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There's still time to enter this year's The Northern Echo Schools Awards

Nomination window extended for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2016

The team posing for a photo before the match in Germany with Brian Hopkins, top left, with his arm round Graham Comer. The goalkeeper was Keith Kirtley.

Bid to reunite 1966 County Durham youth side who beat Germany day after World Cup final

Teesside Crown Court

Jury finds man did start fires in his home town

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds

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ARSON TRIAL: Teesside Crown Court

Dangerous arsonist went on fire-starting spree, jury is told

Kathryn White is starring in her 50th panto with Oxhill Youth Club

Kathryn notches up her 50th panto

Woman punched in face and has wedding and engagement rings snatched by robber in Stanley

Woman punched in face and has wedding and engagement rings snatched by robber in Stanley

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WASTE: Judge tells appellant Alison White her drink drive conviction appeal was, "complete and utter waste of time", at Durham Crown Court.

Judge brands woman's bid to overturn attempted drink drive conviction as a "complete waste of time"

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Sing with others in Stanley

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Beamish Hall’s master brewer John Taylor is preparing two new beers ahead of the hotel's Winter Festival (52347187)

Beamish Hotel to stage annual Winter Festival

The car hit a water hydrant during a police chase  (52225664)

Man to be questioned over Beamish crash

Winners at last year's The Northern Farmer Awards

Last day to nominate someone in The Northern Farmer Awards

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Driver crashes after failing to stop for police. Photo: Durham RPU.

Driver crashes after failing to stop for police

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Durham County Council

Student fined for using grandfather's disabled badge while meeting friends for coffee

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Stanley Community Centre is moving to the former Stanley Day Centre building at the end of January

Stanley Community Centre moving to better premises

(l-r) Sara Thornton, chair of the National Police Chief’s Council and former chief constable of Thames Valley Police, Patrica Bott, Samantha Bott and Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton

Grandmother who saved woman from being set on fire is honoured for bravery

Downton Abbey filming at Beamish Museum  (50625301)

Beamish Museum featured in last-ever episode of Downton Abbey, which topped the Christmas Day ratings

Georgina Jack has written a novel based on her experience of being evacuated during the Second World War

Novel way to tell story of wartime evacuation

L:ynn Smith (middle) with her daughter Lisa Walton and son Jonathon Wright.  (50496136)

Burnhope mother and her son and daughter accused of stealing thousands of pounds worth of gas from the mains

Dominic Blanchard at the airport ready for his flight with Santa, with father Kevin

Stanley boy's magical flight to meet Santa in the air

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Natasha Martin at Ramside Golf Club, Durham

Natasha's in the swing for golf career

Labour PCC candidates Barry Coppinger, Vera Baird and Ron Hogg, pictured together in 2012

Labour re-selects Ron Hogg, Barry Coppinger and Vera Baird as PCC candidates

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Former Middlesbrough FC player Joe Birbeck and his wife Edna, celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary, with Durham County Council chairman Cllr Jan Blakey. Picture by Martin Avery Photography

Diamond day for Stanley couple

The controlled explosion was carried out on wasteland behind Benson Street in Stanley

Investigations continue into controlled explosion of ‘pipe bomb’

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East Stanley School, Stanley

'Disgust' as police called to Muslims praying near Stanley school

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East Stanley School, on Chester Road, Stanley

Police called to Muslims praying near Stanley school

The fire on the double decker bus at Dipton early on Saturday afternoon.

Dramatic pictures and video as double decker bus bursts into flames

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The Northern Echo is calling on pet-lovers to enter our Christmas Pawtraits competition

Win a professional pet photo shoot and framed print in our Christmas Pawtraits competition

Local Heroes Awards 2015

Local Heroes Awards 2015 as it happened

Headteacher Paul Naughton of Sacred Heart School, in Byermoor, Gateshead who is wearing shorts every day for a whole year to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Fund. Pics by North News.

Dress down year for headteacher who wore shorts for Ofsted inspection and black-tie dinner

North-East playwright Ed Waugh with Glenn McCrory at the Alun Armstrong Theatre in Stanley Civic Hall

County Durham ‘Rocky meets My Left Foot’ story coming to the stage

JAILED: Twelve-month prison sentence for Grant Rymell, who chased partner with knife, shouting threats.

Annfield Plain drunk chased partner through village at knifepoint while shouting threats

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650,000 JD Wetherspoon's customer details may have been stolen by hackers

650,000 JD Wetherspoon's customer details may have been stolen by hackers

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The Christmas card which will be delivered to shoplifters

Top 300 shoplifters to get a hand-delivered Christmas card from police

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A necklace similar to this one - but not tied around the back and with a more blue colouring - was stolen in burglary.  (48396550)

Bereaved Dipton family devastated by theft of necklace worn by daughter when she died in road crash almost three decades ago

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Popular culture expert Geoff Pattison (left) with Resistance speakers Ed Pereboom and Bloeme Keilson at the commemorative service (48376046)

North-East expert is guest of honour at commemoration of execution of Dutch Resistance fighter

Stanley Town Council's vice-chairman Councillor Bill Nixon and clerk Alan Shaw. Picture: GAVIN HAVERY

Blue Plaque Scheme launched in Stanley

A couple from the village of Craghead, near Stanley, were threatened in their own home by an intruder carrying a knife

Elderly couple threatened with knife during robbery at their home

Eric Marshall at his house Sunnyside in Bagby near Thirsk in 2011.

Enter our Ho Ho Homes competition and spread a bit of Christmas cheer in your street

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JAILED: One year prison sentence and thirty-month driving ban for motor technician Jason Johnston, arising from police chase.

Car used to flee pursuing police vehicles scrapped by defendant later that day

The body of a Red Kite found at Edmundbyers in County Durham this year.

Get tough on bird of prey crime, says RSPB, as North Yorkshire tops nationwide league of shame

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Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

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Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

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Snaresbrook Crown Court in London

Teenage musician from North-East awaits 'revenge porn' sentence

A school nativity

Having a school nativity? Get it featured in The Northern Echo

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Leah Middleton is organising a Christmas walk for charity

Leah's Christmas walk for charity

Breakfast club champion Helen Walker, right, serving pupils at Greenland Community Primary School in Stanley

Inspirational teaching assistant Helen Walker wins breakfast club hero award

SENTENCE Defendant David Railton to be sentenced with co-accused Shane Youll, at Durham Crown Court, on Friday (November 13).

Accused admits allowing home to be used in the supply of class A and B drugs

INSTITUTIONALISED: Young inmate Angus Hollingsworth, pictured after his arrest for a previous incident, now said to be becoming 'institutionalised' to life behind bars.

Teen inmate knocked out prison officer with one punch in surprise exercise yard attack, court told

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