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Barnard Castle News

CARING: Children from Ingleton Primary School have been involved in a flour baby project which teaches them the responsibility of being parents. They are Sarah Lily Phizackerley, Lily Farquharsen, Maddie Schaible, Joshua Thompson, Freya Hunt, Katie Willia

Ingleton pupils learn about parenthood with flour babies

LIGHTS: Barnard Castle Town Council is hopeful the town's Market Cross will be lit for Christmas

Christmas wishes to have Barnard Castle's Market Cross lit up in time for festive season set to come true

General view of Deerbolt Young Offenders Institution, near Barnard Castle.

Jail for man after kicking, punching and stamping on a fellow inmate at Deerbolt young offender's institute

OPEN: Reception class children from Ingleton Primary School celebrate their new early years learning centre named The Hive. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Ingleton pupils buzzing after opening new outdoor classroom

PLANS: Plans to install solar panels at Thorpe Farm have been submitted to Durham County Council Picture:Keith Taylor

Solar panel plans submitted for Thorpe Farm

COMPETITION: Durham County Council is asking people to take part in a hedge laying competition

Competitors invited to take part in hedge laying competition

DONATE: People are being encouraged to donate a gate

People encouraged to 'Donate a Gate' in Teesdale

INQUEST: The scene of the accident in which Mr and Mrs McCurdy died    Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Coroner raises concerns over layout of A66 after two fatal accidents in a week

CLOSURE: Eggleston Abbey Bridge will be closed on October 11, for repairs

Eggleston Abbey bridge to be closed for repairs

APPEAL: The Rumold Morris group are appealing for new members

Romaldkirk Morris Dancers group appeal for new members

PLEA: Ian Alderson pleaded not guilty after appearing at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today

Barnard Castle man appears in court charged with sexual assault

Middleton-in-Teesdale residents asked for views on possible Post Office move

CHARITY: Elle Everall, Charlotte Kerry, Chris Read and Jake McGrath

Barnard Castle School pupils take on Great North Run for charity

BIRTHDAY: The Randolph Centre, in Evenwood, is celebrating its 150th birthday

Evenwood residents invited to community building's 150th birthday

The site of the medieval village of Brignall from above

Archaeology dig of Teesdale medieval "shrunken village"

Car and motorbike crash in Upper Teesdale

Car and motorbike crash in Upper Teesdale

DELIGHTED: Gainford residents say they are delighted after plans to build six new homes on a popular children's play area were withdrawn picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Gainford residents' joy after new home proposals withdrawn

DAMAGE: Durham County Council will close the County Bridge, in Barnard Castle, on Sunday, October 4, to retrieve damaged stones from the River Tees

Barnard Castle County Bridge to close to retrieve damaged stones

Artist Stuart Short and Ben Richardson with the supreme champion Swaledale

Stiff competition as Langdon Beck Show brings the season to a close

UNHAPPY: Former town councillor, Thom Robinson, accused Councillor Sandra Moorhouse of stifling democracy during the Barnard Castle Town Council meeting on Monday

Fireworks make for an explosive council meeting in Barnard Castle

DIG: The entrance to the tiny village of Brignall, which will be the site of a dig to uncover medieval remains

Archaeologists to reveal medieval past of County Durham village

VINTAGE: A vintage rally will be held in Barnard Castle this weekend

Vintage rally to return to Barnard Castle this weekend

CONCERNS: Concerns have been raised about the temporary closure of the Lowson Ward, at Barnard Castle's Richardson Hospital

Concerns raised over temporary ward closure at Barnard Castle's Richardson Hospital

MUSICAL: Some of the 100 TCR Music Project pupils who have recorded their own CD

Teesdale youngsters get musical to record charity CD

HOPPING MAD: I was taken aback when I received an impassioned complaint from a female reader in Gainford, who was hopping mad over the paper's recent decision to publish a photograph of two toads mating

