Volunteer committee recognised for longstanding service

Outgoing committee members recognised for longstanding service

Four volunteer committee members who have given up their free time to help improve life for people in County Durham have been recognised by...
Stephanie Burrows is serving a Customer Services apprenticeship at M&M Pharmacies

Apprenticeships prescribed by local pharmacy

A Bishop Auckland family business which has employed more than 20 apprentices over the past decade is backing a national campaign this week promoting...
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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