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New upskirting law plans are welcome - but need to go further to tackle 'fakeporn' and voyeurism, says Durham academic and campaigner

Planned new laws to criminalise upskirting are welcome - but could go further, a leading academic expert has argued.

County Durham

America’s Got Talent star Courtney Hadwin says she is being congratulated in the street after returning home from US TV performance

The teenager who wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent said she felt like she had “switched bodies” during her performance.

CCTV picture of a dog which is thought to have been dumped in a Durham supermarket.

RSPCA appeal to find dog 'dumped in supermarket'

The RSPCA is appealing for information to find a dog which was reportedly ‘dumped’ in a supermarket in Durham.

Lebaneat in North Bailey, Durham.

Review: Lebaneat, North Bailey, Durham

Just off one of Durham’s hilly cobbled streets is a little taste of the Middle East.

Police are making efforts to engage with youngsters in Peterlee.

Police aim to engage with youngsters as part of new initiative

A police team is looking to engage with youngsters as it aims to improve its relationship with the community.
Dennis Skinner at last year's gala.

Chance for Durham Miners' Gala visitors to enjoy afternoon tea with Dennis Skinner

Visitors to this year's Durham Miners' Gala are being given the chance to enjoy afternoon tea with one of the most famous faces in British politics.
Durham Cathedral Open Treasure.

Architect award for Durham Cathedral

A Durham Cathedral project has clinched a national award.

The Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground.

Drivers warned of traffic build-up due to England cricket match

Police are urging motorists to take different routes to avoid the England cricket traffic build-up.

St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive in Peterlee.

School budgets more than £5million in the red, councillors told

Cash-strapped schools in County Durham were short more than £5million from their budgets by the end of the last financial year.

The southjbound A1M at Bowburn. Picture from Google Images

Delays on A1M after accident

An accident is causing delays on the A1M in County Durham this morning.


Mining history showcased in new exhibition

A new exhibition showcasing the mining history of the region is on display to mark 25 years since the closure of the last County Durham pits.

Grant Findley who has written a England World Cup song. Picture by FRANK REID

Businessman hopes World Cup song will be a hit with football fans

Businessman Grant Findley is hoping to score with football fans and music lovers.


Mining history showcased in new exhibition at Durham Cathedral

A new exhibition showcasing the mining history of the region is on display to mark 25 years since the closure of the last County Durham pits.

Kynren returns this summer

Winners announced in bumper Kynren giveaway

We’ve drawn the winners in our competition to win 25 pairs of gold tickets to outdoor spectacular Kynren.

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Clive Dunning, right, with his Brain of Britain trophy and show host Russell Davies.

Sunderland quiz league player crowned Brain of Britain in BBC contest

A champion quizzer is celebrating after masterminding another national success.

Police were called to Middle Street. Picture by Google Maps.

Armed police called out after report of 'gunman'

Armed police were called out to a village after a report a man was brandishing a gun from a balcony.

County Durham
Russell Goldsmith.

Appeal launched to find missing man

Police are hoping to trace a man who has gone missing.

Hope Wood Academy pupils take over the running of the school.

Take Over Day: Pupils and teachers swap roles at school

Youngsters took over the running of their school for a day and staff had to be on their best behaviour.

Courtney Hadwin.

Singing sensation Courtney Hadwin appears on Good Morning Britain

A British teenager who has been sent straight through to the live shows on America's Got Talent said the experience "felt like a dream".

County Durham
Andrew Upton

Huge investment announced for County Durham firm

International test equipment firm Seaward Group is to transform its Peterlee manufacturing base with an investment of £500,000.

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