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07/23/2017 04:00 AM
Councillors to discuss whether to make highways plan around Kynren site permanent
A COUNCIL will consider whether to stick with a series of footpath closures and road restrictions set up around Kynren for its opening year.

07/22/2017 04:00 AM
Memory of Police Interceptor Gav Smith, who died from cancer, inspires fundraising events
THE memory of a Police Interceptor as a loving family man and a loyal friend is all the inspiration needed to spur his loved ones on in their charity quests.

07/21/2017 10:45 AM
PICTURES: Schools bid a fond farewell to their Class of 2017
Pictures from schools across County Durham and North Yorkshire as they bid a fond farewell to students from infants to Class 6, as the youngsters prepare to embark on the next stage of their educational journey.

07/21/2017 10:30 AM
Man fell for online 'stings' to catch internet perverts twice in 5 months
A MAN fell for online ‘stings’ to catch adults attempting to contact underage girls for sex twice in the space of five months, a court heard.

07/21/2017 10:30 AM
Beast mountain bikers smash fundraising target for Great North Air Ambulance
HUNDREDS of cyclists have raised more than £30,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) after taking on a beast of a bike ride.

07/20/2017 10:30 AM
Hospice to hold its annual strawberry fair
BUTTERWICK Hospice will open its door and gardens when it hosts its annual strawberry summer fair next weekend.

07/20/2017 07:42 AM
North-East Labour MP presses Government on plans as PM casts doubt on post-Brexit trade relationship
A NORTH-EAST MP pressed the Government on when its plans over Brexit will be published after the Prime Minister cast doubt on the UK’s single market relationship after leaving the EU.

07/20/2017 04:00 AM
Man accused of dangerous driving and fleeing crash, leaving four people injured
A TWENTY-year-old man appeared in court accused of driving dangerously before he crashed and fled the scene, leaving injured people behind.

07/19/2017 04:00 AM
Table tennis trio qualify for championships
A TABLE tennis club is celebrating after three of its members qualified for the top junior team championships in the UK.

07/18/2017 06:31 PM
Couple to open their garden for charity event
A COUPLE behind a beautiful three acre garden will once again open it up to the public this weekend to raise money for charity.

07/17/2017 11:00 AM
Alleged pub brawl - CCTV pictures released
POLICE have released CCTV footage of a man they hope to speak to in connection with alleged fight in a pub.

07/17/2017 04:00 AM
New team set up to ensure town's economy booms on back of heritage and tourist-led developments
A NEW team has been set up to ensure a series of heritage and tourism developments centred on a market town delivers real benefits to its economy.

07/16/2017 03:52 PM
Woman puts three transplants and cancer behind her to compete at World Transplant Games
WITH three kidney transplants and a cancer battle behind her, Vicky Horan felt enormous relief when she arrived in Spain for the 2017 World Transplant Games.

07/16/2017 03:00 PM
Improvements made at vandal-hit town cemetery
A SERIES of measures have been implemented to combat a spate of vandalism at a cemetery.

07/16/2017 03:00 PM
Town train station to hold community event
A TOWN train station will hold an open day which organisers promise will be a fun day out for all ages next month.

07/16/2017 01:42 PM
Dementia patient overcomes funding problems and thieves to realises dream of opening sensory garden
IT’S taken a year of hard work and fundraising and has had to recover from repeated thefts, but one man’s vision to create a special sensory garden for his village has been realised.

07/16/2017 04:00 AM
Hospice garden gives new lease of life to volunteers
A GREEN-FINGERED couple battling a degenerative disease say volunteering at a hospice’s revamped greenhouse has given them a new lease of life.

07/14/2017 03:00 PM
Venture back to Roman times at living history festival
DISCOVER what life was like under Roman rule at a two-day festival this weekend.

07/14/2017 10:30 AM
'Out of badness has come a lot of goodness' - inspirational Ernie to open sensory garden weeks after it was targeted by masked thief
A PENSIONER on a mission to help people living with dementia will open a new community garden tomorrow in defiance of a callous thief who threatened to rain on his parade.

07/13/2017 10:30 AM
Ballerina secures prestigious scholarship
A TALENTED young ballerina has secured one of just 12 places at top dance school.

07/13/2017 07:10 AM
Builder crushed by wall at popular farm attraction - firm admits health and safety breach
A CONSTRUCTION company has admitted breaching health and safety standards following the death of a builder who was crushed by a wall at a popular farm attraction.

07/13/2017 04:00 AM
Police custody suite given £70,000 facelift
A POLICE custody suite which accommodates about 200 prisoners each week has reopened following a £70,000 refurbishment.

07/12/2017 03:47 PM
County Durham girl battles it out for North of England and national trampoline competition
A GIRL from Newton Aycliffe flew the flag for the North after jumping her way into the finals of a national trampoline competition.

07/11/2017 10:00 AM
Electrical fault caused JCB to catch fire in centre of village
A JCB which caught fire in the centre of a village as children were being collected from school had an electrical fault, the fire service has confirmed.

