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Doctors say Carter Cookson, who is on life support, needs an organ transplant as soon as possible.

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Banks Mining was given permission to extract 500,000-tonnes of coal from Pont Valley in April.

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The celebrity duo are filming together for the first time in almost a year.

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Ultra runner Jasmin Paris becomes the first female winner of the 268-mile Spine Race, smashing the course record by 12 hours.

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The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been asked to investigate the case.

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Joan Hoggett was stabbed while working late at a shop in Sunderland in September.

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Aaron Naylor assaulted two police officers as they responded to an emergency call by his ex-partner.

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Hackers have also tried to gain access to accounts by using phishing emails.

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A candlelit vigil is held for baby Carter Cookson, who desperately needs a new heart.

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A project at Sunderland Royal Hospital uses shoes to help patients with dementia.

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The It Happens Here society wants to educate students about sexual consent.

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Lesley's father was targeted by "paedophile hunters", and took his own life only days later.

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Avoid Your Home Flooding

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

BE PREPARED OR AT LEAST HAVE YOUR ARM BANDS READY. Flooding can be devastating for home owners but some simple tips could prevent heartbreaking and costly repairs. It is important that you understand about your property and local areas, so you can be aware of any potential flooding problems in the future.


Push For Local Apprenticeships

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

INVESTING IN THE LOCAL WORKFORCE. The Durham council and government have tried many initiatives over the years, one being local apprenticeships.

Getting Involved In The Community

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY? Despite the economic downturn in recent years we have seen it has really raised the local people of the communities’ spirits and brought a feeling of togetherness.

Avoiding Payday Loans

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 5th March 2013

AVOIDING THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. In the beginning everyone thought these payday loan lenders where all doing us a favour and it sounds so simple borrow a little bit of money just before your payday and then pay back on your payday.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Durham community.

Council Tax Rises As Councils Set To Save Money

Posted by Administrator : Friday 1st March 2013

MORE CUTS..... GREAT!!! Many councils across the UK now have the choice to either increase council tax, raise the funds by cutting back on other factors or even worse they do both.

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