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Weardale News

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

Heart of Teesdale Partnership to host Festival of Views

Cameron Gosling

Cameron Gosling's family back water safety campaign

SUPPORT: The Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club are taking part in a sponsored swim to support fellow member Nicolas Cooper, 13, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Sponsored swim raises money for teenager with brain tumour

FUNDRAISING: Photographer, Peter Elliott, who has been raising funds for the Nepal crisis fund.

Photographer creates bookmarks to raise money for Nepal crisis

NOTICE: A notice has been erected in the area reminding people they cannot harm the ducks

Play area declared 'unsafe' after being taken over by ducks

AWARD: Local greengrocer Michelle Woodhall has been shortlisted in the inaugural Northern Independent Retail Awards 2015.

Fourth generation fruiterer up for retail award

CHEQUE: David Wood with Mandy Hammond, fundraiser at Heel & Toe

Wearside cyclist 'climbs' mountain for charity

The coffin of 14-year-old Cameron Gosling is taken into St Catherine's Church for the service

Crook says final goodbye to teenager Cameron Gosling

Wolsingham Show, Wolsingham  -  Highland cattle being judged. (31679935)

'It's stupidity of the highest order' - Wolsingham and Stanhope shows wrong date blooper

CHALLENGE: Richard Raynor will take on the Three Peaks challenge in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service

Soldier set to take on Three Peaks for air ambulance charity

LANDMARK: The official opening of a stone pyramid at Cotherstone playing fields.  Sculpture Ewan Allinson Talks to those in attendance about his work of art. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Cotherstone children get climbing 'frame' fit for the gods

TRADE: Staindrop School Year 7 students hosted a fair trade market today picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Staindrop pupils create chocoholic's dream by hosting Faritrade event

FELLED: Trees at Wolsingham School and Community College removed to build sports pitch  Picture: Ian Hamilton

Protests over tree felling

ROYAL VISIT: The Royal Shakespeare Company visits Crook Primary School to perform a production of The Famous Victories of Henry V. The company pictured with some of the pupils. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Royal Shakespeare Company visits Crook Primary School

FUND: The second defibrillator installed in Weardale thanks to the David Nelson Memorial Fund. Pictured is Mr Nelson's daughter, Gillian Hutchinson (left) with Allison Nelson, Mr Nelson's daughter in law.

Family memorial fund installs second defibrillator in a Durham dale

ACCIDENT SCENE: The vehicle in the collision

Delays after accident between Crook and Bishop Auckland

SOULMATES: Darren Edwards with fiancée Tanya Palliser

Father-of-three killed in car accident was nearly three times over the limit, court hears

CONCERN: Judge at Durham Crown Court tells repeat motoring offender Robert Holliday he has "concerns" over his impulsive behaviour at the wheel.

Judge's concerns over banned driver's "blue light rush"

SUPPORT: The Crook branch of TSB has announced it will be supporting Blind Life in Durham throughout the year and has donated £100 to kick-start their partnership.

Town bank supports local charity

MEMBERS: The Wolsingham Bowling Club is looking for new members

Last remaining Dales bowling club's members appeal

Biker dies after County Durham crash

Biker dies after County Durham crash

SPREE: John Mason Shields given ten-month sentence after admitting three garage burglaries and five thefts from cars in overnight spate of offending

Pair jailed for overnight spree of vehicle crime and garage break-ins

ACCIDENT: A man died yesterday after the motorcycle he was riding in Weardale collided with a lamp post.

County Durham man killed in motorbike accident

SMELL OF SUCCESS: Crook florist Lindsey Robson has been chosen to represent a Great Britain team in the first Women's European Championships for American Football. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Crook florist will represent Team GB at American Football European Championship

PRESTIGIOUS: Presentation of the annual Pendlebury Award by the North Pennines AONB Partnership at the Bowlees Centre, Bowlees. Winner Ian Forbes MBE, chair of Friends of the North Pennines group with the trophy. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

North Pennines AONB Partnership announces winner of the Pendlebury Award 2015

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