● 'A time for imaginative and competent Government' Professor Fred Robinson, of Durham University, looks at the economic outlook for the region – and nation.
● Creating a way through lockdown with art A LOVE of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.
● Waterworks undergoes £30,000 refurbishment A VICTORIAN waterworks has undergone a seizable refurbishment.
● Darlington family desperate for return of cat 'inseparable' from three-year-old offers £350 reward A FAMILY is offering £350 for the safe return of their cat who is "inseparable" from a three-year-old and has been...
● Dominic Cummings invited to take Covid-19 test by Barnard Castle lab A LABORATORY has launched a new Covid-19 antibody test and offered to send one to the Prime Minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, after his...
● Coronavirus: Growing calls for review of all lockdown fines POLICE chiefs are facing mounting pressure to review all lockdown fines issued in England and Wales under coronavirus laws.
● Amazon employees welcome bonus despite pandemic pay cut AMAZON employees have welcomed a one-off bonus announced on Monday, which comes after the firm received backlash for removing a £2 top up on hourly wages, dubbed...
● Planned Durham History Centre gets cash boost from Wolfson Foundation A PROJECT to create a history centre for County Durham has been given a £150,000 boost.
● Trio inadvertently supplied undercover police officer THREE men unwittingly took part in the supply of cocaine to an undercover police officer at various rendezvous around a town centre.
● 14 pictures of Gateshead's Metrocentre through the years IT is known far and wide and has become of one of our most loved destinations of all time, the Metrocentre in Gateshead.
● Yarm Distillery makes region's first batches of whisky A NORTH-East distillery more used to making gin has expanded its repertoire by producing what it believes is the region's first whisky.
● Middlesbrough shoe shop donates thousands of pounds of gifts to Darlington and Tees causes A SHOE shop has donated a lawnmower to a charity, pyjamas to a hospice and "mountains of food" to a foodbank to aid...
● Coronavirus latest: Here's what you need to know this Wednesday, July 1 There were no further coronavirus deaths recorded in the North-East and North Yorkshire.
● Freddie Woodman will leave Newcastle on loan again next season FREDDIE WOODMAN has a long-term future at Newcastle, but Steve Bruce already intends to send the highly-rated young goalkeeper back out on loan next season.
● Police dog, Rocky, helps catch man who burgled garage Police were called to a disturbance at a car garage in Brenda Road, Hartlepool on Sunday (June 28).
● Key witness appeal after 11-year-old taken to hospital Police officers investigating a collision in Sunderland which saw a 11-year-old child taken to hospital have appealed for a key witness to come forward.
● Durham's Ben Stokes to captain England DURHAM all-rounder Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time in next week's opening Test against the West Indies, taking over from regular skipper Joe Root as he takes time...
● Nine people arrested after weapons and firearms discovered Police have arrested nine people after machetes, firearms, cash and drugs were discovered at several properties across Stockton and Middlesbrough.
● Mayor welcomes move to make electric scooters road-legal Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today welcomed a move by Government which will make electric scooters road-legal, paving the way for plans to bring them to the region.
● North-East reaction to Boris Johnson's 'New Deal' spending spree BORIS Johnson’s announcement of a spending spree to help the economy cope with the “aftershock” of the coronavirus crisis has been greeted with mixed reactions...
● Hospital says emotional goodbye to nurse after 46 years on the job A NURSE who has dedicated 46 years to her patients is looking forward to putting her feet up.
● Neil Warnock: 'I need players in the trenches with me at Middlesbrough' NEIL WARNOCK is confident the Middlesbrough players who have signed short-term contract extensions will “play their hearts out” in the final seven games...
● Darlington bottle shop owner expanding reach of business during lockdown A DARLINGTON wine merchant who has been using lockdown to expand the reach of his business is preparing to mark his shops' first anniversary.
● Cleveland Police's civilian head of standards and ethics has been suspended A SENIOR member of civilian staff at Cleveland Police has been suspended from her role overseeing its standards and ethics.