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Old March 8th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #41
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Acts revealed to play Keswick Mountain Festival


Last updated at 12:05, Thursday, 05 March 2015

Folk superstar Seth Lakeman, Dodgy, Badly Drawn Boy and the Peatbog Faeries will all be playing at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival.



The acts will take to the stage on the evenings of Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16 on the shore of Derwentwater.

Headlining Friday night will be Mercury Music Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy – aka singer/songwriter Damon Gough – who scored a massive hit with Once Around The Block, as well as singles Something to Talk About, You Were Right and Silent Sigh, as well as writing the soundtrack for the film About a Boy, which starred Hugh Grant. He will be supported by the dance fusion madness of the Peatbog Faeries. One of the most popular acts at last year’s festival, they will close the first night with their high energy brand of Celtic fusion.

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Cold-blooded and spineless: £500,000 project celebrates North Pennines' unsung heroes

FROM slimy slugs to lovely ladybirds, a new £500,000 project aims to shed light on the unsung stars lurking in the undergrowth.

Cold-blooded and Spineless will see The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership bring invertebrates to the fore through research, education and monitoring.

A £500,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund is being invested in the five-year project, which will be officially launched with a bio-hunt at Harehope Quarry, near Frosterley in Weardale, on Friday, March 20, at 2pm.

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Old March 10th, 2015, 01:36 PM   #43
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Running series set to return to North-East with launch of Hamsterley Forest race


RUNNING enthusiasts are being encouraged to conquer a forest later this month as a popular challenge returns to the North-East for its second year.

The No Ego Challenge, which is part of The Head Torch Race series, is set to hit the trails of Hamsterley Forest, in Teesdale, on Saturday March 28.


The Hamsterley 'Conquer The Forest', 10km and 10 mile will be the first in a series of No Ego trail challenges planned for 2015 where runners take on mother nature’s best terrain.

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Tom Jones to perform gig in Carlisle's Bitts Park


Last updated at 09:18, Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Sir Tom Jones is to perform an open-air concert in Carlisle.



The singing superstar is holding a gig in Bitts Park on July 31 – a night he promises will be fantastic.

The date is part of a schedule that will see the Welshman take to the road across the world this year.

Sir Tom said: “I am pleased and excited to announce my 2015 tour.

“I am looking forward to performing in the UK, Europe and the US – it’s going to be a great tour and I promise a fantastic show in Carlisle.”

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Old March 11th, 2015, 11:27 AM   #45
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Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team host helicopter exercise



THE Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team hosted a large helicopter training exercise at the weekend to prepare for a change in helicopters.

During 2015/16 all helicopter search and rescue (SAR-H) operations currently undertaken by the RAF and Navy will be taken over by Bristow Helicopters.


The Sea King helicopters currently flown by the RAF and Navy will be replaced with new Sikorsky helicopters and the distinctive yellow colour will disappear, to be replaced with the red and white livery of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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Old March 12th, 2015, 11:43 AM   #46
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Sedgefield Racecourse goes green for cancer charity

A CANCER charity hopes to turn a racecourse green when it hosts its own horseracing event this spring.

The Macmillan Cancer Support Galloping Green Raceday takes place at Sedgefield Racecourse in County Durham on Tuesday, May 5, from 1.45pm and will feature seven races.

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Old March 13th, 2015, 11:20 AM   #47
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Hundreds turn out with antiques after BBC series visits Barnard Castle


HUNDREDS of people turned out with their personal treasures at The Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, today (March 12) in the hope of featuring in the new series of Flog It!

Eager participants braved the cold to queue for the popular BBC One show earlier this morning (March 12) as presenter, Paul Martin, warmed up the crowd for a busy day.

Producers said they expected up to 800 valuations throughout the day, with some items such as a Victorian clock and a 1920s teddy bear already catching their eye.

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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:53 AM   #48
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Spennymoor transport firm's reunion


W H WILLIAMS vehicles were a familiar sight on the region’s roads for decades.

The transport company, based in Spennymoor, County Durham, was built up from one man with a horse and cart to a 250-strong workforce with a busy fleet of 40 vans.

But in the mid 1980s, after failing to keep up with technology and suffering from the loss of business, the family firm shut.

On Saturday (March 14) former colleagues reminisced about the good old days at a 30 year reunion at Ferryhill Workingmen’s Club, in Ferryhill, County Durham.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 10:26 AM   #49
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Cumbria to host two Tour of Britain stages

Last updated at 08:14, Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Some of the world's best cyclists are returning to Cumbria - bringing with them a multi-million pound boost.

And for the first time, the county will host two stages of the Tour of Britain on separate days.

The landmark sporting event's route will be formally announced at an event later today.

But its route over the two visits will cover huge chunks of the county - taking in Allerdale, Carlisle and Eden.

On Tuesday, September 8, stage three of the tour will start in Allerdale, heading along the Solway Coast and through Carlisle before finishing outside the county.

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Northern Lights put on spectacular show over Cumbria

Last updated at 08:45, Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Skywatchers were treated to another spectacular display of the Northern Lights over Cumbria last night.





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Last updated at 08:45, Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Skywatchers were treated to another spectacular display of the Northern Lights over Cumbria last night.



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Increased solar activity meant that people had the chance of catching the colourful phenomenon in the early hours.

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Old March 19th, 2015, 10:36 AM   #51
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Art contest resurrected in memory of Norman Cornish

[IMG]<h1 itemprop="headline">Art contest resurrected in memory of Norman Cornish</h1>[/IMG]

A MAJOR new prize has been created in memory of one of the region’s most celebrated artists, pitman turned painter Norman Cornish.

