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Old May 27th, 2015, 10:46 AM   #101
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Councillor gets set for 270 mile cycle for autism charity



A COUNTY councillor is swapping his desk for a bike in a bid to cycle 270 miles in 24 hours for an autism charity.

Trimdon and Thornley’s county councillor, Peter Brookes, is one of five cyclists taking on the gruelling challenge on June 20, which will see them cycle from Trimdon to London for the North East Autism Society (NEAS).

Cllr Brookes, 60, will be joined by his son, Kieran Brookes, as well as John Philipson, NEAS’ chief executive, David Shipman, strategic manager, adult commissioning, at Durham County Council and Andrew Gilmore, the council’s finance manager.

The team decided to fundraise for the charity after it was selected as the council chairman’s charity of the year by the newly appointed chairman, Jan Blakely.

The charity itself is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and provides services and support to people and families affected by autism- a condition which affects how people process information and see the world.

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Old May 27th, 2015, 05:04 PM   #102
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Britain's Got Talent duo wow crowds at Upperby Gala

By Jenny Brown

Last updated at 15:06, Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Stavros Flatley stole the show at a gala day in Carlisle.

The Britain’s Got Talent father-son duo wowed hundreds of people with a jam-packed routine for the final performance at Upperby Gala in Hammonds Pond.

It was a festival atmosphere for their third visit to the city, and families ended the bank holiday on a high watching the Greek comedians from north London impersonating pop stars.

The 35-minute routine included River Dance, Beyonce, Michael Jackson and The Blue Brothers.

Demi Demetrious, 47, of Stavros Flatley, was happy to be back in Carlisle.

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Must have been some duff acts if they 'stole' the show - once you've seen them their act is just a repetition.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 10:42 AM   #103
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Cumbrian town gears up for Tour of Britain race

By Jenny Barwise

Published at 11:27, Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Cockermouth businesses are planning to pull together to boost the town’s trade when the Tour of Britain hits west Cumbria.



Stage three of the tour, which could be Sir Bradley Wiggins’s last race in this country, will start in Cockermouth on September 8 and the town’s new chairman of the Chamber of Trade is passionate to make the most of the extra footfall.

Chairman Steve Bishop, who runs Flame Concepts on Station Street, said: “We are trying to maximise the potential benefit to local businesses and with estimates of 3,000 to 5,000 people expected – competitors, support teams and visitors – they’ll all need food and drink.

“Current information suggests people will be around from 4.30am until 11am, just after the start, building as the morning goes, After the start numbers will reduce and we are looking at ideas to see what we can do to keep people around longer.”

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 10:34 AM   #104
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Trimdon soldier's First World War medal returned to family after Northern Echo appeal

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A MEDAL from the First World War discovered on a building site has been handed over to the grandson of its original owner, thanks to an appeal in The Northern Echo.

Colin Hodgson, of West Cornforth, County Durham, was given the Victory Medal from a friend who found it while digging the foundations for new houses in Trimdon Village, near Sedgefield, earlier this year.

Keen to reunite it with its rightful owners, he contacted local historian Andy Denholm, who has carried out extensive research on the Great War and the part played by County Durham soldiers.

His research revealed the medal was awarded to a Robert Henry Brown, who was originally from the Newcastle area but moved to Wingate in about 1911, before settling in Trimdon Grange.

Mr Denholm contacted The Northern Echo and an article was published appealing for Mr Brown's descendants to come forward.

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Thousands flock to Cumbria for annual horse fair

Last updated at 07:06, Thursday, 04 June 2015

Thousands of people will start to descend on Cumbria as a world-famous horse fair begins today.

Hoards of travellers from all over the country have already arrived in Appleby for the town’s annual horse fair with many more expected over the weekend.

Last year’s event attracted 50,000 people and organisers are expecting a similar number to turn out this time around.

The horse fair, which starts today and runs until next Wednesday, demands a major co-ordinated effort between police, councils and other agencies to run smoothly.

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Old June 4th, 2015, 09:11 AM   #106
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Classic cars coming to Raby Castle




FANS of classic cars are invited to take the drive to Raby Castle for its 20th Classical Vehicle Show.

More than 300 motoring enthusiasts will be parked up at the castle, near Staindrop, County Durham, next Sunday (June 14) to exhibit their vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and ex-military vehicles.

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Old June 5th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #107
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Volunteer plea to make historical night show attraction happen near Bishop Auckland

A CALL to arms has been issued by the team behind a planned £27m attraction set to bring prosperity and tourists to the region a year from now.

The Eleven Arches at Bishop Auckland will tell 2,000 years of British history through North-East eyes in an action-packed family-orientated night show.

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Old June 6th, 2015, 10:52 AM   #108
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Stan Laurel's christening church on the market


A HISTORIC church with links to one of the greatest names in 20th century comedy was christened has been put up for sale.

St Peter’s Church in Bishop Auckland closed a year ago and is now on the market for redevelopment.

In August 1891, the Grade II listed church witnessed the Christening of comedy legend Stan Laurel, who was born in Cumbria but spent much of his childhood in County Durham.

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Old June 7th, 2015, 09:25 AM   #109
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Thousands turn out for Cumberland Show

Last updated at 17:55, Saturday, 06 June 2015

Thousands of people braved blustery weather conditions to make this year's Cumberland Show a success.

Carlisle Racecourse played host to north Cumbria's biggest agricultural show today.

The event is also one of the biggest events in the area's social calendar with hoards of families and visitors turning out to enjoy everything on offer.

The day started out with some severe winds that blew away some trade gazebos and a handful of sheep were even wearing jackets. But the weather didn't spoil the atmosphere with visitor numbers described by organisers as good.

