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Rent-a-reindeer business sees bookings crash as Christmas events cancelled [Video]

Rent-a-reindeer business sees bookings crash as Christmas events cancelled

The owner of a rent-a-reindeer business said coronavirus restrictions havecaused bookings to crash this Christmas. With 110 reindeer, George Richardsonhas one of Englandโ€™s largest herds which he..

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The serial killer died in hospital on 13 November after being transferred from a jail in County Durham.
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Bradley mine: Coal extracted for final time at County Durham site

A plan to extend the open cast mine was rejected after a backlash by environmental groups.
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Coronavirus: Stanley bars close after confirmed cases

Four pubs have shut in Stanley, County Durham and customers are being urged to self-isolate.
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Covid-19: County Durham care home 'recorded 27 deaths'

A Conservative MP calls for an investigation into the deaths at a single home in County Durham.
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Fiona Hill: North East 'grit' helps ex-Trump advisor handle death threats

Fiona Hill, who is from County Durham, testified as part of the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Consett man jailed for knifepoint Birtley shop robbery

The "good Samaritan" detained knifeman Michael Knowles who had robbed a County Durham newsagents.
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Coronavirus: 'One of the last happy things we have is being taken from us'

A County Durham woman is 33 weeks pregnant while her husband is terminally ill with cancer.
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Police refuse to review coronavirus lockdown fines after Dominic Cummings case

Police will not review fines handed out under coronavirus laws because of Dominic Cummings' travel to County Durham.
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Teacher who saw Cummings in woods 'feels vindicated'

A former teacher who spotted Cummings in County Durham says Downing Street initially rejected his account.
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'Most unwise': Police chief condemns Dominic Cummings' lockdown-breaking trip to Durham

Dominic Cummings' lockdown journey from London to County Durham was "most unwise", the county's acting police and crime commissioner had said.
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Help the Hungry: Emergency food delivery drive kicks into action in northeast England

'It's been crazy and heart-breaking to see how much people are struggling,' says volunteer dropping off freshly cooked meals in County Durham
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North East snow: County Durham schools closed and roads chaos

Heavy snow causes the closure of dozens of schools across County Durham, with roads also badly hit.
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New Tory MPs 'not welcome' at Durham Miners' Gala

A Durham miners' official paraphrases Boris Johnson saying he'd rather "die in a ditch" than invite Tories.
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Steel firm Bondshold enters administration

The 150-year-old firm has 219 staff in Crook in County Durham, Alston in Cumbria and Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
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General election 2019: Could Bishop Auckland Hospital's A&E reopen?

The candidates for the County Durham constituency respond to voters' questions about the hospital.
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Windlestone Hall still derelict despite millions invested

Work has stopped on the County Durham stately home which was supposed to become a luxury care home.
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Igloo made out of empty plastic milk bottles at County Durham school

The structure aims to teach about plastic pollution and give the pupils somewhere to read and play.
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