East Durham

East Durham

Shop worker threatened with knife as robbers grab cash from till

Two robbers threatened a cashier with a knife as they raided a newsagent shop's till of money.

George Burnip jailed for eight years for wounding with intent.

Man jailed after machete attack on girlfriend left her needing 28 stitches

A man who slashed his then-girlfriend with a machete after ‘ferociously’ losing his temper over the care of their pets.


Easter bin collection details announced for County Durham

Council chiefs have announced details of bin collections over Easter in County Durham.
County Durham

Armed gang caged for terrifying £11,000 raid on bank in which staff and customers were injured

Three men are starting jail terms totalling 63 years after snatching £11,000 of cash from bank staff they threatened with a hammer and crowbar.

Peterlee Leisure Centre, where part of the building is to become home to the town's library.

New library is set to open in autumn

A scheme to move a library into a leisure centre is on track to be completed later in the year, say council chiefs.

(left to right) Jo Farrell Deputy Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, Lucy Hovvel MBE Durham County Council's cabinet member for community safety, Audry Laing Durham County Council deputy chair of Durham and Darlington Fire Authority and Dominic Brown Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Durham and Darlington Fire Authority at the launch of arson campaign . Picture by FRANK REID

Police and fire service launch campaign to tackle rise in arson attacks

Emergency services and councillors have joined forces to tackle the growing problem of arson attacks.

Durham Constabulary want to track down this woman.

CCTV images issued as police search for garage store shoplifter

Police hope to trace this woman as they investigate a suspected shoplifting incident at a garage.

Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery. Picture from Google Images

Failing to pick up dog mess costs owner more than £200

Failing to pick up after her pet left an East Durham dog owner more than £200 worse off and with a criminal conviction.


11 of Wearside’s bravest children collect awards - all in Bradley Lowery’s memory

Brave battler Bradley Lowery was looking down as 11 courageous children collected awards in his memory.

Horden Youth and Community Centre Job Club

Funding aims to help jobseekers get into work

Jobseekers have been given a boost thanks to funding aimed at cutting unemployment.

Stuart Hudson, front left, of Durham Christain partnership and Reverend Jane Grieve, front right, and volunteers at a new foodbank point at Holy Trinity Church, Wingate.

Foodbank launched to ensure families don’t go hungry

A village has launched its own foodbank to ensure its families do not go hungry.

Last year's winners of the Best of Wearside Awards.  Their successors will be revealed this week.

In the running to be the Best of Wearside

A fantastic shortlist of contenders has been revealed for this year’s Best of Wearside Awards.

Bradley Lowery's passion for football united fans of all clubs

Football teams urged to sign up for fund-raising Bradley Lowery Shield

Footballers are being urged to pull on their boots in memory of battling Bradley Lowery.
Christopher Clymo.

'Professional thief' jailed after gang raid on builder's yard

A “professional thief” has been jailed for his part in an audacious raid on a builder’s site in which over £1,000 of tools and equipment were stolen.
East Durham Garden Centre, between Easington Village and South Hetton on the A182.

Garden centre bosses expand plans to make site ‘vibrant destination’ for North East

A garden centre with its sights set on expansion is seeking a second phase to its extension.

F4natic from St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School, Peterlee, took first place in the development class.

Young engineers through to final at Silverstone home of British motor racing

Pupils from a school in Peterlee are heading to the home of British motor racing later this month.

Isabel Roberts, chairman of Horden Parish Council.

Village youth to lead the way at awards celebration

Young heroes are set to be championed by village leaders in a new awards scheme.

Sophie Allison, apprentice at Specsavers in Peterlee.

Trainee sets her sights on new career during National Apprenticeship Week

An apprentice has her sights on a new career and is using a national campaign to call on other to get into training.

A previous Durham Coast Half Marathon. Picture c/o North East Wildlife Photography

Runners challenged to take on the Durham Coast Half Marathon

Conservation chiefs have thrown down the gauntlet to the region's runners.
East Durham
Samantha Chandler and daughter Leah Barnett (6) and their kitten Gracie who was missing for five days during the blizzards.

Kitten returns home after surviving five days in blizzards

Gracie the house kitten has certainly used up one of her nine lives - by amazingly surviving for five days in the freezing blizzards.

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