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Newton Aycliffe News

RETIREMENT: Kenny Clegg who is retiring from the electricity board after 51 year's service. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Loyal employee marks last shift exactly 51 years after his first

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LIFESAVING: Rotarian Jill Thompson (centre) inspecting the suggested location of the defibrillator with Tesco staff Joe Riley and Shirley Cormack

Fundraising group launch life-saving project

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SAFE: Baby Nancie, aged nine-weeks, was pulled to safety by her father, Kieran Mansfield

Father pulls baby from path of out-of-control car in Newton Aycliffe

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LEARNING: Children at Woodham Burn Out of School Club, Newton Aycliffe get busy being creative   Picture: JOE BATES

Artist teaches children the skills of silk painting

ACCIDENT: Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to St Cuthbert's Way in Newton Aycliffe after a car overturned

Elderly woman has lucky escape after car overturns in Newton Aycliffe

DRIVE: Pro golfer Bradley Rowntree is organising a pro-am golf tournament in aid of the North East Autism Society at the Richmond Golf Club. He is pictured with the charity's event fundraiser Sophie Clarke Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Professional golfer organises special tournament for autism charity

FUNDRAISING: Hollie and Thomas Williams. Hollie is organising a fundraising Halloween disco in aid of Caudwell Children

Help Holly, ten, say thank you to the children's charity which made her dreams come true

SHAVE: Dance teacher Diane Plews has shaved off her hair for Macmillan Cancer Support Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Newton Aycliffe dance teacher braves the shave for cancer charity

CHEERS: Neville Community Centre on Neville Parade in Newton Aycliffe is to be the new home for community cafe, The Cubby. Outside the centre are Cllr Bill Blenkinsopp and Peter Beaty Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Cubby community cafe finds new home in Newton Aycliffe community centre

SUPPORT: Members of the audience donate to Jade and Oscars Angels Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

Don't tell me 'cause it hurts: 21-year-old mum Jade Pateman, who has terminal cervical cancer, brings crowd to tears

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ANGELS: Former Aycliffe Angels visit the former munitions factory on Durham Way South in Newton Aycliffe, one of the factories where they used to work. It has now been transformed into an activities centre. They are: Joan Davies (nee Kent) and Vera Stobbs

Aycliffe angels return to work

FALSE: John and Carmel Billany inflated the turnover of Newton Aycliffe-based Linden Group Limited from £3m to £1.2bn to secure finance

Aycliffe businessman John Billany and his wife recorded false sales in excess of £1bn to secure loans

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WINNER: Daniel Stanham during the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy European final

F1 win for Newton Aycliffe student

RIDERS: From left, charity cyclists John Nellis, Darren King and Gary Waldock with 4-year-old Jack Picture: STUART BOULTON

Trio to take on 90mile cycling challenge for Down Syndrome charity

TALENTED: Allan Edgar was a talented wicket-keeper and played for Bishop Auckland Cricket Club and Durham Police

A star on the cricket pitch and a friend to many - tributes paid to policeman turned publican Allan Edgar

SPEED: Children are creating road safety scarecrows to deter speeders in Newton Aycliffe. Pictured (L to R) are Charlie Brown, ten, Adam Turton, 11, PCSO Michael Hutchinson, Charlotte Dent, 11, and Abigail Atuanya, 11 Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Scarecrows set to deter speeders in Newton Aycliffe

CAMPAIGN: Sedgefield Labour MP Phil Wilson is backing Liz Kendall as next party leader

Labour leadership hopeful in region

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WORKING: Durham County Councillors Neil Foster and Lucy Hovvels sea James Beal at work

Teenage dad benefits from apprenticeship programme

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OUTRAGED: The RSPCA, along with Bishop Auckland animal lover, Christine Kipling and Darlington Borough Council appeal for information about a dead foal

Dog walker's horror at finding foal's body dumped in woodland

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PROGRESS: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre is now officially a charitable incorporated organisation and has received lottery funding to gain Investing in People status. Pictured are Beki Metcalfe, Vince Crosby, Kevin Crosby and Lisa Harrison, al

Exciting times at Newton Aycliffe Youthy

PLAN: Plans have been submitted to Durham County Council for 125 houses on scrubland at Newton Aycliffe

Plan for 125 houses at Newton Aycliffe

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SUPPORT: The Alzheimer’s Society says the new Dementia Café in Newton Aycliffe will provide an opportunity for people with dementia and carers to socialise and receive face-to-face support

Dementia cafe to open in Newton Aycliffe

SENTENCED: Andrew Holmes, of Webb Close, Newton Aycliffe, was sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Newton Aycliffe man supplied illicit cigarettes to pay off debts to criminal gang

