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Bishop Auckland News

HAND-OVER: Coundon Leeholme Community Partnership have handed over Tees Walk Community Centre to the Daybreak charity and are dividing up the money held in their bank account to organisations in the village. Outside Leeholme Welfare Hall, Coundon with che

Disused community hub now a centre for adults with learning difficulties

Wolsingham parish chairman David Sugden has created a website for the council

Wolsingham Parish Council launches new website

COOK: Helen Jardine, of Newfield, Bishop Auckland has been working at the town's Butterwick Hospice on Woodhouse Lane since before it opened in 1995

How many meals? Butterwick hospice cook clocks up 20 years in the kitchen

GUILTY PLEA: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Aldi Newton Aycliffe employee from Bishop Auckland admits stealing almost £30,000

SENTENCING: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Bishop Auckland man sentenced for lager can assault

SHORTLISTED: Finalist Jean Bird and Specsavers employee Jasmin May

Bishop Auckland woman shortlisted as stylish specs-wearer

Patrols help keep youths safer over summer

RECRUITING: Writer and actor, Mark Hindman Smith is looking for extras to take part in combat scenes in his new movie, Whiteblade

Battle scene extras needed for film to be made in Bishop Auckland

HOSPICE: Butterwick hospice Bishop Auckland celebrates its 20th anniversary this year picture pictured some of the staff at the hospice picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Bishop Auckland's Butterwick Hospice seeks entrants for zorbing football fundraiser

FESTIVAL: Spectators at Shildonbury Party in the Park in Shildon.  Picture: STUART BOULTON

A little bit of the Glastonbury vibe comes to County Durham for Shildonbury

WALK: Left, Rev John Purdy, the new Methodist minister in Bishop Auckland. He will be doing a 27 mile prayer-walk with Rev Andy Bryer who is the Superintendent Minister  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

New Methodist minister treks 27 miles in one day

FUND-RAISING: Tesco Extra, St Helen's Auckland held a summer fair in aid of suicide awareness charity, the If U Care Share Foundation and local homeless people. Pictured (from left): John Bailey, store community champion, Sandra Laws, store manager and Sa

Supermarket raises money for charities

FLY-TIPPING: West End Villas, Coundon, Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Neighbourhood furious after fly-tipping takes its toll

COMPETITORS: Players from Turkey and Spain battle it out in the first round of the ETTU cup on Sunday, August 23

Bishop Auckland referee honoured in international event

COMEBACK: Phil Graham builds on his recovery by recruiting a violinist to his band, Share the Darkness

Recovery man recruiting new fiddle player

BAND: Black Nevada, from left to right: Joe Metcalfe, Jonny Moor, Jordan Bailey, Sarah Davies and George Tait.

Band offers musical rewards for financial pledges

INCIDENT SCENE: Stockley Lane, near Oakenshaw Picture: Google Street View

Woman van driver left shocked as man pulls her over, smashes window and steals cash

BURGLED: Escomb Saxon Church was broken into between Saturday, August 22 and Monday, August 24

Historic church break-in

TRIAL: A trial of up to five days is pencilled in for accused plumber and heating engineer, at Durham Crown Court next March.

Trial date set for plumber accused of overcharging for work

THEFT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates gave Dawn Lynn an absolute discharge for stealing a £2.15 pasty

Hungry alcoholic stole £2.15 pasty from Darlington Memorial Hospital shop

Darren Lawler with his partner, Ashley Clarke and baby son, Harley-James

Family of Darren Lawler release poetic tribute to much-loved dad-of-one

HELP: Dog fosterer Christine Kipling with Romanian rescue dog Fram who had part of his leg cut off Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Dog who suffered "barbaric" machete attack seeks loving new home

RECOVERING: A 73 year-old woman who was injured in a two car collision on South Church Road, Bishop Auckland on August 18 is recovering at James Cook University Hospital.

