Tag Archives: Warning

Break In

Caroline Peacock writes: “I have received the following message this morning, a timely reminder that the approach to Christmas is always, sadly, a risk period for break-ins:

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High Speed Broadband in Teesdale

Caroline Peacock writes: “Dear Friends, If you have read your Teesdale Mercury this week, you will have seen that there is a front page feature about the campaign to get better broadband for residents of Teesdale and Weardale.  There is … Continue reading

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Howlea Bridge – Road Closure

Caroline Peacock writes: “Cllr Stephen Hugill has kindly forwarded this message to me:”

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Bike Thefts

Caroline Peacock writes: “Dear friends, I have received a Police message about a recent upsurge in bike thefts.  It has come to me from a Councillor in the Darlington area, where apparently the problem is acute, but the advice it … Continue reading

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Help spot and stop fraudsters

We need your help to spot and stop fraudsters. Fraudsters target people in many ways: • Through unexpected calls, letters or texts, • Via pushy sales techniques, • Demanding money up-­front, • Asking for personal information.

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Hamsterley Forest – Descend Downhill Incident

Caroline Peacock writes: “Vicky (Chilcott) has asked me to forward this message, which has already been sent to all members of Trailblazers, also to all on the local email list – and some of you will, I think, have seen … Continue reading

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Telephone scams

Caroline Peacock writes: “It seems that telephone scams are on the increase again.  Typically the scammer may do something along the following lines:  They will probably claim to be calling from Microsoft (Microsoft never calls anyone) to say you have … Continue reading

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New Police non-emergency number

Caroline Peacock writes: “You may have heard or seen a media announcement about this new non-emergency Police number already, perhaps.

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Robbery in Hamsterley

Caroline Peacock writes: “Some of you will already know that there was an attempted burglary at Saunders Avenue during the weekend of 4/5th December, reported on page 8 of the current issue of the Teesdale Mercury.

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Another Scam

Caroline Peacock writes: “I’m afraid a new telephone scam seems to be doing the rounds, in which a recorded message tells you that you are due a refund on a mis-sold insurance policy, and invites to you to press subsequent … Continue reading

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