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GIG: South Shields band, The Waiters play a gig at Durham High School for Girls in aid of charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (31345948)

Boy band The Waiters perform at end-of-term concert for Durham High School for Girls

APPEAL: Police are appealing after teenage boys were robbed in Durham

Teenage boys attacked and robbed in Durham City

APPROVED: The Berendsen laundry, in Neville's Cross, which is set to make way for student accommodation

Student village approved for former laundry site despite residents' fears

BOOK: Val Carman is touring the UK with a book called Assembly, featuring the names of 174,000 soldiers killed in WW1, she is pictured at Durham Cathedral picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (31194041)

Belgian WW1 memorial book comes to Durham Cathedral

SKILLS: Natalie Blyth (left) and Sharon McIntyre (right) practise first response training

Volunteers learn new skills at leadership event

OARSOME: Last year's Durham Allcomers Regatta

Novice rowers can test the water at annual regatta

UNIVERSE: An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole, actively feasting on its surroundings. The central black hole is hidden from direct view by a thick layer of encircling gas and dust. IMAGE by NASA/ESA

Durham University boffins discover five monster black holes

VIEWS: Public input 'welcomed' to help council devise new strategy for inspection of contaminated land.

VIews sought over revised strategy to deal with contaminated land

DOGS: Charity dog show a Deerness Kennels  Langley Moor  pictured the family of Scott Hall sister Zoe and mum Carol with Kath Myatt from Durham District RSPCA,  the family have donated some of Scotts compensation money after he was killed by teenagers   p

Cash paid to family of man who died after attack given to RSPCA

PARK LIFE: Maurice Griffiths, Esh Build, Caroline Stephens Wharton Park Project Manager, Jill Hollingworth chair of the Friends of Wharton Park, Louise Hudspith, Southern Green, Sara Fortune, principal parks and countryside manager, Cllr Maria Plews, Cabi

Work to start next week on restoration of historic park

EVIDENCE: Damage to Park House Gardens, Sherburn Village. Picture: JOSEPH HARKER

Merger of two schools will increase parking, traffic and safety problems, residents say

The grounds of Durham's DLI Museum were the setting for the Durham County Brass Bands Association competition. The Easington Colliery Band in action. (31071968)

Sound of Brass comes to DLI Museum

JEALOUS: Ryan Lancaster

'This is a nice place to kill someone', jealous man tells partner during clear-the-air talks

PET: Marie Carter with Sophie

Special day to remember pets

DELAYS: Drivers warned to expect disruption as work on the new Sunderland Bridge roundabout progresses

Drivers warned of delays during five-day road closure


Magpies man: Holland international Giorginio Wijnaldum

Magpies £15m target still waiting for go-ahead over move

Last appearance? Moussa Sissoko helped Newcastle United to stay up last season by defeating West Ham at St James' Park. Picture: TOM BANKS

Liverpool line up £10m Newcastle midfielder as McClaren closes in on PSV star

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: Sunderland AFC v Udinese Calcio at Heritage Park. Sunderland's Charis Mavrias.
Picture: TOM BANKS (9105003)

Mavrias determined to make the best of his fresh start for Sunderland under Dick Advocaat

Moving: Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt is wanted by Derby

Hartson questions Sunderland new-boy's decision to quit Celtic

FORM FADING: City have fallen away badly since heading the table a few weeks ago, three defeats and a draw seeing them drop down to sixth place and now seemingly out of the running

Esh Winning reach a maximum high to see off Durham City

LONDON CALLING: Charlie Austin is reluctant to leave London, and would prefer a move to West Ham over Newcastle

Magpies ready to fight Foxes for Charlie Austin ahead of big weekend

Phil Mustard of Durham Jets in batting action during  the NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Durham Jets and Leicestershire Foxes at the Emirates Durham ICG on Friday 3rd July 2015                                (31014078)

Stoneman rekindles Durham's quarter-final hopes

Five fixture changes for Magpies

Five fixture changes for Magpies

Sunderland complete Matthews deals and look for more

Sunderland complete £2m Matthews deal and look for more

Durham City v Castle Eden (batting) at Durham in the Readers Durham Cricket League Div 1.  Durham's Danielle Hazell (also of England women's national team) bowls to Castle Eden's Aat Lindeque. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (30295678)

Change after change after change at the top

Foxes' £12m move for Magpies and Hammers target Charlie Austin rejected

Foxes' £12m move for Magpies and Hammers target Charlie Austin rejected

Wearside-bound: Adam Matthews in action for Celtic.

Celtic defender and more lined up after Cattermole success at Sunderland

OUT: Durham bowler Paul Coughlin is injured so not available to play this evening. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Durham wary of Raine's return

Wearside-bound: Adam Matthews

Sunderland agree fee for Celtic defender

National Sport

Steven Gerrard hopes to make an impact for the Los Angeles Galaxy

Gerrard excited before debut

Micah Richards has urged Aston Villa team-mate Fabian Delph, pictured, to be careful over a potential move to Manchester City

Delph asked Richards about City

Maria Sharapova is through to the semi-finals

Sharapova ignores Coco's complaint

Serena Williams, pictured, battled past Victoria Azarenka to set up a Wimbledon semi-final with Maria Sharapova

Williams up for Sharapova showdown

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