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Stanley News

JAILED: One year prison sentence and thirty-month driving ban for motor technician Jason Johnston, arising from police chase.

Car used to flee pursuing police vehicles scrapped by defendant later that day

The body of a Red Kite found at Edmundbyers in County Durham this year.

Get tough on bird of prey crime, says RSPB, as North Yorkshire tops nationwide league of shame

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

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

Snaresbrook Crown Court in London

Teenage musician from North-East awaits 'revenge porn' sentence

A school nativity

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

Leah Middleton is organising a Christmas walk for charity

Leah's Christmas walk for charity

Breakfast club champion Helen Walker, right, serving pupils at Greenland Community Primary School in Stanley

Inspirational teaching assistant Helen Walker wins breakfast club hero award

SENTENCE Defendant David Railton to be sentenced with co-accused Shane Youll, at Durham Crown Court, on Friday (November 13).

Accused admits allowing home to be used in the supply of class A and B drugs

INSTITUTIONALISED: Young inmate Angus Hollingsworth, pictured after his arrest for a previous incident, now said to be becoming 'institutionalised' to life behind bars.

Teen inmate knocked out prison officer with one punch in surprise exercise yard attack, court told

Ray Parker and Kelly Williamson are collecting items to donate to vulnerable families at Christmas

Christmas campaign launched to support vulnerable families in Consett and Stanley

Stanley based artist Mick Brown painting at The Sage in Gateshead. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Live art at North-East Free Thinking Festival

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

The van was stopped in Annfield Plain, near Stanley by trained officers.

Dog named Hero helps bring high speed Halloween police chase to an end

Carol singing will be held at Beamish Museum over the winter period

Longer opening for festive celebrations at Beamish

SUSPEND: Suspended prison sentence imposed on defendant, of previous good character, at Durham Crown Court.

Woman continued claiming disability living allowance after starting work with husband's courier company

Kimberley Welsh and her Duke of Edinburgh expedition group.

Disabled teen completes expedition in off-road wheelchair

PET: Jamie Perrie with Pinky Rainbow, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Hollyhill Gardens West.

Can you help find the hit-and-run driver who killed puppy Pinky Rainbow?

Meet the animals at Beamish Museum during half-term

Half-term fun at Beamish

Helen Walker, centre, with Ben Wastell and Poppy Robson

Breakfast club teaching assistant up for award

Thomas Tallentire served with distinction during the First World War

Are you related to Thomas Tallentire?

DISTRESS: Dog muck has been found on Claire Cain's mother's grave in Harelaw Cemetery, near Stanley.

Disgust at people letting dogs foul on graves

RAID: Three people were arrested after a raid at Kings Fayre

Illegal immigrants found working in Chinese takeaway

An example of fly-tipping in Darlington.

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

FIGHT: Zach Glenndining, 16, of Lanchester, became the first of the North-East Kickboxing Academy fighter to lift a world title after beating French 16-year-old fighter Anthony Duchene.

Success for young fighters at Stanley kickboxing tournament

STEAMING AHEAD: Google Street View car captures images of Beamish Museum

Google Street View comes to Beamish Museum

GLASS HALF EMPTY? Nigel Farage wants to see Britain leave the EU Pictures: Stuart Boulton

Farage drinks to Britain's departure from EU on visit to North-East winery

BRASS: Lanchester perform at a brass band contest at Tanfield School.. (40655194)

Stanley Brass Band Entertainment Contest attracts entrants from across the region

A dog and its owner were attacked in Stanley, County Durham, between 11.30am and 12.15 pm on Sunday.

Teenagers attacked dog then turned on owner

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

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