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Farmer Ross Hutchinson was charged with sheep theft by Durham Police over a year ago and his arrest appeared on TV Show Countryside 999. Last week, and £15,000 in his legal costs later, his case was thrown out of Durham Crown Court when the prosecution o

Farmer cleared of sheep rustling as DNA evidence proves they were his own livestock

App developer Chris Barker uses the Artcasting app at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle Picture by Stuart Boulton

Bowes Museum trials new app designed to change the way visitors view art

Standing L-R Tom Brown (Director) Iris Hillery (Inspector Goring), Allan Jones (William Gillette), Lawrence Chandler (Felix Geisel). Seated L-R Veronica Lowery (Martha Gillette), Josephine Longstaff (Daria Chase), Maria Lowcock (Aggie Wheeler), Michelle H

Teesdale drama club success

Oliver Graham

County Durham mountain biker named charity community champion

Eric Marshall at his house Sunnyside in Bagby near Thirsk in 2011.

Enter our Ho Ho Homes competition and spread a bit of Christmas cheer in your street

The 2016 Range Rover Vogue on the paper bridge

Artist builds bridge out of paper and watches Range Rover drive across it

Ian Findlay has been recognised for surveying butterflies and moths for more than 40 years

Grandfather recognised for dedication to butterflies

Brian Lee at his Carr House Farm, near Staindrop, from where valuable top stones from his walls have been stolen Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Teesdale farmer appeals for information after brazen thieves target stone walls three times

Barnard Castle Prep School pupils celebrated Diwali last week

Barnard Castle pupils celebrate Diwali

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

Three Darlington based letting and property management agents have been fined for breaking the law

Darlington letting agents fined after council investigation

Sponsors have helped fund £39,000 of new radio equipment to help dales groups. At the Barnard Castle Police Station are co-ordinator of Teesdale Farmwatch PCSO Liz Finn, Adam Hearn of the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team, Farmwatch t

New radio system to help dale groups

A previous annual forum held by Teesdale Action Partnership

OAPs voted top priority in Teesdale

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


Disney-themed Christmas Tree festival set for Barnard Castle

The brothers are hoping to build two 46m wind turbines Picture:Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Brothers hopeful of Teesdale windfarm plan approval despite objections

Barnard Castle Prep School pupils in their pyjamas

Barnard Castle Prep School hosts charity pyjama day

Morgan and West

Magic duo to perform in Teesdale

A school nativity

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

Councillors voted against issuing the polling cards for the by-election on Monday

Voters will not be issued polling cards in County Durham by-election

PLANNING CONCERN: Many residents in Cotherstone objected to a barn conversion on the edge of the village

Cotherstone residents fail to block barn conversion plan

Spice Island manager Zak Ahmed with dyed red beard holding nephew Adam Siddique and son Zidane Ahmed Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Barnard Castle restaurant nominated for prestigious award

Author Anne Fine with Ingleton C of E Primary School pupils (from l to r): Sarah-Lily Phizackerley, James Hardy, Kate Williams, all ten and Lily Farquharson, nine Picture: Katie Richardson

Renowned children's author visits Teesdale pupils inspired by novel

Tim Wellock and his group have walked 100 miles along the Teesdale Way for charity Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Teesdale Way walking group raise £4,000 for charity

The Teesdale Action Partnership annual forum event

People turn out to vote on how money should be spent in Teesdale

Barnard Castle Guides Amber Venis, Abi Jones, Alisha Bell, Ava Troman and Emma Kitson

Barnard Castle Guides appeal for old bras

David Stoddart, of Barnard Castle, hopes the Noctura 400 sleep mask, created by PolyPhotonix, at NETPark, Sedgefield, can save his sight Picture: Keith Taylor

Barnard Castle man who lost legs to diabetes hopes invention from Sedgefield can save his eyes

A previous annual forum held by Teesdale Action Partnership

Cast your vote on priorities for Teesdale Area Action Partnership at forum this weekend

Banks Renewables will not be appealing a decision to erect four 125metre wind turbines at Windy Bank, near Hamsterley Forest

Banks Renewables will not appeal decision to reject £16million wind farm near Hamsterley Forest


Black History Month play to be performed in Barnard Castle

Barningham Apple festival was the latest event to raise funds for the village hall Pictured is Alfie Maude, five Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Speaker to raise funds for Barningham Village Hall

PORTRAIT: Bowes museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham is due to exhibit seventeenth century Van Dyck masterpiece, Portrait of Olivia Mrs Endymion Porter in May, 2016

Bowes museum to display portrait by Van Dyck

Barnard Castle Prep School pupils having a science lesson in the new lab

Barnard Castle Prep School opens new science lab

James Acaster

Comedian James Acaster set to perform in Barnard Castle

Charles Raine, 66, who is known as Neville, his nephew Phillip Raine, 46, and Phillip's 41-year-old partner Shirley Straughan, Bowes sheep farmers accused of being part of rustling operation

Sheep ID parade held to return stolen stock to farmers, court hears during rustling trial

REMEBRANCE: A wreath laid at Darlington Cenotaph.

Guide to Remembrance services in the North-East and North Yorkshire

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

The rooftops of Middleton-in-Teesdale, in County Durham Picture: Richard Laidler

Councillors set to discuss licensing application for Teesdale cafe

Harp and a Monkey

BBC historian set to bring forgotten tales of First World War to Barnard Castle

A road closure will be put in place from the Market Cross (pictured) to The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle road to close for Remembrance Day parade

Volunteers Sally Davies, Carol Inskipp and Mandy Oliver. Picture: TOM BANKS

Teesdale care home residents create nectar garden

The damage left behind after thieves stole a cash machine from Barnard Castle's Co-op store

Car thefts and cash machine raids linked across rural County Durham

WHAT'S ON: Guide to fireworks displays in the North-East in 2015

Guide to North-East 2015 fireworks displays

About 22 tractors turned out for the Tractor Road Run in support of the Barnard Castle Young Farmers

Vintage tractor rally raises funds for young farmers in Teesdale

TRADITION: The Zetland Hunt headed out on one of the first hunts of the season near Woodland in Teesdale Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Tradition to the fore as hunting season gets underway in Teesdale

Army veteran Tommy Lowther pictured at Bishop Auckland Football Club

Veteran uses passion for football to help ex-soldiers adjust to civilian life

THEFT: The aftermath of the cash machine theft in Barnard Castle

Third man arrested following bungled Barnard Castle ATM theft

Barnard Castle's Richardson Hospital

Barnard Castle support group express concerns over ward closure

DECISION: Plans to create a new plasterboard recycling centre at Hill Top Farm near Winston have been recommended for approval

Winston plasterboard recycling plans recommended for approval


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