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Police investigation into stolen car crash at Broompark (From The Northern Echo)

December 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Police investigation into stolen car crash at Broompark

1:12pm Saturday 26th December 2009

POLICE are appealing for information following a car crash involving a stolen vehicle.

The two vehicle incident happened on the B6302 Broom Lane to Broompark road, on the outskirts of Durham, at about 11.40pm on Christmas Day.

It involved a white coloured Ford Fiesta, stolen from the Ushaw Moor area, which sustained front end and nearside damage.

One occupant sustained a broken collar bone and was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham. Police are waiting to interview him in relation to the incident.

The other occupants of the stolen car fled the scene.

The other car involved in the accident was a Lexus, which sustained front end damage. The two occupants of that car sustained minor injuries and were treated at the University Hospital of North Durham.

via Police investigation into stolen car crash at Broompark (From The Northern Echo).

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Funeral director’s family tribute From The Northern Echo

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Funeral director’s family tribute10:30am Monday 7th December 2009

A FUNERAL director is to celebrate the lives of his father and grandfather whose business he inherited by sponsoring a hospice appeal.Norman Alderson, of N Alderson Funeral Directors, took over the family business from his father Bernard, who had succeeded his father Robert William, who founded the firm in 1921.Now Norman is sponsoring Durham’s St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s Light up a Life appeal, in their memory.

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School opens new sports hall From Durham Times

December 20, 2009 Leave a comment

School opens new sports hall11:50am Sunday 20th December 2009

A SCHOOL has opened a four-court sports hall with nearly £1.5m from Big Lottery Fund’s New Opportunities for PE and Sport programme.The hall is at Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise – formerly Deerness Comprehensive School at Ushaw Moor.College principal Ann Lakey said: “These facilities have added an extra dimension to the chances we can give our students, not only in their education, but also in their lives outside of school.

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via School opens new sports hall From Durham Times.

Deerness gymnastics jumping for joy From The Northern Echo

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Deerness gymnastics jumping for joy12:23pm Monday 7th December 2009 .

THE Deerness Gymnastics tumbling team has enjoyed a sparkling year, competing nationally in three leagues and winning four out of the five categories against teams from across the country.Their success led to the team, based at Sherburn Leisure Centre, taking the Youth Award for Team of the Year, sponsored by the Gannett Foundation.They were nominated after five members of the team were chosen to represent Great Britain.

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via Deerness gymnastics jumping for joy From The Northern Echo.

For Hampden Park read Ushaw Moor as officials return for one night only From The Northern Echo

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment

For Hampden Park read Ushaw Moor as officials return for one night only10:54am Tuesday 24th November 2009THE venue, the occasion and the crowd could hardly have been more different. Thirty years later, only the linesmen remained the same.The first was Hampden Park on June 2 1979, Scotland v Argentina, attendance pushing 62,000. The second was last watery Wednesday on the all-weather pitch at Ushaw Moor, New College Durham v Rotherham College and not even a man and his dog.The Hampden match had also been the unforgettable afternoon that the 18-yearold Diego Maradona confirmed his unique ability to the world.“It’s not very often that you’re bamboozled by pace and control, and it’s very rare in an 18-year-old,” Alan Hansen – part of the Scottish line-up – once recalled.

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via For Hampden Park read Ushaw Moor as officials return for one night only From The Northern Echo.