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Barnard Castle News

MEET: A vintage London bus joins the Richmond parade

Barnard Castle and Richmond Meet weekends bring in thousands

OPEN: The High Force Hotel has re-opened picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Teesdale hotel reopens for Middleton-in-Teesdale spring show

BOUNCERS: John Godber's play Bouncers was performed by students Kyle Ferguson, Lara Hockney, Millie Hall, Tom Howe, Jamie McDougal, Shannon Tobbell, Ashleigh Straughan and Luke Morris

Teesdale School students put on a show for A Level assessment

FESTIVITIES: Children from Green Lane Church of England Primary School make banners for the weekend's events

Barnard Castle set to hold medieval weekend to celebrate life of Richard III

FLOWERS: Nine-year-old Ella Patterson at St. Mary's Church flower festival in Staindrop Picture: STUART BOULTON

Staindrop church's flower festival inspired by women of faith

RETRIBUTION: Suleiman Mustafa

Muslim prisoners attacked Deerbolt inmate in shower in revenge for alleged racist abuse

FESTIVAL: The Harambee Pasadia festival will come to Barnard Castle this weekend. Pictured is organiser Hannabiell Sanders playing the trombone.

Barnard Castle festival this weekend

PRAISE: A charity's report has praised facilities for helping prisoners' families at HMYOI Deerbolt

Charity praises facilities for prisoners' families at Barnard Castle's HMYOI Deerbolt

RECITALS: The Parish Church of Saint Mary, in Newgate, is hosting a series of organ recitals this summer

Barnard Castle celebrates organ music this summer

PARADE: The grand parade is the highlight of Barnard Castle Meet

Barnard Castle all set for fun-filled town meet

FOOTBALL: Owen Bainbridge was one of the key players for the England football squad in the World Blind World Games Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Cockfield footballer represents England in Blind World Games

FUND LAUNCH:  Staindrop scouts are launching an appeal to raise funds for a new scout hut.  Cubs playing dodgeball in their current scout hut on Stangarth Lane.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Staindrop Scouts appeal for votes for £25,000 community fund grant

FAIR: Temporary stopover sites are being set up in County Durham in preparation for this year’s Appleby Horse Fair.

Temporary stopover sites for Appleby Horse Fair

MISSED: The late Chris Scott with his daughter Rachel Richardson

Family honours rescue pioneer

LANDLADY: Jonnie Dykes with her husband Alec in the bar at the Three Tuns, Eggleston

Gathering planned to pay tribute to former Teesdale landlady following her death aged 99

BRIGHT: Fun runners are covered in paint during the Butterwick Hospice 5k Rainbow Run

Hamsterley Forest fun runners pelted with paint in aid of hospice

PRAISE: An inspection team claims Deerbolt Young Offenders Institute faces some challenges

Concern over legal high problem at Deerbolt

Three-car collision in Barnard Castle

Woman cut free from wreckage of three-vehicle crash in Barnard Castle

BIBLE: Billy Craggs would like to pass on a 19th century John Brown bible with the descendants of its original owners Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Pensioner wants to reunite 19th century bible with descendants of original owner

ROTTING: The Silver Bridge, or Deepdale Aqueduct, at Barnard Castle, as seen in an award winning picture by Ken Lee

Maintenance work will close historic aqueduct

LEADER NEEDED: Deerbolt Ladies Singers has been going for 40 years but may have to disband unless a new choir leader is found. Picture: TOM BANKS (25911249)

Barnard Castle choir of 40 years appeals for new leader

THEATRICS: The Castle Players of Barnard Castle Picture: David Williams

Barnard Castle theatre group seeks name for celebration ale

BOOKWORMS: Staff and pupils at Wolsingham Community College have been awarded for their commitment to  reading

Weardale teenagers receive reading award

CLOSED: Kirklands Day Nursery on Bede Road in Barnard Castle which has been closed due to an e.coli outbreak Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

More children infected with E.coli as investigation into Barnard Castle nursery continues

FESTIVAL: A Jazz festival is to take place in Barnard Castle over the Bank Holiday weekend

Top class line-up announced for Barnard Castle Jazz festival

RALLY: Dave Baker and Sarah Sawyer will take part in the Rust 2 Rome charity rally next month

Barnard Castle business owners to take part in charity road trip to Rome

CAMPAIGN: Members of the the Darlington branch of Camra group gather in Barnard Castle to discuss proposals to make pubs into community assets Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Beer lovers promote Camra campaign to save pubs

POWERFUL MACHINE: A Suzuki GSX-R 1000. Mr Dent's was black.

