Shildon in hat for FA Cup draw

The Northern Echo: The FA Cup

6:37pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SHILDON of the Northern League Division One will be in the hat for Monday's FA Cup draw after a a 1-1 draw at Norton United in the fourth qualifying round this afternoon.

Woman in hospital with serious injuries after road accident in Newton Aycliffe

The Northern Echo:

3:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A WOMAN is in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a road accident last night.

Jockeys targeted in high-value fraud

The Northern Echo: MONEY RECOVERED: Andrew Thornton after winning on Kingscliff, at Cheltenham, in December 2003 Picture: PA

2:17pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A NORTH-EAST jockey has told how he lost almost £10,000 in a fraud targeting high-profile riders.

'One man crime wave' given 30 month custodial sentence for latest offences in Newton Aycliffe

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

3:42pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AN ELDERLY couple have been badly affected following an overnight break-in at their home, a court was told.

Teesdale School earns international award

The Northern Echo: GLOBAL AMBASSADORS:  Teesdale School's Tina Masterman and Cassie Flint accept award

1:49pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TEESDALE School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for 2014-2017, in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

Influence Church set to open second Barnard Castle foodbank

The Northern Echo: STOCKING UP: Influence Church intern Lesley Allison and StoreHouse coordinator Paige Rutherford with foodbank supplies Picture: KATIE RICHARDSON

1:45pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BARNARD Castle is set to open its second foodbank after growing concerns that people in the area are falling on hard times.

Buffet cars to be axed from Hitachi's East Coast Main Line trains

The Northern Echo: HARD TO SWALLOW: New East Coast Main Line trains will not include buffet cars.

6:56pm Friday 24th October 2014

A UNION says it is "shocked and appalled" that new Intercity Express trains being built in the region will not feature buffet cars.

Shildon magic mushroom man went on rampage after seeing dead relatives

The Northern Echo:

4:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN was ordered to pay compensation after he went on a criminal damage spree fuelled by alcohol and magic mushrooms.

Spennymoor couple sentenced for neglecting family dog

The Northern Echo: GETTING BETTER: Mitsy has responded well to treatment

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A COUPLE’s failure to seek treatment for their dog’s painful skin condition has been branded “disgusting and despicable” by a magistrate.

Labour retains Evenwood seat

5:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

EVENWOOD has chosen its new county councillor.

Patchwork pays tribute to Sedgefield's war heroes

The Northern Echo: REMEMBRANCE QUILT: Members of  Sedgefield Family History Group are taking part in a national project to create a First World War memorial patchwork quilt. Pictured are; Sue Wade, Sylvia Hall, Ann Oliver, Nancy Smart and Trish Harrison. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:56pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FAMILY history society has commemorated the centenary of the First World War by honouring the fallen in fabric and thread.

Sedgefield MP takes diabetes challenge

The Northern Echo: RAISING AWARENESS: Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson with Hugh Quarshie, who plays Dr Ric Griffin in the BBC series Holby City, at Silver Star Diabetes Health Challenge

3:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN MP has joined forces with the star of a popular television medical drama to encourage people to take a quick and easy diabetes test.

Tow Law man sentenced for racism

The Northern Echo: CHOCOLATE THIEF: Ian Mulholland, 42, from Darlington stole chocolate to survive, court hears

2:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who got drunk before racially abusing a pizza shop owner and smashing the takeaway counter is ashamed of his actions, a court heard.

Arrest made in Trimdon Village attempted robbery investigation

The Northern Echo: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

1:32pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection to an attempted robbery in which a homeowner was threatened with violence.

Concerns over future of historic North-East sites

The Northern Echo: DETERIORATING BUILDING: Plans for houses in the grounds of Hamsterley Hall have been rejected

6:03pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 13th century church and a gothic county house are just two of the North-East historic sites which feature on English Heritage’s At Risk Register this year.

Plans to turn former Bishop Auckland care home into home for vulnerable young people withdrawn

The Northern Echo: FUTURE PLANS: South Church Nursing and Residential Home Picture: TOM BANKS.

2:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to turn a former nursing home into a home for vulnerable young people have been withdrawn.

North Pennines AONB non-existent according to Google Maps

The Northern Echo: PICTURE PERFECT: Snow covers the dales near Killhope, in Weardale, in the North Pennines.

7:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TOURISM bosses have been left stumped by Google after the country’s second largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was left off their maps.

100th birthday celebrations for popular and talented man

The Northern Echo: ONE HUNDRED: Les Robson, reads his birthday card from the Queen on his 100th birthday Picture: TOM BANKS

6:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN who forged his father’s signature so he could marry the love of his life has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Gluten free diagnosis leads to new life for Mandy

The Northern Echo: Mandy Savage

6:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FINDING out she had a life-changing health condition led to a new career for Mandy Savage.

Spanish art exhibition unveiled at Auckland Castle

The Northern Echo: NEW EXHIBITION: Dr Chris Ferguson with some of the Spanish art on display

6:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Never-before-seen works of Golden Age Spanish art have been unveiled in a new exhibition at a North-East heritage site

Police warnings after daylight burglaries in Barnard Castle

The Northern Echo: TV STOLEN: Police are investigating a burglary in Heighington

6:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITNESSES are being urged to come forward after burglars targeted three properties in Barnard Castle.

New vicars make church history

The Northern Echo: NEW CLERGY: Rev Alison Wallbank at Holy Trinity Church in Eggleston Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

It was a first for Teesdale on Sunday as two vicars were licensed to practice across two dioceses.

Trimdon Grange bids a sad farewell to its Methodist church

The Northern Echo: LAST SERVICE: Members of  Trimdon Grange Methodist Church gather for a photograph ahead of the church's last service on Sunday, October 26. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CONGREGATION will bid a sad farewell to a church which has been at the heart of their lives for decades this weekend.

Pupils elect first head boy and girl

The Northern Echo: MAKING HISTORY: Matthew Littlefair and Lizzie Knight are Teesdale School's first head boy and girl

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PUPILS at Teesdale School have elected their first ever head boy and girl.

Police warning after daylight burglaries in Barnard Castle

The Northern Echo: Durham Police

11:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITNESSES are being urged to come forward after burglars targeted three properties in Barnard Castle yesterday.

Flood defenceswill be improved this week

6:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORK will begin this week to improve Weardale’s flood defences.

Trimdon youngsters triumph in model making contest

The Northern Echo: MECCANO CHALLENGE: Pupils from Deaf Hill Primary School who won the  Great Engineers School Challenge using Meccano. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLAYFUL youngsters of today could be the ingenious engineers of tomorrow after taking part in a model making competition.

Children help council brighten up community

The Northern Echo: BULB PLANTING: The Mayor of Chilton, Elizabeth Bruce, helps Chilton youngsters plant bulbs Picture: TOM BANKS

4:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of bulbs have been planted by a team of young volunteers who want to give their community a blast of colour.

Trimdon Foundry prepares for two parish by-elections

The Northern Echo: PARISH BY-ELECTION: Two by-elections will be held to elect three new councillors for Trimdon Foundry Parish Council

4:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO by-elections will be held for a parish council which lost its chairman and two councillors within weeks.

Woman admits 12 charges of assault at Barnard Castle hospital

The Northern Echo: COURT HEARING: Guilty pleas were entered on Danielle Walker's behalf at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court in County Durham

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with 12 counts of assault by beating at a hospital.

Artistic war tribute

The Northern Echo: WINNERS PRESENTATION: Mayor Pauline Crathorne with Eddie Serrell, Gillian Barnes, Ella-May Connolly and Kasey Newton

1:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARTISTIC creations were exhibited at two events in Ferryhill to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Community walk plans stalled amid dog fouling fears

1:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for a proposed community walk have been halted after concerns over dog fouling on football pitches.

Building gifted to Barnard Castle community remains empty after county council rejects community hub plan

The Northern Echo: COMMUNITY BUILDING: Barnard Castle Town Council hopes to lease Woodleigh to keep the building for community use.

7:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BUILDING gifted to a town is set to remain empty after Durham County Council rejected plans to turn it into a community hub.

Celebration of historic locomotives short-listed for tourism award

The Northern Echo: SHORT-LISTED EVENT: The Great Goodbye exhibition at Locomotion, The National Railway Museum at Shildon brought together the six surviving A4 Pacific locomotives.

5:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MUSEUM'S tribute to an historic locomotive that drew crowds from far and wide is on track for an award.

