St Cuthbert's hospice in Durham is the first in the country to have a nurse dedicated to the treatment of dementia.
Charles Taylor may believe his internment in a Durham prison breaches his human rights. His own crimes shocked the world.
A photo released by Anne Anstey's family shows her injuries after she was grabbed from behind, thrown to the floor and punched in the face.
A 70 year old DC3 aircraft has been given a water-canon salute as it landed at Durham Tees Valley Airport.
It was also welcomed by a a 1940s jazz band and airport staff dressed in period uniforms.
The iconic plane, owned by KLM, took invited guests and competition winners on three short trips which took them over Hartlepool, Redcar, Teesport and the coast.
Built in 1944, the Royal KLM Dakota PH-PBA was in service with the 8th Air Force during the Second World War. After the war the aircraft was acquired by Prince Bernhard, Prince of the Netherlands.It later became the first official aircraft of the Dutch government.
A County Durham head teacher accused of sexual offences against a teenage boy told police the allegations were "outrageous."
Anne Lakey, 54, is charged with nine sexual offences against a young teenager in the late 1980s.
In court part of her police interview was read out to the jury, in which she denied having any sexual relationship with the alleged victim. She was also described by a colleague as well respected and a visionary leader who had turned round a failing County Durham school.
Ms Lakey denies all the charges, none which relate to any of her former pupils. The trial will continue on Monday.
Police in Durham have issued a warning against Parkour, or freerunning, saying that the activity could have "life-threatening" consequences.
A statement released by the force said the activity was becoming increasingly popular - but warned that the city's monuments, ancient walls and buildings could be structurally unsound because of their age.
It said: "Please think you are not only causing damage to the buildings but the risk to yourself whilst taking part in these activities is extremely dangerous."
Parkour, which began in France in the 1980s, involves moving quickly through an urban area by running and jumping over obstacles.
It is now respected as a sport, with its own qualifications and coaching ladder. In 2010 Ed Miliband, as Energy Secretary, took part in a Parkour event in London.
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The trial of a headteacher from County Durham on sex offences has heard from the alleged victim, who says she regularly had sex with him when he was aged 13 and 14.
Anne Lakey, from Stanley, denies nine offences against the boy, who was not her pupil, during the late 1980s while she was a teacher.
Durham Crown Court has heard that Lakey would have sex with the boy over a period of months when he was supposed to be at school and she was supposed to be at work.
The alleged victim said he had been the one to end it, after feeling he did not want it to carry on. He said he lost his temper after she told him he could not go and could not tell anyone. He pushed his way past her and left.
He told the jury that only as an adult did he realise it was wrong.
The trial at Durham Crown Court continues.
The trial has begun of a County Durham headteacher, accused of sexual offences against a teenage boy.
54 year old Anne Lakey was described at Durham Crown Court as 'the ultimate corrupting influence'.
The defendant denies four counts of indecency with a child under 14 and five counts of indecent assault against a child under 16 in the late 1980s.
The court heard that at the time of the alleged offences, Ms Lakey was a married teacher. The charges relate to the same alleged victim, who is not a former pupil.
Durham Crown Court heard how her 'proactive grooming' of the complainant had led to an 'exploitative sexual relationship'.
The trial is continuing.
The trial has begun in County Durham of a headteacher described in court as a "sexual predator".
Anne Lakey, 54, denies nine sexual offences against a teenage boy in the late 1980s. The charges are alleged to have taken place when Ms Lakey was a teacher, though they do not relate to a former pupil.
Durham Crown Court was told her "proactive grooming" led to an "exploitative sexual relationship". The trial is continuing.
Durham County Council is introducing a fee for drivers of electric cars to use its chargepoints, to try to stop people hogging the spaces.
Until now, charging an electric car has been free, and any electric car can occupy a space as long as it is plugged in, even if it already has a full battery.
From now on, it will cost £1 per visit to use the standard parking sites and £5 to use a rapid charging point at Belmont park and ride.
A Ministry of Justice Spokesman said: "Charles Taylor is being treated in accordance with the United Kingdom's obligations and in the same way as any other prisoner in England and Wales."
An African warlord serving 50 years in a prison in County Durham is reportedly suing the UK Government for denying him the right to a family life.
Former Liberia President Charles Taylor, who is alleged to have eaten the hearts of enemies, says he is being kept from his wife and 15 children.
The 66-year-old was was convicted in 2012 of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including terrorism, murder, rape and using child soldiers during a civil war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s that left tens of thousands dead.
He was sentenced to to fifty years in prison and is thought to be serving his sentence at Frankland Prison in Durham.
Conservative MP Dominic Raab said: "If he's successful, it would turn British human rights laws into a laughing stock around the world."