Motorcyclist killed in crash on A67 near Barnard Castle

TRIBUTE: Visitors view old photographs on display at the VE Day 70th anniversary event at St Mary's Parish Hall, in Barnard Castle Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Barnard Castle remembers during VE Day commemorations

Nick Clegg's 99-year-old admirer disappointed with election results

CLOSED: Kirklands Day Nursery, in Barnard Castle, which has been closed due to an e. coli outbreak Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Fifth child infected after E.coli outbreak at Barnard Castle nursery

APPEAL: Roland Bowe, seen here with the Thorn factory football team

Cancer man's family appeal to old workmates at Spennymoor factory

REVAMP: The first phase of a project to transform the hall and rooms at the back of Middleton-in-Teesdale Methodist Church into a new chapel and community space begins this month

Middleton-in-Teesdale church to host final service ahead of long-awaited new build

CLOSED: Kirklands Day Nursery in Barnard Castle

Children in hospital after E.coli outbreak - nursery closed as precaution

EXHIBTION: Organisers are inviting local artists to take part in Gainford's 25th art exhibition. Pictured are pieces from last year's exhibition

Gainford Art exhibition welcomes artists' submissions

REJECTED: The plans for a wind farm near Woodland Village have been rejected

Controversial Windy Bank wind farm plans rejected

UNANIMOUS: Councillors all voted in favour of the hub plans

Plans for Barnard Castle emergency services quad hub station passed

CAMPAIGN: Cllr Marshall says he has come up against "red tape" trying to erect the signs around the town

Barnard Castle town councillor appeals for public's help to combat dog fouling

CELBRATIONS: Allan Jones and Iris Hillery prepare for Barnard Castle’s VE Day celebrations Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Barnard Castle to light beacon as part of VE Day celebration event

NOOK: Children’s author, Helen Stephens, unveiled an outdoor reading space called the ‘Book Nook’ at Staindrop Primary School Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Outdoor reading hut unveiled to Staindrop pupils

NOOK: Children’s author, Helen Stephens, unveiled an outdoor reading space called the ‘Book Nook’ at Staindrop Primary School Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Outdoor reading hut unveiled to Staindrop pupils

NATURE: Youngsters are invited to take part in wildlife activities near Barnard Castle

Wildlife explorers sought for family fun day at Barnard Castle

SUPPORT: Barnard Castle Town Council have proposed to donate £1,000 to the appeal which will have to be approved at full council

Barnard Castle Methodist Church spire appeal gains support from town council

MISSED: Father-of-three Paul Armstrong was killed in a road accident near Staindrop, County Durham

Family pays tribute to Cockfield father-of-three killed in Staindrop crash

Lorry overturns on Scotch Corner roundabout. Picture: David Coates

VIDEO: Lorry overturns on Scotch Corner roundabout

FATALITY: A male has been killed after an incident on the A688 this morning

Police appeal for witnesses after driver killed in crash on A688 near Staindrop

PARADE: Staindrop Scouts take part in a St. Georges Day service at Lynesack Church Picture: STUART BOULTON

Teesdale Scouts honour St George with parade

THEATRE: The children got the chance to take part in shadow theatre at the weekend

Shadow theatre brings First World War to life with Barnard Castle performance

TIPS: Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson offers advice to pupils, India Oates and Jacob Bray, both 12 PICTURE: Mark Fuller

Paralympics star gives advice to Barnard Castle pupils

AWARD: Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis del Carmen Suriel PICTURE: Ian McClelland Photography

Barnard Castle festival wins business award

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