People in Seaham are trying to raise £85,000 to keep a statue which was only supposed to be on display there for three months.
A County Durham artist has created a new World War One memorial. The steel statue took five months to make and weighs more than a ton.
Kevin Paterson's family say even if they have to walk round, they will finish the Great Birmingham Run like he did.
The body of a missing father-of-two has been found in woods in Northumberland.
Police today confirmed this afternoon that the dead man is Peter Jackson, a golf professional from Seaham in County Durham.
Mr Jackson's body was discovered in a wooded area by a dog walker at 3.50pm on Sunday. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and the Coroner has been informed.
– Assistant Chief Constable Dave Orford
"Officers have been with Peter's family since the moment he went missing and we would like to express our sincere sorrow now that we have confirmed he has been found."
Specialist police divers are searching a lake near the spot where officers found a missing professional golfer's car.
Peter Jackson, 38, has not been seen since he left his house in Seaham on Monday, 11 November.
His car was found in a car park at Cawfield Quarry, near Haltwhistle, on Tuesday night.
Police searching for a man who has been missing for nine days say they have found the car he drove off in.
Peter Jackson, 38, from Seaham left his home at Weybourne Lea on Monday, November 11.
Police say they have located his car, a Grey Ford Focus C Max, in the Haltwhistle area..
Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.
Police in Durham say they're growing increasingly concerned for a man who hasn't been seen for almost a week.
Peter Jackson, 38, from Seaham left his home at Weybourne Lea Monday, November 11, at 8:20am.
He left in a Grey Ford Focus C Max car. He has made no contact with his family or friends and the car has not been seen since. Police say Mr Jackson's disappearance is out of character
It might still be almost three months until Christmas, but George Richardson, from County Durham, is travelling to the Arctic Circle to collect another dozen reindeer to add to his herd.
He hires them out to schools, grottos and shopping centres over the festive period.
Derek Proud reports.
George Richardson says the trip to Norway will take 32 hours.
Reindeer owner George Richardson says the reindeers are rented out sometimes as an educational tool
The owner of a County Durham rent-a-reindeer business is driving more than 3,000 miles to the Arctic Circle and back to get more reindeer in the run up to Christmas.
George Richardson is heading to Norway to take back 10 females and two bulls to Seaham.
A coroner has recorded verdicts of accidental death at the inquest of four members of the same family who died in a crash near Houghton Le Spring last year.
Robert Reed, 75, his wife Margaret, 74, their daughter Natalie, 18, and 14-month-old granddaughter Destiny all died as a result of the crash.
At the inquest in Crook, County Durham - their family said they will never recover from losing them.