A19 reopens after crash involving two lorries and car

The A19 has reopened after two lorries and a car collided.
The scene of the crash. Credit: Durham RPU.

Emergency services deal with five-vehicle smash on A19

Emergency services are dealing with a five-vehicle crash on the A19.
James Langthorne, better known as Rocky.

Seaham's 'Rocky' found after appeal from his friends and police

A homeless man who fled from hospital has been found safe - after he called into his regular pub.


School’s devastation after new wildlife haven is attacked by intruders

A school has slammed vandals after its new wildlife garden was trashed just days after it opened.


Seaham turns out to pay respects at Remembrance Service in the shadow of Tommy

A community flocked to its seafront memorial as it paid its respects to those who sacrificed their lives through war.

The Black Path runs under a series of tunnels leading up to the town centre in Seaham. Image copyright Google Maps.

Woman mugged for handbag on old railway path

A woman was robbed of her bag as she walked along a pathway during broad daylight.

Seaham’s Tommy statue has another stunning Remembrance Day tribute

Seaham seafront is again the scene of a stunning tribute to those who sacrificed their lives through conflict as a town marks Remembrance Day.


Pictures from Seaham fireworks display

Bangs and flashes wowed the crowds as fireworks weekend got underway last night.

Thousands flock to Seaham for annual fireworks spectacular

Families descended on Seaham tonight as an annual fireworks extravaganza drew in the crowds.


Pets and fireworks: Everything you need to know

With Bonfire Night just around the corner and fireworks already going off around the region, pet owners need to make sure their beloved animals are safe and happy.

Lenny McCourt, who died seven years ago in police custody.

Grandad’s family continue to fight for change to prevent more deaths in custody

The family of a grandfather who died in police custody hope a national review will see other tragedies prevented.

Maureen Richardson who spread the Tall Ships word in Jamaica.

From Wearside to the Caribbean - with a Tall Ships poster!

We’re singing the praises of Echo reader Maureen Richardson who went to Jamaica and spread the Tall Ships word.

Parents Micheal and Fay Murrish with Chanel before she went into theatre.

Little battler Chanel’s charity kindness scoops her a medal win

A three-year-old has been championed following a charity campaign to help children facing their own health battles.

Left to right: Tom Mantova, Mike Kelly, Ryan Myers, Ash Dougan, Charlotte Berry, Sam Logan, Colin Kelly, Jim Galvin and Marc Spicer.

These marines are set to attempt weighty record-breaking challenge

A team of Royal Marine veterans and ex-military personnel are preparing for a weighty world record attempt.

Dozens of homes are without power in Seaham

Dozens of homes without power in Seaham

Dozens of properties are without electricity after a power cut in Seaham.

Kevin Paterson

Devastated family want to prevent other young deaths

The family of a man who died suddenly of a heart condition will use the anniversary of his death to help others.

Do you shop at Dalton Park?

Dalton Park takes home 13th consecutive award for safe parking

Shopping centre Dalton Park has won an award for its car parking facilities for the 13th year in a row.

Callum Grice has been sent to a young offenders' institution for 38 months.

Banned driver who led police on 100mph chase is locked up

A 19-year-old who led police on a 100mph chase and committed a series of messy burglaries has been locked up for more than three years.

Church Street in Seaham which raised plenty of interest among Sunderland Echo readers.

Tasty meats and yummy cakes - your memories of Church Street in Seaham

Fabulous Nicholson’s cake shop and the toy store with the latest Hornby trains.

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