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  • Labour win South Shields

    Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck has won the South Shields parliamentary by-election, with Ukip's Richard Elvin second. The 34-year-old social worker polled 12,493 votes - a majority of 6,505 - to become the town's first woman MP. "It is humbling

  • Labour retain Houghton Ward seat on Sunderland City Council

    Labour have retained their seat in the Houghton Ward of Sunderland City Council. The results of the by-election announced tonight saw Labour's Gemma Taylor top the poll with 1,418 votes followed closely by Independent John Verrill Ellis with 1,124

  • Motorcyclist dies in Thirsk lorry smash

    A motorcyclist in his 40's has died after his machine was involved in a collision with a lorry near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, this evening (Thursday, May 2). The man, who lived locally, was declared dead at the scene. The collision, involving

  • Ryhope finish by scoring in every game

    Ryhope CW possibly said farewell to the Northern League with a 5-2 away win at Tow Law last night. Ryhope are under threat of relegation to the Wearside League if the FA decide that their ground isn’t up to standard, and they completed the season

  • DVLA apologises after magistrates fine dead woman £200

    The DVLA has apologised after magistrates fined a dead woman £200 for an 'offence' committed four years after she passed away. The driving licence chiefs prosecuted Mona Paterson for failing to tell them of a change in ownership of her car despite

  • A case of mistaken identity at the WI

    I CAN'T stop giggling about the wonderful tale of the Women's Institute members who dressed as pirates, only to discover that the speaker was talking about being taken hostage by Somali pirates. I keep trying to imagine Captain Colin Darch's face

  • Shocked by the guilt of Stuart Hall

    Even after 30 years in newspapers, there are stories which still shock me to the core. Stuart Hall, of the BBC, a predatory sex offender, with girls as young as nine among his victims. It is hard to believe. Indeed, you don't want to believe it

  • Durham beat fatigue to defeat Notts

    Durham secured their second championship win of the season after pulling off a thrilling run chase against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge despite being awake for more than half the night. A fire in their hotel roused Durham's players from their beds

  • Man in critical condition after Haxby smash

    Driver hurt: A 76-year-old man is in a critical but stable condition in York Hospital after he was hurt when the Citroen he was driving hit an electronic road sign in Haxby, on the outskirts of the city, at 5.40pm on May 1. His 74-year-old female passenger

  • Compensation order for meat thief

    THE following cases were heard at Darlington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (May 2). All addresses are Darlington. MEAT STOLEN: Robert Thompson, 28, of Portland Place, was ordered to pay £90 compensation after stealing nine joints of meat from

  • Charity wine tasting event

    The Alzheimer’s Society’s Durham fund-raising group is planning a wine tasting evening for the charity ‘s work. A wine expert will show guests about a selection of wines and there will also be a raffle, auction, nibbles and entertainment from a

  • Duchess of Cornwall visits Middlesbrough

    CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall, championed the joys of reading and met with teenage girls who have been sexually exploited on a visit to a North-East town. As patron of the National Literacy Trust she joined in a creative writing workshop led by

  • Gambler stole to help fuel addiction

    A GAMBLING addict who drove around Darlington stealing garden ornaments has been sentenced to 112 hours of unpaid work. Robert Harker, 30, of Forest Moor Road, appeared before magistrates in the town on Thursday (May 2) and admitted five counts of

  • Diesel syphoned

    Police are appealing for witnesses after diesel was syphoned from three heavy goods vehicles in Washington Road, in Usworth, Washington, between 9pm last night (Wednesday, May 1) and 5.30am this morning (Thursday, May 2). Two vans also had fuel stolen

  • Three-strikes burglar warned to expect lengthy sentence

    A ‘THREE-STRIKES’ burglar was told to expect a lengthy prison sentence after admitting his latest two break-ins. The warning was given to Paul Ramshaw following his admissions at Durham Crown Court today (Thursday May 2). One of the offences

  • Hidden history of Durham street names revealed

    SCHOOL children are exploring the history behind Durham street names. Pupils at Durham Gilesgate Primary School were the first to take part in the Down Our Street project. They took part in after-school workshops and visited the Durham Light

  • Rape of 21-year-old woman in Stockton investigated by police

    POLICE are investigating a report of a rape of a 21-year-old woman in Stockton. The incident took place some time between 5am and 7am yesterday (May 1) on Ragpath Lane in Roseworth. Officers are currently at the scene as part of their enquiries

