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Spennymoor News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plans to expand DurhamGate could bring more jobs to Spennymoor


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

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

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

Spennymoor celebrates 60 years of town gala

CONCERNS: Residents have raised objections to the application in Spennymoor

Alcohol license application for Spennymoor off-licence receives objections

ACCUSED: Defendant in alleged stabbing case appears via video link from prison to Durham Crown Court

Stabbing accused case adjourned for fortnight

SUPPORT: Spennymoor's 4th Drumhead Service held at Jubilee Park in the town on Armed Forces Day. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Region marks Armed Forces Day

FESTIVAL: The Middlefest music festival will return to Spennymoor next month

Music festival set to return to Spennymoor for eight year

CRASH SCENE: The cars in the accident. Pic: Durham RPG

Cars catch fire following Spennymoor crash

EXHIBITION: Olly Burton, 78, is holding an art exhibition in his home town at The Bob Abley gallery, Spennymoor town hall picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Spennymoor-born artist returns to home town for exhibition

ACCIDENT: Scene of an accident in Spennymoor town centre on June 9. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Danger driver who slammed into Spennymoor parked car leaving woman critical faces jail

OPENING: John, right, the son of artist Norman Cornish, officially opens The Norman Cornish Lounge at the Ramside Hall Hotel with hotel owner John Adamson. Picture: TOM BANKS (29892566)

Durham's Ramside Hall Hotel renames refurbished lounge after celebrated pitman painter Norman Cornish

ENGINEERING: Whitworth Park school Spennymoor hosted a National Women’s Engineering Day event Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

School mark's National Women's Engineering Day

FUNDRAISER: Carley Louise West

Spennymoor remembers fun loving teen, Carley Louise West

Child rescued by firefighters from bridge

Child rescued by firefighters from bridge

FOODIES: Kirk Merrington pupils Sam Hooper, Amelia Easter and Lottie Geary

Children have fun with food

ARR: Steve Nixon, managing director at Thorn Lighting; Wendy Minhinnett, DurhamGate project development manager; Helen Attley, concierge manager at DurhamGate; Nicola Duffy of livin, and Captain Raggy Beard prepare for the charity fun Picture:Keith Taylor

Fun at DurhamGate this week in aid of Butterwick

SCENE: The aftermath of the crash in Cheapside, Spennymoor Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Husband's thanks and prayers after wife seriously injured in Spennymoor crash

The scene in Durham Road

Garden incinerator sparks trees blaze in Spennymoor

SCENE: The crash site in Spennymoor

Man in court in connection with Spennymoor crash which left woman seriously injured

ACCIDENT SCENE: The cars involved in the accident. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Man, 20, charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving in Spennymoor

FIRE: Police want information about a bin fire in West Auckland

Houses in West Auckland evacuated because of fire

ROUSING: Members of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Band performing at the St Paul's Centre in Spennymoor

Brass band concert signals the start of year-long anniversary celebrations at Spennymoor community centre

Biker dies after crash

Biker dies after crash near Ferryhill

EVENT: DurhamGate at Thinford will host a summer event for schools and residents Picture: TOM BANKS

Summer fun in Spennymoor in aid of hospice

MEMORIES: Actor Hugh Bonneville is among those to have contributed stories to The Great British Stink, an exhibition organised by WaterAid to mark the 150th anniversary of London’s sewage system

Norma rubs shoulders with the stars with tale of Spennymoor cesspit

JAILED: Carl Mould

Former soldier jailed for online child exploitation

CHARITABLE: Jazmin Orrick, Pam and Paul Harper and Pete Molloy

Spennymoor Poppy Appeal stalwarts step down

FUN: A Games for the Brain session at Spennymoor Leisure Centre

People with dementia urged to get active at free table tennis sessions

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