Seaham Hall’s Byron’s restaurant added to guide of top places to dine in the UK

Seaham Hall’s Byron’s restaurant has been added to a guide to the best restaurants in the country.

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Murton Parish Council clerk Lesley Armstrong takes a photo of Bill Batth of East Durham Signs and Ian Jones, one of his team, in front of the newly-named stand.

Football stand named in memory of Sunderland AFC fan Stuart Price

A permanent memorial is to be unveiled in the home village of a Sunderland fan who died in a road tragedy.

Some of the cigarettes seized by Durham County Council.

Pensioner in court after selling fake and dangerous cigarettes from his home

A 70-year-old man is facing a £9,500 payout after selling counterfeit cigarettes from his house.

The scene of the collision at Warden Law, close to the junction of Salter's Lane.

One person taken to hospital after smash close to junction

One person has been taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital following a collision between at least two cars.

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.

The collision happened near Seaham on the northbound carriageway. Image copyright Google Maps.

Two left seriously hurt in A19 smash which closed road for six hours

Two people have been left with serious injuries after a four-vehicle crash on the A19.

Thompson took payments for caravan trips to Flamingo Land.

Facebook fraudster to pay back victims over fake holiday bookings

A Facebook fraudster who tricked families into paying for caravan holidays which did not exist has been spared jail.

Mini garden helpers.

Green-fingered volunteers transform run-down allotment into community garden

Green-fingered volunteers have transformed a run-down allotment into community garden.

Seaham's Shaw Trust charity has been targeted for the third time by vandals.
Team leader Honor Maddison and superviser Craig Darwin with service users

Charity staff left devastated after break-in

Staff at a charity which helps adults with learning disabilities have been “devastated” after a break-in.

Fred Baron, who has died aged 89.

Tributes after teacher who devoted his life to helping deaf and blind students thrive dies aged 89

An award-winning teacher who helped hundreds of deaf and blind people across the region has died aged 89.

Tesco Express in Seaham. Copyright Google Maps.

Alleged burglary at Tesco store

An alleged burglary has taken place at a Tesco store.

Private Geoff Gray had begun his career with the Army after leaving school.

Family of Seaham's Deepcut solider given go ahead to apply for fresh inquest

The parents of a solider found shot dead at his Army base say they are "one step closer to justice" after they were given permission to apply for a new inquest into his death.
How the new estate will look in Healthway, Parkside, Seaham.

Housing estate to expand with new homes plan

A housing estate is set to grow with the approval of 116 new homes.


Proms 2017: 24 pictures from Seaham High School

Hundreds of students throughout County Durham have had a ball this summer at their annual school prom nights.
How the Heathway development in Seaham will look

Plans approved for 116 new homes

Developers will create 116 new homes on an underused site.

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Megan Bell, who died at T in the Park in 2016.

Dad of girl who died at music festival pleased it is ‘unlikely to return’ in 2018

The dad of a teenager who died at a music festival has said he is “over the moon” after it was announced that the event is unlikely to return next year.

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Rides will feature in Seaham Carnival once again.

Seaham Carnival: Your guide to what’s going on this weekend

Seafront screenings will open a weekend of carnival celebrations.

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Seaham Police Station in The Avenue, Seaham. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man in court after police uniforms snatched from the nick

A man has denied breaking into a police station and taking officers uniforms.


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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Jim's Golden Fry in Stockton Road, Seaham.

Takeaway owner ordered to pay £1,300 for false food hygiene claim

A takeaway owner has been left with a bill for more than £1,300 after falsely claiming his premises had a five-star food hygiene rating.

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