Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

Highly Recommended Garden Open Day

Don’t miss Dorothy and Ian Hedley’s garden open day at Hill Top Garden, St. John’s Chapel on Sunday, 3 July, 10am-4pm, admission £3, children free, plants for sale, part of the National Garden Scheme.

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No.40 back on track as railway continues to progress

The Weardale Railway CIC’s steam engine, No.40 is back on track after undergoing weeks of maintenance.

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Wolsingham visually impaired men to trek across Iceland

On July 16, Mike Newton is set to trek across Iceland to raise money for eye research in the UK.  He is the only participant of the 14 people taking part to live in the north of England.  Email: mjnewton@tiscali.co.uk … Continue reading

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Local Fibromyalgia sufferers want to start a group

Two Westgate ladies who suffer from this debilitating condition are appealing to other local sufferers to help them start a group.  Contact Ann Balfour on 01388 517463 orAnn Gibbins, evenings only, on 01388 517249.

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Chairwomen’s visit to Nagpur to see work of ‘Women In Need’

Carol Graham from Westgate visited Nagpur to see for herself the excellent work done by Leah Pattison (from Frosterley) and Usha Patil (from India). For the last 17 years the charity has provided often life-saving and life-changing support to the … Continue reading

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New powers for PCSOs

Durham Constabulary is giving its Police Commuity Support Officers extra tools to do the job.

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Scout movement in desperate need of adult volunteers

The Scout movement nationally is desperately in need of adult volunteers, including Weardale.  John McAtominey, a volunteer leader in the county, is appealing for Dalefolk to come forward to help out. Email: john.mcatominey@scouts.org.uk if you can help.

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St. John’s Chapel schoolgirl wins silver

Amy Nuttall, aged 10, from St. John’s Chapel, won through to the National Finals of the NDP (National Development Programme) Acrobatic and Tumbling Gymnastics, held in Stoke-on-Trent, and went on to perform spectacularly with her partner, Santiago, to win the … Continue reading

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Butterwick recycling at Tesco

The Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland has now got a recycling container and two clothing banks based in Tesco car park at St. Helen Auckland after the venue at Frosterley was no longer available. More details from Judith Hutchings 01388 … Continue reading

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