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Taxpayers called on officials to close down an alleged scam website, court told

A tax official told a jury he received calls from disgruntled taxpayers urging him to close down an alleged scam website.

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A section of the floor fell away during the match at the England v West Indies game at the Emirates Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Photo by Sharon Fleet.

Durham council to investigate cause of cricket stand collapse which left three injured

Durham council has confirmed it will investigate the cause of the partial collapse of a stand at Durham County Cricket Club which left a female spectator with a broken leg.
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Aleksander Maksym, and the machete he was wielding on a train. Pics: British Transport Police.

Hero passengers and driver praised for tackling machete-wielding man on train

The heroic actions of a group of passengers and a train driver who helped detain a machete wielding man on board a busy train have been praised by police.

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The area around Peterlee Lodge. Credit: Google.

Arrest made after early hours rape allegation

Police investigating an alleged sex attack have arrested a person on suspicion of rape.
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Police and stewards moved people out of the stand following the incident at the Emirates Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Photo by Sharon Fleet.

Fan tells of drama after cricket stand collapse

A cricket fan was left with a broken leg after falling 20ft through a hole when part of a stand at an international match collapsed.

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police and stewards moving spectators in the stands during the NatWest T20 match at the Emirates Riverside, Durham, where three people were injured after a hole appeared in the stands. Pic: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Collapsed Durham stand passed safety inspection before England v Windies T20 match

A stand which became unstable during England's Twenty20 international against the West Indies, causing injuries to three spectators, passed a safety inspection last week, Durham said.

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A steward standing over a hole that appeared in the stands during the NatWest T20 match at the Emirates Riverside, Durham, resulting in three people being injured. Pic@ @ChristianCeriso/Twitter.

One remains in hospital and two others injured after section of stand collapses at international cricket match

One person remains in hospital and two others were also injured after a hole appeared in the stand at last night's T20 cricket match in County Durham.
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Several protests have been held outside County Hall as teaching assistants and supporters voiced concern over proposed contract changes.

'Final offer' to be put to teaching assistants in bid to end pay dispute

A new deal is to be put to councillors as they look to settle a long-running disagreement over teaching assistants' contracts.
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Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a hammer during a burglary at his home.

Man attacked with hammer during burglary at his home

​A man has been attacked with a hammer and his partner was threatened during a burglary at their home.

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It is hoped an inquiry would look at how the A19 can be made safer.

MP vows to overcome road blocks in campaign for safer A19

The MP leading the fight for A19 safety improvements has said he will not give up until the Government relents and takes up his call for improvements.

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Horden Welfare Park will host events

Villages to tell their stories for major European arts project

East Durham villages have been chosen to be part of an internationally-acclaimed arts project.

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Julie collecting her HC-One of a Kind Award in December 2016

‘One of a kind’ nurse nominated for prestigious national award

A ‘one of a kind’ nurse who has been described as a ‘pillar of strength’ is in the running for a top national award.

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Alex Forsyth with Lily the Labrador and Oliver Sherratt, Durham County Councils head of direct services.

Boy’s poster plea to other dog owners to ‘be nice’ and clear up mess

A boy is leading a battle against dog owners who leave behind their pet’s mess - by urging them to be nice.

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Hotel Indigo Durham,  the former Old Shire Hall Durham

Sneak peek at construction of Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse in Durham

One of Durham City’s most striking buildings is being transformed into a £15m boutique hotel and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

Lifestyle
Deputy town clerk Paul Fletcher, Seaham mayor Councillor Sonia Forster, town council leader Eddie Bell and Marie Davies of sponsor Andrew James.

Town wins gold as it shows it’s a cut above in gardening challenge

A town has been hailed as a shining example after scooping gold for its floral flare.

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The scene of a crash on the A19 near Seaham last month, which involved six vehicles.

A19 ‘not dangerous enough’ to receive road safety funding, say transport chiefs

Funding to make the A19 safer will not be allocated by the Government - because it is not dangerous enough.

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Jamie Wyatt, Michael Hughes and Stephen Oliver.

Copycat website had credit card facility withdrawn, court told

A credit card company official told a court the facility to take card payments was withdrawn from an allegedly fraudulent website.

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Seaham Hall


 Serenity Spa exterior

Review: Ozone and twilight spa package, Seaham Hall, East Durham

Rewind to the noughties and as a group of school friends we’d mark life events, like 21st birthdays, graduations, and the fact it was Friday, by downing neon shots and going to bars where you could get drunk for a fiver. Great times, from what I can remember....

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