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Consett News

FINED: Satinder Singh fined for sale of counterfeit cigarettes (27195780)

Shop supervisor lands himself and parents in court after buying cigarettes from "back of lorry"

SUCCESS: Consett Festival organiser Brad Wilkinson

Three days of music and fun at Consett Festival

PLANNING: The committee at Durham County Council will make the decision.

Councillors advised to refuse housing plan

TRIBUTE: Hughie Malone

Tribute show for Hughie Malone

BEER: Greg Halliday and Andy McConnell enjoy a drink at Lanchester Beer Festival. Picture: TOM BANKS

Real ale lovers lift pints and raise money for good causes at Lanchester Cricket Club

REMORSEFUL: Leslie Walt

Eight years for man who carried out hammer attack on boyfriend

ABBA: As part of their Scandinavian week, kids at Castleside Primary School take part in dancing to Abba. Picture: TOM BANKS (26808848)

Youngsters in Castleside learning about Scandanavian culture

Consett Festival this weekend

BEYOND REPAIR: The rusting Leadgate road bridge

Work set to start to remove bridge as £2.4m road scheme gets underway

MISSING: Melissa O’Hara

Teenager goes missing days before her 17th birthday

INQUEST: Kristian Thompson

Inquest into teenager's one-punch death re-opens after family's High Court victory

DENTAL:  An NHS dentist from County Durham has been struck off the dental register for misconduct

Dentist struck off after removing healthy tooth

ACCIDENT: Durham Police have attended an incident in Consett involving a 15-year-old girl who was hit by a car

Teenage girl hit by car in Consett

TRAGIC: Kristian Thompson, inset, and his mother, Maxine, who refused to accept his death was not caused by a punch

Mum strikes blow for justice as High Court orders new inquest into son's nightclub one punch death

Durham County Council (26013258)

Plans to create several retail units and apartments in Consett property approved

WALK: Nigel Nattress and daughter Florence Lutz-Nattress take part in sponsored walk for Parkinson's UK  (25960926)

Pub regulars raise thousands for charity after fellow drinker is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

MISSING: Alex Richards  (26026539)

Police keen to trace Consett teenager who goes missing from home for second time

OPEN: Club opens doors to next generation of potential Andy Murrays

Club offers chance to try tennis for free

INSPIRED: Frank McDonald returns to Minsteracres

Tradesmen and teens return to retreat centre they created 50 years ago

SPEED KILLS: A file photo of a police officer operating a speed gun.

Almost 90 drivers a day stopped for speeding during Durham and Cleveland campaign

Sally’s sports mission to Brazilian slums

Sally’s sports mission to Brazilian slums

GARDEN: Soldiers, Ross Pembroke and Simon Hair, based at barracks in Newcastle help to convert the overgrown garden of blind veteran Brian Elliott, at his house in Consett. Picture: TOM BANKS (25349826)

Garden help for blind Army veteran

BALLOT: North West Durham votes being counted at the Louisa Centre, in Stanley

Labour MP says region should brace itself for incoming Conservative Government

COURT APPEARANCE: Steven Henley pictured outside Consett Magistrates Court.

Court mooner given conditional discharge

CONCERN: Police are appealing for help to trace Alex Richards from Consett

Police fears for missing County Durham teenager

Northumbrian Water expects improvement scheme to run for nine months with some minor traffic disruption

Work to start on £2m upgrade of town's waste water treatment works

FUNDRAISING: Claire Liston pictured with her children Poppy 7 and Benjamin 11 who go to Bishop Ian Ramsey School in Medomsley are helping to raise money for Cancer Research with the help of staff and parents at the school also pictured chair of governors

School fun day for cancer charity

ART-SHOW: Members of Blackhill Art Club at their annual exhibition in Blackhill Community Centre. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Artistic creations by members of thriving club displayed in Bank Holiday weekend exhibition

FIRE: The scene following the blaze in First Street, Bradley Bungalows, Leadgate, near Consett, on Picture: DAVID WOOD (17436536)

Ouija board bungalow blaze mother and daughter admit arson charge

RAID: Police smash their way into a house in Consett

Five arrests in heroin raid

Three injured in car crash

Three injured in car crash

FORTY: Beechdale Nursery pupils and staff celebrate the school's 40th anniversary   Picture: TOM BANKS

Funday for nursery’s 40th

Police praise McDonalds staff who helped save distressed man

Police praise McDonalds staff who helped save suicidal man

ASBESTOS: Former councillor Tony Westgarth was exposed to deadly asbestos fibres while working as a joiner

Widow calls for action over asbestos

FESTIVAL: Brad Wilkinson and his daughter Sarah with a festival banner. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (24296279)

Third Consett Festival to be held next month

CARE: Manager Kerry Bell has become the new head of the Rosemount care home in Consett. Picture: TOM BANKS (23958418)

New manager for care home

GARDEN: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, with people from Medomsley Residents Association, in a new Community Garden. Picture: TOM BANKS (24073050)

Bishop calls in to community garden

SHORTLIST: Pictured at the opening of Lynwood House in December 2014 are (front l-r) Lynwood House tenant Colin Burton, Pat Glass MP, Derwentside Homes Chief Executive Geraldine Kay and (back) Chair of Derwentside Homes Sebert Cox.

Sheltered housing scheme aiming for double award

Allensford Road, near Consett, that was damaged by flooding. Picture: TOM BANKS (23949901)

Road to reopen fully after damage caused by landslip

Salvation Army opens new charity shop in Consett

Durham Crown Court told defendant struggled to accept relationship was at an end

Man attacked ex-partner's new boyfriend with wheel brace

CHARITY RIDE: Bikers who are raising money for the Royal British Legion. Pictured, from the left are; Nathan Stephenson; Branch Chairman, George McKay; Richard Walford; Standard Bearer, Graham Meek; and Liam Roebuck. Picture: TOM BANKS

Bikers wanted for charity ride

SENTENCING: Durham Crown Court was the sentencing venue

Man spared jail for abusive images

DONATION: Mark Jones from the prison service hands over a cheque to Katherine Cooper of Willow Burn Hospice, also pictured are Andrew Heppell, Phil Jones and John Geoghegan. Picture: TOM BANKS (23548875)

Cyclists raise £1,000 for Lanchester hospice from charity C2C ride

Northumbrian Water (23547199)

Popular picnic site at Derwent Reservoir closed

Faye Winston, from Consett, who is fundraising for kids suffering epilepsy, as friend’s daughter, Ellika Gray, 4, suffers from the condition. Picture: TOM BANKS (23533004)

Putting on poses to help girl who suffers from severe form of epilepsy

JAIL TERM: Darren Ross Hall, who was given a two-year prison sentence for his fourth conviction for carrying a knife in public

Serial knife carrier jailed for two years

FUNDRAISERS: Stacey Ross and her 9 month old daughter Georgie Yorke of Briardale, Delves Lane who have raised £10,000 for The Great North Children's Hospital.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (23361745)

Parents overwhelmed by generosity of community

APPEAL: Police are seeking information after an attempted purse snatch

Stranger confronts pensioner in her Consett home

COURT CASE: Peterlee Magistrates' Court

County Durham man in court accused of assaulting his girlfriend

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