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A proposal to install a wind turbine near Crook are recommended for refusal

North Bitchburn farmers' turbine plan to be considered by councillors next week

Georgia and Harriet Freeland meet Pancake and the White Witch at Hunwick Primary School

Hunwick Primary School gets into Christmas spirit with a visit from Pancake the reindeer

Crook to host Christmas event this weekend

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

The last remaining headgear in the North Pennines at Grove Rake mine, near Rookhope in Weardale, County Durham. Also pictured is a modern building which was badly damaged in a fire this month

Concerns mounting over future of Weardale's Grove Rake mine

Wolsingham School students Robbie Hamilton and Tyler Hunt at St James' Park

Wolsingham School footballers travel to St James' Park

Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

Oliver Graham who has been designated a 'community champion' for his work promoting mountain biking in Hamsterley

Hamsterley 'Community champion' to be recognised at House of Lords reception

A school nativity

Having a school nativity? Get it featured in The Northern Echo

C/Sgt Robert "Bobby" Bogan and his medals, which include the British Empire Medal

Funeral of Colour Sgt Bob Bogan, of Howden-le-Wear- one of the country's first anti-terrorism specialists and a beloved family man

EXPERTISE: Two tonnes of molten steel is poured from the furnace at Cook Defence Systems to be put into tank track moulds       Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

£70m British Army tank track deal won by Cook Defence Systems in Stanhope, County Durham

Tow Law singer Ron White with his new CD 'Home'

Tow Law musician hoping to make it big after 50 years of song writing

Shane Dent, from Willington, has launched Help Make A Difference to help people in difficult situations

Willington man launches charity to help make a difference

Defence Minister Michael Fallon

UK Defence Secretary: 'We must look at bombing Syria in fight against Islamic State'

Anti-bullying buddy's at Ingleton C of E Primary School Picture by Stuart Boulton

Pupil buddies help classmates tackle bullying

Wolsingham School students who helped plant 400 trees

Students plant 400 trees at Wolsingham School

Nigel Nattress on his 50th birthday in October

Community rallies to raise funds for Darlington history teacher who has motor neurone disease

When Trolls try to eat your goldfish is coming to Stanhope and Crook

Highlights Touring Theatre brings shows to Crook and Stanhope

Bishop Paul, Callum (11) and Senna (11) with NSPCC / Childline mascot Buddy. Picture By Keith Blundy

Bishop of Durham visits Stanhope school to talk about child abuse

Durham County Councillors Fraser Tinsley and Olwyn Gunn present Patricia Greensmith, who founded the Chyrelle Addams Cancer Support charity with £450

Fundraising boost for Crook's Chyrelle Addams Cancer Support

Whorlton Castle

Teesdale art exhibition inspired by local heritage

The first new-look Lidl, which opened in Rushden last week. Crook's store will have the same design when it is built next year

Demolition of Crook's former Co-Op to start

Weardale residents are invited to the Weardale Action Partnership's annual forum

Weardale residents to vote on how money is spent locally

Children from Tom Law parade through the village. Picture: TOM BANKS

Tow Law comes together to celebrate community life

ROLLER-HOCKEY: The Spectrum Spartans under-11s. Bottom left to right , Matthew Johnson, Taylor Hamilton (goal keeper) , Lucy Giblin. Top row, left to right: Harry Dixon (captain) , Sammy Johnson, Callum Giblin, Maisie Bunton

Willington roller hockey team makes terrific new start at Manchester tournament

Planning permission has been given for the Westgate Centre, a former outdoors eduction centre in Westgate, Weardale, to become a house

Former Weardale outdoors centre to become a house

C/Sgt Robert "Bobby" Bogan and his medals, which include the British Empire Medal

National hero hailed as one of Britain's first anti-terrorism specialists - who survived three assassination attempts - dies aged 81

Cameron Gosling

Coroner praises friends of 14-year-old Cameron Gosling for trying to save him from River Wear

The Weardale Visitor Networks wants to attract more people to walk and cycle in the area

Weardale businesses come up with action plan to promote tourism

Mary McEldon, who has retired from Clemitsons in Hope Street, Crook

Crook pharmacist retires after 41 years at Clemitsons

Some of the equipment discovered at the premises in Crook

Nine arrested after suspected fake cigarette factory discovered in Crook

RALLY: Judge said Aaron Dowson drove "like rally driver" to evade police. He was sentenced to 14-months' in a young offenders' institution.

Jail for Crook man who drove like rally driver with girlfriend in passenger seat during police chase

Nick Gullon who produced the timeline charting the First World War in 1915 from The Northern Echo archives

An interactive journey through The Northern Echo archives of First World War 1915

REMEBRANCE: A wreath laid at Darlington Cenotaph.

Guide to Remembrance services in the North-East and North Yorkshire

The Miners' Welfare Hall, in Willington, which will not be moved to Beamish Museum

Willington's Miners' Welfare Hall will not be moving to Beamish Museum

The damage left behind after thieves stole a cash machine from Barnard Castle's Co-op store

Car thefts and cash machine raids linked across rural County Durham

WHAT'S ON: Guide to fireworks displays in the North-East in 2015

Guide to North-East 2015 fireworks displays


Greater Willington Town Council to take over "eye sore" pub

Year 9 pupil, William Rolt, using a traditional, long, ‘old-school’ wooden ruler to point to the ‘state-of-the-art’ interactive whiteboard, interspersed with walking around the classroom waving the ruler in order to make his point

Teesdale School pupils turn psychology on its head

Plasterboard recycling facilities have been approved for Hill Top Farm, Winston

Winston plasterboard recycling plans approved

The Willington team which won last year's indoor cricket league, held at Wolsingham School

Specsavers indoor cricket league underway in Wolsingham

The scene of the crash at North Bitchburn Terrace on October 29

Villagers demand action on speeding after second crash at the same spot in North Bitchburn

AWARD: Fat Brewer customer experience manager Tony Morris and colleague Joanne Parkin (right) receive the award from Judith Layfield of Bishop Auckland College

Crook brewery receives award for work with unemployed people

Mary Jane Craggs celebrates her 100th birthday at the Willington Care Village in the town.  (44694695)

Willington great great grandmother celebrates 100th birthday

Christine Robinson, from Weardale Flower Club, which has had to cancel its annual demonstration at Wolsingham School

Weardale Flower Club cancels popular event because of asbestos at Wolsingham School

The car involved in the incident in Northbitchburn. Photo by an Echo reader.

Driver crashes into row of parked cars near Crook months after similar incident

Durham Dales Centre staff who have recently completed qualifications in hospitality and customer services

New qualifications for Durham Dales Centre staff

MAGICAL: Olivia Brown, six, with Local Motion’s Sarah Fay as the witch and Dave Elliot-Cooper of the Histrionics drama company

Crook youngsters enjoy bewitching walk to school

SKATE PARK: Members of the public and council representatives celebrate the official opening of the skate park in Shildon's Hackworth Park.

New skate park opens in Shildon

The station and signalbox at Harperley were demolished in 1964

Halloween ghost train trip to forgotten station

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