The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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

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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.

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.








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