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Some of the items seized

Six County Durham men arrested in child abuse probe

Paul Wheatley, from Spennymoor, with his granddaughter Jessica Colville, aged three. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Family of toddler whose life was saved after visiting urgent care centre express importance of keeping facility open

The annual Sedgefield Ball Game on the village green. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Blood, sweat but no tears at annual Sedgefield Ball Game

The Big Spring Clean 2016 starts later this month

Litter pickers line up for annual Big Spring Clean

Tensions run high as controversial housing plan for Sedgefield attracts support "for first time"

Penny Watson, executive manager South Durham Enterprise Agency, Mayor of Bishop Auckland Cllr Lee Brownson and Durham County Councillor Rob Yorke, chairman of South Durham Enterprise Agency

Business agency helps Bishop Auckland mayor's Help for Heroes appeal and takes steps to support Armed Forces community

The Marie Curie charity is looking for volunteers in south Durham to help with its Great Daffodil Appeal.

Volunteers in south Durham sought for Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal

Ronald Thexton, one of the six men who pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to conspiracy to commit burglary

Gang of six, including three men from County Durham, admit planning burglary on supermarket

Police investigating serious assault on victim who challenged two men who were poaching on land near Eldon (55397243)

Man suffers broken jaw and nose after being attacked near Eldon

An outfit created for the 2014 Trashion Show, in Barnard Castle.

Workshop will turn trash into fashion ready for the catwalk

Pat Shepherd, committee chair, and Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Cllr Lee Brownson, celebrate with groups who use the community centre

Celebration event marks community centre's 40th anniversary


Funding agreed for CCTV in Willington in bid to tackle antisocial behaviour

Gordon Rutherford, Diane Wright, Michelle Pickering and Stephanie Fishburn outside the family's shop in Front Street, Stanhope (55296225)

"This is for mum" - Stanhope grocer reopens to continue the legacy of a dale businesswoman

Rachel Hetherington with her baby Briannah who died in her arms following a ten-month fight

Campaigning mum's baby dies in her arms at 10 months despite predictions of "days or weeks"

School opens doors to parents and carers in bid to teach online safety

School opens doors to parents and carers in bid to teach online safety

The launch of the annual three-week Febfest in Bishop Auckland. Picture: TOM BANKS (55254172)

Somme themed art exhibition launches Bishop Auckland Febfest

Gardening enthusiasts and neighbours Eric Ayres and Mary Smith have been chosen to take part in this year’s National Gardens Scheme

Green-fingered neighbours to open gardens for charity

CAUSE: Van driver to undergo trial at Durham Crown Court, next month, after denying driving 'dangerously' prior to crash with motorcycle.

Case of van/motorcycle collision, resulting in serious accident to rider, to be resolved at trial, next month

Bereaved families can plant snowdrops in remembrance of loved ones at annual walk

Bereaved families can plant snowdrops in remembrance of loved ones at annual walk

Warning to keep property secure after spate of shed burglaries

Warning to keep property secure after spate of shed burglaries

A HORSE rider has been seriously injured after a fall near Shildon on Sunday. Photo: GNAA

Woman, 60, seriously injured after falling from horse near Shildon

FUNDRAISING: (left) Weardale councillor Anita Savoury has started a campaign to raise funds for the under-threat RSVP service. She is pictured with the pharmacist Janet Price and and coordinator Jean Graham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Campaign launched to save vital service for patients in Weardale

Bad weather caused more rock to fall from the castle walls in Barnard Castle

Campaign to save Barnard Castle's crumbling castle walls gains momentum

The Hutchinson's flock of Swaledale sheep, in Upper Teesdale

BBC to broadcast version of North-East documentary Addicted to Sheep

Show based on the life of Jean Ross to be staged at The Witham

One-woman show to explore Cabaret character Sally Bowles

Tony Brimm with daughter Rosanna, 10, whose pet chickens were stolen from the family allotment

Girl, ten, devastated as pet chickens stolen from family allotment

Scott Thomson Meikle, from Stanhope, has been disqualified as a company director after failing to submit timely tax returns and pay amounts due to HMRC

Stanhope company director disqualified after failing to pay tax

Property vandalised

Property vandalised

Viki Clarke joins son James, eight, at Ox Close Primary School, Spennymoor (54909823)

Parents join children in classes at Ox Close Primary School, Spennymoor

Year 1 pupils from Toft Hill Primary School with volunteer Durham University students Yirong Yuan (left) and Yini Jin (right) Picture: Katie Richardson

Toft Hill pupils monkey around for Chinese New Year

Daniel Mark Rowland arriving to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court.

Newton Aycliffe driver jailed for causing death of woman who ran into road

Bedroom fire at Newton Aycliffe home

Bedroom fire at Newton Aycliffe home

Rockliffe Hall Hotel

Bishop Auckland's Butterwick Hospice to hold afternoon tea fundraiser

Ben Haggerty

Storyteller Ben Haggerty to perform in Teesdale

A droid monitoring the water on the Teesdale moors

Water-monitoring droids installed on Teesdale moors

Darren Lawler pictured with his partner Ashley Clarke and son Harley-James

Inquest of Ferryhill father Darren Lawler opened

Stanley Black & Decker's move to new premises near Spennymoor makes way for the demolition and redevelopment of the DurhamGate site Picture: TOM BANKS

Demolition and redevelopment of Black & Decker site at DurhamGate, Spennymoor, to start in March 2016


From Spennymoor to Westminster- Ox Close pupils enjoy trip to London

St Stephen's pupil Kiera Hind practises her first aid skills on classmate Ryan Whittup under the guidance of Eric Leach from St John's Ambulance (55011465)

Willington school children take lifesaving first aid classes

Girls take part in an interactive science day for female pupils from all the Ferryhill & Chilton schools. Picture: TOM BANKS (54935979)

Girls in Ferryhill and Chilton to inspire school friends to explore the sciences

Serial fraudster Sylvia Marquiss, also known as Sylvia Mitchell, Jools Marquiss, Izzy Mitchell and Fran Willows, who has been jailed for two and a half years by a judge in Cornwall.

Shildon victim of TV psychic fraudster who left a trail of debt says "justice has been done" as she is finally jailed

The de Havilland Dove, an eight-seater mini airliner, arrived at Fishburn Airfield this week . Pic by Fishburn Airfield

Historic planes arrive at County Durham airfield set to open as aviation museum

Jordan Louise Palmer appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today (February 4)

Spennymoor learner driver disqualified after being found three times over the limit


Real ales and entertainment on the menu at County Durham winter beer festival

Michelle Hobbs and Christine Kipling of Bishop Auckland with their respective dogs Jess and Arthur. Jess was caught in a trap (held by Michelle) while all of the pictured were walking in Brussleton near Shildon. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Warning for dog walkers after Labrador gets caught in illegally-set deer trap

Roger Vivier for Christian Dior

Hot on the heels of YSL exhibition, Bowes Museum announces shoe coup!

BASE: Husqvarna's Newton Aycliffe plant

Aycliffe lawnmower-maker Husqvarna aims to recruit 650 staff


People in Sedgefield urged to have their say on the future of the town

Spennymoor Town Hall, home to Spennymoor Town Council

Spennymoor election contested by four candidates

Allison White set up the support group. She is pictured with her mother and group treasurer Barbara White. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Cancer support support going from strength to strength celebrates second anniversary

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