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Chester-le-Street News

CREATIVE: Amanda Gledhill, who appeared on the Great British Sewing Bee, will judge a competition at Goldstitch Embroidery Studio and Sew Cafe this month Picture: Charlotte Medlicott

Sewing Bee star supports nationwide celebration of independent haberdasheries in Nettlesworth

DEBATE: Durham County Council's County Hall

Engines silenced as motorsport track plan thrown out

CONDUIT: Durham Crown Court heard that drug-taker Jack Birkett was used as a "conduit" to help undercover to buy two heroin deals.

Young drug taker helped undercover officer to buy two heroin deals

DONATIONS: PDSA in Chester-le-Street is appealing for donations of furniture

Animal charity appeals for furniture

Pelton Fell  Community Partnership secretary Colin Reynolds  (40688858)

Proposals for community council for Pelton Fell takes a step forward

AWARD: Members of the Chester-le-Street Art Society, which has been awarded a grant of £1,800 from Cestria Community Housing.


Chester-le-Street Art Group hopes to expand following grant

CRASH: Two cars involved in an collision on the A167 near Pity Me. Picture: TOM BANKS

Emergency surgery for four-year-old boy in A167 smash

RAID: Officers visited the house in Perkinsville

Police operation to tackle illegal selling

OPEN DAY: The Elms, Chester-le-Street  (40535829)

First look inside flagship assisted living scheme in Chester-le-Street

ATTACK: Defendants who admit attack early on New Year's Day to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court, in November.

Man punched and kicked in head at takeaway for allegedly 'touching woman' earlier on night out, court hears

OPEN: The Elms, in Chester-le-Street, is to host two open days

Open house at new assisted living scheme

OPEN: Durham County Council chairman Jan Blakey opens a new community room in Roseberry Primary and Nursery School. Also pictured are Liam Colledge, 10, Destiny-Ann Hughes, Jamie-Lea Hayes,2, William Forster, 2, and Erin Mitchelson,2. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Roseberry Primary and Nursery School celebrates new facility that will bring local community together

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Durham Police are responding to the crash

Woman and child taken to hospital after serious A167 smash

ON LOCATION: Production manager Robert K Harm, first assistant director George Every, director of photography Ari Wegner, director William Oldroyd and first assistant camera Daniel Foelds on Seaham Beach, where filming is taking place for Lady Macbeth

Shooting begins across County Durham on new film Lady Macbeth

DESIGN: Kevin Vayro's designs showcased at Abu Dhabi theme park

Kevin's catapult launches design career

PAWS: Sharon Taylor and Gill Pinkney, of St Cuthbert's hospice, with Ollie the year-old Jack Russell

Dog walker will raise funds in memory of sister-in-law

RECORD: A record number of people took part in Sunday's COunty Durham Memory Walk

Organisers "gobsmacked" at success of memory walk

HELPING HANDS: (l-r) Sam Lincoln, Louise Fenwick, Clare Moore and Jenny Thompson volunteer at County Durham Food Bank

Water workers lend hand at food bank

PARISH: Durham County Council has approved changes to the boundaries of Pelton Parish Council

Village homes to move into parish council area

MEMORY: Rebecca Scott has been surprised by the numbers signing up for Sunday's Memory Walk

Hundreds will stand up to Alzheimer's at record-breaking Memory Walk

WINNERS: Tony and Margaret Webb, winner of the Main Garden title in Cestria's annual competition

Gardeners honoured in annual contest

DELIVERY: Members of the Dragonslayer Motorcycle Club on their pet food run in Chester-le-Street Picture: STUART BOULTON

Bikers take to the saddle to deliver pet food to North-East animal sanctuaries

START: Charity cycle challenge will begin in Whitehaven

Building society workers to tackle coast-to-coast cycle challenge

GRANT: Warrant Officer Trevor Brighton (left) and Flight Lieutenant Dave Brown (right) with new mini-van Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT

Chester-le-Street Air Training Corps celebrates after getting grant for new mini-bus

BRAVE: Charity to hold fire and ice walk

Brave volunteers needed to walk over hot coals

JAILED: Trusted carer Paul Curry, whose actions cost him his job, his home and his long-term relationship.

