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Stop-gap library set to open as plans push on with new £1.9m centre

A pop-up library to help fill the gap in a town’s service while a new £1.9million venue is set up.

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The scene in Church Street, Murton, following a crash on Thursday night.

Man taken to hospital after crash on busy road

A man was taken to hospital by paramedics following a road smash last night.

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Is this new pub the North East’s quirkiest gin bar?

Is this new pub the North East’s quirkiest gin bar?

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MPs have hit out at the funding of transport in the North East.

Transport cash funding targeted by MPs upset over region’s share

North East MPs have hit out at the Government with a claim it has lumped together our region with the North West to mask its lack of investment in our transport systems.

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Edith May Curtis with her card from the Queen to mark her 100th birthday.

Woman marvels at her home town’s success as she marks 100th birthday

A woman who kept a town’s tills ringing has marked her 100th birthday.

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L-R: Tony Finnegan, Hettie Findley, Steven Innes, Grant Findley.

Dozens of jobs on way as roofing firm relocates to tap into Hartlepool market

A roofing company is hoping to more than double its workforce as part of an expansion.

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A police officer.

Police urge owners of keyless cars to buy 'Faraday bag' to stop thieves

Police are urging owners of keyless entry cars to protect themselves from theft as a growing crime trend emerges.

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A post remains after one of the sheds was burned down. Photo by County Durham Fire and Rescue Service.

Sheds destroyed in large allotment blaze

Two large sheds were burned to the ground when a fire broke out earlier today.

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Sarah Billingham, Durham County Council project officer; Susannah Mansfield, director and landlady of The Station House; and Councillor Carl Marshall, Durham County Councils cabinet member for economic regeneration.

Micropub raises a pint to a brighter future thanks to business cash boost

A city centre bar has become the first business on a city centre street to benefit from a scheme to support small enterprises.

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Business Durham's Peter Rippingale with Rob Mason and Steve Rowell of Vivarail at the firms new premises on Spectrum Business Park in Seaham.

Rail firm on track to bring 30 new jobs to Seaham

A train company will create 30 new specialist engineering roles with the launch of a factory which will help power the railways.

Seaham
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply and failure to stop but has been released under investigation.

Teenage boy arrested as part of probe targeting distribution of drugs

Durham Police have released a teenage boy under investigation following a drugs incident in Wingate.
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Lynn Burrows and her daughter Jorja were helped by the Durham Fuel Bank earlier this year.

More than 1,000 people in Durham helped by Fuel Bank scheme

A scheme which provides funds to pay for energy, alongside emergency food, has already helped 1,241 people in Durham this winter.

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall announce Emirates gig

It’s been announced this morning that Simple Minds and The Pretenders with special guest KT Tunstall will play a big outdoor North East gig next summer.

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National Care Award Nurse of the year Julie Noble with her trophy. Picture by FRANK REID

Grandma Julie is named the UK’s best care nurse

A grandmother is enjoying a double celebration after she was named the UK’s best nurse just weeks after marking her 50th birthday.

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Peterlee police officer who will be clamping down on Christmas shoplifters.

Police are turning up the heat on Christmas shoplifters

Police will be tackling the rise in shoplifting at Peterlee in the run up to Christmas.

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Lasting tribute to battling Bradley Lowery unveiled at his former school

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at Bradley Lowery's former school.
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Previous flooding on the coast at Seaham. Pic by PA.

Storm Caroline poses coastal flood risk to North East

Communities are warned to be prepared for high tides, large waves carrying debris and possible flooding along the North East coast from today and into the weekend.

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The vehicle is blocking the A688. Image by Google Maps.

Tailbacks after broken down lorry blocks road

Motorists are facing delays after a lorry broke down, blocking a road in both directions.
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The incident took place between Darlington and Durham.

Rail delays on East Coast main line after person dies after being hit by train

Rail passengers are facing major delays after a person was killed after hit by a train.
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