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Lincoln Durham, "Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous" (Droog)

Let the river be your guide to this lonely valley

Walk of the Month: A walk through Weardale reveals two distinct characters. Mark Rowe reports

Woman jailed for 32 years for torture murder

A mother of four, who tortured her partner to death with the help of both her brother and boyfriend, was jailed for life today and told she must serve a minimum term of 32 years.

Mother accused of torturing lover to death

A mother of four accused of torturing to death her partner today denied she had intended to murder him.

Coroner to hold inquest into patient deaths

A coroner will hold an inquest into the deaths of three patients who a doctor was cleared of murdering, police confirmed today

Ashleigh Hall death: Man in court

A homeless man will appear in court today charged with the manslaughter and kidnap of a teenage girl whose body was found in a field.

Return of Northern Bear's finance head

Northern Bear, the Aim-listed support services minnow, is expected to announce this week that former finance director Steve Roberts will return to the role.

Mother relieved as daughter's 1979 killer is named

The mother of a woman who was murdered 30 years ago spoke today of her "relief" that her daughter's real killer has now been named.

Prime suspect's body exhumed over 1979 murder

The body of a man suspected of murdering a gas board clerk 30 years ago was exhumed at a graveyard in the early hours today, according to police.

Steelworkers march for jobs

Thousands of steelworkers and their families marched on Teesside yesterday in a campaign to save one of the region's major employers.

Artist flees Turkey after brush with leader

An artist who was cleared of mocking Turkey's prime minister by portraying him as a dog in a collage has fled the country after hearing his acquittal has been overturned.

Father and son held after 'ricin find'

A father and son were being held today under the Terrorism Act after the discovery of traces of what is thought to be the deadly poison ricin at the house of a suspected white supremacist.

'Crossbow' man dies in police siege

A man apparently brandishing a crossbow died today after being shot during a police siege, it was revealed.

Di Venuto helps Durham press home advantage

Durham 380 & 164-2 Sussex 363

Tata Steel says may shut Teesside plant

India's Tata Steel, the world's sixth-largest steelmaker, said its Corus unit might have to mothball its Teesside Cast Products plant, which would lead to large job losses, after a contract was cancelled.

Jury out in inflatable sculpture death trial

The jury was sent out today in the manslaughter trial of an artist whose inflatable sculpture blew away, killing two women inside.

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The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
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Facebook exasperates its users by deciding which posts they can and can’t see. So why has Twitter announced plans to do the same?
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Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

The star was shocked by a Peta investigation into the exotic skins trade
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Diego Costa biography: Chelsea striker's route to the top - from those who shared his journey

Diego Costa: I go to war. You come with me...

Chelsea's rampaging striker had to fight his way from a poor city in Brazil to life at the top of the Premier League. A new book speaks to those who shared his journey
Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

The biggest problem facing them in Birmingham was the recovery of the zeitgeist that drained so quickly under the weight of Australian runs at Lord's, says Kevin Garside
Women's Open 2015: Charley Hull - 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

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Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

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Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

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Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'