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Ups and downs of the great jumps jockey Brian Fletcher

VICTORY: Brian Fletcher rides Red Alligator to victory at the 1968 Grand National.

BRIAN FLETCHER and I were once near neighbours, if not particularly close friends. That was in West Auckland, just a few miles from his roots in the Butterknowle area.

3:50pm Thursday 19 January 2017

Hardwick Live: Madness confirmed as opening act for County Durham music festival; ticket details here

ANNOUNCEMENT: Madness have confirmed they will play at Hardwick Hall Hotel ahead of Hardwick Live, near Sedgefield, later this year

A WORLD-FAMOUS ska band are set to play a special one-off gig ahead of a North-East festival this summer.

7:40am Thursday 19 January 2017

How did your school perform? Government releases performance tables

School performance tables have been published by the Department for Education

THE Department for Education has published information about the performance of English schools and colleges at GCSE and A-level in 2016.

9:30am Thursday 19 January 2017

Early bird discount for Muddy Mayhem

Early bird discount for Muddy Mayhem

EARLY birds can catch a discount for the return of Muddy Mayhem if they book by the end of the month.

6:38pm Wednesday 18 January 2017

Building opening marks new era for Sedgefield fun club

UPDATE: Sedgefield Out of School Fun Club deputy manager Claire Chapman with Grace Rowe, nine, cutting the ribbon to mark its official reopening Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

A YOUNGSTER from an after-school club cut the ribbon to its new building to mark its official opening this week.

3:36pm Friday 13 January 2017

Sedgefield Christmas tree festival boosts coffers of hospice and adoption charity

DONATION: Lay Reader Michael King hands over cheques to Jenny Parkin, of DFW Adoption, and Steve Jackson, of Butterwick Hospice

TWO charities have benefited from a village’s first Christmas tree festival.

1:43pm Sunday 15 January 2017

Fishburn burglary sparks call for extra vigilance from police

Fishburn burglary sparks call for extra vigilance from police

POLICE are warning residents to be extra vigilant following a burglary at a home in a County Durham village.

5:07pm Friday 13 January 2017

Father battling cancer for second time spurred on as school's support helps smash £25,000 fundraising milestone

OVERWHELMED: Teacher Paul McGeary with Sedgefield Community College head boy Robbie Till and head girl Eleanor James

A FATHER battling leukaemia for the second time has reason to celebrate after his fundraising total smashed through the £25,000 mark.

5:01pm Wednesday 18 January 2017

North-East must continue to be a global North-East, PM is told ahead of Brexit negotiations

SPEECH: Prime Minister Theresa May who has set out the Government's priorities in exiting in the EU. Picture: HANNAH McKAY/PA WIRE

THE North-East “must continue to be a global North-East”, despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s confirmation that Brexit must mean leaving the single market.

6:47pm Tuesday 17 January 2017

The grandest ball at Wynyard Hall

STATELY HOME: Wynyard Hall, here in the 1880s, was County Durham's most spectacular mansion. The 3rd Marquess of Londonderry started construction in 1822 and just as it neared completion, it was gutted by fire in 1841. Work finally finished in 1846, o

WHAT was life like 150 years ago? We wander around stately homes, amazed by the opulence of the museum pieces, the tables set for a banquet, the dressers covered in crockery, and all the time we respect the “do not touch” notices we are…

7:03pm Saturday 14 January 2017
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