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The Academy of Shotton Hall Under-15 girls rugby team.
The Academy of Shotton Hall Under-15 girls rugby team.
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Congratulations to Donna Dodd who won Castle Dene Shopping Centre Easter competition. Donna won a hamper of goodies from Sweet Dreams, Wilko and Boots UK. She collected her hamper, along with children Aimee, Luke and Alex from Sweet Dreams at the weekend.

Join us for a day of fun at Shotton Hall with springtime craft and food market day on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Set within the historic council headquarters at Shotton Hall and over 17 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens. Huge variety of stalls both indoors and outdoors, activities for children, bar open serving refreshments. Entry is free.

Aimee, Luke and Alex collecting Donna Dodd's prize after she won the Easter competition held at Castle Dene Shopping Centre.

Aimee, Luke and Alex collecting Donna Dodd's prize after she won the Easter competition held at Castle Dene Shopping Centre.

Introductory classes for Nordic walking in and around Castle Eden Dene held on Thursdays and Saturdays have started. Learn about this total body workout. Sessions cost £3 and booking is essential. Telephone Anne on 5867675 or email anne.wills.13@gmail.com. Poles will be provided.

Members and staff of Peterlee Town Council held a Deaf Awareness Training day to be more helpful for deaf or partially deaf people in and around East Durham. Jane Atkinson, from the Durham Deafened Support group said: “Deafness is the poor relation of disabilities but it’s the most isolating. We have members and support people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing aged from 26 up to 93. We hold two lip reading classes in Peterlee and 11 around County Durham.”

Talented trumpet player and music teacher Mr Robson at The Academy at Shotton Hall, played at Billy Elliot’s final show in London. After 4,600 performances the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical closed its curtains for the final time in London due to the theatre’s refurbishment programme. The Easington band he plays with marched into the auditorium to the song Once We Were Kings before playing an arrangement of Abide with Me on stage at Victoria Palace.

Huge congratulations to The Academy at Shotton Hall Under-15 girls rugby team who won the regional final after triumphantly winning every single match. The girls played five 20-minute games; four in the group stage and then one in the final when Shotton Hall won 25-5 againwst St Benet Biscop Cathlic High School. The girls will now progress to the national finals where they will represent the north of England – well done and best of luck.

A petition on Eden Lane Road safety was handed in to Durham County Council after a young girl was knocked down outside Seascape Primary School and after many complaints from parents and residents about safety issues on Eden Lane. Residents think the council doesn’t take these issues seriously, even after recent complaints about the parking issues on Robson Avenue that leads onto Eden Lane. Parents and residents are calling for several chicanes or speed humps to be built along Eden Lane.