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Consett News

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIGH FLYER: Graeme McGregor-Smith

High flyer Graeme working with the Red Arrows

Village show this weekend

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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

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