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3 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Hartlepool club hits the Buffs as member stage five year fight to clear their names

CLEAR OUR NAME: Geoff Dodsworth and Stephen Drew,Two former RAOB members talk about their five year fight to clear their name after being suspended from the organisation. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT CLEAR OUR NAME: Geoff Dodsworth and Stephen Drew,Two former RAOB members talk about their five year fight to clear their name after being suspended from the organisation.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Northern Echo

Open Days: The Old Durham Gardens are open to all at the weekend

PLACE of "sweet retirement" is perhaps the most intriguing of all the Heritage Open Days visits on offer this weekend. You may retire sweetly to a centuries-old walled garden where tomorrow afternoon a free concert will revive an 18th Century Durham tradition of musical promenades.

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Hartlepool Mail

Cancer unit set to close affecting Hartlepool and east Durham patients

CANCER patients face fresh upheaval to get treatment after under-fire health chiefs admitted a vital unit is set to close. The haematology unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton - which is part of the overall chemotherapy centre at the Stockton hospital which cares for hundreds of cancer patients from Hartlepool and East Durham - is being axed as bosses at the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are struggling to recruit new consultants.

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The Advertiser

Concerned residents object to new homes in Teesdale village

The application, submitted to Durham County Council, is for eight, three-bedroom, detached houses on land west of Marwood Terrace in Cotherstone. Concerns have been raised on the loss of green space and the lack of employment opportunities in the area, as well as the potential increase in pollution and noise from more traffic.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Prisoners tried to escape North-East jail

William Downes, from Stockton, and Ifzal Zafar, from Bradford, were found guilty yesterday after a five-day trial at Teesside Crown Court. The pair will be sentenced next month along with Kenneth Bennett, 25, who had earlier admitted trying to break out.

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Mirror.co.uk

'Arrogant' TV star's bid for safe Labour seat sparks by-election fury

Local councillor Karen Danczuk says choice of ex-Countryfile star Miriam O'Reilly is arrogant and she is using people in Heywood and Middleton to further her ambition Tonight, local Labour members will pick a candidate to represent them at the next election after the death of long-serving MP Jim Dobbin. And among them is ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly who won a famous age discrimination case against the BBC.

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The Advertiser

British Engines powers ahead with new North-East jobs, apprenticeships and investment

EAST engineering firm has increased the size of its apprenticeship intake by 50 per cent as part of its on-going growth plans. It follows an announcement revealed by The Northern Echo last Wednesday that the group, which includes Newcastle-based BEL Valves, expects to create up to 100 jobs over the next three years.

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Hartlepool Mail

'Stay put in surgery fight'

NHS England is recommending it axes the GP contract provided by Hartfields Medical Practice, and merging Fens and Wynyard Road surgeries, with patients forced to change their GP. It says the three Hartlepool practices have not attracted the level of patients expected in five years in order to provide value for money.

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The Northern Echo

Family embroiled in party wall battle Durham County Council

WALL ROW: Paul Kelley is having trouble with a wall owned by Durham County Council that is joined to his West Cornforth home. Picture: TOM BANKS.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chronicle Live

Statue to commemorate the Durham Light Infantry unveiled in Durham

Veterans gathered to watch the dedication of a new memorial to the Durham Light Infantry in the Market Place, Durham City A statue to commemorate the men who served with the Durham Light Infantry brought memories back for the veterans who gathered to see its unveiling. The A 75,000 bronze sculpture at the Market Place in Durham City depicts a soldier from the Korean War with a bugle underarm, to mark the moment of a ceasefire in 1953.

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Mirror.co.uk

Residents of new Benefits Street say 'TV image' was responsible for a housing association

Families in Kingston Road, Stockton-on-Tees, are being promised new windows, porches, gutters and roof facias but housing chiefs say timing is coincidental The latest neighbourhood to feature on TV's Benefits Street is getting a makeover from civic chiefs worried about the image of the area, residents have claimed. Families in Kingston Road, Stockton-on-Tees, are being promised new windows, porches, gutters and roof facias as filming begins for the controversial Channel 4 show.

