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Campaign about the dangers of swimming in cold waters

THE family of a teenager who died after jumping into a cold river has urged young people to be safe around water, five years on from his death.

Cameron Gosling, 14, from Crook, died from cold water shock after jumping into the River Wear near Bishop Auckland, on July 5, 2015. ...

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Readers can again borrow books from County Durham libraries

A BOOK collection service is being introduced at County Durham libraries this week.

Since libraries shut in March, people have been able to access Durham County Council's online library services.

From today, the council's pick and collect service will enable people to ...

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Stewardess runs through the night to safeguard future of Shildon Railway Institute

A KEEN runner took on the mammoth challenge of running nearly 30 miles through the night to ensure the future of the world’s oldest railway institute.

Stewardess Hazel Johnson, joined Shildon Running Club members on the shortest night of the year, for the 'Save Our Stute ...

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Coronavirus meals project for shielding and vulnerable ends

A FOOD programme to help the vulnerable through lockdown has come to an end after delivering more than 20,000 meals.

The Crisis Food Project began in March when the government announced the nationwide lockdown.

The project has provided much needed door to door emergency ...

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Stylists open new Blossom and Crown salon after being made redundant from Elite Hair and Beauty

HAIR stylists made redundant after a town salons closure have banded together to open their own new salon.

Blossom and Crown, on Church Street in Shildon, County Durham, opened its doors for the first time on Saturday.

Owners and stylists Charlotte Stainsby-Manners and ...

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Disused church hall in Durham could be turned into bungalow

RESIDENTS have backed a planning application to convert a disused church hall into a residential bungalow.

Letters have been submitted to Durham County Council in favour of the transformation of St Edmund’s Church Hall, in Bearpark, Durham.

The plan also has the ...

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Confirmed Covid-19 cases at Aycliffe Business Park

A BUSINESS park firm has closed temporarily after Public Health England confirmed that four workers had been diagnosed with Covid-19

The company on Aycliffe Business Park, in Newton Aycliffe, has voluntarily closed for around 14 days and is offering testing to all of its staff as a ...

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Courier was caught returning to region with drug consignment

A JAILED drug courier failed to declare a bank account containing £50,000 to a proceeds of crime financial investigator, a court was told.

John Collard was given a three-year prison sentence at Durham Crown Court in February, following the recovery of class A drugs from his ...

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Arsonist jailed for torching car said 'I don't give a f***' before starting the fire

AN angry man attempted to torch the car of his former partner's new lover when he flew into a drunken rage.

Craig Roberts was spotted pouring lighter fluid onto the car while trying to set it alight.

And when a young mother attempted to intervene telling him her child was ...

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Coronavirus: What you need to know this Monday morning, July 6

Here are the key coronavirus updates from the last 24-hours. 

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Anger as social distancing keeps Grenfell victims from Inquiry

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed anger at not being able to attend the inquiry into the disaster due to social-distancing measures.

The hearings into the blaze which killed 72 people in 2017 will resume on Monday, with limited attendance after being halted in mid-March as ...

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Ghislaine Maxwell to appear in court on bail application

US prosecutors have asked a New York judge to schedule a court appearance on Friday for Ghislaine Maxwell, authorities said.

The British socialite has been accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein and was arrested last week in New ...

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Politicians and arts industry react to support package

The Government’s £1.57-billion support package for the arts industry has been mostly well-received by those within the pandemic-ravaged sector.

The Tate, the Science Museum Group, the Natural History Museum, National Gallery and the Royal Shakespeare Company were among those ...

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Lewis Hamilton says taking knee ‘an important moment’ in fight for equality

Lewis Hamilton described “taking a knee” before Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix as an emotional and poignant chapter in his battle to make Formula One a more inclusive sport.

Hamilton, wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt, was joined by 13 of his contemporaries ...

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Hairdressers to reopen in Northern Ireland on Monday

Hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons can open in Northern Ireland from Monday.

Stormont ministers agreed to further ease the coronavirus lockdown.

Hairdressers were busy redecorating and installing protective measures in the days leading up to reopening.

On Friday pubs which ...

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Anger as social distancing keeps Grenfell victims from Inquiry

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed anger at not being able to attend the inquiry into the disaster due to social-distancing measures.

The hearings into the blaze which killed 72 people in 2017 will resume on Monday, with limited attendance after being halted in mid-March as ...

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What the papers say – July 6

The nation’s papers are dominated by the announcement of a £1.57 billion economic lifeline for Britain’s arts industry, which has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily Express and Metro lead with the support package, which The Guardian reports ...

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Government spends big on traineeships to fight pandemic’s impact

More than £100 million is to be invested in traineeships for young people in response to the coronavirus crisis, the Government has said.

Businesses offering new traineeships in England will receive a £1,000 bonus per trainee under the £111 million ...

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Government announces £1.57bn support package for the arts

The Government has announced a £1.57 billion support package to “protect” the future of Britain’s museums, galleries and theatres.

Independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues are also eligible for the emergency grants and loans.

The show must go ...

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Royal Mail launches fresh campaign to halt dog attacks

A postal worker has spoken of a “frightening” dog attack he suffered as the Royal Mail launched a fresh appeal to reduce the number of incidents.

There were almost 2,500 dog attacks on postmen and women last year, a slight fall on the previous 12 months, but still causing ...

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Bryson DeChambeau wins sixth PGA Tour title at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau held his nerve to clinch a three-shot victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic after a final round of 65.

The American produced an explosive front nine before he stayed calm despite some tricky positions to finish strongly and take the plaudits on 23 under par for his sixth ...

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