County Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue teams have been tackling a fire on an industrial estate in Peterlee.
It's now under control and there is no risk to any other businesses or homes. A full investigation is now beginning.
Crews from Peterlee, Seaham, Wheatley Hill and Durham tackling a fire on the SW industrial estate at Peterlee. https://t.co/rhPDSIKkyT
Only one appliance from Peterlee remains at the factory unit, Winchester Dv, Peterlee, damping down with 1 hose reel.
County Durham Sport is looking for running 'leaders' to encourage others to join running groups in the area.
County Durham Sport want to both new beginners and more experienced runners, particularly in Peterlee and East Durham.
Running can be a great way to help you get more active. Regardless of your age or fitness level, if you’ve never run before or haven’t run for years, running can be very accessible and flexible. It’s not expensive, all you need is a decent pair of trainers and a little bit of encouragement and support.
Forty people have been ordered to pay a combined total of £14,300 for committing littering offences in County Durham.
The cases, brought by Durham County Council, were heard at Peterlee Magistrates Court on September 8th.
The police have described littering offences as costly.
"Littering is an issue that is raised on a regular basis by our communities. We have a beautiful county and this spoils how it looks, can impact the environment and is costly to remove.
“There is no excuse for dropping litter and the volume of prosecutions here shows how seriously we take this offence.”
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Three men have been charged in connection with the robbery of a 91-year-old man, who was injured in a carjacking.
The pensioner's car was stolen as he parked his car outside his own house in County Durham.
He was dragged from his blue Renault Clio in Eden View, Shotton Colliery by one man before two others jumped in and drove off.
Police have said the 91-year-old's car has been written off.
The three men arrested in connection with the incident have been charged with robbery.
They remain in custody and will appear before Peterlee Magistrates tomorrow morning, July 13.
A 91-year-old man has been injured in a carjacking as he parked his car outside his own house.
The pensioner was pulled from his blue Renault Clio in Shotton Colliery, County Durham, by one man before two others jumped in and drove off.
He suffered a cut to one of his arms during the Friday night attack and was treated by paramedics at the scene.
Two men in their mid-20s and one aged 19 have been arrested in connection with the robbery.
Detective Chief Inspector Aelfwynn Sampson, of Durham Constabulary, said: "This was a callous crime carried out on a vulnerable elderly man whose car is his lifeline.
"I would urge anyone who can help with our investigation to contact us."
- Witnesses can contact Durham Constabulary on 101.
A new-born baby that was found abandoned on a doorstep in County Durham has spent the night
The boy, named Jack by staff at North Tees hospital, is thought to be about 12 hours old and was found wrapped in two dressing gowns.
Police said that they have managed to trace the child’s mother.
The mother of a baby boy found on a doorstep in County Durham has been traced. Police say that they received a phone call from a woman claiming to be the child’s mother.
The baby, who has been named Jack by staff at North Tees Hospital, was discovered in the early hours in Emerson Court.
A baby boy abandoned on a doorstep in Horden, Peterlee was discovered by a pet dog.
Janice Clish, resident of the house where the baby was found, said: "My boyfriend was taking the dog round the block and the dog stopped at my door.
"He went over and that's when we found the baby on the floor. I was shocked."
Police say a newborn baby was found on a doorstep in Horden, Peterlee. The baby boy was taken to hospital and is well.
“We can confirm that a newborn baby was found at 4.48am on the doorstep of a property in the Horden area today.
“The little boy was taken North Tees Hospital and is thankfully fit and well.
“We are now working closely with our partners at Durham County Council’s Children Services as part of this investigation.
“However, our priority is that mother and baby, who has been named Jack by hospital staff, get all the support necessary.
“We are obviously concerned about the mother’s welfare and want to reassure her we are all here to help.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.