Latest BARNARD Stories

2008-09-04 09:00:00

SHOP assistant Emma Hutchinson is preparing to do the Great North Run in memory of her cousin, who died this year at the age of 16. The 18-year-old hopes to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis (CF), the disease which claimed the life of her cousin, Rebecca Cork, of River Garth, Darlington. Miss Hutchinson, who has never taken part in any long distance event before, is building up her fitness with regular training runs from her home at Manor Cottage, in Winston, near Barnard Castle. She...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

THE green light has been given for a multi-million pound care home development in the region. Teesdale District Council has approved plans to build a pounds 6m residential care centre for the elderly on the former Richardson Hospital site in Barnard Castle. The site is being developed by Hadrian Healthcare with building contractor, Northallerton-based Walter Thompson. The new elderly care centre located in the centre of Barnard Castle, next to the newly built hospital, proposes to be...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'