Teesdale School earns international award

The Advertiser Series: GLOBAL AMBASSADORS:  Teesdale School's Tina Masterman and Cassie Flint accept award

1:49pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TEESDALE School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for 2014-2017, in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

Influence Church set to open second Barnard Castle foodbank

The Advertiser Series: STOCKING UP: Influence Church intern Lesley Allison and StoreHouse coordinator Paige Rutherford with foodbank supplies Picture: KATIE RICHARDSON

1:45pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BARNARD Castle is set to open its second foodbank after growing concerns that people in the area are falling on hard times.

Builder's response to residents' criticism

The Advertiser Series: TROUBLE BUILDING: The Esh building work at the former site of Eastbourne School, Darlington as seen from street The Fairway.  Residents in existing properties have had problems with the contractors.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:37am Saturday 25th October 2014

A CONSTRUCTION company criticised over a £7million housing development on the site of a former school has reaffirmed its commitment to community consultation.

Disabled man distraught at the loss of irreplaceable jewellery

The Advertiser Series: The jewellery missing from Mr Houston's house

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

A DISABLED man has spoken of his upset after tokens of love exchanged between him and the wife who later tried to kill him were stolen.

Dentist nominated for industry award

5:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DENTIST has made it to the final round of a prestigious industry awards.

Hambleton sport heroes honoured in award ceremony

The Advertiser Series: SPORT STARS: Some of the winners with Councillor John Prest

5:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

LOCAL sporting heroes have been recognised for their commitment and passion.

Students' chance to talk politics

The Advertiser Series: TALKING POLITICS: Josh Newton with QE students

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

AS part of a campaign to increase youth engagement with politics, a Darlington sixth form is hosting workshops where two students will win the chance to share their ideas at a national event in Parliament.

Darlington chosen for pilot parks project

The Advertiser Series: PARK LIFE: Darlington Cares volunteers during an earlier project

3:14pm Friday 24th October 2014

A VOLUNTEERISM organisation is supporting a project aimed at developing new ways of sustaining and developing parks.

Sedgefield MP takes diabetes challenge

The Advertiser Series: RAISING AWARENESS: Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson with Hugh Quarshie, who plays Dr Ric Griffin in the BBC series Holby City, at Silver Star Diabetes Health Challenge

3:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN MP has joined forces with the star of a popular television medical drama to encourage people to take a quick and easy diabetes test.

Tow Law man sentenced for racism

The Advertiser Series: CHOCOLATE THIEF: Ian Mulholland, 42, from Darlington stole chocolate to survive, court hears

2:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who got drunk before racially abusing a pizza shop owner and smashing the takeaway counter is ashamed of his actions, a court heard.

Department store boss voices concerns over designer outlet plans

1:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEPARTMENT store boss has voiced serious concerns over a proposed designer outlet village – which he says would be detrimental to the fragile economies of local market towns.

Community bus service offers help to residents in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: BUS SERVICE: The Tees Valley Transport Brokerage project is offering transport to community groups and individuals in isolated parts of Darlington

11:37am Friday 24th October 2014

THE organisers of a minibus service that provides vital transport for people living in isolated areas are calling on Darlington residents to get involved in the scheme.

Plans to turn former Bishop Auckland care home into home for vulnerable young people withdrawn

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

2:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to turn a former nursing home into a home for vulnerable young people have been withdrawn.

Residents voice concerns over development at former Eastbourne School site

The Advertiser Series: HIGH ABOVE: The new houses at the former Eastbourne school site are being built on land so high that even the ground floor windows overlook existing properties on The Causeway, Darlington. The view from resident Tom Clarey's garden

5:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS of a once-quiet Darlington street say their lives are being blighted by a new housing development which is progressing without any regard for their concerns.

World market returns to town

The Advertiser Series: PIE HEAVEN: Durham Mayor and Mayoress John and Maxine Robinson admire the fruit pies made by continental market stallholder Marcin Swierzowski, right.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11859061)

5:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WORLD Village market has returned to the region, offering a feast of flavours from across the globe for four days.

