Italian deli brings a taste of the continent to Darlington

The Advertiser Series: DELI-LICIOUS: Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington Gerald and Ruth Lee and Stefano and Emma Foffano at Foffano's new deli in Darlington's covered market Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TASTE of the continent can now be found in Darlington after a new Italian deli opened its doors.

Man carried out drunken attack on sleeping friend

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

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN carried out an apparently motiveless attack on a long-term friend which began as he lay asleep following a lengthy drinking session.

Persistence pays in hunt for stolen bike

The Advertiser Series: WELL DONE: Kirsty McStravick, right, and Det Con Ian Banham, with her recovered bike

4:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DARLINGTON mother has been praised for her persistence after tracking down an an off-road motorbike stolen from her shed.

Status quo backed in boundary review

The Advertiser Series: General view of County Hall in Durham. (8546437)

3:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN attempt to change the area covered by a town council looks set to fail.

Hoarding art wins national award

The Advertiser Series: ART WALL: Artists whose work has brightened up hoardings at The Elms in Chester-le-Street get their award from mascot Ivor Goodsite, centre. Artists, from left June Turner, Norma Menzies, Pauline Thompson, Christine Borthwick, Rose Lockey and Beryl Ringla

3:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ARTWORK created to brighten up a Chester-le-Street construction site has won a national award.

Free family fun this weekend

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEISURE centres will offer free family activities this weekend.

Parish to shrink

3:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PARISH council is to be reduced in size after a lack of willing volunteers put its viability at risk.

Rugby fundraiser supports two groups

The Advertiser Series: RUGBY FUNDRAISER: Rugby players from West Cornforth and Durham City present cheques to Alan Hodgson, of Cornforth Partnership, and Paul Ferguson, of West Cornforth Community Association

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO organisations in West Cornforth have had their coffers boosted thanks to a group of sporty fundraisers.

Giant Chinese vases expected to fetch £70,000

The Advertiser Series: DRAMATIC PIECES: Auction assistant Robyn Alderson with the Cantonese vases, which will go up for auction at Tennants Auctioneers

2:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO huge Chinese vases are expected to fetch £70,000 when they go up for auction.

Free fruit smoothies on offer at Darlington healthy living event

The Advertiser Series: FIVE-A-DAY: Free fruit smoothies will be on offer at a healthy living event in Darlington tomorrow (Thursday, July 24)

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHOPPERS can cycle their way to their five-a-day at a healthy living event tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).

New homes proposal

The Advertiser Series: DECISION TIME: Darlington Borough Council's planning committee will meet at Darlington Town Hall to discuss the homes plan

12:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANNING permission is being sought for three new homes on the outskirts of Darlington.

Craft and horticulture competition entries sought for Great Aycliffe Show

The Advertiser Series: THE SHOW MUST GO ON: A stunt rider from the Bolddog Lings daredevil motorbike team soars across a grey sky at Great Aycliffe Show last year

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CRAFT and horticulture enthusiasts are being urged to showcase their creations at a popular summer show.

Stanhope residents invited to learn more about River Wear flood defence work

The Advertiser Series: FLOOD DEFENCES: Work will be carried out to improve flood defences on the River Wear

12:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WEARDALE residents are being invited to talk to experts about a flood defence improvement scheme in Stanhope.

Councillors reject plans to build 44 homes on outskirts of Shotton Colliery

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

12:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNCILLORS have thrown out plans to build 44 homes on farmland on the outskirts of a village.

Candle ceremony to mark the start of the First World War

12:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A special Lights Out ceremony is being held at the War Memorial in St Gregory’s church in Bedale to mark the start of the First World War.

Pupils turn a profit for charity

The Advertiser Series: Profitable school: Head teacher Christine Gabbott with money making  pupils at Pickhill Primary

11:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ENTERPRISING pupils have won a charity trophy after turning a £20 donation into hundreds of pounds.

CCTV released after bike theft

The Advertiser Series: PERSON OF INTEREST: The man police are keen to question following a bike theft from Darlington station

11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers have released CCTV images after a bike was stolen from cycle racks outside Darlington railway station.

Willington Council opposes 220 homes plan

The Advertiser Series: COUNCIL OBJECTS: Willington mayor Fraser Tinsley has written to Signet Planning to object to the proposed homes

8:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to build more than 200 homes on two fields is being opposed by a town council, which believes they are unneeded.

