Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Houghton man in hospital after crash on A690

​Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the outskirts of Durham.

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Salters Lane is off the B1285 between Hetton and Murton. Image copyright Google Maps.

Farmer and wife threatened by yobs on quad bikes after confrontation

A farmer and his wife were threatened after they came across trespassers on their land.

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The scene of the crash on Wednesday.

Picture released of car involved in horror smash at West Rainton

Police are appealing for witnesses to collision on the outskirts of Durham in the early hours of yesterday.
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How a footprint snared a Sunderland burglar who raided his friend’s family home

How a footprint snared a Sunderland burglar who raided his friend’s family home

A teenage burglar was traced by a footprint he left after he broke into a friend’s family home,

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Barrier damage at the scene of this morning's collision on the A690

Audi passenger suffers 'life-changing' injuries in West Rainton smash

A man has suffered 'life-changing' injuries after a road accident early today.
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Alec Adamson with many of the trophies he won during his darts career.

Tributes paid to popular Wearside darts champion who won prestigious national title

Tributes have been paid to a popular Wearside darts champion who put his town on the map.

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Stewart Anderson with his daughters and granddaughter.

13 of your tributes to Hetton grandad Stewart Anderson

Friends and family have been remembering a beloved grandad who died this weekend following a disturbance at a nightclub.
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Back, headteacher Philip Adamson, school crossing patrol officer Ron Newland and parent Michelle Edwards. Front, poster makers April Patterson-Brown, Amber Tate, Martin Swirles, Danielle Sutherland, Cele Nelson and Tamsin Maughan.

Sunderland primary pupils are urging motorists to slow down

Children at a Wearside primary are urging drivers to put the brakes on speeding.

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Stewart Anderson, pictured holding his granddaughter Neve Allcroft, with daughters Kelly Beston, left and Kay Allcroft.

‘We are devastated’ say daughters of granddad who died after Durham club disturbance

The daughters of a man who died after a nightclub disturbance have led tributes to their hardworking father.

County Durham
Loveshack nightclub, Walkergate, Durham. Pic: Tom Banks.

Loveshack death: Police release eight on bail after Hetton man dies following nightclub incident

Eight men have been released on bail after a 54-year-old man died following an incident in a nightclub.

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The six riders from npower's Rainton Bridge site get ready for the off

Rainton Bridge workers go an Eiffel-y long way for charity

Six saddlesore workers from a Wearside callcentre have gone international to raise cash for charity.

Business
Houghton War Memorial Group new book. Front organiser Fay Judson

Group of history buffs release book celebrating lives of fallen Houghton soldiers

The lives of Wearside men who died in the First World War are being celebrated thanks to a group of history buffs.

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A690 at Rainton Bridge. Pic: Google.

Rush hour crash on A690 closes one lane of slip road at Rainton Bridge

A collision on the A690 Durham road has closed one lane of the slip road at Rainton Bridge

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Newcastle Crown court. Pic: Google.

Easington Lane woman spared jail after throwing cup of tea over dementia-suffering mother, 89

A woman has been spared jail because of her own health problems after she threw a cup of tea at her elderly and vulnerable mother.
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Washington Police Station

Judge rules out prosecuting police over prisoner's death

The mother of a Wearside man who suffered a fatal heart attack after he was detained for over 24 hours at a police station has failed in a bid to force a prosecution over his death.
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Bridget Phillipson

Wearside MP: ‘We stand side-by-side with our neighbours’ after Nice terror attack

A Wearside MP has spoken of her horror at the attack in France that left dozens dead overnight.

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File pic.

Wearside burglars jailed for a total of 12 years

Four men have been jailed for a total of 12 years following 10 burglaries on Wearside.
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Lauren Nixon and fellow residents are opposed to the council sale of land in Newbottle.

Families bid to stop sale of one of Newbottle’s last green spaces

Angry families staged a gathering at their ‘Field of Dreams’ in protest at Sunderland City Council’s decision to sell off the land.

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Local residents angry about the proposal to sell off land at Newbottle playing fields

Anger over plans to sell off ‘field of dreams’

Angry residents are up in arms over plans to sell off their ‘field of dreams’.

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Helen Willis.

Sunderland graduate set for move across the pond to launch dream career

A Sunderland graduate is literally moving on after graduation – relocating to Texas to pursue her dream career at one of the USA’s top hotel management firms.

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