  • Free bike marking event in Darlington to tackle cycle thefts

    BIKE MARKING: A free bike marking event will be held by Darlington Police in the town centre on Sunday. The event marks the beginning of the Summer Night crime prevention campaign and will be held between 11am and 4pm on Sunday, May 5 at Joseph Pease

  • Brother and sister win £1m - and a bit extra

    A BROTHER and sister have won £1m – and a bit extra – on the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle. The siblings from Sunderland, whose names will be revealed tomorrow (Friday, May 3), have banked £1,000,004.90. They scooped the £1m raffle prize and a little

  • Pub wins award for pint-pulling excellence

    A FAMILY-run pub has won recognition for pulling the perfect pint of ale. Landlord Matthew Baker and his parents, Steven and Valerie Baker, took over The King William IV pub in Barton, near Darlington, in January this year. After running the

  • Durham hotel staff fear for jobs

    STAFF at a landmark hotel which has stopped taking bookings beyond the weekend fear they will lose their jobs next week. As reported previously, the Three Tuns Hotel, on New Elvet, Durham, is no longer taking bookings beyond Sunday. A hotel

  • Big band sound in Northallerton

    ACCLAIMED big band singer Matthew Ford will be taking to the stage in Northallerton later this month. He will be in concert at the Forum along with Alan Owens and the Forum Big Band on May 11 and tickets, at £12, are available from forumnorthallerton.org.uk

  • Darlington driver helped save friend after bungled burglary

    A GETAWAY driver was described as "both a villain and a hero" after coming to his friend’s rescue when a burglary went horribly wrong, a court was told. Wayne Houfe was lucky to escape with his life after cutting through cables he was trying to

  • Unpaid work order for role in DIY store theft

    A PROLIFIC offender has been ordered to carry out unpaid work for the part he played in stealing plants and ornaments from a Darlington DIY store. Recovering drug user Mark Duncan was one of three men arrested over a break-in at the Morton Park

  • Durham cricketers flee hotel blaze

    DURHAM'S cricketers had to flee a blaze at their hotel just hours before a match. The players were among the guests evacuated when fire alarms sounded at the four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham shortly before 2.30am this morning (Thursday

  • Durham playground closed on health grounds will be restocked

    A PLAYGROUND which was stripped of all its toys on health and safety grounds is to be re-stocked, it has been confirmed. Parents were furious and children upset after Durham County Council ruled all equipment must be removed from the small Allergate

  • Nottinghamshire v Durham (day four, tea)

    A last-wicket stand of 75 between Graeme Swann and Ajmal Shahzad has denied Durham the chance of victory. They need 183 to win in 21 overs and while they might be tempted to give it a go it is surely beyond them. After removing only nightwatchman

  • Home Retail Group suffers Homebase knock-on effect

    ARGOS parent Home Retail Group ended the day as one of the biggest fallers on the FTSE 250 yesterday despite early session gains prompted by the catalogue retailer’s return to sales and profit growth. Home Retail rose more than two per cent in

  • Spice of life is recipe for disaster

    THE 14-year-old was just about to go to bed the other night when he remembered something. “We’ve got Food Tech tomorrow, I need these ingredients for the morning,” said Roscoe, thrusting a scrap of paper into my hand. In my day, we used to

  • Old ball game

    OFFERED at £1,000, the ball from the 1905 FA Amateur Cup final – West Hartlepool v Clapton – spent last week for sale on eBay. It never really got rolling. “It was never priced for sale, just a bit of fun and games. I’d have been devastated if

  • Helping hand

    IT bears a remarkable resemblance to a more famous goal scored 27 years earlier, though the second hand-me-down came in rather humbler surroundings. The first, of course, was Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” opener for Argentina against England in

  • National park issues tinderbox conditions alert

    A NATIONAL park has announced a fire alert, saying continuing dry weather has led to an increased risk of moorland and forest fires. The North York Moors National Park Authority said it was putting fire risk warning signs up on moorland sites ahead

  • Son organises event in memory of late father

    A BEREAVED son has organised a fun run to raise funds and say thank you to the charity that cared for his dad towards the end of his life. David Woodcock will stage ‘Big Biff’s Fun Run’ in South Park, Darlington on Sunday, July 7. When Mr Woodcock

  • Grant scores new nets for Durham cricket club

    A CRICKET club is to buy new nets, thanks to a five-figure charitable grant. Durham City Cricket Club will get new practice nets for its grass training wickets, following a £13,049 grant from the Biffa Award environmental scheme. This will