Green Party to start selection process for Richmond candidate

3:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER recently being re-established in the Richmond constituency, the Green Party has announced it will is starting the process of selecting a parliamentary candidate.

Hospice homecare charity asks people to think about financial legacies

The Advertiser Series: RAISING FUNDS: Christine Robinson, fundraising co-ordinator for Herriot Hospice Homecare (left) and Jane Croshaw, a volunteer for the charity during a recent fundraising initiative

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CHARITY which provides hospice care in people’s homes says financial legacies left in wills has enabled it to offer a much better service.

Pupils elect first head boy and girl

The Advertiser Series: MAKING HISTORY: Matthew Littlefair and Lizzie Knight are Teesdale School's first head boy and girl

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PUPILS at Teesdale School have elected their first ever head boy and girl.

Schools rugby teams take part in tournament

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH GAMES: Participants in the Darlington Schools Tag Rugby finals

2:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MEMBERS of a Darlington rugby club's community team have held a string of competitions at their ground.

New crime figures for Northallerton

2:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE were more than 50 reported crimes and 48 reports of anti-social behaviour in North Yorkshire’s county town last month.

Performing arts academy proves a hit in first term

The Advertiser Series: ON SONG: Some of the young members of the Inspire Performing Arts Academy

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW theatre school has welcomed more than 70 students in its first half term.

Shoppers asked to vote in annual retail awards

The Advertiser Series: CHASING HONOURS: Whisky River hopes for a repeat of last year's success at the Durham City Retail Awards (left to right) Hollie and Kate Shepherd, owners of Whisky River Cocktail Bar and Café, and manager Tom Binns.

2:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to vote for their favourite retailer as an awards scheme gets underway.

Children pay surprise musical tribute to much-loved teacher

The Advertiser Series: MUSICAL TRIBUTE: Five-year-old Gracie Troupe, one of the children selected to make the presentation to Marie Hann at the evening, which was narrated by Harry West, 10.

2:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN hit the right note when they set out to celebrate the 30-year career of one of their teachers.

Club conversion plan refused

The Advertiser Series: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

1:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN application to convert the ground floor of a social club into a flat has been refused.

Chance to research First World War heritage

The Advertiser Series: WAR RESEARCH: There will be a day of events about the First World War, at Darlington library, next month

11:41am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE interested in researching the First World War can attend a series of events at Darlington library next month.

Police warning after daylight burglaries in Barnard Castle

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police

11:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITNESSES are being urged to come forward after burglars targeted three properties in Barnard Castle yesterday.

Fire-hit waste firm unveils extension plan at 'unsuitable site'

5:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 115-YEAR-OLD waste firm which was urged to move after being hit by a second major blaze in three years has revealed a plan to consolidate its operations at its site.

Darlington residents hit out at missed bin collections and confusion over recycling

The Advertiser Series: BIN FIRE: Craig Jones and his sister-in-law, Karen Gascoigne, and the damage caused by the wheelie bin fire

4:58pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS have criticised a new kerbside waste collection service over missed bin collections and confusion over what items can be recycled.

Student accommodation proposals in Durham City

The Advertiser Series: PUBLIC CONSULTATION: An exhibition about plans for a 440-bed student complex in Claypath, on shaow at Durham's Gala Theatre. Picture: TOM BANKS (11769839)

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A £50m scheme to build accommodation for 440 students in Durham city centre has been unveiled at a public consultation event.

Children help council brighten up community

The Advertiser Series: BULB PLANTING: The Mayor of Chilton, Elizabeth Bruce, helps Chilton youngsters plant bulbs Picture: TOM BANKS

4:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of bulbs have been planted by a team of young volunteers who want to give their community a blast of colour.

Trimdon Foundry prepares for two parish by-elections

The Advertiser Series: PARISH BY-ELECTION: Two by-elections will be held to elect three new councillors for Trimdon Foundry Parish Council

4:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO by-elections will be held for a parish council which lost its chairman and two councillors within weeks.

Alert after house raids that may have been linked

3:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO house burglaries within days of each other are believed to have been linked.

Skatepark dream becomes a reality

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE half-pipe dreams of skateboarders, BMX cyclists, scooter riders and skaters of having a better place to perform their tricks has become a reality.

