Party punch left engagement guest with broken jaw

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

6:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN irate guest at an engagement party broke the jaw of a distant relative who was trying to calm him, a court was told.

Students win through to national debating final

The Advertiser Series: NATIONAL FINALS: Students from St Leonard's take a break during the national debating finals in Liverpool

5:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEAM of students have represented the region at a national debating championships.

Volunteers urged to help transform Darlington churchyard into eco-friendly haven

The Advertiser Series: SOWING THE SEEDS: Members of Darlington Friends of the Earth, Durham Wildlife Trust, Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists' Field Club, Darlington Borough Council, mayor Councillor Gerald Lee and Reverend Robert Williamson launch the wildflower project

4:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers are being encouraged to help transform a town centre churchyard into an eco-friendly haven.

Clothes sale to boost care association

12:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CLOTHING chain is set to hold a sale to boost a charity works to improve health, reduce isolation and loneliness in the Thirsk area.

Sedgefield all set for weekend of sporting fun

The Advertiser Series: FUN AND GAMES: Chris Lines and family take part in a three-legged race at the Sedgefield Village Games

12:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TOWN is gearing up for an active weekend, with the return of a popular running race and a free afternoon of fun and games.

Play scheme given sensory equipment by housing developer

The Advertiser Series: SENSORY EQUIPMENT: Megan Tate and Joshua Peacock with Alison Grainger, right, from Mulberry Homes, and play scheme co-ordinator Jane Wilson

12:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VISITORS to a play scheme for young people with complex medical needs have been given £500 of sensory equipment by a housing developer.

History enthusiasts given the chance to explore historic journals from North Yorkshire County Record Office

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HISTORY enthusiasts are being given the chance to delve into some of the diaries and journals held at the North Yorkshire County Record Office in Northallerton.

School raises enough cash for laptops after fundraising events

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PRIMARY school’s fundraising drive to provide laptops for pupils has been hailed a success after netting £3,000 from events culminating in its annual summer fair.

Play about WWI poets stops at Richmond before heading to London's West End

The Advertiser Series: WAR POETS: Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon are the subject of Not About Heroes

11:52am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A STORY about the friendship between two of England’s greatest 20th century war poets is the subject of an inspirational play to be performed in Richmond prior to its opening in London’s West End.

Best exam results ever for Consett charity

The Advertiser Series: EXAM SUCCESS: Consett and District YMCA chief executive, Billy Robson with Pat Glass MP with star student Cameron Charlton (16) following his exam success.

5:42pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHARITY is celebrating after getting its best set of exam results ever for its alternative education programme.

Children's theatre

12:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CHILDREN'S theatre specialists Theatre Hullabaloo will present Angel at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington on Friday, October 10. The play, about the relationship between young and old, tackles issues around dementia and memory-loss in a child-friendly manner and is suitable for over-tens. Tickets are £5.50 and can be booked by calling 01325-486555.

Newton Aycliffe Junior Football Club secures new shirt sponsor

The Advertiser Series: NEW SPONSOR: Newton Aycliffe Junior Football Club's under-14s have a new kit sponsor, Co-operative Funeral Care. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:23pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHILDREN’S football team is sporting a new kit after scoring a sponsorship deal.

Members sought for arthritis support group

The Advertiser Series: ADVICE AVAILABLE: Councillor Sam Zair with members of the Wear Valley ArthritisSupport Group

5:21pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN arthritis group is appealing for more people to get involved and receive help and support for their condition.

Darlington Arts Festival launches for 2015 with call for new performers and artists

The Advertiser Series: A dance troop perform at the 2014 Darlington Arts Festival

5:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

ARTISTS, performers and businesses who want to showcase their talents to the public have been urged to sign up to the Darlington Arts Festival.

Concerned residents object to new homes in Teesdale village

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council’s Start Today campaign has helped 336 youngsters onto the job ladder.

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

PLANS to build eight new homes in Teesdale have prompted 70 letters of objection from concerned residents.

New road layout should ease village rat-run concerns

The Advertiser Series: DIRECTION CHANGE: Richmond MP William Hague

4:55pm Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS concerned about the impact of improvements to the A1 have welcomed measures to discourage drivers using their village as a rat run.

Vandals blight residents' lives with car attacks

The Advertiser Series: Vandals blight residents' lives with car vandalism attacks

4:09pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE in Darlington have appealed for information after a series of seemingly motiveless vandalism attacks on cars in the Branksome area of town.

Historic cart bridge set to reopen as residents' frustration mounts

The Advertiser Series: MOUNTING CONCERNS: Blakey Bridge, which has been closed for six weeks after being hit by vehicles

3:54pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN historic cart bridge which has been closed numerous times due to damage is set to reopen with barriers to protect it.

