The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Nursery pupils bonny in their Easter bonnets at Edmondsley

The Advertiser Series: EASTER: Brooke Batey, 4, from Edmonsley Primary School wears her homemade Easter bonnets. Picture: TOM BANKS (21827275)

11:47am Saturday 28th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS at a village nursery celebrated Spring and the approach of Easter with a special event for their families.

Former Roseberry College pupils to hold reunion at closed school

The Advertiser Series: DOOMED: Closed school is awaiting demolition

12:43pm Friday 27th March 2015

FORMER pupils of a school facing demolition are holding a reunion this weekend before the bulldozers move in.

Residents applaud as councillors reject open space housing development near Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

6:07pm Thursday 26th March 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 63 homes on open space at the edge of a large housing estate have been rejected.

Opposed housing development near Chester-le-Street could get the go-ahead from councillors

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

7:42pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

PLANS to build 63 homes on open space next to a large estate could win planning approval this week.

Sculpture celebrates village's past

The Advertiser Series: PLINTH: A new village plinth in Pelton is unveiled. Picture: TOM BANKS (21215770)

3:33pm Saturday 21st March 2015

THE history of a former pit village has been depicted on a sculpture installed outside its recently-opened medical centre and library.

Singing former pupil to play concert at his old school in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: HOMECOMING: Antonio Lulic

1:57pm Friday 20th March 2015

A SINGER is returning to his former school in Chester-le-Street to perform a concert.

Chester-le-Street charity shop looking for furniture to raise cash

The Advertiser Series: PDSA vetinary charity  (20906804)

5:25pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

STAFF and volunteers at a Chester-le-Street charity shop are urging supporters to donate furniture to help raise vital funds for the UK’s leading veterinary charity, PDSA.

Chester-le-Street traders’ concerns over flooding works

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6:02am Monday 16th March 2015

BUSINESSES in a north Durham town centre have raised concerns over plans to close the main shopping street to combat flooding.

Voluntary smoking ban in popular play park

The Advertiser Series: PLAYTIME: (l-r) Chloe Tiffen, Lili Richardson, Grace Lea, Tyler Armstrong and Lewis Allison from Red Rose Primary School at the play area in Chester-le-Street Riverside Park.

4:34pm Thursday 12th March 2015

SMOKERS are being asked to stub it out when they visit a popular outdoor children’s play park.

Opticians' vision for Comic Relief

The Advertiser Series: SPECTACLE: Specsavers staff get ready for Red Nose Day

2:24pm Thursday 12th March 2015

CUSTOMERS at an opticians are being offered the chance to win a £200 prize as part of efforts to raise money for Comic Relief.

Chester-le-Street to hold funding vote for local groups

The Advertiser Series: Chester-le-Street to hold funding vote for local groups

11:04am Wednesday 11th March 2015

CHESTER-le-Street people can vote funding for 22 local community groups.

MUGA benefits young footballers at Chester-le-Street Town FC

The Advertiser Series: OPENED: From left, Joe Burlison (club chairman), Keith Greener (club treasurer), Alan Willie (vice-chairman), Ron Surrey (committee member) with Cllr Tracie Smith, Cllr Simon Henig, Cllr Katherine Henig, Cllr Keith Davidson and Graham Carr (club coach) an

3:42pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

YOUNG footballers will be able to play whatever the weather thanks to a new synthetic pitch.

Cestria Community Housing offers help to jobless people in the Chester-le-Street area

The Advertiser Series: Cestria  Community Housing offers help to jobless people in the Chester-le-Street area

2:21pm Monday 9th March 2015

CHESTER-le-Street’s main social landlord has launched a service to help unemployed people find work.

Chester-le-Street family honoured for work in aid of epilepsy charity

The Advertiser Series: KATY: Family fundraising began in memory of Katy Foyle

4:51pm Sunday 8th March 2015

A CHESTER-le-Street family has been honoured for raising more than £130,000 for charity since their daughter died of epilepsy.

Building society branch staff backing St Cuthbert's Hospice

The Advertiser Series: Building society branch staff backing St Cuthbert's Hospice

1:50pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE Chester-le-Street branch of the Newcastle Building Society will raise money for St Cuthbert’s Hospice this year.

Scouts head off on adventure with help from housing group

The Advertiser Series: ADVENTURE: Members of 1st Newfield Scouts, who are heading off for outdoor weekend after winning grant from Cestria Community Housing

2:47pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A SCOUT group is heading off on a weekend adventure after being awarded a grant.

