Elleanor is Miss Durham

A BEAUTY pageant has been held to crown Miss Durham.

The glitzy ceremony, held at Sedgefield Racecourse on Saturday night, was won by Elleanor Ryan, 17, a beauty therapist from Middlesbrough, with 22-year-old fashion student Kimberley Knowles, from Sedgefield, coming runner-up, and 21-year-old nurse Jade Hind, from Northallerton, coming in at third place.

Rebecca Nichol, 21, Kelsey Brown, 19, both from Hartlepool, and Robyn Kinnersley, 17, from Trimdon, were also among 18 girls who battled it out to win the contest.