Warning after cash trapping devices found on ATMs

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

CUSTOMERS taking money out at cash machines are being warned to be aware of “cash trapping” devices, after one was found on an ATM in a North Yorkshire.

School makes good progress - but still room for improvement

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12:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SCHOOL has been praised for its “can do” culture where all the students feel valued.

Dog owners warned over their animal's behaviour

The Advertiser Series: TV STOLEN: Police are investigating a burglary in Heighington

11:34am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have reminded dog walkers of their responsibility to keep their dogs under control at all times after a Yorkshire terrier was injured in Darlington on Tuesday afternoon.

Leading silver experts to give talk at auction house

The Advertiser Series: ANTIQUES EXPERTS: Leading silver experts are to give a talk at Tennants of Leyburn

6:27pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO of the country’s leading silver specialists are to give a talk at a leading auction house in North Yorkshire.

Sedgefield supermarket helps generous Brenda send home comforts to British troops

The Advertiser Series: HOME COMFORTS: Brenda Storey (right), collects supplies for soldiers from Steve Robson, acting store manager, and Jo Robinson, community ambassador at Sainsbury's in Sedgefield. PICTURE: Keith Taylor

6:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN who sends parcels of treats to soldiers serving abroad has received a donation of goodies from her local supermarket.

Landlord takes over dad's old drinking place

The Advertiser Series: CHEERS: Dave Johnson is the new owner of the Hole in the Wall pub, Darlington. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DARLINGTON landlord has a special connection with his latest venture – it is his father’s old haunt.

Residents fighting to save community centre from closure

The Advertiser Series: NO CLOSURE: The Annfield Plain Community Centre Group pulls together in attempt to prevent closure. Foreground is secretary Hughie Embleton.         Picture: ANDY LAMB (12054868)

5:09pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RESIDENTS are fighting to save their community centre from closure in council cutbacks.

Care home residents left devastated after heartless thieves steal flowers from garden

The Advertiser Series: MISSING PLANTS:  North Park Care Home senior carer Juliet Florendo, deputy manager Mark Culley and head housekeeper Emelia McCaskill  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ELDERLY care home residents have been left devastated after callous thieves stole potted plants from their garden.

Barnard Castle boundaries to remain the same

3:34pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PROPOSALS to redraw parish boundaries in Barnard Castle and the surrounding area have been rejected.

Frankenstein’s monster joins Darlington pupils for Mega Motion walk

The Advertiser Series: MEGA MOTION: St Augustine’s Primary School pupil Joseph Ryan with Frankenstein’s Monster David Cooper

3:16pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOL superheroes battled monstrous visitors in an initiative designed to promote health and the environment.

Mural makeover for underpass

The Advertiser Series: MURAL PAINTING: Prince’s Trust volunteers with their mural in a Chester le Street  underpass. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DARK and dingy underpass has been brightened up by a team of young volunteers,

Council chairman adds to poppy installation in London

The Advertiser Series: RED SEA: Richmondshire District Council chairman Russell Lord with a Yeoman of the Guards

2:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CHAIRMAN of a district council has helped make and display poppies in the Tower of London centenary memorial.

Theatre group brings tale of disastrous team-building exercise to the stage

The Advertiser Series: VILLAGE THEATRE: Neville's Island tells the story of four businessmen on a team-building exercise gone wrong.  (l-r) Paul Howlett as Neville, Barrie Robinson as Gordon, Alex Bilby as Angus.  Back row, Gary Greening as Roy

2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A VILLAGE theatre group is gearing up for its latest production - after experiencing a new lease of life in the past three years.

Darlington grandmother has a close shave for charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY HEAD SHAVE: Anne O'Donnell and mobile hair stylist Ann-Marie Davies

6:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GRANDMOTHER had a close shave to help raise money for a cause close to her heart.

Police clampdown on large gatherings of young people in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: SAFETY CONCERNS: Inspector Mick Button, of Darlington police

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have asked parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children after a number of serious assaults were reported during large gatherings of youths.

'Raoul Moat' threat man spared jail again

The Advertiser Series: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOB who threatened to stab a resident at the hostel he was living at has been spared jail despite breaching a suspended prison sentence for making vicious threats to police officers.

