Experts from Durham University have identified a new gene that could help the development of fertility treatments. The gene makes a protein that enables sperm to bind to an egg - a process essential to fertilisation.
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A lorry driver from Northumberland has been found guilty of trying to smuggle half a million fake pound coins into the UK.
Almost 100 years after a group of trainee teachers arrived at the frontline in Ypres, a County Durham-born historian will tell their story.