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Bishop Auckland News

CEREMONY: Bishop Auckland FC chairman, Richard Tremewan with Colin Rowell's partner, Nora Robson

Ashes scattered of the ‘absolute gentleman’ who left £300,000 to Bishop Auckland FC

TIME-LAPSE: Bishop Auckland resident Arron Briddick captured the footage on his GoPro camera

Time-lapse video captures thunderstorms in night sky over Bishop Auckland

FUN: A competition to rebrand the Playshack has been won by two pupils from Escomb Primary School who selected the name Scallywagz. They are Thomas Stones, nine, and Freya Fodden, seven, sat with Scallywagz co-owner Allan Barker. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Escomb Primary School pupils win competition to rename Shildon's Play Shack

DASH: Tesco, Bishop Auckland held a trolley dash in aid of the Trussell Trust Food Bank  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Store hosts charity trolley dash

BANNER: The banner would be hand-painted by a specialist company and could cost £30,000. Picture is the Tanfield Lea Lodge miners banner which has been restored. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Cockfield residents urged to have say on miner's banner project

ANNIVERSARY: Stan and June Briggs from West Auckland are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Diamond anniversary couple tell secret to a happy marriage

DANGEROUS: Crews are currently dealing with the live wire that has fallen down in a "dangerous position" in Bishop Auckland

Fire crews on scene in Bishop Auckland after live wire falls down

BOTTOMS UP: It's a Knockout event at Witton Park in aid of Butterwick Hospice. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (30331937)

It's a Knockout event raises more than £8,000 for Butterwick Hospice

VOTE: Pictured by the mural are property owner Mark Harding, town mayor cllr Fraser Tinsley and Olwyn Gunn Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Public vote seals the fate of Willington comic mural

LOVED: Evie Mason with great-great-grandson Lucas, four, when four generations helped her celebrate her 106th birthday at the Church View Care Home

Popular former Bishop Auckland pub landlady dies aged 106

FOOTBALL: Boys from St Mary's Junior Football Club recreate an old football match in the grounds of Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland as part of an exhibition involving Durham Amateur Football Trust. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Bishop Auckland youngsters play football at Auckland Castle

SOLD: The plaque on one of the Laurel family homes on Princes Street

Record quick-sale of Stan Laurel's family home

AWARD: Olga Bainbridge is now has been awarded a BEM

Shildon charity worker named in Queen's honours list

BANNER: Tanfield Lea Lodge miners banner which was previously restored. Cockfield's could be similar Picture: DAVID WOOD

Cockfield residents invited to public meeting to discuss miners' banner

REVAMP: (left to right) Alan Crawford, commercial director of T Manners and Son, Liz Fisher, operations director at Auckland Castle Trust, and Jamie Sharp, site manager, outside Roper House

Bishop Auckland regeneration gets underway with Roper House revamp

CELEBRATIONS: Howlish Hall Nursing Home, Coundon, is celebrating its 30th year Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Care home celebrates 30th birthday

FAN: Colin Rowell donated £300,000 to Bishop Auckland FC in his will

Football fan leaves £300,000 to Bishop Auckland FC in will

ART: New mural unveiled at Bishop Auckland station platform pictured artists Bob Olley and Dr Robert McManners picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Colourful mural unveiled at town's train station

SERVICE: Bishop Auckland choral society’s conductor, Vanera Bojkova, is celebrating 20 years with the choir with a special concert on Saturday Picture: TOM BANKS

Bishop Auckland Choral Society to honour conductor with special concert for 20 years' service

RECORD: Linburn Lass with seller Richard Hutchinson

Dales sheepdog breaks record after being sold for more than £5,000

Emergency services at the scene

Badly hurt teenage mountain biker rescued from Hamsterley Forest

KNOCKOUT: It's a Knockout aims to raise money for Butterwick Hospice as well as providing fun activities for park residents and the wider community.

