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Bishop Auckland News

FINE: Smurfit Kappa UK Ltd have been fined £24,000 for failing to remove asbestos from its West Auckland site. Pictured is a workman dealing with an unconnected asbestos site

Packaging company fined £24,000 after failing to remove asbestos from West Auckland factory

FUNDING: Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership (BASH AAP) have funded a new part-time counsellor for young carers at Family Action Bridge Young Carers. Pictured (from left): Belinda Tweed and Andrew Walker of BASH AAP, and Allison Hicks, Les

Young carers get new counsellor thanks to Area Action Partnership

BIRTHDAY: Users of Pathways in Bishop Auckland gather to mark the service's 50th anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS

Care centre facing closure celebrates 50th birthday

PROJECT LAUNCH: Durham County Councillor, Sam Zair and Community Development Project Officer for BASH AAP, Sheilah Metcalfe, hand a cheque for £4,000 to Helen Kirby, community fund-raiser for Butterwick Hospice

Butterwick hospice launch new mental health project

DISNEY: Kev Hills of Miles For Men hopes a final push will help fulfill Mason's dream

Final push to raise money for Mason's dream trip

CELEBRATION: Joyce and Witty Walling of Holberry Terrace in Coundon celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on October 8. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

An usherette and a miner who met at a Bishop Auckland cinema celebrate 60 years

PERFORMER: Panto company boss and performer Scott Edward Clarkson playing 'Stinkpot' in production promoting keeping drains clear, in 2013.

Taxman catches up with Bishop Auckland panto VAT fraudster

GHOST-HUNTERS: Dean Maynard and Julie Meighan

Ghost hunters seek out spooky spots for Halloween charity fundraiser

CELEBRATION: Eva Kelly on her 104th birthday at Tenlands Care Home

Happy 104th birthday to Eva

WALK: Lydia Ildam, 9 and Emily Potter, 12 are taking part in a sponsored walk from Bishop Auckland to Newton Aycliffe for suicide prevention charity, If U Care Share  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Mother appeals to teenagers to stop binge drinking

The owner of historic Windlestone Hall, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, claims he has been the victim of a "witch-hunt".

Windlestone Hall owner calls on police to 'put up or shut up' after spending almost a year on bail

Rotarians from Bishop Auckland set off on their sponsored memory walk

Rotarians raise £1,000 for Alzheimer's Society

HARVEST: Children from Victoria Lane Academy in Coundon give food to Father Gary at St James' Church for their Harvest Festival service. Picture: TOM BANKS

Creative pupils mark Harvest Festival

ASDA EVACUATED: The Asda supermarket, in Bishop Auckland, which was evacuated today. It has now reopened.

Fridge fire leads to Asda store evacuation in Bishop Auckland

Danny Robinson appeared at Durham Crown Court on Friday, October 2

Sentencing deferred for former Royal Navy serviceman who set fire to his flat

HATS OFF: Phil Graham of Park View Terrace, New Coundon with a hat he didn't order and which the seller refuses to exchange  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Company which delivered wrong hat to musician refuses refund and claims "the one we sent you is much cooler"

ARREST: A County Durham motorist has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after swerving and crashing while being followed by police. PHOTO AND VIDEO: Durham Police RPU.

Watch alleged drunk driver swerving and crashing last night

RE_LAUNCH: From left: Headteacher, Nick Grieveson, Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Lee Brownson and Chair of Governors, Elizabeth Varley open the newly refurbished Agnew building

Historic school has a major make-over

FUND-RAISING: John Moore, 23, of Coundon is raising money for the Chyrelle Addams Cancer Support Trust

Coundon to raise money for cancer charity in memory of his uncle

ANNIVERSARY: Michael and Wendy Wigley of Leeholme are celebrating their Golden Wedding anniversary Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Golden couple remember betting slip mix-up

Mary Butterwick, founder of the Butterwick Hospice movement, dies

Mary Butterwick, founder of the Butterwick Hospice movement, dies aged 91

EGGED: Jordan Mannion pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today (September 30)

'Egged' Coundon man throws hammer through car windscreen in revenge attack

The scene of the collision   Picture: Katie Richardson

Two car crash closes Shildon bypass

TOWN COUNCIL: Council Dementia Champion, Ann Golightly with the Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Cllr LeeBrownson on the occasion of her being made his deputy.

