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Free Website Solutions – By Barry Kirkham

A Better Free Web Solution

By   1 day ago in Consett News Lifestyle Science & Technology

A Better Free Website Solution A website is an absolute must for all businesses. While free website solutions might seem attractive – especially for cash-strapped start-ups – the image they portray isn’t always professional. So do you make the leap and hire an outside firm to design a killer website? Or, do you get ‘web […]

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Death Of The Video Shop – Part 3

Death of a Video Shop

By   3 days ago in Consett News Entertainment

Death of a Video Shop – By Steven “Monkey” Mason I still remember the first video I bought with my own money. It was Ghostbusters, I got it from HMV in the Metro Centre. This was a big deal for me. Fast forward to 2016, I now work at that same HMV where I bought my […]

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Saint Valentine’s Day Manager – Lorraine Weightman

Saint Valentine's Day Manager

By   5 days ago in Consett News History

Saint Valentine’s Day Manager Just as the half price sales are over and things are getting back to normal the shops are filled with red heart shaped balloons, cards, chocolates, red roses and champagne. All to celebrate the feast of Saint Valentine, who among other things is the patron saint of engaged couples, fainting and […]

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Bright Red – Charity Event

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By   3 weeks ago in Consett News

Lee Robson, from Consett, County Durham passed away from leukaemia in 2013 after being diagnosed with the condition for a second time, aged 34 years old. During his second round of treatment he helped set up Bright Red Patient Care Grants – one off financial awards given to blood cancer patients in most need of […]

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Reach for the Sky – By Lorraine Weightman

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By   3 weeks ago in Consett News Sport

As he finished his commentary, I heard those long awaited words, ‘Michael Weightman Sky Sports ‘ From the age of four he organised football matches in the front garden. Carefully placing his two younger sisters in opposite small white plastic goals, he started commentating. He was always Captain of Newcastle United as well as the […]

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Christmas Readings at Consett Library

Christmas Readings at Consett Library

By   2 months ago in Consett News

Christmas Readings You are cordially invited to join us at Consett Library Come along and get yourself into a festive mood with stories, verses and a mince pie or two. on Tuesday 8th December at 2.30pm for our yearly Christmas Readings Everyone is welcome.  

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Christmas Events in Consett

Christmas Consett Events

By   2 months ago in Consett News Entertainment

Everyone is invited to the Carol Brunch at The Salvation Army on Sherburn Terrace, Consett on Saturday 19th December from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Take a break from your Christmas preparations and join in an informal way to sing your favourite carols with The Salvation Army Band, stay a little while or for the whole […]

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Consett Football Charity Match – McDonalds v YMCA

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By   3 months ago in Consett News Sport

A charity football match will be played on Friday 20th November in aid of a great North-East cause, Bright Red. The charity match is to be played at the Consett AFC ground in Consett. The kick-off time is 8:00pm. Entry for the match is £2.00. Money raised from the charity football match will fund the […]

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Death Of The Video Shop – Part 3

Death of a Video Shop

By   3 days ago in Consett News Entertainment

Death of a Video Shop – By Steven “Monkey” Mason I still remember the first video I bought with my own money. It was Ghostbusters, I got it from HMV in the Metro Centre. This was a big deal for me. Fast forward to 2016, I now work at that same HMV where I bought my […]

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Carrying David

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By   4 weeks ago in Entertainment Sport

It’s a rarity for a world boxing champion to star on stage playing himself almost three decades after his momentous achievement. Yet Glenn McCrory is to do that in May 2016 when Carrying David will be premiered at the Alun Armstrong Theatre in Stanley, a matter of yards from the Louisa Centre where Glenn was […]

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A Stick Too Far – By Neil Sullivan

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By   1 month ago in Entertainment

It’s no good. I’m just going to have to accept it. If I throw a stick for Ollie and Nina to fetch, the only way I can expect it to ever come back is if it’s a boomerang. Ollie and Nina are just not the fetching type. Ollie is far too hair-brained to concentrate long […]

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Consett Phoenix Youth – The Secret Garden

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By   1 month ago in Entertainment

  Consett Phoenix Youth production of The Secret Garden will now be taking place on the Friday 29th & Saturday 30th January. 7.30 pm. at St patricks Church Hall Tickets are £4.30 Adults £3.50 Children and Concessions. You can book tickets via Facebook page or by contacting Brian on 07771890409

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Death of the Video Shop (Part 2) – By Steven “Monkey” Mason

