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Barnard Castle News

BROADBAND: Advertising the fact that faster broadband has come to Staindrop are Open Reach engineer Elliot Hutchinson, Digital Durham programme director Tony Thompson, Helen Goodman MP, Head of ICT Services for Durham County Council Phil Jackman and Regio

More Teesdale residents set to feel benefits of super fast broadband

CARNIVAL: Staindrop Carnival is set to get underway this week

Staindrop Carnival to get underway this week

GUNGE: Lee Kyle

Top family comedy shows set for Barnard Castle

WRITER: Abby Walker, 14, of Bishop Auckland, was short-listed in the Wicked Young Writers' Awards

Writer short-listed in national competition

FALLEN: Part of the cable that fell onto the B6282 at Woodland village

Overhead electric cable falls on road

CHOSEN: Six of the Castle Players based in Barnard Castle, County Durham have landed roles as the mechanicals in the Stratford-upon-Avon based company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Bottom to the top for Barnard Castle actors

GOLF: John Howarth is the first scratch player to play off Crook Golf Club

Scratch player says no to going pro

MEMORIAL: Former Barnard Castle Mayor, John Blissett, laying a wreath at the Teesdale Aviation Day service at The RAF memorial, in the grounds at Deerbolt YOI, in 2014 PICTURE: SARAH CALDECOTT

Airmen killed in Teesdale to be remembered with Aviation Day service in Barnard Castle

NEW GROUP: InterOpera singers perform in Durham Cathedral

Singers wanted for opera group

WELCOMED: The Morritt welcomes new manager and part time pilot Marcin Kopczynski

Teesdale hotel welcomes new manager and part-time pilot

AUCTION: Edwardian evening dresses and 1920s bathing suits sit side-by-side in a sale celebrating all things vintage at Addisons of Barnard Castle on Thursday, July 9.

Vintage sale set to return to Barnard Castle

WINNER: Jim Mann is the winner of the 2015 Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race PICTURE: Ian Corless

Barnard Castle runner triumphs in one of the world's toughest mountain races

AUCTION: This Horrockses lime green and paisley pattern strapless evening dress is valued at £80 to £120

Vintage items to go on sale in Barnard Castle

SHED: A visitor admires one of the model sheds on show at the Hamsterley Magna Flora flower festival. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Hamsterley's groups in bloom for flower festival

PLAY: Children from the Montalbo Nursery and Primary School with one of the new items in the outdoor play area after a refurbishment took place. They are Bel Farrar, Declan Spencer, Theo Foster, Jake Buchanan and Phoebe Patterson Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Barnard Castle School creates outdoor learning environment

FESTIVAL: Guests enjoying the second Butterknowle Village Hall Mid Summer Beer and Music Festival

Beer festival boost for village hall

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographer Amanda Hodgson is displaying her work at Eggleston Hall Gardens

Photographer displays work in Teesdale gallery

ALE: The Castle Players Ian Kirkbride, adele Tyler and Andrew Stainthorpe pictured with Rosie Bradford the winner of the name the beer competition  which is called 'Merry Wives of Tees Ale' and Brewer Pete Fenwick from Mithril Ales Picture: Sarah Caldecot

Barnard Castle theatre group announces winner of beer competition

MURDERED: Simon Sneddon was murdered at a house in Darlington in 2008

Mother calls for action after woman convicted of killing her son is released three times

STEPPING DOWN: Deborah Jenkins, chair of Barnard Castle Vision, left.

Chair of Barnard Castle Vision to step down after nine years

ACTIVITIES: Teesdale School are hosting a week of Summer activities. Pictured are children during a Shadow theatre workshop at their last activity week at Easter Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Teesdale School gears up for Summer Fun activities in Barnard Castle

PERFORMANCE: Justin Moorhouse

Phoenix Nights star set to perform in Barnard Castle

Free Barnard Castle outdoor learning workshop

AUCTION: One of the canes to be auctioned at Addisons on Thursday, June 25

Antique walking canes to go on sale in Barnard Castle

INSPIRED: Juliette Moore, 21, has created the sculpture after being inspired by Sigmund Freud

Barnard Castle student creates art with psychological twist

HOPEFUL: Harry Maddison (left), with Barnard Castle Town Councillor Gary Marshall, at the grave of Moira Jones.

