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A man has gone on trial accused of bludgeoning a pensioner to death with a hammer.
Emergency crews were called to Rotary Way, Consett after a man was struck by a car close to a roundabout on the town's bypass.
North West Durham MP Pat Glass has asked the government for help in 'the biggest investigation ever undertaken by Durham Constabulary' into alleged abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre.
A total of 375 men have come forward, claiming they were abused at the centre in County Durham between the late 1960's and 1980's.
More than 200 potential new victims have contacted police investigating abuse at the former Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett.
In August last year Durham Constabulary announced it was opening a new investigation into allegations inmates were either sexually or physically abused during their time at Medomsley, between the late 1960’s and the mid-1980’s.
– Det Supt Paul Goundry, the senior investigating officer
“Our aims all along have been to gain a clearer picture of what happened at
Medomsley, obtain evidence which may lead to a criminal prosecution and, most
importantly, to leave the victims in a better place than they were before,”
An earlier investigation led to a former catering officer, Neville Husband, being jailed in 2003 for abusing a number of young men. He died in 2010, after his release from prison.
The total number of potential victims now stands at 375.
A huge sculpture representing County Durham's industrial heritage is taking shape.
The first sections were lifted into place this morning at the site of Consett's former steelworks.
The giant hook weighs more than one and a half tonnes, and was originally used to carry molten metal around the site.
Consett-born comedian Rowan Atkinson has been awarded a CBE by the Queen for a career making the nation laugh.
The comic actor was presented with the honour during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.
Mr Atkinson did not wish to speak to the press following the award.
He first found fame as part of the satirical series Not the Nine O'Clock News and later in the lead role in the long-running Blackadder series, which made him a household name.
But another creation, Mr Bean, made him a star across the world.
Mr Atkinson is married with two children and grew up in the North East and went to Newcastle University before going to Oxford where he met Richard Curtis - who worked with him on Blackadder and Mr Bean.
A crane has crashed through the roof of a McDonald's restaurant while making a delivery in County Durham.
The Consett outlet was having a second 'drive thru' lane built but the restaurant itself remained open and people were inside. Remarkably, though, nobody was hurt.
Kenny Toal has been at the scene.
– McDonald's spokesman
“This afternoon a crane has caused damage to the roof of our Consett restaurant. The crane had been on site to carry out scheduled development work and toppled while moving an outdoor chiller unit.
“Thankfully nobody was injured. The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and the restaurant will remain closed while the damage is fully assessed.”