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Durham CCC Captain Paul Collingwood with the County Championship Trophy

Paul Collingwood interview: Looking to Durham's future with confidence

Sunday marks the start of Paul Collingwood's last season as a cricketer, but he tells Stuart Rayner he is just as interested in the next five or ten

Durham bowler Chris Rushworth in action

Chris Rushworth: After a surreal winter, a new season brings fresh excitement

It's just nine days until Durham begin the defence of our County Championship and you can feel the excitement in our dressing room

Scott Borthwick of Durham CCC

Scott Borthwick's Ashes call-up leaves Durham with questions to ponder

After a Festive season of giving to England, Durham might need to think about receiving a new player in 2014

Mina Swann, from Blyth, watches her grandson Graeme Swann on the TV playing cricket for England

Gran's disappointment as Graeme Swann hangs up bat

Cricketer Graeme Swann's gran has spoken of her sadness after he announced his retirement

Durham CCC all-rounder Ben Stokes

The Agenda: Why Ben Stokes might be the next North East sporting icon

Durham CCC all-rounder Ben Stokes can be the North East's next genuine star believes Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas

Graham Onions

England's selectors must look to county cricket to reinvigorate the team

At the start of the Ashes series, England's team looked reassuringly settled. Now it smacks of stagnation.

Australia captain Michael Clarke

Stephen Harmison: Michael Clarke has scored an Ashes own goal

Stephen Harmison knows a thing or two about setting the tone in an Ashes series, and he thinks Australia's Michael Clarke might have made the first error

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes given first shot at England's Ashes place

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has been handed an early opportunity to be England's No.6 in the forthcoming Ashes series

Writer Ben Markovits at the launch of Durham Book Festival

American writer Ben Markovits to speak at Durham Book Festival

Writer Ben Markovits was writer-in-residence at the Durham Ashes Test as David Whetstone found out

Durham coach Geoff Cook (r) and captain Paul Collingwood

Durham CCC stable after staring into financial abyss

Chairman Clive Leach's inside account of how Durham managed to win the Championship despite struggling for financial stability

Graham Onions

Graham Onions is dreaming of a call-up for Ashes

Durham seamer Graham Onions is hoping for a winter Ashes call-up to add to the euphoria of winning the LV= County Championship title

Graham Onions

Graham Onions to join Natal Dolphins in winter

Graham Onions has covered his options for the winter by signing a contract with South African side Natal Dolphins

Durham cricketer Ryan Buckley

Ryan Buckley on alert for Durham's crucial clash

Ryan Buckley could make his first appearance in more than two months in the most important game of Durham’s season

Bistro 21, Aykley Heads House, Durham

Secret Diner Review: Bistro 21, Aykley Heads House, Durham

The Secret Diner this week explores the delights of Terry Laybourne's French rustic chic Bistro 21 in Durham

Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG

Durham already have plans to build from the Ashes

After four memorable days, Durham already have plans to take the next step

Ashes Test match at Emirates Durham ICG

Durham and North East reap rich benefits from Ashes

England's Ashes triumph will also prove a major victory for the North East, it was claimed yesterday

Graham Onions

Another unlucky break for Graham Onions

Durham will be without Graham Onions at Chelmsford today after the fast bowler capped off a bad week by breaking his finger

Stuart Broad of England celebrates after claiming the wicket of Brad Haddin of Australia

Thrilling finale to Durham Ashes Test

For more than 20 years North East cricket fans have dreamt of Ashes cricket in their own backyard. None could have imagined it would be like this

Mark Stoneman of Durham CCC

Durham look to get back on track

TWENTY20 cricket has been the death knell of many a county season, but Mark Stoneman is determine to ensure it does not derail Durham’s YB40 campaign

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is caught behind by wicket keeper Brad Haddin

Historic day as the Ashes comes to Chester-le-Street

Thousands of cricket fans descended on the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground in Chester-le-Street for the first day of the five-day event which, if England win, would mean outright victory in the series


Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
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Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
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Sports Writer