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2 hrs ago | Sunderland Echo

Pervert had sick video of baby being abused

A PERVERT who downloaded a video of a baby being bound and sexually abused has been jailed for two years.

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6 hrs ago | Hartlepool Mail

Seaton councillors' in call to save lifeguards

COUNCILLORS have spoken out against a controversial proposal to withdraw Hartlepool's lifeguards where an eight-year-old boy was swept out to sea.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hartlepool Mail

Fireworks are not ruled out

Peterlee's fireworks display could be saved after councillors agreed to work with police and fire chiefs to try to come up with a solution to solve traffic problems.

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The Advertiser

Police in Shildon fight cycle thieves with bike marking session

PCSO Michael Robson, of Shildon police, said: "There's a general problem with bike thefts across the whole of County Durham.

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The Northern Echo

Driver escapes driving ban - despite injured passenger's plea - after causing smash

Pauline Squire failed to give way at a crossroads - having ignored five road signs - and pulled straight out into the main road, a court was told.

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Hartlepool Mail

Drive-by shooting highlights danger of 'cheap' gun fees

Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg and anti-gun campaigner Bobby Turnbull and after Prime Minister David Cameron turned down calls to raise weapon licence fees.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Two Cleveland Police dogs to be destroyed following attacks

A CLEVELAND police dog has been put down after biting a handler while another of its dogs will be destroyed after attacking a pensioner who died days later.

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Hartlepool Mail

'Stick to the limit' warning for Headland drivers

COUNCIL chiefs are asking drivers to stick to the speed limit in a blanket 20mph zone as the authority monitors its early stages.

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BBC News

Funeral for MH17 air disaster victim

Liam Sweeney was one of 10 Britons killed on the flight and is the only one to have had his body identified Barry Sweeney said his son, killed when the Malaysia Airlines flight came down in Ukraine on 17 July, "will never be forgotten".

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Newsday

Five saved after being swept to sea

Four youths who were swept out to sea along with a man who tried to save them have been rescued off the Northumberland coast by lifeboat crews.

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The Northern Echo

a Businessman could face a trial lasting up to a month after he denied a series of fraud charges.

Michael Smallman, who previously ran Newton Aycliffe -based fashion firm APM Clothing Developments, pleaded not guilty to participating in a fraudulent business as a sole trader between August 1 2012 and October 31 2013.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Disbelief in Stockton as the borough is rated sixth best place to live in the country

BEST PLACE TO LIVE: The borough of Stockton has been named the sixth best place to live in the UK by the Daily Telegraph.

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Hartlepool Mail

Firefighters tackle corn crop blaze near Peterlee

Two crews from Peterlee Fire Station were sent to the field at Andrew's Hill, between Lowhills Road in Peterlee and Thorpe Road, Littlethorpe, where flames were engulfing the corn crop.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Motorist from Barnard Castle blamed ex-girlfriend's death for been...

A MOTORIST blamed the death of his former girlfriend for him being more than three times the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped by the police.

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The Northern Echo

Darlington man arrested on suspicion of assault

A MAN has appeared in court charged with grievous bodily harm with intent following an incident in which a man was placed in an induced coma after suffering a bleed on his brain.

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Hartlepool Mail

'Not again' - Mum whose son drowned last time Hartlepool...

TRAGEDY: Jordan Moon who died when he was swept away by a freak wave off Seaton Carew in August 2003 THE mum of a young boy who drowned after Hartlepool's lifeguards were withdrawn says she is "gobsmacked" at council proposals to axe the service again due to budget cuts.

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The Northern Echo

Rug firm rolls out growth plans

Modern Rugs will leave its Bishop Auckland base before the end of this month and move to a warehouse six times bigger, on Aycliffe Business Park.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Hartlepool Mail

Victim of drive-by shooting named

Police believe vehicles pulled up outside the home of the 56-year-old man, named locally as Keith Robinson, before he was shot a number of times as he was standing in the garden.

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The Northern Echo

Rail Summit: a Northern Rail train arrives at Thornaby station

THE shortlist of train firms bidding to run the region's rail services has been announced - prompting concerns about foreign ownership and corporate greed from MPs and unions.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Darlington care home worker stole thousands from vulnerable residents

A THIEVING care home worker who stole more than A 3,000 from vulnerable adults insisted to a court she hadn't done it as residents "do not have much of a life as it is".

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