Darlington man smashed van windscreen with axe following dispute with ex-girlfriend, a court heard

The Advertiser Series: Steven John Hutchinson, 34, of Evenwood Gate, County Durham, was sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN used an axe to smash the window of a van containing his ex-partner and her new boyfriend, a court was told.

Artistic war tribute

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS PRESENTATION: Mayor Pauline Crathorne with Eddie Serrell, Gillian Barnes, Ella-May Connolly and Kasey Newton

1:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARTISTIC creations were exhibited at two events in Ferryhill to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

MP's surgery shake-up

The Advertiser Series: Kevan Jones: New advice surgery

1:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NORTH Durham Labour MP Kevan Jones is adding a new village venue to the monthly advice surgeries he holds for constituents.

Deadline approaches for funding awards scheme

The Advertiser Series: (11807562)

1:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GROUPS in and around Durham City have only days left to apply for a chance to share in £20,000.

Go-ahead for Bowburn housing development despite fears over school

The Advertiser Series: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HOUSING development has been given the go-ahead despite fears it would stand in the way of building a new village school.

Darlington school enjoys cash windfall thanks to Co-op staff

The Advertiser Series: THANK YOU: Co-Op staff Sarah Scratchard and Danielle Bolam present a cheque to children at West Park Academy, Darlington, L-R, Mia Dowson, Amber Thomas, Jack Sludds and Isaac Purchase, all five

1:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SUPERMARKET staff were invited to check-out a new outdoor play area after raising hundreds of pounds for its development.

Daffodils to mark church group's anniversary

The Advertiser Series: SPRING BULBS: The Cockerton Methodist Church Ladies Group plant golden daffodils on the village green. Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CHURCH group has helped ensure that its village will be awash with daffodils when it celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

Bench in memory of junior football team coach 'Mally'

The Advertiser Series: MUCH MISSED: The memorial bench placed in Middleton St George in honour of Mally Turnbull

1:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MEMORIAL bench has been placed in Middleton St George playing field in honour of Malcolm Turnbull, known as Mally, who coached junior football teams in the village for many years.

Long awaited war memorial unveiled in town's market place

The Advertiser Series: NEW WAR MEMORIAL: The new memorial in Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11744786)

6:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TOWN'S long-awaited new war memorial has been unveiled after a three-year fund-raising campaign.

Permission granted for 81 homes in village

The Advertiser Series: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

5:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANNING permission has been granted for a new development of 81 homes in a village.

Grant helps Great Aycliffe toddlers get the best start in life

The Advertiser Series: NEW PROJECT: The toddler group at Woodham Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe is one of eight groups to benefit from the Healthy Starts project, which has received funding from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (Gamp) Pictured is Joanne Charlton wi

5:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HEALTH and well-being project aimed at giving children the best start in life has received a £5,000 funding boost.

Church calls on community to share their views

4:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COMMUNITIES across the Ripon area are being invited to join in a consultation day about the future direction of the cathedral

Tribute to talented Darlington musician John Morton

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY MEMORIES: John Morton

4:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALENTED musician who played his unusual instrument in productions featuring stars of the stage an screen has died at the age of 83.

Tree group celebrates 10th anniversary

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN award-winning tree group celebrated its tenth anniversary this weekend, welcoming back its oldest member.

Good Samaritan has phone stolen trying to help homeless man

The Advertiser Series: *PLEASE PUT IN TELEVISUAL*
Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court G.V.
Pic: Chris Booth       30/09/13 (11756717)

4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GOOD Samaritan had his phone stolen while trying to help a homeless man.

School prepares the way for possible major changes

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL TOUR: Isabella Bowland, 13, shows off work carried out in design technology.

2:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS and pupils were given a glimpse of life at a school which is on the brink of a new era in education.

Society to stage popular musical

The Advertiser Series: Cast members Claire Bidnell ( Ann) and James Forster (Arthur Kipps) (11746279)

2:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHESTER-le-Street Amateur Operatic Society will next month (November ) stage the popular musical comedy Half a Sixpence.

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