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County Hall, Durham updated

Durham County Council votes to close last remaining local authority-run care homes

Councillors in County Durham have voted to close all five remaining council care homes, despite a hard-fought campaign to keep them open

Project launched to help North East's rare seabird

Little tern at nest. The eggs and birds are vulnerable on the beach
A drive to save the North East's nesting little terns has been launched as the birds are vulnerable to disturbance by beach users and predators

North East ramblers stage welcome event for coastal path

Ramblers along the coast in County Durham
North East ramblers were out in force to welcome the new County Durham coastal path linking Hartlepool and Sunderland

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County Hall, Durham updated

Durham County Council votes to close last remaining local authority-run care homes

Councillors in County Durham have voted to close all five remaining council care homes, despite a hard-fought campaign to keep them open

Little tern at nest. The eggs and birds are vulnerable on the beach

Project launched to help North East's rare seabird

A drive to save the North East's nesting little terns has been launched as the birds are vulnerable to disturbance by beach users and predators

Ramblers along the coast in County Durham

North East ramblers stage welcome event for coastal path

North East ramblers were out in force to welcome the new County Durham coastal path linking Hartlepool and Sunderland

Education Secretary Michael Gove

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary

Biscuit Factory in Newcastle showcases Scottish artwork in art exhibition

Dumfries and Galloway’s Spring Fling arts organisation has brought the D&G|OUT exhibition to the city, and it is being hosted in the Biscuit Factory

PHD students at Durham University will benefit from the £1.2m Government funding

Government cash boost for Durham University students

Durham University has received £1.2 million in Government funding to support PhD students in science and engineering

Film-maker Magali Pettier

French film maker explores North hill farming life with Addicted to Sheep film

A North East sheep farming family star in a new film by French director Magali Pettier, which is hoped will be shown at the Amsterdam Film Festival

North Tyneside Council chief executive Patrick Melia

North Tyneside council chief executive warns of another £20m in cuts

North Tyneside Council leader Patrick Melia says councils will move away from being paternal providers

Mary Harris with husband Richard and paramedic Mark Syson

Off-duty paramedic saves County Durham woman suffering cardiac arrest

An off-duty paramedic has been hailed a hero after saving the life of a woman who suffered cardiac arrest while in the gym

A otter at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Washington Wetlands Centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear, reaches out for the camera as it has its picture taken

Otter from Washington Wildfowl Park gets in on the 'selfie' craze

 A photographer was taking shots of the wildlife when Musa the otter reached through the bars of his cage and grabbed his camera

The launch of the Durham in Bloom Competition in Durham Market Place, left to right, from the Clean and Green Team, Philip Robson, Graham Bradley and Brian Palmer

Durham City to represent the region at Britain in Bloom competition

Durham City has been shortlisted to represent the North East in the national competition Britain in Bloom

Dianne Sharp, the new leader of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

New CBI director calls on schools and businesses to work together for success

The new regional leader of employers' body, the CBI, has given her support to The Journal's Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign

HMP Northumberland

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith to meet prison bosses after disturbance by inmates

An MP is to meet bosses of HMP Northumberland to discuss concerns following trouble by inmates last month

One of the Trussell Trust's foodbanks

Food bank referrals in the North East rise 463% in one year

The scale of food poverty in the North East was laid bare today by figures which show food bank referrals have almost quintupled in a single year

Thomas Diggle

Thomas Diggle: Missing grandfather's body found in Northumberland water station

Police searching for missing pensioner Thomas Diggle have confirmed they have found his body at a Northumbria Water transfer station in Riding Mill

Holy Island Coastguard rescued a man who was cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway

ANOTHER driver hauled to safety from Holy Island causeway

Yet more safety warnings have been issued to motorists using the Holy Island causeway as, once again, a driver had to be winched to safety

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland

North East beaches make it into national guide

Better weather last summer has delivered a bonus for beaches in the North East this year. The Marine Conservation Society grants Recommended status for beaches with excellent water quality

Durham City bus station on North Road, Durham

£6.2m regeneration for Durham's North Road

Details of the transformation of Durham's North Road have been revealed as the county council’s cabinet prepare to discuss the multi-million-pound proposal

Kat Leyendecker with Councillor Nigel Todd

TV presenter Jon Snow backs Newcastle campaigners' call cycling space

Newcastle Cycling Campaign is taking part in national scheme calling on councillors to do more to promote pedal power

Litter left at the Tenantry Column in Alnwick

Anger over littering at ancient Alnwick monument

Drinkers who left empty bottles and cardboard boxes strewn around a historic landmark in Alwnick have sparked anger

Videos & Photos

The scene outside a bungalow on Biddick Villas, Washington after a reported incident updated

Inquest into death of Washington couple Ken and Edna Fisher to open

The scene outside a bungalow on Biddick Villas, Washington after a reported incident

'No threat to community' in mysterious Washington deaths

The scene of the accident on the A194 Leam Lane in Jarrow

Woman injured after diggers fall off lorry on A194 in Jarrow

 

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