Councillors hope to keep historic building for community use

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY BUILDING: Barnard Castle Town Council hopes to lease Woodleigh to keep the building for community use.

5:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TOWN councillors have pledged to create a business plan in a bid to lease an empty community building.

Plans to build on Middleton St George playing field dropped after village opposition

4:15pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PROPOSAL to build community facilities on a village playing field has been dropped after it was opposed by a large number of residents.

Crook pub loses licence over drug and underage drinking concerns

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council’s licensing committee has voted to revoke the licence of  Lotty's Bar in Crook. Picture: DAVID WOOD

2:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LANDLADY has vowed to appeal a decision to revoke the licence of her family pub following concerns about drug use and underage drinking.

Award success for Bishop Auckland stroke survivor who became an artist

The Advertiser Series: ART AWARD: Ken Tooby with Amy Waite, of the Stroke Association, shows off his artwork

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STROKE survivor who took up painting to help him to recover has been praised for his artwork.

Charity runners bid to raise £500 for charity by completing Sunderland Color Run

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY RUN: Ruth Murray and Wendy Bailey who took part in the Sunderland Color Run for charity

2:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHARITY runners took part in a North-East fun run to help raise money for causes close to their hearts.

Thirsk student proves her worth

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS NIGHT: Rachel was supported by colleagues from the university’s Enterprise team, from left, Jon Powell, Amanda Brooks, Lucy Sanderson, Rachel Everett, Sarah Marshall and Simon Harrison

2:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STUDENT from Thirsk has won a national award for her work to help other students set up businesses.

Leading author shares his secrets

The Advertiser Series: AUTHOR'S TIPS: Award winning novelist Alan Gibbons with Year 8 pupils from the Allertonshire School, Northallerton, L-R, Frankie Baszynski and Emma Bendelow.

2:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN award-winning novelist, who beat JK Rowling to a coveted Blue Peter Book prize, has been encouraging pupils in North Yorkshire to get writing.

Outdoor cinema to return after proving a hit with families

The Advertiser Series: BY THE SEA: Families enjoy the first Seaside Cinema event in Darlington's Market Square

1:15pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FREE outdoor cinema in Darlington’s Market Square proved so popular that organisers have arranged to repeat the event.

Work starts on Wheatley Hill health centre

The Advertiser Series: Wheatley Hill (L-R) Cllr Lucy Hovvels, David Pickersgill, Malcom Swan, Joseph Chandy, Chloe Taylor and Cllr Morris Nicholls (8707606)

12:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BUILDING work has begun on a new £2m health centre in east Durham.

Charity's thanks for fundraising support

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12:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CANCER charity has thanked the people of Chester-le-Street for raising money for its work.

Exhibition of Darlington artists opens

The Advertiser Series: IN THE PICTURE: Darlington Building Society in Darlington town centre is hosting an exhibition of work by members of Darlington Society of Arts (DSA).  Pictured by the exhibition are Colin Farrant of DSA, Gina Morton of DSA and an exhibitor, and Sharon Wi

12:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LOCAL artists are at the heart of a new exhibition in Darlington.

Pupils learn lessons in protecting bees

The Advertiser Series: BEES LESSONS: Pupils at Forest-of-Teesdale Primary School who were part of four schools learning about bees over the last year.

4:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

PUPILS from across the North Pennines were busy as bees while learning lessons in helping to protect the endangered pollinators.

Members sought for sports arena development group

4:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS drawing up plans for the creation of a sports arena are inviting people to join their group.

Business challenges offers students insight into world of work

The Advertiser Series: WINNING TEAM: A team of students representing Barnard Castle School's Modern Languages Department, which was crowned overall winners of the school's Industry Day.

4:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

PART of a school was transformed into an office-like environment offering students an insight into the world of work.

Newton Aycliffe nursery holds emotional graduation ceremony

The Advertiser Series: Staff and youngsters at a recent graduation ceremony at House of Eden Nursery in Newton Aycliffe

4:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE were mixed emotions at a Newton Aycliffe nursery when 36 youngsters moved on to pastures new.

Sainsbury's backs re-homing charity

4:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SUPERMARKET has named its charity of the year.

Growing sessions in Annfield Plain

The Advertiser Series: Groundwork North East  (8659796)

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SERIES of free growing activities aimed at providing people with the opportunity to get involved in cultivating healthy, affordable food will be held in a north Durham community.

