BERCS to ride coast-to-coast for charity

Local businessman and chairman of Shildon Football Club, Brian Burn, is one of ten “ugly, fat, unfit old men”, taking part in a coast-to-coast cycle ride in aid of two charities:...

Citizens Advice ‘still here to help’

Having collated their statistics for the last financial year, Sedgefield & District Citizens Advice Bureau is pleased to report a 6% increase in clients helped across the year against a reduction of 25%...

MP pledges bank ‘fight will go on’

Shildon’s MP, Helen Goodman has welcomed the announcement by HSBC that customers will be able to access their bank accounts through local post offices. The bank’s announcement...

GAMP meeting

Residents in Great Aycliffe and Middridge can find out how local issues are being tackled when the local Area Action Partnership meets next. The GAMP board will be meeting on Tuesday...

Scouts hike all around the world

On the second weekend in May, Scouts all over the world take to the hills to hike together, as part of the annual day for the World Scout Movement. It is the only international annual event for every member of the Scouting family. Called Jamboree On The Trail, all Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world...

Warning notices issued throughout the town

Motorists are being reminded that parking restrictions are being enforced within the town. Durham County Council take over responsibilty for enforcement on 31st May, and several...

Shildon built wagon on display at Locomotion

The last example of an airbraked coal hopper wagon, number 361000, which was built in 1977 at Shildon Wagon Works, has been designated for preservation by the Railway Heritage Committee...

Driver overturns car on bypass

A 33 year-old man from Bishop Auckland has been arrested after he took a vehicle without the owner’s consent, before crashing it on Shildon bypass. Kenneth Stephen Brown, of Douthwaite Road...

Short story competition open

Entries are now open for Shildon Town Council’s annual Sid Chaplin Short Story competition for 2013. There is no theme for entries, and first prize for adults is £300. Second prize is...

Get composting

Residents in Shildon are being urged to reduce their waste by turning it into compost. Durham County Council is helping to promote the environmental benefits of home composting to...
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Cllr Lucy Hovvels, chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board and Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for adults and health

Government urged to consider consequences of replacing Public Health England

The chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board has written to the Government outlining serious concerns over plans to replace...