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Top North East independent school celebrates record-worthy results

The prestigious Durham School is today celebrating the second best A-Level results in its history.

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Students celebrating at New College Durham

Students celebrate 'impressive' results at New College Durham

Sixth form centre students and staff at New College Durham discovered that their hard work had paid off with an impressive set of A-Level results.

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A-Level results day at Durham High School for Girls

Top girls school celebrates 'outstanding' crop of A and A* grades

One of the North East's top schools is celebrating an "outstanding" crop of A-Level results - with more than a third of entries gaining A or A* grades.
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Weatherson tried to smuggle drugs into HMP Durham. Pic: Google Maps.

Prison visitor locked up for smuggling 'zombie drug' Spice into HMP Durham

A visitor who smuggled 'zombie drug' Spice into a North East prison during a family visit has been locked up.

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The Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards launch. Editorial Director, Johnston Press North East Joy Yates with Coun Harry Trueman, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council.

Size doesn’t matter - we want all businesses for the Portfolio Awards

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to entries for this year’s Portfolio Awards.

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Barry Gammage.

Search for missing man last seen carrying a fishing rod and sleeping bag

An appeal has been launched to trace a man last spotted near a city centre car park carrying fishing equipment and bedding.

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A graphic illustration of the terrible the conditions as soldiers struggle to extract a gun from the mud during the battle at Passchendaele

The North East miner who wrote anniversary poem to his wife from the 'hell' of Passchendaele

The bloody Battle of Passchendaele was marked in verse by the well-known war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who described it as "hell".

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Treasures of St Cuthbert display at Durham Cathedral.
From left Exhibition officer and Curator Marie-Terese Mayne, Cultural Historian Dr Janina Ramirez, The Very Reverend Andrew Tremblett Dean of Durham and Canon Rosalind Brown at Durham Cathedral with St Cuthbert's coffin

The coffin of St Cuthbert goes on display in Durham Cathedral

Some of the world’s most significant Anglo-Saxon artefacts have gone on display in Durham, including the 1,300-year-old coffin of St Cuthbert.

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd visit Durham Constabulary.

Home Secretary and Minister for Policing and the Fire Service visit Durham Constabulary

Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd paid a visit to Durham Constabulary today.

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Darlington-based stunt rider Dave Coatesshowed off his skills on both two and four wheels

Thousands attend Bikewise event in Durham

Thousands of families and bikers descended on Durham today.

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Alan King.  Picture by FRANK REID

Lifelong friend of grandad killed in nightclub incident speaks of anguish over his death

The lifelong friend of a grandad who died following an incident in a nightclub has spoken of his anguish over his pal’s death.

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Maiden Castle at Durham.

Work on a £35million sports investment for Durham set to go ahead

The first phase of a multi-million pound sporting programme will get underway next week.

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Back Chat Brass launch Durham's Brass Festival.

Durham’s Brass Festival returns with a bang

Musicians have been blowing their own trumpets to herald the return of Durham’s annual Brass Festival.

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Durham Army Cadet Forces first aid team.

Durham army cadets wrap up first aid title again

Durham cadets were victorious with their life-saving skills, winning first place in a championship for the fifth year running.

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Big Meeting: The 2017 Durham Miners' Gala in pictures

Durham was buzzing yesterday as up to 200,000 people gathered for Europe's biggest demonstration of working class culture.

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Police and firefighters outside the bar in North Road, Durham.

Probe into noxious substance incident in city centre pub continues

An investigation into an incident which led a pub to be evacuated when staff and revellers suffered breathing difficulties is continuing.

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The scene in Durham. Picture: Police Hour.

Pub evacuated in Durham on city's busiest day of the year

A pub in busy Durham City has been evacuated this evening.

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The day Durham Miners’ Gala fell silent for Bradley Lowery

On a day when more than 200,000 people packed into Durham, they stood silent for one brave boy.

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‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ they sang - and he answered with a message to Theresa May at the Durham Miners' Gala

Cries of “Oh Jeremy Corbyn” rang out as the darling of the Labour party got a standing ovation at the Durham Miners' Gala.

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Frankland Prison in Durham. Pic: PA.

Extremists moved to 'prison within a prison' at high-security North East jail

Some of the country's most dangerous and subversive extremists have been moved to a "prison within a prison" to help tackle radicalisation behind bars.

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