Sam Houlihan was carrying a replica weapon when he was shot by firearms officers in Bishop Auckland.Read the full story ›
Derek Foster died of secondary cancer in hospital in Sunderland. He was an MP from 1979-2005 before becoming Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandRead the full story ›
A bald terrier wearing a Christmas jumper was dumped alone and freezing in a garden in Bishop Auckland on New Year's Day.Read the full story ›
Scarlett Moffatt has paid tribute to Gogglebox star Leon Bernicoff, who has died aged 83.Read the full story ›
The family of a County Durham mum who died this week in Spain have walked 5 miles to raise funds to repatriate her.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who has been reported missing.
Kimberley Fryatt, 28, (also known as Kimberley Moralee) was last seen at around 12.10pm today (Monday, November 20) leaving a property in Arthur Street, in the village of Chilton, near Bishop Auckland.
She is described as being 5ft 4in, of medium build, with short black hair. She was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur lined hood.
Operation ARIES aims to cut underage drinking and the latest initiative is to clamp down on adults buying alcohol for under 18s.Read the full story ›
The artwork of coalminers from the North East is being showcased at a new gallery in County Durham.Read the full story ›
The former chief executive of Butterwick Hospice appeared in court today accused of stealing from the charity.
Graham Leggatt-Chidgey faces two charges of fraud by false representation and one charge of theft.
Teesside Magistrates Court heard the alleged offences took place over an eight year period.
He entered no pleas, and will appear at Teesside Crown Court on October 18th.
The 62-year-old stood down from his role at the organisation in April.
The charity provides support for people with life-limiting illnesses at its hospices in Stockton and Bishop Auckland.