Landlords enjoy building up trade at at refurbished Kirk Merrington pub

The Advertiser Series: PUB REOPENS: Steve Metcalfe and Lynda Harland outside The Fox and Hounds Inn.

5:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LANDLORD is looking to build up trade in a village pub after it reopened following a nine-week, £200,000 refurbishment .

Big day as Ada celebrates her 100th birthday

The Advertiser Series: : Ada Dodd who celebrates her 100th birth at the Pelton Grange Care Home. Picture DAVID WOOD (8440286)

5:04pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT was party time at a Chester-le-Street old people’s home as one of its newest residents celebrated her 100th birthday.

Outgoing council chairman raises £22k for wounded soldiers

The Advertiser Series: CHARITABLE WORK: Councillor Bernard Bateman

4:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has paid tribute to the courage of those serving in the Army by raising £22,000 for a charity which supports wounded and sick soldiers.

Popular chocolate-loving vicar to appear on stage in Richmond

The Advertiser Series: Chocolate lover: Vicar of Dibley Geraldine, played by Ann Greer, with Martin Ash, who plays Frank.

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MUCH-loved chocoholic vicar and her eccentric parishioners will be gracing a Richmond stage as part of a drama society’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Teacher's Windermere swim in memory of Ferryhill pupil

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY SWIM: Teacher Paul Simpson who has completed the Great North Swim for charity.

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEACHER took on the Great North Swim to raise £750 for a teenage cancer charity in memory of a pupil who died of the illness.

Work to upgrade sewer network due to begin at Newton Hall, Durham City

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12:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK is due to begin on a £1.1m upgrade to a sewer network on a Durham City housing estate.

Rugby club to host charity fun day

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY DAY: Mowden coach Danny Brown

11:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAMILY fun day at a Darlington rugby club will raise funds for a North-East charity.

Fond farewell as long-serving headteacher steps down

The Advertiser Series: A FOND FAREWELL: Headteacher David Ackroyd is retiring from Northwood Primary School on Pendleton Road, Darlington.  Pictured sat in his story telling chair with pupils (back) Chloe Whelan (11), Carla Cooper (11) Reece Earle (11), Jack Bray (11) and (fron

11:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS at a Darlington primary school have said a fond farewell to their headteacher, who has retired after a career spanning more than 40 years.

Patient transport scheme needs volunteer drivers

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1:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VOLUNTEERS are urgently needed to drive elderly and infirm patients to and from doctor appointments in Chester-le-Street.

History society all set to commemorate First World War centenary in Aycliffe Village

The Advertiser Series: Aycliffe Village Local History Society is staging a series of event to commemorate the centenary of the First World War . From left, Harry Mosses, Audrey Moses, David Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis, Vivien Ellis, David Baker and Denis Dryden.

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A HISTORY society will lead a series of commemorative events to mark the centenary of the First World War following a £10,000 research project.

Comedy festival hailed a success

The Advertiser Series: COMEDY TRAIN: Patrick Monahan

5:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

AFTER three weeks of shows held across ten venues, the curtain comes down on the Darlington Comedy Festival this week.

Young cricketers narrowly miss out on northern champions title

The Advertiser Series: KWIK CRICKET: Top centre: Rhys Wise-Malcolm, James Lockwood, Jacob Symms. Left to right: Ben Rodgers, Harry Anderson, Tom Smith, Joshua Coburn, Lily Crosthwaite, Josh Newell, and John Pengilly.

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A PRIMARY school cricket team narrowly missed out on becoming northern champions – but the team is still proud of their achievement.

Fellowship aims to create first new church in town for decades

The Advertiser Series: CHURCH PLAN: The former gymnasium in Romanby Road, which Northallerton Community Christian Centre wants to transform

5:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE leaders of a Christian fellowship have launched a bid to create the first new church in a town for decades.

Whirlwind romance leads to 50 years of wedded bliss

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Arnold and Doreen Bower of Lowther Drive, Darlington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8442818)

4:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WHIRLWIND romance began fifty years of wedded bliss for a Darlington couple.

