Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hamsterley trails amongst nation’s best

Hamsterley Forest, the 2,000 hectare beauty spot in Co. Durham, has been named as one of England’s top biking locations for families by the Forestry Commission.

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‘Farm to Plate’ event

A special ‘farm to plate’ event has been organised for producers of meat in the North Pennine Dales and the people who buy, cook it and sell it.  The event called ‘Make the Most of Meat’ takes place from 1-3pm … Continue reading

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Scatter wildflowers for lost loved ones

World Cancer Research Fund has launched its annual memorial appeal by offering its supporters wildflower seeds that can be scattered in memory of a loved one.

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Tesco takes £100 to Frosterley garden

Frosterley Community School runs a gardening club for their students sponsored by Tesco supermarket.  Tesco is proud to be sponsoring this project and it is one way in which the store is supporting the local community.

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Westgate artist to exhibit in Brussels

Gavin Mayhew is to hold an exhibition of his work in Brussels and will be exhibiting some of his work along with that of some German artists and an Italian photographer in the Baden-Wuerttemberg embassy in Brussels in September.

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Coal trains operating on Weardale Railway

Mainline coal trains have begun operating on the Weardale Railway as part of an agreement between UK Coal Mining Limited, Weardale Railways CIC and Rail Management Services Ltd.  Up to 150,000 tonnes per annum of high quality coking coal from … Continue reading

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Tourist Information Centre Saved

Tourist information services are to remain in the Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, as part of a major revamp of the centre.

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WI Picnic in the Park moves to Witton Castle

The County Federation of Women’s Institutes have announced that the event will be held at Witton Castle this year and feature the Bearpark and Esh Band.  It will be held on 23 July at 7.30pm.

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Scouts prepare for trip of a lifetime

Four Explorer Scouts from Weardale will be attending the 22nd Scout World Jamboree in Sweden later this month and have each raised £1,800 required for the trip – and to help another four Scouts from poorer countries also attend.

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Weardale Taekwondo students take international honours

Two gold, three silver and three bronze was the medal tally for the Weardale and Bishop Auckland Kim Chung Do team representing the North East recently.

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