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Newton Aycliffe News

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

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

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

Vikki Tinkler

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

JAILED: Andrew Raine given six-year prison sentence and driving ban.

Drunk young serviceman ignored pleas not to drive before death crash

GOLDEN: Doug and Brenda Ellis of Newton Aycliffe, on their 50th wedding anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS

Newton Aycliffe couple who "got married on a shoe string" celebrate Golden Wedding anniversary

GRADUATION: Ava Wilson-Bainbridge, 4, and Grace Armstrong, 3, graduate from the Education Centre for Children with Down’s Syndrome in Newton Aycliffe. Picture: TOM BANKS

Graduation for special children in Newton Aycliffe

Mother and daughter could be given custodial sentences when they return to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court next month.

Newton Aycliffe mother and daughter facing prison for £100,000 carer benefit scam

APPEARANCE: The boy appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court this morning

Boy appears at court following Newton Aycliffe stabbing

GO-AHEAD: Work set to start on South Durham University Technical College after councillors grant planning permission

Delight as ambitious £10m Newton Aycliffe engineering college wins planning approval

CLAIM: Garry Moat is facing bankruptcy proceedings.

Businessman hoping to buy historic Windlestone Hall facing bankruptcy

STABBING: A grassed area near Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe, close to where a stabbing took place. Picture: TOM BANKS

Investigations continue after 15-year-old stabbed in Newton Aycliffe

DRESS: College friends Nikitta Strongman and Gemma Porter have set up an online women’s fashion business called The Dolls House. They offer a unique ‘dress exchange’ service which allows customers to buy a dress, wear it and return it picture: SARAH

College friends with a passion for fashion set up online retail business

WINNER: 12-year-old Tyler Jakes from Spennymoor Boxing Club has won a national boxing championship picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Spennymoor boxer wins national championship

LEISURE: The former Presswork Metals factory is to re-open as a £1.1m mixed leisure facility

Former Newton Aycliffe munitions factory to reopen as a leisure facility

TRAINING: Lewis Carruthers, 25, trains for the Great North Run at Lifestyle Fitness in Newton Aycliffe Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Newton Aycliffe man to take on Great North Run a year after breaking his spine in motorbike accident

DONATION: Specsavers branches in Bishop Auckland and Newton Aycliffe are donating £1 for every sight test to Blind Veterans UK

Opticians support Armed Forces Week in Bishop Auckland and Newton Aycliffe

JEANS: Richy Wade, from Darlington, running Newton Aycliffe 10k in jeans on Sunday Picture: KAREN NEWTON

Mystery jeans man tagged onto 10k race after getting carried away at start line

VOTES: Staff, volunteers and children at the Education Centre for Children with Down Syndrome are appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards

Newton Aycliffe Down's syndrome charity reaches finals of National Lottery Awards

CELEBRATE: Greenfield Community College pupils perform at Greenfield Arts' 15th birthday party

Newton Aycliffe art centre celebrates 15 years of inspiring the community

FOSTER: Reach Out Foster Care is holding a coffee morning where people can find out about fostering

Find out more fostering at Newton Aycliffe coffee morning

CHARGED: The Venerable Granville Gibson, 79, to stand trial at Durham Crown Court over historic sex abuse allegations in New Year.

Retired archdeacon appears at crown court over historic sex abuse allegations

RAP: Rapper Lewis Bygate also known as B.Y.G is writing a song about Newton Aycliffe Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Newton Aycliffe rapper inspired by hometown

STRIDES: Runners take part in Newton Aycliffe 10K. Picture: TOM BANKS (29610840)

Fun run hopes to encourage youngsters to get fit

CHARGED: The Venerable Granville Gibson, 79, has been charged with a number of historical sexual offences

Former Darlington and Aycliffe church minister Granville Gibson charged with historic sex offences

ON THE COURT: Durham Wildcats players, pictured in BBL action against Worcester Wolves

Visa rule change forces Durham Wildcats to leave BBL

BREW: Nick and Gulen Smith, from Aycliffe Village, have launched their own brewery, The Steam Machine Brewing Company in Newton Aycliffe Picture: TOM BANKS

Aycliffe couple launch craft beer company

STABBING: A man has appeared in court in relation to a stabbing in Reeth Place, Newton Aycliffe

Man in court following Newton Aycliffe stabbing

INCIDENT SCENE: Reeth Place. Pic: Sarah Caldecott

Man is charged following Aycliffe stabbing

TENNIS: Daniel Heaton, seven, was selected from thousands to play in London Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Young tennis ace from Newton Aycliffe

FRAUD: Lisa Curtis leaves Durham Crown Court after being sentenced for benefit fraud.

Facebook posts caught out Newton Aycliffe fraudster's false benefits claims

TALENT: Deborah Taylor-Smith is organising a charity talent show Picture: STUART BOULTON

Chilton singer hosts charity talent contest

REVAMP: Town Centre Manager Bryan Haldane and Phil Wilson MP in Newton Aycliffe survey the progress so far Picture: STUART BOULTON

Third phase of Newton Aycliffe town centre revamp nears completion

CHANGE: Plans have been submitted to develop the former site of Newton Aycliffe Police Station into a care home Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Plans submitted to transform Newton Aycliffe's former police station site into care home

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.  Pictured on one of the Furniture Project's for sale sofas along with his friend Val Wright and Liane Robinson o

Enjoy afternoon tea with Newton Aycliffe's Honest John at charity stall re-launch

TRAGEDY: The scene of the accident on Middridge Road

Married father from Newton Aycliffe named as victim of fatal motorbike accident

Newton Aycliffe man "kicked puppy's head like a football"

Newton Aycliffe man "kicked puppy's head like a football"

ART: Artist Bill Lowery, of Newton Aycliffe, is to feature in a BBC documentary about the Royal Academy Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Newton Aycliffe builder with passion for art makes TV debut

HEALTH: The Pioneering Care Centre is the hub for the Colour Your Life project which provides access to activities aimed at improving mental health and developing emotional resilience

Learn new skills in Newton Aycliffe this summer

MAGIC: Magician David Sanders Picture: STUART BOULTON

Hey Tesco! It's magic says former supermarket worker

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