Chance to take part in pop-up art event

The Advertiser Series: ART EVENT: A pop-up art exhibition will be held in Hurworth in November

2:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

YOUNG art and design graduates will be given the chance to sell their original artwork direct to the public at a forthcoming pop-up event, writes David Huntley.

Students give school's new rewards scheme a thumbs up

The Advertiser Series: NEW SCHEME: DSMS headteacher Calvin Kipling

2:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

BEHAVIOUR good and bad is under scrutiny at a North-East school thanks to an innovative rewards scheme which uses the latest computer technology.

Archeologist to reveal details about Roman roads in North Yorkshire

The Advertiser Series: ROMAN ROADS: Archaeologist Hugh Toller is set to reveal details about ancient highways in North Yorkshire

1:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

A ROMAN archaeology expert is set to give the second of a series of talks revealing details about roads in North Yorkshire during the period.

Charity cyclists raise money for good causes

The Advertiser Series: Charity cyclists: Riders In The Lower Dales Charity Cycle event

1:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

Charity fundraisers who got on their bikes for a 27 mile circuit of the Dales raised over £3,000.

Bank staff's mountain trek boosts hospices

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING HIKE: Kay Mackintosh, of Northallerton, and Fiona Allen-Ross, of Richmond, at the foot of Ben Nevis

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PAIR of bank workers have helped raise more than £80,000 for a charity which supports hospices by climbing the UK's highest mountain.

Scheme to get people to work with a moped loan service given cash boost

11:57am Monday 15th September 2014

A TRAVEL scheme which helps young people living in rural Richmondshire access work and learning opportunities has received a £5,000 cash boost.

Darlington woman is latest to take on ice bucket challenge

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY CHALLENGE: MS sufferer Vera Maven did the ice bucket challenge along with members of staff from Quality Carers. She is pictured with Vince Allan, regional manager of Quality Carers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:47pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A WOMAN who lives with a chronic medical condition hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for charity by becoming the latest volunteer for the ice bucket challenge.

Darlington teen's baked beans challenge for charity

The Advertiser Series: BEAN BATH:Annabel Carvey sitting in a bath of beans to raise funds for Cancer Research UK in support of her mother Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:39pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TEENAGER spent part of her weekend sat in a bath of baked beans to raise funds for a cancer charity after being inspired by her mother.

Bettys picks up prestigious industry award

The Advertiser Series: TOP BAKERS: Bakery general manager, Caroline Grant, with bakery operations manager, Paul Gray, and representatives from the bakery teams. Photo Justin Slee.

1:44pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A YORKSHIRE tea room and bakery famous for its continental cakes, Yorkshire treats and seasonal bakes has won a prestigious industry award.

Specsavers raises charity funds

The Advertiser Series: FUNDS RAISED: Staff from Specsavers in Darlington with a cheque for St Teresa's Hospice

10:32am Sunday 14th September 2014

THREE charities will feel the benefits of a month of extensive fundraising by a Darlington shop.

Democracy risk fears raised over parish election costs

The Advertiser Series: Parish council raises fears about the future of democracy after borough council stops paying for parish council elections

10:02am Sunday 14th September 2014

CONCERNS have been raised for the future of local democracy in Darlington villages, with the borough council no longer paying for parish elections.

Bookworms enjoy a birthday surprise thanks to Darlington school

The Advertiser Series: BIRTHDAY BOY: Longfield Academy headteacher Susan Johnson with year 7 birthday boy Jordan Younghusband

10:02am Sunday 14th September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN will receive a birthday surprise in a novel initiative designed to boost their reading skills.

Burnt out house remains a blight on the lives of Trimdon Station residents 18 months on

The Advertiser Series: UPSETTING REMINDER: Margaret Carter 's heart and lung problems were exacerbated by the fire and the burnt out house is an upsetting reminder of the terrifying night in February last year

9:29am Sunday 14th September 2014

A PRIVATELY let house that was gutted by fire 18 months ago remains a boarded-up shell, and angry residents are demanding action is taken to repair the eyesore.

Family fun at village’s ‘Big Weekend’

The Advertiser Series: BIG WEEKEND: Frankie Brown, four, from Shadforth with one of the scarecrows in the scarecrow festival.

2:57pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A COMMUNITY in north Durham has taken part in a weekend of family fun.

