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Patrols taking place near torched Durham pavilion where teen took drugs and was hospitalised

The Green Lane area has become a hotspot of anti-social behaviour, with a teen taken to hospital after taking drugs and Durham City Bowling Club set on fire

ChronicleLive - Durham City Centre

Coroner says lives could be saved 'with better IT system' after woman's death in Durham A&E

Emily Harkleroad, 31, died due to a pulmonary embolism in 2022. A coroner has now raised concerns about the IT system used in the emergency department where she was treated

Durham Magazine – Positive Local News for Durham UK

Stars of the Screen Shine at Durham’s Enchanting Fire and Ice Festival

Durham’s mesmerizing Fire and Ice festival is making a comeback this half term, promising a dazzling experience for all who visit. Hosted by Durham BID, the festival will run from 10am to 5:45pm on Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, February 24th. Attendees can look forward to exploring 14 uniqu...

ChronicleLive - Durham City Centre

Teenage girl hospitalised after taking drugs at Durham bowling pavilion torched by vandals

Durham City Bowling Club has become a hotspot for antisocial behaviour and has been subject to an arson attack

The Northern Echo | Durham

Van driver planned to stay in hotel room with County Durham girl, 13

Peter Francis Allison, 64, of London, drove to County Durham in a work van in the hope of meeting a 13-year-old girl for a sexual liaison, a court heard.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Bowburn arson: Land Rover and motorcycle destroyed in fire

Police have launched an investigation after a workshop behind Burn Street, Bowburn, near Durham, was extensively damaged in a suspected arson attack.

ChronicleLive - Durham City Centre

Comedian Jason Byrne announces North East dates on new UK tour

Tickets go on sale this week for comedy star's No Show tour launching in Durham, with Newcastle and Stockton dates to follow, and a newly-announced Edinburgh Festival Fringe run

The Northern Echo | Durham

St Leonards parents launch Go Fund Me for teaching staff

County Durham parents set up Go Fund Me for St. Leonards teaching staff for welcome gifts as the they move into a main teaching site after RAAC impacts.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Peterlee burglar smashed way into house two days after release

A burglar who made himself at home in a house he smashed his way into, while drunk, was found eating biscuits in an upstairs bedroom.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Kids help mum after fall in Howden-Le-Wear, Durham home

Kimberly Craig was walking down the stairs of her home in Howden Le Wear on February 6 when she tripped halfway down the stairs.

ChronicleLive - Durham City Centre

Inside Durham's new £1.3m gaming arcade and dessert parlour

Here's a first look at YuMe World Durham which is due to open in March with a mix of retro and cutting-edge games

The Northern Echo | Durham

Durham County Council left woman without care for a month

Durham County Council left a vulnerable woman without care for an entire month after failing to meet her needs.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Peterlee man is a 'high-risk' of committing violence

The latest attack came to light when a friend of the victim went to her window and noticed items thrown all around.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Five County Durham pubs and venues with stunning views

As part of that, we have rounded up five venues in County Durham that offer stunning views, from train stations, to open countryside.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Mischief Tattoo Studio open on Belmont estate in Durham

Mischief Tattoo Studio, which has just opened its doors on Belmont Business Estate, Mandale Business Park on the outskirts of Durham City.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Ofsted: 15 worst and 15 best schools in County Durham

We have pieced together the 15 best and 15 worst schools in County Durham, according to Ofsted.

Durham Magazine – Positive Local News for Durham UK

Durham Springs into Action with Big Spring Clean 2023

The spirit of community and environmental stewardship was in full display yesterday as the first of this year’s Big Spring Clean events took off at Vane Tempest Beach in Seaham. Volunteers, equipped with bags and grabbers, gathered to tackle litter, setting the pace for a season dedicated to clean...

The Northern Echo | Durham

Fire and Ice festival returns to Durham City for 2024

The famous Fire and Ice festival is back for 2024 in Durham City in time for half term, and will take place on February 23 and 24.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Esh Winning teacher wins Houses of Parliament experience

Selected from hundreds of applicants Kaye Burns, a teacher from Esh Winning Primary School in County Durham, was chosen to be part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador programme.

The Northern Echo | Durham

Underage driver gets points on licence before taking test

A 17-year-old who drove a car with no insurance or driving licence has landed six points before even passing his test.