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MANE ATTRACTION: Visitors make their way through Lambton Lion Park in the 1970s

Housing bid for historic estate to save heritage

SPLASH: 9-year-old Marcey Dawson playing in the Splash Pad at Chester-le-Street's Riverside Park play area. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (36946011)

Splash down for park's new water attraction

JAILED: Machete carrier Neil Mundy jailed for 14 months over incident in Bishop Auckland last month.

Chester-le-Street man who abandoned machete in stranger's home jailed

INSIDE-OUT: Launch of anti suicide campaign with people wearing their clothes inside out at Great Lumley Community Centre picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (36688101)

Charity hopes to reduce risk of suicide

PREMIERE: Amy Manson who stars in the film

Premiere of film shot in region

HARASSMENT: Jonathan Cummings jailed for a total of ten months for "stalking-type behaviour", after relationship ended.

Man who "stalked" former partner following split jailed for ten months.

RECORD ATTEMPT: Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club members Craig Dowson and Steve Twycross on the River Wear contributing to the attempt to set a new world record for the biggest rowing lesson. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Did we do it? Rowers wait on world record

CLEAN: Durham Crown Court told defendant has not touched drugs since he was caught with a stash to supply among friends, last December.

Man caught with drugs was not a dealer, but the buyer for small 'collective', court told.

EXPERIENCE: Sharon Sykes has been appointed as manager of The Elms, in Chester-le-Street

Manager appointed to run £6.5m assisted living development

ON-SONG: Shiney Row Male Voice Choir calls for fresh blood. Senior members are pictured honouring retiring former chairman of 33 years, Bobby Jobson. TOM BANKS

Male voice choir calls for new voices ahead of new performing season

CHALLENGE: Young members of Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club have a final practice session before a World Record attempt at a 24-hour rowing lesson. Group fronted by Patrick Dutton, Thomas Dowson and Lauren Snook. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Rowers target world record

WARNING: Northumbria Police

Keep your homes safe, say police, after burglaries

CONCLUSION: Final donation to conclude community centre's repair bill target

Funding target reached to ensure future of well-used community centre

FUN DAY: Children enjoy an Activities Week in Chester-le-Street Market Place. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Week of family fun begins

Three bailed after A1 arrests

Three bailed after A1 arrests


Back on Wearside: Fabio Borini

Borini returns as Sunderland close in on domestic loan

Back on Wearside: Fabio Borini

Sunderland land Borini for £9.75m from Liverpool

New-boy: Sunderland's Ola Toivonen (right) and Seb Larsson (left) battle for the ball with Aston Villa's Idrissa Gana

Sunderland in talks with Dortmund for Colombian

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 29, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Villa. Photo credit

Kaboul not the Villan as Cats claim a point

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren (centre) leaves the pitch with the match officials after the final whistle of the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 29, 2015. See PA s

Newcastle United are not a dirty team, insists Steve McClaren

HEADING AWAY? Papiss Cisse, pictured at the end of last season, could be leaving St James' Park

Papiss Cisse considering his Newcastle United future over a lack of opportunities

Star man: Aston Villa's Idrissa Gana is sandwiched between two Sunderland players but he was the best player on the pitch at Villa Park

Match ratings: Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 2

Player ratings: Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1

Match Ratings: Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1

Onlooker: Lee Cattermole watches as Scott Sinclair converts the penalty he conceded

Cattermole backed by Sunderland boss after penalty error

Scorer: Dutchman Jeremain Lens scored Sunderland's second

Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 2

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1

SENT OFF: Aleksandar Mitrovic

McClaren - 'Referees need to stop watching Match Of The Day and judging Aleksandar Mitrovic unfairly'

Back in side: Younes Kaboul

Team news: Aston Villa v Sunderland

Team News: Newcastle United v Arsenal

Team News: Newcastle United v Arsenal

National Sport

Johanna Konta has been getting advice on how to manage her nerves

Johanna Konta conquers nerves to reach US Open second round

Brad Barritt will play his first game for England since the victory over Australia last autumn

George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot

Jose Mourinho, pictured, has added to his squad with the signings of Papy Djilobodji and Michael Hector

Chelsea complete deal for Reading defender Michael Hector

Alex Song is on his way back to West Ham.

Alex Song and Victor Moses among four new West Ham signings

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