East Durham

East Durham

Dozens of jobs on way as roofing firm relocates to tap into Hartlepool market

A roofing company is hoping to more than double its workforce as part of an expansion.

A post remains after one of the sheds was burned down. Photo by County Durham Fire and Rescue Service.

Sheds destroyed in large allotment blaze

Two large sheds were burned to the ground when a fire broke out earlier today.

Business Durham's Peter Rippingale with Rob Mason and Steve Rowell of Vivarail at the firms new premises on Spectrum Business Park in Seaham.

Rail firm on track to bring 30 new jobs to Seaham

A train company will create 30 new specialist engineering roles with the launch of a factory which will help power the railways.

National Care Award Nurse of the year Julie Noble with her trophy. Picture by FRANK REID

Grandma Julie is named the UK’s best care nurse

A grandmother is enjoying a double celebration after she was named the UK’s best nurse just weeks after marking her 50th birthday.

Peterlee police officer who will be clamping down on Christmas shoplifters.

Police are turning up the heat on Christmas shoplifters

Police will be tackling the rise in shoplifting at Peterlee in the run up to Christmas.

Liam Debbage with Oscar and Reece.

Workers give up Christmas gifts to pay for colleague’s £17,500 life-saving cancer treatment

Kind-hearted colleagues of a cancer sufferer have given up their Christmas gifts to pay £17,500 towards life-saving treatment.

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Champion Bradley Brown with one of his titles.

Kickboxer Bradley strikes gold at world championships

A schoolboy kickboxer is continuing to make a name for himself in the sport after returning from an international competition with an impressive haul of medals.

Coun Jean Chaplow, Chairmans Consort, Jorja Stonebank, Coun Bill Kellett, Chairman of Durham County Council, Harley Jay Stonebank and Lasey Stonebank.

Christmas lights switched on in memory of ‘inspiring’ Bradley Lowery

A council’s Christmas lights have been switched on in memory of ‘inspiring’ battler Bradley Lowery.

Alf Jones, brother of the 'stolen baby identity' in the John Darwin case.

Family of dead baby used in John Darwin’s fraud still waiting for apology more than decade later

The family of a baby boy whose details were used by canoe conman John Darwin to create a fake identity say they are still waiting for an apology a decade on.

Bradley Lowery with his hundreds of Christmas cards last year.

Christmas cards for sick youngsters in Bradley Lowery's memory

Christmas cards will be shared between sick children in Bradley Lowery's memory.

The sites of Jade Business Park, formerly known as Hawthorn Business Park, in Murton.

Business park’s decade of desolation could soon be over

The first businesses could finally be up and running by this time next year on a business park plot which has stood empty since work first began a decade ago.

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Traffic on the A19.

A19 campaigner’s anger over Government transport cash as report lays out North-South divide

The Government has been urged to give the North East its fair share after it was revealed almost £700 more was spent per Londoner on its transport systems than our roads, rail and buses.

Teddy Bear made from Bradley Lowery's dressing gown.

Sweet memory bear made from Bradley Lowery's clothes

Bradley Lowery's mum has a new teddy bear to cuddle made from the youngster's dressing gown.

Bradley Lowery and Father Christmas at last year's light switch on at County Hall.

Bradley Lowery to be remembered as his cousins switch on Christmas lights

Bradley Lowery will be honoured by his cousins as they help unveil a Christmas display launched by him last year.
The collision happened on Powlett Road in Hartlepool. Image copyright Google Maps.

Biker left with broken arm after collision with car

A motorcyclist was left with a fractured arm after a crash.

Chloe Gray arrives on Santa's Sleigh to switch on the Christmas lights in Pallion, Sunderland.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as little Chloe Gray turns on Pallion’s lights

The Christmas lights have gone on all over Sunderland and East Durham.

Members of Shotton Partnership 2000 Ltd with their certificate.

Community groups win praise in Royal Horticultural Society awards

Community groups have been recognised in a prestigious regional awards scheme.

David Imms, his father Norman Imms, Carole Davison, nursery nurse, Maria Lynn, ward manager, and Debbie Atkinson, nursery nurse.

Couple’s Christmas gift to children in hospital

A couple will help poorly children add a little colour into their lives this Christmas with a donation of gifts.

Seaham Hall Hotel.

Seaham Hall unveils £4million luxury lodge scheme

Seahm Hall Hotel has unveiled multi-million pound plans to boost its offering.

Hospice shop fire.

Arson attack on charity shop leaves hospice £24,000 out of pocket

Staff and management at Alice House Hospice say they are saddened to report that their Horden charity shop suffered a devastating fire in October, resulting in the closure of the shop and the loss of its entire stock.

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