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08/18/2018 11:03 AM
Children pick up first aid skills
PRIMARY school pupils picked up some vital skills so they can help friends and family if they have an accident.

08/18/2018 09:02 AM
South Durham: News in brief
Farm theft

08/18/2018 04:00 AM
Tearaway drivers behind bars after devastating crash
TWO young tearaway drivers who caused a devastating crash in which a family of four were injured – two seriously – are behind bars.

08/17/2018 01:14 PM
Scammers claim to be police in bid to get bank details
PHONE scammers posed as police officers in a bid to trick householders into handing over their bank details.

08/17/2018 10:49 AM
Be warned - traffic disruption likely during 16 weeks of gas works
MOTORISTS are warned to expect delays and parking restrictions when 16 weeks of work to replace ageing gas pipes starts on Monday.

08/17/2018 09:23 AM
Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire raises more than £1,100 for Dogs Trust, Sadberge and Butterwick Hospice, Bishop Auckland
TAYLOR Wimpey North Yorkshire raised more than £1,100 for Dogs Trust in Sadberge and Butterwick Hospice in Bishop Auckland recently when it auctioned off furniture, paintings and decorations from its Millfields show homes in support of the admirable work the charities do across the region.

08/17/2018 06:00 AM
Suspended prison sentence for farm worker who neglected 1,700 pigs
A FARM worker who left pig carcases in the same sheds as live ones and neglected more than 1,700 pigs to the point where some had to be put down has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

08/17/2018 04:00 AM
Tales and photos of mining communities' strong women wanted
TALES of women whose spirit and determination shone through in the region's mining communities are being sought for an art exhibition.

08/17/2018 04:00 AM
Students boost funding for MRI appeal
STUDENTS raised funds for life-saving medical equipment by throwing a tea party recently.

08/17/2018 04:00 AM
Town's long-awaited cinema complex moves step closer
AN eagerly-anticipated multi-million pound cinema complex is in the final stages of being approved.

08/16/2018 10:24 AM
South Durham: A round-up of news and events
A ROUND up of news from around the south Durham area

08/16/2018 10:22 AM
Robert arrives in region on 1,000 mile walk with pooches
A DOG lover on a mission to walk the length of the country with his canine friends to raise awareness and funds for an animal charity has made it to the region.

08/16/2018 10:04 AM
Donations are needed for the British Heart Foundation
THE British Heart Foundation in Bishop Auckland are in desperate need of unwanted items.

08/16/2018 09:10 AM
Six week cookery course to launch next month
A FREE course will provide opportunities to learn about food safety and hygiene, cooking and global cuisine.

08/16/2018 04:08 AM
See Romans brought back to life at fort
VISITORS to an important historic site and tourist attraction will be transported back in time this bank holiday.

08/16/2018 04:00 AM
Beauty pageant girl born with cleft lip raises £2,500 and heads to Spain
A GIRL born with a cleft lip has used beauty pageants to raise £2,500 for a charity which has supported her throughout her life.

08/16/2018 04:00 AM
Teenagers join forces to raise cash for Butterwick Hospice
A TEAM of teenagers have raised more than £500 for a hospice care charity based across Bishop Auckland and Stockton-on-Tees.

08/15/2018 11:00 PM
Police overrun with complaints about loose horses
POLICE were called to 850 reports of loose or fly-grazing horses in County Durham last year- 90 per cent of which were in a single town.

08/15/2018 08:57 AM
Kind-hearted stone mason offers to repair vandal-hit baby graves for free
A STONEMASON has offered to repair baby graves vandalised in Bishop Auckland.

08/15/2018 04:00 AM
Cancer patient's golf day raises £2,600 for hospice charity
A FORMER Darlington footballer and retired businessman has raised thousands of pounds for charity after hosting a golf day fundraiser.

08/14/2018 11:24 AM
Homebase to close 42 stores - Bishop Auckland spared, but Gateshead and Whitby might go
HOMEBASE is pressing ahead with a wave of store closures that will see 42 DIY outlets shut, putting around 1,500 jobs at risk.

08/14/2018 10:16 AM
News briefs from Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and Weardale
Tax clampdown

08/14/2018 04:00 AM
Floating lanterns to glow on lake in memory of loved ones
THE granddaughter of a hospice founder is leading the way in remembering loved ones at a poignant event at a North-East park next month.

08/13/2018 07:00 PM
More than £14,000 raised by workmates for flying doctors
EVENTS ranging from a Vegas themed party night to a sponsored bike ride helped workmates boost a charity's coffers after they were inspired by its lifesaving work.

08/13/2018 12:52 PM
Pageant pair plan fundraising fun day
TWO beauty pageant stars have teamed up to organise a family fun day in aid of a cause close to their hearts.

