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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.

Nicola Duke with parents David and Pat Pollard.

Seaham firm is looking to grow with new jobs in 2018

A Seaham electrical engineering company is targeting new markets after a period of sustained growth.

Durham Police chief constable Mike Barton.

Addicts who deal heroin and cocaine to fund their drug use may not face court under new scheme

Drug addicts who sell heroin to other users will not face prosecution under a new scheme, a police chief has said.
The Battle of the Somme.

The family which rose to power before war wiped them out

From eloping couples to encounters with highwaymen - one of the North-East’s most influential families has been investigated by retired teacher Maureen Taylor-Gooby.

Dave Johns, star of I, Daniel Blake with East Durham Trust chief executive Malcolm Fallow.

I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns backs £10,000 charity campaign

A campaign to raise £10,000 to help people struggling to make ends meet has been backed by the star of the hit film ‘I, Daniel Blake’.


Puffing Billy gets set to tour the streets in run up to Christmas

Puffing Billy is getting ready to bring Christmas cheer to towns and villages as the engine goes out on tour.

Adrian Tait has organised the event with his wife Joanne.

Wartime-themed event set to raise funds for veterans

A wartime-themed fundraiser is set to help veterans young and old going through times of hardship.

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East Durham Veterans Breakfast Club as they marked the Armistice Day silence.

Veterans mark Armistice Day with two-minute silence

Former and serving Armed Forces personnel have remembered the fallen on Armistice Day.
York Road in Peterlee. Copyright Google Maps.

Axe-wielding men in armed robbery at Post Office

Police are hunting two axe-wielding men who robbed a Post Office this morning.

East Durham College uniformed public services and business course student Jak Smurthwaite (front centre) with fellow students returning to college after a walk. Picture by FRANK REID

Charitable students set to walk for Bradley Lowery Foundation

A group of charitable students are getting set to walk more than 14 miles in aid of the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

Firefighters on the scene in Eden Street, Horden  Picture from Nicky Middleton

Arsonists who risked couple’s lives face jail

Two men are facing jail for starting a potentially deadly fire that caused a couple to flee their flat in the early hours of the morning.

Domolition of Peterlee's  East Durham Community College

Demolition squad moves in to clear eyesore former college site

The demolition team has moved in to clear a former college campus in the hope it will make way for a new town centre development.

Grahame Morris is calling on the Government to take action on the A19.

A19 ‘too often is left at a standstill for hours on end’ says campaigning MP

The Government has been taken to task over pumping an “embarrassment of riches” into the south while the A19 and other areas of the North East’s transport system flounders.

Samantha Thomson, pictured with daughter Thea Thomson-Vergo, is battling to get her late partner's name on their baby's birth certificate.

Grieving mum’s fight to have late partner’s name on daughter’s birth certificate

A grieving mum is waging a fight to change the law after she was told her dead partner’s name could not go their baby’s birth certificate without a court order and DNA proof.

Police investigating shop robbery in Peterlee.

Police probe shop robbery in Peterlee

Police are investigation a robbery at a shop in Peterlee this morning.

Sunderland's coastline will be covered by the cash.

Coastline set to benefit from £5m windfall

The cash will be splashed on improving our coastline thanks to a £5 million funding windfall.

Insp Lee Blacklock

Man puts x-rated lolly in child's trick or treat bag

A family were left angered when a man put an x-rated lolly in a five-year-old girl's trick or treat bag.
Land at Durham Road, Wingate, to the right here, could become home to 10 holiday lodges.

Holiday lodge plan for Wingate woodland

A woodland could be transformed into a holiday village under plans to build 10 lodges.

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