40 pictures from Armed Forces Day weekend in Sunderland and Seaham

Sunderland has been celebrating its services personnel with a weekend of Armed Forces Day events.

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The areas affected by the power loss in Seaham

More than 4,000 properties hit by Seaham power cut

Thousands of properties are without electricity after a power cut in Seaham.


Decision due into scope of fresh inquest into Deepcut death

The scope of a fresh inquest into the death of a young soldier at the Deepcut barracks is expected to be decided later today following a long campaign by his family for answers.
Manager Alison Collinson and owner Selinda Kahlon celebrate the opening of Creams.

Cafe offers diners a brush with their creative side

From glacé cherries to glazing a pot - a shop is being transformed into a craft cafe.

Byron's restaurant at Seaham Hall

REVIEW: Byron’s Restaurant, Seaham Hall

Is it a case of new Broom sweeps clean at Seaham Hall?

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Artist's impression of improvements to Dalton Park

Dalton Park set for £2million refurbishment

Dalton Park is set for a £2million facelift after a bumper year.

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Megan Bell's name lives on through day of music

A day of live music is under way as a town gathers to launch a charity set up in memory of a teenager who died at a festival.

Amanda Barlow at Seaham Hall for the launch of treatments for cancer patients

Seaham Hall’s spa launches treatments for cancer patients

Hospice patients have been given free treatments to try out a new service at Seaham Hall’s Serenity Spa.

Fundraisers Laura Ward, left, and Gillian Graham, right, with Megan Bell's dad Chris.

Day of music for Megan Bell as charity legacy lives on

A day of music has been lined up to fund the work of a charity launched in the name of tragic teenager Megan Bell.

The Right Reverend Paul Harrison places the Royal British Legion Standards on the drumheads ahead of a previous Armed Forces Day service at Seaham Town Park.

Seaham tunes up to perform song at Armed Forces Day service

A song written about Seaham is to help mark the service its people have given for their country.

Chef Damian Broom takes over Seaham Hall kitchen

New head chef at Seaham Hall aims to stamp it on the map

The new head chef at Seaham Hall is aiming to stamp the hotel firmly on the foodie map.

Megan Bell

'Don't let this happen to you' - father of Megan Bell makes drugs plea to other young people and their parents

The father of a teenage girl who died at a music festival has made a passionate plea to other young people and their parents about the dangers of drugs.

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

Family of Megan Bell fear she was spiked after inquest reveals she had ecstasy in her system

The family of tragic teenager Megan Bell fear their ‘sensible girl’ was spiked after her drug-related death at the T in the Park music festival.

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Gazza. Picture from PA

Gazza turns 50: Paul Gascoigne on how football was his salvation

As a footballer, Paul Gascoigne was a one-off - a uniquely talented free spirit who threatened to take the game by storm.
Deneside United pictured at the end of one season.

Teams to reunite in honour of league founders

Players who first took to the pitch as youngsters in a league set up during the miners’ strike will reunite this weekend.

The new pieces after they had been cast.

Taking culture to the art of communities as sculptures begin tour

A cast iron sculpture is heading for a cliff top spot as it begins a tour in a new way to take art to the people.

County Hall, the headquarters of Durham County Council.

Councillor quits in ‘innocent mistake’ over job rule

A newly-elected Labour councillor has quit her post after it was found she should not have stood as a candidate under rules.


Amazing story of poodle who adopted lamb – and even fed it on her milk

This is the incredible moment a poodle feeds a lamb after taking it under its care.

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Megan Bell's dad Chris.

Dad of tragic teen Megan Bell backs idea to let people test drugs at music festivals

The dad of a teenage girl who died at a music festival says the news that revellers will able to test their drugs before they take them at such events is a “step in the right direction”.

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