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01/18/2018 05:00 AM
Fighting to return home - disabled veteran evicted 6 years ago and sent to shelter 300 miles away
A DISABLED veteran is battling to return home more than six years after a benefits mix-up saw him evicted from his bungalow and sent 300 miles to a North-East shelter.

01/18/2018 05:00 AM
New team to take attraction to next stage
A NORTH attraction hopes to extend its nationwide appeal as a top travel destination.

01/17/2018 04:00 PM
Frustration for football club as loose horses and quad bikers wreck pitch
AN award winning junior football club has been forced to drop almost 30 league games in two months because loose horses – and irresponsible quad bikers – have wrecked their pitches.

01/17/2018 03:50 PM
Calls for county archives to be moved from Durham city
AN MP has called for County Durham’s archives to be moved out of a city in favour of Bishop Auckland.

01/17/2018 05:07 AM
Open call for Kynren volunteers
ELEVEN Arches, the charity behind open air show Kynren: an epic tale of England at Bishop Auckland will hold an open call for volunteers tonight.

01/17/2018 05:00 AM
Plan to demolish former West Auckland care home for housing
A CARE home near Bishop Auckland which has stood empty for almost a decade could be redeveloped for housing.

01/16/2018 03:00 PM
Vehicles damaged at St Helen Auckland motor business
VEHICLES were damaged while parked at a St Helen Auckland business.

01/16/2018 01:38 PM
When plebs spoilt his view the man who built Redworth Hall moved village down hill and out of sight
REDWORTH is a small village that clings to the side of a hill and has the A6072 from Heighington to Shildon running through it.

01/16/2018 01:35 PM
Plea to find rescued kitten a new home
A KITTEN that was rescued by allotment gardeners is in need of a new home.

01/16/2018 11:19 AM
MP to hold surgery sessions
MP Helen Goodman will hold surgeries in Bishop Auckland and Shildon.

01/16/2018 11:03 AM
New cafe boosts funds for County Durham hospice
A HOSPICE has seen its retail fundraising profits in a market town increase by 30 per cent after opening a cafe last year.

01/15/2018 05:00 AM
'Roaming horses will kill someone' warns mum after son's horror crash
THE mother of a teenager whose car was written off after he crashed into a horse is calling for owners to stop letting them run loose before someone is killed.

01/14/2018 10:18 AM
Animal sanctuary to move and downsize
AN animal sanctuary which has cared for hundreds of creatures great and small will move site after 16 years.

01/14/2018 05:00 AM
'Gardener' jailed after huge cannabis farm discovered
A MAN found tending a “substantial” cannabis farm in a large detached house was jailed for 28 months.

01/13/2018 05:05 AM
Supported housing charity asks Tesco shoppers for help in Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland and Darlington
A SUPPORTED housing charity in Newton Aycliffe is calling on shoppers to back a bid to overhaul the gardens of vulnerable people.

01/13/2018 05:00 AM
Call for would-be business owners in Bishop Auckland area to take on children's play bus
WOULD-BE business owners are being called up to take on the running of a children’s play bus which is being gifted by a residential organisation covering the Bishop Auckland area.

01/12/2018 03:42 PM
Philanthropist and man behind Kynren festival Jonathan Ruffer tells of his delight at honour
ONE of the region’s leading philanthropists has spoken of his joy after being awarded an honorary degree.

01/12/2018 09:00 AM
Death crash victim had been planning to donate kidney to brother - 'distracted' teenage driver locked up
A MAN killed by a teenage driver who was texting seconds before the crash had been planning to donate a kidney to his seriously ill brother, it was revealed today.

01/12/2018 05:00 AM
'Fortress' van delivers post to villages targeted by armed robbers
A COMMUNITY which has repeatedly fought to keep its post office this week welcomed the arrival of a mobile service – in the shape of a ‘fortress’ van.

01/11/2018 12:20 PM
Driver alleged to have made off from crash where £500 damage was caused to car
A MAN is alleged to have driven away from the scene of a crash in which hundreds of pounds of damage was caused to a parked car.

01/11/2018 11:00 AM
Free maths and English training on offer to jobseekers
A FREE maths and English course aimed at boosting employment skills will begin in Bishop Auckland later this month.

01/11/2018 05:00 AM
Group of Bishop Auckland Marie Curie fundraisers collect £80k in four years
A FUNDRAISING group which has collected almost £80,000 for a charity supporting patients and families affected by terminal illness is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

01/11/2018 05:00 AM
'He used me as a punchbag' - thug forced woman into river and burnt another with hot iron
A BRUTE who forced one woman into a river where she was in serious danger of being swept away and burnt another with an iron has been given an extended jail sentence.

01/10/2018 05:21 PM
Warrant issued for arrest of cannabis grower who left court before sentencing
A DEFENDANT who attended court to be sentenced for cannabis cultivation left the building before the case was to take place.

01/10/2018 11:37 AM
Flood forces school closure
A SCHOOL has been forced to shut today due to flooding.

01/10/2018 05:00 AM
Top football ref to give talk
A LEADING football official will be the guest speaker at an event next week.

