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Gas leak at Durham station sparks major train delays

A gas leak at Durham station is causing major delays for train travelers.

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Nic Marshall, chief executive officer of customer contact company ResQ.

Durham to the ResQ with expansion

As Durham County Council looks to promote Durham as a beacon for business, we speak to one man who has chosen the county as the perfect place to expand his company.

From left, Neil Jefferson, business development director at NHBC; Phil Brown, managing director of Trivselhus by Esh; Colin Willetts, sales director of Trivselhus by Esh, and host William Hague.

Durham’s Esh Group scoops eco prize

Durham housing specialist Esh Group has the opposition green with envy.

Magician Alf Hill thanks Jonathan Lambert for retrieving his magic trick from the River Wear, below Framwellgate Bridge, Durham City.

Teenager’s kind gesture is just the trick to help magician Alf smile again

A story had a magic ending as a street entertainer was reunited with the boy who came to the rescue when a drunk dumped his puzzle in the River Wear.

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North East teenager Sam Lavery's X Factor dream is over

Teenage X Factor hopeful Sam Lavery has been eliminated from the show after judge Sharon Osbourne changed her mind at the last minute about who to send home.

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Sam hopes Gloria Gaynor classic will help her survive The X Factor

North East singing hopeful Sam Lavery hopes her choice of song will be a lucky omen as The X Factor went all disco.

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Salvus House, Durham.

Businesses shining a light on Durham

Business leaders from across the region gathered together this week as part of an initiative by Durham County Council to promote the county as a great base for businesses looking to invest in the area.

The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler.

Bishop of Durham urges government to reverse benefit cuts

The Bishop of Durham has called for action to combat an increase in child poverty.

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(from left) Mark Dowdall,  Helen Marriage and Coun Simon Henig

Lumiere to illuminate Durham again next year

Lumiere will light up Durham again next year.

John Collins was found dead at Durham Prison.

Remand prisoner who 'feared for his life' found dead at Durham Jail

A prisoner who was in "fear for his life" while being held on remand in HMP Durham has been found dead, a court has heard.

An image of how the new Milburngate development in Durham could look like.

Riverside revamp begins as new cinema, bars and restaurant development to bring more than 1,000 jobs to Durham City

A building development which could see 1,000 jobs created as tens of million of pounds is invested in new cinema, offices, bars and restaurants has been given the green light.

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X Factor hopeful Sam Lavery.

Sam Lavery hopes fright night song was a hit with X Factor viewers

X Factor hopeful Sam Lavery is hoping fright night will be all right as she tries to progress to the next stage of the TV Talent show.

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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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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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.

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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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.

Michelle Barnes, 33, from Cumbria, was serving a two-year sentence at Low Newton Prison in Durham for drugs offences when she was found dead in December.

Prisoner found dead in cell days after giving birth

A prisoner was found dead in her cell with a ligature around her neck days after she gave birth, an inquest has heard.

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