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Arson probe gets under way after disused village pub wrecked in 'suspicious' blaze

Fire service and police experts are beginning an investigation after a former pub building was damaged by fire.
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Watch terrifying moments as knifeman threatens shopkeeper during raid

This is the chilling footage of a masked knifeman threatening a terrified shop owner as he stole a large sum of money from a village store.

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The story of Bradley Lowery - seen here on the pitch at the Stadium of Light - has touched people around the world.

Bradley Lowery’s off to Wembley as England invite him to be mascot

Bradley Lowery is on his way to Wembley to join the England team after the Football Association invited him to lead out the national side.

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Janet and Gordon Whitehead celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Man and wife to say ‘I still do’ as they renew vows 50 years on

A devoted couple will mark five decades of marriage today by renewing their vows.

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Oasis, The Killers and U2 tributes will wow crowds at Fake Festival

Tributes to Oasis, U2 and The Killers will take over a Peterlee park for a music festival.

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Bradley Lowery to be mascot for Sunderland AFC's game at Everton

Bradley Lowery is to be mascot for Sunderland AFC's game against 'his second best team' Everton on Saturday, his family have said.

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East Durham College media students with the Trident 1C.

Students ‘horrified’ at unique film location

Media students were flying high when they got the chance to film on a plane which is the only one of its kind left in the world.

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Helping out in the stables Hope Wood Academy students, left, Harry Hudson, 10, Tom Paylor-Bent, 10 and Washington Riding Centre education support officer Tracy Steel with Archie the horse.

Pupils will be horsing around with new riding initiative

A new equine therapy programme is helping give a leg up to students with special educational needs.

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Bradley pictured at home in the last week.

Hundreds of messages flood in for Bradley Lowery after scan finds new tumour

Supporters have spoken of their upset after hearing news that Bradley Lowery's latest check up has found a new tumour has developed.
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Mum’s heartbreak after doctors find Bradley Lowery has new tumour

Bradley Lowery’s family have been delivered a devastating blow with the news a new tumour has been found by his doctors.

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Lantern tribute to Stuart Price.

Villagers pay tribute to two tragic young men

Friends and family held a candle-lit lantern release last night in memory of two much-loved young men.

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Family pays tribute to ‘wonderful’ son and brother Stuart Price

A heartbroken mum says the death of her son will leave a huge hole in the lives of everyone he knew.

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MP Grahame Morris during a visit to Profound Services. Picture by FRANK REID

Construction academy is helping build bright careers

A construction academy which has helped 37 young people into employment has won the backing of its local MP.

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NCS Champion School awarded to headboy Lewis Bradford and headgirl Emily Gilhespy by representatives of the scheme.

School wins accolade for turning students into good citizens

A school’s champion effort to help its teenagers discover their independence through good turns has made it a winner.

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Police were called to a house in James Street South, Murton, yesterday afternoon following the death of a man.

Investigation under way after death of 23-year-old man in house

A police inquiry has been launched after a man was found dead in a house yesterday.
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The hedgehog kicked to death at Dalton Park.

Maximum jail terms for animal cruelty should be increased to five years, say charities

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.
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Retired miner Wilfred Curry has spoken of the impact smoking had on his health as part of the Fresh appeal.

Quit smoking or lose your leg, grandad told

A grandad warned he could lose a limb or suffer a stroke has urged others to join him and quit smoking.

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Two crews were called to the house in Wheatley Hill this afternoon.

Blaze in home's loft put out by firefighters

A small fire was put out by a crew of firefighters after it was spotted in a loft space of a house.

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Four crews were called to the farm.

Blaze claims barn filled with 50 tonnes of fertiliser

A farm building used to store fertiliser has been damaged by a fire which then spread to a straw store and equipment.
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Bradley Lowery pictured at home this week.

Mum asks for prayers for Bradley as he prepares for tests after new treatment

Bradley Lowery and his family are preparing for a series of checks to find out if pioneering treatment is working.
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