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Huge fire burns at County Durham farm

Sacriston fire Credit: Aaron O'Roarty

A fire at a farm in County Durham has continued to burn this morning more than 12 hours after the fire service was called.

25 firefighters and the County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service environmental protection unit attended the blaze in Sacristan overnight.

Two large dutch barns full of hay were on fire at a farm on Plawsworth Road.

Sacriston fire Credit: Aaron O'Roarty


North East wakes up to stunning sunrise

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Spending review protest: Hundreds march against expected government cuts

Hundreds turned out for the protest last night in Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

More than 200 people joined The North East People’s Assembly, Northern Public Services Alliance and other groups at a rally last night against further public service cuts ahead of the Chancellor’s spending review today.

The protesters called for alternatives to the cuts, as they expect the North East to “pay the price for the cuts”.

Neil Foster from the Northern Trade Union Congress (TUC), who helped organise the march, said it was to highlight that the government “cannot cut your way to recovery” and added that cuts would affect the North East drastically.

The government are to announce their spending review later today.

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