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South Durham News

VISIT: From left to right: Nabil Nayaland, Roland Klein, David Sassoon and Joyce Khedoory

Fashion designers visit YSL exhibition in Barnard Castle

CRASH SCENE: The cars in the accident. Picture via Twitter: @DurhamRPU

Minor injuries in two-car Sedgefield crash

RACES: Sedgefield Races Ladies Evening in aid of Great North Air Ambulance and Roflow  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Sedgefield racecourse dresses up for summer

WORKS: Spennymoor Town Hall is one of the buildings in a three year plan of council building upgrades

Spennymoor council to spend £589k on buildings

TRADITIONAL: Leek classes feature on the schedule at Cornforth Annual Village Show this weekend

Produce to be showcased at Cornforth family event

LIFESAVING: Rotarian Jill Thompson (centre) inspecting the suggested location of the defibrillator with Tesco staff Joe Riley and Shirley Cormack

Fundraising group launch life-saving project

COMEBACK: Phil Graham builds on his recovery by recruiting a violinist to his band, Share the Darkness

Recovery man recruiting new fiddle player

BAND: Black Nevada, from left to right: Joe Metcalfe, Jonny Moor, Jordan Bailey, Sarah Davies and George Tait.

Band offers musical rewards for financial pledges

OUTSTANDING: Nursery Time nursery in Willington look forward to a new term of learning. Picture: TOM BANKS

New pupils get ready for a new term at 'outstanding' nursery

INCIDENT SCENE: Stockley Lane, near Oakenshaw Picture: Google Street View

Woman van driver left shocked as man pulls her over, smashes window and steals cash

SAFE: Baby Nancie, aged nine-weeks, was pulled to safety by her father, Kieran Mansfield

Father pulls baby from path of out-of-control car in Newton Aycliffe

FAREWELL: Rev Keith Lumsdon is retiring from his post as vicar of Ferryhill. Pictured at his home on Witton Road in the town. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (36708264)

Travel-loving vicar steps down from pulpit

BURGLED: Escomb Saxon Church was broken into between Saturday, August 22 and Monday, August 24

Historic church break-in

WALK: Hazley Hush was created as a result of 18th century open cast mining

Woodland sculptures and guided walks on offer at Weardale museum

FOR SALE: The former Feryemount care home, Ferryhill

Former care homes, community centres and primary schools being sold off by Durham County Council

TRIAL: A trial of up to five days is pencilled in for accused plumber and heating engineer, at Durham Crown Court next March.

Trial date set for plumber accused of overcharging for work

SKYDIVER: Student Hollie French, 19, of Sedgefield, who is to jump 15,000ft from a plane to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s disease

Sedgefield student skydives to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease

ASSAULT: Attack on officer took place as inmate Nathan Miller was being returned to his cell at Deerbolt Young Offenders' Institution, near Barnard Castle.

Young inmate who attacked prison officer to be assessed for "dangerousness"

CARERS: The Relative Experience (Darlington) team

Support group for child-carers moves to County Durham and Darlington

OPEN: Chyrelle Addams Cancer Support Trust moves into new offices donated by Fat Brewer. Pictured (front) Patricia Greensmith who set up the charity and Chris Burns, MD of the Fat Brewer  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Cancer charity moves to new premises

THEFT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates gave Dawn Lynn an absolute discharge for stealing a £2.15 pasty

Hungry alcoholic stole £2.15 pasty from Darlington Memorial Hospital shop

YSL: The Yves Saint Laurent exhibition opens at Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

'The best I have ever seen' - Bowes Museum's YSL exhibition praised by leading art critic

HISTORIC: Deepdale Aqueduct in Barnard Castle Picture: KEN LEE

Essential maintenance work will ensure safety of historic aqueduct for years to come

HORRIFIC: Thousands of maggots were discovered in Melanie Hubbard's backyard in Flora Street, Spennymoor

Source of Spennymoor maggot infestation remains a mystery

Darren Lawler with his partner, Ashley Clarke and baby son, Harley-James

Family of Darren Lawler release poetic tribute to much-loved dad-of-one

LEARNING: Children at Woodham Burn Out of School Club, Newton Aycliffe get busy being creative   Picture: JOE BATES

Artist teaches children the skills of silk painting

Chilton housing plans described as "positive"

APPEARANCE: Josh Stobbs appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today

Chilton man appears in court charged with imprisoning pregnant ex-girlfriend

STYLISH: Parisa Marsden, of Spennymoor, a previous winner of Best Dressed Lady at Sedgefield Racecourse

Sedgefield all set for evening of high fashion and horse racing

Felines seek forever homes

SUSTAIN: Views are being sought on how to secure the future of St Edmund's Church in Sedgefield

Help shape the future of Sedgefield church

INVASION: Maggots discovered in a back yard in Flora Street, Spennymoor

Residents' horror as thousands of maggots invade Spennymoor homes

HELP: Dog fosterer Christine Kipling with Romanian rescue dog Fram who had part of his leg cut off Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Dog who suffered "barbaric" machete attack seeks loving new home


North Pennines' first virtual museum launched in Weardale

APOLOGY: The North East Ambulance service has apologised after a footballer with a broken leg waited two hours to be taken to hospital

NHS criticised after footballer with broken leg waits two hours for ambulance

ACCIDENT: Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to St Cuthbert's Way in Newton Aycliffe after a car overturned

Elderly woman has lucky escape after car overturns in Newton Aycliffe

JOB: Store manager Vicky Stephenson with her new recruit Holly Wilkinson. Remploy’s Nathan Malley looks on.

Job dream comes true for Holly

RECOVERING: A 73 year-old woman who was injured in a two car collision on South Church Road, Bishop Auckland on August 18 is recovering at James Cook University Hospital.

Woman hurt in Bishop Auckland car crash improving

DRIVE: Pro golfer Bradley Rowntree is organising a pro-am golf tournament in aid of the North East Autism Society at the Richmond Golf Club. He is pictured with the charity's event fundraiser Sophie Clarke Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Professional golfer organises special tournament for autism charity

CARS: Crowds turn out for the Classic car rally at Auckland Castle  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Auckland Castle classic car show draws huge crowds

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Shildonbury Party in the Park takes place this weekend.

Eighties pop legends headline North-East music festival


Free surveys for bee-loving gardeners

FUN: A memories day was held at Willington Methodist Church prior to its closure Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Willington says goodbye to methodist church as work on new building gathers pace

FUNDRAISER: A fun day was held in Newton Aycliffe to raise funds for Jade Pateman’s two-year-old son Oscar. Jade, 21, has terminal cervical cancer Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Fun day raises £1,500 for son of young mum with terminal cancer

FUNDRAISING: Hollie and Thomas Williams. Hollie is organising a fundraising Halloween disco in aid of Caudwell Children

Help Holly, ten, say thank you to the children's charity which made her dreams come true

SHAVE: Dance teacher Diane Plews has shaved off her hair for Macmillan Cancer Support Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Newton Aycliffe dance teacher braves the shave for cancer charity

CHEERS: Neville Community Centre on Neville Parade in Newton Aycliffe is to be the new home for community cafe, The Cubby. Outside the centre are Cllr Bill Blenkinsopp and Peter Beaty Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Cubby community cafe finds new home in Newton Aycliffe community centre

Embrace perform at Hardwick Live Picture: Chris Booth

Thousands of music fans head to Hardwick Live

SUPPORT: Members of the audience donate to Jade and Oscars Angels Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

Don't tell me 'cause it hurts: 21-year-old mum Jade Pateman, who has terminal cervical cancer, brings crowd to tears

ACCIDENT: Three cars collided on the A177 near Sedgefield Picture: DURHAM RPU

Elderly man airlifted to hospital after three car collision near Sedgefield


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