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East Durham

Peterlee postcode scoops lottery pay-out

Four neighbours in Peterlee are celebrating thanks to their lucky postcode.

Victim Tony Stokoe and his wife Marie.

Widow's heartache as danger driver is jailed for six years for killing her husband

A widow has spoken of her devastation at losing her husband who was killed by a danger driver.
John Cummings represented Easington in Parliament for 23 years.

Community says farewell to long-serving MP John Cummings

A community today said farewell to former MP John Cummings, who represented it in Parliament for 23 years.

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Bradley Lowery

Messages of support as battling Bradley Lowery fights tough treatment

People have been leaving heartfelt wishes for little Bradley Lowery as he fights on during his latest bout of treatment.

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Bradley smiles as he begins to feel better following pain relief medication.

Bradley's smiles as he battles pain through cancer treatment

After being gripped by agony as the next stage of his treatment begins, Bradley Lowery's face breaks into smile as his doctors get his pain under control.
Bradley Lowery in hospital

Mum asks for prayers as brave Bradley Lowery undergoes gruelling cancer treatment

Bradley Lowery’s mum Gemma has urged people to pray for the battling youngster as he undergoes pioneering treatment to extend his life.

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The band plays in a number of concerts and competitions across the UK every year.

Brass band plays to bright future after hitting halfway point in fundraising drive

A historic brass band is hoping to hit the right notes for years to come after a successful start to a fundraising campaign.

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Bradley Lowery

West Brom fans’ boost for Bradley Lowery at Sunderland’s away game at the weekend

Football fans are hoping to give Bradley Lowery a huge boost when his team takes on West Brom at the weekend.

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Durham County Council workers Leah Beaumont and Andrea Jones taking part in a walkabout with a County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service crew.

Colliery clean-up recruits the community for 10-week project

A team effort is being mounted in a 10-week campaign to improve the look of a village and the lives of its community.

The ambulance outside Asda in Hartlepool after the call was made almost three hours earlier.

Mum thanks Asda staff for care after three-hour ambulance wait

A mum-to-be has told of how she waited three hours for paramedics after collapsing in a supermarket.

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A Bonmarche store

Bag yourself a VIP shopping experience at Dalton Park

Fancy a shopping spree for free?

Karl Bennett, 17, who died in a car accident on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

‘No charges pending’ over Karl Bennett road crash death

No one is to face charges in connection with a crash which claimed the life of a promising apprentice.

Houghton and Hetton

Bradley Lowery is Everton's good luck charm as they trounce Manchester City

Bradley Lowery, the little boy whose cancer fight has captured the nation's heart, took centre stage before a live televised Premier League game today.
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East Durham Homes Annmarie Sirs, centre, and Kirsty Hewitt, right, deliver food to East Durham Trusts Lindsey Wood  for its FEED project.

Three East Durham charities benefit from fundraising events

Employees at a local housing group donned their best – and worst – Christmas clothing to do some fundraising over the festive season.

Bradley Lowery gets up close and personal with Minnie Mouse

What you had to say about brave Bradley Lowery’s Disneyland trip

These fantastic pictures of brave Bradley Lowery’s dream trip to Disneyland Paris really touched the hearts of readers.

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Police would like to speak to this woman as they piece together what happened in the lead up to a bag theft from the Eden Bar in Peterlee.

Appeal to find woman as police try to track down Boxing Day handbag thief

Police hope to speak to this woman as they investigate a bag theft from a bar during a Christmas night out.

Bradley Lowery at Disneyland Paris

Bradley has an amazing time during visit to Disneyland Paris

Battling Bradley Lowery has had a wonderful time at Disneyland Paris and loved meeting the characters, says his family.

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John Cummings in 2005 as he ran for relection as MP.

Funeral to be held next week for former MP John Cummings

The funeral of former Easington MP John Cummings will be held next week.

Councillor Joan Maslin has funded 19 new spaces to go outside Shotton Hall Academy. Picture: TOM BANKS

Parking issues to be eased with new spaces outside school gates

Parents could see their parking woes eased as £32,400 is spent to create new spaces outside a school’s gates.

Council workers help police clear the scene after the fatal collision on Salter's Lane, Shotton Colliery.

Man admits causing the death of grandad by dangerous driving

A man has admitted causing the death of a new grandfather in a horror smash.

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