Parish boundaries to be reviewed after petition

12:33pm Friday 27th February 2015

VILLAGERS are to be asked whether they want to be covered by a neighbouring parish council.

Popular paddling pool to undergo £250,000 renovation

The Advertiser Series: SPLASH: Workmen carry out repairs on the pool in 2013.

2:32pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A PADDLING pool in a popular park is set to undergo a renovation.

Residents step up campaign against housing development in Urpeth Grange, Ouston

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council (19303105)

6:52pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

RESIDENTS of a north Durham community have stepped up their campaign against plans for a housing development they say will deprive them of the only safe area for their children to play.

Chain announces major investment in Chester-le-Street hotel

The Advertiser Series: REVAMP: Rooms at Travelodge hotel in line for a makeover

5:10pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A HOTEL has announced plans for a major investment this summer.

Street lights could go on A167 between Durham and Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: LIGHTS: Street lights could be removed from the A167 Picture: ANDY LAMB

10:02am Sunday 22nd February 2015

STREET lights could be removed along a notorious stretch of dual carriageway.

Chester-le-Street's Crown post office is staying in Front Street after relocation plans are dropped

The Advertiser Series: STAYING: The Post Office on Chester-le-Street's Front Street, which has been saved from closure Picture: TOM BANKS

5:45pm Thursday 19th February 2015

PLANS to close Chester-le-Street’s main post office and move services to a franchise have been dropped.

Housing provider's grant boost for young American Football team

The Advertiser Series: KNIGHTS: Front (l to r) player Nathan Baker, head coach Matt Logan and player Callum Harker. (In yellow at back) coach Aaron Arkley (left) and general manger Barbara Greenwell (right)

12:42pm Thursday 19th February 2015

AN American football club in Chester-le-Street for youngsters is getting £1,000 from Cestria Community Housing for new equipment and pitch hire.

MP hails work of clinic that helps people with sight loss

The Advertiser Series: VISIT: Kevan Jones (centre) visits the clinic

2:21pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

NORTH Durham MP Kevan Jones has praised efforts to help people come to terms with sight loss.

Pupils have fun on school walking scheme

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4:23pm Saturday 14th February 2015

LIVING Streets is promoting walking to school among pupils at Chester-le-Street’s Park View School.

Village moves into the age of high-speed broadband

The Advertiser Series: BROADBAND: Kevan Jones MP, left, and Simon Robertson, BT's North East regional partnership director, back, with pupils Avah Kelly, George Williams, Evie O'Brien, Rebekah Dooley and James Richardson from St Bede's RC Primary School join Coucillors Simon Wi

5:38pm Friday 13th February 2015

MORE than 3,300 homes and businesses in a former pit village are being promised high-speed fibre broadband.

Chester-le-Street scheme aims to beat allotment crime

The Advertiser Series: Chester-le-Street scheme aims to beat allotment crime

4:44pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A SCHEME to deter allotment burglars and vandals has been launched in Chester-le-Street.

Intruders confronted man in bedroom over alleged debt

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

3:21pm Thursday 12th February 2015

TWO intruders confronted a man in his bedroom demanding money they claimed he owed, a court heard.

Pelton Fell celebrates upgrading of important footpath

The Advertiser Series: GROUNDWORK: Work has been carried out to improve paths

4:40pm Thursday 5th February 2015

WORK to improve a footpath that links two parts of a village has been completed.

Basketball session for youngsters as new games area is opened

The Advertiser Series: STAR VISITOR: Newcastle Eagles basketball player Charles Smith visits St Cuthbert's RC Primary School in Chester-le-Street to open the new outdoor sports area.  Prior to the opening some of the pupils show off their ball skills Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:34pm Thursday 5th February 2015

PUPILS got a basketball lesson from a pro as their new multi-use games area was officially opened.

Furniture appeal to help animals

The Advertiser Series: APPEAL: Charity is seeking furniture donations

3:32pm Monday 2nd February 2015

ANIMAL charity staff and volunteers are asking supporters to donate furniture to help raise funds.

Arts hub stages exhibition

The Advertiser Series: WORK: project work on display

2:36pm Friday 30th January 2015

CHESTER-le-Street’s art hub WillyNillie is holding an exhibition of work from its community-based You Are Here arts project.

Open day for over-55s development

The Advertiser Series: SCHEME: Housing provider is catering for older people

3:24pm Thursday 29th January 2015

DETAILS of a special housing development for the over-55s will be unveiled at a special event.

