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Spennymoor News

PLANS: The former Black and Decker factory at Spennymoor. Picture: TOM BANKS. (40584307)

Black & Decker: End of era for Spennymoor as demolition plan comes forward

CHEERS: Mayor of Spennmoor, Pat Lawton at her charity afternoon tea in Spennymoor Town Hall. Picture: TOM BANKS. (40585072)

Mayor hosts afternoon tea for dementia cause

CAUSE: Fundraiser Hugh Stephenson, right, plans to raise enough money to rebuild four schools in Nepal, after being inspired by colleague Dr Mike Lavender Picture: TOM BANKS

Charity champions at it again- raising funds to get Nepalese children into school and away from traffickers

RIDERS: The team during the C2C charity ride

Spennymoor cyclists support sports scheme

ART: Yorky, by Norman Cornish

Norman Cornish legacy will include permanent exhibition in home town Spennymoor

RUN: Jon Dixon started running then took up swimming and cycling

Secret life of a Spennymoor maths teacher

TOP GRADES: All students from Whitworth Park School all got top marks in their GCSE P.E. Pictured are; James Curry, Emily Scarr, Ebony Thompson and Kane Langdale. Picture: TOM BANKS. (39593730)

Spennymoor school sports department gets good results

EXHIBITION: Derek Slater has his second exhibition at Spennymoor Town Hall's art gallery

Autumn exhibition at Spennymoor dedicated to late curator

Family's pride at posthumous military honour for war veteran

HAPPY: James Longstaff takes a ride on his new bike Picture: STUART BOULTON

Paralysed County Durham boy gets the shiny red bike he longed for

FINISHED: Richard Isaac and Danny Jones of SSE and Nikki Skinner, Home on the Range managing director, at the nursery where volunteers completed a building job

Volunteers help get building job done at Kirk Merrington nursery

Firefighters have been called to a house on fire in Spennymoor.

Firefighters called to house on fire in Spennymoor

CHEERS: Michelle and Paul Adams, managers of The Grand Electric Hall in Spennymoor, which has been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide,   Picture: TOM BANKS

A grand pint at Spennymoor pub, according to the most discerning of customers

QUEST: Councillor Pat Lawton, the Mayor of Spennymoor, is backing a campaign to create suicide safer communities in County Durham

Spennymoor mayor backs campaign for suicide safer communities in County Durham

ACCIDENT: The Great North Air Ambulance Service attended the accident in Spennymoor

Bishop Auckland biker seriously injured in collision with car in Spennymoor

PARTY: Pupil, Lewis Redhead enjoying himself during the 10th anniversary party at The Oaks Secondary School in Spennymoor. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

School celebrates tenth birthday

LOST CORNISH: Men Drinking In A Pub, which will go under the hammer next week.

Old bathroom cabinet turns out to be lost Norman Cornish painting

HONOUR: Spennymoor Cenotaph where a new name memorial bench will be installed

Spennymoor Town Council to provide place to reflect on town's war heroes

REPLACED: Thinford InnPicture Sarah Caldecott

Historic coaching inn ravaged by fire set to be replaced by drive-in coffee shop

HOME: St Mary's Children's Home, in Tudhoe Village PICTURE: Brian Roy

Man tells story of abuse at Tudhoe Village children's home in 1960s as part of new BBC documentary

FUNDRAISER: Middlestone Moor residents including Wendy Haigh (second from right) present the cheque to staff from the neonatal unit at University Hospital of North Durham

Middlestone Moor residents raise more than £2,000 for baby unit

GOLDEN: Carol and Clive Bowman of Spennymoor Picture: STUART BOULTON

Spennymoor butcher celebrates 50 years of marital bliss

PLANS: The Thinford Inn near Spennymoor Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Thinford pub redevelopment plans recommended for refusal

WORKS: Spennymoor Town Hall is one of the buildings in a three year plan of council building upgrades

Spennymoor council to spend £589k on buildings

TRADITIONAL: Leek classes feature on the schedule at Cornforth Annual Village Show this weekend

