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WALKIES: Cath Magee from Willington is doing sponsored dog walks throughout October to raise money to help send a sick child to Disneyland picture: SARAH CALDECOTT. (40724093)

Charity dog walks to send Kayleigh to Disneyland

The fire at Roddymoor, near Crook, County Durham.PIC: Wise Move Media.

Barn blaze investigated at farm belonging to former racehorse trainer

Claire Louth and Steven Barber appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Two in court after alleged attack in Willington

Fire crews damp down at the scene

Bumper crop yield up in smoke after blaze at Willington farm

RE-LAUNCHED: Bishop Auckland Market holders with the Deputy Mayor, Ann Golightly and Town Councillor and chairman of the Bishop Auckland Town Team, Alan Anderson at the Masonic Hall, Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland on September 26.

Bishop Auckland outdoor market finds new indoor home

Parkside Academy GCSE music students Hannah Blackmore, Kaitlyn Allison, Caine Longstaff and Coby Watson-McClurg with some of the new kit

Students making music thanks to £30,000 worth of new equipment

Howden-le-Wear residents celebrate their chapel's new look

New look for Howden-le-Wear Methodist chapel

ART: The fifth annual Crook art show at St. Cuthbert's Centre. Picture: TOM BANKS. (39870020)

Crook Art Show most successful so far

County Councillor John Shuttleworth is meeting with Ron Hogg over rural crime issues

Weardale councillor to meet with Durham PCC Ron Hogg over rural crime

Margaret Whitfield, who won a payout from the NHS following the death of her husband Robert, after he was wrongly diagnosed at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

£10,000 - payout after Darlington Memorial Hospital doctors misdiagnosed patient's cancer

MUD: Members of The Chapel gym Sunnybrow are taking part in Muddy Mayhem at Hardwick Park in Sedgefield on Sunday picture: SARAH CALDECOTT... (39720299)

Sunnybrow gym takes on Muddy Mayhem

COFFEE: From left, Lisa Brewster, Joanne Laundy, Charlene Parker and Julie Proud at the Macmillan Coffee Morning at Stanley Crook Village Hall. Picture: STUART BOULTON.. (39833507)

Big turnout for Macmillan coffee morning in Stanley Crook

Local historians visit war graves of the men they have been researching

The superfast broadband stall at Stanhope Show

Superfast broadband rollout in Stanhope

The miners' welfare hall in Willington

Meeting held to discuss future of Willington's miners welfare hall

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information following the robbery

Police appeal following Frosterley village ATM theft

ART: One of the pieces expected to be on show at the fifth annual Crook art show this weekend

Crook art show set to delight this weekend

ROBBERY SCENE: The Post Office in Frosterley Picture: Sarah Caldecott

Community shocked as raiders steal cash machine from village Post Office


Alleged assault

FUN: The 1st Stanhope Cub Scouts have fun and work towards badges

New leader needed at Stanhope cubs

CHASE: Chairman of Weardale Railway Trust, Tony Slack (right) with Bill Warriner, financial controller with British American Railway Services (BARS), who own the railway line

Weardale railway volunteers chase vandals who returned to collect 'bong'

CHARADE: Defendant William Henry Mason maintained his account to avoid blame for November accident until changing his pleas at Durham Crown Court last month.

Wheels 'fell off' theft claimant's bid to avoid blame for road accident

APPROVED: Plans to build ten semi-detached houses in the village of Frosterley, County Durham were passed by councillors yesterday (September 17)

Plans approved for ten new houses in Frosterley

GRANTED: The former Co-Op in Crook, which has just received planning permission to become a Lidl store.

Crook to have new Lidl despite councillor's safety concerns

CLEAR UP: Willington residents Janet and Peter Slootweg have been leading a project to restore the South Dene

Project to restore Willington's South Dene well underway

Chris Clark has written a book about the Yorkshire Ripper

Crook "armchair detective" releases book claiming Yorkshire Ripper could have had 23 more victims

CLINICS: North House Surgery, Crook, urges high risk patients to get free flu jab

Surgery plans flu jab open days

Jackie Gee is Ms February is a naked calendar to raise money for GNAAS and Northumbria Blood Bikes

North-East bikers strip off for charity calendar

Durham County Council is holding a microchipping event as part of its campaign on responsible dog ownership

Free microchipping for dogs in Tow Law

The mural on the side of the Pound Shop in Willington is now gone after a public vote sealed its fate. Pictured are property owner Mark Harding, town mayor cllr Fraser Tinsley and Cllr Olwyn Gunn.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (28841993)

Willington comic book mural painted over

INJURY: The Great North Air Ambulance helicopter at the scene of the collision.

Pensioner seriously injured in Stanhope collision

SHOWTIME: Swaledale sheep in the pens at Stanhope Show. Picture: TOM BANKS. (38365700)

Visitors keep smiling through rain at Stanhope Show

OUTSTANDING: The North Pennines AONB

Explore outstanding landscapes this September

LITTLE FIGHTER: Six-month-old Joseph Berry, from Crook, who has a serious heart condition

Mum of baby with serious heart condition does the Great North Run for charity

MUCH-LOVED: Cameron Gosling

Inquest opens into death of River Wear victim Cameron Gosling

SPONSOR: The Full English Cafe in Crook are sponsoring Byers Green under 9s football team. Picture: TOM BANKS. (37956389)

New kit for Byers Green football team

JAZZY: Preparations are made for a West End Show themed flower festival at St Philip and St James Parish Church in Tow Law. Working on the 'Oklahoma' display are Norman Deacon, Carol Hyslop, Val Hawkins and Christine Carroll. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (382047

West End musicals star at Tow Law flower festival

Six-month0old Joseph Berry, from Crook, who has a serious heart condition

Mum of baby with serious heart condition does the Great North Run for charity

The former Co-Op in Crook, which is likely to become a Lidl store

Council to decide on new Lidl store for Crook

FITNESS: Spectrum leisure centre in Willington has organised a special active day which includes a community keep fit session on the green in the town. Taking part are Danielle Eglington, Laura Altoft and Rachel Lockett taking instruction from personal tr

Challenge Willington gets people moving

Police were tackling underage drinking in Wolsingham

New police kit to try and tackle underage drinking

MEETING: Crowds turn out in St Johns Chapel, Weardale, for a public meeting last year which discussed the ambulance crew changes. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

'If a few rural patients die so what?' - anger over green light for changes to ambulance crews

The miners' welfare centre in Willington, which is boarded up and becoming dangerous according to town councillorts

Willington Miners' Welfare Centre an "accident waiting to happen"

RETIRING: Eddie Gibson with a Tony Curtis in 1966. (38043812)

Crook barber shop "Eddies" closing after almost 50 years

Harness racing will be taking place at Wolsingham Agricultural Show Ground

Charity harness racing in Wolsingham

SUCCESS: 11-year-old Franco Bourne from Crook gave a strong performance at MotoGP World Championships in Silverstone Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Speed demon Franco enjoys success at MotoGP World Championships

MEETING: Crime Commissioner for County Durham, Ron Hogg, will be available to talk to at the next TAP meeting on September 16

Residents invited to next Teesdale Area Action Partnership meeting

WALK: Walking with the Wounded Walk Of Britain ended in Barnard Castle tonight picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Wounded war veterans arrive at Barnard Castle as part of 1,000-mile charity walk

SHOW: Sheep in the show ring at Wolsingham Show picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (37632768)

Thousands flock to Wolsingham Show

Peter Charlton, new manager of Crook Hotel

Local football heroes centre stage at the newly reopened Crook Hotel

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