A 1,800-year-old carved stone head of what is believed to be a Roman god has been unearthed in an ancient rubbish dump.
The discovery was made by Durham University student Alex Kirton. The first year student found the sandstone head at Binchester Roman Fort in Bishop Auckland.
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Major routes were brought to a standstill, homes were left without power and more than a hundred schools were forced to close due to snow.
Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he would be making his international return.
It's causing chaos on the region's roads but the snow has created some stunning landscapes across the North East.