East Durham

East Durham

Talented footballer, 20, dies in drowning tragedy

A talented young footballer has died in a drowning tragedy in the Netherlands.

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Hartlepool college student remembers the terror of the Manchester bombing on first anniversary of attack

Hartlepool college student remembers the terror of the Manchester bombing on first anniversary of attack

A Hartlepool student who survived last year’s Ariana Grande concert bombing is returning to the city today to pay her respects to the victims on the first anniversary.

Staff at The Ribbon School, Barnes Road, Murton in their nearly completed new play area. Pictured left to right are Lisa Walton, acting headteacher early years, Mark Dudley caretaker, Aleisha's mum and school administrator Michelle Ord, John Murray site manager and Rebecca Gent, deputy headteacher early years.

Work complete on play park set up in memory of girl who died in bus accident

A play park bought to replace kit first bought in memory of a nursery school girl who died in a tragic accident is set to be unveiled.

Chapman and Sons Butchers in Blackhall.

Inquest opened into man's death as probe continues into salmonella outbreak

A coroner has opened an inquest into the death of a football coach as investigations continue into an outbreak of salmonella.
Bishop of Durham Paul Butler visits Horden Heritage Centre

Bishop of Durham stops off for a cuppa during prayer walk

The Bishop of Durham took a break from an annual pilgrimage to have a cuppa with volunteers at a heritage centre.


17 wishes for Bradley Lowery on what should have been his 7th birthday

A brave and courageous little boy from Blackhall who affected thousands of lives across the world has been on all of our minds today.


Gemma Lowery honours Bradley’s seventh birthday with a parachute jump

Bradley Lowery’s devoted mum took to the skies to honour what would have been her precious son’s birthday.


Family's special message to 'beautiful angel' Bradley Lowery on 7th birthday date

Bradley Lowery's family have shared a heartbreaking message to their little hero on the date of his 7th birthday.

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.


'We miss you and love you' - Jermain Defoe sends special birthday wish to best friend Bradley Lowery

Former Sunderland footballer Jermain Defoe has paid tribute to his best friend up in heaven on what would have been his seventh birthday.

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Picture special: Remembering Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday party

Today may seem like a normal Thursday to many of us.

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Appeal following robbery in Blackhall.

Police appeal following robbery of taxi driver

Police are appealing for information after a taxi driver was robbed.

Rev Susan Richardson of Peterlee Memorial Methodist Church - The church is planning a year of celebrations to mark the milestone, with a weekend of events planned specifically for next weekend (May 18-20).'Picture by Tom Banks

Praise for church as it marks its 60th anniversary

A church which was created while services were held in peoples’ homes will celebrate its 60th year with a weekend of events.

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Bradley Lowery's mum to take a fundraising skydive to mark her boy's birthday

Gemma Lowery will take a parachute jump from a plane to raise funds or other children on what would have been her son's seventh birthday.

The coroner's office in Norfolk has appealed for information.

Appeal to track down family of man who died on ship

A coroner's office has launched an appeal to find the loved ones of a man who died while on board a ship.

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Good deeds lead to awards as town celebrates its young achievers

A community has celebrated 10 top youngsters for their efforts they have made to make their town a better place.

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The scene at Monday's horse fair trot through South Hetton as one of the horses paniced and threw out the occupants of the trailer.

‘Safety is riders’ responsibility’ says horse fair organiser

The organiser of a horse fair has said it is not his duty to ensure trap riders follow the rules of the road in the aftermath of a crash.

Peterlee Leisure Centre, which is also to become home to the town's library, pictured before the work began.

Asbestos in leisure centre roof pushes back £2m revamp project

Asbestos removal from a leisure centre’s roof has pushed back the completion date of a £2 million-plus redevelopment by months.

The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Bailiff left clinging to car bonnet as ‘arrogant’ danger driver drove off in Mercedes

A property developer who drove off with a bailiff clinging to the bonnet of his Mercedes has been jailed.

Lauren Irwin at the European Rowing Under 23 Championships.

Olympic hopeful rowing star helps coach teenagers to follow in her footsteps

A young rowing star who hopes to compete in the Olympics is helping to coach teenagers to follow in her footsteps.

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