  • Country pub celebrates its 21st beer festival

    A VILLAGE pub will celebrate its 21st annual beer festival with live music and a variety of British culinary favourites. Peter Hynes, landlord of The Crown, at Manfield, near Darlington, has named his beer festival The Best of British and hopes

  • Green fair hopes to attract the whole family

    THE organisers of a fair that aims to highlight environmental issues say they hope the event will offer something for everyone. The Green Fair will take place in Darlington’s South Park on Sunday, May 12, and will include birds of prey, live music

  • Two hospices boosted by charity donations

    HOSPICE FUNDING: Two hospices based in Middlesbrough have benefitted from £5,000 donations from the Making A Difference Locally (MADL) charity, which assists independent retailers that are members of the retail group Nisa, raise money for their local

  • Pardew's 'French elite' gag may be ill-fated, playwrights fear

    TWO playwrights fear Geordie theatregoers will not see the funny side of a joke in their new play if Newcastle United are relegated. In A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Durham, North-East writers Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood have William the Conqueror

  • Hummersknott Academy principal to step down after ten years

    A PRINCIPAL who helped a school achieve their best ever GCSE results is to retire at the end of this year. Pat Howarth is stepping down from his post at Hummersknott Academy in December after ten years in the role. Since joining in 2003, he

  • Pilot scheme speeds up treatment and cuts cost, say GPs

    A PIONEERING referral scheme which sent North-East patients to see a private physiotherapist at their local GP surgery instead of hospital has cut waiting times and saved the NHS thousands of pounds. It is thought the scheme could save hundreds

  • Metal thieves target old folks' bungalows

    Police are investigating a series of metal thefts from elderly people’s bungalows. Thieves struck at several properties in Stanley, County Durham, between Sunday and Wednesday this week, April 30 - May 1. The Joicey Gardens and Chester Road

  • Nikki ready to rock

    Nikki Hopkins explains to Viv Hardwick how her faith has helped her along the road to an EP release and a big concert debut ALMOST two years on from victory in a Gospel Rock contest, Darlington’s Nikki Hopkins could be forgiven for being frustrated

  • SummerTyne Americana festival

    THE SummerTyne Americana Festival at The Sage Gateshead takes place from July 19 to 21. This year the indoor events kick off with The Mavericks, followed by appearances from Heritage Blues Orchestra, Mud Morganfield (eldest son of Muddy Waters), Patty

  • Three men of folk

    I TRY not to over-use the term “legend” while writing about this passion of mine called folk music, but by any standards, we have three men who readily qualify for such an accolade in the region in the week ahead. Two of them, predictably, are

  • The New Gary Burton Quartet/Guided Tour (Mack Avenue MAC1074)

    A second album by the renowned vibes player’s latest group again features guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, and the equally talented Scott Colley on bass and Antonio Sanchez, drums. The band is now well meshed in, presenting a mixed programme of largely

  • Daisy Chain charity holds open day at its Norton base

    OPEN DAY: The Daisy Chain charity is holding an open day on Monday (May 6) when visitors will be able to try out its new trike track, petting farm, outdoor play area, face painting and refreshments. The event takes place at Calf Fallow Lane, Norton

  • Aaron Diehl/The Bespoke man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue MAC1066)

    Diehl’s own debut has a programme tailor-made for this particular ensemble – Diehl on piano, Warren Wolf vibes, David Wong bass and Rodney Green drums. The five originals and five arrangements bring out the best of a very well recorded quartet inspired

  • Debussy/Stravinsky/Ravel (Naive V5332)

    The Orchestre de Opera National de Paris, conducted by Philippe Jordan, present three monuments of the history of music and the arts. These strong performances of Debussy’s Prelude a l’ apres-midi d’un faune, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps and

  • Tchaikovsky: Sarah Nemtanu (Naive, V5325)

    Violinist Sarah Nemtanu gives a gripping account of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in this live performance with the Orchestre National de France, under the baton of maestro Kurt Masur. The album was recorded in support of Amnesty International, with

  • Soldiers remember the fallen at York Minster service

    SOLDIERS have honoured the lives of friends and colleagues lost during a recent tour of Afghanistan in a service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving in York Minster today. (Thursday, May 2.) The service was attended by the Archbishop of York, Dr John

  • Hidden Handel: Ann Hallenberg (Naive, V5326)

    Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg and Il Complesso Barocco present Handel arias and orchestral pieces, spanning a narrow spectrum from the comparatively unfamiliar to the practically unknown. Nine of the 12 arias featured are recorded for the first

  • Couple deny counterfeit currency charges

    A COUPLE have denied knowing £4,720 worth of £20 bank notes in their possession were counterfeit. David Soulsby, 34, and 23-year-old Amiee Rebecca Felton have also denied passing and trying to pass some of the notes at shops and at a hotel over

  • Inn its rightful place

    Peter Barron follows a recommendation from a trusted source and tries out a revived pub and restaurant in a North Yorkshire village AS a former restaurateur and the man now making a success of the Nearly Naked Chef delicatessen in Darlington town

  • Fire at former Thorntree library believed to be arson

    AN investigation into the cause of a fire at an old library building has confirmed that it was most likely set deliberately. The blaze at Thorntree Library on Beresford Crescent, Middlesbrough, started at around 8.40pm on Monday (April 29) and

  • What’ve they cooked up?

    Watson & Oliver (BBC2, 10pm) Repo Man (C4, 9pm) 12 Year Old Lifer: True Stories (C4, 10pm) THE Great British Bake Off has got under millions of people’s skin, not least that of Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver. Earlier this year, they took

  • Strike

    JIMMY TAYLOR recently indicated that young police officers were the perpetrators of violence during the Miners’ Strike (HAS, Apr 26) . I came from a mining family and worked down the mines for a period. I totally disagree with his assertion

  • Pay to get in, pray to get out

    MY wife and I were great cinema fans when we were younger and the other day we tried to decide which had been the scariest film we’d ever seen. My vote went to Psycho, which we’d watched together in the early 1960s when we were courting. I

  • Fascists

    I AGREE with the comments made by Pete Winstanely (HAS, Apr 27) about reclaiming the flag of St George from racists. However, how many readers failed to pick up on the more subtle points made by Michael Stewart (HAS, Apr 24)? Mr Stewart claims

  • Immigration

    MAY I point out to David McKeever and John Young (HAS, Apr 27) that I have never suggested that it is desirable to have more people coming into the country than going out, though the Government’s own Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that zero

  • The red planet

    MANY of us grew up in a world where the idea of personal computers was science fiction fantasy. Then came the home computer and the next generation grew up unable to imagine a world without computers. If a recently announced plan for a permanent

  • Purdah?

    AS a regular reader of Hear All Sides, I have followed the recent correspondence from Durham county councillors during this current purdah period. I was particularly interested in the way Neil Foster described himself as Labour candidate for Tudhoe

  • Stolen phone

    I AM a 17-year-old student studying in full-time education. Every hour of my time is dedicated to studies, training for competitions or working to earn money to support my life and hobbies. Recently, while at work my phone was stolen from behind

  • Area action

    NEIL FOSTER is right – I am a fan of Hear All Sides (HAS, Apr 28). I brought up the problems of the Festival Walk shopping mall, in Spennymoor, at an early Area Action Partnership (AAP) board meeting. We had a good discussion but the issue

  • Myths about war on welfare

    BEFORE Margaret Thatcher’s death intervened, one political row was drowning out all others – that increasingly nasty battle over benefits. Gleeful Conservatives were confident they had put Labour on the back foot over its alleged reluctance to get

  • Fundraising walk for cancer charity at Castle Howard

    A FUNDRAISING walk for a cancer charity returns this year and organisers are encouraging people to take part in a 10km twilight walk around Castle Howard, near York. Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Walk Ten event is back for a third year on Saturday,

  • Wartime survivor back in action

    CLASSIC aircraft fans are in for a treat this weekend when a relic of the war fires up its engines. The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, near York, took delivery of its Douglas DC3 in 2001 and in the 12 years since it has been meticulously restored

  • Richard III's reconstructed head to go on show in York

    THE reconstructed face of long-dead monarch Richard III will soon be looking out once more over the city that claims him as his own. The replica head made from detailed scans of the King’s rediscovered skull is to be given pride of place in a new

  • Your vote matters

    THE UK Independence Party is set to make big gains in today’s local elections. Under the colourful leadership of Nigel Farage, Ukip has become the default protest party for voters thoroughly fed-up by the political establishment. Ukip has had

  • Footballer joins sponsored walk for charity

    FORMER Sunderland and Hartlepool footballer Tommy Miller will be joining dozens of people in a sponsored walk in aid of charity next week. The Peterlee and District Lions Club are holding their third annual sponsored fun walk, leaving from the

  • End of an era as Durham Wasps' rink demolition begins

    AN ERA of sporting history is coming to an end, with work underway to demolish the former home of the legendary Durham Wasps ice hockey team. The Wasps’ old rink, in Durham City, has stood idle since it was last used as a bowling alley in 2009.

