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Police 'increasingly concerned' about missing Linda

Police searching for a 65-year-old woman missing since yesterday morning say they are increasingly concerned about her disappearance.

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Horden Welfare Park has won a Green Flag Award for the 11th year in a row.

Village chiefs tell of pride at double Green Flag award for parks

A tiny County Durham council is celebrating after two of its public parks were recognised as among the best in the world.
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Alan Miller, chairman of East Durham Trust, and Annie Dolphin OBE, guest of honour, along with Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of East Durham Trust, with volunteers at the launch of the new garden.

Garden to help people dig for new found confidence takes root

Visitors to a community hub can see just how their garden grows with the launch of a project to help give them a confidence boost.

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Margaret Temple who plans to set up her own plastering company.

Former care worker cements new career as one of region’s first female plasterers

A talented student has become one of only two qualified female plasterers in the North East.

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Kate Row Buck (9) from St Josephs Primary Murton looking t the art work created by herself and fellow pupils on display at St. Bede's school Peterlee. Picture by FRANK REID

School pupils’ artwork created as part of Venerable Bede project goes on display

Budding artists got the chance to have their work put on display for hundreds of people to see.

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Programme leader Kim Drady with Chelsea Parker, receiving her award from Caterpillars Chris Fairs.

Chelsea graduates to new role at Caterpillar plant

Award-winner Chelsea Parker has engineered a permanent role at Peterlee’s Caterpillar plant.

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The Cake Lady Natalie Mann, left, and new apprentice Jemma Hare.

Apprentice Jemma is icing on cake for East Durham business

A new apprentice is the icing on the cake for Natalie Mann.

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The riders pay tribute to Ollie at his grave.

Breakthrough fight goes on in Ollie’s name as team tackles 200-mile ride

A dad fronted a team on a 200-mile cycle challenge in memory of his son, who was lost to a severe form of epilepsy.

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Calf shot in head by air weapon.

Teen arrested after calf shot in head on farmland

A calf had to be put to sleep after being shot in the head in East Durham.

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From left,  David McCrandles, Steven Ward, Gary Robson and Megan Bradley.

Peterlee firms join forces to create opportunities for youngsters

Two Peterlee businesses are teaming up to create 40 new apprenticeships for East Durham youngsters.

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Asda Peterlee

Police appeal after attempted handbag snatch

Police have appealed for help after an attempted bag snatch in Peterlee

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Youngsters have fun at the Seaham Carnival

Seaham Carnival still attracting the crowds

It was entertainment galore for families visiting Seaham this weekend as the traditional town fair made a comeback.
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Asda in Peterlee. Copyright Google Maps.

Police appeal after attempted handbag snatch in supermarket car park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a person tried to steal an elderly woman's handbag.

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Sunderland and St Johnstone fans pay their respects to Bradley Lowery at pre-season friendly

Sunderland and St Johnstone supporters were united as they paid respects to Bradley Lowery during the sixth minute of Saturday's friendly at McDiarmid Park.
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British cyclist Tommy Simpson. John Giles/PA Wire

Sir Bradley Wiggins among hundreds of riders at memorial for cycling hero who died during Tour de France

Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins joined hundreds of riders in a memorial event to East Durham born sporting hero Tommy Simpson.

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Crowds line the street for Bradley Lowery's funeral.

Bradley Lowery's 'loving smile' remembered at his funeral

Football mascot Bradley Lowery brought out the best in people with his "pure and innocent love of the beautiful game", thousands of mourners at the six-year-old's funeral were told.

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Sunderland AFC honours 'inspirational' Bradley Lowery

Sunderland AFC honoured the life of little fighter Bradley Lowery at his funeral - saying he united the world of football.

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The balloon launch at Blackhall Primary School in memory of Bradley Lowery who was a pupil at the school. Picture by FRANK REID

Bradley Lowery’s school celebrates his life

Bradley Lowery’s school celebrated his life with a moving assembly and balloon release.

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The balloon launch at Blackhall Primary School in memory of Bradley Lowery who was a pupil at the school. Picture by FRANK REID

School’s tribute strikes a chord with Bradley Lowery’s followers

People’s love for Bradley Lowery continues to grow as they add their voice to the tributes to the youngster.

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Jermain Defoe outside St Joseph's Church in Blackhall, County Durham. where the funeral of Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old football mascot whose cancer battle captured hearts around the world, took place. Picture by: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Jermain Defoe chokes back tears as he attends 'best friend' Bradley Lowery's funeral in England shirt

Former Sunderland footballer Jermain Defoe wore an England shirt for the funeral of his six-year-old "best friend", Bradley Lowery, whose cancer battle captured hearts around the world.
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