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Bradley's smiles as he battles pain through cancer treatment

After being gripped by agony as the next stage of his treatment begins, Bradley Lowery's face breaks into smile as his doctors get his pain under control.
Bradley Lowery in hospital

Mum asks for prayers as brave Bradley Lowery undergoes gruelling cancer treatment

Bradley Lowery’s mum Gemma has urged people to pray for the battling youngster as he undergoes pioneering treatment to extend his life.

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West Brom fans’ boost for Bradley Lowery at Sunderland’s away game at the weekend

Football fans are hoping to give Bradley Lowery a huge boost when his team takes on West Brom at the weekend.

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Durham County Council workers Leah Beaumont and Andrea Jones taking part in a walkabout with a County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service crew.

Colliery clean-up recruits the community for 10-week project

A team effort is being mounted in a 10-week campaign to improve the look of a village and the lives of its community.


A happy tail as Exmoor ponies arrive at nature reserve

Exmoor ponies will be the “mane attraction” at a wildlife reserve after a herd was drafted in as caretakers of its turf.


Brave Bradley Lowery undergoes antibody stage of pioneering treatment

Little battler Bradley Lowery has started the second stage of pioneering treatment aimed to prolong his life.

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Am dram stalwart who sexually abused two girls is struck off from working as chiropodist

A stalwart of the amateur dramatics scene in the North East who was jailed for more than six years for the sexual abuse of two girls has been struck off from working as a chiropodist.

Woods Terrace in Murton.

£1million move to reduce flood risk

More than £1million is being invested by Northumbria Water to reduce flood risk in a County Durham village.

Julie Nicholson with Ken Loach

Seaham mum features in Bafta-nominated I, Daniel Blake

A Seaham mum says she had the ‘experience of a lifetime’ starring in a Bafta-nominated Ken Loach film.

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The ambulance outside Asda in Hartlepool after the call was made almost three hours earlier.

Mum thanks Asda staff for care after three-hour ambulance wait

A mum-to-be has told of how she waited three hours for paramedics after collapsing in a supermarket.

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New Durham Police recruit PD Becky. Credit: Durham Constabulary.

Adorable brother and sister crime fighting team join police force

Meet Becky and Jackson - the brother-and-sister team set to sniff out North East criminals.

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A Bonmarche store

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Karl Bennett, 17, who died in a car accident on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

‘No charges pending’ over Karl Bennett road crash death

No one is to face charges in connection with a crash which claimed the life of a promising apprentice.

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James Lancelot, who will be retiring from his role at Durham Cathedral.

Musician who sang at Winston Churchill's funeral to retire from Durham Cathedral role

The master of choristers and organist at the region's most iconic cathedrals has announced his retirement.


Bradley Lowery is Everton's good luck charm as they trounce Manchester City

Bradley Lowery, the little boy whose cancer fight has captured the nation's heart, took centre stage before a live televised Premier League game today.
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Student accused of raping drunken woman after house part will not face retrial

A student accused of raping a drunken undergraduate has been told he will not face a retrial.

East Durham Homes Annmarie Sirs, centre, and Kirsty Hewitt, right, deliver food to East Durham Trusts Lindsey Wood  for its FEED project.

Three East Durham charities benefit from fundraising events

Employees at a local housing group donned their best – and worst – Christmas clothing to do some fundraising over the festive season.

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Your pictures of waves battering Sunderland and Seaham

Waves pounded our coastline - but we escaped severe flooding and damaged from the predicted tidal surge.

Filming for Police Interceptors

Durham and Cleveland officers back on TV with Police Interceptors drugs bust special

After a two-month break the traffic cops from Cleveland and Durham are back on television in a new ‘Police Interceptors’ drugs bust special.


Princess Anne officially opens new college redevelopment

A revamped college has been given the Royal seal of approval with a visit by Princess Anne.

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