  • Crunch time for Trimdon Grange Community Centre

    IT is crunch time for a County Durham community centre under threat of closure. This week, Durham County Council told Trimdon Grange Community Centre it could be forced to withdraw all funding unless the committee proves it is a viable, sustainable

  • Business club backs charity

    MEMBERS of a local business club have been busy over the last twelve months raising money for a local hospice. At Darlington Business Club’s annual meeting, held at Teesside University – Darlington Campus, on Wednesday, a cheque for £725 was passed

  • A Man of 39 parts

    Following one of the toughest auditions in theatre, Tony Bell became a busy Man in The 39 Steps. He talks to Steve Pratt about switching from Shakespeare to a comedy version of John Buchan’s novel TONY BELL is a busy man. He plays a compere in

  • Enjoying the 'trap on tour

    Steve Pratt chats to Clare Wilkie and Elizabeth Power about taking part in the historic 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap THE suspense of Agatha Christie’s most famous whodunit is proving a bit too much for some audience

  • International medical conference will focus on common cancer

    YORK University is hosting an international conference on lymphomas, the most common type of cancers of the blood in the developed world. The conference, B-cell malignancies: the impact of biomarkers on treatment decisions, will be held on the

  • Nottinghamshire v Durham (day four)

    DURHAM suffered a frustrating morning at Trent Bridge following a disturbed night. As if winkling out the last five Nottinghamshire wickets with an ageing ball on a very flat pitch would not be difficult enough they had to take the field short of sleep

  • Street paved with laughs

    Danny Wallace talks to Viv Hardwick about his route to fame and a forthcoming book signing in York NOT many people would manage to switch between a quirky Hollywood movie, books, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and stand-up scripts and still feel

  • Miles Kane on tour

    As he prepares to release his second album, Miles Kane talks to Andy Welch about proving his doubters wrong POOR Miles Kane is full of cold. Not that he can afford to stay in bed dosed up on Lemsip, because there’s the small matter of an album

  • Time for some not so happy slappers

    THE daddy of all paternity cases continues to cause ructions throughout the community in Emmerdale (ITV1). Head of the Sharma clan, Rishi, saying he was the father of baby Archie was never going to end the matter. It may have put Charity off the

  • ZONE DIGS Richmond and Northallerton digests

    POPULAR FAIR: Shoppers will be able to get into retro mood when Chic Vintique returns to Richmond on Tuesday, May 7 in the town hall. The fair will include vintage clothing, retro homeware, antiques, collectables, jewellery, unusual hand-crafted

  • Richmond children create bee line to help insect habitats

    A PROJECT to encourage adults and children to grow plants to attract bees has begun in Richmond. The Transition Richmond Yorkshire (TRY) group organised the event with Richmond Methodist Primary School pupils, which saw them creating a beeline

  • Airman plans volcano adventure

    AN airman will have his head in the clouds – without the help of an aircraft. Thom Dobson has set himself the challenge of climbing one of the world’s highest active volcanoes to raise money for charity. A senior aircraftman at RAF Leeming,

  • Giant Ear tours schools and colleges with hearing loss warning

    THE world's largest ear is visiting schools, colleges and community groups in the region, warning of the dangers to hearing posed by loud noises. The giant ear is part of a mobile roadshow run by Deafness Research UK designed to emphasise the importance

  • Business forum's game night

    BUSINESS SOCIAL: Northallerton Retail and Business Forum will hold a games night from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday [MAY 9] hosted by Betterdaze record store in Zetland Street, Northallerton. All local business owners and managers are welcome to the event

  • Construction sector moves closer to recovery

    THE UK'S construction industry has stabilised, with new figures suggesting the sector is slowly recovering. The industry almost returned to growth in April, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Construction purchasing managers' index. A report

  • Bursary worth up to £5,000 is announced by nursing union

    THE Royal College of Nursing has launched a £5,000 bursary for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants across the region. The funds are available to healthcare professionals who are looking to develop their skills. The RCN Northern Regional

