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Wonder goal!

Spennymoor Town FC Goalkeeper Dan Lowson scored in the 12th minute on his 50th appearance for the club to open the scoring in the FA Cup first qualifying round away to Radcliffe Borough at the weekend.

Take a look at his wonder goal here:

Spennymoor went on to win the game 5-3 by the way!

Gymnast Amy Tinkler given a 'champion' welcome home on open top bus tour

Hundreds braved the weather to welcome County Durham gymnast Amy Tinkler home as she travelled through Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland on an open top bus (SAT 3rd)

The teenager became only the second British woman in history to win a gymmnastics Olympic medal, after her performance on the floor in Rio this summer.

The 16 year old was joined by members of South Durham Gymnastics club for the celebrations.

Amy in Bishop Auckland where crowds didn't let the rain put them off! Credit: ITV Tyne Tees



County Durham man dies in motorbike crash

Scene of the Shildon motorbike crash Credit: Durham Police

A man has died in a motorbike crash that happened last night.

The 49-year-old from Spennymoor was riding a Suzuki 843cc bike and was with a group of other motorbikes travelling from Barnard Castle to Spennymoor when the collision took place.

It happened just before 10am on Brusselton Lane in Shildon between the A68 Royal Oak and the A6072 Shildon bypass.

A 57-year-old woman, also from Spennymoor, and the pillion passenger, was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with injuries to their faces.

Forensic teams at scene of 'disturbed grave'

A forensic tent has been put up in a cordoned off cemetery in County Durham after a grave was disturbed and a headstone damaged.

There has been a large police presence at Metal Bridge Cemetery, near Spennymoor, since they were called on November 21.

"There were about eight police vans in the area and it was taped off.

"I asked if we could go along and he said ‘no’.

"I asked what had happened and they said: ‘I'm sorry, I can’t tell you’.

"As we were leaving a PCSO came down as asked what our names were so we told him.

"I was alarmed to see that something like that had happened so close to where we go every day.

"I was amazed at such a heavy police presence, I couldn't believe it."

– Anonymous witness

“Police were called to Metal Bridge Cemetery at 11.45am on Saturday following a report that grave had been disturbed and a headstone damaged."

– Durham Constabulary

Durham Police are investigating.

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