Community remembers First World War with Edwardian weekend

The Advertiser Series: SNAP HAPPY: Mila Taylor-Hanlon, nine, poses for an Edwardian-style seaside photo

12:22pm Sunday 14th September 2014

FLYING flannels, crashing coconuts and scattering skittles heralded the opening of an Edwardian fair.

Callous vandals set fire to wheelie bin in Cotherstone conservation area

The Advertiser Series: CALLOUS BEHAVIOUR: The remains of a burnt out wheelie bin at Kennedy's Pond, a picturesque conservation area in Cotherstone in Teesdale

9:41am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CONSERVATION area that shares its name with its late creator has been targeted by mindless vandals.

Child traumatised after object thrown from bridge near Sedgefield, County Durham, smashes car windscreen

The Advertiser Series: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

9:36am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHILD was left traumatised after an object was thrown from a bridge and smashed the windscreen of a car.

Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group celebrates successful re-launch

The Advertiser Series: NEW CHAPTER: Peter Beaty, of Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, and Allison White, founder of Great Aycliffe Cancer Support, officially re-launch the group at a new venue

9:35am Sunday 14th September 2014

GREAT Aycliffe Cancer Support Group has been successfully re-launched in a new venue.

Indian restaurant creates 11 new jobs in Trimdon Village

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS VENTURE: Brothers Sabir Ahmed (pictured) and Mohammed Miah joined forces to transform a run-down bar on the outskirts of the village into the Cinnamon Club and Champagne Bar.

9:39am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHAMPAGNE bar and Indian restaurant has created 11 new jobs in Trimdon Village.

Concerns raised over state of Darlington's landmark railway sculpture

The Advertiser Series: THE GREAT TRAIN SHRUBBERY: David Porter and the partly obscured brick train Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SUPERMARKET chain has vowed to tidy up the area surrounding a North-East landmark after concerns were raised over the state of the site.

Council reveals cost of fight to save maternity services at the Friarage Hospital

The Advertiser Series: BACKING DOWN: Council reveals cost of campaign to save maternity services at the Friarage Hospital

4:16pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUNCIL has disclosed the amount spent on a hard-fought campaign to save maternity and children’s services at the Friarage Hospital.

Car thief spotted at wheel of stolen vehicle by police

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

6:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

A THIEF drove off in a car after taking its keys when he broke into another vehicle parked nearby.

Police spotted car thief as he drove at speed through city

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

6:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

A THIEF drove off in a car after taking its keys when he broke into another vehicle.

Castle photography project hailed a success

The Advertiser Series: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

5:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

SNAP-HAPPY children have helped put a heritage site in the picture as part of an inspirational project aimed at transforming their lives.

Police dogs' visit highlights community issues

The Advertiser Series: A DOG'S LIFE: Guinness the police dog jumps through a hoop for pupils Picture: TOM BANKS

5:13pm Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE dogs paid primary school pupils a visit to teach them about issues affecting their community.

Concerns over plans for children's home in South Church

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE PLANS: South Church Nursing and Residential Home Picture: TOM BANKS.

5:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

PLANS to turn a former nursing home into a home for vulnerable young people have been met with concerns by nearby residents.

Male volunteers needed to help combat isolation

5:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

Northallerton and District Voluntary Service is looking for male volunteers who can offer a couple of hours a week to visit and befriend lonely and isolated people.

Overnight closures as major roadworks continue on Darlington's ring road

4:32pm Friday 12th September 2014

OVERNIGHT closures will be put in place next week to allow the next stage of work on Darlington’s inner ring road to continue.

Darlington couple call for interim blue badges as wait for renewal leaves them virtually housebound

The Advertiser Series: BLUE BADGE: John and Marjory Jardine who have been left without a disabled parking permit. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10170878)

3:04pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUPLE have called for a reduction in the bureaucracy surrounding the renewal of parking permits, after being left virtually housebound by their wait.

Landlord helps tenants claim extra benefits

The Advertiser Series:

2:54pm Friday 12th September 2014

TENANTS have been helped to claim an extra £650,000 by a specialist team set up by their social landlord.

Academy students raise thousands for teenage cancer charity

The Advertiser Series: BIG DONATION: Students from North Durham Academy present a cheque for almost £13,000  to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Picture: TOM BANKS (10234305)

2:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

STUDENTS have raised almost £13,000 for charity with a range of activities.

Church's Edwardian weekend to celebrate best of British and commemorate WWI

The Advertiser Series: EDWARDIAN ELEGANCE: Church members Mike Hanlon, Maureen Moody, Jenny Foster, Andrew Cromarty, Hilary Bowes and Keith Hall prepare for the period fair.

2:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

VISITORS will be transported back in time tomorrow (Saturday, September 13) as a community celebrates the best of British.




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