  • St James' Park chosen as 2015 Rugby World Cup venue

    NEWCASTLE UNITED'S St James' Park has been chosen a one of the 13 host venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but Sunderland's Stadium of Light has missed out. England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015) and Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) today announced the full

  • Sky announces plans to create 350 North-East jobs

    SKY will create 350 North-East jobs as it looks to increase its customer service team. The entertainment and communications company is expanding its call centre in Newcastle, which will cater for new customers after Sky's purchase of O2 and BE's

  • Nottinghamshire v Durham: Day Three (County Championship)

    Day Three Nottinghamshire v Durham LV County Championship UNLESS Durham finally give Mark Wood a run of games he will surely apply for a transfer to Nottinghamshire. In his third appearance at Trent Bridge – he hasn’t played championship

  • Yorkshire v Derbyshire: Day Three (County Championship)

    Day Three Yorkshire v Derbyshire LV County Championship JOE ROOT continued this prolific start to the season with a record-breaking performance alongside Jonny Bairstow as they both prepare to leave Yorkshire for England commitments. The

  • Garage supervisor took his own life, inquest told

    A 52-year-old garage supervisior took his own life, despite having everything to live for, an inquest heard. Coroner Rob Turnbull recorded a verdict that Edward Hunt of Brompton on Swale, near Richmond, killed himself - but said his death was “

  • Match Report: Darlington 3 Guisborough Town 0

    Final Score: Darlington 3 Guisborough Town 0 THE champagne corks popped at the culmination of Darlington's fantastic season as they celebrated promotion with the perfect party. It was slow to get going with Guisborough Town determined to spoil

  • Villa defeat will drive us on, says Johnson

    ADAM Johnson is adamant Monday night's thrashing at Aston Villa won't undo the progress Sunderland have made since Paolo Di Canio's appointment and insists the squad are keen to make up for it by ensuring their Premier League status against Stoke City

  • Arca looks back on his time in the North-East

    JULIO Arca said goodbye to the North-East last week after 13 years in the region. Sports Writer Steph Clark met up with the Argentine to look back on his time with Sunderland and Middlesbrough IT'S not unusual to hear stories of foreign footballers

  • Ukip canvasser suspended over racist comments and images

    A Ukip canvasser was last night suspended from the party pending an urgent investigation after posting sickening anti-Muslim comments and racist pictures on-line. North Yorkshire pensioner Tony Nixon made jokes on Facebook about destroying mosques,

  • Training provider picks up national award

    A NORTH-EAST training provider has picked up a national award. The TTE Technical Group, in South Bank, near Middlesbrough, has been given the matrix Standard for the second time, for the quality of its information and advice to students. The

  • Connie THOMPSON

    THOMPSON Connie Treasured memories of a dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Loved and remembered always. David, Heather and family.

  • Graham BOLGER

    BOLGER Graham If I could ask for just one wish I know what it would be to see you Dad who I adore just smiling back at me. Love and miss you so very much Always yours Lynn. xxxxxx

  • Connie THOMPSON

    THOMPSON Connie died May 2, 2012 Special thoughts today of a dear Sister and Aunty. Lovingly remembered always. Audrey, Sharon, Allyson and families.

  • Jennie WEBB

    WEBB Evenwood/Gainford Bobbie, Joyce and family of the late Jennie wish to sincerely thank relatives and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during their recent sad bereavement, also for the many cards, letters of condolence, flowers and donations

  • Dorrie Scott

    Dorrie SCOTT Happy birthday Auntie Dorrie, Love from, Denise, Graham, Rhiannon, Luke, William, Aidan and Grace. xxxxxxx

  • Marjorie (Madge) Laws

    LAWS April 27, (peacefully), of Spennymoor, Marjorie (Madge). Dearly loved sister of Mary and a much loved auntie. Would family and friends please meet in St. Andrew's Church, Spennymoor, Tuesday, May 7, for a service at 10.15am., followed by committal

  • George Chapman

    George CHAPMAN To family and friends who joined me to celebrate my 80th birthday, sincere thanks for your friendship over the years, the many cards and for your very generous donations to The Great North Air Ambulance. Thank you all.