Council awarded Dementia Friendly status

TUNE: The band Arcanum practicing at at Jack Drum Arts in Crook for their performance in the Soundwave competition. Pictured are; Sam Ward-Hardy, Jane Hayman, Jack Short and Sarah Makepeace. Picture: TOM BANKS (40171904)

Young band Arcanum in third round of major music competition

APPEAL: Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP are calling for project ideas

Bishop Auckland and Shildon community funding group calls for project ideas

ANNIVERSARY: Bishop Auckland Theatre Hooligans (BATH) past and present celebrate their 20th birthday

Bishop Auckland youth theatre group celebrates 20 years

CONVICTED: Sylvia and Kenneth Place

'Some day, god will get his revenge' - County Durham child abuser's wife sends letter to victim

VET: Rescue dog, Fram  with Christine Kipling, they are heading down see tv supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick so Fram can have a prosthetic leg made picture: SARAH CALDECOTT. (40057576)

Supervet to treat Bishop Auckland rescue dog

Bishop Auckland Pathways is celebrating its 50th birthday

Bishop Auckland Pathways to celebrate its 50 birthday - and its last

WAR: The film Whiteblade being filmed in a field near Bishop Auckland. Picture: TOM BANKS. (39869793)

Bishop Auckland film set sees more than 200 actors armed for combat

CELEBRATIONS: Owner and manager of the Daybreak Nursery, in High Etherley, is pictured with Liam Toase, 19, one of her former pupils

High Etherley nursery welcomes former children back for 20th anniversary celebrations

DESPERATE: Daniel Place, jailed for two years and four months, at Durham Crown Court, for series of shop break-ins, while homeless and "desperate".

Metal drain grate shop raider jailed for 28 months

LONG-STANDING: Dr Ali Mehrzad retires after 30 years at Bishop Auckland General Hospital. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Pioneering Bishop Auckland doctor retires after 30 years service

FAIR: Bishop Auckland College, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, where the town's Community Festive Fair will be held on Saturday, November 28

Stall-holders wanted in Bishop Auckland

FUNDRAISING: Tracey and David Beadle, who are raising money for the Miscarriage Association, with Mr Beadle's Great North Run medal

Couple who lost eight pregnancies say miscarriages should not be taboo subject

AWARDS: Leah Johnstone was awarded with her platinum award and is pictured with UK scouting commissioner, Wayne Bulpitt

Staindrop Cubs and Scouts receive awards from Lord Lieutenant of Durham

DONATION: David Raine and Peter Cooke present Claire Priestwood with a cheque for Alzheimer's Research UK, raised by the Rotary Club. Picture: TOM BANKS

Charity raise money for good causes

MEMORIES: Peter Hall, 67, of Bishop Auckland, wearing an old Bishop Auckland FC kit with rattle and old leather football

Auckland Castle exhibition stirs up memories for elderly residents

Ronald Thexton admitted breaking into Coundon Library

Man in court after breaking into a library to find a phone containing evidence of his affair

WAR VISIT: A group of pupils from King James Academy, who are going on a visit to Ypres, Belgium. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Bishop Auckland school traces final resting place of its war dead

CHOIR:Ugandan choir, Pearl of Africa are due to perform at St John’s School and Sixth Form College on Wednesday, September 30.

Bishop Auckland school hosts concert by Ugandan choir

TEDDY BEARS: Pupils from St Anne's Primary School in Bishop Auckland with haulier David Stephenson

School sends teddy bears to Syrian refugees

BLEMISH: Durham Crown Court heard defendant's actions when undergoing a depressive episode has put blot on otherwise "exemplary" character.

Nurse lost "exemplary" character when, at low ebb, she copied a patient's prescription for anti-depressants

REUNION: Windlestone Hall was a school for delicate children in the 1950s to 1980s

Hall of happy memories as Windlestone pupils hold reunion

FUNDING: From left, Adam McDowell of the Princes Trust, dog walker Katie Yeo and Jane Robson of the County Durham Community Foundation. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Eleven Arches philanthropists gift our young entrepreneurs £75,000

East Durham Trust launches new community job clubs

THANKS: Members of Bishop Auckland charity Dreamcatcher PSP thank Persimmon Homes Durham for a £1,000 donation

Windfall for Bishop Auckland centre for adult learning difficulties

SKY-DIVE: Paula Binks, who made an 10,000 aerial descent to raise money for Butterwick Hospice in memory of her sister

Mother-of-five does charity sky-dive

RAIL ANNIVERSARY: The early days of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which has reached its 190th anniversary.

Celebratory exhibition for Stockton and Darlington Railway's 190th anniversary

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