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.
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Frosty, icy start on Sunday with fog patches lingering in places. Away from the fog, some good wintry sunshine