Woman hurt in Bishop Auckland car crash improving

CARS: Crowds turn out for the Classic car rally at Auckland Castle  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Auckland Castle classic car show draws huge crowds

WARNING: Neil Calvert, jailed for three years, for grooming 'vulnerable' boy, in contravention of warning notice

Man jailed for continuing to groom 'vulnerable' boy, despite police warning

SUCCESS: Bishop Auckland Girls Football Club has grown to become a highly successful club since its launch in 2012

Bishop Auckland Girls FC all set for new season following successful year

REPORT: Sentence delayed on former Royal Navy serviceman Danny Robinson, who admits starting fire which damaged flat.

Ex-Navy sailor may have been suffering stress disorder at time he set flat on fire

JAILED: Six month jail term for man who breached suspended sentence imposed at Durham Crown Court last December

Six-month sentence for man who spurned "chance" offered by judge

ART: Artist, Eric Thompson has set up a new studio in North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Artist opens new studio in Bishop Auckland

DIAMOND: Reginald and Veronica Featherstone are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Diamond anniversary couple receive a card from from the Queen

STARS: Niamh and Emelia Elliott

Sisterly rivalry pushes pupils to get top grades

RESCUE: The Great North Air Ambulance arriving on scene

Bishop Auckland car crash: 73 year-old woman still critical

Emergency crews at scene of Bishop Auckland crash

Bishop Auckland car crash: Elderly woman critical in hospital

Father and daughter stole from Sainsbury's

Father and daughter stole from Sainsbury's

Police release image of woman in connection with Bishop Auckland shoplifting

Police release image of woman in connection with Bishop Auckland shoplifting

PLANTS: Chrissy Fenwick in her allotment at South Church Lane allotments’ open day. Picture: TOM BANKS

Bishop Auckland allotment hosts family open day

DOG: The National Citizen Service are raising money for a service dog for Zaine Ball from Bishop Auckland who is autistic  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

One boy and his dog: Bishop Auckland couple fund-raise to get son a canine assistant

BOWLS: Bishop Auckland Bowling Club marks its centenary Picture: TOM BANKS

Bishop Auckland Bowling Club 100 years old and still strong

BURGLAR: David Preston, jailed following sixth domestic burglary conviction.

Burglar arrested for break-in only 16 days after release from previous prison sentence.

EVENT: Gerald Slack (left) and Michael O'Neil (right) of Bishop Auckland Station History Group, pictured with John Hook and David Million of Bishop Trains, proud to see RUJ banner was back at the station for the first time in more than 30 years for commun

Bishop Auckland railway station celebrates past, present and future

INVASION: Steve Hudson with the American signal crayfish

'Eating-machine aliens' found in River Wear tributary

ROBBERY: Durham Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Evenwood

Woman forced to the ground during robbery at Evenwood convenience store

JAILED: Banned motorist Robert Holliday jailed again for dangerous driving.

'Adrenaline rush' banned driver jailed for 20 months

ACCIDENT: A black Suzuki Jimny has landed on its roof on the road between Aldi and Tindale traffic lights, Bishop Auckland

Car overturns near Aldi in Bishop Auckland

ENTHUSIASTS: From left: Malcolm Vance, Colin Trotter, Lawrence Owen, Gilbert Kellett and Derek Ward with their cars in the grounds of Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Car-fest: County Durham revs up for a weekend to remember

ROBUST: Bishop Auckland College

Bishop Auckland College responds to government reviews amid fears of closures and mergers

CYCLING: The Ride Bishop cycling event took place around the Market Place of Bishop Auckland.  Pictured: the start of the 8-10yr old elite race. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Town centre transformed by cycling event

TV HOST: Coundon-born businesswoman, Sara Davies will host a second series of Be Creative in the autumn

County Durham-born entrepreneur set to host TV show

COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Bishop Auckland man throws lager at friend after row with wife

WISHES: Friends and family of 21-year-old Jade Pateman (centre) who has terminal cervical cancer have created and almost fulfilled a wish list of activities and experiences for her Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Terminal cancer mum given free train rides, scuba lessons and horse riding to make dreams come true

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