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Consett News

SPLASH: COnstruction of the new swimming pool at Consett

Dates announced for opening of new swimming pools and leisure centre

REMODELLED: Pieces of metal from the site of the Consett steelworks have been unearthed and made into a sculpture at The Grove Primary School in Consett.  With the sculpture are Elizabeth Plumridge, Nathan Smith, artist Andy McDermott and Brinley Gilson.

School sculpture made from reclaimed Consett steel

HIGH FLYER: Graeme McGregor-Smith

High flyer Graeme working with the Red Arrows

Village show this weekend

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 (30454209)

Car overturned after hitting wall

CHALLENGE: Father and daughter Simon and Grace Stewart-Piercy start last year's charity cycle ride at Durham Cathedral

Teenager to embark on cycling challenge for homeless charity

Road in Ebchester closed following collision between two vehicles

Two women taken to hospital following crash in Ebchester

APPROVED: The Raven Inn, Ebchester, pictured in 2006

Eyesore hotel site near Consett to make way for executive housing

Durham Crown Court told driver was banned when caught driving on way to court

Banned driver caught at wheel again, on way to court to answer for original charge

DAMNING: Alan Milburn

Wrong leader, wrong approach - former Darlington MP Alan Milburn's assessment of Labour's election failure

VOTE: Residents to cote on which projects will win council funding

Residents to vote on community grants

DEMOLISHED: The Raven Inn, at Ebchester, pictured in 2006.

Housing bid for site of former hotel

NOVEL: Writers Bryan and Mary Talbot, authors of the book Sally Heathcote: Suffragette

Writers reveal their secrets to book club

BRASS: Consett Junior School get a visit from White River Brass, heralding the start of series of brass related events for young musicians. Picture: TOM BANKS (29526142)

Youngsters tune up for annual concert

CHARGED: The Venerable Granville Gibson, 79, has been charged with a number of historical sexual offences

Former Darlington and Aycliffe church minister Granville Gibson charged with historic sex offences

Campaign to show the damage one punch can do

CHEERS: Brewer John Taylor with one of his beers

Beers available at farm shop

SHOW: A theatre group based at Consett YMCA is putting on a show, Into the Woods. Picture are the cast; Dan McElderry, Emma Bell, Elaine Robertson, Philip Richardson, Lennox Henderson, Nathan Graham and Mollie McIver. Picture: TOM BANKS (29208134)

Theatre group preparing for new show

FINAL: The team from Hermitage Academy who will take part in he competition at the British Library

Sixth formers reach final of national debating contest

Consett lad welding for Britain

Consett lad welding for Britain

DONATION: Norah Marshall pledges to donate her own brain tissue to science. Picture: TOM BANKS (28519589)

Widow pledges to donate her brain for scientific research

APPROVED: The recent ruling means an opencast coal mine can be created in County Durham

Coal, ‘a mineral of national importance’ could mean more opencasting

BOSS: James McDonald

Nightclub venture for Consett student

PRESENTATION: Charity money raised from the Consett Festival.  At the YMCA on Parliament Street in Consett are George McKay of the Consett and district branch of The Royal British Legion, Rebekka Robson of the YMCA, festival organiser Brad Wilkinson, Bill

Festival cash handed over to charities

CELEBRATE: Event to be held at Consett's Belle View stadium

Football ground to hold event to celebrate work in community

OPENING: Pat Glass MP officially opens Consett Citizen's Advice office. Picture TOM BANKS (28174103)

Advice on hand at two new centres

SHORTLIST: Simon Griffiths, a self taught artist from County Durham, is shortlisted for the David Shepherd wildlife art award. Picture: TOM BANKS

Artist in running for top prize

BROADBAND: Pat Glass MP and kids from Lanchester EP School with representatives from BT and Durham Council mark reaching the halfway mark in project to link 58,000 homes to broadband. Picture: TOM BANKS (28138646)

Digital Durham passes the halfway mark

OPENCAST: Those opposed to the scheme held a protest walk on the site ahead of the public inquiry last year.

‘Disappointment’ over approval for Leadgate opencast scheme

OPEN: Consett Fire Station to hold open day

Firefighters hold open day at station

REJECTED: Councillors rejected housing scheme for Lanchester

Housing plan for village rejected

PLANS: Council has previously carried out work on Middle Street as part of Consett Masterplan

Work to start on next stage of town centre plan

RESCUE: The emergency services have attended a smash - the fire brigade had to release one casualty

Three hurt in head-on collision near Consett

MUSICAL: CBS Musical and Stage Society rehearse for Best Little Whore House in Texas. Pictured is John McArdle who plays Melvin P. Thorpe. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (27599780)

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas comes to Consett

JAILED: Katrina Livingstone jailed for arson (27538861)

Mother and daughter who set fire to their home jailed for arson

ATTENTION: A new cadet centre is officially opened on Parliament Street in Consett. Lord Lieutenant for Co Durham, Sue Snowdon chats with army cadet Hanna Justice. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

New centre for Army and RAF cadets in Consett officially opened

JAIL TIME: Billy John Barron

Judge warns it's prison for those who engage police in pursuits

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

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