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Musical duo set to impress at Auckland Castle

TALENTED: The Acacia Duo

A CELEBRATED musical duo will perform at one of the region’s most historic buildings next month.

1:05pm Sunday 26 June 2016

Forest festival a hit with music lovers

MUSIC: The Hamsterley Forest Music Festival attracted people of all ages. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

A WOODLAND popular with cyclists and walkers was transformed into an outdoor music venue at the weekend.

5:18pm Sunday 26 June 2016

A hundred County Durham children to take part in special Somme centenary service

Wolsingham School Pupils Aube Bailly, Phoebe Thompson, Sam Cooper and his brother Nic Cooper, who are going to the Somme. Picture: TOM BANKS

YOUNGSTERS from the region will be among a national schools delegation travelling to France next month to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

10:54am Sunday 26 June 2016

Pupils at Bishop Auckland school in record reading attempt

The head teacher of St John's school, Lisa Byron, takes part in an attempt to break the record for the ‘world’s largest reading lesson’ for the Guinness Book of Records. Picture: TOM BANKS

AN entire school year group sat down together to read the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as part of a world record attempt.

4:03pm Friday 24 June 2016

Homes to replace historic building in Bishop Auckland

DEMOLITION: The former St Anne's school building in Bishop Auckland is to be replaced with housing

A LANDMARK building in a town centre conservation area is to be demolished and replaced with housing.

4:36pm Friday 24 June 2016

Technical wizardry a stunning treat

Scenes from the Kynren show at Bishop Auckland

Helen Brown takes a dramatic historical journey with Bishop Auckland’s brave new world.

10:32am Thursday 23 June 2016

Lighting lamps, draining gutters and splitting hares

STREETLAMP SURVIVOR: Robin Hind with the wind-up clock from a street lamp

ONE of the many wonderfully trivial items that has been occupying our attention recently has been the picture of the Bishop Auckland lamplighter, Tommy Kirkbride, tending to a lamp in January 1964.

10:26am Saturday 25 June 2016

Hit and run unlicensed driver jailed for three years after seriously injuring cyclist during police pursuit

JAILED: John Wilson, given three-year prison sentence for hit-and-run collision and failure to provide blood sample for police

A CYCLIST was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision with a car driven by an unlicensed motorist who was being pursued by police.

5:09am Tuesday 21 June 2016

Father of disabled boy condemns stones-throwing youths who damaged their car windscreen

TARGETED: Kelvin Fletcher, from Auckland Park,  with his 12-year-old son, Charlie, and Charlie’s carer Carole Brown, who is holding the rock that was thrown at the car.

A FATHER has condemned youths who threw a rock at his car windscreen, shattering the glass and frightening his severely disabled son.

5:17am Thursday 23 June 2016

Passing judgement from a tribune

Kyren: an epic ending to an epic tale

WHEREVER I’ve gone this week, people have stopped me and asked me about my judgement – not whether we should be in or out of the EU, but whether they should buy tickets to see Kynren.

2:29pm Thursday 23 June 2016
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