County Durham

County Durham

Funding boost for new railway station hoped to open in two years time

A new multi-million pound railway station project has been given council backing in its latest budget.

Hawthorn Hythe beach. Picture by Wayne Appleton

Volunteers needed to help turn the tide on marine litter at coastal beauty spot

An army of volunteers is being recruited to help clear up a coastal beauty spot.

East Durham
Marsden Bay. Picture by John Millar

Volunteers needed to help turn the tide on marine litter at coastal beauty spots

An army of volunteers is being recruited to help turn the tide on marine litter on our beaches.
South Tyneside
Chapman and Sons Butchers in Blackhall Colliery

Probe launched as two people in hospital as and six more salmonella cases confirmed

An investigation has been launched after an outbreak of salmonella left two people in hospital.
Home-grown Seaham Harbour bowler Jack Lacey in action against Boldon last season.

HELP! Seaham Harbour need new players and officials to survive in club’s 150th year

Seaham Harbour Cricket Club are seeking new players and officials to ensure the future of the club.

Peggy Holmes has been left upset after burglars took several items of great sentimental value to her. Photo by Durham Constabulary.

Widow, 92, left devastated after thieves steal gifts from late husband as she sleeps

A 92-year-old widow has been left distraught after jewellery given to her by her late husband was snatched in a burglary on her home.

County Durham
The incident happened in Tenth Street in Blackhall Colliery. Image copyright Google Maps.

Two men charged after four-hour rooftop disturbance

Two men have appeared in court following a four-hour incident where tiles were thrown from a roof.

School exclusions

More than 400 pupils excluded from school in Sunderland in a year

More than 400 secondary school pupils served exclusions in Sunderland in a single school year.

Chester-le-Track is based at Chester-le-Street railway station, as well as Eaglescliffe, but will close at the end of next month. Image copyright Google Maps.

Station toilets and waiting room to close as face-to-face train ticket firm announces its closure

A firm which sold passengers train tickets over the counter has confirmed it will shut down, leaving a station unstaffed.
County Durham
An artist's impression of what the new homes could look like

Ambitious plans for £175million ‘Garden Village’ go on show at public consultation

Ambitious plans for a new £175million village will come under the spotlight tomorrow.

News 1
Police have issued a warning over a dangerous batch of drug amphetamine.

Police issue warning over dangerous batch of drug said to have caused 'seemingly superhuman strength'

Police have issued a warning over a dangerous batch of drug amphetamine which has caused two men to have been taken to hospital.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman praises ‘brilliant’ night at inaugural Bradley Lowery Foundation ball

Football stars from across the region showed their colours at a charity ball in honour of Bradley Lowery.


Chippy of the Year: Here’s your Top 10 - now choose a winner

We asked you to help us find the best chip shop in the Sunderland area - and how you responded!

Emergency services responding to the roof top stand off in Blackhall.'Photo Rob Crute

Arrested men hurled tiles and bricks at police during four-hour ‘stand-off’

Two men were arrested following a stand-off with police which lasted for hours.


How you can support the Bradley Lowery Foundation ahead of its first gala ball

Famous faces will come together to show support for the Bradley Lowery Foundation at its first gala ball and now people are being given their own chance to help the charity.

Members of the The Faithful Durhams who are hoping to see the former DLI museum's objects reunited under one roof.

Group urges people to back plans to bring DLI Museum collection back together

A campaign group calling on the former Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Museum to be restored is urging people to back a proposal to bring its objects back under one roof.

(front) Coun Kevin Shaw, Durham County Councils ward member for Dawdon and (left to right) Coun Carl Marshall, the councils Cabinet member for regeneration; Peter Coe, the councils development manager; Lisa Simpson, marina manager; and Colin Burn, watersports development officer.

Seaham Harbour Marina water sports centre in line for national award

A new water sports centre could be in line to claim a prestigious national award.

East Durham Community College in Peterlee town centre before demolition crews moved in.

Final demolition work complete on Peterlee ex-college site

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

Gary Hepworth

Burglar caught red handed after raid on home

A burglar was caught red-handed trying to steal copper pipe and wiring from a house that was under refurbishment.

The Prince of Wales in Durham today.

Prince Charles given warm welcome on visit to Durham

The Prince of Wales was given a warm welcome by the people of the North East when he visited one of the region's most historic quarters.

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