County Durham

County Durham

It’s possibly the best job in the world!

A mouth-watering job - to eat out at restaurants and get paid for it - has been landed by a delighted North East woman.

The A19 at Peterlee. Pic: Google.

Disruption on A19 after crash at Peterlee

A crash on the A19 at Peterlee is causing misery for rush-hour commuters.

East Durham
Tony Baker, 30, of D'arcy Square, Murton. Picture provided by Kent Police.

Rioter ‘hijacked’ St George’s flag and beat a left-wing protester until it snapped

A rioter who ‘hijacked’ a flag of St George and used it to beat a left-wing protester until it snapped has been jailed.

East Durham

Delays possible after accident on A19

Motorists could face delays this morning following an accident on the A19.

Grayson Perry, far left, at the annual Durham Miners' Gala

Grayson Perry’s depiction of Wearside cagefighters and miners to be shown in Durham

Artist Grayson Perry’s stirring depiction of North East miners and Sunderland MMA fighters will go on show at Durham Cathedral.

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Scrappy the fire dog.

Fire dog Scrappy back on his paws after operation on broken leg

A popular fire dog is on the mend after undergoing an operation.
ECB chief Tom Harrison says Durham's sanctions were 'harsh but appropriate'.

Durham sanctions were 'harsh but appropriate' says ECB chief

Sanctions imposed on Durham CCC over their financial bail-out were "harsh but appropriate", according to the England and Wales Cricket Board's chief executive.

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Sam Lavery

X Factor hopeful Sam hopes she's a big enough diva

Teenage singer Sam Lavery is hoping the public think she's a big enough diva to keep her X Factor dream alive.

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Artist creates unique installation inspired by Apollo Pavilion

A adventurous artist is set to embark on a unique project inspired by a North East landmark.

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Bradley Lowery in his uniform ready for school.

Brave Bradley goes back to school despite battling cancer

Battling Bradley Lowery went back to school after his latest bout of chemotherapy.

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The B&Q store, Trimdon Street, Deptford, Sunderland.

Prolific shoplifter jailed after being convicted of theft 121 times

A prolific shoplifter has been jailed after being convicted of theft for the 121st time.

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Nigel Farrow worked at M&S for 27 years

M&S executive sacked after exposing his private parts to colleagues for 'banter' over 16-year period

A Marks and Spencers executive who exposed his private parts to colleagues for "banter" has been given a suspended prison term.

An x-ray of Scrappy's leg after surgery.

Handler of popular fire dog Scrappy speaks of canine’s terrifying accident while chasing a ball

The handler of popular fire dog has spoken of the moment the canine broke his leg in a terrifying accident while chasing a ball.

Children join in the pirate event at Crimdon Dene during the summer.

Culture club celebrates as it is given the cash go ahead for three more years

A creative project has been given a million reasons to celebrate after it was given a massive cash boost to continue its work for the next three years.

East Durham
Some of the fake items sold by Anthony Ayre included designer handbags and Sunderland tops.

County Durham man in court for selling 'dodgy boxes' on social media

A County Durham man has been handed a suspended prison sentence for selling illegal goods on social media.
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Illegal tobacco seized in Seaham raids.

Two arrested after 18,000 suspected illegal cigarettes are seized in dawn raids

Two people have been arrested and more than 18,000 suspected illicit cigarettes seized following dawn raids in County Durham.

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Beamish's Chris Thompson pictured with former Vaux horse Justin.

Champion Vaux horse dies after two decades of dedicated service at Beamish Museum

A horse who started out his working life pulling Vaux supplies through Sunderland before later bringing joy to millions of museum visitors has died.

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The centipede found in 10-year-old Matthew Johnson's chip.

Centipede found in schoolboy’s chip

Here’s a grim tale that certainly has legs...

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Scrappy the fire dog is now on the road to recovery.

Popular fire dog on the road to recovery after accident during service

A popular fire dog is on the road to recovery after suffering a badly broken front leg.

Hang up on fraud, people have been urged.

Fradusters targeting people in Durham in iTunes scam, reveal police

Fraudsters pretending to be from HMRC are targeting people in an iTunes scam, according to police.

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