Death of a the Video Shop

By   1 month ago in Entertainment

It seems every corner shop had a small part of the shop dedicated to rental videos, even petrol stations found a place for them. I can even remember someone used to drive around with a boot full of videos to rent to people on their doorstep, the demand was huge! TV was four channels until […]

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New Year Resolutions For 2016 – By Syd Peck

New Years Resolutions

By   1 month ago in Entertainment

A  new year means a new start, almost like a new life. We all make resolutions.  But all my friends and me (and possibly you too) have often seen them crumble after a couple of  days. I’m going to stop smoking, drink less, go on a diet  –  we’ve all been there. I heard of […]

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Ollie & Nina – Consett Christmas

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By   2 months ago in Entertainment

Ollie & Nina – Consett Christmas  

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Christmas Time Problems by Syd Peck

Christmas Time Problems

By   2 months ago in Entertainment

Time seems to  be running out as  Christmas approaches : and the nights are closing in. Around December 20 – 23  we will have  the shortest day, and it is called the Winter Solstice.  We do not think about it,but our Christmas ideas are closely linked to the observance of the December solstice. In fact, […]

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Free Website Solutions – By Barry Kirkham

A Better Free Web Solution

By   1 day ago in Consett News Lifestyle Science & Technology

A Better Free Website Solution A website is an absolute must for all businesses. While free website solutions might seem attractive – especially for cash-strapped start-ups – the image they portray isn’t always professional. So do you make the leap and hire an outside firm to design a killer website? Or, do you get ‘web […]

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Are you aware of the upcoming change in the law regarding dogs?

Ask the vet

By   2 weeks ago in Lifestyle

  By Dr Jacqui Molyneux Prince Bishop Veterinary Hospital Are you aware of the upcoming change in the law regarding dogs? From April 6th 2016 all dogs in the UK over 8 weeks old must have a microchip implanted so that they (and their owners) can be identified. If your dog does not have a […]

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Should I Insure My Pet? by Dr Jacqui Molyneux

Ask the vet

By   2 months ago in Lifestyle

Should I Insure My Pet? by Dr Jacqui Molyneux Having your pet insured will give you peace of mind. It makes a big difference if the worry of how to pay for the treatment is taken away – all you have to worry about then is helping them get better. Most conditions will be covered […]

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The Ultimate 2015 Christmas Gifts Guide

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By   2 months ago in Lifestyle

There are people who have all their Christmas shopping completed before July, and there are people who leave it until Christmas Eve. For those of you who are in the latter category, we’ve created this guide to the ultimate Christmas gifts for 2015. 2015 Christmas Gifts Guide   Android Streaming Box from The Computer Centre […]

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Christmas Donations

Kelly Williamson and Christmas Donations

By   2 months ago in Lifestyle North East News

Tell us a little about yourself and how/why you started the initiative? My name is Kelly Williamson. I started this appeal when we had a sort out of our childrens toys three years ago. I wanted to donate the toys to a good cause and after some research, I came across the local women’s refuge. […]

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Advent Calendar by Lorraine Weightman

Advent Calendar

By   2 months ago in Lifestyle

The first week in December heralds Advent, the season of preparation. Also the build up to the most exciting, busy and emotional time of the year. And for many, it can be the most confusing.The melting pot of Santa, angels, elves, the North Pole, fairies, presents, shepherds, Baby Jesus, wisemen, The Grinch, stockings, reindeer, Scrooge, […]

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Ask the Vet – Prince Bishops Vets – Why do I need to worm my dog regularly?

Ask the vet

By   3 months ago in Lifestyle

Why do I need to worm my dog regularly? All puppies are born with roundworms living in their intestines. These come from their mother during the pregnancy. A proportion of these worms will encyst in the wall of the intestine and these are not killed by oral worming treatments you might give to your puppy. […]

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Common Expressions With No Common Sense – Syd Peck

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By   3 months ago in Lifestyle

In English we use many common expressions which don’t make any sense when you stop to think carefully about them. I offer you five expressions, and you can easily think of others yourself. Some people see their photo and claim it doesn’t really look like them. Well it is said that “the camera never lies” […]

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Saint Valentine’s Day Manager – Lorraine Weightman

Saint Valentine's Day Manager

By   5 days ago in Consett News History

Saint Valentine’s Day Manager Just as the half price sales are over and things are getting back to normal the shops are filled with red heart shaped balloons, cards, chocolates, red roses and champagne. All to celebrate the feast of Saint Valentine, who among other things is the patron saint of engaged couples, fainting and […]

