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NEW: Four-year-old Jacob Brown and 11-year-old Emily Anderson cut the first sod on the new St. Joseph's School site in Coundon together with representatives from the school and the building contractors Picture: STUART BOULTON

Coundon primary school prepares for new school building

Police appeal over stolen sheep

50 sheep and lambs stolen from field

Motorist trapped in wreckage after road accident

Woman cut free from car wreckage after collision

MAYOR: The new Mayor of Bishop Auckland Cllr LeeBrownson, Councillor Ann Golightly was elected deputy mayor.

Granddad said he'd be Bishop Auckland mayor one day

APPEAL: Police want information after two men stole a pressure washer from B&Q in Bishop Auckland

Witness appeal after Bishop Auckland shoplifting

SUPPORT: Supporters have created the 'We support the Eleven Arches page' on Facebook Picture: DAVID WOOD

Facebook page set up to support Eleven Arches bid in Bishop Auckland

ATTRACTION: Auckland Castle is expected to attract thousands more visitors in coming years

Public's views wanted on car park plan for Bishop Auckland

BOOST: Jonathan Ruffer (left), chairman of Auckland Castle Trust, pictured with Chris Mullin, chairman of Heritage Lottery Fund North-East, which has just awarded a £9m grant to help transform the castle in Bishop Auckland

Auckland Castle renovation project wins £9m grant

HEALTH: Lord Foster with County Councillor's Rob Yorke and Brian Stephens plus members of the Health Express team

Former Shildon MP visits project to improve health of town's residents

OPEN VERDICT: Sarah Clerkson

Girl found hanging at party had been 'playing drinking game', inquest hears

FESTIVAL: Butterknowle Village Hall will host the beer and music festival next month

Beer and Music Festival set to raise funds for Butterknowle Village Hall

ANNIVERSARY: CDCF supporters Lewis Stokes and Lesley Fairclough talk to youngsters at the centre

Bishop Auckland grants organisation visits projects to mark 20th anniversary

PLAYING: A toddler tries out the new pre-school play area at Locomotion

New pre-school area launched at Shildon's Locomotion

PERFORMANCE: Michael Jackson by Ben PICTURE: David Langley

Bishop Auckland's Wannasee Live Music Tribute Festival draws in crowds

AWARENESS: Sandringham Care Home staff Lauren Beasley (Minnie Mouse), Heather Evans (Oliver), Siobhan Viggars (Wicked Witch of the West) and Emma Mundy (Mamma Mia) Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Bishop Auckland care home gets musical

RESCUE: The pensioner was rescued from the river at about 12.30pm

Pensioner rescued from Bishop Auckland river after Good Samaritan comes to her aid

MAYOR: Matthew Burdess has been elected as Shildon’s youngest ever Mayor Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Youngest Shildon mayor follows in the footsteps of campaigning great granddad

MAYOR: Matthew Burdess has been elected as Shildon’s youngest ever Mayor Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Youngest Shildon mayor follows in the footsteps of campaigning great granddad

ANNIVERSARY: Sue Snowdon, Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, speaks to volunteer Lisa McBride to help mark the second anniversary of Foundations Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Project to improve life in Shildon praised by Lord Lieutenant of County Durham

TRAINING: Actresses Olivia Ledden and Charlotte Wood, with Richard Pearson, workshop manager at Locomotion, on the footplate of a steam engine Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Actors cast in new role as steam engine drivers at Shildon railway museum

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information following an attack on a woman

Young woman sexually assaulted between Evenwood and West Auckland

RIDER: Cavalryman Barbaratus and his trusty steed Blue

The Romans are coming

ACTIVITIES: A range of family fun activities is on offer at Shildon's railway museum

Captain Barnacles leads the family fun at Shildon railway museum

TRIP OF A LIFETIME: Rebecca Daniel and Alan Bennet of Bishop Auckland are trying to raise money so that their son Ryan Bennett (4), who suffers from a muscle wasting condition can go to Disneyland.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Community fundraisers hoping to send 4-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy to Disneyland

