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Bishop Auckland News

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

Eight-year-old Brody Thompson enjoys one of the exhibits during the Lumiere-inspired celebration at Evergreen Primary School, in Bishop Auckland Picture by Stuart Boulton

Evergreen Primary School, in Bishop Auckland, hosts Lumiere-inspired tenth anniversary celebration

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

Diane Brown of Spencer Street, Eldon Lane almost gave birth to Bobby Jack Brown in the car park of Darlington Memorial Hospital if it hadn't been for the help of paramedic Louise Chapman and emergency care assistant Tony Reeves. Bobby's father Adrain Brow

'I thought I was going to give birth in the car park' - thanks for paramedics who got Eldon Lane mum to hospital

Vera and Phil Barber, both 91, celebrated their Platinum wedding with a special service in the chapel at Auckland Castle today

Platinum couple celebrate 70 years of marriage at the place it all started

Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, who died after a Super Puma L2 helicopter went down in the North Sea in August 2013 Picture: Police Scotland/PA Wire

North Sea oil worker helicopter crash victim's inquest reviewed

A school nativity

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

The Durham Ox pub in Coundon plays host to a charity event with musical acts performing from noon until midnight. Betcha By Golly Wow sing 60s classics. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Sixties rock legends from The Troggs and The Animals perform at County Durham village pub

Former Durham County Councillor Philip Graham, with his book I'm Going Nowhere! which tells the story of his battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Picture by John May.

Former councillor's book about Guillain-Barre Syndrome attracts good crowd at launch

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

Organist Brian Varley, Mayor of Bishop Auckland Lee Brownson and Rev Neville Vine, Vicar of St. Andrew's Church

Bishop Auckland community comes together for special remembrance concert

Disqualified danger driver Jonathan Liddle has been jailed

Disqualified driver Jonathan Liddle who almost killed boy in Coxhoe police chase is jailed

Amy Tinkler and Santa switch on the Bishop Auckland Christmas . Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Gymnast star switches on Bishop Auckland Christmas Lights

Durham County Council refused a planning application for 15 executive houses at High Grange

Plan for 15 houses at High Grange, between Bishop Auckland and Crook, refused planning permission

Helen and Alan Smith are celebrating their Golden wedding anniversary

Evenwood Golden wedding couple match 'Like two coats of paint'

HELPING HAND: Liane Taylor, of DISC, with furniture shop assistant Ann Storey, of More Time

Social enterprise business to return to Bishop Auckland

THREATENED: The Aclet pub in Bishop Auckland. Picture by Stuart Boulton

Regulars band together to fight off legal bid to turn their pub into shop

CHRISTMAS: Santa Claus bikers visit Auckland Castle on Sunday, November 29 in aid of Butterwick Hospice

Santa Claus bikers come to Bishop Auckland

Anthony McMahon, from Bishop Auckland, was given a conditional discharge after admitting to smashing a window with a golf club

Bishop Auckland man in court after smashing his friend's window with a golf club while drunk

CHRISTMAS: Auckland Castle launches its programme of festive events this weekend (November 21 and 22), including a 12m by 12m synthetic skating rink and food craft market. Pictured, from left: Carys Harper, Emma Todd and Clare Baron.

Christmas at the castle

RECRUITING: Bishop Auckland RUFC Ladies will be holding a recruitment event at Bishop Auckland rugby club, West Mills playing fields on Bridge Road, starting 7pm on Monday November 23.

Bishop Auckland women's rugby recruitment evening

The Picktree ward at Lanchester Road Hospital could be closed

Possible closure of County Durham dementia ward

MAGIC: Magicians, Rhys Morgan and Robert West will perform their magic show at St John's school and sixth form college, Bishop Auckland at 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 2.

