Granddaughter opens shop in Wolsingham to honour late Grandmother

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Joan and Gordon Rutherford celebrated 60 years of business at Buckingham Palace

7:01pm Monday 4th May 2015

THE grand-daughter of a much-loved trader who led a Dales business dynasty has been inspired by her grandmother to open her own grocery shop.

Which charity should store support?

6:55pm Monday 4th May 2015

A SUPERMARKET is searching for a charity to adopt for 12 months.

Strong man visits Spennymoor gym

The Advertiser Series: SHOW OF STRENGTH: Weight lifters take part in a strongest man competition at JP Fitness in Spennymoor. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:23pm Monday 4th May 2015

BRITAIN’s strongest man visited a gym in Spennymoor at the weekend to throw his weight behind a strong man competition.

Scheme to help people find work

The Advertiser Series: WORKING: EDP employee Jaimie Netherton with EDP tutor Vanessa Bolton.

1:48pm Monday 4th May 2015

A TRAINING and employment scheme which guarantees paid work has been launched in Stanley and Peterlee.

Outdoor reading hut unveiled to Staindrop pupils

The Advertiser Series: NOOK: Children’s author, Helen Stephens, unveiled an outdoor reading space called the ‘Book Nook’ at Staindrop Primary School Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

1:40pm Monday 4th May 2015

IT was a page-turner worth waiting for at Staindrop Church of England Primary School after a new outdoor reading hub was unveiled to the children for the first time.

Free IT support sessions in Bishop Auckland

1:36pm Monday 4th May 2015

A COMMUNITY centre in Bishop Auckland is encouraging local jobseekers and young people to take advantage of free IT support sessions this month.

Young musicians to showcase talents

The Advertiser Series: HIGH NOTE: Trumpeter Edward Freeman, who will play at the Sharow concert, performing at the 2014 Ripon Young Musicians Competition

1:28pm Monday 4th May 2015

SOME of the most talented young musicians in North Yorkshire are set to showcase their repertoires in a concert.

Care home could become a training centre

The Advertiser Series: Stanfield House care home pictured in 2011. Picture: DAVID WOOD.

12:27pm Monday 4th May 2015

A FORMER care home could be turned into a residential community training centre - although mystery surrounds who it is aimed at.

Students schooled in cyber safety

The Advertiser Series: LESSON: Durham Police beat officer David Gibson warns students at DSMS about the dangers online

4:41pm Monday 4th May 2015

STUDENTS have come face to face with the potential perils of social media in a series of hard-hitting workshops designed to keep them safe.

New kit for team

The Advertiser Series: SPRAIRE LASSES: (Back row left to right) Coach Matty Malton, Kayleigh Hilliard, Katie Taylor, Abigail Fry, Nicole Gascoigne, Ellie Armstrong and Matt Bancroft. (Front row left to right) Dave Scott Manager, Ellie Noble, Courtney Vickers, Anna Bateman and L

4:36pm Monday 4th May 2015

A GIRLS football team is has been kitted out with a brand new strip thanks to an FA initiative supported by McDonald’s.

Retirement home's charity challenge pays off

The Advertiser Series: THANKS: Staff and residents hand over a cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society

4:35pm Monday 4th May 2015

SOME swam, some ran, some sang and others walked miles – but the hard work paid off for staff and residents of a retirement village who have raised more than £11,000 for a leading dementia charity.

Rotary club swells its ranks

The Advertiser Series: WELCOME: David Heaton, left, welcomes Kevin Robinson to Darlington Rotary Club

4:08pm Monday 4th May 2015

A RETIRED member of the Probation Service was welcomed as the latest member of Darlington Rotary Club at its latest meeting.

Weekend of festival fun looms

11:29am Monday 4th May 2015

ARTS, family fun, music and food will be firmly on the menu in Darlington at the weekend

Bolam looks good thanks to community clean up

The Advertiser Series: VOLUNTEERS: Bolam residents cleaned litter from around their village

3:44pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

RESIDENTS of a tiny village made a big difference to their environment by giving their neighbourhood a spring clean.

Paralympic hopeful strikes gold in Berlin

The Advertiser Series: MEDALS: Jay McCabe

11:02am Saturday 2nd May 2015

A YOUNG swimmer has struck gold after competing abroad for the first time.

Wildlife explorers sought for family fun day at Barnard Castle

The Advertiser Series: NATURE: Youngsters are invited to take part in wildlife activities near Barnard Castle

6:59pm Friday 1st May 2015

WILDLIFE explorers can hunt for creatures in rivers and enjoy story telling in a free family fun day to be held near to Barnard Castle.

Support for brain charity

The Advertiser Series: GIFT: Taylor Wimpey sales executive,Annabelle Lee with Deborah Rack from the Encephalitis Society.

