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Durham City News

LOST AND FOUND: Durham County Council worker Graham Bradley pictured at work in Durham City

A clean sweep: eagle-eyed Graham returns 8 lost phones in 5 weeks

BOUNCE: Olympian Kat Driscoll and members of Apollo gymnastics team celebrate the opening of Infinite Air trampolining and free running centre, Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Explore trampoline centre that makes an Olympian jealous

OPEN: (l-r) MP for City of Durham Roberta Blackman-Woods, Prince Bishops Homes Chief Executive Keith Tallintire and Prince Bishops Homes Chairman John Swanson, outside the new Sleetburn Court development in New Brancepeth

MP opens new village housing development

RELAY: Elvet Striders running club members complete a 300-mile charity relay to celebrate club’s 30th anniversary in Durham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Taking it all in their stride: runners raise £800 with anniversary relay

Stephen Potts arriving at court at an earlier hearing Picture: PA Photo Owen Humphreys

Dog breeder gets two weeks to prove American bulldogs are not dangerous

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

Bearpark biker seriously hurt after colliding with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman in Durham

DEVELOPMENT: The former Cheveley House care home in Belmont, Durham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Care home facing the bulldozer

APPEAL: Durham Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

Bearpark biker seriously hurt in Durham smash with car driven by Bishop Auckland woman

DELAYS: Traffic disruption in Durham during bridgeworks on Milburngate Bridge.

Drivers thanked for patience as second phase of bridge work gets underway

TROPHY: Jonny Wilkinson, left, and Mike Catt lift the William Webb Ellis trophy after England won the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. Picture: AP PHOTO/DAVID ROGERS

Rugby World Cup trophy to come to Durham and Hartlepool

DURHAM GIG: Semitoned, who are to perform in Durham in August

Sylvan's homecoming gig

JAILED: Sean Oliver, given two-year sentence for stabbing another man in confrontation near his own home

Man jailed for village stabbing in daylight clash

INSTALLATION: New artwork by Amie Slaven explores the use of brass to communicate on the battlefield  (33174933)

Artwork exploring the sound of brass on the battlefield unveiled in Durham

BRASS: Bearpark and Esh band at the 2002 Durham Miners' Gala

Band hopes to raise enough brass to reach national finals

Durham Crown Court told pair's "escapade" left vulnerable resident "petrified"

Drunk pair forced way into "wrong flat", court told

Firefighters called to reports of man trapped in bungalow blaze. Picture: Tom Banks

Two taken to hospital after bungalow blaze

TROPHY: Jonny Wilkinson, left, and Mike Catt lift the William Webb Ellis trophy after England won the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. Picture: AP PHOTO/DAVID ROGERS

See the Rugby World Cup trophy

HISTORIC: Magna Carta

Magna Carta family fun

MISSED: Rowing coach Bill Grant, who died in February

1,000-mile cycle challenge for tragic coach

SAFETY FIRST: Pupils from Our Lady and St Thomas Primary School in Willington with (left to right) Penny Wilkinson, branch chair of the Northumberland and Durham branch of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS); Ken Crass, North East regional chair of the R

Tragic river death student's water safety legacy

MISSED: The late Dr Graham Dietz, of Durham University Business School

Safe cycling campaign honours popular teacher

SUPERSTAR: Visit County Durham's Tourism Superstar 2015 Lilian Groves. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

86-year-old cathedral steward is Durham's tourism superstar

ELECTRIC VEHICLE: The Vauxhall Ampera

Durham Police charging cars as well as suspected criminals

MAGNA CARTA: Historian Dr Christian Liddy with Durham Cathedral's unique 1216 edition of Magna Carta, which is currently on display at Palace Green Library. Picture: TOM BANKS

What should be in Durham's Great Charter?

CCTV: Police want to speak to the woman pictured in connection with a suitcase theft

Police hunt pink-haired woman over suitcase theft

SENTENCE: Defendants to be sentenced for their roles in late night store theft at Durham Crown Court next month.

Late night lager theft ended in violent confrontation at village store

CURLING: The top of the site of a former curling pond in Flass Vale, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Do you recall curling in the Vale?

DEMOLITION: (l-r) Cllr Barbara Armstrong, Prince Bishops Homes Chief Executive Keith Tallintire and Cllr Joe Armstrong, outside the derelict building in Langley Park just before demolition

Village eyesore demolished to make way for housing

SMILER: Jasmine Ather, pictured in her wheelchair

Can you help disabled Jasmine play outside?

AMAZON: Andrea Ansell and Lisa Mugridge, who work for npower at Rainton Bridge, pictured during their Amazon trip

Bug boys back from Brazil

POT LUCK: Durham City Snooker and Pool Centre owner Eddie Rhodes. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

'We're snookered' - pool club boss' anger at rent hike

Bid to convert brewery

SURVEY: Gordon Reid of the Environment Agency with eels found in the River Wear

Eel-y good news from River Wear

FAST TRACK: Ten-year-old motorcyclist Jake Hopper from Belmont with Richard Cooney, landlord at sponsors The Belmont. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Boy, ten, set to race bike at home of British motorsport

STAR: West Indies' Tino Best celebrates a 2012 half-century against England

Some of world cricket's biggest names to take part in fund raising match

ACCESS: The proposed student accommodation would be reached via this entrance off the A691, past the Mainstreet USA building. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Another 131 student beds planned after £1.2m land sale

FESTIVAL: A performer at a previous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Picture credit: Danny Lawson/PA Photos

'Bake off' themed productions heads for Edinburgh Festival

Shoppers donate 28,000 meals

CHARTER: Dawn Layland, education and outreach archivist at Durham County Record Office, with the Teesdale Forest charter

King John's Teesdale charter goes on display

HERO: DJ Steve Lamacq at the Alternative Brass event. Picture: RICH KENWORTHY

Brass festival strikes a chord

MUSIC: New York Brass Band performing during the festival

Brass music festival comes to a close

MOTORCYCLES: Stunt rider Dave Coates performs for the crowds during the Bike Wise event at Aykley Heads in Durham Picture: DAVID WOOD

Bikewise marks 21st birthday in style

OPENING: Julie Anson from Durham County Council and Danny Bone from the Friends of Langley Moor reading the new notice board at Boyne Place, Langley Moor

New public space for Langley Moor

Durham Crown Court told defendant has no history of violence and now "deeply regrets" punching man he had been drinking with that night.

Peacemaker punched to ground by man he considered a friend

CUTS: Finchale Training College in Durham

Staff facing redundancy at college for disabled hit with £2m cuts

TREASURE: Deputy curator Gemma Lewis holds a medieval gold ring found locally and which is now part of the display at the Museum of Archaeology in Durham.   Picture: ANDY LAMB (32395450)

Hidden treasures unveiled

RUNNERS: Members of Elvet Striders

Striders' 300-mile charity challenge

TRAINING: Bodybuilder Isla Surtees training at Trojan Gym in Walbottle with coach Nathan Mackay. Picture: DOUG MOODY PHOTOGRAPHY

Instant success for bodybuilding Isla

LOST: Prized helmet of former miner Geoff Poulter (32130571)

Former pitman appeals for return of prized helmet lost at Durham Miners' Gala

TREASURES: Items connected to the 'Little Count' Joseph Boruwlaski Durham Town Hall

Deal drawn up to end treasures row

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