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18 min ago | Examiner.com

Was the Loch Ness Monster found by Apple Maps?

Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? Find out if Nessie expert Adrian Shine goes on a boat tour in Scotland.

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4 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

a Town treasure has been recognised with County Durham's highest civic award.

At 102-years-old, Carmel Connolly is the oldest volunteer in Spennymoor and her decades of charity work were acknowledged with a chairman's medal.

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8 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Astronaut Michael Foale to visit region for Durham University talk

The first UK astronaut to walk in space is landing in the region next month to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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12 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Hotel seeks licence to bring back popular music festival

A HOTEL chain is seeking a premises licence to bring back a popular live music event for a second year.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Darlington and Stockton Times

Easter Monday launch for Teesdale Challenge Walks

They have been devised by the Upper Teesdale Tourism Network in a bid to build on the area's existing popularity with walkers.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Dispute over who should look after village green

Members of Middleton-in-Teesdale Parish Council were told they could have a claim to the village green after the Raby Estate contacted Land Registry to formally apply for the title to the area.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Police warn youths against anti-social behaviour during school holidays

POLICE WARNING: Young people in Darlington have been warned by police that officers are on the look-out for acts of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour during the school holidays.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Town councillors line up programme of summer fun

SUMMER FUN: Town councillors in Barnard Castle will meet on Wednesday, April 23, to discuss a programme of summer entertainment.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Village groups' joint bid for National Lottery cash to renovate war memorial

Middleton-in-Teesdale Parish Council and Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services are leading the project, which will also involve the village primary school and heritage group.

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The Northern Echo

Northallerton man who bought mobile phone stun gun in Turkey jailed

A MAN who bought a mobile phone which had been turned into a stun gun to protect his family while holidaying in Turkey has been jailed.

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Hartlepool Mail

34 care home staff face uncertain future after Durham County Council decision to close buildings

Durham County Council's cabinet members met this week and approved a recommendation to close Grampian House Care Home, in Grampian Drive, Peterlee, as well as four others elsewhere across the county.

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Newsday

Man's body found in River Wear

The man has been indentified as coming from Durham but Northumbria Police said he would not be named until an inquest.

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The Northern Echo

THE Bishop of Durham joined Good Friday worshippers on their annual Walk of Witness.

Bishop Paul Butler took his place in the procession from the centre of Bishop Auckland to St Peter's Chapel, in the grounds of nearby Auckland Castle, for a service.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Advertiser

Housebuilder creates North-East jobs

The York-based company, which is one of the UK's largest homebuilders, also wants apprentices to form its next generation of workers.

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The Advertiser

a Diamond couple who met through babysitting are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

Ken and Sylvia Spencer, of Ferryhill, marked their special day today with a cruise in Holland and Belgium and a family gathering.

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Sunderland Echo

Warrant issued for conman after attempted A 8,500 scam on elderly victim

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a conman who tried to fleece an elderly woman of thousands of pounds.

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The Advertiser

New blooms bring fresh life to town park

Great Aycliffe Youth Council and members of Acle Scouts and Clubs joined forces with volunteers from The Friends of West Park in Newton Aycliffe to plant bulbs at the popular recreation space.

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The Northern Echo

Head teacher denies sex offences involving teenage boy

Anne Lakey is accused of four counts of indecent assault on a male person, one of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency and three of gross indecency with a child.

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Hartlepool Mail

Paul Smart appears in front of judge charged with murder of partner Angela Smeaton

A MAN charged with the murder of Hartlepool mum Angela Smeaton has appeared at Teesside Crown Court for the first time.

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Hartlepool Mail

Man pleads not guilty to intimidating witnesses in connection with Mark Denton murder trial

A MAN will stand trial later this year after pleading not guilty to two charges of intimidating witnesses in connection with the Mark Denton murder trial.

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