The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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.

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.

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.

School gets accolade for international work

The Advertiser Series: Gave award (11690674)

1:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street school has been recognised for bringing the world into the classroom.

Proceeds of charity football match presented to Sara's Hope Foundation

The Advertiser Series: L to R  Michael Bainbridge, Carol Bennett, Paul Bainbridge  (11697241)

5:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE PROCEEDS of a charity football match between superheroes and Disney princesses have been presented to a children’s foundation which sends children with cancer on holidays.

Village to take action against cold callers

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

5:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

UNWELCOME doorstep callers are to be given a frosty reception from next month with the launch of a new initiative.

Chester-le-Street Post Office on the move

The Advertiser Series: Proposed site of relocated branch of Chester-le-Street Post Office  (11588980)

6:09pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POST Office chiefs have announced plans to close Chester-le-Street’s main branch and relocate services in the town, despite objections from campaigners.

Plasterer hopes to cement a new career

The Advertiser Series: NEW CHANCE: Ryan Viviers

2:53pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A PLASTERER is cementing a new career for himself after landing a work placement with a housing developer.

Man seen to discard kitchen knife when police arrive at town centre pub

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

1:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN was seen to throw away a large kitchen knife when police arrived at a town centre pub to attend a report of “an on-going incident”.

Sex offender breached order by contacting 14-year-old girl, claiming to be 'Bella'

The Advertiser Series: CROWN COURT: Sex offender Kieran Clough assisted by friends and family leaving Durham Crown today. Picture: DAVID WOOD

5:49pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SEX offender flouted a ban on using the internet to contact underage girls, a court heard.

Crime prevention roadshows roll into Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: CRIME ROADSHOWS: Cornerstones Community Centre in Chester-le-Street, which is among the venues for this month's crime prevention roadshows

12:12pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SERIES of crime prevention roadshows are to take place later this month.

Stitch in time for seamstress Karen

The Advertiser Series: SEW GOOD: Lumley Castle seamstress Karen Riley marks 25 years in her job

12:55pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A SEAMSTRESS is celebrating her silver anniversary in one of the most unusual jobs in the hotel trade.

Man fractured woman's eye socket with single punch

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

6:22pm Friday 10th October 2014

A MAN fractured a woman’s eye socket with a single punch, thrown in retaliation after she lashed out at him, a court was told.

And Clive has walked 500 miles...

The Advertiser Series: Liz Hilland, Clive Lancaster and Mark Ellis, of Go North East (11328442)

12:43pm Friday 10th October 2014

A CHARITY fundraiser who has spent months walking to work instead of catching the bus is nearing the end of his journey.

David's fund-raising for African charity ride

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12:14pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street man will take part in a 223-mile cycle ride in Africa for a charity that recycles unwanted bikes.

Landlord forms new housing group

The Advertiser Series: (10826880)

4:56pm Sunday 5th October 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s biggest landlord has teamed up with another housing provider to form a new group.

Children's therapy charity makes its home in an old village surgery

The Advertiser Series: GRAND OPENING: 6 year old Philip Scott and his mum Diane (left) join Patrons Kelly Hinch from MetroRadio and Sunderland AFC's Danny Graham during the official opening of the new Heel & Toe Centre in Pelton. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11097158)

12:02am Saturday 4th October 2014

A CHARITY that provides free specialist therapy for youngsters with cerebral palsy has officially opened its new base in a former doctors' surgery.

Housing provider honoured for work with apprentices

The Advertiser Series: (10826880)

10:47am Saturday 27th September 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s biggest landlord has been recognised for its apprentice mentoring scheme.

Dog walkers gearing up for hospice fund-raiser

4:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCORES of dog lovers have signed up their canine companions for St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s fundraising Paws for a Cause walk.

Local good causes celebrate cash boost from big landlord

The Advertiser Series: Representatives of the community groups awarded funding by Cestria Community Housing  with Abbey Brown, Cestria Business Administration Apprentice (holding cheque). (10618043)

3:54pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THIRTEEN community groups in Chester-le-Street are sharing £15,000 worth of grants from the town’s biggest social landlord,

Glenn's in the running for fitness award double

The Advertiser Series: Glenn Hill (10555556)

9:34am Sunday 21st September 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street personal trainer and his gym have been shortlisted in prestigious fitness industry awards.

Post office revamp will mean longer opening hours

The Advertiser Series: Rev\amping post offices (10547622)

4:37pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAIN post office in Chester-le-Street is to get an upgrade that will see it opening for longer each day.

Writer's dream comes true with book publication

The Advertiser Series: Write stuff: Xerxes Setna                               (10491710)

6:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A LOCAL author says budding writers of all ages should pursue their creative dreams after seeing his book published after years of waiting.

Pharmacy staff's Great North Run charity tonic

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRIASERS: Staff members Ranjeet Khanda (left), Matthew Welburn and Paul Jackson (right) from Middle Chare Pharmacy in Chester le Street who helped raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK during the Great North Run. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10159811)

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TRIO from a Chester-le-Street pharmacy did the Great North Run to promote healthy living.

