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Weekend Times

The washing away of King Coal

Darlington and Stockton Times: At the height of the pollution 2.5m tons of coal waste per year were dumped on the beaches

10:03am Friday 22nd May 2015

The Durham coast, once beyond redemption with the legacy, of the coal industry, is now being lauded. Harry Mead reports

Countryman's Diary

Brimham Rocks? The answer is blowing in the wind

Darlington and Stockton Times: A view of Turtle Rock from Castle Rocks at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire.. (26089699)

10:03am Friday 22nd May 2015

BRIMHAM Rocks is a magical place whether you believe the sculpted boulders to be the work of nature or the work of the devil, says Nicholas Rhea

Eating Out

Labyrinth Holistic cafe, Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: VEGAN: The Holistic Cafe in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (25558563)

10:04am Friday 22nd May 2015

NOW for something completely different. The Labyrinth Holistic Cafe in Stockton, a not-for-profit, hippyish, half-cafe, half-book shop venture in the centre of Stockton is certainly that.

Top Ten Restaurants

Eating Out Top Ten: Table-topper Horsley Hall has a perfect score

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:07pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

UPDATED: April 17, 2015 Each week Darlington & Stockton Times reviewers visit restaurants around our region, give their opinion and a mark out of 40. This is our top ten of the past 12 months

A Dales Life

Who was the mystery man found on the moor at Colsterdale?

10:35am Friday 22nd May 2015

The villages of Lower Wensleydale form the background to this week's column, and Joe Willis finds there's a mystery still to solve in Colsterdale

Looking Back

Headline news from 150, 100 and 50 years ago

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10:03am Friday 22nd May 2015

A new railway is coming to the Yorkshire Dales (150 years ago), a Richmond man's letter from the Western front (100 years ago) and grumbling about the impartiality of the agricultural wages board (50 years ago)

Arts

Royal Northern Sinfonia duo's dramatic way to introduce new programme

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN REHEARSAL. More than 40 concerts are planned for the new classical season

10:03am Friday 22nd May 2015

TICKETS are now on sale for the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s 2015-16 classical season which will feature a complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies, a reassessment of music by Mozart and a focus on early music, writes Peter Bevan.

What's On This Weekend

Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday May 23-Monday May 25, 2015

Darlington and Stockton Times: 4 great things to do this weekend

10:04am Monday 18th May 2015

Four great ideas for the weekend including the arts in Swaledale, a plant fair, a garden and lots of Meccano

• Find more events on our What's On website

In The Garden

Plants that stand the test of time

Darlington and Stockton Times: Andy McIndoe. See PA Feature GARDENING McIndoe. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Hillier Nurseries/Julian Winslow. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING McIndoe. (26118417)

10:04am Friday 22nd May 2015

As a man who has lovingly cared for, cosseted and cajoled a plethora of plants into looking their best for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, you might think that gardening guru Andy McIndoe might be a little dismissive of some of our old garden stalwarts. Hannah Stephenson reports

Birdwatch

Chiffchaff wins race of the summer migrants

10:01am Friday 17th April 2015

March saw a strong movement of Whooper Swans through the area as birds made the return journey to their Icelandic breeding grounds. In Yorkshire, the best day was March 22.

Travel Reviews

Crete: an island of earthly delights

Darlington and Stockton Times: Crete: an island of earthly delights

11:07am Friday 22nd May 2015

Christine Fieldhouse and her family enjoy a two-centre break on the Greek island of Crete

Recipes

Drinking in: Fino's fine for summer

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Wine Society  24th February 2015 (26073304)

10:05am Friday 22nd May 2015

STUCK in a wine rut? Do you usually reach for a glass of dry white wine with a bowl of nuts, dips or olives on a summer's evening? Then it's time to change things up and consider a glass of ice-cold 'tan frio' fino or manzanilla sherry instead –don't worry, it's still served in a wine glass. Sam Wylie-Harris reports

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