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2016 is a Leap Year – By Syd Peck

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By   1 week ago in History

2016 is a Leap Year – February 2016 FEBRUARY is named after FEBRUUS, the Roman god of purification, but is not one of the original Roman months. It was added to the calendar later by the Etruscans (neighbours of Rome) in the 7th century BC. In Britain, it is the coldest month except for January. February […]

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The Reformation and Brooms – Consett History

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By   1 week ago in History

Consett History – By Brian Harrison In the mid 16th Century a new upheaval hit not just England but also the rest of Europe. It was the start of the Reformation. The power of the Papacy was being challenged and the emergence of new Christian factions began. It fractured Europe leading to wars, mass emigration […]

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Mad Maddison – Consett History

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By   1 month ago in History

The Maddison family were a prominent and respected family of the area, two of their number even finding fame and reward within the Diplomatic services. They lived in Hole House situated on the banks of the Derwent and enjoyed a prosperous existence. However, as with all families there was a black sheep; this time in […]

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Boglehole – The Drift and Goblin

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By   2 months ago in History

As a young boy growing up in Delves Lane my playground stretched from the train line at Consett to Knitsley and Iveston. Most Days seen a group of us head off in one direction or another. Boglehole was a standard haunt and a fantastic place to play and forage. Whether it was blackberries or wood […]

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Second Book From Former Consett Air Cadet

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By   3 months ago in History

SECOND BOOK FROM FORMER CONSETT AIR CADET November 2015 will see the release of a second book from former Consett Air Cadet and retired RAF fast-jet pilot, Paul McDonald. The new book is a dramatic new account of Malta’s war and was released to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the famous […]

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For Rachel Woodhouse – By Bazza Davison

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By   3 months ago in History

…and all his many, many friends A quiet man A lovely lad When you left us, we were so sad But still your memory burns so bright Of you in your colours of black and white Your friends around you who knew you best Know you were a cut above the rest The time I […]

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Bonfire Night – Lorraine Weightman

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By   3 months ago in History

Door to door scavenging took place from the 1st of November. With Ducky Apple night in the bag it was now time to give our full attention to the building of the bonfire. Every available piece of wood was placed skilfully on a piece of square land which nestled behind the back doors of Alexandra […]

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Consett AFC Fixtures – February 2016

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By   2 weeks ago in Sport

CONSETT AFC – February 2016 Fixtures   Sat 6th  – February – 3:00pm – Away – CONSETT AFC – January 2016 Fixtures Wed 10th  – February – 7:30pm – Away – Newcastle Benfield Sat 13th – February – 3:00pm – Away – Bedlington Terriers Tue 16th – February – 7:30pm – Home – Jarrow Roofing BCA Sat 20th – February – 3:00pm – Home […]

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Reach for the Sky – By Lorraine Weightman

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By   3 weeks ago in Consett News Sport

As he finished his commentary, I heard those long awaited words, ‘Michael Weightman Sky Sports ‘ From the age of four he organised football matches in the front garden. Carefully placing his two younger sisters in opposite small white plastic goals, he started commentating. He was always Captain of Newcastle United as well as the […]

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Carrying David

boxing

By   4 weeks ago in Entertainment Sport

It’s a rarity for a world boxing champion to star on stage playing himself almost three decades after his momentous achievement. Yet Glenn McCrory is to do that in May 2016 when Carrying David will be premiered at the Alun Armstrong Theatre in Stanley, a matter of yards from the Louisa Centre where Glenn was […]

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Consett AFC Fixtures – January 2016

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By   1 month ago in Sport

  CONSETT AFC – January 2016 Fixtures   Sat 2nd  – January – 3:00pm – Away – Newcastle Benfield Tue 5th – January – 7:30pm – Home – South Shields DCCup Sat 9th – January – 3:00pm – Home – Sunderland RCA Tue 12th – January – 7:30pm – Away – Whitley Bay Tue 19th – January – 7:30pm – Home – Bishop Auckland Sat […]

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Consett AFC Fixtures for December 2015

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By   2 months ago in Sport

Consett AFC Fixtures – December / Early January Wed 7.30PM 2nd Dec Away West Allotment Sat 3.00PM 5th Dec Away Marske Sat 3.00PM 12th Dec Home Seaham Red Star Sat 3.00PM 19th Dec Away Penrith Sat 3.00PM 26th Dec Away Durham City Sat 3.00PM 2nd Jan Away Newcastle Benfield Sat 3.00PM 9th Jan Home Sunderland […]