08/13/2018 11:42 AM
Downgrading A&E depts does NOT lead to spike in deaths - report
DOWNGRADING emergency departments does not lead to a spike in deaths - despite patients having to travel further for emergency care, a new study which involved centres in Bishop Auckland and Hartlepool suggests.

08/11/2018 04:00 AM
Lifesize dog cake sweetens Bishop Auckland golfer's USA send-off
A TEENAGE golfer from County Durham will begin the next chapter of her sporting life this month.

08/10/2018 03:52 PM
Hospice revamp opened after DIY appeal
REVAMPED facilities have been formally reopened at a North-East hospice following a successful “DIY Cry For Help” to local businesses.

08/10/2018 03:29 PM
Gardeners invited to take part in annual show
GARDENERS are invited to enter produce in an annual show.

08/10/2018 04:00 AM
New discoveries in dig at Bishop Auckland Roman fort
COUNTY Durham’s largest Roman fort has attracted archaeologists and volunteers from across the globe for a new series of excavations.

08/09/2018 02:33 PM
Letters: Litter picking for love of village
I LIVE in West Auckland, which has a lovely village green, but like most small villages there seems to be an awful lot of litter especially around the seats provided where people seem to eat their food and throw the wrappings on the floor – not all of them I may add.

08/09/2018 04:00 AM
Bishop Auckland gallery's activity month for kids
FAMILIES can follow in the footsteps of miners with a summer of creative drop-in activities in Bishop Auckland.

08/09/2018 04:00 AM
Bishop Auckland children to learn about healthy cooking
CHILDREN in Bishop Auckland are learning how to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families.

08/09/2018 04:00 AM
News in Brief: South Durham
Town meeting

08/08/2018 03:26 PM
Gallery's £20,000 grant to give warm welcome
A SMART welcome awaits visitors to one of the North East's newest cultural attractions thanks to a five-figure grant from a regional employer.

08/08/2018 04:15 AM
Pupils take part in community litter pick
SCHOOLCHILDREN have given their community a spruce up after taking part in a litter pick.

08/07/2018 01:29 PM
All the latest news from South Durham
A POPULAR Teesdale butchers is set to close one of its village stores. Simpsons Butchers, in Gainford, will officially close this Saturday after 28 years serving residents. Owner, Joe Simpson, who also has a branch in Cockfield, thanked all his customers for supporting the business. His staff member in Gainford will now move to the Cockfield store.

08/07/2018 11:44 AM
Five more babies' graves damaged at Bishop Auckland cemetery
MORE babies' graves have been damaged at a town's cemetery, just weeks after distraught relatives called for action over the issue.

08/07/2018 04:46 AM
Town hall launches fun summer activities for children
FROM exploring outer space, to mastering circus skills, a world of adventure awaits families in Bishop Auckland this summer.

08/07/2018 04:00 AM
CCTV is option for town cemetery following vandalism
CCTV cameras are among the measures being considered by a council to prevent anti-social behaviour at a town’s cemetery.

08/07/2018 04:00 AM
Dog lover will walk length of country to highlight shocking meat festival
A DOG lover will walk the length of the country to raise awareness and funds as part of the fight against the controversial dog meat trade and festivals of Asia.

08/04/2018 12:30 PM
Town stalwart celebrates 100th birthday with party
A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER who helped build aeroplanes during the Second World War has celebrated her 100th birthday.

08/04/2018 04:00 AM
Bishop Auckland heart patient, 90, to feature in parliament display
A NONAGENARIAN who suffered heart valve disease has become the focus of a photograph series to be displayed in the Houses of Parliament.

08/03/2018 12:53 PM
Shildon police reissue appeal to locate 24-year-old man
POLICE have reissued an appeal to locate Ryan Hallimond.

08/03/2018 04:00 AM
Kynren rated in Trip Advisor's top five summer performances
A TOWN'S live action night show has been named in a website's top five performance in England to visit this summer.

08/02/2018 12:25 PM
Letters: Holiday-makers packed into Darlington train like sardines
WHILE waiting for a train to York this morning at Darlington station with my wife and friends we were amazed to see the scenes of passengers trying to board the airport train.

08/02/2018 09:04 AM
All the latest news from South Durham
A MAN is wanted by police.

08/02/2018 04:00 AM
Positive benefits of alpacas on Bishop Auckland schoolchildren
A GROUP which strives to improve the lives of women and girls has hailed the success of a project which brought together a special school and an alpaca farm.

08/01/2018 04:00 AM
News in Brief: South Durham
Bottle attack

08/01/2018 04:00 AM
ME charity's plea for funding "miracle" after unsuccessful bid
A CHARITY which helps hundreds of young people with a debilitating condition has made an emotional plea for help after its funding was cut.