Suspended sentence for Darlington beer garden thug

The Advertiser Series: COURT CASE: Rustam Utegenov took his mother's car from their home in Darlington

12:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DRINKER who smashed the jaw of another man during a bust-up in a beer garden has been told to pay his victim £2,000.

Darlington MP slams 'unhelpful' A&E petition – which has now disappeared

The Advertiser Series: CYCLIST HURT: A 27-year-old man was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital after being knocked off his bike in a suspected hit-and-run

5:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

DARLINGTON'S MP has added her voice to those criticising a petition to 'save' the town's accident and emergency (A&E) department, despite repeated assurances about its future.

Work begins to renovate derelict unit on High Northgate

The Advertiser Series: THE position of the derelict property undergoing renovation on High Northgate, Darlington   Source: Google Maps

3:55pm Monday 29th September 2014

WORK to renovate a near derelict building on Darlington’s High Northgate has been started by a developer, who hopes to bring the site’s retail and residential uses back to life.

Thousands raised at charity punk rock night

The Advertiser Series: FUNDS RAISED: A representative from Macmillan Cancer Support receives a cheque on behalf of the punk fundraiser

2:16pm Monday 29th September 2014

A PUNK rock night featuring live music from eight bands raised more than £3,000 for a cancer charity, organisers have revealed.

Enthusiastic teenage baker Jess of Darlington sets up street cafe for Macmillan Nurses

The Advertiser Series: CAKE & COFFEE:13-year-old girl Jessica May from Darlington holds a street coffee morning for Macmillan Nurses. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TEENAGE girl sold coffee and cakes on the street for the third year running for the Macmillan Nurses at the weekend.

Pond project for nature reserve

The Advertiser Series: NATIONAL IMPORTANCE: Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve

1:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BEAUTY spot that supports endangered species has been accepted into a nationwide biodiversity project.

Former England rugby player heralds £250k sports pitch fundraising drive

The Advertiser Series: SPORTING CHANCE: Cundall Manor School head of girls’ games Lynne Walkland and director of sport John Liley on the all-weather pitch site with pupils, from left, Basil Nettleton, 11, Connie Gill, 11, Ben Mewes, 15 and Helena Youmans, 15

1:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER England rugby star has praised fundraisers as work gets under way on a £250,000 sports pitch at a school.

Senior police officers praises rural community for its efforts to tackle crime

The Advertiser Series: WELL DONE: PCSO John Angus receives a Chief Constable's Commendation award from Chief Superintendent Graham Hall at the Middleton St George Pact meeting

10:25am Monday 29th September 2014

A SENIOR police officer has spoken of the importance of local knowledge and community efforts after a rural village reported some of the lowest figures in County Durham.

Lifesaving kit installed in Sedgefield

The Advertiser Series: DEFIBRILLATOR PRESENTATION: Sedgefield Village Games presents a defibrillator to the community. From left, surgery practice manager Neil Bunney, Ean (CORRECT) Parsons, chairman of the village games, heart attack survivor Barry Watson and Peter Field of th

11:34am Monday 29th September 2014

A SPORTS organisation is branching out in a bid to improve the health and welfare of its village.

Spennymoor woman tipped for engineering success

The Advertiser Series: TOP STUDENT: Anna Jackson receives her scholarship award from Mark Hunt

11:15am Sunday 28th September 2014

A SPENNYMOOR woman has been named as one of the country’s brightest young engineers after landing a prestigious scholarship.

Shildon school on the money

11:16am Sunday 28th September 2014

A SCHOOL has won a national award for its efforts to make pupils wise on money matters.

Bike stolen from Hamsterley

12:28pm Sunday 28th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a bicycle was stolen from outside a village pub.

Caring couple celebrate golden milestone

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Wendy and Doug Lamb on their wedding day in 1964

8:44am Saturday 27th September 2014

A COUPLE celebrating their golden wedding say the secret to their success is to look after each other.

Shoplifter threatened guards when challenged

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

A SHOPLIFTER produced a knuckleduster when challenged by store security guards, a court was told.

