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MAGNA CARTA: Historian Dr Christian Liddy with Durham Cathedral's unique 1216 issue of Magna Carta, which has been on display this summer. Picture: TOM BANKS

25,000 see Durham's Magna Carta - show closes Monday

OVERTURNED: The aftermath of the incident

Woman cut free from car crash on Durham high street

CHEERS: Peter Lawson, chairman of Durham Camra and an organiser of the Durham Beer Festival, pulls a pint with Yousef Daubooni, marketing manager at Camerons brewery. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

Students toast success at Durham Beer Festival

CAMPAIGN: Opponents of Hargreaves' plans to opencast near Pittington

More talks on opencast plan as inquiry draws near

SUSPECT: Mark Homer, who plays Giles Ralston in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Can you solve theatre's most famous whodunit?

COMPETITON: Bishop Auckland town recreation ground is one of six parks included in the competition. From left: David Bailey and Lee Pairs from the Clean and Green team, Oliver Sherratt, head of direct services, Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neig

Public urged to vote for favourite County Durham park

ACCUSED: Former police officer Vaughan Dodds, who served on the armed protection team at the constituency home of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, pictured leaving Teesside Crown Court on the first day of his trial

Tony Blair's former bodyguard was under surveillance as part of benefit fraud investigation

TRIAL: Former police officer Vaughan Dodds, pictured leaving Teesside Crown Court today (Tuesday, August 25), where he is on trial accused of benefits fraud

Former police officer denies £55,000 benefit fraud charges

AFTERNOON TEA: Delicious treats will be served up by chefs from Jesmond Dene House

Tea for a cause

NEW POST: Professor Stuart Corbridge, who will become Durham University vice-chancellor next week

New uni chief starts work

FESTIVAL: Helen Haswell from festival sponsors Agricultural Polymers, Durham Flower Festival show secretary Dianne How, Agricultural Polymers managing director Paul Griffin and Mrs Haswell's son Sam Haswell

Blooming great weekend beckons at Durham Flower Festival

HIGH HOPES: Old Shire Hall owner Shaun Crawley says talks with a leading international hotel operator are "going well". Picture: ANDY LAMB

'Leading hotel operator' interested in Old Shire Hall

Fire crews called to report of adult in Old Durham Beck

Fire crews rescue man after he stumbled and fell into County Durham beck

STUDENT PATROL: Two student volunteers, Jessica Bygrave and Adam Depsey, pictured at the launch of the Street Angels scheme in February. Picture: TOM BANKS

Bring back Street Angels, says mum of drowned student

SUPPING: General public can begin sampling some of the 120-plus beers and ciders at 35th Durham Beer Festival from 6pm tomorrow (WEdnesday August 26).

Beer to start flowing at city's 35th real ale extravaganza



BIG IMPACT: Siem de Jong (right) celebrates scoring Newcastle's second goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Northampton Town

De Jong determined not to be cast as Newcastle's 'forgotten man'

TRANSFER TARGET: Former Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman is set to leave Napoli this summer

Sunderland hoping for double overseas transfer breakthrough

GREAT START: Florian Thauvin (number 20) scored one goal and set up three others in Newcastle's 4-1 win over Northampton

Haidara hails Thauvin after dream first start

IN DEMAND: Jonathan de Guzman, pictured while playing for Swansea City

De Guzman's agent provides transfer update - with possible move to Sunderland still on

MAJOR DOUBT: Laurent Koscielny (right) is set to miss Arsenal's weekend trip to Newcastle because of a back injury

Key Arsenal duo set to miss out on facing the Magpies

MAIN MAN: Newcastle's Florian Thauvin, centre, celebrates with Siem De Jong and team mates after the Dutchman scored Newcastle's second goal of the evening

Thauvin debut leaves Steve McClaren purring

SHAKY DEFENDING: Sunderland conceded three goals to Exeter City as they made the Capital One Cup third round

Advocaat bemoans defensive flaws as Sunderland set up Man City date

YOUNG GUN: Duncan Watmore celebrates with Jack Rodwell during Sunderland's League Cup win over Exeter

Guest Blog: What state are Sunderland in after their opening four games?

John O'Shea congratulates Jack Rodwell

Crazy game sees Sunderland come out on top in nine-goal thriller

Daryl Janmaat scores for Newcastle tonight

Newcastle put on strong cup display to ease past Northampton Town

Graham Onions of Durham in bowling action during the Royal London One Day Cup Quarter Final between Nottinghamshire Outlaws and Durham at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 25th August 2015 (Photo - Rob Smith - Media Image)


Durham's reign is over

Team News: Newcastle United v Northampton Town

Team News: Newcastle United v Northampton Town


Team News: Advocaat keeps his changes to a minimum for League Cup tie

FIRST CALL UP: Duncan Watmore has been named in the England Under-21 squad

Sunderland duo named in England Under-21 squad

National Sport

Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson is into the long jump final at the World Championships in Beijing

Dina Asher-Smith not getting carried away after storming into world 200m final

Saido Berahino, pictured, is going nowhere according to West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace

West Brom tell Saido Berahino he will not be allowed to leave for Tottenham

Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City have been given another tough group assignment in the Champions League

Manchester City grouped with Juventus and Sevilla in Champions League

Andy Murray has a tough test up first at the US Open

Andy Murray to go up against mercurial Nick Kyrgios in US Open first round

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