A motorcyclist has been seriously injured during a road traffic collision near Middleton-in-Teesdale.
The driver lost control on a bend and sustained pelvis and back injuries, the Great North Air Ambulance have said.
The injured man was treated at scene before being flown to James Cook University Hospital. He arrived at the hospital in Middlesbrough in a stable condition.
Prince Charles was today given some video game tips.
Luke Scott, 10, said Prince Charles "needed more practice."
Prince Charles talks to members of the UTASS project (Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Team) which gives advice and help to the farming community. The Prince's countryside fund has given a £36,000 grant to UTASS
The Prince of Wales on his way to open a new cafe at the Auction Mart at Middleton-in-Teesdale.
The Prince of Wales brought all to a halt as he visited Middleton-in-Teesdale.
Charles was at the village for the third time in 10 years.
He visited the village butcher before dropping in to J Raine and Son ironmonger's shop.
Hundreds of people lined the road - including pupils from Forest of Teesdale Primary School, which has just 13 pupils.
His visit was initially delayed due to heavy fog.
The trip was organised in part to support local sheep farmers.