Teen footballers look the part with new kit thanks to sponsors Specsavers

The Advertiser Series: NEW KIT: Brompton Juniors Under 15 with their new Specsavers kit.

10:53am Saturday 27th September 2014

A LOCAL optician is showing its support for a local children’s football team in time for the new football season.

Housing provider honoured for work with apprentices

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10:47am Saturday 27th September 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s biggest landlord has been recognised for its apprentice mentoring scheme.

Campaigners call for support against housing plans

6:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to build housing on a playing field at Bellburn Lane have added their voice to calls for people to attend a meeting where the plans will be discussed.

Partnerships the key to success for community centre

5:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COMMUNITY centre in Bishop Auckland is celebrating successful partnerships with local businesses as it continues to enjoy the fruits of its golden anniversary year.

Detailed plans submitted for £1million hospice extension

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE PLANS: Director of clinical services Victoria Ashley and hospice chief executive Jane Bradshaw outside the main building of St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington which is set to be extended.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:01pm Friday 26th September 2014

PROGRESS is being made on a multi-million pound in-patient unit at St Teresa’s Hospice, with detailed drawings been submitted by architects.

Young Darlington residents urged to make their mark

4:43pm Friday 26th September 2014

YOUNG Darlington residents are being urged to vote on which issues are most important to them as part of a national youth parliament campaign.

Dog walkers gearing up for hospice fund-raiser

4:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCORES of dog lovers have signed up their canine companions for St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s fundraising Paws for a Cause walk.

Fun day inspired by Wolsingham baby

4:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

A FAMILY fun day will be held in Weardale tomorrow (Saturday September 27) to help children in need of specialist medical equipment.

Village marks Royal Tour de France visit with book

The Advertiser Series: SPECIAL DAY: West Tanfield residents with the Le Tour de Tanfield book

2:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

A VILLAGE with a population of about 500 has re-lived the day thousands of Tour de France fans, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited.

Vicar launches urgent appeal to keep church open

2:18pm Friday 26th September 2014

CHRISTIAN leaders say they are facing a race against time to keep a 15th century church open.

Addict stole for drug money

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

1:04pm Friday 26th September 2014

A HEROIN addict battling his addiction shoplifted to buy drugs after finding out his girlfriend was going to prison, a court heard.

Food festival organiser appeals for stallholders

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12:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE organisers of a food fair due to take place next month have appealed for local businesses interested in having a stall to come forward.

Rotary cyclists raise £4,500 for charity with Way of the Roses cycle ride

The Advertiser Series: THREE DAYS: The Rotary cycle team celebrate the end of the ride at Bridlington

12:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

A GROUP of Rotarians from Darlington raised £4,500 for charity by tackling the gruelling Way of the Roses cycle ride.

Heroin addict 'heading in the right direction'

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

11:49am Friday 26th September 2014

A RECOVERING heroin addict with a long-standing drug habit has appeared in court for shoplifting.

Black Bull fundraiser

9:58am Friday 26th September 2014

THE Black Bull, in Wolsingham, is holding a family fundraising day for a four-month-old who needs a special piece of corrective equipment.

Green-fingered students brighten up church grounds

The Advertiser Series: BLOOMING MARVELLOUS: Youngsters from St John's RC School and Sixth Form College donate seasonal flower tubs to two churches in Bishop Auckland Picture: Sarah Caldecott

5:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been using their green-fingered skills to brighten up two churches in Bishop Auckland.

Show time in Teesdale

5:13pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A COUNTRY show, regarded as one of the region's top sheep shows, will be held this weekend.

Man at wheel of stolen car claimed he bought it from owner earlier that day

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

4:59pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN caught at the wheel of a car taken after a burglary told police he had bought it off the owner earlier that day.

Golden bolt installed in Consett Academy frame

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN BOLT: (from left) Michael Rutherford, Carillion project manager, Councillor Ossie Johnson, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, Consett Academy student Adam Davison and principal Kevin Reynold

4:54pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CEREMONIAL golden bolt has been fitted into place to celebrate a landmark in the development of a £43m school and sports complex.

