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Thora and Jim bow out after 55 years of lollipop duties

Their happy smiling faces have been a familiar sight outside County Durham schools for more than half a century.

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Durham children see their signs spring to life

Children at two Durham Primary schools are the latest in the county to enjoy a safer journey to school as new Slow to 20 signs were installed on adjacent roads this week.

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Signs of success for road safety competition winners

Pupils from two County Durham primary schools got to see their artwork come to life when their winning road safety competition entries were turned into real road signs.

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Road safety group and emergency services urge ‘stay focused on the road’

Road safety experts and the emergency services are urging motorists not to be distracted at the wheel of their cars as new legislation comes into force on 1 March that will see people issued with six penalty points and £200 fines for using mobile phones whilst driving.

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