Airlifted to hospital

A woman was airlifted to hospital after a car crash which left four people injured.

A woman was airlifted to hospital after a car crash which left four people injured.

The smash happened near Birtree Caravan Park, Birtree, near Darlington at 10.41am on Sunday.

When fire crews arrived one woman and a girl had been taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital. They then used cutting equipment to release another man and a woman, who was taken to North Tees Hospital by helicopter.

Missing man

POLICE have appealed for information about a man who has been missing for over a week.

Steve Skinner, 36, from Gosforth, Newcastle, disappeared from his home on Thursday, July 28. He is 5ft 10in, bald and was wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket. He is known to visit the Ashington area. Anyone who may have seen Mr Skinner is asked to call (0191) 214-6555, ext 62926.

Brace for bang

PEOPLE who live and work near Stobswood Brick Works, Northumberland have been warned a controlled explosion will take place tomorrow when a 32-metre high chimney is demolished at 1pm.

Music festival

UP and coming music stars are set to rock a one-day festival this month.

The event, named Haystock and set up by former Glastonbury performer Micky Arnell, will be held at Wingate Grange Farm, Wingate, County Durham on Saturday August 27 There will be space for overnight camping, a licensed bar and food stalls. The event starts at 9.30am and tickets can be bought in advance for £12.50 by calling (01642) 671222.

Business centre

A NEW business centre is being planned for the town centre in Berwick.

Northumberland County Council is applying to the Borough Council for planning permission to create the facility, which will include a number of units for small start-up businesses in Boarding School Yard between Marygate and Walkergate.

The development, which is seen as a key initiative in the economic regeneration plan for the area, is likely to cost well over £1m.

Home closes

A NURSING home in Berwickshire is to close because of a decline in the number of residents.

Sheiling Nursing Home, Coldingham, will close within three months due to the expense of the operation.

Discussions are being held with Scottish Borders Council to find suitable alternative accommodation for the residents.


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