Gambling addict carer jailed for fleecing resident of £3,407 over 16 days in June

TEDDY: Reverend Danie Lindley with pupils from Chester le Street C of E Primary School, who are donating their teddy bears to refugees. Picture: TOM BANKS. (38665948)

Chester-le-Street pupils donate hundreds of pre-loved soft toys to refugee children

CULTURE: Pupils at Lumley Junior School take part in a Polish dance session

Pupils travel around the world in a week

GOLD: Durham won top honour in this year's Northumbria In Bloom awards

Towns triumph in annual Northumbria In Bloom awards

SMILE: (From l-r) Dental staff Rebecca Thomas, Elizabeth Pereira, David Lamb, Natalie Brien and Naomi Niedenthal.

Dental apprentices get their teeth into new career

ACCIDENT: Scene of accident in Waldridge Lane. Picture: TOM BANKS

Six people injured in multi-vehicle accident in Chester-le-Street

JAILED: John Rollins, given sentence of 17 years and four months after admitting a dozen child sex offences.

Man jailed for more than 17 years, two decades after "campaign" of child abuse

ADJOURN: Sentence on would be store robber Christopher Graham adjourned until next month Durham Crown Court

Man admits charges arising from failed knifepoint robbery bid at village store

JAILED: Derrick George Webster

Serial child abuser jailed for six-and-a-half years for offences committed in 1970s

PRIZE: Beamish Museum to stage leek show

Museum hosts annual leek show

PRINCIPALS: Cast leads from Dryburn Theatrical Workshop's production of The Fifteen Streets. Left to right: Emma Scott as Mary Llewellyn, Phil Martin, as John O'Brien, and Kay Anderson, as Mary Ellen O'Brien. Picture location courtesy of Beamish Museum.

Theatre group brings Cookson classic to stage

REPAIR: Cocken Ford Bridge, which will be closed for 15 weeks

Concern raised over 15-week closure of road bridge

MANE ATTRACTION: Visitors make their way through Lambton Lion Park in the 1970s

Housing bid for historic estate to save heritage

SPLASH: 9-year-old Marcey Dawson playing in the Splash Pad at Chester-le-Street's Riverside Park play area. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (36946011)

Splash down for park's new water attraction

JAILED: Machete carrier Neil Mundy jailed for 14 months over incident in Bishop Auckland last month.

Chester-le-Street man who abandoned machete in stranger's home jailed

INSIDE-OUT: Launch of anti suicide campaign with people wearing their clothes inside out at Great Lumley Community Centre picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (36688101)

Charity hopes to reduce risk of suicide

Coroner records suicide verdict for Chester-le-Street woman Alison Stamps

Stitch in time with First World War knitting project

PREMIERE: Amy Manson who stars in the film

Premiere of film shot in region

HARASSMENT: Jonathan Cummings jailed for a total of ten months for "stalking-type behaviour", after relationship ended.

Man who "stalked" former partner following split jailed for ten months.

RECORD ATTEMPT: Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club members Craig Dowson and Steve Twycross on the River Wear contributing to the attempt to set a new world record for the biggest rowing lesson. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Did we do it? Rowers wait on world record

CLEAN: Durham Crown Court told defendant has not touched drugs since he was caught with a stash to supply among friends, last December.

Man caught with drugs was not a dealer, but the buyer for small 'collective', court told.

EXPERIENCE: Sharon Sykes has been appointed as manager of The Elms, in Chester-le-Street

Manager appointed to run £6.5m assisted living development

ON-SONG: Shiney Row Male Voice Choir calls for fresh blood. Senior members are pictured honouring retiring former chairman of 33 years, Bobby Jobson. TOM BANKS

Male voice choir calls for new voices ahead of new performing season

CHALLENGE: Young members of Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club have a final practice session before a World Record attempt at a 24-hour rowing lesson. Group fronted by Patrick Dutton, Thomas Dowson and Lauren Snook. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Rowers target world record

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