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Stanley News

FIRE: Damage to Burnside Primary School in South Stanley caused by fire, in February. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Trial date switch for arson spree accused

GARDEN: Creation of Fairy garden in woodland at Craghead after the first one was destroyed pictured Ava Robertson 7  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (27079704)

Faerie garden restored after vandal attack

CELEBRATION: Pupils at Annfield Plain Junior School celebrate the 140th anniversary of the school. Picture: TOM BANKS (26946054)

School celebrates 140th anniversary

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Warning after animal drugs stolen

SUPPORT: Sammy Ameobi joins a rap act The Word during a performance designed to cut crime and anti-social behaviour in Stanley. Picture: TOM BANKS (26947213)

Footballer joins children in anti crime rap

INVITE: Catchgate residents invited to share street picnic at the Big Lunch event

Villagers invited to share street picnic

FUNDRAISER: A charity football match is being arranged to raise funds to buy a wheelchair for three-year-old Charlie Thornton, who suffers from a rare genetic condition. He is pictured with his parents, Stephen and Kay in their South Moor Home. Picture: T

Charity football match to help give brave Charlie Thornton new wheels

Learn better ways to manage money

Learn better ways to manage money

JAILED: Ross Edmunds was caught after his DNA was found on his victim

Woman helps to catch mugger with forensic knowledge picked up on CSI

DRUGS: Jefferson appeared at Durham Crown Court

Cannabis farmer and courier spared prison

PRAISE: Marshall Roberts pictured with his late son James during their stay at the St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle

'Caring' hospice staff praised

HOMES: Beamish Museum is to replicate original Aged Mineworkers’ Homes in South Shields as a terrace of four houses at its planned 1950s town. Pictured are Hayley Scott, Michelle Kindleysides, John Castling holding a picture of the original committee, C

Aged miners' homes top be replicated at Beamish Museum

SPEED KILLS: A file photo of a police officer operating a speed gun.

Almost 90 drivers a day stopped for speeding during Durham and Cleveland campaign

FUNDAISING: (from left to right) Michelle Muir, fundraising manager for  Macmillan Cancer Support, Susanne Russell, store manager at Asda and Lisa Allison, who is Anne Black’s daughter

Funds raised in memory of colleague

COUNT: North Durham votes being counted at the Louisa Centre, in Stanley

ELECTION: Labour increase majority in North Durham as Lib Dem vote collapses

CHAMPIONS: The school football teams from Tanfield Lea Community Primary School have won league and cup competitions.  Holding the trophies are Drew Lake, Jamie Miley and Taylor Little (all 11 yrs).  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (25398044)

Football success for primary school

COURT: Trial to take place of accused pair at Durham Crown Court in early June

Pair deny intending to supply range of drugs

BOOTIFUL EVENT: A car boot sale at The Greenhouse, Annfield Plain to celebrate 30 years of Groundwork.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (25057584)

Community event for environmental charity

CHARITY SNIP: Eight year old Katie Kyle of Railway Terrace, Annfield Plain is to get 60cm of her hair cut off to raise money for Little Princess Trust.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (25057531)

Katie’s hair cut to help others

WORKING: EDP employee Jaimie Netherton with EDP tutor Vanessa Bolton.

Scheme to help people find work

Stanfield House care home pictured in 2011. Picture: DAVID WOOD.

Care home could become a training centre

JAILED: Rapist Michael Musgrove

Rapist who sneaked into victim's home and carried out attack in her bedroom jailed for six years

To Russia with love - North-East brewer heads out to to introduce Muscovites to real ale

To Russia with love - North-East brewer heads out to to introduce Muscovites to real ale

IMAGE: Current Miss Durham Stephanie Thurgood talks to students of North Durham Academy during a week of activities for pioneering body image roadshows. Picture: TOM BANKS (24245472)