Former Willington farm worker celebrates her 100th birthday

The Advertiser Series: CENTENARY BIRTHDAY: Anne Saunders who has celebrated her 100th birthday in Willington.

4:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FORMER farm worker who helped to run the management for her family’s business has celebrated her 100th birthday.

More volunteers needed for restorative justice scheme

The Advertiser Series: FAIR TREATMENT: Darlington councillor Bill Dixon said staff regrades and downgrades have happened across the board at the council

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DARLINGTON scheme that tackles conflict and anti-social behaviour is seeking volunteers in the area.

High-flying students rewarded at end of year ceremony

The Advertiser Series: PRIZE-GIVING: Carmel College principal Maura Regan (centre) with joint winners of the Sylvia Pursey Vocalist Prize, Amelia Hughes (left) and Molly Cunningham

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE academic achievements of students at a Darlington school have been honoured at an annual award ceremony.

Get active with help from Woody and Elsa at the Change4Life activity day

The Advertiser Series: Change4Life

3:31pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DAY of physical activities for children inspired by popular Disney films will visit Darlington this week.

Foto-Fest help for young snappers

The Advertiser Series: Durham Town Hall

2:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG photographers are invited to get advice and tips on entering an inaugural competition at an event this weekend.

Voluntary groups urged to share transport plans

The Advertiser Series: MORE MINIBUSES: Charity hopes to increase the use of minibuses by voluntary groups in Teesdale

1:55pm Monday 21st July 2014

VOLUNTARY organisations are urged to discuss their transport plans with a rural Teesdale charity.

Pupils graduate from 'outstanding' Bowes Pre-School

The Advertiser Series: FLYING COLOURS: Graduates at Bowes pre-school back from left Louie Cook and Jack Addison. Front from left Georgia Cullerton, Samuel Webb, Megan Lowe, Elliot Hutchinson and Emily Luck, all four years old.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (8356837)

1:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

PUPILS have graduated from Bowes Pre-School in traditional garb as teachers and parents celebrated an outstanding Ofsted report.

Hundreds enjoy party in the park

The Advertiser Series: SUMMER FUN: One of the acts as at Consett's Party In The Park

12:59pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed an annual party in the sunshine at the weekend.

Staff dig deep for chosen charity

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11:43am Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at a town centre store have launched a new charity partnership after raising more than £7,500 for another good cause.

Council chiefs apologise after Darlington homes plan consultation row

The Advertiser Series: GREEN AND PLEASANT: The proposed development site at Muscar House Farm, Darlington

10:05am Monday 21st July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have apologised after residents who opposed plans for 90 homes on farmland on the outskirts of Darlington criticised the consultation process.

Dogs have their day at annual fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: GOOD DOG: Visitors have a go on the agility course at the Darlington Dogs Trust fun day in South Park, Darlington   Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:09pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THERE were wagging tails and biscuits aplenty as dog lovers and their four-legged friends descended on a North-East park for a charity fun day.

Councillors to decide on housing plan for former dairy site

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

3:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANNING officers are recommending that a housing development on the site of a former dairy be granted planning permission.

Special school's expanding farm attracts day trips

The Advertiser Series: NEW ARRIVAL: Laura Parker, six, with one of this year's lambs at the Mowbray School farm

3:09pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A FARM at a special school which breeds its own pigs has become so successful it is attracting coach-loads of visitors.

Pupils hit the right notes for charity

The Advertiser Series: : Singer songwriter Emily Smith (14, front/left) with guitarist Jack Mylchreest (15) with fellow students from Park View School who have created a charity single to help raise money for If U Care Share. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8379090)

2:29pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PUPILS have spent the last week of term recording a single to raise money for a local charity.

Opencast plan wins council backing

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2:03pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANS for a controversial opencast mine that requires the backing of two neighbouring authorities have cleared the first hurdle.

Councillors aim to slow down speeding vehicles in rural village

1:38pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PARISH councillors hope improved road signs will reduce speeding vehicles in their village.

Event to remember WW1 sacrifice in Stanley

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1:26pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A SERVICE to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War is being held in north Durham.

School grows old gracefully

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL'S LANDMARK: A weekend of events at Wolsingham School and Community College to mark its 400th anniversary Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:22pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FOR four centuries a Weardale school has helped to shape the hearts and minds of thousands of young people.




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