It's a Knockout in Bishop Auckland

DIAMOND WEDDING: Derrick and Lily Hodgson at their Bishop Auckland home. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (29532416)

Big date for Bishop Auckland couple

Riding centre celebrates anniversary of disabled carriage riding

GRAVE: One of the toppled gravestones in Coundon cemetery. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (29542662)

Coundon families demand compensation for cemetery upset

JOSEPH: Bishop Auckland youth theatre group costume call ahead of upcoming production of Joseph  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Joseph hits Bishop Auckland

MEMORY: Bishop Seamus Cunningham, the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle officially named the library at St John's School in Bishop Auckland in memory of Leo Robinson, a former teacher  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

School celebrates 50th anniversary

CLOSURES: Durham County Council to resurface Bishop Auckland roads

Road closure in Bishop Auckland

BADGE: Residents at Eden House Care Home, Bishop Auckland who served in WWII received a veteran badge from Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon at a special ceremony Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Bishop Auckland care home war heroes receive medals

VILLAGE: West Auckland celebrates its past, including the local miners football team that won the first football World Cup, but also wants to plan the future

Creating a vision for West Auckland's future

NUMBERS: Pub managers, Dave and Marie Flory's numbers came up during the lottery bingo at The Cumberland Arms pub in Bishop Auckland. They were the same numbers as the National Lottery winning numbers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Pub bingo game pulls out winning £11 million Lotto numbers but couple walk away with just £50

REMEMBERED: A Bishop Auckland family remembers Waterloo 200 years on. Pictured from L-R, Kelso Yuill, Robert Yuill and Matthew Yuill.

Family remember Waterloo ancestor

APPEAL: Try netball in Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland netball sessions

CONCERNED: Traders fearful of future car park prices Pictured town trader, Sam Zair

Bishop Auckland traders fear car park price hike

SENTENCED: A general view of Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

HGV driver loses license for drink driving

SALE: Stan Laurel's childhood home for sale to multiple investors

Stan Laurel's former house for sale

CRUEL: Billy Wilson

Men in court for repeatedly whipping horse in 'an act of wanton cruelty'

HISTORIC: a photograph of Bishop Auckland's viaduct by Paul Bradley

Mayor urges photographers to support charity

ACTION: Kate Suntet, nine, pictured with her Jedi bodyguards

Walk of fame for Bishop Auckland youngsters

PLANS: Durham County Council is working with Auckland Castle Trust, which is developing plans to restore, conserve and expand the visitor attraction at Auckland Castle.

Bishop Auckland car park plans - still time to have your say

BRIDGE INCIDENT: The lorry under the bridge. Picture: Catherine Priestley

A bridge too far for HGV that became stuck in Bishop Auckland

OPENING: Chairman of Durham County Council, Councillor Jan Blakey, opens a new unit in Shildon where a G5 steam locomotive is being built from scratch, also pictured is chairman of the Class G5 Locomotive Company Dr Mike Wood Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Light at end of tunnel for railway project

TEAM: Members of Evenwood Road Runners running club are attempting to raise £10,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance and the Teesdale and Weardale Mountain Rescue by completing the Coast to Coast route later this month Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Evenwood Road Runners to take on coast to coast challenge for charity

SENTENCING VENUE: Durham Crown Court

Soldier jailed for sex attack

APPEAL: Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision at Eldon crossroads

Motorcyclist injured after crash with van near Bishop Auckland

RESEARCH: King James I Academy pupils are able to explore the First World War with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant pictured pupils Sara Smith, 15, Harriet Mason, 16, John-Michael Park, 16, and Amy Connell,18 Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Bishop Auckland school war project's lottery boost

HEALTH: Christine Lynch is now a volunteer at Love Thy Cup Cake in Newton Aycliffe town centre after completing the Work for Health programme

Work for Health scheme enjoys success in Newton Aycliffe

VENUE: Auckland Youth and Community Centre will hold free IT support sessions

Free IT help in Bishop Auckland

AWARD: St John’s School pupil Wyatt Sugden  has won a Northern Young Writers award picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Bishop Auckland student wins literary award

DONATION: Pets at Home have donated £1,300 to the Ark on the Edge animal sanctuary after hosting a month of support adoption fundraising pictured Salem the rabbit Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Teesdale animal sanctuary thanks pet store for £1,300 donation

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