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East Durham

Pupils get an insight into House of Lords

The Academy at Shotton Hall hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords to encourage students to become more engaged with the country’s political and parliamentary process.

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Kynren is returning for a second season.

History spectacular Kynren set to return to North East

A show chronicling more than 2,000 years of English history which attracted more than 100,000 visitors in its first year is returning to the North East this summer.
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Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe earlier this season.

Bradley Lowery's excitement ahead of leading out England with 'best friend' Jermain Defoe

Brave Bradley Lowery can't wait to lead out England with "best friend" Jermain Defoe this weekend.

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Flowers lefts at Peterlee Police Station.

Flowers for fallen hero

A kind-hearted resident handed police a bouquet of flowers in sympathy for their loss.

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Easington Village Church of England Primary School headteacher Andrea Swift with pupils.

Triple success for primary school

Staff and students at a primary school are celebrating a trio of awards.

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The Co-op has promised it wll focus on fresh produce at the refurbished store in Easington Colliery.

£630,00 new look in store for village’s supermarket

A village’s supermarket is to reopen today following a £630,000 makeover.

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Jill Jones headteacher of Rosemary Lane nursery school, Easington Village.

Outstanding nursery is hit for six after latest Ofsted report

Youngsters and staff are celebrating an amazing run of success.

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Mark Price Head of School at St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive and Byron College with staff and pupils.

Teachers and staff celebrate a good Ofsted report for school

Staff and students at a secondary school are celebrating being praised by Ofsted.

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ResQ chief executive Nic Marshall

Callcentre firm to create 250 jobs at North East site

A North East callcentre firm is to create more than 200 new jobs with the opening of a new wing.

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Mo Ahmed and brother Murshed with Sarah Tough at Veer restaurant. Photo by Ashley Foster.

Restaurant’s heartwarming gesture to woman punched while protecting seal

A woman who was attacked when she stepped in to stop yobs from attacking a seal has been rewarded for her good deed.

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Shinwell Medical Centre, Fourth Street, Horden

GP surgery is rated ‘outstanding’ by health watchdog inspectors

A GP surgery which took on new patients after a nearby practice closed has been handed a boost after it was rated as “outstanding” by health inspectors.

Health
Holding a photograph of Kath Miller are (left to right) son Tommy, Daughter Mandy and husband Tommy. Picture by FRANK REID

The stars will turn out for charity walk for Hartlepool’s hospice

Football stars are backing a poignant charity walk in memory of a popular wife and mum who remained “completely positive” despite her battle with cancer.

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Yoden Road in Peterlee. Image copyright Google Maps.

Hunt for thief after Bradley Lowery charity box snatched from shop

Police have begun an investigation after a box believed to be collecting cash for cancer battler Bradley Lowery was stolen.
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Bradley with friend Kaitlyn at his grandparents' caravan.

Bradley prepares to return to hospital after holiday cabin and caravan fun

Bradley Lowery is set to head back to hospital this week for further checks.
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Shutters have been put up in the windows of the former school site.

School’s days could finally be over with push for demolition order

The fate of a wrecked school site involved in a 20-year wrangle could be resolved within days.

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A black BMW was seized from the streets of Horden today by officers from Cleveland and Durham RPU.

Cannabis and car recovered by road policing team on patrol

Two people have been arrested in connection with a cannabis farm found when officers were out searching for a driver.

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Malcolm Fallow, chair of East Durham AAP and Rona Hardy, chairman of East Durham AAPs Children and Young Peoples Priority Group, with some of the young people who took part in the art project.

Young minds create exhibition of art on dementia

Canvasses and sculptures created by children as they learned about dementia have opened to a new audience.

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Salvation Army Hall, Crawlaw Road, Easington Colliery.

Campaign launched over plans to merge churches

A community campaign has been launched calling on church bosses to rethink merger plans which will see a much-loved venue close.

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CCTV released after Peterlee robbery

Manhunt after robbery in Peterlee

Police are hunting a man who threatened a woman with what appeared to be a gun in a robbery in Peterlee.

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Pupils from Shotton Hall Academy will represent Sunderland AFC in the final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge.

Pupils set to represent Sunderland AFC in Premier League business challenge final

Pupils from an East Durham school will represent Sunderland AFC in the final of a national buiness competition.

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