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Four arrested in drugs raids in County Durham

Police carried out searches in Horden and Peterlee. Credit: Durham Police

Police have arrested four people during raids on five properties in Horden and Peterlee, County Durham.

A large quantity of drugs and cash was also recovered during Operation Malden.

"The operation demonstrates Durham Constabulary’s commitment to tackling and disrupting those who profit from the misery caused through drug supply."

– Spokesman, Durham Police

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Firefighters tackle Peterlee blaze

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.

Could you be a County Durham running 'leader'?

Credit: PA

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.

– Becks Lippe from County Durham Sport

More than £14k in fines for County Durham littering

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.”

– Ian Hoult, Durham County Council
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