Enduring friendship will help bring Barnard Castle family closer in death

INSPIRING: Budding footballers at Barnard Castle School pose for photographs with the Premier League Trophy

Premier League Trophy comes to Barnard Castle School

TRADITIONAL: Gainford sword dancers Lakitta Human, Lexi Hill, Abigail Hall and Ella-Anne Scott (back row, l-r), and Paige Davies and Mia Turner (front, l-r) Picture: Jill McLachlan

Sharpening performance skills before village event

WINTERY: Artists can capture a more summery scene on a painting course at Moor House Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve in County Durham, seen here in winter 2010

Brush up art skills on Teesdale nature reserve

SCARECROW: Cotherstone Primary School pupils with the scarecrow they have made for Cotherstone Fun Weekend. Pictured are Heidi Baker, Vinnie Fleming, Millie Swinburn, Craig Hepburn and Caitlin Dent, all 11 Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Scarecrows invade Cotherstone

COMEDY: TV star Mark Watson will be performing

TV star set to host Barnard Castle comedy festival

AWARD: Eco EnerG Solutions was awarded Innasol Certified Partner certification

Barnard Castle firm recognised for excellent customer service

ROCK: Musician David Johnson has given up the limelight to set up his own record label Five Starr Records picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Stanhope rock guitarist launches record label

CELEBRATION: Pig racing at Mickleton Carnival Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Villagers turnout for Mickleton Carnival

TOGETHER: Some of those gathered for The Big Lunch event at Staindrop CE Primary School Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Staindrop comes together for Big Lunch

LEGEND: Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal runs at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle from Saturday, July 11 to Sunday, October 25

Tickets still available for Barnard Castle's exclusive Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

Village's war heroes remembered

Middleton-in-Teesdale's war heroes remembered

COMEDY: Mark Steel during his visit to Barnard Castle for Mark Steel's in Town

Barnard Castle stars in BBC radio comedy show

DESIGNER: Student Tom Steen is doing well in the Triumph Design Awards

Teesdale student riding high in design competition

CELEBRATION: Teesdale WI members gather at The Witham in Barnard Castle to watch a live broadcast of the Queen attending the organisation's national annual general meeting in London Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Teesdale WI members join Queen to celebrate 100 years of jam, Jerusalem and inspiring women

OPPOSITION: Two Facebook pages have been set up for and against plans for a Wetherspoons pub in the town

A right old barney - opposing Facebook pages go head-to-head in Wetherspoons row

The A66 over Stainmore - between Bowes and Brough

Three back to back road work schemes on A66 this summer

VENUE: Raby Castle, near Barnard Castle

Classic cars coming to Raby Castle

LUNCH: Staindrop will host The Big Lunch on Sunday, June 7

Staindrop to hold Big Lunch event

TRAGEDY: Marc Anthony Noel was killed when the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree on Friday (May 29)

Mother of teenager killed in A688 crash near Staindrop pays tribute to "perfect" son

AWARDS: Chief Superintendent Graham Hall with Des Toward and dog Misty

Teesdale mountain rescue dog handler receives prestigious awards

CONNECTION: Residents of Birkett Close, Cotherstone, say they are fed up of the empty promises from BT, they have been waiting since February to have a phone line and internet connected Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Cotherstone residents stranded without internet connection after BT holdup

TRAGIC: Marc Anthony Noel, from Cockfield, County Durham, has been named locally as the 17-year-old youth killed in a car accident near Barnard Castle at the weekend

Former Staindrop School pupil from Cockfield killed in A688 crash

CALLS FOR ACTION: A second young man from Cockfield has been killed on this same stretch of road

Calls for action after second road death in less than six weeks

ARREST: Police have arrested a 34-year-old man from St John's Chapel on suspicion of making threats to kill

Man arrested following Weardale gun incident

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