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Stanley News

New look gym in Stanley unveiled

New look gym in Stanley unveiled

83-year-old Stanley woman seriously hurt after being struck by car at Arnison Centre, Durham

83-year-old Stanley woman seriously hurt after being struck by car at Arnison Centre, Durham

CARING: Two year old cancer victim Daniel Rainbow visits Westerleigh Care Home, Stanley, after they raised £2k for his family. Picture: TOM BANKS. (40181944)

Money raised to help little Daniel

Event to boost employment in north Durham

SMOOTH: Jack Jones makes a smoothie at Greenland Community as part of Fun with Food Week. Picture: TOM BANKS. (40183864)

Healthy lifestyles for Stanley children

OUR STREET: Adults, who attend Durham County Councilâs Pathways service, rehearse a new play, entitled Our Street. Picture: TOM BANKS. (40186021)

Experiences of First World War soldiers brought to life in Stanley

SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan visitors Muditha Ranasinghe, Manouri Wejekone, Pushpa Weerathunga and Sriya Sarathchandra, who are visiting St. Joseph's school in Stanley. Also pictured are head boy Jack Bell, pupils Lola Watson and head girl Emily Morris; and staf

Honours for Stanley primary school

CONTEST: Zach Glendinning, right, training with former world champion Wes Fagan.

North-East fighter vying for world title

CORPORATE BACKING: Durham Markets managing director Colin Wilkes with duathlete Joel Atkin

Duathlete Joel's in the market for medals

PLANS: Property developer John Lamb outside Stanley Board School

Landmark school building to be converted into flats

BRICKS: Bricklayer Rob Kirkup works on rebuilding a historic wall at Gibside. Picture: TOM BANKS. (39691619)

Storm-damaged historic wall to be rebuilt thanks to volunteers

FUNDING: Sergeant Dave Turner of Stanley Neighbourhood team with Stanley Town Council chair Cllr Joan Nicholson and one of the marked police vehicles. (39581699)

Stanley Town Council funds police cars

HACKED: Beamish Museum

Hacked: Semi-naked photos of women posted to Beamish Museum's Facebook page

TRIAL: Defendant Shaun Allan Brown to return to Durham Crown Court for plea hearing in December, followed by provisional trial in February

Trial date set in serious injury road accident case

DECISION DUE: Property developer John Lamb outside Stanley Board School

Decision due on future of Victorian school building

PLANS: Stanfield House

Plans to create a residential community training centre unveiled

CHARITY: North Durham Academy is supporting Help For Heroes

Pupils cash drive for military charity

ATTRACTION: Ben Potter, from Birds of Prey Displays, who will be staging demonstrations at the Beamish Agricultural Show

Welly wanging and tomahawk throwing on offer at country show

SCARECROW: Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep

Nursery rhyme comes true at North-East event

Cancer charity hopes to recruit new volunteers

MONITOR: Wear Rivers Trust project officer Carolyn Simpson taking flow readings in the headwaters of the Twizell Burn

Volunteers wanted to help protect local streams

SOFT PLAY: Parents have raised the money for a new softplay area at Oxhill Nursery School. Picture: TOM BANKS. (38277101)

Fund raising is child's play for nursery

Man threatened to "gut friend like a fish", court told

Man threatened to 'gut friend like a fish', court told

JAILED:  Banned driver Brett Hodgson, given 14-month sentence for being behind wheel of relative's car while well over the limit.

Teenage cyclist and four-year-old boy thrown from bike in collision with drink driver

SCHOOL: The former Easington Primary School  (37173574)

Demolish former primary school, say Easington Colliery residents

TRIUMPH: Cameron Gilray

Boy golfer from Burnopfield triumphs

AWARD: Marmax Recycled Products have won the Green Apple Environment Award. Pictured are school children using their Special Educational Needs Range which is made from 100 per cent recycled plastic

Stanley-based company wins environmental award

HONOURS: Stanley Town Council members with the winners at the awards night.

Council awards for people in Stanley area

The Stanley Blues Festival. Mitch Laddie Band perform. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (37011279)

Thousands enjoy tunes at Stanley music festival

Kitchen fire

RESTORED: The replica of the Mercedes Gullwing

Experts restore wooden car to former glory

CRASH: Craig Parkin and his five year old daughter Katy from Tanfield Lea who were involved in a collision with an ambulance Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

'It seemed to come out of nowhere' - driver recalls crash with ambulance

HIGH KICKS: Young kick-boxers from the Machine MMA gym on Clifford Street in Stanley have qualified for the Unified World Championships in the sport. They are Rhys Pipes (11), Ryan Lister (12), Kyle Chester (11) and Ryan Quinn (11). Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (

World stage for young kickboxers

RUN: Super slimmer Marsha Giles has lost seven stone and is taking part in a the Great North Run picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (36687201)

Woman ready for half marathon after dropping seven stones

EXAM SUCCESS: Brother and sister Finlay and Harriet Dulson, of Burnopfield, with their outstanding exam results

Sibling rivalry brings top marks

WINNERS: Gold medal-winning team (L-R): Brad Whitfield, Bobby Coltman, Andy Hetherington, Alex Sawyer-Copus and Michael MacGurk

Inspirational football club wins Olympic glory

COMPANY: A Derwent Valley Diners volunteer collects a meal from Claire and Audrey's bakers in Consett

Volunteers needed to offer older people decent food and good company

MEMORY: Hannah Dixon, who is taking part in the Great North Run in memory of her grandfather Joe

Runner to tackle Great North Run in memory of her granddad

COURT: An inquest into the death of Thomas Keaning was held at Crook Civic Centre

Tragedy of Stanley teen who died after inhaling deodorant

CAPTURED: A Norman Cornish painting of Bishop’s Close Street, in Spennymoor, where he spent his early years

Spennymoor will be part of Beamish, as museum reveals it will recreate late pitman painter Norman Cornish's house in 1950s town

REMAND: Durham Crown Court told drink driver was two-and-a-half times over limit when he collided with bicycle.

Drink driver injured teenage BMX rider and four-year-old boy

DRUG-FIND: Durham Crown Court told police attended house investigating alleged assault, but end up recovering drug haul.

Man jailed after police make surprise drug find on home visit on other inquiries

FACELIFT: Cllr Neil Foster (left) and Matthew Stancliffe, regional operations manager for Camerons Brewery, outside the imperial hotel in Stanley.

Stanley pub restored to former glory

CAMP: An illegal traveller site on Hustledown Road, South Moor, Stanley Picture: TOM BANKS

Notice served on travellers at Stanley

FATAL FIRE: Forensics at the scene Picture: GAVIN HAVERY

Friends tell of shock as disabled man who died in house fire named as John Wilson, 60

DIAMOND COUPLE: Gordon and Margaret Kirtley, of Stanley, on their diamond wedding anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS

Royal card makes diamond couple's day

BANNED: Young banned driver Mark Coxon jailed for 19 months over police pursuit while on way to court

Banned driver jailed over police pursuit while on way to court

CINEMA: The former Grand Electric Cinema in Ryhope. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (33328015)

Cinema to be dismantled brick-by-brick and moved to museum

BREACH: Registered sex offender Michael Fortune jailed for breaching notification requirements, for the eighth time.

Sex offender jailed for breaching notification requirements

PLANS: Property developer John Lamb outside the Stanley Board School

Application lodged to convert Victorian school into 25 apartments

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