Sunderland fan's heartfelt plea to meet Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Northern Echo: SOCCER HERO: Fred Stewart from Crook who wants to meet his hero, Wenger, at the Sunderland v Arsenal match this weekend.      Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN is making a heartfelt plea to make his dreams come true at a football match this Saturday (October 25).

Funding for war memorial garden

The Northern Echo: SPRUCE UP: Pupils help planting at the Coundon village war memorial with Stefa McManners, chairwoman of the Save Our Soldier Appeal, gardener Adrian Slack and ten-year-old Mia Kilding Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:31pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOL children spent the day tidying a war memorial garden ahead of Remembrance Day thanks to a grant.

Grant helps Great Aycliffe toddlers get the best start in life

The Northern Echo: NEW PROJECT: The toddler group at Woodham Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe is one of eight groups to benefit from the Healthy Starts project, which has received funding from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (Gamp) Pictured is Joanne Charlton wi

5:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HEALTH and well-being project aimed at giving children the best start in life has received a £5,000 funding boost.

Fisburn's own Repunzel donates hair to cancer charity

The Northern Echo: LOCKS AWAY: Phoebe Wright, seven, gets her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust at Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School. Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

REPUNZEL may be the heroine of the fairytale but it was little Phoebe Wright who stole the show when she donated her golden locks to charity.

Investigation into suspicious Spennymoor car fires continues

The Northern Echo: FIRE DAMAGE: The remains of the Citroen C3 that was set on fire in Whitworth Terrace in Spennymoor

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO fires which destroyed cars parked in neighbouring streets on the same night are being treated as arson.

Tree group celebrates 10th anniversary

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN award-winning tree group celebrated its tenth anniversary this weekend, welcoming back its oldest member.

Spennymoor cyclist seriously injured in collision in Newton Aycliffe

The Northern Echo: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a collision in which left a cyclist with serious leg and back injuries.

Volunteers help tidy town centre

The Northern Echo: LITTER PICK: Volunteers Bethany Cunningham, 12, Ben Holliday, 14, and Shaun Williams, 12, take part in a litter pick in Spennymoor town centre. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

VOLUNTEERS joined forces to tidy up Spennymoor town centre last weekend.

New foodbank for Bishop Auckland

The Northern Echo: NEW FOODBANK: (back) Yvonne Etherington and David Parry with Brenda and Allan Lodge-Metcalfe at the Wear Valley Christian Centre

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW foodbank is being set up in Bishop Auckland town centre in an effort to cope with the increasing number of people needing the service.

Family 'patriarch' jailed for drunken assault on sister's ex-partner

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

7:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN who considered himself the “patriarch” of his family carried out a drunken assault on his sister’s ex-partner, a court was told.

Locomotion's first ever war gaming event

The Northern Echo: STAND TO: Brian Urving from Westerhope Wargames Group plays a game at the NRM in Shildon. Picture: TOM BANKS (11643243)

6:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE first ever Stand To! Exhibition took place at the National Railway Museum in Shildon yesterday (Sunday, October 19).

Emergency service station plans welcomed

5:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS for a unique emergency service station in Barnard Castle has been welcomed.

Mammoth move for animal sanctuary nearly complete

The Northern Echo: FLY LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: The latest animals to be moved from an animal sanctuary near Penrith to Thorpe Farm off the A66 near Barnard Castle: Egyptian Fruit Bats Picture: CHRIS BOOT

5:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE MAMMOTH task of moving up to 1,700 animals to a new home in Teesdale is nearly complete.

Festive market at Christmas lights switch-on in Bishop Auckland

The Northern Echo: SEASONAL TRADING: A new festive market will take place in Bishop Auckland's market place next month. Pictured are Dave Hunter, chairman of Bishop Auckland Town team, South Durham Enterprise Agency community enterprise coach Nigel Robson, Bishop Auckla

5:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FESTIVE market will be held to celebrate the start of the countdown to Christmas in Bishop Auckland.

Police investigate spate of burglaries in Trimdon Village

The Northern Echo: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN investigation is underway following a spate of burglaries in a former pit village.

Bishop Middleham chef prepares for 90-mile charity run

The Northern Echo: KEEP ON RUNNING: Dave Sawyer from Bishop Middleham has taken part in various running races and events to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CHEF who challenged himself to run 20 races in a year will finish his epic fundraising mission with a 90-mile endurance test.

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