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North Durham News

REFUSED: Bid for wind turbine near Hesleden turned down

Farm refused permission to install wind turbine


Cameron and Osborne to reveal massive North-East jobs boost at Nissan and Hitachi

Chainsaw and baseball bat pub threats - man arrested

Chainsaw and baseball bat pub threats - man arrested

Vaughan Dodds leaving Teesside Crown Court on an earlier date

Blair's former bodyguard Vaughan Dodds found guilty of benefit fraud

Excavation of one of the skulls at the human burial site in Durham

Durham mass grave bodies are Scottish soldiers taken prisoner at one of the 17th Century's most brutal and bloody battles

Milan-bound: All-rounder Vinnie Owens among youngest players selected for trip-of-lifetime to train with AC Milan's junior and youth players

Football starlets Italy-bound after impressing top club's coaches

PRINCIPALS: Cast leads from Dryburn Theatrical Workshop's production of The Fifteen Streets. Left to right: Emma Scott as Mary Llewellyn, Phil Martin, as John O'Brien, and Kay Anderson, as Mary Ellen O'Brien. Picture location courtesy of Beamish Museum.

Theatre group brings Cookson classic to stage

Search continues after River Tyne body report

Search continues after River Tyne body report

TRIUMPH: Cameron Gilray

Boy golfer from Burnopfield triumphs

TOUR: Durham's Market Hall to hold a series of open days

Historic market hall reveals its secrets

VICTORY: Protesters against plans for houses at land in Sherburn Village

Residents cheer as village housing plan is rejected

Thomas Cook flight diverted

Holiday flight from Newcastle diverted as drunk woman tried to "smash windows"

DENIALS:Vaughan Dodds leaving Teesside Crown Court on an earlier date

Blair's former bodyguard insists £180k in account was for his kids

GET IN: Crystal Palace's long-shot win at Chelsea helped Durham punter scoop £30,000

Durham punter wins £30,000 on long-shot bet

SCARRED: Impact of First World War on North-East to be placed under the spotlight (37220848)

Impact of First World War on North-East placed under spotlight

Newcastle Crown Court

Chinese restaurant owner brought to book for fraud by his spelling mistakes

Boy collapses days after gang attack

Boy collapses days after gang attack

QUEEN: Duncan James from Blue, centre, with the Gumbies from Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Sunderland Empire.     Picture: ANDY LAMB (37212455)

Priscilla Queen of the Desert returns to Sunderland Empire

REIGN: Queen Elizabeth II pictured during a 2002 visit to Tyneside

Cathedral service to mark Her Majesty's record-breaking reign

SKILLS: Durham City Jugglers offer residents chance to catch the juggling bug

Try your hand at juggling

RETURNING: Coxhoe Trail Run to return this weekend following success of last year's event

Hundreds to take part in village's second cross country trail run

WELCOME: Prof Stuart Corbridge, new vice-chancellor of Durham University

New leader takes up post at Durham University

The scene on the Quayside

Search along Quayside after reports of body in Tyne at Newcastle

Official opening of Keel Square in Sunderland with an artistic sculpture in the centre relating to the ship building history of the city and containing images of people who were involved in the industry. Council leader Paul Watson, Sunderland mayor Barry

Official opening of civic space in Sunderland

PATRON: Alan Shearer with Henry Dancer

Charity helping people smile through the sadness

THEY'RE OFF: The panto animals at Newcastle Racecourse. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Panto race world record attempt

VOYAGE: Sean Lee

North-Easterners in global sea race

CLASSICS: A display of old buses and cars at the Seaburn showfield in Sunderland. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (37079742)

Annual bus rally back at Sunderland

FUN: Blues and Bourbon events prove popular

Events company expands after enjoying a 'sell out summer'

AWARD: Marmax Recycled Products have won the Green Apple Environment Award. Pictured are school children using their Special Educational Needs Range which is made from 100 per cent recycled plastic

Stanley-based company wins environmental award

TOUR: The new Consett Academy off Medomsley Road in the town. The front of the school. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36822703)

Consett Academy ready for pupils’ first day of school

FUN: Teddy Bear Day at Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham City.  Mia Rose Clattenburg meets Rupert the Bear and friends. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (37009670)

Visitor attraction hosts teddy bear's day

TANKS A LOT: A military vehicle rally at the DLI Museum in Durham City. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (37009847)

Crowds turn out for military vehicle show

HONOURS: Stanley Town Council members with the winners at the awards night.

Council awards for people in Stanley area

The Stanley Blues Festival. Mitch Laddie Band perform. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (37011279)

Thousands enjoy tunes at Stanley music festival

Work on Milburngate Bridge finished

STABBING: Northumbria Police is appealing for witnesses

Man held over pub stabbing

ENTERTAINMENT: A street festival takes place in Durham City with various acts at different locations.  The Head First Acrobats do their thing in the market place. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36977423)

Free fun on the streets

WELL WRITTEN: Author Derek Landy signs copies of his new book in Waterstones, Durham. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36977460)

Book signing by best-selling author

COLOURFUL: East Durham College's Houghall campus in Durham City hosts the Durham Flower Festival. Competition entries of leaks. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36977376)

Durham Flower Festival, growing successful

TEDDY BEAR: Children on the bouncy castle during a teddy bears picnic at Wheatley Hill Community Centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (36946108)

Fun events marks end of summer programme

Kitchen fire

THREATS: John Bridgewater dragged his partner towards cliffs in Easington Colliery, threatening to throw her from them.

Man who threatened to throw partner from cliff top, jailed for almost three years.

REPAIR: Cocken Ford Bridge, which will be closed for 15 weeks

Concern raised over 15-week closure of road bridge

REFORMED: Durham Crown Court told defendant has remained out of trouble since latest offence in May last year, and has recently given up drink and drugs.

Teen drug supplier escapes custodial sentence after judge said he would "take a chance" in his case

LUCKY: Lewis Rider has scooped £1m on a scratchcard

Lucky bar steward scoops £1m on a scratchcard

CUSTODY: Defendant Jonathan Liddle remanded in custody after his 'guilty' pleas to motoring offences at Durham Crown Court

'Stop or go to prison' - judge's warning to drivers who ignore police sirens

ON TRIAL: Vaughan Dodds

'We are not dishonest,' former Blair bodyguard tells fraud trial

MANE ATTRACTION: Visitors make their way through Lambton Lion Park in the 1970s

Housing bid for historic estate to save heritage

LIGHT FANTASTIC: The newly-illuminated Penshaw Monument. Pic by Jonathan Kinnair

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