Honours shared as school passes first year

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Prize winners at Durham Free School’s first presentation evening

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW free school has celebrated the end of its first academic year with a prize giving ceremony.

Luxury haul from home near Northallerton

3:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

DETECTIVES have turned to the public for help after raiders targeted a property near Northallerton earlier this month.

Foodbank opens in church hall to help cash strapped Chilton residents

The Advertiser Series: STOCKING UP: Volunteers Margaret Taylor, Mike Morrison and Brenda Johnson help to stock Chilton foodbank.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

A FOODBANK set up to help cash strapped residents has been praised for its efforts on the day that it opened.

Holiday accommodation at Knitsley Mill approved

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

3:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans for holiday accommodation next to a rural pub despite concerns about flooding and the scheme becoming a residential development.

Plans for new betting shop at site of former newsagent granted permission

The Advertiser Series: Plans for new betting shop at site of former newsagent granted permission

3:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

A BETTING firm has been granted permission to open a bookmakers at the site of a former newsagent.

Initiative helps ease transition from primary to secondary school

The Advertiser Series: STEPPING UP: Chloe Naisbitt, 11, of Northwood Primary School, with DSMS student Lucy Edmond, 12

2:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

PRIMARY school children have been stepping up to the mark in an initiative designed to prepare them for life at the big school.

Maize maze delights Chernobyl children

The Advertiser Series: MAZE FUN: Chernobyl youngsters enjoying their North Yorkshire day out.

2:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from the still suffering scene of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster enjoyed a fun-packed day in the sun in North Yorkshire.

Students take on eco-challenge

The Advertiser Series: ECO-CHALLENGE: Ralph Lockey (left) and Harry Canning put the finishing touches to their team's design at Ripon Grammar School's Building for the Future challenge.

1:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

STUDENTS have been building on their technology and engineering expertise in a challenge designed to take their thinking into the future.

Runners prepares for tough five-day challenge

The Advertiser Series: BEST FOOT FORWARD: Mike King, who hopes to complete a gruelling 190 mile run in five days

4:12pm Sunday 27th July 2014

AN amateur runner is tackling a marathon challenge as he bids to raise money for a charity which helps children with cancer.

Landlord begins work on new homes

The Advertiser Series: Catering for families and the elderly (8612265)

3:54pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WORK on three housing developments for families and the elderly has started in Stanley.

Parking fees killing town centre, say traders

The Advertiser Series: GROWTH FUNDING: Northallerton High Street. Government growth funding has been released to create a major housing development of nearly 1,000 homes to the north of the town.

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

FURIOUS business owners say new parking charges in Northallerton are killing the town centre – with some reporting losses of up to 40 per cent in revenue since their introduction.

Pupils thank officials who heard their speed plea

The Advertiser Series: Class One pupils with road marking operatives Mathew Toothill (kneeling)  and Terry Fox, of contractors Coupe Line (8617914)

12:15pm Sunday 27th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN wrote to thank County Hall officials who answered their pleas for help to slow down traffic outside their school.

Rambling grandmother raises £300 for Alzheimer's charity

The Advertiser Series: FIT FUNDS: Christine Wright, 74, walked the equivalent of a marathon a month for charity

1:21pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A GRANDMOTHER in her seventies has raised funds for The Alzheimer’s Society by completing a triple marathon walking challenge.

Darlington School of Mathematics and Science celebrates 50th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN MOMENT: DSMS head teacher Calvin Kipling, left, helps cut the 50th anniversary cake with former teachers Tony Forster, Linda Lindley, pupil of ’64 Maria Rochester and retired art teacher Arthur Morgan

1:01pm Saturday 26th July 2014

HUNDREDS of visitors took a trip down memory lane as a school opened its doors to celebrate half a century of learning.

Government plans to privatise Remploy criticised by Spennymoor union man

The Advertiser Series: REMPLOY FEARS: Government plans to sell off Remploy to the private sector have been criticised

12:36pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A UNION official has spoken out about the planned privatisation of a workplace scheme for the disabled.

West End classic is a sell-out at Darlington school

The Advertiser Series: TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT: Carmel College student George Ford as Joseph

11:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

SELL out crowds gave students the ovation they deserved after bringing the year to a tumultuous conclusion with a classic performance.

Nursing home holds a fundraising week for residents to enjoy

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY RUN: Some of the staff and their families doing the charity run around the grounds of Rosedale Nursing Home at Catterick Garrison.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

8:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NURSING home aiming to break down misconceptions of how residents live has held a week-long fundraising activity week for all the family.

