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Spennymoor News

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

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

Residents' horror as thousands of maggots invade Spennymoor homes

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

Gerry Steinberg: Former Durham MP dies, aged 70

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Cash up for grabs for Spennymoor groups

DANGER DRIVER: Matthew Dale

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

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

Consultation over path proposals for Spennymoor

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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

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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

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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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EQUIPMENT: The Independent Living House in Spennymoor

New centre to help the elderly and disabled

GRANTS: Projects in Spennymoor could secure AAP funding

Spennymoor AAP giving away money

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SENTENCED: A general view of Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court.

Spennymoor man fined for 'being a nuisance'

INCIDENT: Police have cordoned off an area in Oak Terrace, West Cornforth, after a resident was found with an object that looked like an artillery shell

Spent artillery shell removed from West Cornforth care home

Planning permission sought for 49 homes and 2,000 sqft shop near Spennymoor

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MUSIC: Festival goes enjoy some of the live music during Middlefest at Kirk Merrington, near Spennymoor Picture: DAVID WOOD

All musical taste catered for at Kirk Merrington festival

DETECTIVES: Children work in teams to examine a crime scene. Pictured (from front left clockwise) are Leighton Garnett, 11, Lewis Longstaff, 11, Deacon Blyth, 11, Harry George, 10 and Cameron Temple, 11. PICTURE: KATIE RICHARDSON

Children turn into detectives as part of Ferryhill summer school programme

TRAINING: The Reverend Lucy Moss and the Reverend Matt Tarling

Spennymoor churches welcome curate

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BODY FIND: Framwellgate Bridge

Family welcomes safety plans after pensioner's body found in River Wear

FUN: Youngsters enjoy the swings at a previous Ferryhill annual gala, which this year will be replaced by a fair and exhibition

Summer fun in Ferryhill

ACHIEVEMENT: Young mothers and fathers from County Durham went on a 20 week course that will help them and their children

Teen parents complete course

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MEMORABLE: Some of the Whitworth Park School pupils who went on tour to Barcelona

From Spennymoor to Barcelona

ANSWERS: Allan and Mary Strange from Ferryhill are taking legal action against Princess Cruises after falling ill on one of the company's ships Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Ferryhill couple take legal action after falling ill on birthday cruise

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SCOUTS: The funds are a major step forward for the Staindrop Scouts

Staindrop Scout hut appeal takes major step forward

CELEBRATING: Brendan Healy with Clare, Katie, Emily and John Davison

Haulage boss's birthday boost hospice coffers

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EVENT: A family friendly festival will be resurrected this weekend

Music festival resurrected by Spennymoor organisation

MEETING: Byers Green Club licence was discussed at County Hall, Durham today

Byers Green Club gets licence extension

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EXPANSION: The Durham Gate business park at Thinford Picture: TOM BANKS

Plans to expand DurhamGate could bring more jobs to Spennymoor

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FRACTURED SKULL: Connor Beasley

County Durham Flat jockey suffers fractured skull in fall

REFUSED: Durham County Council has refused permission for housing at Middlestone Moor

Revised housing application for farmland refused

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WINNER: Seven-year-old Evie Sands won her dream bike after designing it

Spennymoor schoolgirl wins dream bike

GAMES: Alzheimer’s Society staff launch the Games for the Brain initiative

Spennymoor games scheme helps dementia sufferers

CELEBRATIONS: Joanne Banks Dance School is celebrating 25 years with a concert entitled, A Night to Remember. Dancers and crew, past and present, pictured.  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Dance school celebrates 25th anniversary

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GALA: The Annual Spennymoor Gala and its 60th anniversary picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Spennymoor celebrates 60 years of town gala

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