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Headteacher of Staindrop an Academy, Andrew Flint, has been absent from the school but parents say they have been left in the dark as to why.

Mystery surrounds absence of Staindrop School's headteacher


Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman calls meeting about Richardson Hospital in Barnard Castle

Volunteers made a bird hide at Bowlees Visitor Centre, in Teesdale

Volunteers create new bird hide in Teesdale

The Teesdale U3A astronomy group received funding to buy a new computerised telescope. Pictured from bottom clockwise are members Peter Blackwood, Robert Hartness and Chris Walker Picture: Katie Richardson

New telescope to help Teesdale astronomers with community project

An outfit created for the 2014 Trashion Show, in Barnard Castle.

Workshop will turn trash into fashion ready for the catwalk

Warning to keep property secure after spate of shed burglaries

Warning to keep property secure after spate of shed burglaries

Bad weather caused more rock to fall from the castle walls in Barnard Castle

Campaign to save Barnard Castle's crumbling castle walls gains momentum

Show based on the life of Jean Ross to be staged at The Witham

One-woman show to explore Cabaret character Sally Bowles

Ben Haggerty

Storyteller Ben Haggerty to perform in Teesdale

A droid monitoring the water on the Teesdale moors

Water-monitoring droids installed on Teesdale moors

Roger Vivier for Christian Dior

Hot on the heels of YSL exhibition, Bowes Museum announces shoe coup!

Barnard Castle Players start preparations for summer production

Barnard Castle Police have called the theft despicable

Barnard Castle pensioner appeals for stolen scooters to be returned

There's still time to enter this year's The Northern Echo Schools Awards

Nomination window extended for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2016

Andrew Mason, Fred Moore, Kyle Booysen and Wim Stevenson will attempt to row around the UK in 25 days to break a world record

School friends of young woman who died after suffering brain haemorrhage to attempt world record row around the UK in her memory

Barnard Castle Fire Station which is due to be demolished Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Work on new Barnard Castle emergency services quad station begins

The Young Men's Positive Wellbeing Workshops are designed to help vulnerable young men in Teesdale

Project to help vulnerable young men in Teesdale approved

David Barratt (centre) receiving his award with comedian Kevin Bridges (left) and NHBC CEO Mike Quinton

Teesdale builder recognised at industry awards

Cockfield Primary School pupils with their Olympic banner made by the Durham Bannermakers

Cockfield to get new community banner

WINNERS: Teesdale School longsword dancers (from left) Ebony Grace Morgan, Emily Dods and Amelia Dupuy

Teesdale students crowned Longsword dancers for second year

Free hedgelaying course available in Teesdale

Free collage mosaic session available in Teesdale

Matt Baker interviewing Teesdale farmer Maurice Tarn

Teesdale farmers' harsh winter experiences set to feature in BBC documentary

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds

Barnard Castle School's chapel choir

Barnard Castle School choir to perform at Durham Cathedral

Staindrop Cub, Ben Smith, nine, shows off his parking posters

Teesdale Cubs launch national petition to ban pavement parking

The cast of Pride and Prejudice, by The Castle Players (54084908)

Last chances to see The Castle Players' show Pride and Prejudice

Rev Alec Harding with Barnard Castle Town Council mayor, Sandra Moorhouse, her husband Ian Moorhouse, Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, County councillor, Richard Bell and other dignitaries who attended the celebration event

Teesdale volunteers celebrated

Simon Henig

Devolution Q&A session planned for Teesdale

Students from Barnard Castle School show off their new sixth form centre, L-R, Tom Metcalfe, Alice Ridley, Tom Gardiner, Elle Everall, head boy Sam Adamson, head girl Kerin Borer, Joe Pickering, Isla Hewitson, Alex Fawcett, Alice Jackson Picture: Ian Lamm

Barnard Castle School opens new sixth form centre

Richard Elliott with his Audi Q7 V12

Owner of £90,000 Audi tracks garage worker taking it for 106mph spin

Darlington Magistrates Court

Teesdale farmer and waste carrier fined after landfill liquid illegally spread on fields

A previous annual forum held by Teesdale Action Partnership

Teesdale Action Partnership selects 2016/17 priorities

Rosamund Finlay

Tributes paid to Barnard Castle hospital volunteer

ADMISSIONS: Freelance kayak instructor Christopher Hackett, pictured leaving court after previous hearing, today (Wednesday January 20) admits two breaches of health and safety regulations, relating to fatal trip on Tees, in October 2013.

Kayak instructor admits health and safety breaches relating to fatal river expedition on Tees

Barnard Castle's Richardson Hospital

Fears raised for future of Barnard Castle hospital

A free woodcut course will be held in Gainford next month Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Places available on free Teesdale woodcut course

Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council prosecuted the Madrell brothers, of Whorlton, near Barnard Castle, who must pay more than £5,000 in fines and costs.

Cattle passport failures when moving livestock leads to fines for Teesdale farming brothers

Artists Ant Macari and Vic Brailsford

Cast iron artworks to be installed in Teesdale

A Range Rover Evoque similar to the one pictured was stolen from a Barnard Castle home on Friday as its occupants watched TV

Witness appeal after thieves steal car keys from Barnard Castle home as victims watch TV

Great North Air Ambulance attended the incident at Langdon Beck

Cyclist suffers severe facial injuries after falling onto Teesdale cattle grid

Durham County Council workers will begin repairs on the road on March 29

Dales landslip road to be repaired

Barnard Castle Town Council are looking to put on less events to safeguard public assets

Barnard Castle Town Council to cut events in bid to safeguard public assets

Chris Read with Olivia Webster, 17, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The charity helped her buy a new wheelchair

Barnard Castle charity champion recognised by Prime Minister

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Teesdale School pupils at the girls and gadgets conference at Teesside University

Teesdale School girls inspired to consider technology careers

High Force Education has been awarded an Outstanding in all areas after their most recent Ofsted report pictured from left Gillian Fox office manager, Catherine Thompson previous trainee on the course who now works at Green Lane School in Barnard Castle,

Teesdale teacher training centre is outstanding according to Ofsted

Bad weather has caused more rock to fall from the castle walls in Barnard Castle

Fears of "catastrophic" collapse of castle walls after bad weather causes further damage

Barnard Castle Town Councillor Gary Marshall and castle site manager Irene Beattie with a photo album at Barnard Castle castle Picture by Stuart Boulton

The Teesdale Hermit to be commemorated with blue plaque

Winners at last year's The Northern Farmer Awards

Last day to nominate someone in The Northern Farmer Awards


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