Action group will fight to save parkland in Darlington from development

The Advertiser Series: BLACKWELL GRANGE: The parkland has numerous features of historic significance

11:50am Friday 6th March 2015

AN ACTION group has formed to stop executive homes being built on Darlington parkland steeped in historical, natural and cultural significance.

New group for women wanting to set their own agenda

2:01pm Friday 6th March 2015

AN INFORMAL discussion group for women has become so popular, it is starting up a new group in North Yorkshire.

Building society branch staff backing St Cuthbert's Hospice

1:50pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE Chester-le-Street branch of the Newcastle Building Society will raise money for St Cuthbert’s Hospice this year.

Bishop Auckland businessmen complete Kilimanjaro charity challenge

1:44pm Friday 6th March 2015

THREE businessmen have raised more than £15,000 for charity by scaling Africa’s highest mountain.

Dung power plant approved for Mordon farm

1:40pm Friday 6th March 2015

A PLANT that will make electricity with dung from a farm’s cattle herd has won planning permission.

Don't be a dead drunk

12:31pm Friday 6th March 2015

POLICE are launching a campaign in Darlington tomorrow (Saturday, March 7) warning against residents becoming a “dead drunk”.

EE workers back hospice fundraising

11:59am Friday 6th March 2015

KIND-HEARTED apprentices have visited the charity they have taken to their hearts and minds as they embark on a campaign of volunteering.

Concert band helps longest serving member celebrate 90th birthday

11:56am Friday 6th March 2015

A CONCERT band has paid tribute to its longest serving member.

Appeal granted for Darlington Thai takeaway

2:57pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A FORMER barber shop in a residential street can now be turned into a takeaway, after a planning inspector granted an appeal.

Cockerton Methodist Ladies' Group celebrate 50th anniversary

3:44pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A CELEBRATORY dinner will be held to mark the 50th anniversary of a popular ladies’ group.

Comedy trio take to the stage for first variety show

2:38pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A NEW three-piece comedy stage will take to the stage for the first time together next week.

Cheque boost for children's ward

1:42pm Thursday 5th March 2015

THE children’s ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital has been boosted by a £220 donation from the Heartbeat Group.

Young gym stars show their worth

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS: Under 13 girls winners, L-R, Beth Marshall, 12, Sharna Philip, 12, Hannah Bell, 12, Ruby Wilson, 11, Phoebe Grayson, 12, Erin McKenzie, 12, Sophia Law, 12, front row, Ella Coulthard, 11, Millie Smith, 12..

4:25pm Thursday 5th March 2015

YOUNG gymnasts are turning cartwheels of joy after taking the honours at a keenly-fought area competition.

Middleton-in-Teesdale residents exploring feasibility of new village hall

The Advertiser Series: PROPOSAL: A new community hall could be built in Middleton-in-Teesdale

4:22pm Thursday 5th March 2015

COMMUNITY groups in a Teesdale village are joining together in the hope of building a new village hall costing up to £1.7m.

Historic hall's new lift will give access to all

The Advertiser Series: Lift: Cllr John Noone and Cllr Mike Barningham of Bedale Hall committee inspect the shaft for the new lift

11:40am Thursday 5th March 2015

USE of an historic building at the centre of a market town community is to be opened up thanks to a new lift which will make the building accessible to all.

Lunch club launched in Tanfield Lea Community Centre

The Advertiser Series: LUNCH: Stephanie Esteris, a development worker for County Durham Age UK, talks to users of a new lunch club in Tanfield Lea Community Centre. Picture: TOM BANKS (19912083)

12:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A NORTH Durham community has celebrated the launch of a new lunch club.

Community at the heart of new Darlington inspector's work

3:27pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A NEW police inspector has taken the helm in Darlington.

Networking event to celebrate success of Darlington Cares reading scheme

5:06pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A VOLUNTEER-run children’s reading scheme is hosting a networking event this month to recruit more members and share ideas.

Don't let your home be an easy target for crooks

3:47pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

POLICE are urging Darlington residents not to let their properties become easy targets for criminals following another burglary in the town.

Darlington Mayor bag packs for charity

3:43pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

DARLINGTON’S Mayor and Mayoress lent their hand to helping youngsters raise bags of money for Comic Relief.

Pupils open coffee shop

The Advertiser Series: COFFEE: Holly Rippin, 9, cuts the ribbon on the new Arnison Centre Costa with fellow Brandon Primary School pupils. Also pictured is Costa area manager Jamie Buchanan and store manager Hayley Gaffney. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:50pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN have opened a new coffee shop.

Junior Sherlocks crack the case

The Advertiser Series: SLEUTHS: PCSO Lee Cowley presents prizes to Cockfield Primary School's top junior detectives, from left, Kieron Pattison, eight, William Armiger, 11, Oliver Horley, four, and Ruby Jones, six Picture: ANDY LAMB

1:43pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS became detectives to crack the mysterious case of four computers which vanished from their school.

City promises a day of family fun

6:34pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE sights and sounds of a city’s past, present and future will be the theme of a free family event later this month.

Future of Darlington town centre assets discussed at council meeting

6:23pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE FUTURE of some of Darlington’s prized assets was discussed at a council meeting.

Planners stump Shotley Bridge Cricket Club and its plans to build homes at its ground

5:49pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A VILLAGE cricket club’s plan to fund vital improvements to its ground through a housing development has been hit for six.