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Consett Football Charity Match – McDonalds v YMCA

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By   3 months ago in Consett News Sport

A charity football match will be played on Friday 20th November in aid of a great North-East cause, Bright Red. The charity match is to be played at the Consett AFC ground in Consett. The kick-off time is 8:00pm. Entry for the match is £2.00. Money raised from the charity football match will fund the […]

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Consett AFC – November Fixtures

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By   3 months ago in Consett News Sport

Consett AFC November Fixtures Tue 3-Nov-15 Newcastle Benfield A Sat 7-Nov-15 Ashington H Wed 11-Nov-15 Morpeth Town League Cup 2 A Sat 14-Nov-15 North Shields A Tue 17-Nov-15 Seaham Red Star A Sat 21-Nov-15 Bishop Auckland H Sat 28-Nov-15 Jarrow Roofing BCA H   http://www.consettafc.com/index.php

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Newcastle United Coaching Opportunity!

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By   4 months ago in Consett News Sport

October holidays 2015 – Holiday Soccer School Venue – Consett AFC, Belle View Stadium, Delves Lane, DH8 7BF (Outdoor 3g Turf) School Ages – Year’s 1 – 11 Dates – Mon 26th Oct to Thu 29th Oct Times – 10am – 3pm Cost – £40 GREAT FACILITIES, GREAT VISION, GREAT PARTNERSHIP! We are delighted to announce that Newcastle United Foundation and Consett AFC will […]

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Consett Magazine – February 2016 Editorial

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By   2 weeks ago in Editorials

Dear Consett Readers, February, the month of love. For many it’s a time for embracing your loved one over a candle lit dinner and glass of wine. Or, you could fall into the single category, where you frantically purchase roses and cards in a effort to woo a potential mate. For others it’s a predictable […]

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Consett Magazine – January 2016 Editorial

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By   1 month ago in Editorials

Dear Consett Readers, Happy New Year Consett! It’s an exciting time of year, where resolutions are made and sometimes broken. We hope whatever 2016 brings you, it is an incredibly happy one! In this months edition read about local lad, Michael Weightman and his journey to his first Sky Sports TV appearance; the second part […]

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Consett Magazine – Christmas 2015 Editorial

By   2 months ago in Editorials

Dear Consett Magazine readers, Well, can you believe it? We’re in the final month of 2015 already! It’s that time of year again where family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas and New Year. What part of the festive season are you looking forward to? Perhaps it’s all the Christmas food?, maybe it’s the […]

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Consett Magazine – November 2015 Editorial

Consett Magazine November 2015

By   3 months ago in Editorials

Dear Consett Readers, It is our pleasure to bring you another positive news driven issue of Consett Magazine. We’d like to remind our readers about our core mission statement, “…to bring the people of Consett positive and informative stories”. It’s something we do our best to provide to you every month, we hope this free […]

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Consett Magazine October 2015 Editorial

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By   4 months ago in Editorials

Dear Consett Readers, Will you celebrate Halloween this month? Have you thought about your Halloween costume yet?   We’re pleased to bring you a fantastic October front cover sent in by local photographer, Valerie Winter. Do you have any photographs of the local area that you would like to appear on the front cover? If you do, please […]

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Consett Magazine September 2015 Editorial

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By   5 months ago in Editorials

Dear Bonny Lad or Lass, The front cover for this Month is a fabulous aerial shot taken by local lad, Chris Dodds. I’m sure you’ll agree with us, his work is extremley breathtaking and provides a fresh vantage point to view the beautiful Derwent Valley. Turn to page 12 to find out more about Chris […]

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Consett Magazine August 2015 Editorial

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By   7 months ago in Editorials

Hello and Welcome to the 32nd edition of the Consett Magazine, We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the magazine this month keep those great stories coming in! This month we bring you a fascinating history story from Brian Harrison as well as a feel good piece from Lorraine Weightman. Jim Callan details some […]

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Consett Magazine July 2015 Editorial

By   8 months ago in Editorials

Hello and Welcome to the 31st edition of the Consett Magazine, We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the magazine this month keep those great stories coming in! Consett is a very exciting month this July, there are some great events going on around the town. Just some of events to look forward to […]

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