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Sedgefield News

CONCERNED: Sedgefield MP is concerned about a report by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations which has projected a 4.6bn funding gap in the charity sector over the next five years

Sedgefield MP quizzes charities as report predicts £4.6bn funding gap in voluntary sector

CELEBRATING: Rev Martin King, who has been the vicar of Sedgefield, Middleton St George and Newton Aycliffe, is celebrating 50 years in the ministry picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (33013687)

Sedgefield vicar celebrates 50 eventful years in the ministry

DECISION: Durham County Council has approved plans to turn an empty pub into a restaurant

Revamp scheme for listed Sedgefield pub approved

BEAUTIFUL: Northumbria in Bloom judges in Sedgefield, outside Ceddesfeld Hall are community officer for Sedgefield Town Council Angela Simpson, Northumbria in Bloom judges Sophie Straker and Robert Germany, chairman of Sedgefield in Bloom Howard Smith and

Sedgefield hopes to have wowed Northumbria in Bloom judges

SERVICE: Sedgefield Local History Society and Sedgefield Veterans held a ceremony and laid  a wreath on the grave of WW1 soldier Joseph Morrow on the 100th anniversary of his death pictured Lachlan, Cameron and Douglas Middleton laying the wreath picture:

Soldier remembered by home town a century after death

DANCING: Instructors from Nouveau Dance and Fitness try to teach Echo reporter Chris Webber to dance as part of the Happy Feet event to get a whole of Wheatley Hill dancing. Picture: TOM BANKS

Echo man lumbers up to dance to the community's beat

NEW CHARACTER: Game of Thrones

Sedgefield actor in running to play new character in hit TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones

NIGHTMARES: Karen Hall

'Bullied' school teacher in line for £1.5m payout says council "stuck two fingers up" at her

OBJECTION: Sedgefield residents protest against new home plans outside County Hall in Durham City

Sedgefield residents rejoice as councillors reject 315-home plans

Staff and youngsters devastated after thieves steal 40 charity bags from Trimdon dance club

HOUSING: The ESRG Group hopes to build 218 homes and a 60-bedroom care facility at Beacon Lane as part of its plans for Sedgefield

Developer calls for fair consideration for all Sedgefield housing schemes

DEVELOPMENT: Sedgefield Action Group, launched to prevent the overdevelopment of Sedgefield, protest near Eden Drive Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Sedgefield residents oppose 315-home plan recommended for approval

STARS: James will headline Hardwick Live in Sedgefield, County Durham, next month Picture: ROGER SARGENT

James all set for Sedgefield gig this summer

GRADUATION: Nursery children from Trimdon Village Infants and Nursery School were celebrated at a graduation ceremony Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Trimdon Youngsters celebrated at graduation ceremony

DAMAGE: A concrete slab was thrown at this parked Fiesta

Police hunt vandal who smashed car window

RELIEVED: Owen Jackson, 57, of Thurlow Road, Sedgefield

Council kerbs its decision to refuse ill man's independence

DISPLAY: Artist Jane Spink is exhibiting her work at the Manor House in Sedgefield

Sedgefield artist displays work in former courthouse

HERITAGE: Fishburn Brass Band performs at a ceremony to celebrate the return of a winding wheel to Fishburn

Fishburn gathers to celebrate pit wheel's return

FUN: Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School held a a summer fair to raise funds for a pantomime trip Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Summer fair raises cash for school panto trip

QUEEN: The Snow Queen is played by Lucy Atkinson

Sedgefield Players Youth Section prepare for first full length play

LANDMARK: John and Margaret Smith of The Meadows, Middridge celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Copy picture from their wedding day. (31473654)

Middridge couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

EJECTED: York Railway Station

Ex squaddie headbutts police inspector on drunken trip to York

CHALLENGE: (From L-R) John Phillipson, Dave Shipman, Andrew Gilmore and Cllr Peter Brookes celebrate after completing the challenge

Trimdon and Thornley county councillor raises more than £4,000 for charity with 270-mile bike ride

SCARECROW: Maggie Hailes and her first prize scarecrows at Bishop Middleham. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Bishop Middleham comes alive with ninth annual scarecrow festival