Youngsters take to the stage at Bishop Auckland dance festival

4:34pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

YOUNGSTERS from six Bishop Auckland primary schools showcased their best moves at a dance festival today (Tuesday, March 3).

Darlington traders make savings thanks to Business Improvement District deal

2:44pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

BUSINESSES in Darlington have saved more than £30,000 on services and utilities thanks to a new procurement initiative.

Vote for Spraire Lads and Lasses to win community funding

2:02pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A YOUTH football team is campaigning for votes from the public after being nominated to win a £2,000 community prize.

Darlington students honoured by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

11:40am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A COLLEGE’S star performers have won high praise in a national awards scheme that recognises outstanding academic and civic achievements.

Aldi admits 'mistakenly' allowing deliveries on a Sunday for more than 20 years

5:22pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A SUPERMARKET has been refused permission to receive deliveries on a Sunday – despite “mistakenly” breaching the rules and allowing vans to unload on Sundays for more than 20 years.

Teesdale students enjoy lab visit

1:37pm Monday 2nd March 2015

SCIENCE students took a hands-on approach to science after visiting the global healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline, earlier this month.

The 'FA cup finals of bowling' to take place in Darlington

1:26pm Monday 2nd March 2015

BOWLING’S equivalent to the FA cup finals is coming to Darlington next month.

These girls can – martial arts academy backs national campaign

11:46am Monday 2nd March 2015

FEMALE students at a martial arts academy are supporting a campaign aimed at inspiring women and girls to embrace an active lifestyle.

Longfield Academy team cycles their way to Watt bike victory

11:41am Monday 2nd March 2015

PUPILS from secondary schools across Darlington competed to be crowned ‘Watt Bike Champions’ for 2015.

Barnard Castle set to host VE Day commemoration event

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3:56pm Monday 2nd March 2015

BARNARD Castle is set to host an event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day on Friday, May 8.

Ripon girls win a place in the final

The Advertiser Series: FINALS: Ripon Grammar School’s successful U14s netball team (L to R) Amelia Borchard, Molly Reed, Sophie Richardson, captain Jessica Merrin, Amy Mackenzie, Katie Reed, Lucy Williams and Emily Reed

5:36pm Monday 2nd March 2015

YOUNG sportswomen have netted a place in their school's history books by winning a place in a national final.

Teen chefs produce "amazing" food

The Advertiser Series: CHEFS: Northallerton College students Georgina Mackley, left, and Ellie Cameron with Kevin Hardisty and Pat Martin, of Rotary Club Northallerton Mowbray.

4:59pm Monday 2nd March 2015

TWO young chefs proved their worth in the kitchen after competing in a national cooking contest.

Councillor calls for army of volunteers to help treat icy pavements in winter

4:07pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A COUNCILLOR hopes to enlist a volunteer winter army to ensure key footpaths in Richmond are gritted when frosty weather is forecast.

Sugar-sweet success means Caitlin is 'hired'

3:10pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A SCHOOLGIRL has won a paid work experience placement in an Apprentice-style contest.

Town council to purchase defibrillators

2:56pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A TOWN council has pledged to look into suitable locations for new potentially life-saving defibrillators.

Scouts head off on adventure with help from housing group

2:47pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A SCOUT group is heading off on a weekend adventure after being awarded a grant.

Leisure centre chiefs look to future after overcoming £1.3m hurdle

The Advertiser Series: HEATING: A wrangle is slowing down repairs to the heating at Ferryhill Hub

1:10pm Sunday 1st March 2015

CUSTODIANS of a former leisure centre have overcome a £1.3m hurdle that might have prevented them signing a new lease with Durham County Council.

Award for Stanley restaurant

The Advertiser Series: TOP MARKS: The Monsur Tandoori in South Moor has been awarded a 5-star rating in a fast food guide. Pictured are chefs Kobi Ahmed, left and Ashik Ali, right, and owner Ala Miah. Picture: TOM BANKS (19561890)

12:08pm Saturday 28th February 2015

A RESTAURANT in north Durham has been given an award for feedback customers have posted online.

Pensioner ordered to keep dangerous dog on muzzle after postman attack

5:17pm Friday 27th February 2015

A PENSIONER has been ordered to keep his dog on a muzzle after it attacked a postman delivering a parcel at his home.

Nursery opens new sensory room

5:08pm Friday 27th February 2015

A SENSORY room has been opened at a north Durham nursery.

Annual run launched to honour champion athlete

2:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

A COUPLE are challenging runners to enter a race to honour a 36-year-old champion athlete who died suddenly last month.

Keen crafters invited to take part in secret visitor campaign

1:45pm Friday 27th February 2015

CRAFTERS are being encouraged to create bundles of colourful, woollen hearts for a mysterious Yorkshire Dales project.

Grand plans for 10th anniversary fundraising concert

1:43pm Friday 27th February 2015

THE organisers of a summer fundraising concert in the grounds of of an 18th century manor will mark its tenth anniversary this year by staging its grandest event yet.

Parish boundaries to be reviewed after petition

12:33pm Friday 27th February 2015

VILLAGERS are to be asked whether they want to be covered by a neighbouring parish council.

New homes would damage conservation area, say villagers

12:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

VILLAGERS are fighting plans to build houses on a field in a picturesque conservation area, near a Grade II-listed parish church.









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