Nursing home blaze

A fire broke out at a nursing home yesterday.

A fire broke out at a nursing home yesterday.

The alarm was raised at Cedar Court Nursing Home in Portland Avenue, Seaham, County Durham. The fire was confined to one room. No-one was hurt.

No 1 job

A NEW chairman has been appointed to County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Tony Waites, former chairman of the County Durham and Tees Valley Strategic Health Authority, will serve a four-year term from March 1.

Hotel winner

A HOTEL has achieved the top score in a national contest.

The Swallow Three Tuns Hotel in Durham City was awarded the highest marks after being visited by "mystery shoppers" judging its performance. It was praised during an awards ceremony by the Swallow Hotels group, held in Newcastle.

Abseil plea

A SPONSORED abseil is to be held to raise funds for North Northumberland Hospice.

The event will take place on April 9 from the Tyne Bridge. Anyone interested in taking part should ring fundraising manager Heather Curry on (01665) 606 515.

Squirrels cash

THE Furness Building Society has given £8,589 to the Red Alert North West project to protect Cumbrian red squirrels.


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