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Newton Aycliffe News

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

AWARD WINNER: Allison White, from Newton Aycliffe, received a Deborah Hutton Award from Macmillan Cancer Support in recognition of her tireless efforts to support the charity

National awards for region's Macmillan volunteers

TIPPLE: Residents enjoy the opening of the new bar

Care home residents toast new bar

BREAK-IN: Police are investigating a burglary at Newton Aycliffe Football Club's ground

Burglars target Newton Aycliffe Football Club's ground

LIGHTS: Great Aycliffe Town Council hopes to save A167 street lights within its boundary Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Bid to save A167 street lights near Newton Aycliffe

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

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