07/11/2017 04:36 AM
Kicked in head by cow - now farmer's daughter is to say thanks to air ambulance which saved dad's life
THE grateful daughter of a farmer who was airlifted to hospital after being kicked in the head by a cow is raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) by taking on a 20-mile bike ride.

07/11/2017 04:00 AM
Classic car show set to raise vital funds for hospice
CLASSIC cars dating from the 1950s to the present day will be displayed in the grounds of a historic castle this weekend.

07/11/2017 04:00 AM
Well-deserved retirement for nurse after 62 years
A HARDWORKING woman has retired from nursing after more than 60 years in the profession.

07/10/2017 01:41 PM
Trail race and fun run around historic castle return for the third year
RUNNERS of all ages are warming up for two of the North-East’s most picturesque races.

07/10/2017 10:20 AM
Police hunting wanted man
LUKE Allan Duggan is wanted by police for several offences in the Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle areas.

07/10/2017 04:00 AM
Award-winning students hope to make UK healthier
TWO award-winning students are hoping to make the UK a healthier place after they graduate from university.

07/08/2017 04:00 AM
Pupils imagine life as a refugee to shape their creative writing
IT is dark and cold, a crowd of people desperate to flee their war-torn home nation scramble for space on a raft they hope will carry their family over treacherous water to safer shores.

07/07/2017 04:00 PM
Man to be sentenced at crown court after tablet in abandoned vehicle reveals drug deal involvement
MESSAGES revealing a man’s involvement in drug dealing landed him in court.

07/07/2017 03:42 PM
New football stand to be named in player's honour
A FOOTBALL club’s new stand has been named after a former player.

07/07/2017 04:00 AM
Learner driver banned from road after hitting police car while over the limit
A LEARNER driver has been banned from the road after clipping a police car while under the influence.

07/07/2017 04:00 AM
Mining art fans' collection finds home in gallery
TWO mining art enthusiasts will donate almost their entire collection to a new art gallery to be opened by a charity this autumn.

07/07/2017 04:00 AM
Businesses back mayor's charity
TOWN centre businesses in Bishop Auckland have pledged their support of the mayor’s chosen charity.

07/06/2017 02:51 PM
North-East MP gets seat on shadow frontbench
A NORTH-EAST Labour MP who has been critical of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership in the past has been given a seat on his frontbench. Helen Goodman, the MP for Bishop Auckland, has been appointed as a junior minister in the shadow foreign affairs team.

07/06/2017 04:00 AM
Fancy dress gear saved from supermarket bins
HALLOWEEN gear destined for the bin has been handed out to youngsters in County Durham in return for donations towards charity.

07/05/2017 01:37 PM
Dozens of jobs saved at Vinovium House, Bishop Auckland
CAMPAIGNERS are "over the moon" after they were told that dozens of jobs have been saved in a County Durham market town.

07/05/2017 09:40 AM
YOUR VIEW: 'Kynren will be the making of Bishop' or 'They have sold their souls to Ruffer' - just 2 views on spectacular Bishop Auckland show, what's yours?
OUR story about car parking issues at the spectacular show Kynren has been creating a great deal of interest on Facebook.

07/05/2017 04:00 AM
Tributes to woman who dedicated decades to South Durham community life
MOURNERS are expected to gather in their hundreds to remember a woman who has been at the heart of community life for decades.

07/04/2017 05:18 PM
Residents "dreading" Kynren return fail to convince councillors to vote against car park
ORGANISERS of an open-air live action show have succeeded in getting planning permission for a 1,400 vehicle car park despite an impassioned plea from neighbouring residents.

07/04/2017 04:00 AM
Parking plans for Kynren up for discussion in bid to solve long-running dispute
BOSSES behind an open air extravaganza are seeking to make changes in an attempt to settle a long-running dispute over parking arrangements.

07/03/2017 11:18 AM
Much-loved teenager named as car crash victim
TRIBUTES have been paid to a “much loved” teenager who died in a crash last week.

07/03/2017 11:02 AM
Readers share memories sparked by Bishop Auckland picture spread in The Northern Echo
THERE is loads to catch up on from the Bishop Auckland selection of photographs printed a fortnight ago in The Northern Echo.

07/03/2017 09:00 AM
90 pictures from Kynren 2017: Epic outdoor show returns for second year
BIGGER, better and brighter was the promise of organisers for the second year of Kynren when it burst back onto the stage for the official opening last night.

07/03/2017 08:00 AM
Pensioner vows to go to prison over bungalow row
A RETIRED builder who was ordered to knock down his home ten years ago says he is prepared to go to prison as the latest demolition deadline passes.

07/03/2017 07:08 AM
Do you recognise these suspects caught on CCTV?
DURHAM Police have issued their weekly appeal for the public to identify suspects caught on CCTV.

07/01/2017 09:06 AM
Drive thru with a difference at McDonald's
DINERS got a shock when a car careered into a County Durham restaurant last night.

07/01/2017 04:00 AM
Disgust as cat and kittens abandoned in pouring rain after carrier is tied to railings
ANIMAL lovers have been left disgusted after a cat and her kittens were abandoned in the pouring rain.