By Martin Walker
Local Ford dealership Holiways was placed into administration, a man is dramatically rescued from a flat fire and a new £8m biogas centre for Aycliffe gets the green light.
August was another busy month for Newton Aycliffe. Our coverage, yet again, unrivalled.
Today, we continue our series of monthly reviews, looking back on a memorable debut year for Aycliffe Today.
Local Ford dealership Holiways was placed into administration – just a week after the company’s boss told us categorically it wouldn’t be. Read more here.
In other business news, a new £8m biogas centre for Aycliffe gets the green light (read more), and local steel firm Finley Structures announce their plans to breathe new life into the old Presswork Metals factory on Aycliffe Business Park (read more).
In other news, a man was rescued from a flat fire in Clanny Road are of the town. Read more.
A Newton Aycliffe man was facing jail after a drunken knife attack in which a soldier nearly lost his thumb. Read more.
A police firearms team was called out to the Tesco area of Newton Aycliffe on after a knife was found (read more) while local officers seized an off-road trial bike that was causing anti-social problems in the Horndale area of the town (read more).
Neville Parade shops gets a £70,000 makeover thanks to GAMP cash. Read more.
In sport, Rugby legend Rob Andrew visits Aycliffe Sports Club as the town’s rugby club present a charity cheque, while club boss Bob Malvern calls it a proud day for the town. Read more.
The town’s football club are knocked out of the FA Cup with a disappointing defeat at Holker, near Barrow-in-Furness. Read more.
A few days later, boss Allan Oliver pulls no punches in a straight-talking Aycliffe Today video interview after a 5-1 defeat at home to Bishop Auckland. Read more.
Other monthly reviews can be read below…