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CONVICTED: Former teaching assistant Helen Turnbull arriving at Peterlee Magistrates' Court

Schoolboy fling teaching assistant Helen Turnbull facing jail after running down woman

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

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

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

Man appears in court charged with attempted murder after pub stabbing

Durham Crown Court  (33330437)

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

Easington MP Grahame Morris

MP throws his weight behind campaigners fighting revised plans for Castle Eden crematorium

SAFE: Young people in Wheatley Hill with Cllr Morris Nicholls, Cllr Lucy Hovvels, Ron Hogg, Jane RObson, from the County Durham Community Foundation, and Hilary Jamieson from Wheatley Hill Community Association

Hundreds helped to have a safer holiday

FREE: Free buses for East Durham College students  (32780551)

Free buses for East Durham College students travelling with Arriva

ISSUE: A 'Newton' hearing, or trial of issue, to be staged at Durham Crown Court next month to settle basis on which defendant John Ian Bridgewater is to be sentenced.

Man denies threatening to throw woman from cliffs on coast

The scales of justice statue outside Teesside Crown Court.

'Rootless' teenager is jailed for two-and-a-half years for child abuse

CARNIVAL: Finlay Potter (11) attends the Seaham Carnival event Picture: DAVID WOOD (32477785)

Fun in the sun at Seaham Carnival

Award for community group

PRECAUTION: The butchers shop in Billingham at the centre of the investigation

Third child in hospital after E.coli outbreak

Durham Crown Court told woman failed to decalre she was living with a partner over six-and-a-half year period

Woman failed to declare £51,000 benefit overpayment

COURT: Three men appeared in court charged in connection with alleged Shotton Colliery carjacking

Three in court over alleged carjacking

Three arrested over car theft

Three charged after 91-year-old is victim of car-jacking on his own doorstep

DECISION: Members of Durham County Council to decide on Shotton Colliery housing plan

Fresh housing application for greenfield site to be decided

Police hunt for man following serious street attack in Horden

Police hunt for man following serious street attack in Horden

SENTENCED: Twenty-year-old Samantha Hope given 26-month sentence in a young offenders' institution for drunken attack in mother's home.

Daughter carried out drunken attack on her own mother

WINNER: Luke Towler (31398884)

East Durham College students triumphant in pole climbing competition

FUNDAY: Children watch as 380 balloons are released at a fun day at Thornley Primary School. Picture: TOM BANKS (31345985)

Fun day brings east Durham school pupils together

The damaged beach hut

Residents outraged after yobs damage art work days after it is installed

COACHING: England's Lucy Bronze, celebrates with teammate Steph Houghton during the Quarter Final of the Women's World Cup

First conference on coaching women in sport

COAST: A sound sculpture by Martyn Ware, Heaven 17 and The Human League, has arrived at its first location on Nose’s Point, Seaham, County Durham.

Electro pop star launches beach hut audio project

VOLUNTEER: The EDF Energy Helping Hands team from Doxford International Business Park attended the Clarke Lister Feel Good Centre to carry out special gardening work and ground improvements picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Volunteers lend helping hand to charity

CHALLENGE: Andrew Kirtley who works at the Centre for Health in Peterlee and is taking part in the Workplace Challenge. Picture by Doug Moody Photography

Super-fit dad sheds stones with workplace challenge

SHOW: Art student Rachel Martin in front of her display

End of year show for talented arts students

JAILED: Wayne Kelsey sentenced to a total of seven years, six for shooting incident and a further 12 months for dangerous driving.

Jealousy drove man to carry out drive-by shooting on parked van

REVISED: Councillors will be asked to vote on revised plans for crematorium at Castle Eden

New plans for crematorium submitted

HOLIDAYS: Cash for projects to help combat holiday hunger

Cash available for school holiday projects

DONATIONS: (L-R) – East Durham College Principal Suzanne Duncan, Diane Borsberry and Technical Academy centre manager, Rob Hutchinson.  (30075210)

Classic BMW handed over to East Durham College

DISPUTE: Durham County councillor Sharon Richardson of Dalton-le-Dale was issued with a parking ticket while she was attending a county planning meeting than overran. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Parish councillor says Durham County Council at fault for parking ticket after planning meeting overran

PRAISED: Wellfield School in Wingate. Picture: DAVID WOOD

School praised for its success - without converting to an academy

WORK STARTS: John Maudling Junior and Councillor June Clark cut the turf on the new Cotsford Park play area in Horden, with John Maudling Senior, Joyce Maudling, Paul Ryan, Christine Ritchie and Tracy Maudling

Work begins on new Horden play park

WINNERS: Representatives of Seaham School of Technology celebrating after scooping Creative School of the Year at the TES Schools awards in London  (29800209)

Seaham School of Technology scoops Creative School of the Year award

East Durham College's Technical Academy 5th birthday celebration -  Centre Manager Rob Hutchinson and student Scott Gowens (29975660)

East Durham College's Technical Academy celebrates fifth anniversary

JAILED: Judge jails Matthew Fairhurst for 12-and-a-half years for sustained assault on man with physical difficulties

Man launched sudden sustained attack on his mother's former partner

SWAN: RSPCA evidence of pellets in the swan's neck  (29736839)

Two men given community orders for shooting dead mute swan at Murton lake

JUMP: Eighty-year-old Shirley Bentley prepares to do a tandem parachute jump with instructor Simon Minto at Shotton Airfield. Picture: TOM BANKS (29534941)

Octogenarian takes part in skydiving challenge to raise funds for new pad for Champa the bear

The scene of the fire on Melrose Crescent, Seaham

Neighbours praised after rescuing people from burning Seaham house

JAILED: Andrew Hall, given two year prison sentence for latest breach of sexual offences prevention order

Sex offender breached order by seeking "porn" having accessed the internet via computer game

DIG IN: Councillor Alan Napier, Councillor Joyce maitland, Grahame Morris MP, Councillor Tom Pinkey and Lesley Armstrong clerk Murton Town Council cut the soil on Dalton Park phase 2. Picture: TOM BANKS (29533193)

Multi-million pound extension to Dalton Park shopping complex gets underway

SAFETY: Leisure centre to run activities designed to help children stay safe in water

Leisure centre runs activities to prevent drowning

VISION: An artist's impression of the proposed Morrisons store at Dalton Park, Murton

Fear that locals will miss out in 500-job Dalton Park expansion

82-year-old Joseph Harris, who his sons claim was roughly treated at the University Hospital of North Tees

Son claims "excessive force" used on 82-year-old father by hospital

ART:Tom Jankowiak, ten, of Ropery Walk Primary School with his collage, Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (29079451)

Artistic talents of pupils in east Durham on show in Seaham's Art Block

ART: Colin Kays, the son of pitman and self-taught artist Jimmy Kays, at a show of his father's work at Horden Heritage Centre. Picture: TOM BANKS (28841348)

Evocative drawings of Horden pitman artist go on display for first time

SERIAL SHOPLIFTER: Craig Dixon, who has been jailed for a series of thefts

Prison sentence for persistent thief

TAUNTED: Joseph Vinson, 20, of Seaham, who has a genetic disorder causing physical differences, wants to encourage bullies to think twice about the torment they can cause

Young man taunted for his appearance raises awareness of the misery caused by bullies

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