The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of the Bishop Auckland, Crook and Willington and Tow Law urban districts, along with Weardale Rural District.
The district will be abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.
After agreeing a new waste collection policy involving fortnightly collections under a Labour majority in 2007, the local elections in 2008 turned the council to Liberal Democrat control, who promptly reversed the policy - resulting in 15,000 of the £560,000 order for new tweenie waste bins sitting in a local farmers field at a cost of £1,000 per week.
I'm a Geordie and If I Want to Call Girls 'Nice Bits of Stuff ' I Will, Says the Council Leader; (1) Cracking: The Photo He Commented on, of Catherine Price, Natalie Drew and Julie Tyrie (2) Defiant: Tommy Taylor
Jun 14, 2008; Byline: Paul Sims TOMMY Taylor has built his 32-year career as a local councillor aroundspeaking his mind. So when he saw a...
An Art Deco House That Has Brought Beverly Hills to Bishop Auckland; BIG IMPRESSION: Mike and Jules Keen Were Blown Away by Art Deco Architecture in America GRAND SCALE: With Fantastic Views and a Bar That Befits Any Top Hotel, below, the Keens Feel 'On Holiday' in Tindale Towers BIG DIPPER: The Kidney-Shaped Pool Is Just One of the Many Luxuries
Feb 10, 2008; Byline: NIGEL BURNHAM There are several reasons why you might choose Art Deco architecturewhen building a [pounds sterling]3.5...