Archive for April, 2009

Work to start on walkway

April 30, 2009 2 comments

WORK will start next month to improve a former railway line, now a popular route for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.

The nine-mile line through open countryside from Broompark, on the edge of Durham City, to Bishop Auckland is to have £28,000 of improvement work carried out.

A ramped path is to be built to turn the steep slope from the Deerness river to Broompark Picnic Area into a gentle incline which is more manageable for users.

Work has already started to clear low scrub and gorse bushes from the area Read more…


Dismay as thugs desecrate memorial

April 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Durham Times – UK
They also set up a planter in memory of him in a cemetery in Ushaw Moor, near Durham, where he grew up and lived in his younger days. MORE

Durham Leagues Round-Up

April 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Journal Live – Newcastle upon Tyne,UK
Shildon Railway plundered 264-3 off the Ushaw Moor attack – Martin Ferguson (77) and Chris Peareth (72) dominating. Phil Timmens and Sean Bradbury then MORE

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Champs have a new King

April 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Readers Durham County League

CHAMPIONS Kimblesworth have signed Australian Travis King, who played for Sacriston last year, as pro and Barry Strong will play again after injury. Bryan Potts has, however, gone to King’s former club.

Runners-up Esh Winning have a new captain in John Carmedy and he will have a youthful overseas pro under his wing. Pakistani Yasim Murtaza, 18, is a left-handed all-rounder who already has two seasons of first-class cricket on his CV. Chris Gardiner, a top-order batsman, has moved to the area from Birmingham.

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British Acrobatic Gymnastics Blog: British Championships 2009

April 25, 2009 Leave a comment

“It was Deerness Valley versus King Edmund in the Mens Pair competition, after two routines, defending British Champions GB squad members, Houston and Pritchard from Deerness took gold, with a score of 56.800 with May and Underdown from King Edmund taking Silver for their routines.”


Gymnastics: GB calls held so Deer by tumbling quintet

April 25, 2009 Leave a comment

FIVE Durham gymnasts are taking a tumble this week – all in the name of national glory.

Deerness Gymnastic Club quintet Rachel Davies, Matilda Hamilton, Georgia Clayton, Chloe Tindale and Steven Gilmore have been selected to represent Great Britain at an event in Sofia Bulgaria, which runs from today until Sunday.

Delighted Deerness Valley gymnastics coach Glen Wharton said: “Normally you are only lucky enough to have kids selected in ones or two at national level.

“To have five picked in one go is an amazing achievement.”

Not only that, but five members of the club’s younger members have also been selected for the Great Britain squad.

They are Alexandra Richardson, 10, from Consett, Millie Nesbitt 10, from Durham, Jonathan Morgan, 10, from Durham, Harvey Simpson, nine from Washington and Mae Heskett, 11, from Sunderland.

Wharton said: “We have been cited as the most improved club in the country by the national coach.

“This is an amazing start to 2009 for us, and with the World Championships coming up in November this year we are looking good to have some of our youngsters selected.

“We have just received a donation from Intra Health to help with the costs of the Bulgaria trip, as it is costing us £3,000 to send the kids over there.

MP’s praise for Sam and Aaron

Courtesy of The Northern Echo

TWO teenagers have been picked out for praise by their MP, following school work on business and sustainability.

Sam Cummings and Aaron Young, both year ten pupils at Durham Community Business College, in Ushaw Moor, were congratulated by Roberta Blackman-Woods, the MP for Durham City.

Dr Blackman-Woods congratulated all winners at the school’s Celebration of Achievement event, but highlighted Sam and Aaron for particular praise.

She said: “Sam and Aaron’s enthusiasm for business and sustainability was wonderful.

“Their work looked at business into the future and addressed issues of corporate responsibility.

“Speaking to Sam and Aaron they told me they would like to run their own business one day.

“The fact that these students are budding entrepreneurs and their enthusiasm for business and sustainability has clearly been stimulated by Durham Community Business College (DCBC) and the teaching at the school.

“The work was first class and they deserved their award.

“I also congratulate everyone in year ten at DCBC who won a subject award or an attendance and punctuality award. Their hard work deserves the recognition they have received.”