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The house on South Magdalene, in Medomsley, near Consett, was severely damaged by the fire

Man tried in vain to rescue mother-in-law from house fire

Air ambulance was called to Horden today after a man suffered severe leg injuries in an angle grinder accident (55752477)

Man airlifted to hospital after injuring his leg with an angle grinder

Chef Syed Zohorul Islam who is representing Great Britain in a curry competition in India

Coals to Newcastle? How about taking curry to India?

Muslim lesson at County Durham primary school sparks anti-Islam protest

Muslim lesson at County Durham primary school sparks anti-Islam protest

Some of the items seized

Six County Durham men arrested in child abuse probe

FIRE: The mid-terraced house in South Magdalene, Medomsley, near Consett, in County Durham

Woman dies and two men taken to hospital after house fire in Medomsley, near Consett

Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court this morning

Adam Johnson pleads guilty to two child sex charges

Durham Railway Station has been evacuated after a gas leak

Road closed and railway station evacuated after contractors cause major gas leak

Sarah Richardson, keeper of art at the Laing Art Gallery. Picture by Gavin Havery  (55756801)

Leonardo Da Vinci drawings on display in region this weekend

Chancellor George Osborne signs the North-East devolution agreement with council leaders including Sunderland City Council's Paul Watson, back right. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Devolution consultation deadline looms for Sunderland

County Durham and Darlington Combined Fire Authority has agreed a 1.9% increase in its precept

1.9% tax rise for Durham fire brigade

Professor Susan Hart, who will become Dean of Durham University Business School this summer

New Dean Susan will be Hart and soul of Durham business school

Lib Dems name Northumbria PCC candidate

A 64-year-old died after being struck by a train on Wednesday night at Langley Moor, two miles south of Durham Railway Station

Man dies after being hit by train in Durham

Ian Caller, left, and Tom Moffat, then president and treasurer respectively of Durham County Cricket Club, celebrate its acceptance into the First-Class ranks in December 1990

Cricket's Tom Moffat to address Gents' Breakfast

Pupils from Durham High School for Girls celebrate the glowing inspectors' report

Durham High School praised by inspectors

Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle the Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham and The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, hold traditional Ash Wednesday blessing (55614289)

Bishops mark start of Lent with traditional ash blessing

The bottom of Fox Street in Seaham was taped off by police  (55583009)

Death not being treated as suspicious

Man twice made teenager pregnant

Man in child sexploitation probe 'twice got teenager pregnant'

The scene of the incident, on Coalford Lane, Pittington, near Durham

Horse rider with 'potentially life-changing injuries' after fall - police appeal to trace two drivers

THREATS: Liam Daglish, given two-and-a-half year custodial sentence for threatening to blind debtor and cousin with "acid".

Teen seeking to call in debt "threatened to blind friend with acid"

The Mayor of Durham, Councillor Jan Blakey, and Cllr Bill Moir at the official opening of Belmont Community School's sports hall with assistant head teacher Anita Steven and student Joe Morrow. Picture: TOM BANKS

Smashing opening for Belmont badminton centre

County Durham Community Foundation is staging an exclusive afternoon tea

Tea for charity

Mark Sutton Vane, of Sutton Vane Associates, pictured in Durham Cathedral's Great Kitchen, which is being transformed as part of the £10m Open Treasure project

Let there be light! Experts chosen to illuminate Durham Cathedral's Open Treasure

Charity grant will pay for IT courses for older people

An artist's impression of the redeveloped Companions Club, in Ainsley Street, Durham

Flats plan for veterans' club is approved

Durham Cathedral is hosting family-friendly activities this half-term

Half-term fun at Durham Cathedral

Chris and Rachael Hogg, who are from the North-East, but live in the Lake District  (55431216)

'She has come through with flying colours': Mayor says he and and his wife are recovering well after kidney transplant operation

Former Northumbria Police chief Sue Sim (55374913)

Investigation into force following complaints by former top cop

Ten colleges take part in annual North East Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy competition at the Federation Brewery on Gateshead. Picture: TOM BANKS (55253544)

Pictures: Students take part in hair and beauty contest

Keith and Sharon Rochester, of Houghton-le-Spring (55282599)

Critically ill holidaymaker told not to drink or smoke again

HAPPY: Children staying at home of now accused brother seemed "happy" at time, Durham Crown Court told by defendant's sister.

Sister had "no concerns" over boys staying at home of now accused brother, court told.

Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer with Joseph and Alex Fawcett at the launch of the Children’s Cancer Run (55446928)

Alan Shearer launches children's cancer run

Councillors compared student digs plan to slum tenements

"Horrified" councillors reject plan to convert two-bed terrace into seven-bed student house

Youngsters from Nettlesworth Primary School, in Chester-le-Street, at Clayport Library in Durham (55405709)

Wizard time at Durham library event

The Durham Cathedral choir performing

Fancy joining Durham Cathedral choir?

Durham Free School, Gilesgate. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Sell playing fields, says ex-councillor

Steven Hillary, from Newcastle Building Society's Durham City branch

New man at NBS

LAVENDER: Defendant Stanley Simpson denies prosecution suggestion during Durham Crown Court trial that he was in the equivalent of a "lavender marriage", while allegedly abusing boys.

Man accused of abusing boys denies relationship with woman was a 'lavender marriage'

Beyonce will play the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on June 28. Photo: Robin Harper.

Beyonce to play Sunderland's Stadium of Light on opening night of world tour's European leg

Trees were felled in the ancient woodland at Bryan’s Leap in Burnopfield (55274510)

Fines for farmer who cut down trees in ancient woodland

H'Angus the Monkey visits Stray Aid to launch a £250,000 fundraising appeal

Stray Aid launches £250k appeal

Durham County Council says there is no excuse for flytipping

Flytipping cost Blackhall man £800

Durham Christian Union is to stage Story mission week

Durham Christian Union prepares for biggest mission week in years

Acclaimed barber Mucktaru Kargbo demonstrates his skills during the event at East Durham College (55226378)

Top barber passes on styling tips to students

Students take part in the Durham University Charity Fashion Show Picture: DAVID WOOD

Students hit the catwalk to Stop The Traffik

Helen Corner and Victoria Mansell perform the Charleston at Strictly St. Cuthbert's dance competition, held at Rainton Meadows Arena. Picture: TOM BANKS

Cheeky Charleston wins Strictly St Cuthbert's

An artist's impression of the new Aidan Gardens estate, in Belmont, Durham, accessed from Brackendale Road

Work begins on £5m Belmont housing estate

Work begins on £5m Belmont housing estate

Kimberly Bertram

Concern for missing pregnant woman

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