Tractor destroyed in barn fire

Tractor destroyed in barn fire

HURT: Images released by Durham Police of the shot peregrine

Reward offered after peregrine falcon shot in County Durham nature reserve

AUCTION: Tony Blair's house goes up for sale in August

Tony Blair's house up for sale

GLAMOUR: Greenfield Community College pupils head arrive at Sedgefield Racecourse for the Summer Leavers Prom Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Tractors, limousines and 007 at Newton Aycliffe school's prom

BOOST: Ean Parsons (left), managing director of Manor House 1707, with Howard Smith and Norma Neal of Sedgefield Bloomers

Funding boost for Sedgefield Bloomers

PRAISED: Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham, has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year

Sedgefield hotel scores highly on customer feedback website

PRESENTATION: Staff from Sainsbury's store in Sedgefield hand over a cheque to the National Animal Santuary Support League (Nassl). Pictured are deputy store manager Steve Robson, Martin Lamb, Jo Robinson, Piper the dog, Lee Frost of Nassl, Don Luke, Laur

Sedgefield supermarket supports Newton Aycliffe animal charity

PRESENTATION: Staff from Sainsbury's store in Sedgefield hand over a cheque to the National Animal Santuary Support League (Nassl). Pictured are deputy store manager Steve Robson, Martin Lamb, Jo Robinson, Piper the dog, Lee Frost of Nassl, Don Luke, Laur

Sedgefield supermarket supports Newton Aycliffe animal charity

TRUCKS: Sedgefield Racecourse is hosting its first Truck Show in August

Truck show promises fun for all ages in Sedgefield

MADNESS: North-East MEP Jonathan Arnott who says all wind farm subsidies should be scrapped

Wind farm project in jeopardy after Government announcement

INVESTIGATION: An investigation into the fire which gutted a property in Salvin Terrace, Fishburn, is ongoing

Investigation in to Fishburn house fire continues

RACING: Former world champion Damon Hill

Formula 1 legend heads up charity fundraiser

WHEEL: Councillor Rachel Lumsdon, Joanne Ash from Groundwork North East, parish clerk John Irvine and his three-year-old grandson, Sam, in front of Fisburn's old pit wheel which has been brought back to the village Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Fishburn pit wheel back home after 40 years

APPLICATION: Plans to build 50 homes near Trimdon Village have been submitted to Durham County Council

Refused Trimdon Village homes plan resubmitted to council

MARVEL: Cleveland and Darlington Astronomical Society will attend Sedgefield Day this year

Final preparations underway for Sedgefield Day

Warning over riding underage horses following discovery of dead foal in Trimdon Colliery

Warning over riding underage horses following discovery of dead foal in Trimdon Colliery

DJ: Vernon Kay will entertain guests at Sedgefield Racecourse's annual ladies day

Make a date with Vernon Kay in Sedgefield this summer

CHEESE: Carol Peacock of Parlour Made Cheese pictured with the prize-winning Mordon Isle at her family's dairy farm in Mordon, near Sedgefield Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Mordon dairy triumphs at British Cheese Awards

COMMUNITY: Sedgefield Day sees a host of fun activities take place on the green and the grounds of Ceddesfeld Hall

Sedgefield all set for day of fun

SPORT: Around 50 girls from the Newton Aycliffe area now regularly take part in a range of sports as part of the Us Girls project

Girls' sport scheme receives national recognition

MEDAL: (l to r) Colin Hodgson (left), historian Andy Denholm and Allan Walker, grandson of Robert Henry Brown, whose Victory Medal was discovered on a building site in Trimdon Village Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Trimdon soldier's First World War medal returned to family after Northern Echo appeal

VETS: Student veterinary nurse Nick Mann works in the lab at Wear Referrals new practice Picture: STUART BOULTON

New veterinary hospital opens in Sedgefield

GNOMES: Garden gnomes have been appearing across Sedgefield since Sedgefield Players began promoting its latest production Neighbourhood Watch. Pictured are Sedgefield Players Norma Neal, Liz Flanagan, Tom Guest and Ian Thurgood Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Garden gnomes invade Sedgefield

VANDALISED: PC Keith Todd and Paul Everson, operations officer at Hardwick Park, survey the damage

Vandals deface Georgian folly in Sedgefield

RAID: The peace of Hardwick Park in Sedgefield was shattered on Monday night when burglars raided the cafe

Masked burglars steal safe from Sedgefield country park cafe

COUP: Award winner Nancy Kerr will perform with James Fagan at Sedgefield Folk Festival this summer

Coup acts for Sedgefield music festival

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