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The Northern Echo

Hero's daughter pays poetic tribute to fallen soldiers at Durham Cathedral service

SPECIAL SERVICE: DLI Reunion and World War One centenary commemoration service at Durham Cathedral. Ginalee Brownson reads her poem 'My Country'.

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Daily Mail

Arson suspect arrested over fire at dogs' home had been attacked...

Is there a cop killer on the loose? Police question 'person of interest' as manhunt intensifies for shooter who killed a state trooper in an ambush at Pennsylvania barracks Radio bosses behind hoax call where DJs posed as Queen concerned over pregnant Kate Middleton's health donate $470,000 to family of nurse who took own life - but defend DJs responsible Investment firm criticizes failing Olive Garden restaurants for serving bland pasta and begs the chefs to start salting the water Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while taking care of his kids'... but actually has a TERMINAL ILLNESS that makes him look that way Hillary Clinton says Bill was subjected to South Africa-style hearings in order to work through his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky Stalker who raped a pregnant woman and even made her breastfeed him during ten year ... (more)

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The Northern Echo

Hundreds attend free Proms in the Park night in Darlington

PARK PRIDE: Musicians performing during th Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park, on Saturday evening Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience, including The Northern Echo editor Peter Barron, enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PATRIOTIC music and flag-waving was the order of the day when hundreds of people attended an outdoor proms event in a North-East park.

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Chronicle Live

Mr Justice: How to protect your computer against the latest malware attacks

Cryptowall is the latest in a line of viruses which, once in an infected machine, encrypt all files in a way which is almost impossible to remedy A spokesman said: "Cryptowall is the latest in a line of viruses which, once they are in an infected machine, encrypt all files in a way which is difficult or impossible to remedy. "A pop-up screen will inform victims they can pay a fee to obtain an encryption key to unlock the machine but this key is rarely returned."

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The Northern Echo

Hundreds attend free Proms in the Park night in Darlington

PARK PRIDE: Musicians performing during th Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park, on Saturday evening Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PARK PRIDE: Members of the audience, including The Northern Echo editor Peter Barron, enjoying the Proms in the Park, in Darlington's South Park Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT PATRIOTIC music and flag-waving was the order of the day when hundreds of people attended an outdoor proms event in a North-East park.

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The Northern Echo

Burnt out house remains a blight on the lives of Trimdon Station residents 18 months on

UPSETTING REMINDER: Margaret Carter 's heart and lung problems were exacerbated by the fire and the burnt out house is an upsetting reminder of the terrifying night in February last year DEMANDING ACTION: Residents Patricia Chatterley and Shelia Scott are angry that nothing has been done about the burnt out house on Station Road West A PRIVATELY let house that was gutted by fire 18 months ago remains a boarded-up shell, and angry residents are demanding action is taken to repair the eyesore. Margaret Carter, 84, from Trimdon Station, was left with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a fire at a neighbouring terraced property filled her house with thick black smoke.

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The Advertiser

Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group celebrates successful re-launch

NEW CHAPTER: Peter Beaty, of Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, and Allison White, founder of Great Aycliffe Cancer Support, officially re-launch the group at a new venue Earlier this month, the group, which helps people who have been affected by cancer including relatives and carers, met at Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe for the first time. Founder Allison White, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia in 2009, said: "We had a wonderful night and it was lovely to see new and old members.

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Hartlepool Mail

Firefighters called to blaze at the rear of a Hartlepool fish and chip shop.

FIREFIGHTERS rushed to a fish shop where smoke alarms were sounding but found it was a bin ablaze in the rear alley behind it. Two fire engines went to Fish Face, on The Front, in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, at 6.10am on Sunday, September 14. But upon arrival they discovered it was actually a bin on fire in the back alley which had set the alarms off.

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Hartlepool Mail

Seaton Carew church doesn't have a prayer of getting insurance cash

INSURANCE bosses are refusing to pay out after a metal theft at a church because scaffolding put up for repair work helped the thieves carry out their crime. The offenders targeted Holy Trinity Church, in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool and used scaffolding - which was put in place as part of a A 220,000 restoration scheme - to steal lead from a bell repairs hatch at the very top of the tower and a lightning conductor which runs the length of the building.

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