Darlington and Stockton Times: Barker & Stonehouse

Weekend Times

New High Sheriff is a mix of city suit and muddy boots

Darlington and Stockton Times: INSTALLED: James Fenwick, County Durham's new High Sheriff, pictured with his wife, Kate.

10:06am Friday 24th April 2015

Stacey-Lee Davies meets the new - and 291st - High Sheriff of Durham, a sixth generation farmer who is also a banker of 30 years' experience

Countryman's Diary

We 'moorjocks' lived in a world of our own

Darlington and Stockton Times: A wasps' nest in blue tit nesting box

10:04am Friday 24th April 2015

This week's Countryman's Diary explores the small world occupied by the moorjocks, folk who rarely ventured far afield and weren't particularly happy when they did.

Eating Out

The King's Head Inn, Newton under Roseberry

Darlington and Stockton Times: The King's Head Inn, Newton under Roseberry

10:11am Friday 24th April 2015

MANY moons ago we reviewed the King’s Head at Newton under Roseberry. It wasn’t a glowing review but it was by no means entirely damning. Sadly, the pub’s family owners took exception...

Top Ten Restaurants

THE EATING OUT CHART: Table-topper 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

Such excitement: fried chicken and chips are on the way

10:52am Friday 24th April 2015

In this week's look at Dales Life Joe Willis reports mounting excitement at the prospect of fried chicken at the new Catterick Garrison shopping centre

Looking Back

Sedgefield, 1969

Darlington and Stockton Times: FROM OUR ARCHIVE: The official motorcade prepares for official opening of the new Sedgefield bypass

10:05am Friday 24th April 2015

The official motorcade, complete with police motorcycle escort, prepares for the official opening of the new Sedgefield bypass in May 1969.

Arts

Village pub books in a year of live music

11:42am Friday 24th April 2015

THE Tuns at Sadberge, near Darlington, embarks on a year of live music this weekend (Sunday April 26)

What's On This Weekend

Saturday April 25/Sunday April 26, 2015

Darlington and Stockton Times: A striking display from the spring flower show at Harrogate

10:02am Monday 20th April 2015

Spring flowers, a chance to say Good Morning Baltimore, and all that jazz are just three of our five great things to do this weekend

• Find more events on our What's On website

In The Garden

It's time to lavish some love on your lawn

Darlington and Stockton Times: Love your lawn

10:04am Friday 24th April 2015

There's work to be done if you want a beautiful lawn this summer, as Hannah Stephenson explains

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

An ironman triathlon in the Alpine air

Darlington and Stockton Times: Weisser See, Kaprun, Salzburg. See PA Feature TRAVEL Austria. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TRAVEL Austria. (23445022)

10:37am Friday 24th April 2015

Ben Mitchell heads for the hills, taking part in an ironman triathlon in the Austrian Alps

Recipes

Pork shoulder with butter beans, tomato and sage

Darlington and Stockton Times: Eating In: Pork shoulder with butter beans, tomato and sage

10:12am Friday 24th April 2015

PORK shoulder is my favourite cut of pork and benefits from slow cooking.

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