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Local football podcast seeking host

South West Durham News recently launched our first ever podcast, covering local football. Episode 2 starred Fraser Reynolds of Ferryhill Athletic, who will brought...

Walking Netball under way

Walking Netball sessions are now underway at Sunnydale Leisure Centre, from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to this friendly and fun...
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Railwaymen extend advantage

With their nearest rivals on cup duty, Shildon AFC took the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the Northern League with...

Little Loco brings world’s first passenger train to life for children

The story of the world’s first steam locomotive to carry passengers, when it left Shildon on its journey along the Stockton and Darlington Railway,...

Festive concert at St Mary’s

All are invited to come along to St Mary’s Church on Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, on Friday, 8 December at 7.30pm when Durham Police...

Shildon assets included in local Heritage Listings Project

Victorian gates from Euston Station at Shildon – part of the old Stockton and Darlington Railway line and a statue of Timothy Hackworth in...

Mayor’s Award for Thelma

The Mayor’s Award for October was presented by Cllr Shirley Quinn to Thelma Cook. Thelma is the Queen Bee of the Busy Bees and is...

Shildon Alive receives King’s Award

Shildon Alive, which supports people struggling to make ends meet, has been handed the King’s Award for Voluntary Service. Run by staff and volunteers with...

Shildon remembers the fallen

Shildon was blessed with bright and fine, if chilly, weather for both of its Remembrance ceremonies over the weekend. On Saturday, which this year coincidentally...
Front cover of Haunted by Mia Thomas

Haunted by Mia Thomas out now

OUT NOW: Local author Mia Thomas’ latest endeavour is a creepy collection of ghosts and poltergeists from the newspaper archives. Featuring harmless “polts” that...
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SWDN to host Open Day

South West Durham News, publishers of the Ferryhill & Chilton Chapter, Shildon & District Town Crier, Spennymoor News and the Bishop Press are opening...

Boxing club remembers

Moors Ladies capture Kisby

Call for memories of flapping

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Shildon march on in DCC