Charity face painting event at Argos in Darlington

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7:32pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CHARITY event in aid of the Alzheimer's Society will be held in Darlington tomorrow.

Golden couples in Ferryhill and Coundon celebrate 50-years of marriage

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN YEARS: Allan and Eileen Tate, from Ferryhill, celebrate fifty years of marriage. Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

CELEBRATING couples have made it a golden weekend in County Durham as they celebrate 50-years of marriage.

Youngsters meet the artist after emulating his Tour de France-inspired painting

The Advertiser Series: YOUNG ARTISTS: Niamh Finn, Emily Todd, Angelica Wilson, Scarlett Atkinson and Tia Coates with artist Mackenzie Thorpe and his Over Hill and Dale painting.

4:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

BUDDING artists at a Richmond primary school have created a version of a Mackenzie Thorpe painting after learning about his work dedicated to the Tour de France.

Park wins second Green Flag

3:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

A PARK created on a former cokeworks and colliery has again won a coveted Green Flag award.

Youngster designs badge to raise cash for military charities

The Advertiser Series: HEROES BADGE: Grace Maddison-Potts with HMS Heroes' representatives presenting a £600 cheque to Keith Allan, the service children's coordinator at Richmond School.

3:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE WINNER of a competition to design a badge for North Yorkshire Armed Forced Day 2014 has handed over a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Residents encouraged to help shape Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: Residents listen to a presentation about the Great Aycliffe Plan at Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre. PICTURE: Martin Walker.

3:07pm Friday 25th July 2014

RESIDENTS were encouraged to voice their views on everything from housing and open spaces, to retail facilities and parking at an open evening in Newton Aycliffe this week.

Green-fingered volunteers needed to help mark arts centre's second birthday

The Advertiser Series: ART FAIR: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, in Yarm Road, Darlington, is holding an arts fair to mark its second birthday

1:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COMMUNITY arts venue is appealing for volunteers to help celebrate its second anniversary.

New meters installed in fight against fuel poverty

The Advertiser Series: NEW METERS: Vicky McCourt and Trevor Smith, both Derwentside Homes, inspect one of the smart prepayment meters which have been installed in a property at Moorside.

1:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

NEW prepayment meters are being installed in hundreds of homes to help residents pay for their gas and electricity.

Paws for a Cause at Chester-le-Street's Riverside Park

The Advertiser Series: Martha Barker, three, who will be one of the judges at Paws for a Cause, with her pet dog Hunter Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (8606619)

1:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

THREE-YEAR-OLD Martha Barker has been checking out some of the canine competitors ahead of a sponsored walk for Durham's St Cuthbert's Hospice.

Renowned a cappella ensemble to plat Richmond church

The Advertiser Series: RICHMOND CONCERT: Renowned jazz a cappella ensemble the Oxford Gargoyles who will be performing in Richmond in August.

12:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

A RENOWNED jazz a cappella group will perform in Richmond next month ahead of a performance at

Soldiers to attend First World War ceremony

12:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

SCORES of soldiers are set to attend a candlelit vigil to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Blueprint to revamp Thirsk town centre is unveiled

The Advertiser Series: NEW LOOK: An artist's impression of the plan for Thirsk Market Place

12:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLUEPRINT to reinvigorate a historic market square after the controversial felling of mature trees has been unveiled.

Summer fair raises hundreds for Darlington care home

The Advertiser Series: PARTY TIME: Residents with their families, friends and former mayor and mayoress of Darlington, Charles and Carol Johnson at Eastbourne Care Home in Darlington  Picture: STUART BOULTON

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

A SUMMER fair helped to raise hundreds of pounds towards entertainment and activities for residents at a Darlington care home.

Charcoal cheese and other unusual varieties for tasting

The Advertiser Series: BIG CHEESES: Lewis & Cooper in Northallerton

6:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A GOURMET food store is holding a fortnight-long celebration of great cheese from Yorkshire and beyond.

The seaside comes to Darlington as annual summer event gets underway

The Advertiser Series: SUMMER FUN: Giselle Popo, four, enjoys Darlington by the Sea  Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WITH a sandy beach, deckchairs and a baking hot sun, Darlington seemed more southern Spain than North-East England as a popular summer attraction got underway.

Plan to build houses between two railway lines approved

5:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PLAN to build a housing development on a parcel of land between the East Coast Main Line and a heavily used freight railway line has been approved.




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