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Bradley Lowery is 'deteriorating fast', his heartbroken mum reveals

The mum of battling Bradley Lowery today revealed that the cancer-stricken youngster is 'deteriorating fast'.

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Robby's Auto Dismantling has until July 31 to clear out the scrapyard. Pic: Environment Agency.

Scrapyard boss has licence revoked after breaking environmental laws

A County Durham man has had the permit for his vehicle scrapyard revoked after breaking environmental laws.

Environment
The epic Kynren starts its second season this weekend with a cast of 1,500 actors and crew. Pic: Peter Hayward/PA Wire.

Kynren success is down to its volunteers, says man who bankrolls it

A City financier who put tens of millions of pounds into a spectacular North East show which races through 2,000 years of English history says it's the volunteers who have taken ownership of the production.
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15 year old Mark Swan is off to compete at the Dwarf World Games in Canada.

Can you help young athlete going for gold at World Dwarf Games in Canada?

A fundraising bid has been launched to help a talented young sportsman represent his country in Canada.

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The robbery happened on the path below Bella Italia in Durham city centre.

Woman pushed to ground in bag snatch robbery

A man pushed a woman over as he stole her rucksack in a robbery on the banks of the River Wear.

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Simon Grundy, who is to become a deacon for Herrington, St Aidan, Penshaw, All Saints, Shiney Row, St Oswald in Sunderland. Picture By Keith Blundy.

Durham diocese will welcome new clergymen and women

The leadership of churches across Wearside will be strengthened with a host of ordinations this week.

Sunderland
A huge amount of messages have been sent to Bradley Lowey's family asking how he is.

Bradley Lowery's mum's plea after influx of messages

Bradley Lowery's family has assured people they will let everyone know how he is doing after being overwhelmed by messages.
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Glastonbury groom turns to tunnel of love for wedding fun

A Glastonbury groom called upon the Tyne Tunnel to make his wedding day go with a swing.

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Bradley Lowery has touched the hearts of people around the world.

Bradley Lowery's message as song in his honour rides high in charts

Brave Bradley Lowery has launched a video appeal for people to buy a song in his honour - as it rides high in the iTunes charts.

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40 pictures from Armed Forces Day weekend in Sunderland and Seaham

Sunderland has been celebrating its services personnel with a weekend of Armed Forces Day events.

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The CCTV image has been released by Durham Constabulary.

Police appeal after designer handbag stolen from Durham shop

A pink designer handbag has been stolen from a shop in Durham - and police have issued an image of two people they would like to speak to.

Crime
Damage caused by yobs.

Can you help snare yobs after three months of attacks in two parks?

Yobs have been slammed following a three-month wrecking campaign at two parks.

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Bradley Lowery at Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Bradley Lowery's Sea Life Centre holiday treat

Bradley Lowery's holiday treat got the seal of approval.
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Staff at the McDonald's drive-thru at Boldon called the police when Gustard-Bennett drove into the bushes.

Drunk driver who hit bushes at McDonald's drive-thru was three times over limit

A drunk school teacher was arrested after she crashed her car at a burger restaurant.

Crime
Picture by Ian Day

Durham University denied gold status in new 'teaching excellence' ratings system - but Newcastle achieves top grade

Durham University has missed out on the top gold rating for teaching excellence under a new grading scheme.

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Paul Docherty.

Chef hopes to wow Royals at Ascot

A chef has been given the opportunity to cook alongside TV celebrity chef James Tanner at his new pop-up restaurant at Royal Ascot.

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Raising of the Armed Forces Day flag in Sunderland

Sunderland raises flag for Armed Forces Day

Sunderland is honouring its military heroes as Armed Forces Day approaches.
Sunderland
Hazel dormouse. Picture by Clare Pengelly/PA Wire

Fears for future of UK dormice as populations plummet

Hazel dormice numbers have declined by almost three quarters in the last 20 years, research shows.
Environment
Stuart Price

Inquest into death of cyclist Stuart Price adjourned

An inquest into the death of a cyclist who died in a collision earlier this year has been adjourned.
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The areas affected by the power loss in Seaham

More than 4,000 properties hit by Seaham power cut

Thousands of properties are without electricity after a power cut in Seaham.

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