The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Advertiser Series: (18482884)

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

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.

Widow to support hospice's Light Up A Life event

The Advertiser Series: Vivienne Nell Nichols and son Matthew at last year's event (13999098)

3:04pm Thursday 4th December 2014

A CHESTER le Street woman whose husband died last year will join this year’s Light Up a Life appeal run by St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Christmas light switch-on in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVE FUN: Town Crier Marjorie Dodds announces the Christmas lights switch on following the event in Chester le Street: Picture: DAVID WOOD (14024799)

7:31pm Thursday 4th December 2014

THE run-up to Christmas got underway in Chester-le-Street tonight (Thursday, December 4) when the town’s festive lights were switched on.

Charity celebrates TV vote cash win

The Advertiser Series: Won funding for project (13927216)

2:48pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A DISABILITY cycling charity based in Chester-le-Street is celebrating a pre-Christmas Lottery windfall.

Paintball plan can go ahead near judges residence

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12:48pm Sunday 30th November 2014

COUNCILLORS have backed plans to create a paintball centre next to a historic building used to house judges, despite opposition by the Ministry of Justice.

"My dog sat on the accelerator", claims driver involved in high-speed police chase

The Advertiser Series:

8:20am Friday 28th November 2014

A DRIVER who blamed his excitable bull terrier for sitting on the accelerator during a high-speed police pursuit was yesterday jailed for 13 months.

Safer school journeys for pupils

The Advertiser Series: Youngsters look forward to new school bus service                                (12807275)

11:49am Friday 14th November 2014

A NEW school bus service running between Chester-le-Street and outlying villages is taking to the road.

Bishop blesses stained glass windows donated to Kimblesworth church

The Advertiser Series: WINDOW TRIBUTE: Bishop Paul Butler with donor Muriel Suddick and artist Alan Davis at the Creation and Harmony Memorial Window. Picture by Keith Blundy

2:07pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

STAINED glass windows donated to a village church were blessed by the Bishop of Durham on Remembrance Sunday.

Dedicated residents honoured for their environmental work

The Advertiser Series: Terry Collins, chairman of the County Durham Environment Partnership, presenting the ‘Caring for your Environment’ award to Derek Briggs, chairman of Central Residents’ Association with Vice Chairman of Durham County Council, Councillor Jan Blakey.

11:37am Sunday 9th November 2014

CHESTER-le-Street residents have been given a special award for their efforts to improve their surroundings.

Store robber, who fled with only a few packets of cigarettes, given 43 month custodial sentence

The Advertiser Series: Alex Mason: Beginning 43-year sentence for attempted robbery, knife possession and witness intimidation

5:08pm Monday 3rd November 2014

A SHOP robber fled with only a few packets of cigarettes after confronting an elderly assistant at knifepoint.

Eight month custodial sentence for man who brandished axe in cafe confrontation

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

10:43am Sunday 2nd November 2014

CAFE customers feared for their safety when an axe was flourished during a heated confrontation between two young men, a court heard.

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,

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,

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.

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.

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.








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