County Durham

County Durham

RSPCA hunt men they suspect of attempting DIY castration of dog

The search is on for three men suspected of intending to carry out DIY surgery on a dog in a County Durham allotment.

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The shop targeted in Wheatley Hill is in Wingate Lane. Image copyright Google Maps.

Shop owner threatened with knife as armed robber snatches 'large sum' of cash

A masked man stormed a village store as he threatened its owner with a knife to steal cash from its till and safe.

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Oasis, The Killers and U2 tributes will wow crowds at Fake Festival

Tributes to Oasis, U2 and The Killers will take over a Peterlee park for a music festival.


Battling heart op girl Chanel defies odds to celebrate third birthday

Today marks the day Chanel Murrish’s family were told they would never see - as she celebrates her third birthday against all odds.

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Bradley Lowery to be mascot for Sunderland AFC's game at Everton

Bradley Lowery is to be mascot for Sunderland AFC's game against 'his second best team' Everton on Saturday, his family have said.

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Game of Thrones artists turn up the heat with ice festival

Sculptors from Game of Thrones have been breaking the ice ahead of this weekend’s Fire and Ice Festival.

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East Durham College media students with the Trident 1C.

Students ‘horrified’ at unique film location

Media students were flying high when they got the chance to film on a plane which is the only one of its kind left in the world.

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Helping out in the stables Hope Wood Academy students, left, Harry Hudson, 10, Tom Paylor-Bent, 10 and Washington Riding Centre education support officer Tracy Steel with Archie the horse.

Pupils will be horsing around with new riding initiative

A new equine therapy programme is helping give a leg up to students with special educational needs.

Bradley pictured at home in the last week.

Hundreds of messages flood in for Bradley Lowery after scan finds new tumour

Supporters have spoken of their upset after hearing news that Bradley Lowery's latest check up has found a new tumour has developed.

Mum’s heartbreak after doctors find Bradley Lowery has new tumour

Bradley Lowery’s family have been delivered a devastating blow with the news a new tumour has been found by his doctors.

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Pam Ayling with her granddaughter Lucy Ayling who are taking part in the  Muddy Mayhem Challenge.

Muddy Mayhem fitness challenge will be a family affair for Pam

Three generations of a family are gearing up to take on an epic fitness challenge ahead of their milestone birthdays.

Lantern tribute to Stuart Price.

Villagers pay tribute to two tragic young men

Friends and family held a candle-lit lantern release last night in memory of two much-loved young men.

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Family pays tribute to ‘wonderful’ son and brother Stuart Price

A heartbroken mum says the death of her son will leave a huge hole in the lives of everyone he knew.

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Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

Scarlett Moffat found fame when her family appeared on Gogglebox.

Scarlett Moffatt 'gutted' at family's Gogglebox axe

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has said she is "gutted" her family will not appear on the next series of the Channel 4 show.
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The Technically Viral team from Byron Sixth Form College, who took first place in the Professional Class of the regional heat for the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge National competition.

Byron Sixth Form College into national F1 Schools competition final

A team of students from a Peterlee school have won through to the 2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge National Finals.

Durham firefighters are tackling a blaze within a barn in Durham

Hundreds of hay bales destroyed in Durham barn blaze

A fire has ripped through 300 tonnes of hay stored within a barn in Durham.
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MP Grahame Morris during a visit to Profound Services. Picture by FRANK REID

Construction academy is helping build bright careers

A construction academy which has helped 37 young people into employment has won the backing of its local MP.

NCS Champion School awarded to headboy Lewis Bradford and headgirl Emily Gilhespy by representatives of the scheme.

School wins accolade for turning students into good citizens

A school’s champion effort to help its teenagers discover their independence through good turns has made it a winner.

Megan Bell, 17, who died at T in the Park in July 2016.

Police report due over Megan Bell’s T in the Park death

A police report into the investigation sparked by the death of a teenage girl at the T in the Park music festival is due to be completed.

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