A dig in Bishop Auckland may have uncovered evidence of a dramatic English Civil War episode. A team from Durham University is digging in the grounds of Auckland Castle before work to turn the historic site into a tourist destination begins.
More top news
After a chilly start to December temperatures are starting to climb.
Darlington Council have launched a campaign with students in a bid to tackle mental health issues.
The NHS Blood and Transplant have launched a Christmas campaign to get more people to sign up to the register.