Tuesday, 23 March 2021

National Day of Reflection

Since the first lockdown began in 2020,  hundreds of thousands of people have died. 
Too many lives have been cut short and  millions have been bereaved. 
Behind the statistics and whatever the  cause, every death has been devastating  for the people left behind.
Many have been  unable to properly say goodbye to their  loved ones, comfort or even hug each other. 
As a nation, we need to acknowledge the  millions in silent pain.
So join us on 23rd  March, the first anniversary of the first UK  lockdown, for a National Day of Reflection. 
Let’s come together to reflect on our  collective loss, support those who’ve been  bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.
There are still tough times ahead, as the  death toll continues to rise.
So whatever  your background, whatever your beliefs, and  whatever you’ve been through, please join  us for our first National Day of Reflection. 
This annual day will give us all time to  pause and think about this unprecedented  loss we’re facing, and support each other  through grief in the years to come.

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 1108 Ian Derek Richardson

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 1108 Ian Derek Richardson.
Ian died on the 5th March 2021 aged 70 Years.
Ian served with Durham Constabulary initially joining as a Police Cadet in 1965 and then worked across the Force in Jarrow, Newton Aycliffe, Traffic, Darlington and Barnard Castle prior to his retirement on 4th August 1996.
Ian was much loved and will be greatly missed by his wife Judith, two children and friends and family.
The funeral will take place on 16th March 2021 at Wear Valley Crematorium at 15.30hrs.
The service is limited to close family and friends but the Crematorium has advised you may stand outside as long as social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to Air Ambulance.

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