The family of Mr Cornish, from Spennymoor, County Durham, who died last year aged 94, has donated a £5,000 prize to The People Show.

The competition, which is organised by the University Gallery at Northumbria University, in Newcastle, aims to foster the creative talent of the North East.

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Photography competition to find inspiring images

By Freya Findlay

Last updated at 12:29, Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A charity which provides outdoor activity holidays for people with disabilities is launching a photography competition to find inspiring images.




The Lake District Calvert Trust is running the #candocalvert Photography Competition 2015 to find the photo that best captures their belief – ‘It’s what you can do that counts’.

The competition will be launched on Wednesday, April 1 and last for four months.

All the photos submitted will challenge disability through outdoor adventure and each month there will also be a different theme, starting in April with ‘Achievement’.

People can either post their photos on social media by using the #candocalvert tag, or they can email their photos to the charity at [email protected].

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Old March 21st, 2015, 11:32 AM   #53
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New £500,000 nature project launched in Weardale

DOZENS turned out for the launch of a new £500,000 project in Weardale today hoping to shed light on nature’s unsung heroes.

Cold-blooded and Spineless will see The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership bring invertebrates to the fore through research, education and monitoring.

A £500,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has made the five-year project possible and the official launch in Harehope Quarry, near Frosterley today was hailed a success.

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Norman Cornish self-portrait donated to Northumbria University Gallery

A STRIKING Norman Cornish self-portrait that housed a secret is being donated to Northumbria University Gallery.

The oil painting by the 'Pitman Painter', who called Spennymoor home, was recently sold for £13,500 at auction, after frenzied bidding broke out at Anderson & Garland’s Newcastle saleroom, following the discovery of a concealed second picture on the back.

The generous art collector who bought the work says: “I was over the moon to buy the painting and it is in the best place now to be appreciated by the public.

“It’s already been stuck in a house for 50 years so I didn’t want to just put it on my wall. I would like it to be part of a bigger collection.”

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Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in Carlisle

By Phil Coleman

Last updated at 16:18, Monday, 23 March 2015

Hundreds of guests sat in awed silence as American boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard spoke of his life in the sport.



The five times world champion, who won impressive victories over some of the sport's biggest stars including Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler, was the guest of honour at Carlisle’s Halston Hotel in Warwick Road.

He was the main attraction at a fundraising sportsman’s dinner on Saturday in aid of Eden Valley Hospice.

For one small group of young boxing enthusiasts from Carlisle Youth Zone it was also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a man whose star quality propelled him to the top of his sport in the 1980s.

Jo Farrer, events manager at the hotel, said Leonard entranced his audience.

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Army of tractors raises £6,000 for charity after taking part in Hamsterley Forest convoy

AN ARMY of tractors raised more than £6,000 for charity yesterday (March 22), after taking part in the first convoy through Hamsterley Forest.

About 80 tractors of all shapes and sizes got together for the event which raised funds for the spinal cord injuries unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The 20-mile drive was organised by John McLeod, 44, who was left a paraplegic after an accident 25 years.

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Easter beer festival at award-winning pub with in-house brewery



REAL ale enthusiasts will be sampling some of their favourite local ales at a five-day Easter beer festival at one of their chosen watering holes.

The Surtees Arms, at Ferryhill Station, County Durham, is staging the event in conjunction with its in-house brewery, The Yard of Ale, from Thursday (April 2) to Monday (April 6).

Joint licensees Susan and Alan Hogg have established a name for the pub and brewery after taking over at the premises in the last decade.

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Prince Charles in Cumbria today

Last updated at 13:00, Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Prince Charles is today indulging his passion for the rural community with a visit to north Cumbria.

He was greeted by a host of flag-waving children and adults when he arrived slightly late at Rheged, near Penrith, this morning.

Before moving on to view the photographic exhibition A Portrait of Lakeland in the centre, he spoke to a number of local dignitaries, including Rheged's Sarah and John Dunning.

The exhibition is by Ian Lawson, who spent five years studying the Herdwick breed and their shepherds.

The prince has been praised for backing the campaign to protect Cumbria’s Herdwick sheep and securing better deals for farmers who breed them.

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Carlisle X Factor singer preparing single release

By Emily Parsons

Last updated at 09:40, Saturday, 04 April 2015

A Carlisle singer is preparing to release his first single



Just days after finishing the X Factor tour, Mikey Bromley and his group Only The Young have revealed that they have already secured their first headline gig and will then be heading into the studio.

The 20-year-old, whose family are from the Dalston Road area of the city, has spoken to the News & Star about the exciting future ahead for the four-piece.

“We finished the tour about a week ago,” Mikey said, “and then we all got to go home for a few days which was amazing. I came back to Carlisle to see my family and friends, which was really nice.

“Then on Thursday we all met up to begin rehearsals for our first headline gig at Under the Bridge, in Chelsea.”

The former Richard Rose Morton Academy student revealed that the group will be performing a full 15-song set, complete with some covers, some of their own songs and even some new tracks not yet heard.

“We’ve already sold about 700 tickets,” Mikey continued, “and the gig isn’t until April 11.”

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Rail delight as enthusiasts take control of steam locomotive

First published Monday 6 April 2015 in South Durham News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by Ian Noble, Reporter (Shildon and Spennymoor)

RAIL enthusiasts visiting a museum were able to try their hands at driving a steam engine over the bank holiday weekend.

Staff at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon held three days of driver experience sessions.

Visitors could pay for a half hour or two hour session on a 152-year-old steam engine, which included them driving it a short way along the track at the museum.

Several people took up the offer over the weekend to drive the engine which worked at Barrow Steel Works and on the Furness Railway.

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