Produce to be showcased at Cornforth family event

HORRIFIC: Thousands of maggots were discovered in Melanie Hubbard's backyard in Flora Street, Spennymoor

Source of Spennymoor maggot infestation remains a mystery

INVASION: Maggots discovered in a back yard in Flora Street, Spennymoor

Residents' horror as thousands of maggots invade Spennymoor homes

FORMER MP: Former Durham City MP Gerry Steinberg, who has died aged 70

Gerry Steinberg: Former Durham MP dies, aged 70

PLAN: There is a proposal to replace the Thinford Inn with new leisure facilities

Coffee shop, hotel and gym among plans to replace eyesore Thinford Inn

CHAMPION: Mark Solan is nominated for a Pride of Britain Award, he has raised over £21,000 for cancer charities and plans to set up his own trust Picture: TOM BANKS

Spennymoor man Knocking Out cancer

EVENT: A free music event will be held in Spennymoor on Friday, September 4

Spennymoor park to host music festival and town show on big weekend

ACCIDENT: Rescuers pull the motorcyclist from the wreckage. Picture: Natalie Whitfield

Motorcyclist critically injured in Thinford fireball crash remains stable

RECOVERING: Craig Finn pictured outside Durham Crown Court. Picture: North News

Man lost leg after being set on fire by friend who took pictures as he burned

BULLY: Defendant Terry Joe Tyers, jailed for a total of 15 months for chip shop assault and breach of suspended sentence

Man shoved hot chips in assistant's face and then knocked her out in row over gravy

TOGETHER: Luke Burns with partner Zoe Stokeld and children Leon and Layla Picture Keith Taylor

Family's fundraising thanks to charity that enabled them to be by little Layla's side when she was sick

TARGET: Former owner Jud Allison said one of two stolen vintage Triumph bikes was almost taken from him in 1990s

Triumph stolen in Teesdale had been targeted before


Spennymoor gallery hosts three exhibitions

MEMORIES: A 1950s community event in Spennymoor, organised by Beamish Museum iPicture: TOM BANKS

Spennymoor people help give atmosphere to Beamish Museum's planned 1950s town

INFERNO: Fire engulfs the car and bike Photo: Natalie Whitfield

Fireball rescue: Dramatic photos show moment biker and car driver dragged from flames

WINNER: Dean Bank Park, Ferryhill

Four Ferryhill facilities get awards

CAPTURED: A Norman Cornish painting of Bishop’s Close Street, in Spennymoor, where he spent his early years

Spennymoor will be part of Beamish, as museum reveals it will recreate late pitman painter Norman Cornish's house in 1950s town

APPLY: Spennymoor AAP is taking applications for £40,000 grants pot

Cash up for grabs for Spennymoor groups


'Trying to kill himself' - young driver who tore through Spennymoor at 90mph

PROPOSALS: Durham County Council has proposed improvements to paths at Merrington Lane

Consultation over path proposals for Spennymoor

SHAVED: Traditional barber shop Razor’s Edge, in Ferryhill, embraces craze for wacky hairstyles pictured Finlay Hobson, nine, before his hair cut Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Ferryhill barber meets demand for wacky wigs during school holidays

The scene of the crash outside the Grand Electric Hall pub in Cheapside, Spennymoor

Driver who caused horrific Spennymoor crash behind bars

CHARITABLE: A raffle of football memorabilia to raise funds for Sara's Hope Foundation was drawn at the Bon Marche shop, in Bishop Auckland, by store manager Amanda Browning, assistant store manager Linda Purvis and fundraiser Carolyn Mann Picture: CHRIS

Spennymoor family rocked by second cancer diagnosis raise funds for others to go on retreat

SHOWING: Shaun the Sheep is one of the films being shown by a mobile cinema in the Spennymoor area

Movie time in Spennymoor

MISSED: Rebecca Whittle, 15, died of anaphylactic shock last September

Energy drink may have played part in Ferryhill teenager's death, say family

VOTE: Four designs for a concrete floodlit skate park in Spennymoor will be displayed in the town hall until Thursday, July 30

Spennymoor residents asked to vote for favourite skate park design


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