PARTY: Resident Ena Johnson dons 1940's style clothing with staff from Redworth House care home for a vintage street party Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Wartime memories evoked at Shildon care home to help mark national Dementia Week

FOOTBALL: Former players Bob Thursby, Mike Greenwood and Derek Lewin help launch a display on Bishop Auckland Football Club Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Former players help reveal hidden history of Bishop Auckland Football Club with a new display

FUNDRAISER: Sue Charlton gives Shildon AFC manager Gary Forrest and club chairman, Brian Burn, £1,150, raised in memory of John Hay

Widow raises £3,500 for good causes in memory of former Shildon AFC director who died at match

SQUAD: The Bishop Barrington School footballers who are on tour in Spain

Bishop Auckland school trip to Spain kicks off

SENTENCED: A general view of Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

Thief who tried to escape police by running across his neighbours rooftops is jailed

PLANS: Plans to restore King James I Grammar School have been exhibited in Bishop Auckland

Two million pound plans for Stan Laurel's old school go on show in Bishop Auckland

CRASH SCENE: Two car accident closes road

Road reopens after two-car accident near Bishop Auckland

COMMITTED: Helen Goodman

Goodman pitches for role as scourge of tax-dodgers

FUTURE: Giuseppe Maini and Angelina Johnson hope to get married

Grieving mother's dreams of happiness suffer setback as American fiance refused entry to UK

ACTIVE: Durham County Council is offering a wide range of physical activities to encourage families to get more active and make more use of local parks

Get in shape in Bishop Auckland and Shildon this summer

Teenager to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court on June 12 for his role in "facilitating" attempted sale of stolen weapons

Teenager to be sentenced next month for helping to handle stolen weapons haul

RUNNERS: Nik Lamont and Tracy Young, from Hamsterley, got engaged after finishing the Great North Run in 2013 and plan to get married just before this year's race  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Teesdale couple set to ditch their wedding guests for Great North Run

PARKING: Traders selling at Bishop Auckland market were ticketed last week Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Council scraps parking tickets after row with Bishop Auckland traders

SENTENCED: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Evenwood man sentenced for drunken late night police chase

FIND: Cannabis plants were discovered upstairs

UPDATED: Cannabis plants worth thousands seized in Bishop Auckland drugs raid

SENTENCED: A Shildon woman received a suspended jail term for taking part in a pre-arranged fight

Judge suspends jail term of Shildon woman involved in pre-arranged fight featuring a knuckleduster

THRILLER: Michael Jackson by Ben is one of the tribute acts to perform at the Wannasee Live Music Tribute Festival in Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland music festival pays tribute to industry's biggest stars

Bishop Auckland burglar jailed

Bishop Auckland burglar jailed

TENNIS: Bishop Barrington School hosted a primary school tennis tournament Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Schools serve up ace event for youngsters

Top class report card for Bishop Auckland nursery

APPROVAL: Durham County Council approved plans for 12 houses in Willington

Willington homes plan approved

GUILTY: Clair Sowerby

Shildon woman found guilty of vicious bottle attack

CLEAN UP: Council workers at West Musgrave Farm in St Helen Auckland. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Police present as clean up begins at eyesore farm

FUNDRAISING: Ghurkas corporal Seemoon Limbo and corporal Krishna Rai with Arnold Sanderson, Bill Foster and Morrisions staff Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Army veterans and Ghurkas fundraise in Bishop Auckland for Nepalese soldiers

Bishop Auckland man spared jail after brutal attack

FUNDRAISING: Ghurkas corporal Seemoon Limbo and corporal Krishna Rai with Arnold Sanderson, Bill Foster and Morrisions staff Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Army veterans and Ghurkas fundraise in Bishop Auckland for Nepalese soldiers

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