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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.

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.

Durham 2
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.

Connor Thomas will be performing at Lounge

Durham City venues taken over for free live music event

Live music will ring out around Durham City’s streets as part of a free celebration of local talent.

Whats on
An artist's impression of the proposed new bus station for North Road, Durham.

£8million bus station plan unveiled for Durham City

A new £8million bus station could be the centrepiece of the transformation of one of Durham City's main streets.

Durham 4
Samantha Lavery.

Teenage X Factor hopeful Samantha Lavery sails through first week of live finals

North East singer Samantha Lavery has sailed through the first week of X Factor live finals.

Samantha Lavery sang Impossible on last night's X Factor live show.

Stars praise Samantha Lavery after X Factor live show

Teenage singer Samantha Lavery's X Factor adventure looks set to go on after her appearance in the first live show.

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George Monbiot and Ewen McLennan

Viral article sparks Durham City gig to break spell of loneliness

A writer and musician have joined forces to show how music has the power to unite as part of this month’s Durham Book Festival.

The scene of this morning's accident.

Police appeal after cyclist is seriously hurt in Durham collision

A cyclist was seriously hurt when in a collision with a van on the outskirts of Durham early today.

Gerard Basset and Anton Edelmann at Durham Cathedral

Former Savoy Hotel head chef to cook up a storm in Durham

The Savoy Hotel’s former head chef will be cooking up a storm at Durham Cathedral as part of a month-long celebration of food and drink.

Eating Out
Samantha Lavery is told by Simon Cowell that she has progressed in The X Factor. Pic: Syco/Thames/Burmiston/PA Wire.

X Factor wildcard Samantha Lavery through to live shows after Simon Cowell tells her to ditch the make-up

Teenage X Factor hopeful Samatha Lavery, who was only saved from exiting the TV talent show by a 'wildcard', is through to the live shows.
Durham 3
David Young with his steam locomotive.

Washington pensioner’s incredible effort as 19th century steam locomotive is recreated

A retired train enthusiast has painstakingly recreated a 19th century steam locomotive – with the help of just one surviving photo.

News 3
How the new road system will work.

Major roadworks set to be completed in Durham

Major roadworks which have disrupted drivers in Durham for months are set to come to an end.

Missoula, Walkergate Durham City

Sneak peek inside new flagship Durham City pub

The results of a £385,000 investment in a prime Durham City site will go on show to the public tomorrow when Missoula opens its doors.

Pubs and Clubs
Former Bishop of Durham Dr David Jenkins.

Hundreds attend funeral to bid farewell to former Bishop of Durham

Hundreds of people turned out to bid farewell to the former Bishop of Durham.

Stewart Anderson, pictured holding his granddaughter Neve Allcroft, with daughters Kelly Beston, left and Kay Allcroft.

Eight men bailed again over death of Hetton grandfather

Eight men arrested after the death of a Hetton grandad have been rebailed by police.
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