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Procession marks St Cuthbert’s Day celebrations

Image copyright Durham Cathedral Image caption A piper and drummer led the procession to Durham Cathedral A pilgrimage has taken place in County Durham in honour of a local saint. The eight-mile walk, from Chester-le-Street…

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Peterlee’s Apollo Pavilion illuminated for anniversary

Image copyright Lee Dobson Image caption The installation was designed by Berlin-based duo Mader Wiermann A piece of Brutalist architecture which has divided opinion since it was built in 1969 has been illuminated for its…




Joan Hoggett death: Ethan Mountain held under Mental Health Act

Image copyright Northumbria Police Image caption Ethan Mountain confessed to a friend he had killed Mrs Hoggett, the court heard A mentally ill teenager who stabbed a shop worker in a motiveless attack is to…



Police officer knocked over by motorbike in Stockton

Image copyright Google Image caption The officer stopped the bike on Springholme Terrace A police officer was knocked down by a motorbike rider who he had stopped for dangerous driving. Cleveland Police said the officer…



Peter Beardsley: Former Newcastle coach charged with using racist language by FA

Peter Beardsley made 326 appearances for Newcastle as a forward Former Newcastle United Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley has been charged by the Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players. Beardsley, who…


Adam Johnson: Ex-Sunderland and England star released from jail

Image copyright PA Image caption Adam Johnson was jailed for six years in 2016 Former England footballer Adam Johnson has been released from prison after serving three years for child sex offences. The former Sunderland…


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