Mural makeover for underpass

The Advertiser Series: MURAL PAINTING: Prince’s Trust volunteers with their mural in a Chester le Street  underpass. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DARK and dingy underpass has been brightened up by a team of young volunteers,

Indian teachers visit Bowburn school

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL VISIT: Jen Syer, Jan Blackburn, Shirin Amerjee, Jan Blakey, Rinku Paul, headteacher Christine Ormerod and Brian Stobie, with Jake Dunbar, Phoebe Short, Scott Parnaby and Millie Stark

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A VILLAGE school has welcomed a visit by two Indian teachers.

Chester-le-Street's civic centre finally faces demolition after conservationists fail to save it

The Advertiser Series: DEMOLITION SOON: Inside the Civic Centre in the 1980s

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FUTURISTIC council headquarters is set to be demolished next week (November 3) after the fight to save it was lost.

Bikers back air ambulance

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BIKERS have raised nearly £30,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Sedgefield fashion show raises £1,000 for Alzheimer's Society

The Advertiser Series: BIG DONATION: Sedgefield Inner Wheel Club presents a cheque for £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Society. Pictured are, member Ann Can, president Jean Hewick, and Rebecca Scott from the Alzheimer's Society, Picture: TOM BANKS

3:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GLAMOROUS evening of fashion and fizz has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Mixed reactions for Sedgefield 450-home plan

The Advertiser Series: An artist's impression by Gradon Architecture of how the Beacon Lane development will look

2:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS to create 450 new homes have divided a community, with some residents welcoming the extra housing and others expressing fears over its impact on the town’s rural character.

Australian cattle vets raise £2,000 for World of James Herriot after creating a quilt

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING QUILT: Nico Qin, winner of the quilt, and Ann Cover, executive officer of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians Association

2:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GROUP of Australian vets who are also fans of the stories of James Herriot have donated a cheque for £2,000 to his legacy fund.

Sixth formers inspired by ancient volcanic eruption hope to go on to Oxbridge

The Advertiser Series: ITALIAN INSPIRATION: Richmond School sixth formers Claire Heseltine, left, and Samya Kelly after returning from an inspirational trip to Italy

2:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SIXTH formers have been inspired by an ancient community whose final moments in life were preserved in volcanic rock and ash.

North Pennines traineeships up for grabs

11:36am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for enthusiastic trainees to join the team for a series of 12-month placements over the next three years.

Neighbourhood Watch appeals for members

11:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TEESDALE residents are being invited to join their Neighbourhood Watch teams.

Darlington's new £10m retail park will create 150 jobs

The Advertiser Series: RETAIL PARK: An artist's impression of how the new retail park will look

10:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind a new retail park in Darlington have confirmed they are investing £10million in the project and creating 150 new jobs.

Man hacked with a machete jumped from bathroom window to escape attackers, court hears

The Advertiser Series: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

3:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN attack victim was hacked with a machete when a long-running family feud erupted into "devastating and savage" violence, a court was told yesterday.

Law firm pledges £1,000 to help save historic Darlington church

The Advertiser Series: CASH WINDFALL: Latimer Hinks have donated £1,000 to St Cuthbert's Church, in Darlington. From left, Latimer Hinks marketing manager Andrea Tobin, St Cuthbert's treasurer Brian Johnson and Latimer Hinks partner Anne Elliott

5:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LAW firm has helped to secure the future of an iconic Darlington church with a cash donation.

Sixty years of wedded bliss celebrated by former penpals

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: Jim and Sylvia Baldwin from Darlington celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

IT was a love letter straight from the heart that led to 60 years of marriage for a Darlington couple.

Chefs to gather for cooking contest

The Advertiser Series: FLASH BACK: Chefs at a similar event at the college back in 2012

3:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ELEVEN of the region’s top chefs will be feeling the heat of the kitchen this week as they battle it out in a tough competition.

Learn about internet safety at free event in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: FREE EVENT: Learn more about internet safety, crime prevention, drugs and alcohol and antisocial behaviour at the Community Carousel events

3:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ADVICE on how to keep safe online will be on offer at a series of free events in Darlington.

Teenager blackmailed and robbed elderly man to pay off drugs debt

The Advertiser Series: Kieran Gough struggled with court guards after being jailed for watching dogs kill a fox

6:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

A TEENAGER blackmailed and robbed a 67-year-old man because he needed to pay off a drugs debt, a court was told.

Children have a wild time reading

The Advertiser Series: STORY TIME: Mia Noone and Niamh Williams, back, and Hannah Jones and Audrey Hartnell, front, with Stella the Storyteller

4:02pm Monday 27th October 2014

MORE than a hundred children took part in a wildlife-themed reading event.

