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Housing provider honoured for work with apprentices

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

Theatre school children prepare for first stage show

The Advertiser Series: STAGE SET: Children in dress rehearsals for I Love You Miss Hannigan routine from Annie. Left to right: Sara Allen, Chloe Johnson, Natalie Mannion, Isla Cowan, Kierra Smith, Jessica Smith, Sophie Robinson, Kiera Scotter, Kate Roseberry and Grace Tweddle.

11:58am Wednesday 9th July 2014

CHILDREN from a theatre school are putting the finishing touches to their first summer showcase.

Woman jailed for heroin-fuelled attack

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

7:12am Monday 7th July 2014

A WOMAN was kicked in the face by a heroin user until she lost consciousness, a court heard.

More flood protection work for Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: : General view of Front Street in Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (7736878)

3:52pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE latest phase of a flood protection scheme for 120 Chester-le-Street homes and businesses starts this month.

National stage for young dancers

The Advertiser Series: Some of the young dancers who will compete at the National Festival of Fitness, Movement and Dance

6:05pm Sunday 29th June 2014

TWO dance groups have been chosen to represent the region at a national festival.

Runners on their marks for annual event

The Advertiser Series: FUN RUN: Both runs will take place in grounds of Lambton Estate

3:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

ABOUT 1,000 runners of all ages will be on the starting line for an annual fundraising run.

Athletics event reaches 50th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: The 50th annual meeting for primary schools of the Chester-le-Street Junior Schools Athletic Association at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street.  Action from a girls' 60m heat.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (7555314)

1:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

AN athletics association has hosted its 50th annual district sports event.

Greta and Ivan Humes of Chester-le-Street celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND COUPLE: Ivan and Greta Holmes, who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS (7587532)

7:35pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A COUPLE who first caught each other’s eye on a bus trip to Blackpool today (Thursday, June 26) celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Renovation of Chester Moor

4:41pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A £100,000 renovation of a pub in Chester-le-Street is underway after owners uncovered serious building issues during a routine upgrading scheme.

RSPCA issues 'equine crisis' alert as number of neglected and abused horses soars

The Advertiser Series: ANIMAL NEGLECT: Cracker Jack, who was found unable to move and without food or water

4:32pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE RSPCA is rescuing an abused, neglected or abandoned horse or donkey every other day in the North-East and North Yorkshire, figures have revealed.

Lottery projects in running for award

The Advertiser Series: IN MEMORY: Daniel O'Hare

1:35pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

TWO lottery-funded projects from County Durham are in the running for a national award.

Artistic design at flagship development in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: Representatives from Cestria Community Housing, Keepmoat, pupils from Nettlesworth Primary School and community groups unveil their designs.  (7466789)

2:06pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

SCHOOL pupils and residents are celebrating after their artistic designs were selected to be displayed on a flagship development.

Will free school plan make progress?

6:01am Monday 23rd June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to turn a doomed secondary into a free school to save it from closure are to waiting to hear if their project is making progress.

Opticians birthday party proves to be quite a spectacle

The Advertiser Series: Doreen Summers received a bouquet at  Specsavers (6694101)

3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

AN opticians marked its anniversary by inviting one of its first customers to come back to the store.

Warmer welcome after community centre gets heating grant

The Advertiser Series: WARM WELCOME: Community centre gets cash for heating system

3:37pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A COMMUNITY centre has been awarded £50,000 to give its users a warmer welcome.

Grease is the word for theatre group show

The Advertiser Series: GREASED LIGHTNING: The cast of Grease The Musical

12:06pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

GREASE will be the word as a musical extravaganza takes to the stage next month.

Teenagers clean up housing estate

The Advertiser Series: CLEAN START: Front row, from left: Darren Petty Cestria Community Caretaker, Shane Henderson, Kieran Lamb and apprentice John Charleton. Back row, from left: Tutor Laura Murrell from the Foundation of Light Back on Track, Adam Hindmarch, John Gray Cestria

11:47am Friday 13th June 2014

FIVE teenagers helped clean up a housing estate as part of a scheme to help them into work.

School hopes to recruit army of past pupils to help present generation

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE PLANS: Past pupils of Park View School  celebrate its 100th birthday in 2011.

6:55pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A SCHOOL is hoping to recruit its former students to help inspire the present generation.

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