East Durham

East Durham

College wins £130,000 boost to get students fitter

A college has been given almost £130,000 to help get its students more active.

Workmen at Mulberry House in Peterlee.

Work begins on £750,000 housing project

A new £750,000 scheme will create housing for vulnerable people in East Durham.

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, is on the road to recovery.

MP opens up about cancer fight as he thanks NHS, friends, family and Jeremy Corbyn for support

MP Grahame Morris has spoken for the first time about his cancer fight and thanked those who supported him as he battled back to health.

Hesleden Cemetery new war memorial

Families of soldiers to unveil new war memorial to men who paid ultimate sacrifice

A village’s first ever war memorial is set to be unveilled by the families of men it pays tribute to.

Jamie Wyatt, Michael Hughes and Stephen Oliver.

Taxpayers called on officials to close down an alleged scam website, court told

A tax official told a jury he received calls from disgruntled taxpayers urging him to close down an alleged scam website.

The area around Peterlee Lodge. Credit: Google.

Arrest made after early hours rape allegation

Police investigating an alleged sex attack have arrested a person on suspicion of rape.
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Several protests have been held outside County Hall as teaching assistants and supporters voiced concern over proposed contract changes.

'Final offer' to be put to teaching assistants in bid to end pay dispute

A new deal is to be put to councillors as they look to settle a long-running disagreement over teaching assistants' contracts.
It is hoped an inquiry would look at how the A19 can be made safer.

MP vows to overcome road blocks in campaign for safer A19

The MP leading the fight for A19 safety improvements has said he will not give up until the Government relents and takes up his call for improvements.

Horden Welfare Park will host events

Villages to tell their stories for major European arts project

East Durham villages have been chosen to be part of an internationally-acclaimed arts project.

Julie collecting her HC-One of a Kind Award in December 2016

‘One of a kind’ nurse nominated for prestigious national award

A ‘one of a kind’ nurse who has been described as a ‘pillar of strength’ is in the running for a top national award.

The scene of a crash on the A19 near Seaham last month, which involved six vehicles.

A19 ‘not dangerous enough’ to receive road safety funding, say transport chiefs

Funding to make the A19 safer will not be allocated by the Government - because it is not dangerous enough.

How the North East's MPs voted in key Brexit Bill

How the North East's MPs voted in key Brexit Bill

The region's MPs have had their say as the Brexit repeal bill went before Parliament.
Horden - home to Ray Lonsdale's Marra artwork - will host one of the projects.

Free art events brings together tales from all corners of Europe

Three villages will be given the edge as they join in a storytelling project.

Laura Cort, left, from Peterlee, marries Christina Ritcher at the Great North Run today after the couple, who live in Delaware, USA, got engaged at the finish line last year.

Couple make history by being first to be married at Great North Run

The Great North Run proved to be a happy event for a different reason for two couples.

Police seeking man and woman after suspected raid on Co-op branch

Police seeking man and woman after suspected raid on Co-op branch

Police have made a CCTV appeal after a suspected shoplifting incident in a Co-op store.

Dave Macmillan of JB Skills.

Skills firm gets behind search for Sunderland’s best business in Portfolio Awards

A training company is putting its considerable backing behind the search for Wearside’s best businesses.

Police appeal for information following garage thefts in Peterlee.

Police asking residents to report suspicious activity follow garage thefts.

Residents in Peterlee are being asked by police to report any suspicious activity following garage thefts.

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Artist's impression of new Peterlee Library.

First look at new community library

Residents are being given a first look at a new East Durham library ahead of its move to another site over the next year.

Bob Young with his glass model of St Mary's Church, Easington.

Church piece is at the art of community celebration

A community project had a light bulb moment when it brought together scores of talented artists as a grand finale to its summer programme of events.

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