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Newton Aycliffe News

GOLD: Dot Butler (centre right) and the team at Reach Out Care Fostering Services  celebrate being re-awarded Investors in People gold status

Newton Aycliffe fostering agency strikes gold for the second time

INSPIRATION: Jane Graham, of Crook, holds a picture of Mandi Welsh, whose campaigning and courage before her death inspired friends to take part in a charity fun run

Wacky walkers to do charity fun run in memory of campaigner and friend Mandi Welsh

DEVASTATED: Rachel Hetherington, from Newton Aycliffe, with her daughter, Briannah, who is terminally ill Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Mother of terminally ill baby pleads for routine GBS screening

FREE: JDP Contracting Services, Newton Aycliffe, the company is setting itself a new community challenge and is inviting local community groups to apply for their help pictured Tony Heerin and Nicola Lapworth Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Contractors offer free makeover for valuable community building

SKY DIVE: Olivia Tarn of Woodham Acadamy. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (26234862)

Newton Aycliffe teen's birthday skydive for bereavement charity

RESPONSIBLE (L to R) Steven Cooper, Great Aycliffe Town Council environmental officer, Robbie McCormack, livin communities coordinator, Phil Greenup, Durham County Council neighbourhood warden,, and prize-winner Michael Twig with his dog Sammy.

Responsible dog owner scoops cash prize

ASSAULT: Police are seeking witnesses to an assault outside the Iron Horse pub in Newton Aycliffe

Police seek witnesses to Newton Aycliffe taxi driver assault

MAYOR: Councillor Mary Dalton is the new Mayor of Great Aycliffe Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Mary begins fourth term as Mayor of Great Aycliffe

RUNNER: Aaron Durham, from Newton Aycliffe, taking part in Wings for Life World Run in Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Baby Jensen inspires uncle's marathon hat-trick for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Fire at large factory unit on Aycliffe Industrial Estate

Gestamp Tallent staff praised for swift evacuation of fire-hit Aycliffe plant

HELP: The photo posted on Facebook of Woodham Academy pupils helping a homeless man in Newton Aycliffe

Newton Aycliffe schoolboys praised for helping homeless man

COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Newton Aycliffe burglar sentenced for Bishopton farm raid

DISAPPOINTED: Councillor John Clare has expressed his disappointment after losing his position as deputy leader of Great Aycliffe Town Council

Newton Aycliffe town councillor's disappointment at losing deputy leadership

FUNDRAISER: Grace Armstrong and Hewitts partner, Darren Brown Picture: Richard Doughty

Law firm takes on muddy challenge for Newton Aycliffe Down syndrome charity

Newton Aycliffe school praised by Ofsted

SPECIALIST: An artist's impression of the South Durham University Technical College, a 600-place school specialising in advanced manufacturing and engineering

Plans for £10m engineering college near Newton Aycliffe submitted to council

WINNERS: Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside (centre left) and retail director Raymond Reynolds (centre right) with staff at Greggs in Newton Aycliffe, which has been crowned best branch in the UK

Newton Aycliffe Greggs named best in the UK

SPEED KILLS: A file photo of a police officer operating a speed gun.

Almost 90 drivers a day stopped for speeding during Durham and Cleveland campaign

DEVOTED: Pastor Pamela Greenow devoted her life to her family and supporting her husband, Glyn, in leading the Xcel Church

Family pays tribute to popular Newton Aycliffe pastor

DECISION: Durham County Council’s south and west area planning committee will determine an application for 79 homes in Newton Aycliffe next Thursday

Plans for 79 houses on Newton Aycliffe greenfield site recommended for approval

LESSONS: Woodham Golf and Country Club is offering free junior membership to youngsters under 14. Pictured centre pro golfer Ernie Wilson and  Samantha Hall, marketing, and left Chris Lawson, the club's junior liaison officer

Golf club on mission to inspire next generation

DEMOLISHED: Newton Aycliffe's old police station was demolished in March

Former Newton Aycliffe police station site sold to care home operator

INCONSIDERATE: Inconsiderate parking has angered Aycliffe Village residents

Aycliffe Village councillor's parking plea

ACCIDENT: A man was arrested after crashing his Peugeot in Middridge. PIC: Durham road policing unit.