5:54pm Friday 1st May 2015

A NORTH Yorkshire charity that does vital work in supporting families has been given a cash boost.

Care home staff achieve their dream for residents

The Advertiser Series: LIGHT: The new sensory room at Mount Vale Care Home in Northallerton

5:50pm Friday 1st May 2015

AFTER more than two years of fundraising, care home staff have opened a new sensory room for residents.

Housing charity stages its own cycling celebration

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING: Staff from the housing charity, Foundation on their fundraising mission. Road cyclists with the charity met up with staff in Richmond completing a static bike ride challenge

5:48pm Friday 1st May 2015

A HOUSING charity which supports families and others at risk of homelessness has raised £500 with their own cycling celebration.

Lost bus service could be replaced by volunteers

The Advertiser Series: SERVICE PLANS: The bus stop outside St Oswald's Church in Sowerby

5:43pm Friday 1st May 2015

AN axed bus service could be replaced with a voluntary service to help keep people on the move.

Disabled horse riders given £4,000 boost by Bishop Auckland bank

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Lynn Brennen, manager of Santander, in Bishop Auckland, with Melanie Thompson and Lesley Shaw plus Kath Scales, chairwoman of Wear Valley Riding for the Disabled

4:37pm Friday 1st May 2015

DISABLED horse riders are celebrating after they scooped £4,000 of funding to carry out work on an indoor arena.

Super gran opens shop

The Advertiser Series: SHOP: Knitter and great grandmother Anne Wallace opens the doors to her new business selling her handmade products in Bishop Auckland Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:32pm Friday 1st May 2015

A COMPETITION winning knitter has turned her love for knitting and crocheting into a family business.

Walk to beat cancer

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISER: Tori Sowden will do a walk challenge in aid of a cancer charity

4:03pm Friday 1st May 2015

TWO women and a dog will tackle a marathon walk in aid of a cancer charity close to their hearts.

Community clean up

4:00pm Friday 1st May 2015

COMMUNITY spirited residents took part in two litter picks to clean up part of their town.

Standing ovation for the man behind the Great vYorkshire Show

The Advertiser Series: HONOURED: Bill Cowling has been involved with agriculture all his life.

2:59pm Friday 1st May 2015

THE man who helped steer the country’s biggest agricultural event to continuing success has been honoured for his work.

New funding helps nursery expand

The Advertiser Series: EXPANDING: Adam Harland, four and Ffion Roberts, three, check out progress on site at Rooftops Nursery.

1:31pm Friday 1st May 2015

A NURSERY that is expanding at a gallop is converting an old coaching house to meet demand.

Top author gives bookshop support

The Advertiser Series: NOVEL IDEA: Castle Hill Bookshop in Richmond has been awarded a grant for a scheme to encourage children to read.  Wendy Patch from the bookshop with Richmond School pupils Daniel Baines (12) and Megan Hannon (12). Picture: Chris Booth.

1:28pm Friday 1st May 2015

A BOOKSHOP has received a grant to help it continue its work in encouraging local youngster to read.

'Village green' battle finally comes to an end with victory for North Yorkshire football club

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1:20pm Friday 1st May 2015

A LONG-running battle over whether a sports field should be declared a village green or not has ended in success for Richmond Town FC.

Jazz festival draws the crowds

The Advertiser Series: JAZZ: The Matt Roberts Sextet plays to sell-out crowds in Voodoo Café during Darlington Jazz Festival

4:31pm Friday 1st May 2015

DARLINGTON Jazz Festival played to sell-out crowds when it kicked off Darlington Arts Festival.

Chance to star at drama group

The Advertiser Series: STARS: Pauline Quirke Academy youngsters on stage. The brand is opening a branch in Darlington

4:13pm Friday 1st May 2015

A PERFORMING arts academy for youngsters aged four to 18 will open its latest branch in Darlington this month.

Church restoration work gathers pace

The Advertiser Series: REPAIR: Glass conservator Josie Kyme examines the stained glass windows at St. Cuthbert's Church in Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

3:24pm Friday 1st May 2015

A RESTORATION project for an iconic Darlington church is gathering pace as part of a wider plan to enhance its community appeal.

Can you hold a note? Then join Darlington's adult choir

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: Claire Wilmer

2:43pm Friday 1st May 2015

A RISING Darlington star is looking to give back to the community by setting up an adult choir group.

Bilingual bake-off is a recipe for success

The Advertiser Series: FRENCH FANCIES: Year 9 pupils at Hummersknott Academy have won the Great International Bake Off which took place at Sunderland University.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:24pm Friday 1st May 2015

TALENTED students took multitasking to a new level as they took part in a bilingual bake-off.

