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Peterlee News

VETERAN: 98-year-old WWII veteran Henry Cockerill at his Peterlee home. Henry served throughout WWII in the Royal Navy and is a veteran of Dunkirk. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (27189680)

Football saved my life, says Second World War naval veteran

WILDFLOWERS: Harebells on the coast at South Gare, Redcar

Coal to coast - North-East heritage projects share £30k of lottery funding

KILLED: A mute swan

Two men in court for killing a mute swan at Watergate Lake, Murton

TOMMY: The sculpture is moved back into place after the burying of the time capsule. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Tommy on a firm footing to the delight of town's visitors

JAILED: John George Middleton given 16 months custodial sentence for breaking into home of grandfather, who never wants to see him again

Man jailed for burgling grandad's home, stealing pension money and sovereign ring

Man jailed for 38 months for grooming 13-year-old girl in hope of having sex with her

Peterlee Magistrates' Court

Former tax employee of Easington Village given suspended prison sentence for evasion of tax

Karl Martin Bennett

Tributes paid to young boxer who died in accident near Easington Village

Celebrate access to coast on ramble

REPAIRS: The statue of Tommy 1101 created by artist Ray Lonsdale pictured being moved to allow work to begin to create a more permanent position following damage to the surrounding area caused by the high number of visitors in Seaham Picture: DAVID WOOD

Tommy anchored to the ground in Seaham

SENTENCE: Temple appeared at Durham Crown Court

Knife woman who slashed own throat spared jail

ROCK POOLING: Low Tide Day in Seaham  (26041571)

Durham Heritage Coast Low Tide Day returns to Seaham

COLLIERY: Winter at Blackhall pit  (26150998)

Remembering the miners who died at Blackhall Colliery

MISSING: Scott Fletcher

Police to search area of County Durham today following disappearance of Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher

CRASH VICTIM: Steven Nicholson

Tributes paid to Shotton Colliery man, 24, killed after car overturned near Seaham

Judge asked to hear of progress of proposed house sale when case is "mentioned" again at Durham Crown Court later this month

Woman who "cleaned out" savings of elderly relative may have to sell home to make compensation payment

SPEED KILLS: A file photo of a police officer operating a speed gun.

Almost 90 drivers a day stopped for speeding during Durham and Cleveland campaign

AWARD: The East Durham College entry won bronze at the Harrogate Flower Show

Sweet success for floristry students' bakery-themed display

BEAUTY: Academy student, Jamie Nicholson, 17, with Beauty By The Geeks co-founder, Rose Brown, and East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student, Micha Hannon, 20

East Durham College students learn the science behind the beauty

FAMILY: Fay and Michael Murrish with baby Chanel, at a few weeks old

Chanel's No.1 in heart op charts

FINALS: (L-R) – Courtney Williams, Andrew Boote (Back), East Durham College Barbering Lecturer Alison Scattergood and Sarah Grant (25511208)

East Durham College barbers through to final ten in national competition

STOLEN: Pet shop owner distraught following theft of pygmy hedgehog (25450979)

Peterlee pet shop owner left distraught by theft of pygmy hedgehog

Durham Crown Court told attacks took place on same victim both inside and outside village community centre on band night

Man warned to expect prison for double attack on same victim on same night

COURT: Paul Sutton.

Grief of daughter, six, for father killed in one-punch assault

WALK: (L-R) Jean Deans volunteer walk leader for Durham County Council, Dave Scott volunteer walk leader for Hartlepool Council, Lorraine Rasmussen of Durham County Council, Rachael Graham of Hartlepool Borough Council and Louise Harrington of Durham Heri

Final month of training before coastal trail half marathon

RISK: GPs from the Phoenix Medical Practice fear that new facilities in Wheatley Hill (pictured) are 'in jeopardy'

New medical centre is 'in jeopardy' say GPs

FOGBOUND: Police and fire at the scene. Pic: Durham RPU

A19 reopens after four separate crashes in thick fog

APPLICATION: Durham Crown Court. to hear application to dismiss attempted robbery charge against defendant who has already admitted bank robbery

Bank raider bids to have further charge of attempted robbery dismissed

APPEAL: Police want to speak to witnesses to the late night incident in Horden, County Durham.

Police appeal after 72-year-old man injured in "hit and run" collision

JAILED: Richard George Goundry, who was "candid" over his preoccupation with indecent images of children

Man with "preoccupation" with young children jailed over collection of indecent images

Durham Crown Court told defendant took savings hidden in a shoe and a sovereign ring, in break-in

Man admits burgling his own grandfather's home

Durham Crown Court told defendant concocted unlikely story to account for her presence in unoccupied house

Burglar found hiding under boxes in bedroom by police dog

STOLEN: Appeal for information about Vadim the goshawk (24625576)

Appeal for information after Vadim the goshawk is stolen from aviary in Easington Village

Durham Crown Court told trading standards officers observed large number of callers to defendants' homes to buy cheap, duty-free cigarettes and tobacco.

Related couples sold illicit tobacco products to scores of visitors to their nearby homes

Peterlee man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in York

Peterlee man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in York


Dragon Boat Race planned to raise money for charity

SENTENCING: Durham Crown Court was the venue for the sentencing hearing

Teen had abusive images of one-year-old girls

WORKS: General view of Rainton Burn (also known as Moors Burn), near Dairy Lane and Longacre, in Houghton-le-Spring, where Northumbrian Water is to start flood defence work, on Monday (April 20) Picture: DAVID WOOD.

Flood defence work to start to protect vulnerable homes near Wear tributary

Post Office  (23198620)

Post Office launches new service in Easington

JAILED: Sentence of two years and eight months imposed on defendant Paul Watson for latest drunken domestic attack

Man jailed for sustained drunken attack on girlfriend months after release from prison for previous assault

Durham Crown Court told items of great sentimental value stolen in the burglary were found to contain defendant's fingerprints

Prolific offender spared jail after prosecution accept his plea to handling stolen goods

DAMAGE: The Albert Guest House, in Shotton Colliery, a former care home and pub which was damaged in fire incident earlier this year.

Sentence on hostel arsonist delayed to enable owner to outline cost of damage and repair bill

CCTV: The two men suspected of killing dad-of-two Tipu Sultan were captured on CCTV shortly after the shooting happened

Police release CCTV of two men on motorbike suspected of shooting dead dad-of-two Tipu Sultan

BANNERS: Forthcoming display of former mining lodge banners, similar to these from Trimdon and Deaf Hill collieries, being viewed (from left) by Jim Robinson, Kevin Flint and Paul Connor. Picture: ANDY LAMB.

Colliery lodge banner display

Reg Windpower (22605301)

Good causes in east Durham invited to find out about funding from wind farm

DEAL: Principal Sally Hudson with students Connor Mason, Thomas Gorham, Daniel Salmon and Christopher Halliday, plus Greg Robson from Caterpillar

Engineering a move into the world of work

GAMERS: Ryan Hollis and Jordan Smurthwaite take part in a marathon RuneScape game at East Durham College, Picture: TOM BANKS (22251412)

East Durham College students set out to break gamathon world records

Lisa Dixon Centre in Haswell celebrates £50,000 award

JAILED:  Knife-carrying robber Robert Elliott jailed for 44 months at Durham Crown Court

Store robber jailed after passer-by recognised him leaving premises

Durham County Council (21994095)

Redevelopment of Thornley Waste Transfer Station likely to be approved

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