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Consett News

Police targeting badger baiters make an arrest at a house in Medomsley, near Consett.

Badger baiting - police raid County Durham homes of suspected criminals

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

A school nativity

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

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

A Christmas scene in Consett by artist Michael James

Seasonal scene showing Christmas in Consett

PLANS: A public exhibition of plans for a new housing development in Lanchester. Picture: TOM BANKS. (46932249)

Lanchester mobilises against "onslaught" of housing developers

Men with beards were not protected from silica

Boss fined for providing wrong masks to staff with beards

Demolition of the former Consett sports centre is underway

Video shows demolition of former Consett sports centre

John Richardson, from Northern Gas Networks, who is overseeing the restoration of the supply to Delves Lane

Community rallies after hundreds of homes left without gas


Hundreds of families in Consett area still without gas after water floods system

Getting ready for the charity football match: McDonald’s staff on the back row are, from left to right, David McGrahan, Ash Goodband, Chris White and Daniel Rowell. Consett and District YMCA staff, front row, from left to right, are Vicky Rowell, Billy

Charity football match in memory of Lee

Hundreds of homes in Consett area without gas

Ben Watson, of Derwentside Homes, has been named as one of the national magazine 24 Housing’s ‘Young Leaders’

Award for social housing officer Ben Watson

Sales manager Hayley Blair with production manager Julian Bulman

Award for Shotley Bridge property development

Screen wash vodka pub boss Sunny Gill fined £10,000

Screen wash vodka pub boss Sonny Gill fined £10,000

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

Singer Pat Holmes, from Consett, has died.

Tribute to much-loved Consett singer

The former Manor House Care Home, Consett

Former care home to become housing

Jamie Perrie with Pinky Rainbow, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver

Circus treat for County Durham boy who lost dog to hit-and-run

Women's section chairman Hilda Selby, north-west Durham MP Pat Glass, who is also the section president, and poppy appeal organiser Vera Parnaby

Veteran fundraiser launches Consett’s poppy appeal

This picture shows the moment Paul Joyce was arrested by Thai police. Picture: HMRC/Bangkok Post

Former County Durham milkman was cigarette smuggling mastermind

BRAVE Sergeant Chris Davis has been nominated for Police Bravery Award

"Maybe that wasn't such a good idea" says cop after tackling drunk machete woman on town centre rampage

Plans to turn the former Manor House Care Home into housing are to be discussed by councillors

Councillors to discuss controversial Medomsley care home housing plan

AWESOME: Circus Funtasia is being performed in Consett

Circus show brings 'awesomeness' to Consett

Neighbour from hell David Constantine

Neighbour from hell made a subject of a five-year criminal behaviour order


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome not caused by welder’s weight, judge rules

Members of the boxing club at Consett YMCA

Charity night for Consett boxing club

An example of fly-tipping in Darlington.

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


Children's thrifty creations will light up town centre

NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL: David Constantine is a former Hell's Angel

Former Hells Angel 'made us prisoners in our own home', say family

The site of the former Consett steelworks is now home to relics of the past and an upmarket housing boom. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Crisps and commuters: How Consett coped with steelworks catastrophe

STEELED FOR BAD NEWS: Consett’s steelworkers march through the town in 1980 during their ultimately doomed fight to save the plant

Sympathy and survival: Consett's message for the Redcar steelmen

MODEL: Toni Chorley who died from cancer in 2009

Thousands raised in memory of Consett model and her dad

SportsDirect.com is opening its doors to the public in Consett, County Durham, on October 25.

Sports Direct coming to Consett

PROPOSAL: Consett Magistrates' Court has been earmarked for closure

Law Society warning over plans to close magistrates’ courts in Consett and Hartlepool

TECHNOLOGY: Lynwood House resident Margaret Rigden and Derwentside Homes’ community investment officer Donna Walker.

Never too old to learn about the internet

EARNINGS: David Soulsby, pictured in 2004

Fraudster couple who made £100,000 will pay back just £5 each

EAT: Blackhill Comrades Club has now started a Heat And Eat project to provide free evening meals to people who are struggling, including older people and lonely. Pictured are Heather McDonald, Terri Lee-Shield and Matthew Sandford preparing a meal. Pictu

Free hot meals and chance to socialise at Blackhill Comrades Club

RAIDS: Drugs have been seized following raids in Consett and Hamsterley Colliery

Drug arrests in Consett and Hamsterley Colliery

SOLAR: The site of a proposed solar farm in Templetown, Consett. Picture: TOM BANKS. (39821044)

Plans unveiled for major solar farm on outskirts of Consett

JAILED: Calvin John Chapman, given nine year prison sentence and made subject of registration as a sex offender, indefinitely.

Rapist jailed for nine years for sustained assault

HONOURS: The awards evening was held at The Empire Theatre in Consett.

Awards evening for community sports

OH YES IT IS: The cast of this year's panto 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Empire theatre, Consett. Beth Shannon (Maid Marian), Erin Laverick (Bo-Peep), Soner Dogan (Jedward Jellyspoon) and Laura Scott (Red Riding Hood).  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (40031581)

Empire Theatre launches its panto

CRASH: Three injured in crash on Medomsley Road

Police appeal after three hurt in Consett crash

LAUNCH: Lady Elsie Robson to open art exhibition

Lady Elsie to open hospice art show

QUILT: Quilters from Leadgate Community Centre have made a quilt to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance. Picture: TOM BANKS. (39692367)

Leadgate Craft and Chat Club create patchwork quilt for Great North Air Ambulance

GRANTS: Meeting to take place in Ebchester about community funding

Wind farm cash available for community groups

HANDOVER: (l to r) Durham County Council Leader Cllr Simon Henig, DAMHA Chief Executive Paul Mullis and Dysart Developments Managing Director Mark Shortadd the finishing touches to a plaque marking the official handover of 30 new bungalows

Housebuilders complete 30 bungalow development

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