COURT: Lisa Johnston at Durham Crown Court

£26,000 - Darlington woman given time to repay lottery ticket cash from Newton Aycliffe shop or she faces jail

AFTERMATH: The fire damaged property pictured today on Mackenzie Place, Newton Aycliffe

Fire crews attended blaze at Newton Aycliffe house

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APPEAL: Police are appealing for information following a disturbance at Locomotion Number One at Heighington Station, near Newton Aycliffe. Picture: Google Street View

Man glassed in Locomotion No1 pub in Newton Aycliffe

ATOMIC: Anne Kellett, of Newton Aycliffe, has come across a historical document relating to the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, that she found in her father's belongings. Picture: TOM BANKS (34289509)

Hidden document reveals the chilling truth of Hiroshima's devastation by atomic bomb

CHAMPION: Reece McAllister was crowned world champion recently

North-East Thai boxer Reece McAllister crowned world champion

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MAYHEM: Michael Simpson is in training for Sedgefield’s Muddy Mayhem event in aid of North East Autism Society Picture: TOM BANKS

Ferryhill personal trainer prepares for muddy charity challenge

THEFTS: Newton Aycliffe Police are appealing for information about garden thefts

Police investigate spate of garden furniture thefts in Newton Aycliffe

FED UP: Councillor Bill Blenkinsopp (second from left) with Cubby volunteers (left to right) Clair Peacock, Sheila Plaskett and Christine Allan

Cubby supporters accuse Durham County Council of delaying bid to find new home

PROBLEM: Len Campbell at his home in Newton Aycliffe with his BMW car for which a manufacturer has stopped making the tyres he needs Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

One puncture could cost Newton Aycliffe motorist £500

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REVAMP: Woodham Golf and Country Club

Housing and revamp scheme could secure future of Newton Aycliffe golf club

TOUGH: Ken Robson said he wrote a letter proposing tougher punishments for criminals to provoke debate

Lobotomies and public floggings: Aspiring Newton Aycliffe councillor calls for tougher punishments for criminals

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FUNDRAISER: Former Rotary Club president John Burrows having his head shaved by barber Emre Sahin to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support

Former Rotary Club president shaves head in memory of friend

DEAL: The Government has announced a new £360m fleet of trains for the London to Cornwall line will be manufactured by Hitachi.

£360m - Hitachi wins London to Cornwall train deal

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GUILTY: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court earlier in the trial. Picture: TOM BANKS

IRA blast survivor guilty of £131,000 benefit fraud

COURT: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court. Picture: TOM BANKS. (33490457)

Jury retire to decide whether soldier who survived IRA bomb "fiddled the system"

COURT: David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court. Picture: TOM BANKS (33341870)

Victim of IRA bomb tells benefit fraud trial how car accident triggered horrific memories

REVAMP: A fun day was held to celebrate the renovation of an unused sports pavilion in Chilton Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Chilton celebrates transformed sports pavilion

COURT: ex-soldier David Sutherland leaves Durham Crown Court during benefit fraud trial. Picture: TOM BANKS

Former soldier injured in IRA blast admits £89k benefit fiddle since medical discharge from Army

ANNIVERSARY: Reverend Debbie Loughran, Reverend Chris Pearson and Reverend Elizabeth Bland are inviting Newton Aycliffe residents old and new to join in the 60th anniversary celebrations at St Clare's Church in Newton Aycliffe Picture: STUART BOULTON

Newton Aycliffe church celebrates 60 years of faith and friendship

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DECISION: Durham County Council’s south and west area planning committee will consider an application to convert the North Briton pub into flats when it meets in Spennymoor this week

Aycliffe pub housing plans recommended for approval

JOURNEY: An Hitachi Rail Europe test train, pictured during his journey to the UK for testing. The engine will act as a template for those due to be built at the firm's factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham  (32610124)

Hitachi trains may have no track to run on, MPs told

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GOLF: Friends and family of Darren Ablewhite from Newton Aycliffe took part in a golf day in his memory at Woodham Golf and Country Club Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Popular amateur footballer remembered at Newton Aycliffe golf day

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Accused in Newton Aycliffe death crash case appears at crown court

GLASS: Susan Meachen, 49, of Newton Aycliffe with one of her fused glass designs which will be on display at Shout About Art

Newton Aycliffe artist to showcase glass fusion skills

JAILED: Paul Ross, who succumbed to temptation shortly after taking control of vulnerable aunt's financial affairs

Man jailed for plundering savings of elderly relative

Trial of defendant Michael Joseph Watson fixed for late October, at Durham Crown Court

Trial date agreed in Newton Aycliffe street stabbing case

STABBING: A grassed area near Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe, close to where a teenage boy was stabbed Picture: TOM BANKS

Fifteen-year-old boy appears at youth court following Newton Aycliffe stabbing

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