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Final demolition work complete on Peterlee ex-college site

Demolition work to raze a former college campus to the ground is complete.

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Alington House in North Bailey, Durham.

Review: Penny’s Pantry vegan pop-up, Durham City

The saying ‘never meet your heroes’ is one thing, but it’s something else when a member of one of your favourite bands serves your dinner.

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Shock death of Sunderland mum-of-three sees sister launch campaign to help others

The death of a mum-of-three from a condition where the immune system attacks the body has led her sister to launch a campaign to save others.

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John Davidson, chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board which checks on HMP Durham.

Independent checks praise HMP Durham for ‘clear’ future vision

A jail which has become a remand centre for almost 1,000 prisoners is being ‘well run and well managed‘, according to an independent monitoring team.

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Man arrested after report of rape in Sunderland’s Mowbray Park released

A man arrested as part of an investigation into the report of a rape in a Sunderland city centre park has been released under investigation.

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Bradley Lowery, who captured the hearts of people across the world after people discovered the story behind his cancer battle.

Bradley Lowery's mum speaks of how charity has given her purpose

Bradley Lowery's mum has said she will never get over her son's death, but says his legacy is helping to keep her going.
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Results of nine-day crime operation revealed as pledge is made to continue crackdown

A dozen problem vehicles were seized and almost 30 homes have been lined up for action over grotty gardens in a campaign to tackle community issues.
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Police pledge to keep up Operation Relentless after week-long campaign

A police campaign targeted neighbourhood nuisances and organised criminals during a nine-day operation.

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The former funfair at Seaburn, which could be transformed under new plans by Siglion.

Shipping container, outdoor cinema and market in plans drawn up for Sunderland seafront

A new leisure park could fill a prized seafront spot on the city’s coastline.

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Jermain Defoe, who had a special bond with Bradley Lowery as the youngster battled cancer, will be among guests at the Gala Ball.

Sunderland players among footballers to attend as guests of Bradley Lowery ball

Players from Bradley Lowery's beloved Sunderland AFC will join Premier League footballers at the first ball to be held by the charity launched in his honour.
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A photo by the Royal Yachting Association of Olivia Burt, a 20-year-old student in her first year at Durham University who died in an inciden outside a busy city centre nightclub.

Candlelit vigil to be held for Durham University student who died outside club

A candlelit vigil is to be held in memory of a 20-year-old student who died of head injuries outside a Durham club.

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Families have been asked to chat to their youngsters about the dangers of playing near the electricity network by Northern Powergrid.

Power firm's plea to discuss danger of playing near electricity network with youngsters

Families are being urged to have a lifesaver of conversation with their youngsters as the half term gets under way.
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Johann Johannsson, who has died aged 48.

Durham Miners' Association pays tribute to composer Johann Johannsson

Colliery union leaders have spoken of their sadness after the death of Johann Johannsson.
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Francesca Bowser collects shoppers' details at the last DKMS recruitment session at The Bridges.

Search for #aheroforchloe continues with Sunderland shopper recruitment drive

Wearsiders are already proving to be heroes in the search for someone to help save the life of a city schoolgirl.

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A previous fireworks display held in Peterlee.

No wizz or bang pledge as town brings in ‘pet friendly’ fireworks

Bonfire night will not go off with a bang, but promise to still sparkle as a council brings in ‘quiet fireworks’ for its displays.

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Detectives hope to identify this pair as part of their investigation.

Thieves escape with five-figure sum in ‘devastating’ raid on drinks firm after stealing key

A business boss has spoken of a “devastating” break-in which saw thieves escape with a five-figure sum.

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St Aidan's students celebrate the good Ofsted report with headteacher Kevin Shepherd.

Sunderland school celebrates good Ofsted report

A school which was told it must improve by inspectors has improved its grade with a “good” rating.

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Charlie Hoult outside the former Gilbridge police station in Sunderland.

Station H: Plans press ahead for £4million business and culture centre in former Sunderland police station

Plans to transform Sunderland’s former city centre police station into a £4million business and culture hub have taken the next step.

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Police on the scene in Hylton Court, Oxclose, Washington, after the body of Nicola Ross was found.

Woman’s whose death sparked murder probe died after taking ‘cocktail of drugs’, inquest finds

A woman whose death sparked a murder inquiry died after taking a ‘cocktail of drugs’, an inquest heard.

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Two masted brig the Stavros S Niarchos visited the Port of Sunderland in 2015 as plans for the Tall Ships Races in the city were announced.

Extra £2million for Sunderland Tall Ships Race to fund work on River Wear

Council chiefs have agreed to spend an extra £2 million to ensure the Tall Ships Races 2018 on Wearside is a success.

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