Thousands turn out for Seaham Carnival amid hot and sunny weather

A community has turned out in force as an annual festival makes its return amid glorious sunshine.
Ray Lonsdale's Eleven O One statue, known as Tommy, has become known world-wide.

Town asks where donations left at the Tommy statue should go

Residents and visitors are being asked for their views about where the donations left at the Tommy statue on Seaham seafront should go.

Sculptor Allan Scott, Gary Richardson and Brian Scollen are working on the Seaham Field of Remembrance project.

Seaham to create poppy field memorial to remember all its war dead

A new permanent war memorial in Seaham is to be installed in the shadow of the Tommy statue in a project to be led by the people.

Graham Low, of East Coast Fitness, is running a boot camp in support of the NHS and the Bring John Home campaign.

Making the stretch to celebrate the NHS at 70 and boost the Bring John Home appeal

The NHS’s 70th anniversary will be marked with a keep fit class which will also boost an appeal to help a man return home from hospital.

The Lamp Room Seaham. Picture by FRANK REID

Review: The Lamp Room, North Terrace, Seaham

Decent tapas menus are few and far between at restaurants in Sunderland and the surrounding areas, but The Lamp Room is a shining example of how to be inventive with small plates.

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Staff and pupils from Seaham High School all set for a litter pick at the beach.

Pupils stunned by amount of litter found on beach clean-up day

Pupils from an East Durham school enjoyed a day at the beach - but strictly for educational purposes.

Bar/bistro’s bid for extended alcohol licence rejected

Bar/bistro’s bid for extended alcohol licence rejected

A bar/bistro’s bid for a late alcohol licence has been rejected after objections from police and neighbours over noise and anti-social behaviour concerns.

The collision has happened close to Richardson's Garden Centre in Cold Hesledon. Image copyright Google Maps.

Seaham road closed to traffic following collision

A biker has been airlifted to hospital after a collision where he came off his machine.
Seaham councillors call for action over town’s derelict pubs

Seaham councillors call for action over town’s derelict pubs

Calls have been made to Durham County Council (DCC) to secure derelict pubs in Seaham.

Counterfeit cigarettes found as part of the operation.

Four members of same family jailed for selling counterfeit cigarettes from 'tab house'

Four members of a Seaham family have been sentenced to jail after being found guilty of selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

The business centre in Seaham Marina.

Seaham Marina scoops award for its part in town's regeneration

The transformation of a dock into a marina attraction has been hailed for the part it has played in the regeneration of a town.

The Port of Call, Seaham. Picture by FRANK REID

Review: Port of Call, North Terrace, Seaham

I’ve got a soft spot for Seaham. Time spent working in the Echo’s old district office at the top of Church Street means I got to know the East Durham town well and over the years I’ve seen its independent cafe and bar scene flourish.

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Spectrum Business Park's Admiral Point

Outlook is bright for Seaham business park

Seaham’s Spectrum Business Park has welcomed a string of new businesses in the last 12 months, including one from out of the area.

Andrew Emmerson, of Seaham, says he was attacked by a hawk while on a cycle path with his grandson on Monday. He has had to have stitches on his face and is warning others about birds being in the area.  Picture by Tom Banks

Man attacked by hawk while out on bike ride with grandson

A grandad today warned cyclists to be wary of hunting birds after he was attacked by a hawk and left needing stitches while out on a ride with his young grandson.

Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall

Review: Spa day deal and lunch at Seaham Hall’s Serenity Spa

Checking in for a day at Serenity Spa is like checking out from the daily grind.

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The familiar sight of smoke over a Wearside pit community.

Remembering the days of the coal fire

It’s not so many years ago that the smoke from thousands of coal fires hung over the North East.


ResQ toasts 12 years in business with charity match for Bradley Lowery Foundation

Call centre ResQ celebrated its 12th anniversary by organising a charity football match at the Stadium of Light.

ResQ employees enjoying an ice cream.

Call centre staff keep it cool with ice cream for business anniversary

A call centre celebrated its 12-year milestone with a sweet treat for staff.

Chanel Murrish with her medal.

Inspirational youngster given highest honour

An inspirational three-year-old has been awarded a council's highest honour.


Hays Travel staff eye up holidays as they celebrate company’s cash bonus windfall

There were whoops of delight as travel agency staff were told their boss would be awarding them a cash bonus - with of them planning to treat themselves to a holiday.

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