Heroin substitute pills found in prison visitor's pocket

8:52pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A RECOVERING drug addict was jailed for three months after being found with four heroin-substitute pills in his pocket during a prison visit.

Fun day to open community cafe

The Advertiser Series: Supporting new venture (9730441)

1:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A VILLAGE will launch its new community cafe with a fun day.

New seats for village path

The Advertiser Series: : Artist Jim Roberts (left) with Colin Reynolds from the Pelton Fell Community Partnership, Steven Craig, Clean and Green manager from Durham County Council and Lynne Miller, Senior Projects Officer from Groundworks (right) with one of the new benches as

5:55pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WELL-used footpath in a former colliery village is getting a makeover.

Chester-le-Street arts project gets funding to put the town in the picture

The Advertiser Series: Directors (left to right): Gillian Westrip, Sharon Gollan, Miranda Petersen, Tracey Barnes and Anne Proctor. (9520459)

3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN arts project is celebrating its first birthday with a big funding boost.

Charity beer festival helps dementia sufferers

The Advertiser Series: Event boosts funds(9469627)

4:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BEER festival held in Chester-le-Street raised almost £850 for a charity that helps people with dementia.

Donation invite to Chester-le-Street good causes

The Advertiser Series: Donation offer (9446806)

2:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A LEADING chain store is inviting local community groups and charities to apply for a £150 donation.

Thief takes 93-year-old's purse in Chester-le-Street shop

The Advertiser Series: (9443387)

1:35pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 93-year-old woman’s purse was stolen from her handbag while she was shopping.

Commissioner joins in the fun at the Market Place

The Advertiser Series: MARKET WEEK: Town crier Marjorie Dodds, right, joins with Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, PCSOs and civil supporters for the event in Chester-le-Street Market Place

4:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

CRIME Commissioner Ron Hogg was among the visitors to a week-long event police are staging in the centre of Chester-le-Street.

Post office to close for revamp

The Advertiser Series:

2:36pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A VILLAGE post office is set to be upgraded as part of a nationwide modernisation programme.

Man held for machete attack

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police have recovered a machete believed to have been used in the attack

4:43pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A MAN charged with attempted murder following a machete attack which left a man with a cut head and a deep leg wound is to appear at Durham Crown Court.

Charity holds fundraising beer festival

The Advertiser Series: (9039120)

1:13pm Thursday 7th August 2014

LOCAL charity fundraisers are holding a beer festival to raise money for the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

Animal charity shop seeks stock

The Advertiser Series: (9000787)

12:39pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

STAFF and volunteers at a Chester-le-Street charity shop are appealing for donations furniture to or its new furniture and homeware section.

Clive approaches his charity fundraising target step by step

The Advertiser Series: (8862575)

2:46pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A SUPERMARKET worker is doing a sponsored walk with to support the fundraising efforts of a college with multiple sclerosis.

Rotary funding helps town's homeless

The Advertiser Series: (8776968)

2:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOMLESS people in Chester-le-Street will benefit from a charity donation by the town’s Rotary Club.

Charity's thanks for fundraising support

The Advertiser Series: (8705314)

12:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CANCER charity has thanked the people of Chester-le-Street for raising money for its work.

Pupils thank officials who heard their speed plea

The Advertiser Series: Class One pupils with road marking operatives Mathew Toothill (kneeling)  and Terry Fox, of contractors Coupe Line (8617914)

12:15pm Sunday 27th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN wrote to thank County Hall officials who answered their pleas for help to slow down traffic outside their school.

Park wins second Green Flag

3:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

A PARK created on a former cokeworks and colliery has again won a coveted Green Flag award.

Paws for a Cause at Chester-le-Street's Riverside Park

The Advertiser Series: Martha Barker, three, who will be one of the judges at Paws for a Cause, with her pet dog Hunter Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (8606619)

1:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

THREE-YEAR-OLD Martha Barker has been checking out some of the canine competitors ahead of a sponsored walk for Durham's St Cuthbert's Hospice.

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.

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.

Patient transport scheme needs volunteer drivers

The Advertiser Series: (8437728)

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.

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.

Pool reopens for summer fun

The Advertiser Series: Did makeover (8369554)

2:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

A POPULAR paddling pool reopens tomorrow (Saturday, July 19) in time for the start of the school summer holidays.

Youngsters make garden lovely for elderly residents

The Advertiser Series: left to right: Dean Elder and Kayley Thompson. Back l-r Jimmy Angel, Sam Brown, Marina Sewell (resident), Dan Walker, Susan Armstrong (resident) and Sam Bancroft.(8302003)

4:33pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

YOUNG volunteers from the Prince’s Trust have renovated the communal garden at a sheltered housing scheme.

Village festival hailed a big success

The Advertiser Series: Fun on the inflatables at village festival (8127621)

5:11pm Sunday 13th July 2014

ORGANISERS have already announced the date of a festival next year after 3,000 people attended a weekend of fun in a former pit village.

Primary school plan set for approval

The Advertiser Series: Looking to close infant school

3:17pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PLANS to create a single primary school for an area of Chester-le-Street could be approved next week.



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