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Chester-le-Street News

Memorial service for stillborn children

Eric Marshall at his house Sunnyside in Bagby near Thirsk in 2011.

Enter our Ho Ho Homes competition and spread a bit of Christmas cheer in your street

One of the new rooms at theTravelodge

Facelift for Chester-le-Street hotel

Matthew Gill was given a Braveheart Award this afternoon

Courageous children given Braveheart Awards

PLANS: An area of land near Sycamore Road, Kimblesworth, which has been earmarked for more housing. Picture: TOM BANKS. (47630071)

Decision over controversial housing development in Kimblesworth deferred

The body of a Red Kite found at Edmundbyers in County Durham this year.

Get tough on bird of prey crime, says RSPB, as North Yorkshire tops nationwide league of shame

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

The fire still burning on Wednesday morning. Picture: Gavin Engelbrecht

'Devastation' as fire rips through barn - woman describes efforts to rescue horses as flames took hold

Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

Boot the cat with vet Emma Wall

Hit by 2 cars and survives arson attack - meet Boots the accident prone moggie

Durham County Councillor Alison Batey, Ouston community Centre manager Tom Casling, Ouston Parish Council chairman Councillor Derek McGill, Birtley Rotary Club president Pauline Turner,Ouston Community Association chairman Norman Badger and Durham County

Community centre saved after village pulls together

A school nativity

Having a school nativity? Get it featured in The Northern Echo

Market Place sing-a-long during Christmas lights switch on

Festive fun as the Christmas lights are switched on in Chester-le-Street

Councillors will decide on Kimblesworth housing plan next week

Housing plan for estate to be decided

Ravensworth Terrace Primary School in Birtley, near Chester-le-Street

Disused mineshaft discovered on school site

Park View Community Association in Chester-le-Street given a new lease of life

Park View Community Association in Chester-le-Street given a new lease of life

Shane Youll was given three years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class a and b drugs

Jail for drug dealer who 'found' £1,200 worth of ecstasy and amphetamines by the side of the road

Thirteen-year-old boy charged after lit firework is pushed through house letterbox in Birtley

Thirteen-year-old boy charged after lit firework is pushed through house letterbox in Birtley

Personal trainer Glenn Hill taking a fitness session

Bomb victim hoping for award

Santa’s little helpers (from left) Jackie Rowell, Maureen Clarke, Kath May, Catherine I’anson Clough, Margaret Marshall, Elaine Greenwood, Gill Sullivan and lead crafter Sue Cranmer

Volunteers transform a ton of tinsel for Xmas fair

Employers, defensive driving experts and members of the legal profession are set to meet later this month for the North-East’s first transport summit.

Regional road safety conference to be held in Darlington

Staff and residents at Boulmer Court, Chester-le-Street collecting second-hand handbags which they will pack with toiletries such as toothpaste and wet wipes and distribute to homeless ladies. Picture: Tom Banks

Help for homeless from elderly residents

KILLED: David and Angela Cockburn with daughters Carley Ann and Bethany and granddaughter Lacie Jade

Relatives of Cockburn family killed in horror crash demand a public inquiry

Sergeant Tim Robson

New venture for police licensing expert advising on…licensing

Nick Gullon who produced the timeline charting the First World War in 1915 from The Northern Echo archives

An interactive journey through The Northern Echo archives of First World War 1915

REMEBRANCE: A wreath laid at Darlington Cenotaph.

Guide to Remembrance services in the North-East and North Yorkshire

WHAT'S ON: Guide to fireworks displays in the North-East in 2015

Guide to North-East 2015 fireworks displays

Group scout leader Allan Forster with nine-year-old cub Alix Bell

Help find yobs targeting scout hut garden scheme

Paul Quarmby

Boxing coach Paul Quarmby filmed punching and kicking pet dog in street attack is spared jail


Police hunt bogus caller after East Rainton incident

Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon lays a wreath at Chester-le-Street war memorial last year

Parade will pay tribute to town's Fallen

CUSTODY: THirty-two month sentence in young offenders' institution for failed store robber Christopher Graham

Village store robber, who fled empty-handed when challenged by owner, given 32-month month custodial sentence

Judith Roberts with Ava and Molly at their Chester-le-Street home. Picture by Stuart Boulton

Disabled Ava 'much stronger' after Slovakia treatment

Gwyn Garbutt of the Royal British Legion pins a poppy at the launch of the poppy appeal in Chester-le-Street. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Chester-le-Street launches poppy appeal

Samantha Doyle, from Chester-le-Street, who has organised the Christmas party for autistic children pictured with six-year-old son Freddie outside St James' Park in Newcastle

Chester-le-Street mum organises party so autistic children don't lose out at Christmas

An example of fly-tipping in Darlington.

Dead deer dumped in North Yorkshire car park an example of England's £50m fly-tipping epidemic

DESTRUCTION: Part pit bull terrier to be destroyed but defendant allowed to still keep dogs by Recorder at Durham Crown Court.

Destruction order for part-pit bull terrier which bit owner's friend

SEWING: Sewers competed in a two-hour challenge at Goldstitch Embroidery Studio and Sew Cafe in Nettlesworth as part of the Sew Saturday campaign Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Sewing machines out in force in Nettlesworth as crafters celebrate independent fabric shops

RUNNING TOTAL: (back l-r) Ian Linsley of Burnmoor Junior Cricket Club, Kevan Jones MP, Kevin Cuthbert of Burnmoor Junior Cricket Club, (front l-r) Sam Hughes and Elliott Cossar

Burnmoor cricket club gets helping hand from Kevan Jones MP

RECORDS: Bill Gray and Gill Parkes, principal archivist at Durham County Record Office, with some of the documents collected by the Sacriston volunteers

Handwritten clue helps County Durham village trace its wartime history

Durham County Council (41766942)

Community leaders welcome speed restriction changes in Waldridge Village and nearby housing estates

BEST BUTTY: Michael Dickson, managing director of Dicksons, meets the winning team from Park View School

Students hope to earn their crust with winning sandwich design

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

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