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Cameron Gosling's family's safety plea five years on
Published July 03, 2020 11.32am
The family of a County Durham teenager who died after jumping into a river has urged young people to be safe around water, five years on from his death.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Temporary Chief Executive appointed for PCVC's office
Published June 15, 2020 4.36pm
The Police and Crime Panel for County Durham has confirmed Sharon Caddell as temporary Chief Executive of the Office of the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner (OPCVC.)
A daughter's story of how her mum fell victim to scams
Published June 15, 2020 12.44pm
A County Durham woman whose elderly mother was scammed out of thousands of pounds has told her story in the hope of preventing others falling victim.
Warning against coronavirus cold callers
Published May 12, 2020 11.05am
A warning has been issued to County Durham residents not to give out personal information over the phone as scam callers take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Advice on guarding against coronavirus scams
Published April 28, 2020 10.54am
The region's biggest council is issuing an extra word of warning about scams prompted by the coronavirus outbreak that may be targeting vulnerable people.
Scrap metal dealer prosecuted
Published February 14, 2020 2.40pm
A Bishop Auckland man who operated as a scrap metal dealer for two years without a licence has been fined by magistrates.