These are various pages which have appeared during 2018 on the Trimdon Times – but please note Parish Council and Beat Officer pages are still in their respective sections, sorted by year.Archived pages from 2018 on the Trimdon Times
Choose the year from the list on the right, (or bottom of page on small screens) or select from the main archive page.
Other shorter articles are listed on the ‘Local articles’ page.

Youngsters praised for Christingle songs

Talent scouts have been urged to sign up musical youngsters at Trimdon’s Bluebell Meadow Primary School after their performances at the annual Christingle service

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Closure of Trimdon & Fishburn Surgeries

  BBC Tees Radio Interview   https://trimdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gary_Philipson_5Dec2018.mp3   Gary Philipson interviews a spokeswoman from Skerne Medical Group on 5th December 2018, after the news that both Trimdon Village and Fishburn doctor's surgeries would close in early 2019.   Gary's full BBC Tees Program on 5th December 2018 Northen Echo article...

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Future of Skerne Medical Group

Message posted on behalf of Paul Trippett 27th Nov 2018 Please see below a letter sent to the Skerne Medical Group from Durham County Council Adults, Wellbeing and Health and Scrutiny Committee. Please attend this crucial meeting on the 4th December at County Hall 9-30am, I will provide transport if...

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Re-Dedication of Trimdon Grange War Memorial

Trimdon Grange Cemetery Sunday 11th November 2018 2pm The Service will be led by Reverend Malcolm Masterman. The Order of Service Welcome. Bible reading. Re-Dedication of the Trimdon Grange War Memorial. The Last Post. Wreaths placed on Memorial and War Graves. The Exhortation. The Prayers. The Blessing. The Kohima Epitaph...

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Doctor’s Surgery To Close?

A COUNTY Durham medical group is planning to close two surgeries because it does not have enough GPs. Skerne Medical Group (SMG), which has four surgeries in Sedgefield, Fisburn, Trimdon Colliery and Trimdon Village, says it is reviewing its operations with the aim of keeping a maximum of two sites....

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Trimdon Men Sentenced After Burglary

  A WOMAN has spoken of her “despair” after returning home to discover the devastation of a break-in. The widow, who lives alone with her little dog at the detached property in Trimdon Station, no longer feels safe there and is seeking to move. Despite having spent money renovating the...

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Sophie Marie Brown

Beauty Pageant competitor and mental health campaigner Profile info 4th September 2018 courtesy of Sophie... I am a 24 year old finalist in Miss Great Britain. I will compete against 52 other ladies for the crown on 13th and 14th September 2018. Over the last few months I have being...

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Visit to Haunted Chillingham

Friends of St Edmund's - visit to haunted Chillingham Arrangements have now been finalised for a visit to Chillingham, on the outskirts of Alnwick, with its medieval castle, ghosts and nearby parkland famous for its rare white cattle. The trip will go ahead on Tuesday, September 18, leaving Sedgefield at 8.30 am. On...

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Pest controllers buzzing about new speedier services

Press release 27.06.2018   Families faced with wasps, fleas, rats or any other pest problems can now call on speedier pest control services from Durham County Council. The authority has introduced same day appointments to more quickly rid homes of irritating insects, troublesome rodents and other uninvited animal guests. Cllr...

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David Rose – My Life With Myeloma

  I was diagnosed with myeloma in 2006 at the age of 55 in very dramatic circumstances. I was brought up in Trimdon Village, County Durham, but at the time of my diagnosis I had been living in Swansea permanently for 28 years. I was head teacher of a comprehensive...

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Cuddle Cot Triumph For Tina And Her Team

  Trimdon Grange mum-of-four Tina Davidson ignored a broken toe to huff, puff, slip, slide, climb and crawl along a challenging 5km obstacle course at the weekend to  help buy a special ‘cuddle cot’ for parents whose babies are ‘born sleeping’. She was supported along the route by her partner,...

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Charity Cycle Ride From Co. Durham

On the 14th June Peter Brookes and 5 friends (Judith King, John Phillipson, Neil O’Connor, David Shipman and Andrew Gilmore) are going to cycle nonstop from Killhope on the County Durham border to Belleek in Northern Ireland. (Updated 17th June 2018 ↓) A trip of 130 miles to Stranraer before...

