A novice parachutist making his first solo jump mistook a country road for a landing strip and ended up crashing into a tree.
The family of a County Durham man who died in police custody have taken the difficult decision to release CCTV of the moments after he died
300 people are to lose their jobs at the truck production plant Caterpillar in Peterlee.
A learning factory has been set up by a charity aiming to tackle youth unemployment.
The Employability Trust, in Peterlee, offers work placements to 16-24 year olds, where they can gain manufacturing experience and the skills they need to find a job.
Some candidates have gone on to to employed by the Trust and many others have found work.
It has been set up by businessman Bill Marley, who says his aim is to inspire young people in East Durham.
The Trust supports young people who are not in education, employment or training by offering them practical experience and vocational work.
It is run from a warehouse in Peterlee and the charity bids for work from multi-national companies to cover its costs.
Officers involved in the search for a man from Peterlee, who was reported missing at the beginning of July, have found a body.
57-year-old Robert Sanderson, from Witton Garth, was last seen going for a walk at 6am on 5 July.
The body of a man was found in an area of Castle Eden Dene on 30 August.
Mr Sanderson's family have been informed.
Police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.
Police searching for a man, who was reported missing from Peterlee nearly two months ago, have found a body.
Robert Sanderson, 57, was last seen at his home in Witton Garth on 5th July. His sister reported he had gone for a walk at 6am and not returned.
On 30th August police and volunteer wardens who were combing an area of Castle Eden Dene came across the body of a man, close to Mr Sanderson's house.
There has been no formal identification but police have informed Mr Sanderson's family.
There are no suspicious circumstances.
Megan Atkinson, 12, from Peterlee has returned from the World Dwarf Games in Michigan with 12 medals.
Megan took part in both pool and field events.
A parachute instructor has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after crashing to the ground at a County Durham airfield.
Early reports suggest the 58-year-old's chest was struck by his student's head after landing hard at the Peterlee Parachute Centre when a gust of win caught the chute they were flying in tandem.
A Great North Air Ambulance helicopter crew flew the man, who is from the Gateshead area, to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where his injuries have been described as severe.
Two people - a parachute instructor and a student - have been injured in an accident in Peterlee.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene after 11am today, August 4.
The parachute instructor and student suffered a hard landing, which resulted in injuries to both.
The parachute instructor was treated at the scene before being flown to hospital.
Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a missing 82-year-old from the Horden area.
George 'Slogger' Williams is believed to have left his home in Cresswell Avenue at around 11.45am and has not been seen by his family since.
Officers are particularly concerned because George suffers from a number of medical conditions and can become easily confused.
Mr Williams walks with a walking stick and he is described at 5 foot 5 inches tall, of slim build and wearing a green jacket, blue polo shirt and trousers and black shoes.
Anyone with information is being asked to call Peterlee police on 101.
An 83-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Peterlee. Fire crews were called to the bungalow on Langdale Place just after 1 o'clock this morning.
Fire fighters were called by Careline, who monitored the pensioner's home.
They arrived to find the fire already well developed and crews had to force the door to gain entry. The fire was quickly extinguished but the elderly occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.