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Peterlee News

Peterlee Magistrates' Court (40940376)

Scrap metal dealer fined for operating without a licence.

RESULTS: Students at the Apollo Studio Academy in Peterlee were all smiles as they became some of the first people to pass their qualifications in the brand new school (40705046)

Students receive first course passes at new school in Peterlee

Sports projects get Sport England funding boost

ACCIDENT: Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after car leaves the road. Picture: Durham Road Policing Unit  (40551724)

Appeal for witnesses to accident on A19

ACCIDENT: Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after car leaves the road. Picture: Durham Road Policing Unit

Man seriously injured after car leaves road on A19 in east Durham

WARTIME: Margaret Jefferson, Simone Martin, Tracey Fox, Cassandra Robson and Frank Jefferson in a recreation of a 1940s living room as part of a World War II exhibition in Wheatley Hill. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Pit village's war-time contribution marked in local history exhibition

CONTEST WINNERS: Houghton Brass, based in Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton hit gold at brass contest

SENTENCE: Nineteen-year-old to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court with 16-year-old co-accused who previously admitted his part in robbery.

Second teenager admits robbery of 17-year-old following chase from takeaway restaurant

CHALLENGE: Dean Middleton

Seaham veteran takes on gruelling Arch to Arc challenge

Durham County Council (39584250)

Children in Wingate tackle litter problems.

OVERTURNED: The vehicle in the accident Picture: @DurhamRPU

Police called to Sunderland Road after car overturns

DEVELOPMENT: Houghall Agricultural college is about to start work on re-development of part of the site, pictured Chris Fenwick Senior Site manager for Willmott Dixon, Andrew Hodgson North East LEP and Suzanne Duncan College Principle picture: SARAH CALDE

Works starts on multi-million pound redevelopment of Houghall Campus

BEAUTY SPOT: The North Sea coast at Crimdon

'Caravan wars': OAPs fight plans to let in holidaymakers

JAILED: Andrew Swinney, jailed for 27 months, after being linked to crime by discarded bottle at scene of crime

Man jailed for high value metal theft from dairy product company's cold storage site

WASTE: Waste at the site in Haswell Plough (39360557)

Murton man sentenced for dumping and burning waste

ISOLATED: Defendant Robert Kyle, described as a "rather isolated young man", pictured outside court after a previous hearing.

'Isolated' agrophobic tried to incite girl, 13, to perform sexual acts in online chats

Helen Turnbull leaves Teesside Crown Court this morning wearing a hoodie Picture Keith Taylor

Teaching assistant who had affair with pupil returns to court after crashing car while drunk

OPEN: (L-R) East Durham College catering students Charlotte Tubman, Alex Whittington and Chantelle Dockerty.


East Durham College's restaurant reopens its doors

JAILED: Defendant Dean Pearce, given ten-month prison sentence for attack on now ex-partner

Man jailed for drunken assault on partner, culminating in blow to back of head

ABANDONED BABY: Leigh-Anne Varley

Mum abandoned new-born baby after affair, with note 'my husband is violent, he'll kill me'

ACCIDENT SCENE: A recovery truck clears the damaged vehicles from the side of the A19. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT

A19 down to single lane following accident involving two lorries

AMBASSADOR: Angela Rippon

School honoured with national award for dementia work

RESTRAIN: Order imposed at Durham Crown Court forbidding defendant from trying to contact two female pub workers for next three years.

'Touchy-feely' pub manager prosecuted for over familiar approaches to teenage member of staff

BAKE: Great British Bake Off star Brendan Lynch judges cakes made by staff at npower in Rainton Bridge as part of MacMillan Coffee Morning picture: SARAH CALDECOTT. (38680059)

Winning a baking competition is a piece of cake

ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze last night.

Fire ravages disused Seaham hotel

GUILTY: Defendant Josh Slee to be sentenced for burglary at Durham Crown Court next month

Man admits domestic burglary, in which flat screen tv was taken

BLAZE: Crews tackle the fire in Peterlee Picture: CDD Fire and Rescue

Fire crews tackle industrial estate blaze

JAILED: Sean Storey

Jilted lover attacked innocent man

Students at East Durham College, with programme leader Barbara Archer (second from left) and learning facilitator Pamela Gordon Dixon (fourth from left)


East Durham College employability courses go from strength-to-strength

CURFEW: Community order, to include curfew, imposed on care home worker Audrey McDowell at Durham Crown Court.

Care home worker made illicit claims for disability living allowance for almost five years

SEA RESCUE: Hartlepool RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Betty Huntbatch tows the yacht to Hartlepool Kafiga Landings.

Stranded yacht with two men on board towed to safety at Hartlepool

The community in Wheatley Hill have taken over Wheatley House and turned it into a community hall. Picture: TOM BANKS (38060875)

Formal handover of Wheatley House to community

SCHOOL: The former Easington Primary School. (37944198)

Easington Colliery residents celebrate after councillors agree to demolition of former school

Volunteers needed for County Durham beach clean

Why Art Man? (37726268)

Empty shops to provide canvas for inspirational art in east Durham

COLLISION: One lane on the southbound carriageway of the A19 is currently closed after a collision. Picture: @DurhamRPU

Lane reopened after collision on southbound A19

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

Try your hand at juggling

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

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.

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

BABY FOUND: A general shot of Emerson Court in Horden Picture: Google Street View

Mother of baby left on doorstep admits neglect

COURT: Three people have appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice

Three in court in relation to blackmail case

COURT: Three men and a woman are to appear before magistrates in Peterlee this morning following an investigation into alleged blackmail.

Four people charged after investigation into alleged blackmail

ADDRESS: Durham Crown Court told defendant accepted need to address his nterest in indecent images of children

Man amassed large hoard of child abuse images on home computers over six years, court told

INVESTIGATION: Durham Police are appealing for witnesses

Axeman makes off with £3,000 after robbing cashier at betting shop

DEBATE: Durham County Council

Decision day for farmer's turbine plan

Gypsy travellers take their horses into the River Eden during the Appleby Horse Fair

'No reason to be concerned by horse fair' say Durham Police

MISSED: Dale Roberts, who represented his country at England C level

Appeal means tragic keeper's shirt can be retired

NEW START: Application to open new residential home on site of Grampian House in Peterlee

Bid to open private care home on site of former council-run centre

MEETING: Residents of Blackhall invited to meeting on future of village library

Residents asked for views on running village library

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