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Woman jailed for six months for £32,000 benefit fraud

The Advertiser Series: STATLEY BEARING: Construction of Durham Crown Court was problematical to say the least, but the architecture of the completed building has stood the test of time.

6:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN filled in benefits claims forms making no reference to living with her husband of only a few weeks.

Witton Gilbert solicitor gears up for cycle ride in aid of cancer charity

The Advertiser Series: Ailsa Wilkie

11:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SOLICITOR is gearing up for a bicycle challenge in aid of a cancer charity that provided care for a colleague before he died.

Youngsters help keep Waldridge tidy

The Advertiser Series: Pupils at the litter pick

11:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SCHOOL pupils and their local MP helped with a village spring litter pick.

Jewellery-making course

5:38pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A jewellery-making class is held at the Brockwell Centre in Pelton Fell, near Chester-le-Street, on Thursdays between 1 and 3pm. For further details call the centre on 0191-389 3399.

Art group to stage spring show

4:32pm Monday 14th April 2014

AN art group is to hold a week-long exhibition of members work.

Villagers and organisations agree to work to make life better

2:27pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RESIDENTS and agencies have signed a charter to keep a village clean and safe.

Frames plea by theatre group

The Advertiser Series: Gala performance

11:46am Sunday 13th April 2014

THE Chester-le-Street Theatre Group needs the use of eight Zimmer frames for its next production.

News in brief

The Advertiser Series: Carpet Bowls Introduction Session

11:23am Sunday 13th April 2014

Durham County Council planners are being asked to grant planning permission for a first floor extension to be built at the front and side of a house in Castlegields, Bournmoor, near Chester-le-Street.

Chester-le-Street man gets suspended sentence for using broken bottle in drunken attack

The Advertiser Series: Darryl Williams admitted his crimes at Newcastle Crown Court

3:03pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN who used a broken bottle in a drunken attack was today (Friday, April 11) given a suspended jail sentence.

Golf pros launch coaching scheme for youngsters

The Advertiser Series: TEE TIME: A golfer at Stressholme

11:29am Thursday 10th April 2014

PROFESSIONAL golf is being offered to youngsters in North Durham.

Charity supporting people with learning disabilities across North Durham gets three years of funding

The Advertiser Series: PRIZE PACK: Sheila Harris with some of the prizes on offer at the charity night

11:55am Thursday 10th April 2014

A CHARITY that supports people with learning disabilities is celebrating a lottery windfall that will secure the future of its service in north Durham.

Learn how to play a round

The Advertiser Series: Beamish Park Hotel's Golf Academy

12:01pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WOULD-be golfers in the Stanley area are being offered the chance to learn the sport.

Golden celebration for Chester-le-Street Civic Choir

The Advertiser Series: Golden years: Civic Choir marks 60yj anniversary

12:22pm Monday 7th April 2014

CHESTER-le-Street Civic Choir is 50 years old this year and its members are preparing to celebrate with a special sound.

Student holds charity fitness event

11:46am Monday 7th April 2014

A FUN fitness event is being held to raise money for charity.

Air cadets open evening

3:38pm Monday 7th April 2014

The Air Cadets are holding an open evening on Friday (April 11) when youngsters aged 13 to 17 can find out about the activities on offer n- including flying, gliding, shooting and adventure training - at the RFCA Centre in Picktree Lane, Chester-le-Street, from 6.40 to 9.30pm.

Chester-le-Street pupils plant poppies for WW1 anniversary

The Advertiser Series: Youngsters after the planting event

2:37pm Friday 4th April 2014

GREEN-fingered school children have planted poppy seeds to mark the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.

Monday exercise session

The Advertiser Series: Abbots Langley carers invited for coffee

3:45pm Friday 4th April 2014

An exercise drop-in session for people aged 40-plus is held on Mondays in the Chester-le-Street Community Association’s centre on Newcastle Bank, Newcastle Road, from 1 to 2pm. The cost is £3.

Devoted Chester-le-Street wife given hospital order after attempting to strangle disabled husband

The Advertiser Series: Christine Houston

7:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DEVOTED wife tried to strangle her disabled husband with a cravat weeks after warning police she wanted to kill him, a court was told today (Thursday, April 3).

Two jailed for killing Jonty Hall

The Advertiser Series: Guilty of murder: Nicholas Rought

6:47pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TWO men have been jailed for savagely killing a father-of-two and then dumping his body near a country lane.

