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Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson looks back at the highs and lows of the week in sport
Northern League chairman Mike Amos on grassroots sport and that of yesteryear
North-East physiotherapist Paul Gough offers tips on keeping your body in prime condition
10:44am Thursday 28th November 2013
EXACTLY 40 years since Willington hosted sixtimes winners Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup, not so much David v Goliath as David v the Rest of the Known World, the County Durham club’s players reunited last Saturday.
2:53pm Thursday 29th August 2013
3:00pm Thursday 8th August 2013
3:57pm Thursday 4th July 2013
BLAKEY Bank is in Farndale, North Yorkshire daffodil country, precipitously descending onein- five to the hamlet of Church Houses and to one of the most delightful and most improbable sports venues in Christendom.
12:41pm Thursday 6th June 2013
12:40pm Thursday 6th June 2013
IT’S the last minute of the last match of a pretty inexorable football season – Stanhope Town v Howden-le-Wear Australian, Crook and District League second division. It’s also John Morton’s final whistle after 43 years’ refereeing.
2:42pm Thursday 30th May 2013
2:27pm Thursday 23rd May 2013
2:24pm Thursday 23rd May 2013
3:55pm Thursday 16th May 2013
4:30pm Thursday 9th May 2013
4:02pm Thursday 2nd May 2013
4:01pm Thursday 2nd May 2013
11:36am Thursday 25th April 2013
THEY still sing of Edgar Kail at Dulwich Hamlet, though he last played for them in 1933 and died in 1976. The column a couple of weeks back wondered if anyone longer dead still featured in a football song.
11:29am Thursday 25th April 2013
4:11pm Thursday 11th April 2013
4:12pm Thursday 11th April 2013
KEITH Hopper, one of the select band to have played both cricket and football for Durham County – and to have done it very well – celebrated his 80th birthday last Friday. There’s a lot more to it than that.
3:27pm Thursday 21st March 2013
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6:19pm Thursday 14th March 2013
LITTLETOWN’S a misnomer. It’s not even that big. Five miles east of Durham, a speck of a place these days, it was once the home of Lord Lambton’s colliery where 500 men and boys worked – among them the ten-year-old Peter Lee – and where 30 lost their lives. It closed in 1914.
12:17pm Thursday 7th March 2013
12:14pm Thursday 7th March 2013
In his admirable railways book Eleven Minutes Late – and in a chapter somewhat confusingly headed Thurso – Matthew Engel writes briefly of a journey on the branch line from Darlington to Bishop Auckland.
12:58pm Thursday 28th February 2013
WE wrote six weeks ago – you know, when the snow was on the ground – of the imminent demise of Belle Vue, the DIY period piece that for 60-odd years has been the oddly ideal home to Consett Football Club.
11:53am Thursday 21st February 2013
THERE’S an autograph hunter, though they no longer wave little tartancovered books with signature versicles about roses being red and violets blue. This one totes a shoulder bag full of books, all about Sunderland FC. “Which one’s John Cornforth?” he asks.
3:53pm Thursday 7th February 2013
THE Football Association prepares for its 150th anniversary, just 12 clubs at the inaugural meeting in the Freemasons Tavern in London on October 26, 1863, and few of them more than a good punt from the Thames.
4:32pm Thursday 31st January 2013
5:07pm Thursday 24th January 2013
10:58am Thursday 3rd January 2013
10:44am Thursday 3rd January 2013
WILLIAM Ainsley, licensed to retail British and foreign wines, spirits, ale, porter and tobacco, failed to recognise the polite young man enjoying a pint in his peerless, timeless, pitch-perfect little bar.
6:01pm Thursday 20th December 2012
4:42pm Thursday 6th December 2012
4:44pm Thursday 22nd November 2012
5:19pm Thursday 25th October 2012
THE piece a couple of weeks back on marathon man Ian Bloomfield, who hopes next month to break the British Over 60s record just two days after the cards arrive, recalled that his coach had once been John Barber, at the time a railway policeman in Sunderland.
1:11pm Thursday 18th October 2012
GRAHAM SMITH – coruscating cricketer, familiar farmer, 18-carat character – has died, aged 62. He was a lovely, larger-than-life man, one of those of whom it was near impossible to imagine a bad word.
1:07pm Thursday 18th October 2012
12:58pm Thursday 11th October 2012
FORMER Durham County cricketer Henry McLaren – surprised of Brancepeth – points out with some justification that the paper omitted to mention the local connection in England women’s narrow t20 World Cup final defeat last weekend.
12:43pm Thursday 11th October 2012
12:21pm Thursday 20th September 2012
IT’S noon last Wednesday, September 12, Shani Dissanayaka smiling and time-pip punctual for our appointment at Richmondshire Cricket Club. John Lowes, the ever-amiable steward, fetches out a bacon sandwich followed by a Yorkshire pudding, what might be termed a just dessert.
2:31pm Thursday 13th September 2012
1:58pm Thursday 13th September 2012
12:25pm Thursday 30th August 2012
MONDAY’S Telegraph devoted half a page to a report headed “The mysterious Spike Wells who lives like a prince”. It pondered marked similarities between a Facebook page in the name of Mr Wells and the life and loves of the immodest third in line to the throne.
12:08pm Thursday 30th August 2012
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4:21pm Thursday 23rd August 2012
WINNING sequences mount. Surrey claimed seven consecutive County Cricket championships in the 1950s, Wigan the Rugby League championship six times from 1990-95 and the Challenge Cup eight times in a row over much the same period.
4:20pm Thursday 23rd August 2012
4:11pm Thursday 23rd August 2012
12:35pm Thursday 16th August 2012
SID Waddell was born in Northumberland , ran the 100 yards for Northumberland and Durham schools against Scotland, read modern history at Cambridge, but was unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade the university to award a blue for darts.
12:31pm Thursday 16th August 2012
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12:24pm Thursday 16th August 2012
GENERAL ELECTION: CONSTITUENCIES
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough