Meet the young actor who is the face of Aldi’s latest ad campaign

A budding actor has landed a juicy role.

Deputy town clerk Paul Fletcher, Seaham mayor Councillor Sonia Forster, town council leader Eddie Bell and Marie Davies of sponsor Andrew James.

Town wins gold as it shows it’s a cut above in gardening challenge

A town has been hailed as a shining example after scooping gold for its floral flare.

Jamie Wyatt, Michael Hughes and Stephen Oliver.

Copycat website had credit card facility withdrawn, court told

A credit card company official told a court the facility to take card payments was withdrawn from an allegedly fraudulent website.

Seaham Hall

 Serenity Spa exterior

Review: Ozone and twilight spa package, Seaham Hall, East Durham

Rewind to the noughties and as a group of school friends we’d mark life events, like 21st birthdays, graduations, and the fact it was Friday, by downing neon shots and going to bars where you could get drunk for a fiver. Great times, from what I can remember....

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Your chance to clean up our beaches

How you can help turn the tide on litter along our beaches

An army of volunteers is being recruited to clean up our beaches as part of a national fight against marine litter.
Chanel Murrish meets Rapunzel while she recovers from her operation in Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

Half a heart toddler Chanel starts on new road to recovery after op

Toddler Chanel Murrish has become a groundbreaker once again after undergoing an operation which aims to get her to adulthood before she needs a new heart.

Sunderland RNLI

Coast search following reports of person in the water

Emergency rescue crews were called to reports of someone entering the sea and not resurfacing.

Glyn Thynne before his weight loss.

How Glyn became Thin - meet the super slimmer who has shed more than 10 stone

Super slimmer Glyn Thynne is almost half the man he used to be after shedding more than 10 stone.

The search is on to find who is responsible for the death of Leo.

Cat killer hunted by police after pet is found dead

An investigation is under way to find who is responsible for the death of a much-loved cat.

Byron's restaurant, Seaham Hall

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.

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