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4 hrs ago | The Northern Echo
PROUD OWNER: Echo the bichon frise, from Tow Law, owned by Ann Marie Burns got best puppy bitch in breed at Crufts Northern Echo, the Bichon Frise, saw off the competition at the worlds most prestigious dog show, Crufts, at the weekend, taking the title in the Special Puppy Bitch class.
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5 hrs ago | Sunderland Echo
AN UNEMPLOYED dock worker said he is "ashamed and embarrassed" for losing his rag with a traffic warden who put a ticket on his car in Sunderland City Centre.
POLICE are increasingly concerned for a 50-year-old man who was reported missing yesterday, Sunday 9th March, and would appeal to members of the public for information which may help trace him.
A CHARITY auction has raised more than A 1,600 for a fundraising campaign to build new premises for scouts and guides in Staindrop.
MAJOR plans to build hundreds of homes on the former eyesore Steetley site could soon move a step closer with land owners in discussions with developers.
ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE: Expert Prof Audrey Horning, from Queen's University in Belfast, will deliver a lecture entitled "Ireland in the Virginia Sea: comparative archaeologies of the early modern Atlantic world" on Saturday .
RESIDENTS of a Darlington village say they will continue their fight against 'unsuitable' housing developments in their area after an application for 250 homes was turned down by the council.
CONCERNS have been raised about increasing drug use in rural north Durham, with police warning they are determined to crack down on the problem.
LAST September in the wake of Durham's latest county championship triumph, the club's chief executive David Harker admitted "cricket doesn't really pay".
A TEENAGE saxophonist has pipped other hopefuls to be named a category winner in the UK's leading contest for young musicians.
FIREFIGHTERS spent an-hour-and-a-half tackling a fire at a historic building which has repeatedly been targeted by arsonists.
Police and fire investigators are set to probe how the fire started once the two-storey building on Green Street has been made safe.
POLICE APPEAL: Durham Police are urging residents to mark their bikes in a bid to deter criminals.
The Eggleston Hall Cafe and Tearoom, next to Eggleston Hall, has reopened under new management, who have redecorated the interior and refurbished the furniture.
Richard Wisson, from Lanchester , County Durham, is taking part in the Great North Run this September to fundraise for The Sick Children's Trust.
After years of being contacted by youngsters calling for a skate park, Spennymoor Town Council has earmarked a site in Jubilee Park, near the Carr Lane entrance, and nearly A 147,000 has been secured to fund the development.