Houghton-le-Spring


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Houghton-le-Spring

(hō`tən-lə-sprĭng, hou`–), town (1991 pop. 35,337), Sunderland metropolitan district, NE England. Once a coal mining center, it is now a market town.

Houghton-le-Spring

a town in N England, in Sunderland unitary authority, Tyne and Wear: coal-mining. Pop.: 36 746 (2001)
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6 Lucombe Close, Houghton-le-Spring, is for sale through Andrew Craig at PS285,000, tel: 0191 492 1234.
Luke, from East Rainton in Houghton-le-Spring, joins the company after gaining experience in engineering, retail sales and food manufacturing.
The Houghton-le-Spring bill is topped by Jason Booth (35-5) who challenges for (32-1) Canadian Steve Molitor's IBF world super-bantamweight crown.
The award was presented to Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club by Phil Graham, County Development Officer for the Durham Golf Development Group, which works to grow the game across the county.
Scott made off with more than PS500 from the till after the raid at the North View service station in Houghton-le-Spring on March 1.
Smokes billows into the air in a fire at Shiney Row College, <Bnear Houghton-le-Spring
Elliot Gowland, 36, of Houghton-le-Spring, who works in manufacturing, said: "Only Fools And Horses.
Thomas Robert Forster, of Thorneyburn Close, Houghton-le-Spring, died on Monday, February 23.
The house in Houghton-le-Spring includes an extended lounge with fireplace, dining room, kitchen and utility.
THE BISHOP of Durham certainly made his mark when he decided on a hands-on approach to Ash Wednesday and was seen out and about in Houghton-le-Spring making the sign of the cross on passers-by.
Here is where the good intentions of the scheme fail: Sunderland City Council has decided the money will go into a 'central pot',' in other words not Houghton-le-Spring.
And it offers a chance for those interested to re-connect with the church if haven't yet found time to do so in the run-up to Easter, said Reverend Canon Sue Pinnington, the rector of Houghton-le-Spring.