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Outcry at proposal to remove iconic arches

Shildon is set to lose its iconic three arches as part of a major regeneration of Shildon town centre. Town councillors, business leaders and members of the public reacted with dismay and surprise as news that the arches would be removed was announced this week by Durham County Council. The work is due to begin later this…

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