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CAPSULE: Branch manager Lee Metters with children from Portobello Primary School, in Birtley

Children bury building society time capsule

Michelle Webster with fiance Anthony Capstick and their daughter Sophia Capstick who died of suspected mitochondrial disease

NHS bombarded us with calls about our dead baby, say couple

SING: Musicians and singers asked to apply for September showcase

Deadline to sign-up for festival

ANNIVERSARY: Members of Chester-le-Street Amateur Swimming Club celebrate sponsorship deal

Swimming club aims for big splash in anniversary year

PARTY: A band play at Selby Cottage Childcare Centre to mark its 25th anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS

25 years of caring for kids

SCARY STUFF: Marc Rogerson of Chester Street in Waldrige village has made a zombie film with the help of his wife and children which will be premiereed at Tyneside Cinema on Friday. Marc his pictured with camera along with wife Jo and kids Beau (4), Archi

Father ropes in family to make zombie film he hopes will give him big break

STEPPING OUT: Family and friends set off from the RVI on 14-mile sponsored walk

Family put best foot forward for cancer research

KAPOW: Batmobile to make appearance at DiddyCon

Town to host its first comic book convention

HEADLINE: Blondied set for Chester-le-Street date

Line-up confirmed for Fake Festival

Defendant Ryan Drinkwater to return for sentence at Durham Crown Court, next month.

Trail of damage left by 20-year-old car thief

CHEERS: Stadium owner Jeff McKenna launches anniversary beer festival

Hare of the dog as greyhound stadium hosts beer festival

PEAK: Members of the Duke of Edinburgh awards team during their expedition to The Pyrenees

Six scale new heights on mountain expedition

CONFISCATION: Prosecution to seek crime proceeds confiscation order against rapist in hearing at Durham Crown Court, in August.

Crown given leave to seek proceeds of crime confiscation order against man serving nine-year sentence for rape

Teachers banned for sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl

Teachers banned for sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl

RELEASE: Pupils from Church Chare, Chester-le-Street who have released a song to the internet for charity.      Picture: ANDY LAMB (32396385)

School records charity single


POPULAR: Julio Arca was a fans' favourite during his time with Sunderland - and would like to manage the club in the future

Arca outlines Sunderland managerial ambitions after taking on Wearside coaching role

SENT TO COVENTRY: Adam Armstrong

Newcastle youngster completes move to Coventry

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

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

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

Sunderland willing to sell Fletcher to Swansea

Sheffield United 2 Newcastle United 2

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

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

DEAL DONE: Chancel Mbemba will be confirmed as Newcastle's third summer signing later today

Mbemba flies in to complete Newcastle move - but Austin pursuit continues to stall

DOUBLE DELIGHT: Jermain Defoe scored twice as Sunderland rounded off their North American tour with a 2-1 win in Toronto

Defoe feeling sharp after double success

SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS: Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt

Sunderland ready to accept a loss on midfield duo

DEAL AGREED: Chancel Mbemba says Newcastle have beaten off competition from Borussia Monchengladbach and Atletico Madrid to secure his signature

Mbemba to take Newcastle's spending to £35m - and Thauvin could still follow

National Sport

Steven Caulker appears to be on the move again

Saints seal Caulker loan move

Selector Rod Marsh has defended the decision not to recall Brad Haddin, pictured, for the third Ashes Test

Marsh defends Haddin omission

Tiger Woods has endured a miserable 2015 season so far

Woods hopeful of upturn in fortune

Michel Platini has announced he is to run for the FIFA presidency.

Platini to run for FIFA presidency

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