Readers back Echo's decision to print picture of toads having sex

PERFORMANCE: Nick Helm will be performing in Barnard Castle. Picture: Ed Moore

BBC Three star to perform in Barnard Castle

RUN: Evenwood Road Runners Juniors have raised £700 for Buddy Dogs from a Bishop Auckland fun run. Members pictured along with Jeff Warn, a member of Blind Veterans who collects for Buddy Dogs. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Evenwood youngsters run their hearts out for good cause

PROTEST: The two prisoners at HMYOI Deerbolt, one armed with a hammer, who took part in a rooftop protest. Picture: TOM BANKS

Sunbathing inmates who staged Deerbolt rooftop protest get increased sentence

Andrew Dent was killed when he came off his bike on A67 near Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle motorcyclist killed on A67 travelling at more than 90mph, inquest hears

JAILED: Jordan Smith given a straight 12-month prison sentence for growing cannabis and bypassing electricity supply

Cannabis plants recovered from Shildon house were considered to be of "good quality" with high yield potential

FURIOUS: Gainford residents want to save a piece of land used by the local children as a play area after proposals for new houses were revealed picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Gainford residents furious over new home proposals


Barnard Castle Vision to close after nine years

FUNDING: The Teesdale Area Action Partnership have recently approved £95,000 of funds for community organisations

Teesdale community groups encouraged to apply for share of £95,000 funding pot

VISIT: Elena Gagarina and her daughter Ekaterina visited The Bowes Museum's YSL exhibition. Elena is the eldest daughter of the famous Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, and is also the director of Kremlin Museums in Moscow Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Yuri Gagarin's daughter impressed by Bowes Museum's 'treasures'

ACCIDENT SCENE: Police deal with the incident Picture: @DurhamRPUSC

Lucky escape as car with caravan jack-knifes on A66

Strong competition and great fun at Eggleston Show

Strong competition and great fun at Eggleston Show

DEMAND: Neighbourhood Inspector, Kevin Tuck, says there is an "unacceptable demand" for police resources as a result of call outs from the home

Cockfield children home's missing youngsters putting strain on police resources, inspector says

CHARITY: Dave Baker and his business partner and fiancée, Sarah Sawyer, with some donations they plan to take to the refugees stuck in Calais PICTURE: SOPHIE SAWYER

A baker named Baker from Barnard Castle bakery plans mission to help Calais refugees

DAMAGE: Residents are furious after a lorry damaged the Market Cross, in Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle residents furious after chunk of historic landmark taken out by lorry

DAMAGED: Police are investigating after Barnard Castle's County Bridge was damaged by a lorry last night

Barnard Castle's County Bridge damaged by lorry just days after chunk taken out of Market Cross

EXPLORING: Betty Porter, six, enjoys playing an outlaw as part of the activity day

Teesdale youngsters enjoy Robin Hood inspired activity day

TRAGEDY: Wadud Abdul died at Low Force, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, on Friday, May 29.

Wife warns of dangers of cold water shock after teacher's Low Force death

SHORTLISTED: Sun Light V by Anja Percival

Contemporary artists celebrated at Bowes Museum in new exhibition

INVESTIGATION: Sherlock Holmes, played by David Eliot Cooper, talks to children at Green Lane CE Primary School, in Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle school children investigate with Sherlock Holmes

DECEASED: Ex-Army colonel Andrew Pullan, who died as a result of Tees tragedy in October 2013.

Trial date set for instructor accused of health and safety breaches over death of kayaker on River Tees

SCOUT CAMP: Scouts climb, scramble and leap across Lake District during summer camp

SCOUT CAMP: Scouts climb, scramble and leap across Lake District during summer camp

The 128th Bowes Show held at Holme Fam, Gilmonby. Horses and ponies compete in the main arena. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (38361498)

Strong entry at Bowes Show

ROUTE: The route is mapped out in a thumbs up shape which Mr Gent used to indicate he was OK after losing his ability to speak

Daughters take on epic 'thumbs up' walk inspired by their late father

PLANS: Gainford residents have been invited to a meeting to discuss plans for a new housing development Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Gainford residents asked for views on new housing proposals

SERVICE: The late Raymond Hillery who served with the RAF during the Second World War

Serviceman's daughter salutes father and Battle of Britain heroes over Sunday lunch

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