  • Margaret SPRENTALL

    SPRENTALL (nee Plews) April 25 peacefully Margaret aged 86 years of Northallerton formerly of Darlington. Dearly loved wife of Maurice, much loved mam of Susan and John, mother-in-law of Peter and Joanne, loving nana of James, Jenny, Kathryn, Lisa, Natalie

  • Robert (Bob) Thompson

    THOMPSON April 26, peacefully at home, Robert (Bob), of Shildon, aged 78 years. A beloved husband of Dorothy, a much loved father, grandad, great-grandad, brother to Thelma and a dear brother-in-law and father-in-law. Will family and friends please meet

  • Enid Morgan

    MORGAN Enid Happy birthday to a much missed mam and grandma. Love from, Denise, Janice, Jayne, Melissa, Sarah, Hannah and Grace. xxxx

  • Thomas William (Tom) WARRINER

    WARRINER Thomas William (Tom) of The Lodge, Bayworth Lane, formerly of 32 Westcott Drive, Durham. Peacefully at the Beaumont Care Home, Oxford on April 26 aged 88 years. A beloved husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed, may he rest

  • Eileen Vasey

    VASEY Eileen, aged 78 years, of Barnard Castle, died peacefully in hospital, on April 27. Beloved wife of the late Keith, much loved mum of Gillian, Jan and John, loving grandma to Archer, Maddie and Barry and dearest sister to Peter. Funeral Service

  • MICHAEL YEATMAN

    YEATMAN Michael Charles Walter Aged 69 years, from Burneston, Bedale, suddenly and peacefully in Blackpool Victoria Hospital, surrounded by his family. Loving husband to Gloria, father to Brian, Robert and Nicholas, father-in-law to Tracey and Karen,

  • Ronald (Ron) LIDDLE

    LIDDLE (Newton Hall) On April 27 peacefully in hospital, Ronald (Ron) aged 83 years. Devoted husband of Alma, beloved dad of Ronnie, Heather, Jan and Annie, sadly missed father-in-law of Paul, treasured grandad of Katie, Joe and Harry. Would friends

  • Mark Douthwaite

    DOUTHWAITE Mark On April 25, peacefully in hospital, Mark (Douthy), aged 52 years, of Darlington. Much loved dad of Carl, Charlie and Byron and stepdad to Sarah and Chantelle. Funeral Wednesday May 8. Would friends please meet for service in Darlington

  • Gordon CUMMING

    CUMMING On April 23 suddenly of Willington, Gordon, aged 70 years. Loving partner to Jacqui, father to Paul and Christopher and much missed grandfather to Lauren and Sophia. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Thursday May

  • Irene May Todd

    TODD Irene May On April 27, peacefully in hospital, Rene, aged 90 years, of Cockerton, Darlington. Dearly beloved wife of the late Clifford, much loved mam of Jeffrey, dear mother-in-law of Sandra, adored grandma of Christopher and Michael and great-grandma

  • Maureen ATKINSON

    Maureen ATKINSON Love and best wishes on your 70th birthday From Jean and Norma and all the family xxx

  • Susan Jane SURTEES

    SURTEES Susan Jane (nee Willans) "Our Sue" Your smile has gone forever your hand we cannot touch but we will never lose the memories of a Niece we loved so much Loved and missed Aunty Maureen, Uncle Ken and family xx

  • Sue SURTEES

    SURTEES (Nee Willans) Sue Thank you for the love we shared. Missing you is a heartache that never goes away You were so precious. Our endless love Mam, Dad and family. xx X for your birthday tomorrow.

  • Stephen HOPPER

    HOPPER Stephen May 2, 2012 Treasured memories of a good friend Always remembered Sadly missed by Dicky, Carolle and Thomas.

  • elizabeth grace spencer

    SPENCER Elizabeth Grace May 2, 2011 I held you in my arms Mam, I held you close to me, God took you to a better place And left your love with me. Love you forever Mam, Forget you never. Your loving daughter Gail and son-in-law Wayne. You felt so

  • Marjorie Betts

    BETTS Marjorie Treasured Memories of a special wife, sister, mother, gran and great-gran Always in our hearts Loved and remembered by Husband Dick and all your Family

  • Stephen HOPPER

    HOPPER Stephen A year since you left us, we still think about you every day. Auntie Nora, Uncle Jacky, Graham and Ellen and families.