Entries at the show are among the biggest in the event's history.

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Thousands turn out for Cumberland Show

Last updated at 17:55, Saturday, 06 June 2015

Thousands of people braved blustery weather conditions to make this year's Cumberland Show a success.

Carlisle Racecourse played host to north Cumbria's biggest agricultural show today.

The event is also one of the biggest events in the area's social calendar with hoards of families and visitors turning out to enjoy everything on offer.

The day started out with some severe winds that blew away some trade gazebos and a handful of sheep were even wearing jackets. But the weather didn't spoil the atmosphere with visitor numbers described by organisers as good.

Entries at the show are among the biggest in the event's history.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/th...show-1.1216802
Good, as the weather in Whitehaven was stormy and very cold for the time of year.
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:46 AM   #111
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Crowds of people want to be part of epic night show attraction

PEOPLE have started to sign up in droves to be part of a spectacular new visitor attraction set to open in the region next summer.

Hundreds of residents expressed an interest in joining the 1,000-strong team of volunteers that are needed to realise plans for the Eleven Arches project near Bishop Auckland.

From June 2016, the attraction will host an epic open-air night show bringing to life 2,000 years of Britain’s history.

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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:53 AM   #112
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Last flying Vulcan bomber to stage Carlisle Airport fly-past

By Sue Crawford

Last updated at 10:13, Saturday, 06 June 2015

Britain's last airworthy Vulcan bomber is to fly over Carlisle Airport as part of its final journey.



Having survived the Cold War era and the Falklands conflict, the delta-winged Avro Vulcan XH558 is now 55 years old. This will be its last flying season before it is grounded because of soaring restoration costs.

The Vulcan will stage a fly past over the Crosby-on-Eden airfield on June 27 as part of a two-day farewell tour – Salute to the V-Force.

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Summer fun in Spennymoor in aid of hospice



A HOUSING and business development will host a summer festival in aid of The Butterwick Hospice this month.

The DurhamGate Summer Festival will begin with two days of mermaid and pirate themed events for schools in the Spennymoor area.

There will then be a public event held at DurhamGate, near Spennymoor, on Saturday, June 20 from 1pm to 4pm.

Read more http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/new...id_of_hospice/
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TV star set to host Barnard Castle comedy festival



TV star Mark Watson is to headline the first ever Barnard Castle Comedy Festival.

The award-winning comedian, who has starred in shows such as Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, will perform alongside a host of stars at The Witham arts centre on Saturday, July 18.

Read more http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/new...medy_festival/
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Countess of Wessex visits Cumbria

Last updated at 09:00, Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sophie, Countess of Wessex visited Wigton, Threlkeld and Carlisle during a whistle-stop tour of north Cumbria today.

She sold lambs at an auction, presented a trophy, unveiled a plaque and watched some circle dancing during a busy few hours in the county.

On her first stop, the Countess doubled the price of spring lambs at Hopes Auction Mart in Wigton. She donned a pair of auctioneer’s headphones and proceeded to sell that day’s pair of champion fat lambs.

The Countess declared to watching farmers and dignitaries it was her first time on a mart rostrum.

She said “bear with me, I’ve never done this before” before starting the sale price at £100.

As the price continued to climb, farmers watched in amazement before the gavel came down on the price of £230 each lamb.

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Cars and cream teas at fundraiser



A CLASSIC car and cream tea event will be held in Weardale next weekend to raise money for a hospital's baby unit and farmers in financial need.

The event takes place at Newlands Hall in Frosterley, County Durham, on Sunday, June 21, from 11am to 4pm and entry is free.

All proceeds will be split between the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and the Special Care Baby Unit at Darlington Hospital.

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Light at end of tunnel for railway project



LIGHT has started to appear at the end of the tunnel for a group of train enthusiasts who have embarked on their biggest rail journey yet.

The visionary project to build a G5 steam engine from start to finish at Shildon, in County Durham, entered a new phase at the weekend.

The team behind the endeavour invited Durham County Council chairman, Councillor Jan Blakey, to officially open its own base on Hackworth Industrial Estate yesterday (Saturday, June 13) as the locomotive starts to take shape.

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Elton John wows Cumbria

Last updated at 07:55, Monday, 15 June 2015

"I've never played with such an amazing view," so said rock icon Sir Elton John as he performed for the first time in south Cumbria.

Elton headed to Cumbria for his first ever show as part of a massive worldwide tour on the 40th anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Fans of the global star turned up in their droves to Westmorland County Showground, near Kendal, to watch a living legend at work.

And they were treated to one of the most colourful shows ever witnessed in the area.

Surrounded by some of the most glorious countryside that the county has to offer, the stage was set for a perfect evening celebrating Elton's incredible back catalogue.

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Final preparations underway for Sedgefield Day



FINAL preparations are underway to ensure a community’s annual celebration is the best to date.

Now in its third year, Sedgefield Day has grown to become a much-loved date on the town’s calendar, offering up an array of free and low cost activities on the green and in Ceddesfeld Hall.

This year, the event, on Saturday, June 20, will focus on sport and science with a full programme of activities for people of all ages, especially children.

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Pub bingo game pulls out winning £11 million Lotto numbers but couple walk away with just £50



A PUB bingo game took a dramatic twist when the winning numbers it generated were the same as those drawn in the National Lottery on the same day.

Marie and Dave Flory, pub managers at the Cumberland Arms in Bishop Auckland, were delighted to share the £50 they won for matching all six numbers in their own draw.

But they were gutted to have missed out on the £11.25m payout from Saturday’s Lotto when, in an amazing co-incidence, they realised the same six numbers from their own sweepstake has also been drawn in the official competition.

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