Category: County Durham


Drinking cold water on a hot day can be dangerous, warns face-plant dad

A young dad is warning people to be careful of drinking cold water on a hot day – after he fainted and face-planted the floor.
Adam Schaub was cutting up logs in the scorching heat, when his face started to turn red.
His concerned dad sent him off to s…


A50 closed after HGV hits open manhole causing huge fuel spillage

The A50 eastbound has been closed after a huge fuel spillage on the carriageway.
Emergency services were called to the entrance to the Meir Tunnel at 8.24am when a HGV was damaged after hitting an open manhole further along the road.
The incident has l…


Serious crash closes M54 between Wolverhampton and Telford

A man was cut from a car after it collided with a lorry on the M54 this morning.
Firefighters cut him from the vehicle and he was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with significant injuries.
The crash happened just after 4am and between Junctions 3 and 4.


Rattled residents call for rat run lorry ban and new 20mph zone

Rattled and sleepless families in Cambridge are calling for a rat run lorry ban and to turn a key route into a 20mph zone – and it could happen.
Campaigners say homes are are being “badly shaken around the clock” and residents are being “kept awake at …


Burwell-based Manchetts Rescue and Recovery named runner-up for service excellence

PUBLISHED: 16:41 19 June 2018
Ben Jolley

Manchetts Rescue and Recovery achieved runner up in the SME Cambridgeshire business awards 2018 for Service Excellence.

A Burwell-based company was named runner up in an awards event.



Salvus House: Setting sail on bright future at start of Aykley Heads' 6000 jobs mission

The bow-shaped entrance hall, port hole-peppered doors and sloping sides give away Salvus House’ original purpose as a base for a marine insurer.
Now, however, this impressive building is sailing into fresh waters, having been acquired by Business Durh…