taken place today into the death of an 8-year-old boy who drowned in the River Wear.
Ian Bell's body was discovered days after he slipped into the river while playing with friends near his home in Willington, in County Durham earlier this year.
The hearing in Crook returned a verdict of accidental death
Stephen Greensmith, who went missing from Crook, has now been found safe.