01/09/2018 02:43 PM
Have your antiques valued at hospice fundraiser
ARTWORK, ornaments or obscurities which their owner’s think may be old or valuable can be checked out at an antiques event being held in aid of charity.

01/09/2018 02:15 PM
Event to help older people avoid scams
OLDER people who run the risk of being targeted by scammers will get advice during a free event.

01/09/2018 12:11 PM
Brusselton tower where you can see from coast to coast and get a glimpse of murderous rampaging Scots
AT 250 metres above sea level – that’s more than 800ft – Brusselton is one of the highest peaks in south Durham. On a clear day, it is said that if you look to the east, you can see over Newton Aycliffe and over Middlesbrough to the cliffs at Saltburn more than 30 miles away.

01/09/2018 11:30 AM
Road resurfacing work due for Winston, Coundon and Shildon
DRIVERS are being forewarned to expect delays throughout South West Durham for resurfacing works.

01/09/2018 05:00 AM
New York date for Auckland Castle's Zurbaran paintings
A SERIES of paintings which hung in a North-East palace for 260 years are heading to New York for the latest leg of a tour of the United States.

01/09/2018 05:00 AM
PICTURES: See inside Bishop Auckland's 'lost cinema' where undiscovered remains have been found
SWINGING doors, a ladies’ cloakroom and wooden stairs that once led to “The Ball Room” have been discovered inside a building thought to have been largely lost to history.

01/08/2018 04:33 PM
Community arts project celebrates unspoiled beauty of nature reserve
A WILDLIFE charity has joined forces with a North-East arts organisation for an ambitious project celebrating the wonders of nature.

01/08/2018 04:30 PM
Bishop Auckland Suffrage march - 100 people for 100 years since first vote for British women
WOMEN have united in a County Durham town to play their part in the commemoration of the centenary of the first British women to get the vote.

01/08/2018 04:04 PM
Bishop Auckland paranormal investigator writes book on spirit findings
A PARANORMAL investigator has written a new book to educate people about ghosts.

01/08/2018 11:27 AM
New runners start couch to 5k journey in Bishop Auckland
A NEW running initiative aims to get people exercising, socialising and exploring their neighbourhood’s network of paths.

01/06/2018 05:00 AM
Pensioner, 84, forced to wait 14 hours for hospital bed after going to A&E at midnight
A PENSIONER last night told how he was forced to wait for a bed for 14 hours in A&E in a stark illustration of the winter crisis gripping the NHS.

01/06/2018 05:00 AM
Bishop Auckland social venture's plans for youth club and veterans' studio
THE couple behind a social enterprise in Bishop Auckland have revealed their plans to extend the community venture to attract veterans and youngsters.

01/06/2018 05:00 AM
World War Two veteran who survived on a lifeboat for 8 days after ship torpedoed dies, aged 95
AIRCRAFT used during the Second World War will take to the skies in salute to a decorated County Durham serviceman who has died aged 95.

01/04/2018 01:33 PM
Fans meet Police Interceptors as late colleague PC Gavin Smith is honoured at fundraiser
POLICE Interceptors have helped raise more than £9,000 in memory of their colleague who passed away from cancer.

01/04/2018 05:45 AM
Elite sports academy revived at school
A SCHOOL has so many rising sports stars it has relaunched a scheme that aims to help them reach their potential.

01/04/2018 05:00 AM
Customer accused of buying several hundreds pounds worth of goods using forged bank notes
A MAN accused of knowingly paying for several hundred pounds worth of shopping using counterfeit currency is to stand trial later this year.

01/04/2018 05:00 AM
Power plant designed to 'keep the lights on' to go ahead in Bishop Auckland
PLANS for a reserve power plant in Bishop Auckland have been approved.

01/03/2018 03:16 PM
Man glassed - victim severely injured in 'violent and unprovoked' attack
A MAN was left with serious facial injuries after he was glassed when he left a town centre pub.

01/03/2018 03:07 PM
Philanthropist, children's champion and Emmy winning filmmaker to be honoured with degrees from Durham University
ONE of the region’s leading philanthropists, a pioneering filmmaker and a children’s champion are being awarded honorary degrees by a North-East University.

01/02/2018 05:00 AM
Business owner's plan to open new doggy day care centre
A DOGGY day care centre could be opening in the region if planning permission is given to a small business owner.

01/02/2018 05:00 AM
Free employment project marks its first year
A FREE County Durham employment project, which helps people find their feet in the world of work, has marked its first year in action.

01/01/2018 06:00 AM
Cigarette fire caused £10k of damage to football ground
A FOOTBALL club which had thousands of pounds of damage caused to its ground after a discarded cigarette caused a fire has used the incident to improve safety measures at the stadium.

12/31/2017 10:00 AM
Girl dies on Boxing Day after Egypt swimming pool tragedy
A COMMUNITY is in shock after a little girl died following a swimming pool accident during a festive family holiday abroad.

12/30/2017 04:00 PM
Training facilities given new life thanks to funding
A RUGBY club has been able to expand its training facilities thanks to more than £15,000 worth of funding.