Happy 'howl-oween' at the Dogs Trust

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3:58pm Monday 27th October 2014

DOGS Trust Darlington calling on dog lovers to attend a very special ‘howl-oween’ fundraising event on Thursday (October 30).

Mainsforth Sports Complex project receives £75,000 funding boost

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING FACILITY: An artist's impression of what Mainsforth Sports Complex will look like

3:54pm Monday 27th October 2014

WORK to replace a village’s rundown cricket pavilion with a £330,000 sports facility is set to begin in January thanks to a National Lottery grant.

Tenth anniversary for Shildon care home

The Advertiser Series: PARTY TIME: From left, Jan Trainor, activities co-ordinator at Redworth House, with resident Patsy Monk, her son, Gary Monk, and a picture of her husband, who helped to build the home ten years ago

3:46pm Monday 27th October 2014

A SHILDON care home has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special party.

Navy recruit riding high

The Advertiser Series: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Nicholas Stranks receives the certificate of course completion from VIP Captain Steve Dainton CBE Royal Navy, Commanding Officer HMS Collingwood

3:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

A DARLINGTON man is celebrating after graduating as a weapon engineer for the Royal Navy.

Businessman throws lifeline to charity

3:06pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CANCER support group has been saved from the brink of closure thanks to bosses at a Ryedale holiday park.

Cathedral given cash boost from WWI centenary fund

The Advertiser Series: CRUMBLING WALLS: Ripon Cathedral has been given a £350,000 grant to repair its stonework

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A PROJECT to repair the crumbling stonework of Ripon Cathedral has been given a cash boost of more £350,000 from a WWI centenary fund.

Pre-school rated as outstanding

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING SCHOOL: Staff and pupils celebrate inspector's praise

12:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

A RICHMONDSHIRE pre-school is celebrating after receiving an Outstanding Ofsted inspection rating.

Plea to find more foster carers

The Advertiser Series: LONG-SERVING: Norman and Jennifer Wharton receiving their long service award from Cllr Tony Hall.

12:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

A COUPLE who are among North Yorkshire’s longest serving foster carers are urging others to make a difference for children and young people in care.

Council officer defends Darlington riverside park scheme

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9:45am Monday 27th October 2014

A COUNCIL officer has defended the development of a riverside park along the River Skerne, as some traders question if the money could be better spent elsewhere in Darlington.

Deadline looms for community grant bids

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5:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

COMMUNITY groups have until Tuesday (October 28) to apply for grants from a city forum.

Teenagers set for Hunger Games half-term

4:51pm Monday 27th October 2014

TEENAGERS will be tested this week as part of half-term activities based on the Hunger Games.

Chance to vote on priorities for Teesdale

5:53pm Monday 27th October 2014

PEOPLE in Teesdale are getting the chance to vote on their top priorities in the area for next year.

Sweet spell of success for Darlington student

The Advertiser Series: WHIZZ KID: Student Saffi Ullah, 15, gets a buzz from winning Darlington School of Mathematics and Science’s first ever spelling bee

5:41pm Monday 27th October 2014

STUDENTS proved to be word perfect as they took part in an inaugural school spelling bee.

Appeal over lost keys in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: LOST KEYS: Car keys. Library image – these are not the keys that were stolen

3:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE mother of a woman who lost a set of keys in Darlington has appealed for anyone who knows their whereabouts to come forward.

Poetry workshop to explore themes of war

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4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A POETRY workshop led by established poet Jacqui Rowe will take place at Darlington Library on Wednesday, November 5. The workshop is being held in conjunction with Darlington Civic Theatre and will explore themes of war and responses to war. It is being held ahead of upcoming performances of Pat Barker's Regeneration, being staged at the Civic from Tuesday, November 11 until Saturday, November 15. Admission to the workshop is £10 and includes a ticket for the show. Tickets for Regeneration are now on sale and range from £17.40 to £27.

Open day at rural centre

The Advertiser Series: OPEN DAY: Brigid Press, centre, from Lionmouth rural centre at Broadgate Farm chats with Malcolm and Yvonne Bannister whose stall selling hand-crafted accessories was situated in the greenhouse on the open day on Saturday.

2:37pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A COUNTRYSIDE retreat has held an open day to showcase its work within the community.




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