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Home Secretary ‘very clear’ with US over leaked terror attack details

Authorities in the United States have been warned not to leak details about terror attacks such as the Manchester bombing before their UK counterparts by Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

In the latest such embarrassment for the US, Ms Rudd said she has reprimanded American officials who appear ...

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Increased police deployment on trains and at railway stations

Rail passengers will see more armed police on trains and at stations following the Manchester attack.

British Transport Police (BTP) is deploying additional officers amid the UK terror threat level rising to critical. The force insisted the measure does not mean there is “any ...

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Newton Aycliffe company says trucks are safer and will get into smaller spaces

A FAMILY transport firm has spent £280,000 on new trucks.

Stiller Warehousing and Distribution says the 18-tonne vehicles include a number of safety features and have been built to meet latest emission targets.

The investment comes after the company, based in Newton ...

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Mr Radcliffe says he aims to continue growth at County Durham construction firm

A CONSTRUCTION firm has appointed a new leader following the death of its well-known boss.

Andy Radcliffe has become chief executive at Esh Group, which has its head office in Bowburn, near Durham City.

His promotion comes after Brian Manning passed away following a short ...

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Glamorgan’s Jacques Rudolph to retire from cricket at end of season

Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph has announced he will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of the county season.

The former South Africa batsman will also immediately relinquish his role as the club’s skipper in the Specsavers County Championship – with Michael Hogan ...

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Youngsters to benefit from the Northallerton Homegrown Food Festival

ORGANISERS of North Yorkshire’s biggest free food and live music event, have selected the cause they will be raising cash for this year.

The Northallerton Homegrown Food Festival has named the town's scout and guide group as their nominated charity.

It has dozens of ...

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Call for reading challenge volunteers to help youngsters in the Stockton area

YOUNG volunteers are being sought to support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge across the Stockton area.

The Borough Council’s Libraries Service is looking for 16 to 24-year-olds who are able to volunteer for a minimum of ten hours over the summer holidays.

The ...

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New foodbank depot to meet growing demand from desperate residents in Middlesbrough

THE growing demand for a foodbank has resulted in a larger depot being opened to support those in desperate need.

Middlesbrough Foodbank has been providing emergency foodbank parcels since 2012, when the charity was set up by local churches and during the past 12 months, it has ...

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'Trauma teddies' carried by Stanley police help comfort youngsters involved in car crashes or frightening incidents

TRAUMA teddies are being knitted to help comfort young people involved in car crashes or other frightening incidents.

The woollen teds are being knitted by Pauline Westley, who had heard of the initiative in other parts of the country and thought they could work in County Durham. ...

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York Minster's own police force gets new powers

FOR the first time in nearly 80 years, York Minster Police now hold the same powers as regular police constables within the cathedral’s precinct – including the power of arrest.

Constables in the private police force, who have recently undergone specialist training, were ...

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More than 100 people show solidarity with plight of refugees in Middlesbrough

AN event to show solidarity with refugees has been held in Middlesbrough.

More than 100 people gathered at The Holy Name of Mary Church in Linthorpe earlier this month

The evening, organised by Middlesbrough Justice and Peace Groups, featured a Lampedusa Cross, which was ...

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Extra cash for Chester-le-Street project which aims to open up the internet for all

A PROJECT aimed at helping residents get equal access to the internet has been expanded thanks to a new community grant.

Citizens Advice County Durham has been awarded £15,000 by Karbon Homes to expand the Online Owls programme to thousands more people.

Research found ...

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Go behind the scenes of closed Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland ahead of multi-million pound revamp

PEOPLE are being given the chance to go behind closed doors to explore an historic castle currently undergoing a multi-million pound transformation.

There will be free behind the scene tours at Auckland Castle, in Bishop Auckland on Saturday and Sunday to see the changes as it ...

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Police broke down door after Thirsk woman pregnant with twins collapsed on bathroom floor

PARAMEDICS called by a woman pregnant with twins had to get the police to break down her door after she collapsed on the bathroom floor, their inquest was told.

Chantelle Page, 28, and her daughters did not survive the coronary thrombosis she suffered, said to be a rare complication ...

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Newcastle kick off summer spending with permanent Christian Atsu deal

NEWCASTLE UNITED have kicked off their summer strengthening with the permanent capture of winger Christian Atsu.

Atsu, who spent last season on loan at St James’ Park, has signed a four-year deal to complete a £6.2m move from Chelsea.

The Ghana international made a ...

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Unsung heroes celebrated at 100-year Order of the British Empire anniversary

The “honourable service” of the country’s unsung heroes and celebrated figures has been recognised at a national service marking the 100th anniversary of the Order of the British Empire.

As the St Paul’s Cathedral event, attended by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, ...

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Sean Fitzpatrick ‘free to go’ as judge directs not guilty verdict

A judge has told former banker and bankrupt Sean Fitzpatrick he is a free man after directing a jury to find him not guilty of fraud.

The ex-chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank had been on trial for the last 126 days accused of “artificially reducing” personal loans for a ...

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Marks & Spencer admits overhaul ‘came with a cost’

Retail giant Marks & Spencer admitted its overhaul has “come with a cost” as annual profits tumbled by nearly two thirds and clothing sales plunged back into reverse.

The high street bellwether posted a 64% plunge in pre-tax profits to £176.4 million for the year to April ...

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In video: Melania Trump rejects husband Donald’s hand again

US First Lady Melania Trump appears to reject her husband’s invitation to hold hands for the second day in a row.

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Vicky Thornley goes it alone in search of Tokyo Olympics gold

Vicky Thornley is going it alone as she bids to improve on the Olympic silver medal she won in Rio last August.

The 29-year-old won double sculls silver with Dame Katherine Grainger and was content with the result after a fraught build-up, but believes she is capable of better at the Tokyo ...

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Tyson Fury will not get boxing licence back until his doping case is over

The British Boxing Board of Control has flattened Tyson Fury’s hopes of a quick return to the ring by confirming it will not lift his suspension until his doping case is resolved.

The 28-year-old lost his boxing licence last October, a day after he vacated his IBO, WBA and WBO ...

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