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Newton Aycliffe News

LAUNCH: The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support Awareness Group (PRASAG) will be launched by his daughter Samantha Cox and her sister-in-law Lucy Reynoldson next week Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Newton Aycliffe woman launches asbestos disease support group in father's memory

FUNDRAISING EVENT: A charity auction and evening of entertainment takes place next month to raise money for Jade Pateman and her son, Oscar (both pictured)

Charity auction to raise funds for terminal cancer sufferer

FRIENDS: New Pathways Together founder Dorothy Bowman (left) with Alzheimer's Society volunteer Andrew Everett (front) and members of the group

Sing-a-long success at Newton Aycliffe dementia group

FUNDRAISING: Cyclists Gary Waldock (back left), with son Jack, Darren King (centre) and John Nellis (right), present £1,500 to the ECCDS during the charity’s Saturday morning session, in Newton Aycliffe.

Cyclists raise funds for charity which helps children with Down Syndrome

GOODBYE: Lieutenant Colonel Andy Black

Commander's farewell

WISHES: Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson and Councillor Mary Dalton, the Mayor of Great Aycliffe, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the Hub of Wishes Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT. (40432491)

Tribute to late manager of Aycliffe mental health charity

CAMPAIGNING: Craig Farlow (front) with (l to r) Marianne Phillips, Jim Leigh, Keith Joe Jones and Dave Connor

Walking the breadline

CENTENERY CELEBRATION: The joint choirs open the WI Concert with Jerusalem Picture Keith Taylor (39912476)

"Wonderful" event to mark 100 years of the Women's Institute

Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough

Aycliffe man jailed for pummelling and biting taxi driver

BAKE OFF: Caitlin Lowe, from Shildon, enjoys some cake as part of a World's Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser at Newton Aycliffe

Teenagers bake cakes and pies for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

LUMIERE RETURNS: An installation similar to this will appear at Lumiere Durham 2015

Design a Lumiere washing machine

INSPIRING: Jade Pateman, who has been diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer, with her two-year-old son Oscar Picture: STUART BOULTON

Honest John donates £1,100 to young mum with terminal cervical cancer

UNDERMINED:  Court hears that the activities of thieving store boss Kelvin Anderson "undermined" the integrity of the business

£30,000 - thieving Aycliffe Aldi boss stole to cover his mounting debts

LIFESAVING: Members of Newton Aycliffe Rotary Club gather with the North East Ambulance Service, Tesco staff, the Mayor of Great Aycliffe , Councillor Mary Dalton, and her son, Councillor Michael Dalton, at the launch of a new defibrillator Newton Aycliff

Rotary club's plea to save lives at Newton Aycliffe defibrillator launch

TRIAL: Case adjourned for trial at Durham Crown Court next month.

Man denies charges following street stabbing earlier this year

EXTENSION: Woodham Community Centre volunteers Daniel Robertson and Jeff Mc Cormick with treasurer David Sutton-Lloyd (centre) in one of the new changing rooms Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Popular community centre celebrates completion of £57,000 extension

CELEBRATE: Members of the Durham branches of the Women's Institute assemble at County Hall ahead of receiving the Chairman's Medal in March Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

WI to stage musical centenary celebrations in County Durham

DONATION: Lucie Lambert (left) and Leah Banks have raised more than £1,100 from a fundraising hair-cut Picture: MARTIN WALKER

Best friends Lucie and Leah raise £1,100 for cancer wig charity

UNHAPPY: June Ryder from Newton Aycliffe has accused Ovo Energy of causing her unnecessary stress Picture: ANDY LAMB

Energy company problems cause Newton Aycliffe cancer patient extra stress

DANCING: Tricia Stewart (centre) performs with Les Fleur Vintages Picture: Beki May Photography

Belly dancing for good causes in Newton Aycliffe

CHANGE: The Royal British Legion Club in Newton Aycliffe

Newton Aycliffe's Royal British Legion Club withdraws from charity to ensure its survival

The engine emerging from an industrial unit

First shell carriages arrive at Hitachi factory

APPROVAL: Plans to build a care home on the old police station site in Newton Aycliffe have been recommended for approval

Care home plans for former Newton Aycliffe police station site recommended for approval

MISSION: Leukaemia survivor and fundraiser Paul McGeary with his wife, Becky, and daughter, Niamh, who is nearly two-years-old Picture: MARTIN WALKER

Newton Aycliffe leukaemia survivor's fundraising mission surpasses £12,000

LOCK-OUT: Support group founder Allison White said she was appalled after the group was locked out in the rain.

Newton Aycliffe cancer sufferers forced to wait in rain after support group locked out

COMMUNTY: Jennifer West offers some of her breakfast to two-year-old son Jake while her mum Carol West and Sister Stacey Hillary look on at the relocated The Cubby cafe in Neville Parade Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe Picture: STUART BOULTON

New venue marks exciting new chapter for the Cubby in Newton Aycliffe

REFUSED: 30-year-old Gareth Bowen-Jones from Newton Aycliffe who has Down’s syndrome and was prevented from riding rollercoasters at Flamingo Land on his own Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Flamingo Land to review disabled access guide after Newton Aycliffe man with Down's syndrome prevented from riding rollercoasters alone

Hitachi opens £82m factory marking new era for train building in North-East

Hitachi opens £82m factory marking new era for train building in North-East

APPLAUSE: Prime Minister applauds as the Class 800 train that will be built in Newton Aycliffe is unveiled

Prime Minister hails return of train building to North-East at opening of Hitachi's new £82m factory

Prime Minister David Cameron takes a look at today's The Northern Echo during a tour of Hitachi's Class 800 train, which will be built in Newton Aycliffe

Prime Minister enjoys The Northern Echo's 'fantastic' souvenir edition marking the return of train building to the North-East

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: A new era in the history of train building in the North-East starts this morning when Hitachi opens the doors to its £82m train factory

Hitachi to mark new era in North-East train building when it opens doors to its £82m factory


Cameron and Osborne to reveal massive North-East jobs boost at Nissan and Hitachi

JAILED: Ex-soldier David Sutherland, who was said to have, "gilded the lily" over extent of lingering injuries in decades after being caught up in IRA bomb blast.

Ex-soldier jailed for two years for £131k benefit fraud since medical discharge from Army

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

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

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

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

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

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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