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Spennymoor News

Stanley Black & Decker's move to new premises near Spennymoor makes way for the demolition and redevelopment of the DurhamGate site Picture: TOM BANKS

Demolition and redevelopment of Black & Decker site at DurhamGate, Spennymoor, to start in March 2016


From Spennymoor to Westminster- Ox Close pupils enjoy trip to London

Jordan Louise Palmer appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today (February 4)

Spennymoor learner driver disqualified after being found three times over the limit

There's still time to enter this year's The Northern Echo Schools Awards

Nomination window extended for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2016

Lindsey Parnaby and Zach (54234916)

Zach Parnaby's family vow to fulfil ultimate promise in memory of two-year-old from Spennymoor, County Durham

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds

Angel Jowett, five, a pupil at Ox Close Primary School, Spennymoor, learns in the great outdoors with Sam Jackson, of Sc.out.ed

The great outdoors inspires children at Spennymoor school

The People's Show at Northumbria University, which this year features the £5,000 Norman Cornish Art Prize

The first winner of Norman Cornish Art Prize

Bishop Auckland ambulance men Ian Young, Rolfe Morgan, Mark Pollitt and Dave Hardy performed a Full Monty routine during a fundraising night in 1999 to send Chris Wright, his parents and two brothers to America on holiday

Family of Spennymoor cystic fibrosis man repay medics' kindness with fundraiser night

Anneka Hawks leaves Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court after appearing in connection with a charge of fraud. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Spennymoor woman in court charged with defrauding 84-year-old great grandmother

Alan Boddy, livin's executive director housing and business development, Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman and Vicky Miller, community regeneration manager, see the regeneration of York Hill, Spennymoor

Improvements to homes on Spennymoor estate

WARNING: Judge warns defendant Andrew Baker to expect prison sentence on his return to Durham Crown Court next month.

Roadside nuisance to young girls warned to expect prison sentence

Danielle Stout after losing four stones with WeightWatchers. She is pictured with her mother Lynne Taylor

Spennymoor mum sets up weight loss group after losing four stones

Bret and Joanne Forrest at Stanners Farm near Spennymoore. Picture by Stuart Boulton. (52559034)

Victory for farmer told he could not get flood aid as "County Durham wasn't badly enough affected"

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Two people trapped after accident involving two cars

Man and woman cut free from car after head-on crash with tractor

Winners at last year's The Northern Farmer Awards

Last day to nominate someone in The Northern Farmer Awards

A preview evening and opening of The Norman Cornish Room at Spennymoor Town Hall (51917231)

Pitman painter Norman Cornish comes home to Spennymoor

Illusion Hair & Beauty in Kirk Merrington, a not-for-profit hair salon. Pictured are Kirsty Bradwell, Tracey McGee and Jade Christie-Skinner. Picture: TOM BANKS

Having a bad day? Try the not-for-profit feel good salon in Kirk Merrington

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court. (51730226)

Driver disqualified after using vehicle while over legal drug limit

The Mayor of Spennymoor Cllr Pat Lawton. Picture by Stuart Boulton

Spennymoor becoming more friendly to people with dementia and their carers

Congregation raises cash to save church's windows

Congregation raising cash to save church's windows

Durham County Council are considering an extension at North Park Primary School, Spennymoor

Plans to extend primary school

Tala Sowerby, 15, is one of the 70 people to benefit from equine assisted learning at Misty Blue Farm, near Spennymoor

Spennymoor stable is harnessing horse power to give jobseekers and youths new focus

Garry Dodds and Reece Ellis prepare for England Boxing title fights

Two Spennymoor boxers get chance to fight for England titles

MEET: Jailed robber John Connolly agreed to meet his victim as part of the restorative justice scheme

Knifepoint robber jailed for five years for targeting lone woman on unlit path

Spennymoor Boxing Academy members and volunteers in their new official club tracksuits

New look for Spennymoor Boxing Academy

HAPPY CHORD: The Sing for Life Choir rehearse at Spennymoor Leisure CentrePicture: CHRIS BOOTH

A vocal welcome

Bulgarian international basketballer Diana Voynova with some of the winners at Whitworth School and Sixth Form College's sports awards

Whitworth School and Sixth Form College rewarded pupils for their sporting achievements and PE academic success

The late artist and former miner Norman Cornish pictured in his studio at home in Spennymoor

Late County Durham artist Norman Cornish's New Year homecoming

Teen given conditional discharge for takeaway attack

Labour PCC candidates Barry Coppinger, Vera Baird and Ron Hogg, pictured together in 2012

Labour re-selects Ron Hogg, Barry Coppinger and Vera Baird as PCC candidates

Former mayoress of Spennymoor, Irene Marr, who has died aged 77, after a 13-month battle with cancer.

Tributes to former mayoress of Spennymoor, who has died after battling cancer

The area near to where the incident happened in Spennymoor

Woman bitten on nose in Spennymoor bar

Lynne Newton of Spennymoor has had the same Christmas fairy for 72 years and it has been named one of the nation's most treasured decorations, this year it is part of a rather unusual Christmas tree Mrs Newton created Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Is this Christmas fairy from Spennymoor the oldest and most treasured in the region?

Durham County Council has warned that "very difficult" decisions still need to be taken in order to make savings between now and 2020

£44m - the amount the region's councils will lose next year due to cuts


Spennymoor police plea to drivers near schools

Tiffany Oswald, Leah Brown and Amy Urwin with the shop window display at House Hair and Beauty in Spennymoor. Picture by Stuart Boulton. (50001713)

Something's happening in Spennymoor

Enter.CIC in Etherley Methodist Church. Picture by Stuart Boulton. (49350162)

Etherley Church takes children on a magical journey to see Santa

The plans submitted by Livin for land in West Cornforth

Plans to transform "green desert" in West Cornforth

The Northern Echo is calling on pet-lovers to enter our Christmas Pawtraits competition

Win a professional pet photo shoot and framed print in our Christmas Pawtraits competition

Local Heroes Awards 2015

Local Heroes Awards 2015 as it happened

The Salvin Arms, which Spennymoor Town FC plans to turn into a clubhouse and community hub

Spennymoor Town FC's clubhouse plan delayed but still going ahead

Satine Cator, ten, with her winning poster design

Schoolgirl's winning poster urges dog owners in Chilton and Ferryhill to Scoop that Poop


£1.25m extension for Spennymoor school gets green light

Andrew Bell, 30, made an inspiring video message after standing up for first time since accident

Spennymoor man Andrew Bell paralysed in bike crash celebrates 30th birthday by standing up to thank supporters


Spennymoor care home rated outstanding for supporting men with learning disabilities

Pro boxer Josh Leather visits a boxing after school club at West Cornforth Primary School. Pictured offering tips to Evie Davison (8). Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (48739294)

Professional boxer meets West Cornforth pupils

West Cornforth Primary School, where Karen Hall worked. The building has been now been demolished

Durham County Council's "staggering" £155,000 interest payment in West Cornforth Primary School teacher bullying case

West Cornforth Primary School, where Karen Hall worked

Former West Cornforth Primary School teacher ‘like a shell’ after nightmare ordeal


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