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Pensioner told family that police dog which attacked her was 'out of control'
THE family of a terminally-ill pensioner savaged by a police dog said she repeatedly said the animal had been ‘out of control’.

Film enthusiast publishes Orwell on screen book in US
A NEW book by a film enthusiast from the region has gone on sale in the US.

Tutor hailed a 'hero' of grassroots rugby
A TEACHER has been recognised for his enduring contribution to grassroots rugby and named a "hero of the game".

Rail strikes hampering Darlington's Last Train Home festival
FESTIVAL organisers encouraging visitors from far and wide to catch the last train home after an afternoon of entertainment are worried the event’s premise will be hampered by rail strikes.

Calls to encourage women into engineering careers
A CIVIL engineering firm is calling on industry members to encourage young women to become the next generation of engineers.

All you need to know about this weekend's Festival of Thrift
THOUSANDS of tourists are expected to learn all about sustainable living and how to follow a frugal way of life at a two-day festival returning to the region this weekend.

Campaign to stop people from being sexually exploited
A NORTH-EAST police force is supporting a national modern slavery campaign in a bid to help stop people from being sexually exploited.

Academic joins new diversity research group
AN academic and internationally renowned artist has been selected to join a new national body which will help to shape equality, diversity and inclusion within research.

Crime panel member needed to challenge commissioner
THE Cleveland Police and Crime Panel is looking for someone who either lives or works within the force’s area to become a panel member.

Sisters, five and three, to raise money in memory of grandma
TWO sisters are raising money to help find a cure for brain cancer after losing their grandmother to the disease.