Police appeal after Evenwood children's play area damaged


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5:01pm Thursday 30th April 2015

POLICE are appealing for help after vandals damaged a children’s play area and threw items such as plant pots.

Green fingered youngsters use plants to help improve Durham Police training base

The Advertiser Series: GARDENERS: Youngsters have helped complete a gardening scheme at a Durham Police training centre

4:56pm Thursday 30th April 2015

GREEN fingered students on a police scheme have helped plant flowers to create colourful raised beds at a Durham Police training centre.

Young carers enjoy learning circus skills at Ferryhill workshop

The Advertiser Series: CIRCUS: Bradley Crowe, of Cleves Cross Primary School takes part in a circus skills workshop Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:54pm Thursday 30th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS who care for family members enjoyed learning circus skills before they showed them off to fellow pupils.

Little book gives Darlington businesses a big boost

The Advertiser Series: OFFERS BOOK: Distinct Darlington manager Alex Hirst

3:54pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A LITTLE Book of Offers has given a record business boost to traders in Darlington town centre.

Hospital fundraisers celebrate spending more than £26,000 on new equipment for patients this year

The Advertiser Series: HOSPITAL: Friends of Friary Community Hospital in Richmond, Margaret Clayson with Roy and Pam Cross who have helped to raise more than £26,000 for patients this year. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

3:53pm Thursday 30th April 2015

FRIENDS of a community hospital have spent more than £26,000 to help patients and relatives in the last year.

Campaign launched to transform derelict land

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY: Syd Howarth, founder of Great Aycliffe Community Aid Partnership, which plans to extend the Agnew Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe to create a welfare hub Picture: STUART BOULTON

3:47pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A CHARITY partnership has launched a £350,000 campaign to transform a derelict patch of land next to a community centre into a vibrant welfare hub.

Defensive wall: housebuilder donates £500 to football club

The Advertiser Series: TRAINING: Durham Federation FC coach Dagmara Goldewska coaches young players Macey Patterson, Molly Clough and Millie Veasey.

2:55pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A HOUSEBUILDER has donated £500 to a school football club.

Young rugby players looking the part thanks to new polo shirts

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: Players from Wensleydale RUFC's mini section in their new tops, pictured with coach Stephen Michael, left, and Tim Waite, Morrison Utility Services commercial manager.

1:16pm Thursday 30th April 2015

YOUNG rugby players are looking the part after a donation from a local company paid for new club polo shirts.

Funday for nursery’s 40th

The Advertiser Series: FORTY: Beechdale Nursery pupils and staff celebrate the school's 40th anniversary   Picture: TOM BANKS

1:16pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A COMMUNITY fun day has been held to mark the 40th birthday of a nursery.

Football charity starting course in Chester-le-Street to help people find work

The Advertiser Series: COURSE: To help adults with reading and writing

1:13pm Thursday 30th April 2015

SUNDERLAND AFC’s charity is launching a course in Chester-le-Street to help the jobless find work.

More than 700 sign up to colourful hospice fund raiser

The Advertiser Series: SIGNED UP: James Hewitt and daughter Jessie, eight, will take part in hospice event

1:09pm Thursday 30th April 2015

MORE than 700 people have signed up to be pelted with paint at a technicolour fundraising event.

All the arts to be enjoyed at major festival event in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVAL: Darlington for Culture is behind the annual Arts Festival

12:46pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A QUIET road in Darlington is set to be transformed into a hive of creative activity as part of a major Arts Festival event next weekend.

Councils criticised after residents fail to receive polling cards

The Advertiser Series: VOTE: Residents have complained to Durham County Council after entire streets failed to receive polling cards

6:51pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

RESIDENTS have complained to Durham County Council after entire streets failed to receive polling cards.

Man subject to suspended sentence risked jail with early hours shoplifting trip

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court told Crown is to review charges faced by women

6:20pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A MAN who was subject to a suspended prison sentence put his liberty at risk by taking part in an early hours’ store shoplifting trip.

Barnard Castle Methodist Church spire appeal gains support from town council

The Advertiser Series: FEARS: Residents gathered for a special meeting to discuss the plans last night

4:55pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A TEESDALE church has received support to repair its damaged church spire after raising £18,000 to carry out the work.

Residents demand action to clear rubbish left piled in house yards near Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: RUBBISH: Garbage has been left piled in the yards of houses near to Bishop Auckland

4:53pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

RESIDENTS are demanding action to clear bags of rubbish, fridge freezers and televisions dumped in the yards of houses.

Darlington students raise £3,000 for charity

The Advertiser Series: DONATION: Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College students present the cheque to Christine Thompson, Counselling and Support Services Manager at Darlington Mind

4:47pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

STUDENTS from a Darlington sixth form put their heads together to raise hundreds of pounds for a mental health charity.


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