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Shildon AFC's Adam Burnicle (9) scores against Penrith

Shildon prove too strong for ten man Penrith

SHILDON AFC returned to form with a convincing weekend Northern League win against Penrith at Dean Street. Victory was sealed before the match reached...
Marske United's Robert Dean saves Matty Roberts' penalty. Photo: Martyn Tweddle.

Shildon pay the penalty at Marske

In a fixture played at Billingham Town’s Bedford Terrace due to the unplayable condition of Marske United’s home ground, Shildon came within a penalty...
Foster sister Naomi and supporters of Stephen's campaign

Campaigners take Stephen’s petition to Home Office

On Thursday (1 February), trafficked child ‘Stephen’, along with his foster sister Naomi Tomlinson and campaigners, including Bishop Auckland constituency MP, Helen Goodman met...
Stephen is set to be deported to Vietnam, where he was trafficked into slavery as a child orphan.

Petition to keep ‘Stephen’ in UK surpasses 100,000 signatures

As the deadline looms for the Home Office decision on the fate of Rev. David Tomlinson and family’s 19-year-old foster son and brother, the...
Locomotion welcomes two and a half millionth visitor

Locomotion welcomes 2.5 millionth visitor

Locomotion in Shildon has started the New Year on the right track after officially welcoming the museum’s 2.5 millionth (2,500,000) visitor. Sean Richards from Sedgefield, visited...
Shildon - Not Forgotten front cover

Shildon – Not Forgotten: New book

Shildon - Not Forgotten is the latest installment from Shildon author, Mia Thomas provides a detailed account of Shildon’s birth and progression, from its...
Map detail of New Shildon in 1857

Call for Shildon to receive railway heritage funding

Writing in this week’s Shildon & District Town Crier, local author and historian, Gerald Slack is leading calls for investment in Shildon’s railway heritage...
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Railwaymen slump to fourth consecutive defeat

After maintaining the longest perfect record in the league, for matches won away from home, Shildon AFC have slumped to four consecutive away defeats in November which have seen them exit the FA Vase and League Cup and lose ground in the league title race.
Shildon Deputy Town Mayor, Luan Deakin, is joined at the Soyuz capsule by Shildon and Dene Valley County Councillor, Brian Stephens and County Cllr Ossie Johnson, portfolio holder for Tourism, Culture, Leisure and Rural Issues. Photo: Tom Clegg.

Soyuz has landed in Shildon

After an eagerly anticipated wait, the Russian space capsule that returned British astronaut, Tim Peake and his two cosmonaut colleagues to earth from the International Space Station has arrived at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum in Shildon.
Sunderland AFC FOL Shildon hosted Chelsea in the NYFL League Cup and sent the youth side of the Premier League champions crashing out of the competition.

Shildon FOL sink Chelsea

Sunderland AFC FOL Shildon took on the might of Chelsea FC Foundation MW Reserves in the NYFL (National Football Youth League) League Cup 2017/18 at Dean Street on Wednesday 15th November and put the youth side of the Premier League champions to the sword, recording an emphatic 5-1 win to march into the next round of the national cup competition.
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