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Former Sunderland players get a scoop of the action at new ice cream parlour

Former Sunderland stars got a scoop of the action as a new ice cream parlour opened at an activity centre.

News
Diversions will be in place

Motorists warned of A19 closures overnight for roadworks

A stretch of the A19 in is set to close for four nights for roadworks.

News
A van overturned in the incident.

Driver hurt after van overturns on A19

A man was hurt when the van he was driving flipped onto its side on the A19.

East Durham
Research by the Living Wage Foundation showed that more than one in three working parents cannot afford to have regular meals. Pic: Jon Super/PA Wire.

Low-paid parents skip meals and fall behind on household bills, says new study

More than one in three working parents cannot afford to have regular meals, showing the "desperate choices" low-paid families have to make, according to a new study.

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The A19 northbound at Easington Colliery. Copyright Google Maps.

Delays after crash on A19

Drivers are facing delays after a crash on the A19 tonight.
News
Hooge Crater Cemetery remembers Isaac Rodgers.

The cricketing hero who died for his country in the First World War

He got to play cricket as the First World War raged on - and won.

Retro

Campaigners protest plans to close village school in Durham

Plans to close a village school would destroy a community, campaigners have warned Durham County Council (DCC).

Education
Winter maintenance costs helps send Durham County Council £1.6m over budget

Winter maintenance costs helps send Durham County Council £1.6m over budget

Severe weather over the winter sent Durham County Council more than £1m over budget.

Transport
Roadworks being carried out.

Council pledges £700,000 towards repairing potholes and improving roads

An extra £700,000 of council funding will be invested in improving the condition of roads around County Durham over the coming year, it has been revealed today.
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John and Eileen Hopper are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Happy couple celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

A diamond couple with more than six decades of happy memories together have celebrated a major milestone.

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The Iceland van on its side. Photo by Jordan Smith.

Motorist cut free after Iceland van overturns

The driver of an Iceland van had to be cut free by firefighters after it overturned.

News
Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers have been used twice this year by council snoopers trying to root out illegal tobacco sellers.

Durham
Police were called to Woodland View on Sunday morning. Image by Google Maps.

Two arrested after 'serious assault involving weapons'

Two men have been arrested after what police describe as a 'serious assault' involving weapons.

Crime
Scott Baker is welcomed by family and friends at the halfway mark of his 1000th 10K run on consecutive days,  at the Tommy statue, Seaham on Saturday.

Charity runner does a 10k every day for 500 days - and he’s doing 500 more!

Five hundred and counting - that’s amazing fundraiser Scott Baker who just doesn’t stop running.

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Stash of dodgy cigarettes and tobacco found under shop floorboards

Stash of dodgy cigarettes and tobacco found under shop floorboards

A stash of counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes was discovered under the floorboards of a shop by trading standards officers.
Crime
Police have been called to an area in Seaham after reports that a detonator box had been found.

Bomb disposal team called after detonator box found in shed

Police have cordoned off an area in Seaham after a detonator box was found in a shed.

Crime
The work will be carried out on the A689 near Sedgefield. Image copyright Google Maps.

Drivers warned to leave extra time for journeys as new road surface is laid

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys as road resurfacing work takes place on a busy route.

County Durham
At Wapping Burn are, from left, Wear Rivers Trust secretary Neil Ashforth, local volunteer William Wilkinson, Sandra Wardle from Novus Business Centre , Jim Wood from Caterpillar, and local volunteer Gary Smith helping out with the final day wetland planting task.

Appeal to help wildlife thrive on industrial estate

Businesses are being invited to get involved in efforts to improve an industrial estate for wildlife.

News
The incident happened on Crimdon Beach.

'Unexploded mine' found on beach turns out to be mooring bollard

A lump of metal suspected of being an unexploded mine turned out to be part of a bollard, police have said.

East Durham
Inside the new look Seaton Lane Inn

Win dinner, bed and breakfast at Seaton Lane Inn

To celebrate the reopening of County Durham pub with rooms - The Seaton Lane Inn - we’re giving you the chance to win an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for two at this new-look inn, close to Durham’s Heritage Coast.

East Durham
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