  • Dorrie Scott

    Dorrie SCOTT To a very dear friend, Dorrie. Congratulations on your 90th Birthday. God bless you always. Love from June, Unice, Ivan and Margaret. xxxx

  • Bryan Morley

    MORLEY Bryan Morley, of St. Helen's Auckland, died suddenly, aged 74. Bryan was a beloved son of the late Irene and Wes, brother to the late Cyril, a loving and caring uncle to Emma, Chris, Oren and Hal. His retired life was filled in pursuit of his

  • Maurice Vardy

    VARDY Maurice, died April 24, in hospital, aged 91 years, of Bishop Auckland. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie, much loved father, father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad and great-great-granddad. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Darlington

  • Colin Sheridan SEYMOUR

    SEYMOUR April 27 Colin Sheridan aged 85 years of High Wether Hill Farm, Toft Hill. Beloved husband of Freda, devoted dad of Linda, Barbara and the late Alan, dear father-in-law to Peter and Allan, a much loved and loving grandad to Jenny, Nicola, Jonathan

  • Mavis Appleton

    APPLETON The family of the late Mavis Appleton wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement. Also for the cards, letters of condolence, floral

  • Raymond Collinson Lowe

    LOWE (Heighington) April 28, peacefully at home, Raymond Collinson, aged 77 years. Devoted husband of Marian. Loving father of Stephen, Kevin and Allison, also a much loved grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother. Funeral Thursday May 9. Would

  • Lawrence Crinnion

    CRINNION Lawrence 80th Birthday. In place of cards we send our love, Instead of gifts a prayer, To the one we thought the world of And miss beyond compare. Love, Audrey and Family.

  • Denis Burn

    BURN Denis Unexpectedly lost on April 26. A precious and beloved husband to Margaret, Dad to Adrian and Father in Law to Kate, and a very special Granddad adored by Evelyn and Alfred. Private cremation to be held. Followed by a Memorial Service at

  • Eva Alderson

    ALDERSON (Trimdon Village) On April 28, peacefully, in hospital, Eva, formerly Readman, nee Hardy, aged 97 years. Dear mam of Hazel, George and Keith, mam-in-law to Brian and Margaret, much loved nana and great-grandma also a dear aunt. Friends please

  • Mabel Robson

    ROBSON Melanie would like to thank family and friends for their kindness and support following the sad loss of her mother Mabel. Also, a very special thank you to all the staff at Darlington Manor Care Home.

  • Brenda Jean WILLIAMS

    WILLIAMS Brenda Jean aged 72 years, formerly of Stanley Grove, Richmond, died peacefully at Morris Grange Nursing Home, Middleton Tyas on April 26. Beloved daughter of the late Elsie and a dear cousin. Funeral Service at St Oswalds Church, Hauxwell on

  • Lance Robson

    ROBSON Lance of Springwell Terrace, Darlington, passed away peacefully at home, on April 20, aged 84. Beloved husband of the late Ellen. Loved brother of Clifford. Devoted uncle. Would family and friends please meet on Wednesday, May 8, at 1.15pm., for

  • Tracy Anne Weightman

    WEIGHTMAN (Dewhurst) Tracy Anne, April 21, stolen from us, aged 31 years. Precious are the memories of our beautiful daughter, the most loving sister, aunty, niece, granddaughter and a very special mummy of Ellie. Funeral service to be held at St. Mary

  • Woman fined for assaulting a youth

    ASSAULT FINE: Emma Louise Colling, 21, of Acacia Gardens in Crook has been fined £90 and ordered to pay £150 compensation, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge, after admitting assaulting a youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, on October

  • Two-year Crasbo for 'persistent troubelmaker' in Wolsingham

    A MAN labelled a persistent troublemaker by police has been ordered by a court not to harass or threaten anyone after a string of complaints from shops and residents. Craig Andrew Wayper from Wolsingham has been made the subject of a Criminal Anti-Social

  • Churches to open their organs for public to play

    MUSIC lovers are being invited to an open day in two churches to have a go on their organs. The Organ Experience has been organised by the Darlington and District Organists’ and Choirmasters Association at St Thomas’ Church in Stanhope and Stanhope

  • Micro-brewery wins Lindisfarne Gospels honour

    A MICRO-BREWERY is celebrating after its ale was chosen to be an official representative of the Lindisfarne Gospels this summer. Sonnet 43 Brew House’s Insular Art beer triumphed after it won over both the public and a judging panel in the battle

  • Wood carving fun on offer this Bank Holiday

    FAMILIES are being invited to join in with woodland sculpture workshops at Killhope: the North of England Lead Mining Museum, on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6. The amateur sculptures will have the chance to use wood and sweepings from the woodland