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Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

Sunderland's National Glass Centre features in the new top 50 list of free national tourist attractions.

Eight leading North East tourist attractions to visit for free during the February half-term holidays

Eight tourist attractions feature in a new list of the top 50 free places to visit for free this half-term.
What are your plans for half term?

Five tips to keep the kids occupied during half term

Can you believe it's here already? Another half-term holiday ...

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Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Margot Robbie for Nissan electric cars. Picture: PA.

Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie revealed as new face of Nissan electric cars

Margot Robbie, star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad has taken a midnight race around Monaco as she is confirmed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emissions.
Prince Harry chats to runners during today's London Marathon warm up in the North East.

Prince Harry joins North East athletic legends Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards in London Marathon charity boost

Prince Harry gave high fives as he joined Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards in the North East to train runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.

How much do you drink?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.
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Counting chicken nuggets can help pre-school children develop maths skills.

How chicken nuggets can help pre-school kids learn to count

Pre-school children can be given a flying start in language and maths if their parents interact with them correctly, research suggests.
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An army of grandparents looking after their grandchildren are collectively saving parents more than 16billion a year in formal childcare costs.

Grandparents save working families £1,786 a year in childcare costs

An army of grandparents are saving parents more than £16billion a year in childcare costs.

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Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available on the Switch.

Nintendo Switch: 8 things to know

With Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch due out at the beginning of March, a host of games have already been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

Briarfields. Picture Google street view

Sentimental instrument snatched in shed burglary

A highly sentimental musical instrument has been stolen in a burglary in Hartlepool.

The Stadium of Light.

Job losses announced at Sunderland AFC as club fights relegation

Jobs are set to go at Sunderland AFC, the club has today announced.

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Step counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading computer scientist has claimed. Pic: PA.

Step-counter apps 'could do more harm than good'

Step counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading computer scientist has claimed.

The Technically Viral team from Byron Sixth Form College, who took first place in the Professional Class of the regional heat for the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge National competition.

Byron Sixth Form College into national F1 Schools competition final

A team of students from a Peterlee school have won through to the 2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge National Finals.

Steve Gooderham with his parking petition in Seaton Carew. Picture by FRANK REID

Seaton parking charges due to be introduced despite protests

Parking charges are set to be introduced in Seaton Carew for the first time this summer despite objections from residents and businesses.

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Sugar in food and soft drinks can cause obesity and diabetes.

SHAPING UP: The dangers of sugar addiction

I’ve started watching a new TV series this week ... Lucky Man.

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Stephen, left, and Lee with Alfie, as they get ready for their hitch hike adventure.

It is a bird? Is it a plane? No, its two men from Hartlepool hitch hiking 600 miles dressed as Superman

Two heroes were on the start line today to launch their epic 600-mile hitch hike adventure dressed as Superman.

Miss Tees Valley 2016, Ellie Tyers.

Hartlepool beauty contest winner gives hard-up prom queens a helping hand

A beauty pageant winner has launched a campaign to help youngsters enjoy their prom.

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The site of the former public toilets in Burn Valley Gardens at the junction of Stockton Road, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Sex attacker wore women’s underwear and wrote fantasy incest stories

A 71-year-old man who ‘has always worn women’s underwear’ admitted two charges of indecent assault of a child minutes before he was due to give evidence in his defence.

MP Grahame Morris during a visit to Profound Services. Picture by FRANK REID

Construction academy is helping build bright careers

A construction academy which has helped 37 young people into employment has won the backing of its local MP.

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