UPDATED: Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after Middridge car crash

AWARD: Lostbox founder Clare Owen accepts a Small Business Saturday award from TV 'Dragon' Theo Paphitis

Lost and found business creates worldwide buzz

COURT: Lisa Johnston leaves Durham Crown Court after a previous hearing Picture: TOM BANKS

"Vindictive" lottery ticket thief given three months to find way to repay Newton Aycliffe newsagent £26,000

SUPPORT: The Stroke Association has set up a new stroke support group

Stroke survivors group in Newton Aycliffe

CHALLENGE: JDP Contracting Services, Newton Aycliffe, is inviting community groups to apply for their help Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Newton Aycliffe construction contractor offers services for free

COMMUNITY: Syd Howarth, founder of Great Aycliffe Community Aid Partnership, which plans to extend the Agnew Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe to create a welfare hub Picture: STUART BOULTON

Campaign launched to transform derelict land

RESPECTED: Newton Aycliffe Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Hall who has died suddenly at the age of 47

Tributes paid to Newton Aycliffe police inspector and much-loved family man

LEGENDS: Leukaemia survivor Paul McGeary (centre) with former Newton Aycliffe Football Club captains John Close (left) and Sean Tarling. Mr McGeary is organising a charity legends match

Legendary Newton Aycliffe footballers come together for leukaemia charity match

EXPERIENCE: Student Eden Whitworth has gained valuable business administration work experience at Palram, Newton Aycliffe through charity Disc. She is pictured with her mentor Pat Johnson PICTURE: SARAH CALDECOTT

Work experience helps Newton Aycliffe teen brush up admin skills

BALL: 23-year-old Anna Swabey, who is battling a brain tumour, has organised a charity ball this weekend

Newton Aycliffe woman battling brain tumour organises charity ball

GENTLE: John Berry from Aycliffe Village who has died at the age of 92

Tributes paid to Aycliffe war veteran and long-serving driving instructor

DANCE: Tom Shilcock who appeared on the BBC One show So You Think You Can Dance? held a special masterclass at Macadam School of Dance in Newton Aycliffe

Masterclass at Newton Aycliffe dance school

OPENING: Sir Peter Vardy opens a new training college at Thornbeck College in Newton Aycliffe Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Sir Peter Vardy opens new vocational training centre in Newton Aycliffe

NO LIGHTY: Street lights along the A167 at Ferryhill to go with story about lights along the road not being turned on in the evening.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (24063658)

A167 light removal is "ridiculous and intolerable" say Newton Aycliffe councillors

HONOUR: The Mayor of Great Aycliffe, Councillor Wendy Hillary, presents a scroll to Councillor Bob Fleming naming him as an Honorary Freeman

Newton Aycliffe councillor made Honorary Freeman of the town

APPEAL: Police appeal for information following assault in Newton Aycliffe

Man left with fractured skull and cheekbone following Newton Aycliffe assault

SENTENCED: A general view of Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

Newton Aycliffe driver gripped by road rage left bus driver terrified

EXCURSIONS: Great Aycliffe Town Council is planning free summer excursions for residents over the age of 60 from Newton Aycliffe, Aycliffe Village and parts of School Aycliffe.

Free summer day trips on offer for Newton Aycliffe pensioners

HOLIDAY: A family's savings towards a trip to Lapland were stolen from their Newton Aycliffe home

Newton Aycliffe family appeal after burglary

ACTIVE: Long jumper Chris Tomlinson and campaign mascot Dart encourage youngsters to run for fun

Olympic star joins children in Newton Aycliffe for running event

ARTY: Courses, including art, yoga and Spanish, will be held at Greenfield Arts

New courses at Newton Aycliffe venue

Police appeal after young woman attacked in Newton Aycliffe

Police appeal after young woman attacked in Newton Aycliffe

ACCIDENT: Members of the Durham Wildcats team

Durham Wildcats basketball team involved in road accident en-route to London

ASSAULT: Lori Beattie appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court this morning (April 16)

Newton Aycliffe woman assaulted police officers while drunk

Fire crews at the scene on Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe Picture: Stacey-Lee Davies

Woman escapes burning house through window

SUPPORT: Allison White, 38, set up Great Aycliffe Cancer Support last February

Cancer group flourishes thanks to loyal supporters

HOME: 'Honest' John Hilton has found a new home for his bric-a-brac charity stall at Disc in Sapphire House, Horndale Avenue, Newton Aycliffe. He is pictured with his friend Val Wright and Liane Robinson of DISC (left) Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

New home for Honest John

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