7:00 pm, Wed 17 Apr 2013 Tributes paid to coach driver
Full Report: North East coach driver killed in French bus crash
A North East bus driver who died in a crash in the French Alps has been hailed as a hero.
The quick thinking of 64-year-old Maurice Wrightson, a driver with County Durham firm Classic Coaches, is thought to have saved the lives of the passengers on board.
He steered his coach into a tree to stop it going over the edge of a mountain after it developed problems.
Investigators are now trying to establish exactly what went wrong.
You can watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.
1:25 pm, Fri 22 Mar 2013
Teenagers remanded on Stanley murder charge
Two teenagers have appeared in court to deny murdering a 33-year-old father of two from County Durham.
The defendants, who are aged 16 and 17 and cannot be named for legal reasons, were at Newcastle Crown Court for a brief plea hearing.
They were charged with murdering David Scott, who died in hospital two days before Christmas after he was stabbed in the back lane of Rose Avenue in Stanley.
They were remanded into custody until their trial, which is due to take place in June or July.
5:45 am, Mon 18 Feb 2013
Crackdown on anti-social behaviour
A five day blitz on anti-social behaviour starts in South Moor
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A week long blitz is beginning to tackle anti-social behaviour in the County Durham town of Stanley.
The operation, in the South Moor area, will focus on teenage drinking, speeding motorists and noisy neighbours. It is a response to concerns raised by local people.
Neighbourhood wardens and Police Community Support Officers will carry out extra patrols during the week.
4:15 pm, Thu 14 Feb 2013
Man dies after four-vehicle crash in County Durham
A man has died at a hospital in Newcastle four days after he was involved in a four-vehicle collision in County Durham.
The 45-year-old man from Stanley was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Saturday afternoon after his car, a Suzuki Swift, was involved in the crash on the A693 at Beamish.
Durham Police have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the crash near the entrance to the Topgun Paintball Centre to get in contact with them.
6:12 pm, Mon 11 Feb 2013 Stanley revamp gets underway
Full Report: Stanley revamp gets underway
Work has begun to try to regenerate one of our town centres.
Stanley in County Durham is to receive 33 million pounds for redevelopment - including a new school and shops.
Watch the full report from Julia Barthram below.
3:31 pm, Mon 11 Feb 2013 Stanley revamp gets underway
Residents welcome town centre revamp
Shoppers in Stanley say work to regenerate the area is badly needed. Over the next 12 weeks the paving on Front Street, the main shopping street, will be replaced. It's hoped that improving the look of the street will encourage more people to shop there and therefore attract more businesses.
It's part of a £33million masterplan which will redevelop several buildings in the town and a proposed new supermarket. The new Stanley Academy is due to open in September 2013.
3:06 pm, Mon 11 Feb 2013 Stanley revamp gets underway
Council hopes revamp will bring in business
Councillor Neil Foster, Durham County Council's Cabinet member for economic regeneration, welcomed the start of work to revamp Stanley town centre. Work began today to replace roads and pavements on Front Street, the town's main shopping street.
It's part of a £33million masterplan to redevelop Stanley including a new Academy and shops.
10:58 am, Mon 11 Feb 2013
Work is underway in Stanley as part of a multi million pound project
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Councillors, local traders and council officers are getting behind work to regenerate Stanley Town Centre. It is part of the larger Stanley Masterplan which will see total investment of around £33 million to revitalise the area.
12:29 pm, Wed 09 Jan 2013 Stanley Murder Investigation
CCTV released of possible key witnesses
The CCTV shows three people the police want to trace.
Credit: Durham Police
Police investigating the murder of Stanley man David Scott have today released CCTV images of three people that they need to trace.
The three were captured on CCTV walking in the vicinity of Rose Avenue, South Moor, Stanley, around 1.30am on Sunday, December 23rd.
The CCTV was filmed near to where David Scott was found
Credit: Durham Police
David Scott died in the Newcastle RVI on December 23rd, where he had been taken with stab wounds after being found in the back lane of Rose Avenue.
Two 16-year-olds have been charged with murder.
“We believe these people could be key witnesses and we would urge them, or anyone who recognises them, to contact police without delay.
We have detectives waiting for your call on the Durham Police 101 number, or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” - *
Detective Superintendent Paul Goundry. *
1:01 pm, Fri 04 Jan 2013 Stanley Murder Investigation
Teenager appears in court
A 16-year-old has appeared at Newcastle Crown Court charged with the murder of a man from County Durham.
33-year-old David Scott died in hospital in Newcastle after being found with stab wounds in the back lane of Rose Avenue in Stanley two days before Christmas.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Newcastle Crown Court today.
He has been remanded in custody and his trial has been adjourned until March.
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