Visitors to the exhibition can experience the 250-mile return journey to earth from the International Space Station through VR, narrated by Tim Peake himself. Image: © National Science and Media Museum, Jody Hartley

Tim Peake spacecraft to land in Shildon next week

Next week, the space-craft which transported Tim Peake - the UK’s first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut - to and from the International Space Station (ISS) will be landing in Locomotion at Shildon on Wednesday 22nd November.
Billy Greulich-Smith equalises for Shildon from the penalty spot but the celebrations were short lived as Marske went on the grab the winner and knock Shildon out of the FA Vase.

Shildon’s FA Vase hopes sunk by Seasiders

Shildon travelled to Northern League rivals, Marske United for the tie of the round in the FA Vase, and one that both would have preferred to experience a good deal deeper in the tournament, if not on the Wembley turf in its final match.

Over 40s hit for six in cup collapse

Five weeks after the last meeting between Shildon and Forrest Hall, both sides have remained unbeaten since the Shildon victory.
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Library to close for refurbishment

Shildon Library is to close temporarily to enable essential maintenance work to be carried out.
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Dismay at hairdressers as thieves steal poppy tin

A collection tin for this year’s Poppy Appeal was among the items stolen when Fudge Hair Design in Church Street suffered a break-in between 5pm on Monday and 7.30am on Tuesday 14th November.

Byerley Road Pre-School add to 1000 Can Challenge

Due to Byerley Road Pre-School having to close early for the half term holidays in October, their tins were not collected to be counted within the 1000 Can Challenge on Sunday 29th October at Saint John’s Church.

Christmas Fayres at St Mark’s and St John’s

St Mark’s Church, Eldon is hosting its Christmas Fair on Saturday 18th November.
Pupils from St John’s with the lanterns they created at Jubilee Fields Community Centre for the Burning Bright project.

St John’s pupils aspire to be shining examples

Lanterns were being created, and laughter shared, at Jubilee Field’s Community Centre last week.

Luci set to lose locks for charity

Kind-hearted seven-year-old, Luci Butterfield from Shildon doesn’t personally know anyone going through cancer treatment, but last year she told her mam, Danielle, that she wanted to donate money and some of her long hair to children suffering from cancer.

Shildon title tilt suffers blow at Morpeth

Shildon set up a tasty top of the table clash against league leaders Morpeth Town with victory across the Pennines against Penrith last midweek. The game was effectively over within the opening...
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