Have your say on development plans at meeting

The Advertiser Series: NO THANKS: Opponents of the Muscar House Farm housing plans

4:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

OPPONENTS of plans to build 90 homes on the outskirts of Darlington are being encouraged to attend a meeting where the development framework underpinning the proposals will be discussed.

Mayor visits his village school

The Advertiser Series: Pupils at Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School and headteacher Sally Newton welcome Mayor John Robinson and consort Maxine Robinson

4:42pm Thursday 25th September 2014

CHILDREN were treated to all the pomp and ceremony that comes with hosting a civic guest when the Mayor of Durham dropped in on lessons.

Investigation after early morning assault

4:25pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A COUPLE were assaulted in Bishop Auckland town centre as they headed to a nearby takeaway.

Man was armed with tools to steal

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

3:14pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN found armed with tools for stealing has been sentenced in court after being caught thieving from a Bishop Auckland Tesco.

Be part of West Cornforth school's final days

The Advertiser Series: FINAL DAYS: An open day will celebrate the life of West Cornforth Primary School, which will be demolished this winter

2:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN open day will give people a chance to visit a village school for the final time before its last pupils move into a new building and the old one is demolished.

Raising funds in brother's memory

The Advertiser Series: BIG CHALLENGE: The team at the Pen y Fan peak base camp

2:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A TRANSPORT professional is on target to help raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after reaching new peaks during a 24-hour mountaineering relay.

Man took his anger out on a car tyre

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

2:47pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A DISGRUNTLED man channelled his frustration at being asked to leave his own home by slashing the tyres of a nearby car.

Pair log on for new business venture

The Advertiser Series: CARVING BUSINESS: Ben Rennison, left and Lukas Beben at their wooden sculpture business at Cleasby Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A FIREWOOD business owner has hit upon an artistic way of diversifying – creating intricate sculptures out of logs.

Witness appeal after Darlington break-in

The Advertiser Series: POLICE APPEAL: Items were stolen from a house in Westerhope Court, Faverdale, earlier this month

2:35pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POLICE are investigating a house burglary in which power tools, jewellery and a safe were stolen.

Keen baker rises to bread recipe challenge

The Advertiser Series: WINNING COMBINATION: Felicity Day with her award-winning bread

2:18pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A KEEN amateur baker who used her loaf in inventing a delicious American-style bread has had her winning recipe created and sold by her local bakery.

Record shop owner inspired by Gaby's battle

The Advertiser Series: BATTLING CANCER: Gaby Alderson, who is nearing remission from neuroblastoma

2:07pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE owner of a record shop whose sister died of cancer in May will hold a pop quiz to raise funds for an 11-year-old girl who is battling a rare form of the disease.

A new McDonald's for Darlington

The Advertiser Series: FAST FOOD: A new McDonald's restaurant and drive-thru is coming to Darlington

7:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW McDonald’s restaurant is set to open in Darlington, creating more than 65 full and part-time jobs.

Prince's Trust forms a partnership with charity furniture shop

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY TEAMWORK: The Prince’s Trust, in Bishop Auckland, has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation Picture: TOM BANKS

5:59pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PRINCE’S Trust volunteers have kitted out their new home thanks to the British Heart Foundation.

Petition calls for allotments to stay

The Advertiser Series: Allotment petition: Mark Kettlewell, left, hands over more signatures to John Burton

5:37pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ALLOTMENT holders in Bedale say they are delighted with support from the community for their battle to stay at their current site in the centre of the town.

Award scheme recognises youngsters' talents

5:21pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE exceptional achievements of Spennymoor’s young people will be acknowledged by an awards scheme.

Development to get underway in new year after improvements were made to design and road safety.

The Advertiser Series: ARTIST IMPRESSION: The Orchard, set to be complete early 2016

5:14pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

WORK will start in the New Year to build a luxury new housing development on the site of a former care home in Richmond - despite initial fears over road safety and its appearance.

Chilton post office to close for refurbishment

4:14pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A VILLAGE post office will shut for just over a week while it undergoes refurbishment.

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