Miss Durham's visit to Stanley school

RELATIVE: Brian Boggon

Hillary Clinton: From North-East mining stock to American presidential candidate

HONOURED: Greenland Community Primary School in South Moor, County Durham

Buildings praised at Renaissance Awards

OPEN: Manager Emma Mahoney outside the new look Hill Top pub in Stanley

Pub reopens in Stanley after facelift

Eating Out: The Causey Arch Inn

Eating Out: The Causey Arch Inn

LAUNCH: On what would have been the 23rd birthday of Burnopfield lad Kristian Thompson, his mum Maxine launches One Punch Can Kill campaign. Picture: TOM BANKS (24072363)

Design a way to save lives in one punch poster contest

MARCHING ON: Schoolkids stage their own parade and Miners’ Gala at Beamish Museum, County Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (23957070)

Minors' gala parade at Beamish Museum

CRASH: Both men were treated in hospital

Biker badly hurt in crash with pensioner's car

CRASH: Both motorists were treated in hospital

Stanley crash victims kept in overnight

WARNING: Judge tells young mugger that custody is "likely" outcome when he returns to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court next month.

Youth admits trying to mug carer of handbag on her evening round

IN BLOOM: Greenland Community Primary School pupils Paige, 10, and Callum, 7, Watson, show Britian in Bloom judges Anthony Spiers and Wendie Robertswhat their school has to offer. Picture: TOM BANKS (23855889)

Judges visit school woodland garden

IMAGE: Lottery-funded body image roadshow run by the Friendly development charity staged for first time in North-east North Durham Academy, Stanley pictured students  Ruth Richards 13, Levi Perry 13, Terri Leigh 14, Declan Brady 14  with Emma Oliver found

Campaign to improve body image hits Stanley

CRASH; Two men were hurt in collision at Stanley. Picture by Chris Moon

Two hurt in Stanley car crash

MOVING: Durham County Council's customer access point is being relocated to The Louisa Centre.

Moving Stanley library and council offices will cost £2m

WINNER: Stephanie Cassar-Thurgood is crowned winner of Miss Durham 2015, at Sedgefield Racecourse Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Health care assistant is crowned Miss Durham at Sedgefield Racecourse

REGISTER: Call by candidate Kevan Jones

People urged to register to vote

WARNING: Drug courier Michael Jefferson told he is facing prison sentence on return to Durham Crown Court next month.

Courier caught carrying large batch of stimulant drug in car when stopped by police

CONVENTION: Hattie Hayridge is coming to Stanley

Red Dwarf star coming to Stanley this summer

BACKING: Duathlete Joel Atkin with Durham Markets managing director Colin Wilkes, left, and David Anderson of Azione Custom Cycles

Double boost for Durham duathlete

KICKBOXERS: From left to right: Back row - Ailsa French, Emily Kingshott, Stephen Bell, Terri Stuart, Zach Glendinning, Kane Blakeburn and Charlotte potts. Front row: Luca Bloomfield and Kane Blakeburn.

International kickboxing contest at Stanley

OIL: Peter Richardson, chairman of Bloemfontein Allotment Association

Poultry at risk after oil dumped on allotments

STEAMER: This steam navvy is one of the exhibits at the fair

Leading museum gears up for popular steam fair

SUPPORT: Angela Rippon and Kevan Jones

Westminster backing for dementia action

COOKING: Back, from left, trainer Eileen Stemp of FANE, Elaine Tempest, Peter Scott and Nayla Akhtar, who took part in the training, with front, from left, Michelle Graham and Denise Singleton of Derwentside Homes, who organised the course.

Food for thought after cookery course

MERGE: Harelaw School & Annfield Plain Community Centre are to merge together in former Greencroft School, near Annfield Plain, as a shared facility. Pictured are Rita Birkbeck, Annette Embleton and Gary Wilson from the community centre, Maggie Collins fr

Community centre to move in with school

CHARTER: (l to r) Karen Wheatley, facilities manager of The Louisa Centre, and Kerrie Highcock, family development manager for North East Autism Society, with the new autism charter Picture: TOM BANKS

Stanley leisure centre leads the way on World Autism Awareness Day

HISTORY: Esther Gibbon and Linda Gilmore outside their Red House home.

Family celebrates Beamish 1950s house vote victory

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