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UK

Revellers in Durham breathalysed to encourage safer drinking

Door staff at venues in Durham city centre have been equipped with the devices, helping them to make better decisions about who they can safely admit.
Sep 23, 2022
Science

‘Wrong kind of shale’ and 280m years too late: Geologists react to fracking move

The controversial go-ahead was met with concerns over earthquakes and an increase in greenhouse gas production.
Sep 22, 2022
UK

Thief steals car with two-year-old girl in back seat

The vehicle was discovered about three miles away and the girl was unharmed, although the family’s cat, which was in the car, has not been found.
Sep 22, 2022
UK

Babies in the womb ‘smile’ for carrots and grimace for greens

Experts used 4D ultrasounds of foetuses to check their reaction to what mothers have just eaten

Sep 22, 2022
Crime

Stalker driving instructor jailed after breaking restraining order

Fifty-three-year-old Graham Mansie was given a 20-month jail term and is subject to an indefinite restraining order.
Sep 21, 2022
UK

Council tax could double on second homes in North Yorkshire

Council bosses have agreed the plans which the full council will vote on in November.
Sep 20, 2022
Crime

Teenagers launched deadly attack on dad after joking he ‘looked like Ant or Dec’

Danny Humble, 35, was attacked by five teenagers as he walked home from a night out with his partner after lockdown ended.
Sep 16, 2022
UK

Step by step alongside the new King, Camilla supports Charles in his new role

The Queen Consort has been by the King’s side as he deals with his grief along with a busy schedule of ceremonies and meetings across the UK.
Sep 14, 2022
UK

Truss and Sturgeon join King Charles for Queen’s thanksgiving service

The ceremony was held at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s oldest churches

Sep 12, 2022
UK

Queen’s ‘neighbours’ pay respects as hearse passes through Ballater

There was no applause or flowers strewn in the path of the hearse, but there was a quiet and reflective atmosphere.
Sep 11, 2022
UK

Musicians recall Queen’s love of Scottish dances

Fiddlers Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson shared memories of her enjoying dances at Balmoral Castle.
Sep 9, 2022
Celebrity News

Stephen Tompkinson will claim self-defence at GBH trial, court told

The star, best known for his role in DCI Banks, is due to go on trial in Newcastle in May next year.
Sep 7, 2022
UK

Dad uses car to stop out-of-control vehicle on busy motorway

John Barlow led a “team effort” to save driver who had suffered a suspected seizure while in the outside lane of the M62.
Sep 5, 2022
Celebrity News

Sam Fender’s joy at announcing ‘biggest’ St James’ Park gig

The Geordie star will play at the home of his beloved Newcastle United in June.
Sep 2, 2022
UK

Merseyside Police make arrests in relation to two murder inquiries

Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen updated reporters about their inquiries.
Aug 25, 2022
Crime

Navy veteran jailed for five years for gas blast which wrecked street

Ian Lenaghan, 59, deliberately cut a gas pipe and set it alight in a failed attempt to take his own life, a court heard.
Aug 19, 2022
Crime

‘Bully’ who murdered new bride and hid her body in suitcase jailed for life

Thomas Nutt must serve at least 21 years for punching, strangling then descerating the body of Dawn Walker
Aug 19, 2022
Crime

Man who murdered new bride and put body in suitcase jailed for life

The body of grandmother Dawn Walker was found in a field four days after she married Thomas Nutt on October 27 last year.
Aug 19, 2022
UK

Requiem Mass to be held for Father Dermott Donnelly, brother of TV star Dec

Tributes poured in for the much-loved priest who worked with young people for decades.
Jul 29, 2022
UK

Wildlife lovers celebrate 100th osprey to fly the nest

A successful programme which started in 2009 has brought the rare birds of prey back to Northumberland
Jul 29, 2022
UK

Mother criticises council after son murdered by woman trying to adopt him

Leiland-James Corkill, one, was killed by Laura Castle in Barrow-in-Furness in January last year.
Jul 28, 2022