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Weardale News

OPEN: Chyrelle Addams Cancer Support Trust moves into new offices donated by Fat Brewer. Pictured (front) Patricia Greensmith who set up the charity and Chris Burns, MD of the Fat Brewer  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Cancer charity moves to new premises

North Pennines' first virtual museum launched in Weardale

Free surveys for bee-loving gardeners

FUN: A memories day was held at Willington Methodist Church prior to its closure Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Willington says goodbye to methodist church as work on new building gathers pace

ANNIVERSARY: Margaret and Eddie Winter from Crook are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary today (August 21)  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Golden wedding couple say talking is the answer

CELEBRATION:Hunwick villagers come together at last year's garden fair

Homemade cakes and homegrown veg celebrated at Hunwick summer fair

GUILTY: Sentencing took place at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Young mother smashed pint glass into woman's face in Willington pub

OLD: Willington Methodist Church

Share memories of Willington church which is being replaced with new building

RACE: Franco Bourne, 11, from Crook is to compete in the MotoGP at Silverstone next week Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Motorbike racer Franco heads to World Championships

OLD-FASHION: Killhope museum staff dress in Victorian costume

Step back in time at Killhope- and dress up for free entry

WARNING: Defendant William Henry Masson told to expect prison sentence on return to Durham Crown Court, next month.

Jail warning for accident driver who has had "second thoughts" over false theft report to police

ON HOLD: Screen shot of the lengthy phone call between Crook man and BT

Crook man spends 14 hours 31 mins on hold to BT

HELP: A final call is being made to anyone who would like to know if their garden is able to support the bumblebee population.

Final call to help bee population

Football club holds first ever youth tournament


New football club launched

RUN: Slimming group holds ‘race for life’ style run to raise money for Cancer at Howden-Le-Wear Primary School picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Breast cancer survivors hold 'race for life' event in Howden-le-Wear

THERAPY: Mr. P the therapy horse visits Betty Amos at Richmond Court care home in Willington. Picture: TOM BANKS

Therapy horse gives kisses to Willington Care Village residents

DETERMINED: Westgate Village Hall treasurer Peter Nattrass

Fighting spirit at Weardale venue in face of funding cuts

BRAVE: Gillian Cooper, 41, having her head shaved for Macmillan’s brave the shave event by Julie Hutchinson Picture: TOM BANKS

Willington woman 'braves the shave' for charity

TRAGIC: Michael Laidler, who died after his motorbike hit a wall

Tributes to motorcyclist Michael Laidler, 22, after biker was killed in Weardale wall crash

PRESENTATION: Wolsingham students present the findings of their investigation into why a local beck floods and what can be done about it.

Students help prepare for future floods

INCIDENT: The scene of a two-car crash in Wolsingham that took place on Friday evening.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after two-car crash in Wolsingham

ANNIVERSARY: Pat Glass MP visits Weardale Community Transport to celebrate their tenth anniversary.

Community transport group celebrates tenth anniversary

PUPILS: Taekwondo club pupils take home dozens of medals after competiting in their first compeition. Picture is: (back row L-R) Sam Emerson, Olivia McArdle, Max Cruddas, Francesca Cruddas (middle row L-R) Ruby Cruddas and Liam Stephenson, (front) Chloe P

Club strikes gold at charity competition

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY: Bollihope Common, near Frosterley  Picture: Gary Lintern

From darkness to light - photographer captures stunning night-scapes of Weardale and Durham

JAMBOREE: The UK Scouts are creating new international friendships.

Scouts enjoy life, Japanese-style

CARNIVAL: One of the floats at Middleton in Teesdale carnival  Picture: STUART BOULTON

Middleton-in-Teesdale carnival enjoys the sunshine

GROOMER: Defendant Adam Blackett jailed for three years and four months for trying to groom 14-year-old girl for sex

Man jailed for pestering girl for sex

APPEAL: Trail riders have launched legal fight over closure of Hexham Lane, Wolsingham

Trail Riders launch £10k appeal to take court action over access to country lane

MUSICAL: North East music groups have been encouraged to apply for funding from a national charity

NATIONAL charity urges youth music groups to apply for funding

POKER: David Atkinson from Willington is taking part in a David vs Goliath poker championship picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Willington poker player's name earns him place in David vs Goliath competition

TRANSFORMED: Teachers were also struck down by the zombie virus

Wolsingham school survives zombie takeover

OPEN: Killhope: the North of England Lead Mining Museum in Weardale, County Durham, has a new play area

Museum's new play area is fun and informative

SCHOOL: Stanhope Castle, now converted into apartments, which was once the site of an approved school

Man alleges 'brutal' abuse at former approved school

AWARD: Willington Community Action has won a regional award from Lloyds Bank for valuing volunteers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Willington charity in the running for national volunteering award

WASTE: Weardale residents can continue to use recycling centre for another year

Temporary Weardale recycling centre extended

THEFT: Two charity buckets containing £150 for Heel and Toe have been stolen from a parked car in Willington

"Disgust" at thieves who stole charity buckets from car in Willington

FILMING: The Old Barn, in Weardale

Historic Weardale barn set to become tourist hotspot through Beowulf series

APPROVAL: An outline planning scheme for houses in Willington has been approved

Homes scheme approved for Willington

ABANDONED: Maisie the three-legged cat needs re-homing at Ark on the Edge Animal Sanctuary, near Woodland picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Appeal to rehome abandoned three-legged cat

SUPPORT: A new group is being launched in Weardale to support people with mental health problems

Mental health group to launch in Weardale

DEDICATED: Dr Arun Banerjee

Farewell to the 'Doc Martin' from Crook who served a generation

HAIR RAISING: Barber Lauren Powles and Daniel Grainger have bought a hairdressers on Angate Street in Wolsingham and made it a success. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (32878001)

Couple take the plunge with business venture

TRIAL-DATE: Defendant, William Henry Mason, to stand trial at Durham Crown Court in October for allegedly attempting to pervert the course of justice

Man to stand trial over van theft claim

DECISION: Durham County Council’s south and west planning committee will consider Avant Homes’ plans for up to 70 homes in Willington tomorrow

Decision time for Willington 70-home plan

CLOSING: Truffles Chocolate Shop in the Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope is closing soon due to rent increases at the centre, pictured owner Frank Hewison picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Rent increases force business owner to close up shop

PLANS: The site on New Road, Crook, where Lidl is hoping to build a new store.

Lidl submits planning application for new Crook store

STUDY: A study by the RSPB has revealed the extent of moorland burning across Britain

Study reveals moorland burning is most intense in North Pennines

SEIZED: Some of the alcohol officers seized from young people in south Durham after the schools broke up on Friday night

Youths told to stay out of danger and trouble this summer

FUNDRAISERS: Georgina Hayes, headteacher Deborah Merrett, Cllr Anita Savory, Jenny Hall, Lydia Francis-Holmes and deputy headteacher Lee Elliott

Wolsingham school raises £2,500 for hospital

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