15 years after the Blue Circle Cement plant in Weardale closed with the loss of 150 jobs, residents say the impact is still being felt.Read the full story ›
The family and girlfriend of Frazer Golden, the motorcyclist who died in a road accident in Weardale at the weekend, have said his death will leave “a massive void in everyone’s life.”
Frazer, who was 30 died in a collision with another motorbike on the A689 at St John’s Chapel on Sunday afternoon. The former air cadet had worked at Nissan since the age of 18 and was known for his love of cars and bikes.
His mother and father, Linda and Dan and his girlfriend of the last six years, Helen Gaughan said in a joint tribute that Frazer was the family ‘Mr Fixit’, who had packed as much into his life as possible.
“Frazer was the cherished son of Linda and Daniel, a beloved brother to Faye and Louise and a loved and adored boyfriend of Helen. He was also a lifelong friend to so many people and was Golden by name, golden by nature."
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at 2.10pm on Sunday 9th April.
The accident happened at 2.10pm on the A689 at St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland.Read the full story ›
A former Inland Revenue officer has opened a new studio and gallery after pursuing her dream of becoming an artist.Read the full story ›
Parents in Weardale have condemned plans which would see their small village primary school close and children having to travel six miles away.
Another rural school in Teesdale would also shut next summer - and two others merge - under proposals leaked by a local councillor.
Our Education Correspondent Tom Sheldrick reports.
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Durham Fire Brigade have rescued a man and a child from a car trapped in rising flood water in Upper Weardale.
The Stanhope fire crew carried out the rescue in Wearhead/Ireshopeburn area.
Police officers and volunteers who work together to fight crime in rural areas have been given an award for their hard work. The 'Farmwatch' scheme sees teams go out at night, to catch burglars, poachers and scrap-metal thieves.
'Farmwatch nights' are organised at the last minute, and held on random evenings to catch criminals unaware.
Police officers and volunteers who work together to fight rural crime have been given an award for their hard work.Read the full story ›