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Weardale News

Funding agreed for CCTV in Willington in bid to tackle antisocial behaviour

FUNDRAISING: (left) Weardale councillor Anita Savoury has started a campaign to raise funds for the under-threat RSVP service. She is pictured with the pharmacist Janet Price and and coordinator Jean Graham. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Campaign launched to save vital service for patients in Weardale

The Hutchinson's flock of Swaledale sheep, in Upper Teesdale

BBC to broadcast version of North-East documentary Addicted to Sheep

Scott Thomson Meikle, from Stanhope, has been disqualified as a company director after failing to submit timely tax returns and pay amounts due to HMRC

Stanhope company director disqualified after failing to pay tax

St Stephen's pupil Kiera Hind practises her first aid skills on classmate Ryan Whittup under the guidance of Eric Leach from St John's Ambulance (55011465)

Willington school children take lifesaving first aid classes

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

Nomination window extended for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2016

The landslip which has forced the closure of the C75 road between Frosterley and Stanhope, in County Durham.

Landslip caused by heavy rain and storms forces road closure

LAW: Darlington Magistrates' Court

Woman dishonestly claimed more than £10,000 in benefits

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds

Hannah Askew, 12, from Billy Row

Going wild in Wolsingham

The congregation sing a hymn at the official opening service of Willington Open Door Methodist Church. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Congregation spends ten years raising more than £200,000 to build new church

The war memorial clock in Wearhead, County Durham. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Small rural community raises £4,500 to restore the clock on its war memorial

A file image of a white van

Man mistook van for his own and broke into it in "moment of genuine stupidity"

The written offer for Newtown House by County Councillor John Shuttleworth

Councillor back in with bid for closed County Durham care home which looked after his mother

Mason Gleeson, 17, from Stanhope needs a new powerchair (53244595)

Appeal to help Stanhope teenager get the wheelchair he needs

Volunteers at the Spennymoor St Cuthbert's Hospice shop, volunteers are needed for a new shop opening in Crook (53184662)

Crook hospice shop appealing for volunteers

The new Willington Methodist Church while it was under construction last year. It is opening on Saturday

Willington Methodist Church ready to open its doors

Sam Buxton was ordered to pay for the repair costs to an Arriva bus after hitting it with a plank of wood. He appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today (January 19)

Bishop Auckland man ordered to pay compensation to Arriva after hitting bus with plank of wood

JAILED: Jonathan Race given second custodial sentence in successive years for trying to groom underage girls

Message menace jailed for second time for trying to groom under age girls

Poster winner Libby Thompson and Tow Law councillor John Hart (52805892)

Schoolgirl gets creative to tackle dog fouling in Tow Law

Les Coward [far left], Dawn Forrest and Derek Jones [right] from Eden Valley Harness Racing Association present Macmillan volunteer Kevin Richardson with a cheque for £1,000

Harness racers hand over £2,000 to charities following successful meeting

Proposals have been made to move Tow Law's post office

Proposals to move Tow Law's post office

Durham County Council has approved plans for a new leisure centre next to the Peases West athletics track in Crook

Compromise on running track as plans for Crook leisure centre are given the go ahead

The former Stanhope Castle School.

'We don't want money' say Stanhope abuse victims, as council faces bill for compensation claims

Apprentice Jack Spoors, 17, Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, Cornerstone founder Steve Vasey and Andrew Tutty, 14, from Willington, who uses the workshop

Willington charity opens new workshop thanks to £20,000 investment

Headteacher Janice Stobbs

Dales schools share headteacher

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

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

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Willington dad crashed car after taking 'birthday present' drugs

Max Austin and his brother Flynn, from Crook

Crook mum 'overwhelmed' after appeal reaches target to buy new bed for disabled son

Frosterley Bridge was closed in December after being damaged during severe weather. It has now reopened.

Bridge closed by severe weather last month has reopened

Winners at last year's The Northern Farmer Awards

Last day to nominate someone in The Northern Farmer Awards

Golden Girls Georgia O'Connor and Megan Bainbridge with club coaches (51996376)

Brandon are boxing clever after another big and successful year

Members of the Darlington Countrywide Holidays Association & Holiday Fellowship Rambling Group visiting the two gates in Gainford, Teesdale

Walking group visits donated Teesdale gates

Caitlyn Holiday chose Willy Wonka to join classmates for the walk to Peases West Primary School, Crook (51821794)

Willy Wonka joins Crook children on walk to school

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Pensioner who worked in Crook chip shop is fined for benefit fraud

Gavin Bellamy, of Wolsingham, with SWDT's 2015 Award for Effort

Wolsingham man Gavin Bellamy gets award for putting in extra effort to pass apprenticeship

Keen sportsman Michael Laidler, 22, of West Rainton died after his motorbike hit a wall in Weardale

Inquest fails to explain why experienced motorcyclist Michael Laidler, of West Rainton, had fatal crash in Weardale in August, 2015

Wolsingham School's new headteacher Lee Elliott

Wolsingham School's new headteacher Lee Elliott aims to 'build on the school’s foundations of success'

Weardale Museum trustees, who need help moving the collection back in after a dry rot problem

Weardale Museum's call for help to shift collection after dry rot infestation

A pensioner is warning people about a telephone scam

Warning over telephone scammers in Crook area

Kay Sheppard and John Noble are the new owners of Weardale Adventure Centre, in Weardale House, Ireshopeburn

Weardale outdoors centre reopens with new owners

Charlie Scott-King, seen here in her costume for Mark Hindman Smith's film Whiteblade, filmed in Bishop Auckland, was an extra in Beowulf

Bishop Auckland woman returns from dead in front of viewers' eyes on new ITV series Beowulf, made in the North-East

Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough

Crook woman facing jail for stealing £20,000 from her employer

Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team, from County Durham, help out after flooding in York

Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team's busiest festive period in years saw them attend incidents from York to Northumberland

Stanhope Station, on The Weardale Railway line, where a new youth group has been established Pic Sarah Caldecott

Youngsters given chance to become railway children in Weardale

Kay Wigham and Patricia Greensmith from the Chyrelle Addams Cancer Trust with professional make-up artist Andrea Mackrell, who will be carrying out the new treatments

Cancer charity helps patients feel better with new therapeutic treatments

Councillor Olwyn Gunn and Councillore Fraser Tinsley present a cheque to Willington Luncheon Club. Picture: TOM BANKS (50436793)

Willington lunch club ready for move to new home

The A689 at Wolsingham. Picture: Google Street View

Fire crews remove man trapped in car after Wolsingham accident

Weardale Heritage Railway Service will be running services from Stanhope to Witton-le-Wear in 2016

Weardale Railway heritage services to extend to Witton-le-Wear in 2016

ALL ABOARD: The conductor inspects tickets on Weardale Railway's Polar Express (51042571)

Tickets already on sale for next year's Polar Express

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