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Consett News

Pub to host beer belly fun run

DETAINED: Nineteen-year-old Jordan Smith given 27-month sentence in young offenders' institution after judge ruled cannabis growth was not just for his own use.

Loft growth cannabis user locked up after judge rules there was commercial element to operation

LEGACY: Lady Elsie Robson is raising funds for her late husband's foundation

Lady Elsie backs charity night for good causes

REMEMBER: Lisa Clarke

Nurse to take part in twilight walk in memory of her friend

CHEERS: Three-day beer festival to take place at Shotley Bridge Cricket Club later this month

Cheers all round as beer festival returns

REUNION: Ex-mechanic Billy Robson to hold reunion for former Consett steelworkers

Steelmen to hold reunion 35 years after closure of Consett works

MASTERCLASS: Make-up and skincare tips on offer at cancer masterclass

Make-up masterclass for women coping with cancer

THANKS: Family and friends of Jemma Telford, right, who suffered heart failure shortly after giving birth, are raising money for the Children’s Heart Unit Foundation by doing the Coast to Coast ride. Also pictured is Jemma's sister Shannon Lishman and J

Family of heart failure mother raises money for medics who saved her life

LIKED A LAUGH: The late Muriel Foster, pictured with her late husband

'She would have been in tears of laughter at us all' - granny-themed walk in memory of Muriel

PLANS: Delves Lane Park is to be given a facelift.

Redevelopment of Delves Lane Park

BRONZE: Vicky Gargan, left, with Drew Armstrong in Liverpool

Bronze medals for teenage gymnasts

PLAY: Clart About Ltd play group in Consett is expanding and celebrating its first birthday picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (34842606)

Child’s play group celebrating first birthday

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OPEN: Diane Wood, Landlady of The Whistle Blower in Consett. Picture: TOM BANKS (34863329)

New start for screen wash vodka pub

ACTION: A group have setup an action group to improve life in Consett. Pictured is group leader Terri Lee-Shields. Picture: TOM BANKS
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Residents vow action in Consett

JAILED: Callum Stephenson was jailed for three years and two months

Lovestruck victim glassed and beaten for five hours still wants attacker boyfriend back

PRISON: John Turner has been jailed for 12 months for attacking his former partner with a bottle.

Beer bottle attack - man jailed for striking girlfriend he branded 'a whore'

WINNER: The Lord Crewe Arms. Picture - David Wood

Pub scoops award with inclusion in visitor guide

CASH: Money is available for community projects

Money available for community projectsConsett channels Pls copy to consett advertiser

SPLASH: Carolyn Miller with Daisy Dick on the new slide at Consett Leisure Centre

Joy at long-awaited opening of new Consett Leisure Centre

CHARITY: Teen hopes to raise money for charity with hair cut

Selfless Katie gets the chop for charity

WARNING: Lisa Guthrie who is warning against the use of sun beds. Pic by North News

Skin cancer mum's plea to use spray tan not sunbeds

ACCIDENT: A 7-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being knocked over in Consett

Girl, 7, airlifted to hospital after being knocked down

MISSED: Pony, the missing greyhound

Family appeals for help to find missing pet which went missing in Lake District

EMOTIONAL: Fourteen-year-old Grace Stewart-Piercy, along with her father Simon, arrives at the London offices of Shelter following their five hundred mile fundraising cycling trip from Edinburgh to London

Grace, 14, completes 500-mile charity ride for the homeless

CLEARED: Ponds on the 110-acre Minsteracres Retreat Centre estate are being cleared to improve water vole habitats

Ponds to be cleared to make perfect retreat for water voles

CHARITY: Nicola Clarke, 14, has a rag doll nurse called Millie and persuaded people to sponsor it for every mile she travels. So far she has raised £2,500 for a disabled children’s charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (33112577)

Millie and Nicola clock up the miles for children's charity

FATALITY: Paul Bowers

County Durham firm facing huge fine over death of worker

Jaafar Mousa Mohammad Jaafar, who has been jailed for more than two years after he set up a home with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom in a unit on an industrial estate so he could distribute illicit cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol

Jail for fraudster who set up home in warehouse to sell illicit cigarettes

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FIXED: Councillor Stephen Robinson, Councillor Peter Oliver, Jim McCrory, Catherine Clarke and Karen McPherson at St. Mary's Church, in Blackhill, where the clock has now been fixed. Picture: TOM BANKS (33117359)

Saved by the bell: church clock repaired after fund raising drive

CHALLENGE: Rob Aspden to take on Olympic cycling route

Olympic challenge for cycling science teacher

Peterlee Magistrates' Court (32875094)

Scrap metal dealers banned from carrying out business in County Durham

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MISLEADING: Police concerns over messages circulating on Facebook

Police keeping "open mind" over child abduction reports

PERFORMANCE: Chris Neville-Smith, Michael Fletcher and Alan Godfrey appear in A Nasty Little Play at the Old Church, Sacriston

Nasty Little Play heads for Buxton Fringe

CHOP: Wendy Brown and daughter Sophie after having their hair chopped for the Little Princess Trust at Muse Hair and Beauty in Blackhill. Picture: TOM BANKS (32741611)

Consett mum and daughter touched by sadness cut hair for causes close to their hearts

BRAVERY: Andrew Benjamin receives his award from Durham's chief constable Mike Barton

Off-duty officer honoured for bravery at Specials awards

TRIM: Kathryn Elliott becomes the first customer of the Lifestyle Fitness gym at Consett's new leisure centre

New leisure centre admits its first customer

READY: The new pool at Consett Leisure Centre.

School and sport facilities ready for action

POSTS: Pat Glass, right and Ron Hogg, second right, meet in Consett to discuss the impact of having no street lights lights.           Picture: ANDY LAMB (32389408)

Concerns over removal of street lighting in Consett

PLANS: Consett Magistrates' Court

MP condemns plan to close North-East courts

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GUSHING: Leak on Villa Real Road, in Consett. Pic by Gavin Havery

VIDEO: Thar she blows! 50ft fountain rises into Consett air

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NEW PUP: Shotley Bridge Junior School has been the focus of a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind plus the naming of a 16 week old puppy which will undergo the blind dog training. Lee Gourley who is registered blind with his guide dog Terry and puppy

Kids name guide dog puppy

TOUR: The New York Brass Band perform for pupils at The Grove Primary School, in Consett, prior to the Brass Festival in Durham City. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (31838955)

Big Brass Bash gets underway in school

SHOW: Louise Taylor, Elizabeth Carr, Cody Collinson and Kirsten Dawson with Aslan the lion

Community theatre is Narnia business

SHOW: The 63rd annual Lanchester Show picture: SARAH CALDECOTT  (31071316)

Sun shines on Lanchester show

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New strips for Consett football team

TRIBUTES: Ken Day

Tributes after death of cricket man Ken

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

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HIGH FLYER: Graeme McGregor-Smith

High flyer Graeme working with the Red Arrows

Village show this weekend

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