Bishop Auckland school welcomes Victorian-style magicians

SAVING: Students at King James 1st Academy in Bishop Auckland have teamed up with Darlington Building Society to set up their own mini building society. Pictured: Back row, left to right: Faye Hindmarch, Phoebe Mason, Tiegan Canavan, Katie Lobb, Emma Hard

School sets up own building society

Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson visits former school cook Julie Wafer in her shop The Bakery in Chilton, County Durham

Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson congratulates former dinner lady on Chilton bakery business

RUN: Twins, Joshua and Thomas Wraith will be doing a charity run around Auckland Castle ending at the Deer Park to raise funds for SSI appeal  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Twin athletes to run Auckland Castle circuit for Redcar steelworkers

Councillor Joy Allen talks during the Eleven Arches and Castle update at Auckland Castle. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

'Get ready for next year' Eleven Arches and Auckland Castle leaders tell Bishop Auckland business community

VISIT: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) visited war veterans at St Helen's Care Home, St Helen Auckland on Monday, November 16. Pictured left to right: Mike Donne (SSAFA), John Atkinson Millmoor (BADPD), veteran Cpl James Andrew

ARMED forces charity visits Bishop Auckland care home veterans

Plans for a new Cockfield Post Office ‘local’ service have been revealed

New Cockfield Post Office ‘local’ service to open

Tickets for the Eleven Arches' Kynren: an epic tale of England have gone on sale

Tickets for Eleven Arches' "epic" history show in Bishop Auckland on sale for next summer

Wear Rivers Trust members meet with County Councillors at one of the areas  in South Church it hopes to do restoration work. Picture: Stuart Boulton.

£350,000 scheme to restore River Gaunless in Bishop Auckland is launched

Redcape Theatre is bringing the new play Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown  to Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Award winning theatre group brings new play to Bishop Auckland

CONCERT: The Durham Ox, Coundon, County Durham will be hosting an all-star line up of '60s artists on Saturday, November 21. Pictured from left: Philip Nevison, pub landlady, Susan Masters, Ray Hornsby and Kevin Marley

Sixties rock stars to headline charity pub gig in Coundon

Marc Anthony Noel, 17, of Cockfield, died in a road accident

Cockfield teenager Marc Noel failed driving test just a day before fatal accident at Barford Corner, near Barnard Castle

Durham County Council will consider a planning application to demolish farm buildings at Low Etherley and build three new houses

Plan to replace farm buildings at Low Etherley with houses

MEMORIAL: The war memorial at St Andrew's Church in South Church, Bishop Auckland could become part of future Remembrance Sunday services

Bishop Auckland war memorial to be included on future Remembrance Sundays

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland launches its Christmas programme on Friday, November 20

Christmas at Auckland Castle

ILLICIT: Andrew Allison was convicted of selling counterfeit Mayfair cigarettes from an ice cream van near schools. Picture for illustration purposes only

Man convicted of selling counterfeit cigarettes from an ice cream van outside a primary school

Paul Temple- guilty of wounding with intent

Father-of-three cleared of wife's attempted murder - but guilty of wounding with intent

Paul Temple

Jury still deliberating in attempted murder trial

CHARITABLE ACT: Dean Hodgson, General Manager for Dyno franchise, Franchise Investments Ltd, Christine Angus, Retail Supervisor for Willow Burn Hospice Community Shop, in Bishop Auckland, and Phil Reynolds, plumbing engineer for Franchise Investments Ltd.

Charitable act helps new charity shop in Bishop Auckland

CARDS: Greetings cards depicting the Durham Miners' Gala are to go on sale, raising money for charity, Leukaemia Research

Miners' Gala captured on new greetings cards

GALLERY: A major new art gallery is to be opened in Bishop Auckland Market Place. Pictured: Jonathan Ruffer

Bishop Auckland to get new international art gallery and research institute

LOOK-OUT: Darren William Price, who kept watch at door of store during attempted robbery, jailed for three years.

Look-out to unsuccessful store raid jailed for three years

VENUE: Bishop Auckland Town Hall will host the event for adults with learning difficulties on Wednesday

Bishop Auckland event for County Durham adults with learning difficulties and their carers

SPIDERMAN: Spiderman visited Bishop Auckland College today to launch the Bishop Auckland Community Festive Fair picture: SARAH CALDECOTT... (45175394)

Popular characters will attend festive fair at Bishop Auckland College

Shoplifting prevention scheme starts in Bishop Auckland

Shoplifting prevention scheme starts in Bishop Auckland

Firework display at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland. Picture by Stuart Boulton

Millionaire Jonathan Ruffer issues apology after thousands are locked out of free Bishop Auckland firework event

Natasha Sugden, from Bishop Auckland, who is on holiday at the resort with her mother Melanie Sugden, says they feel safe in Sharm el-Sheikh and were happy staying until the end of their holiday.

British tourists clash with Sharm el-Sheikh hotel staff but Bishop Auckland holidaymakers staying put

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

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