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LOST AND FOUND: Durham County Council worker Graham Bradley pictured at work in Durham City

A clean sweep: eagle-eyed Graham returns 8 lost phones in 5 weeks

BOUNCE: Olympian Kat Driscoll and members of Apollo gymnastics team celebrate the opening of Infinite Air trampolining and free running centre, Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Explore trampoline centre that makes an Olympian jealous

OPEN: (l-r) MP for City of Durham Roberta Blackman-Woods, Prince Bishops Homes Chief Executive Keith Tallintire and Prince Bishops Homes Chairman John Swanson, outside the new Sleetburn Court development in New Brancepeth

MP opens new village housing development

RELAY: Elvet Striders running club members complete a 300-mile charity relay to celebrate club’s 30th anniversary in Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Taking it all in their stride: runners raise £800 with anniversary relay

Stephen Potts arriving at court at an earlier hearing Picture: PA Photo Owen Humphreys

Dog breeder gets two weeks to prove American bulldogs are not dangerous

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

DEVELOPMENT: The former Cheveley House care home in Belmont, Durham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Care home facing the bulldozer

APPEAL: Durham Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

Bearpark biker seriously hurt in Durham smash with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman

DELAYS: Traffic disruption in Durham during bridgeworks on Milburngate Bridge.

Drivers thanked for patience as second phase of bridge work gets underway

TROPHY: Jonny Wilkinson, left, and Mike Catt lift the William Webb Ellis trophy after England won the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. Picture: AP PHOTO/DAVID ROGERS

Rugby World Cup trophy to come to Durham and Hartlepool

DURHAM GIG: Semitoned, who are to perform in Durham in August

Sylvan's homecoming gig

JAILED: Sean Oliver, given two-year sentence for stabbing another man in confrontation near his own home

Man jailed for village stabbing in daylight clash

INSTALLATION: New artwork by Amie Slaven explores the use of brass to communicate on the battlefield  (33174933)

Artwork exploring the sound of brass on the battlefield unveiled in Durham

BRASS: Bearpark and Esh band at the 2002 Durham Miners' Gala

Band hopes to raise enough brass to reach national finals

Durham Crown Court told pair's "escapade" left vulnerable resident "petrified"

Drunk pair forced way into "wrong flat", court told


IN DEMAND: Newcastle want to sign Charlie Austin - but Steve McClaren wants to see Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba in action before sanctioning any more deals

Newcastle continue to pursue Austin - but McClaren is in no rush to complete further deals


Sunderland youngster determined to make senior breakthrough this season

OPEN DAY: Newcastle will host an open training session at St James' Park

Newcastle to host open training session next week

TOUCHING DISTANCE: Robbie Elliott, while under Kevin Keegan's managership at Newcastle United

When Newcastle were in 'Touching Distance' of greatness

STAYING: Durham's John Hastings. Picture: HARRY TRUMP/JMP

Instrumental Hastings to stay with Durham

WALKING AWAY?: Fabricio Coloccini's Newcastle future is in doubt amid mounting interest from Crystal Palace

McClaren does not want to lose Coloccini - but Newcastle skipper's future is in doubt

NEW DEAL: John Hastings will return as Durham's overseas player next season

Hastings signs new deal to remain with Durham

ON THE MOVE? Steven Fletcher could swap Sunderland for Swansea. Picture: DAVE HOWARTH/PA

Sunderland willing to sell Fletcher to Swansea

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Sheffield United 2 Newcastle United 2: Double Dutch as Magpies are pegged back in pre-season draw

BAD DECISION: Durham's Paul Collingwood in action against Warwickshire before being controversially given out by umpire David Millns. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Collingwood on song for Durham

SELECTION CHOICE: Steve McClaren has chosen Georginio Wijnaldum in his Newcastle side at Sheffield United - but there is no place for Aleksandar Mitrovic

TEAM NEWS: Wijnaldum starts for Newcastle - but still no Coloccini

CRICKET: Durham City v Bill Quay pictured Jeff Tudor batting for Bill Quay picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (32455124)

Last-chance saloon for Castle Eden

Lord's is the aim for Hastings

Lord's is the aim for Hastings

Usman Arshad of Durham Jets takes the catch to dimiss Samit Patel of Nottinghamshire NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Durham Jets and Nottinghamshire Outlaws at the Emirates Durham ICG on Friday 17th July 

Chance for young prospects to shine in a Durham shirt

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President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach has told America not to give up on a bid

Reedie advises LA switch

Rafael Nadal made a winning return to action in Hamburg

Nadal bounces back in Hamburg

Arturo Vidal has completed his move from Juventus to Bayern Munich

Vidal signs for Bayern

Arsene Wenger, pictured, has played down comments from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over Arsenal's transfer policy

Wenger defends Arsenal spending

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