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Youngsters send wedding dress tips to Meghan

  Fashion-conscious youngsters in Bishop Middleham have written to Prince Harry and Meghan at Buckingham Palace to tell the happy couple what they think the bride should wear on their big day.   More than 200 visitors to Saturday’s ‘Weddings Then and Now’ Exhibition at St Michael’s Church already have...

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Wedding Exhibition exceeds all expectations

Meghan Markle will wear a sequined pink top with a long white skirt, bright red shoes, a pink and blue necklace, silver and pearl tiara and carry a bouquet of mauve roses when she walks down the aisle to marry Prince Harry – according to Bishop Middleham’s Rainbows. The village’s...

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‘Well-loved’ Vicar’s July retirement plan

  A Sedgefield clergyman described as “well-loved by a lot of people” has announced his decision to retire and leave the parish. The Revd. Michael Thompson, Team Vicar in the Parish of the Upper Skerne, will retire on July 31st, four years after accepting the post and making his home...

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Cuddle Cot Appeal To Help Grieving Parents

A baby born after a miscarriage or loss of a baby is referred to as a Rainbow baby. Today we remember all babies born sleeping, or we've carried but never met, those we've held but couldn't take home, the ones that came home but didn't stay. Unlike cancer, miscarriage, still...

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Armed Forces Day at Trimdon

TCCA is planning on hosting an event on Armed Forces Day to show appreciation to all of  our veterans and current personnel from all of the armed forces, cadets and reserves within our Community of Trimdon and the outlying villages. This is a way of saying thank you for all...

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Oldest Wedding Dress Appeal

  Church launches ‘oldest wedding dress’ appeal – and it could be one made from a silk parachute canopy! A search is on for the oldest surviving wedding dress in the parish of the Upper Skerne which includes the villages of Sedgefield, Fishburn, the Trimdons and Bishop Middleham. It will...

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Church Friends offer visit to Kiplin Hall

Church Friends offer chance to visit ‘a fantastic historical gem’ A visit to a Grade I listed Jacobean home near Richmond described as ‘a fantastic historical gem’ is now on offer to people living in and around Sedgefield. The Friends of St Edmund’s Church have arranged the visit to Kiplin...

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3 Rings And Know They’re OK

 Press Release Tuesday, 13 March 2018 3rings service offers reassurance to relatives A new service has been launched to offer a little extra peace of mind to the relatives of older and vulnerable people in County Durham. 3rings is a mobile phone and PC app which lets people know when...

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Trimdon Station Home Ransacked

Woman devastated after sentimental jewellery stolen in burglary A WOMAN has been left devastated after burglars broke into her home and stole thousands of pounds worth of high value, sentimental jewellery. The victim had gone out at 7pm last night (March 2) before returning at around 10.30pm to find her...

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Foodbank Aids 700 Local Families

Press Release from Sedgefield Area Churches Together  28th Feb 2018 Seven hundred people living in Sedgefield, Fishburn, Bishop Middleham and the Trimdons were supported by Foodbank last year. And, say Sedgefield Area Churches Together, caring locals donated 1793 kgs of foodstuffs through collection points in each of the churches, the...

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Rat & Pest Control Council Services

Press release Friday, 23 February 2018 Pest control team achieves European standard Bed bugs, rats, cockroaches, fleas and weevils – they deal with them all on a daily basis. And now Durham County Council’s pest control team has become only the fourth in the country at a local authority to...

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Your Views On Health Services In Our Area

Which health services do YOU think need to be reviewed? Healthwatch County Durham exists to give everyone who uses health and social care services in the county a voice. It gathers your views on services and shares your feedback – good and bad – with those who have the power...

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Skeletons Mystery At Sedgefield Church

Skeletons mystery probe by Sedgefield Church Friends   Members of the Friends of Sedgefield’s St Edmund’s Church are turning detective to try and solve the mystery of the shrouded skeletons in the centuries-old building. The two skeletons, one male and one female, are depicted on brass plates displayed on the...

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Church lead thefts – appeal launched

Members of St Edmund’s ancient church in Sedgefield have launched an appeal for funds to help repair the roof of the North Transept which was recently stripped of a large amount of lead by ‘avaricious thieves’. It is not yet clear just how much the restoration work will cost but...

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