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Crime

What is the dark web and how does it affect us?

The so-called “dark web” ironically owes its existence to attempts to supposedly make the world a safer place.

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Cyber hackers trade more than 100,000 online passwords

Cyber hackers trade more than 100,000 online passwords

Cyber hackers are illegally trading more than 100,000 online passwords from this area on the underworld “dark web”.

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The overloaded vehicle driven by John William Ashton.

Law-breaking driver's Sunderland-bound van was so overloaded it carried the cargo of three vehicles

A van carrying frozen foods was so overloaded that the excess goods it contained filled two other vehicles.

Sunderland
Julie Parkin.

Husband appears in court accused of murdering his teacher wife

A husband has appeared in court accused of the murder of his primary school teacher wife.
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David Wilson was stabbed to death in his home in December 2014.

Inquest over murdered Sunderland grandad’s death is closed

The inquest into the death of a grandad murdered in his own home has been formally closed.

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Seaham's Shaw Trust charity has been targeted for the third time by vandals.
Team leader Honor Maddison and superviser Craig Darwin with service users

Charity staff left devastated after break-in

Staff at a charity which helps adults with learning disabilities have been “devastated” after a break-in.

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Michael Stead died nine months after being attacked.

Sunderland man on trial for murder claims two others carried out fatal attack

A man on trial for murder has told a jury he watched as two other men punched, kicked and hit the victim with a hammer.

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Trueman tried to cut through an 11,000-volt Northern Powergrid cable with a hacksaw.

Discarded can of Kestrel lager linked would-be cable thief to crime

A discarded can of lager led police to a would-be electrical cable thief.

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Chloe Thynne, 16, was last seen at 3.15pm on Friday, July 21.

Concern grows for County Durham teen missing for nearly a week

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenager who has been missing for almost a week.
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The shower unit installed in the West Rainton house.

Sunderland tradesman left with £3,000 bill after electric shower error

A trader who fitted an unsafe shower which a family used for weeks has been ordered to pay more than £3,000.

County Durham
Peterlee man Peter Hodgson has been found safe and well

Missing Peterlee man found safe and well

Peterlee man Peter Hodgson has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.
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Firms more worried about cyber attacks than they are about Brexit

Firms more worried about cyber attacks than they are about Brexit

Businesses are more worried about the risk of suffering cyber attacks than they are the aftermath of leaving the European Union under Brexit.

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How much could online hackers find out about you in just a few minutes?

Ever wondered how much information someone you weren’t friends with online could quick unearth about you?

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Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, who has been charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 of the 96 disaster victims. Picture taken in 2015 by Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Three Hillsborough trials expected for six men charged over the disaster

Three trials are anticipated for the six men facing charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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Peter Hodgson was last seen yesterday evening.

Appeal for information after Peterlee man goes missing

Police have revealed their concerns for a Peterlee man who has gone missing.

County Durham
The man was found with serious injuries on July 10.

Police name Sunderland man who died after being found injured in field

A Sunderland man has died after being found with serious injuries in a field in Northumberland.
Sunderland
Linda Keating went missing last Wednesday.

Body found in search for missing Peterlee woman

Police have found a body in the search for missing Peterlee woman Linda Keating.

County Durham
St James' Park. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Newcastle launch legal challenge over investigation into financial affairs

Newcastle United kick off a High Court challenge on Thursday over the seizure of documents by tax officials investigating the financial affairs of several football clubs.

Business
Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd visit Durham Constabulary.

Home Secretary and Minister for Policing and the Fire Service visit Durham Constabulary

Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd paid a visit to Durham Constabulary today.

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Neil Dunningham ran his own successful business, Dunningham Decorators. Pic: Google Maps.

'Greedy' businessmen jailed over sophisticated £1.2million scam

Two "greedy" businessmen who staged a £1.2million building company fraud have been put behind bars.
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