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North Durham News

LEGAL ACTION: Richard and Ann Thurlow, of Bowburn, who are taking legal action over their Bulgarian holiday

Diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps: Bowburn couple's holiday 'nightmare'

HOMECOMING: X Factor star Joe McElderry

HOMECOMING: X Factor star Joe McElderry

MEDIA PARTNERS: Durham Cathedral are now media partners with Premier Christian Radio. Pictured are Dean of Durham, Michael Sadgrove and Premier Christian Radio director, Sylvia Walters. Picture: TOM BANKS (33591364)

Good news for Christian radio station as cathedral deal is agreed

WALK: Chester-le-Street based National Citizens Service take part in a sponsored walk in Durham City to raise money for a homlessness charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (33593254)

Teenagers take to streets with belongings to raise awareness about homelessness

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd, 18.

Jury sent out in college plot trial

MANHUNT: Police are hunting an armed robber who is believed to have struck twice

Two armed robberies in ten minutes - police link Gateshead raids

STOLEN: Falklands War medals

Desperate plea for return of stolen Falklands War medals

Fuel bank helps 1,000 in three months

BOMB PLOT: Tanvir Hussain

Liquid bomb plot terrorist Tanvir Hussain wins legal challenge over segregation at Durham prison

COAST WATCH: Seaside visitors are being asked to look out for the common blue.

Seaside visitors urged to look out for the common blue butterfly

BLOOMING: Tulips at the Botanic Garden, Durham City.

Judges to visit city and assess Britain In Bloom bid

TV ROW: Girl was beaten by brother

Girl beaten with table leg by brother in TV row 'must be taken into care'

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd, at an earlier court hearing

Bomb trial teenager: Getting gun on net 'like buying chocolate bar'

MANPOWER: Durham Police confirmed "single crewing" has been the recent norm to "maximise" manpower

Staffing concerns after lone police officer forced to fight for life against attacker

RAP SINGLE: Singer-songwriter Jordan O'Gorman

VIDEO: Transgender Justin Bieber from Peterlee hopes rap single will help end transphobic abuse

The first letter from Sunderland Echo's old headquarters is removed

Newspaper removes landmark sign and sells off 10ft high letters for charity

JOY: Ten-year-old Jasmine Ather, who will get a life-changing tricycle after an anonymous £800 donation. Picture: TOM BANKS

£800 - anonymous donor's gift means disabled Jasmine will get her trike

LOST AND FOUND: Durham County Council worker Graham Bradley pictured at work in Durham City

A clean sweep: eagle-eyed Graham returns 8 lost phones in 5 weeks

BOUNCE: Olympian Kat Driscoll and members of Apollo gymnastics team celebrate the opening of Infinite Air trampolining and free running centre, Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Explore trampoline centre that makes an Olympian jealous

OPEN: (l-r) MP for City of Durham Roberta Blackman-Woods, Prince Bishops Homes Chief Executive Keith Tallintire and Prince Bishops Homes Chairman John Swanson, outside the new Sleetburn Court development in New Brancepeth

MP opens new village housing development

Bus window smashed

RELAY: Elvet Striders running club members complete a 300-mile charity relay to celebrate club’s 30th anniversary in Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Taking it all in their stride: runners raise £800 with anniversary relay

EISTEDDFOD: Dancers from Jane Robson Dance & Theatre School entertain people at the Shotley Bridge Eisteddfod picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Arts festival could become annual event

Attempted murder arrest after man suffers multiple stab wounds outside County Durham pub

Man appears in court charged with attempted murder after pub stabbing

Stephen Potts arriving at court at an earlier hearing Picture: PA Photo Owen Humphreys

Dog breeder gets two weeks to prove American bulldogs are not dangerous

CINEMA: The former Grand Electric Cinema in Ryhope. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (33328015)

Cinema to be dismantled brick-by-brick and moved to museum

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd

I had 'kill bag' because it was Halloween, Newcastle College plot accused tells court

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

DEVELOPMENT: The former Cheveley House care home in Belmont, Durham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Care home facing the bulldozer

Council defends Grade II listed building sale

Durham Crown Court  (33330437)

Three men deny robbery after 91-year-old is allegedly forced out of his car

APPEAL: Durham Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

Bearpark biker seriously hurt in Durham smash with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman

DELAYS: Traffic disruption in Durham during bridgeworks on Milburngate Bridge.

Drivers thanked for patience as second phase of bridge work gets underway

EMOTIONAL: Fourteen-year-old Grace Stewart-Piercy, along with her father Simon, arrives at the London offices of Shelter following their five hundred mile fundraising cycling trip from Edinburgh to London

Grace, 14, completes 500-mile charity ride for the homeless

WOLFED: Alfie the shih tzu

Naughty shih tzu Alfie gets clean bill of health after swallowing scouring pad

Knifepoint robbery may be linked to earlier incident

Police probe link between knife incidents

TROPHY: Jonny Wilkinson, left, and Mike Catt lift the William Webb Ellis trophy after England won the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. Picture: AP PHOTO/DAVID ROGERS

Rugby World Cup trophy to come to Durham and Hartlepool

DURHAM GIG: Semitoned, who are to perform in Durham in August

Sylvan's homecoming gig

CLEARED: Ponds on the 110-acre Minsteracres Retreat Centre estate are being cleared to improve water vole habitats

Ponds to be cleared to make perfect retreat for water voles

The Blades in action at Sunderland International Airshow Picture: Tom Banks

Pictures: Spectacular displays thrill crowds at Sunderland International Airshow

Durham Police to offer staff mindfulness sessions to improve mental wellbeing

Durham Police to offer staff mindfulness sessions to improve mental wellbeing

JAILED: Sean Oliver, given two-year sentence for stabbing another man in confrontation near his own home

Man jailed for village stabbing in daylight clash

COURSE: Sunderland College lecturer Matty McGrory and visual arts curriculum leader Mike Jaques in the college’s new NextGen studio (33172398)

Sunderland College premieres new entertainment industry course

SAFETY: Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat tows six people in a dinghy to safety at South Shields. Picture ADRIAN DON/RNLI (33181469)

People urged to Respect the Water following two rescue operations

CHARITY: (l-r) Denise Lewis, Daley Thompson and Sharron Davies at fundraising dinner for Coco (33173088)

International children's charity gets cash boost at glamorous fundraising dinner

INSTALLATION: New artwork by Amie Slaven explores the use of brass to communicate on the battlefield  (33174933)

Artwork exploring the sound of brass on the battlefield unveiled in Durham

BRASS: Bearpark and Esh band at the 2002 Durham Miners' Gala

Band hopes to raise enough brass to reach national finals

Durham Crown Court told pair's "escapade" left vulnerable resident "petrified"

Drunk pair forced way into "wrong flat", court told

CAPSULE: Branch manager Lee Metters with children from Portobello Primary School, in Birtley

Children bury building society time capsule

Theatre-goers in the region can enjoy a one-off cultural experience beneath the streets of Newcastle this September. Twenty Seven Productions is working with the Ouseburn Trust to stage a World War 2-themed play in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel

Play to be staged in restored tunnel used as wartime air raid shelter

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