Families move into social landlord's new-build development

The Advertiser Series: HOME: Tenant Angela Boyle (left) with daughter Sophia and neighbour Jade Storey (right) and her daughter, Lexi, and Housing Officer Tracey Bryant (centre), holding Jade’s youngest daughter, Lola, outside the development

12:30pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

FAMILIES have started 2015 in brand new homes finished just before Christmas.

Man admits reversing into car driven by his "ex"

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

3:48pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A YOUNG motorist has admitted reversing into a car driven by his former partner.

MP urges new voters to register

The Advertiser Series: Kevan Jones: New advice surgery

4:14pm Friday 16th January 2015

NORTH Durham MP Kevan Jones is urging young people in his constituency to make sure they are registered to vote.

Police tackling under-age drinking

The Advertiser Series: Appeal for witnesses (8609799)

12:48pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

POLICE in Chester-le-Street are urging people to help them tackle under-age drinking.

Victim suffered hand injuries trying to grab blade from knife carrier

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

5:45pm Monday 12th January 2015

A KNIFE-CARRIER, who claimed he did not intend to use the weapon, is facing a prison sentence after a man suffered hand injuries caused by the blade.

Woman fined over blue badge misuse

The Advertiser Series: (11870635)

1:52pm Friday 9th January 2015

A WOMAN has to pay £550 in fines and costs for allowing another driver to use her disabled parking badge to park for free in London .

Couple give village a helping hand

The Advertiser Series: HELP: Local farmers in Grange Villa have decided to sponsor a new handyman to improve the look of the village. Pictured are Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton with handyman Clare Honey Picture: TOM BANKS

4:52pm Thursday 8th January 2015

A BUSINESS couple have sponsored a handyperson to do jobs around their village for free.

Students remember stories of men and women in First World War

The Advertiser Series: TRENCHES: The Muddy Choir

5:47pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

THE STORIES of men and women during the First World War are to be remembered as part of a project involving young people in County Durham.

Vehicle interference crime warning in neighbouring communities

The Advertiser Series: Northumbria Police's neighbourhood team covering Houghton-le-Spring, Chilton Moor and Fencehouses urge motorists not to leave valuables on show in parked cars.

5:11pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

MOTORISTS are reminded if they, “leave it on show, it will go”, following a spate of thefts from vehicles in neighbouring communities in recent weeks.

Water worker's eye-opening trip

The Advertiser Series: Supporting international water charity

2:30pm Monday 29th December 2014

A WATER worker from Chester-le-Street is determined to highlight a charity’s work to provide clean water supplies in Africa,

MP makes changes to January advice sessions

The Advertiser Series: Durham North MP Kevan Jones

11:12am Monday 29th December 2014

AN MP is making changes to the next set of surgeries he will hold in his constituency.

New housing scheme given council go-ahead

The Advertiser Series: The decision will be made by members of Durham County Council

4:47pm Friday 26th December 2014

COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead to plans to demolish 36 bungalows and create a new housing development in north Durham.

Chester-le-Street's Snow Angels look for new recruits

The Advertiser Series: The Snow Angels prepare for winter

1:54pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A SCHEME to keep older and vulnerable people safe in Chester-le-Street through the winter is seeking more volunteers.

Pupils have aid to orphans boxed

The Advertiser Series: From left, back row: Tracey Bryant of Cestria Community Housing; Yousof Badghaish; Laura Snowden, Head Teacher at Bournmoor Primary School,  and Angela Knox of Cestria Community Housing.From left, front row: Luke Mc Kitten; Ellie Musgrove; Kia Parker; Sin

12:38pm Thursday 18th December 2014

YOUNGSTERS from two Chester-le-Street schools joined forces to make life a little brighter for orphans in Afghanistan.

Man killed by train at Chester-le-Street railway station

The Advertiser Series: Station where man was hit by train

5:52pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A MAN died after being struck by a train on the East Coast mainline this afternoon (Tuesday, December 16).

Housing provider's grand donation to art group

The Advertiser Series: celebrating landlord's donation n (14617564)

5:05pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A GROUP for disabled artists has received a cash boost from Chester-le-Street’s biggest social landlord.

Bungalows set to be replaced in village development

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

2:39pm Friday 12th December 2014

COUNCILLORS will vote next week on plans to knock down 1970s bungalows and replace them with new social housing.


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