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Talent show winner Michael serves up desserts as he launches waffle shop

The future is looking sweet for singing sensation Michael Rice as he starts to serve up treats as well as tunes.

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Unveiling the Women's Group banner at Redhills, Durham, left to right, artist Mary Turner, group founder Laura Daly, Lynn Gibson and Heather Wood.

Women’s banner to be marched with pride as it makes Durham Miners’ Gala debut

A banner which unifies women’s groups will be paraded for the first time at today’s Durham Miners’ Gala.

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Raised flower beds have been created as part of the project.

Parkland once wrecked by yobs flourishes as community garden

A corner of a park once targeted by thugs is now blossoming as a community garden.
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Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Search for woman launched after young boy is assaulted in woods

A boy believed to be around five-years-old was assaulted physically and verbally in a popular woodland walkway.

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Black Diamond crew shines after Sunderland Tall Ships Races adventure

As voyages go, it’s not the longest, but for the crew of the Black Diamond of Durham, the journey to be part of Sunderland Tall Ships Races is one which will stay with them forever.

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The wrecked car following the impact of the crash with a cow. Photo by @DurhamRPU.

Cow wrecks car after collision on country lane

This is the aftermath of a cow-llision when a car collided with livestock which had got loose from its field.
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Lib Dem Councillor Stephen O'Brien at the A19 between Hastings Hill and Herrington in Sunderland.

Call for a safer A19 gathers pace with double party backing

An MP’s call for action to make the A19 safer has received cross-party backing.

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Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barrie Coppinger (3rd left) with (left to right) Burbank Community centre manager Ian Cawley, councillor's Mike McLaughlin and Stephen Thomas in Spurn Walk, Hartlepoo . Picture by FRANK REID

Police commissioner takes to the streets to look at crime concerns

Efforts to forger stronger links with the police on a Hartlepool estate have been put in the limelight with a visit from Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Army Cadet Sergeant and Barber Ronnie Eve outside of his Owton Manor Lane barber shop. Picture by FRANK REID

Barber is a cut above with free trims for vets and Armed Forces personnel

Veterans and serving personel will cut a fine sight when they joined an Armed Forces parade this weekend thanks to a barber and his team.

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Illumaphonium was a piece put in place in the Walkergate area of Durham at the last Lumiere and invited people to make sounds with the artwork.

North East set for bigger and brighter Lumiere as it makes its return for 10th anniversary celebration

City leaders say Durham is set to shine on the world stage again as they issue a call to deliver the most ambitious ever Lumiere.

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Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is set to visit the UK on Friday, July 13.

Miners' HQ and unions ready to unfurl 40ft anti-Trump banner on day of president's UK visit

Union leaders are planning to display a huge banner on the day the President of the United States Donald Trump visits the UK as they voice their views against his policies.

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Police in Peterlee are appealing for help to trace a man in connection with the incident in the town earlier on today.

Witnesses sought after 'indecency incident' close to college

An appeal has been issued to track down a man following an incident of indecency near to a college in broad daylight.
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A photo issued by County Durham Fire and Rescue Service as it issued its safety warning in light of the warm and dry weather.

Grass fire call outs prompt warning over blaze dangers

A fire service has issued a plea for people to take steps to ensure their barbecues or cigarette ends don't spark a blaze.

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The fire broke out inside a house in Carlton Street. Image copyright Google Maps.

House damaged by smoke after fire breaks out in bedroom

The upstairs of a house was left damaged by smoke after a blaze broke out in a bedroom.
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The collision happened at the junction of Thornhill Gardens and Chester Road. Image copyright Google Maps.

Elderly man left in need of hospital treatment after being knocked off his bike

A pensioner was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries after he was knocked off his pushbike by a vehicle.
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Year8 Learning Manager Cheryl Ramsay with pupils after the Dyke House Sports and Technology Academy year8 to year9 graduation. Picture by FRANK REID

Students cap off year of pledges with graduation celebration

A school year has its first taste of what it is like to graduate with a ceremony to celebrate as they move on to the next chapter of their education.

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Billy Bragg, pictured here performing at the Wylam Brewery in Newcastle late last  year, is set to return to the North East to play Durham Miners' Gala. Photo by Gary Welford.

Billy Bragg to perform as part of Durham Miners' Gala

Singer songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg is to play a free gig at this year's Durham Miners' Gala.
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