No plans to close Chester-le-Street's main police station

The Advertiser Series: Police investigate car arson attack

3:03pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s police station is here to stay, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner says.

Meet Commissioner Hogg and discuss crime issues

The Advertiser Series: Ron Hogg: backs crackdown

11:59am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PEOPLE in Chester-le-Street and Stanley have the chance to meet Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg this weekend

Pub music night

11:05am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Rock band Straight Shot will be playing at the Market Tavern pub, in South Burns, Chester-le-Street, on Friday (April 4). The gig starts at 9pm and admission is free. For more details call 0191-388 4749.

March of witness to take place in Chester-le-Street on Good Friday

11:47am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CHESTER-le-Street will mark Easter with its traditional procession through the town centre.

Anti-bullying message hits right note with Chester-le-Street pupils

The Advertiser Series: Jessica Alice

10:51am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A TUNEFUL anti-bullying message was given by a singer/songwriter to children from Chester-le-Street primary schools.

Rotarians hail Chester-le-Street A Level star

The Advertiser Series: Rotarians organising charity swim

1:55pm Monday 31st March 2014

CHESTER-le-Street Rotary Club has recognised the youngster who has achieved the best academic performance in the area.

Haul of suspected stolen goods seized during police raid

The Advertiser Series: ITEMS RECOVERED: Three women arrested during police raid in West Rainton

11:27am Monday 31st March 2014

THREE women have been arrested after police searched a house for stolen property.

Work gets underway on new housing development at Nettlesworth

The Advertiser Series: Backing new scheme

3:39pm Monday 31st March 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s biggest landlord is starting work on the construction of much-needed new housing in a village.

Green Belt hotel plan supported by councillors

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council

12:15pm Friday 28th March 2014

COUNCILLORS are backing plans to extend a hotel in Green Belt land because it is likely to bring economic benefits.

Cakes bring in the dough to help tackle killer disease

The Advertiser Series: Selling hot cakes:  Olivier Lawrence, Grace Maughan and Jessica Creaby-Atwood (left to right) at the sale.

4:21pm Thursday 27th March 2014

SCHOOLGIRL Grace Maughan came up with a mouth-watering way to help the fight against cancer.

Roof scheme approved

12:03pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Durham County Council planners have approved a planning application for a pitched roof to be built over a flat roof at the front of a dwelling in Primrose Hill, Bournmoor, near Chester-le-Street.

Murder accused lost control in frenzied baseball bat attack, jury told

The Advertiser Series: Victim: John Hall

7:02pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ALLEGED murderer Stuart Smith told a jury his co-accused had lost control in a frenzied baseball attack which left a father-of-two with fatal head injuries.

Charity store hopes to help sick animals

The Advertiser Series: The PDSA is looking for donations of furniture

1:42pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street charity shop hopes to help poorly pets with the sale of furniture and electrical goods.

Saturday craft fair

2:19pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A craft fair will be held in St Mary and St Cuthbert’s Parish Centre, Middle Chare, Chester-le-Street, on Saturday (March 29) between 10am and 2pm. Admission is free.

Choir seeks new director

The Advertiser Series: New recruit needed

12:16pm Monday 24th March 2014

A COMMUNITY choir is on the look-out for a new musical director.

Sheltered housing complex stages open day to raise funds for RSPCA

The Advertiser Series: Abbots Langley carers invited for coffee

2:29pm Monday 24th March 2014

BOULMER Court sheltered housing complex alongside Bullion Hall, Chester-le-Street, stages an open day, from 9.30am - 12.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday March 25).

Seasonal celebrations

1:45pm Friday 21st March 2014

A Spring Equinox party, featuring song, dance and poetry, will be held at the Old Church, Sacriston, on Sunday (March 23) at 5pm.

Hotel scheme at Plawsworth could win councillors' backing despite Green Belt fears

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council

5:07pm Thursday 20th March 2014

PLANS to extend a hotel could get the go-ahead despite the site being in the Green Belt.

Amazon trek for Chester-le-Street youngsters during summer holidays

The Advertiser Series: Park View students prepare for their exciting expedition

12:12pm Thursday 20th March 2014

CHESTER-le-Street students are preparing for the trip of a lifetime during the summer holidays.

Pub rock night

The Advertiser Series: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

12:18pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Rock band The Whole Hog will be playing at the Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, tomorrow night (Friday March 21). The gig starts at 9pm and admission is free. Fotr details call the venue on 0191-388 4749.

Accolades for town's biggest housing provider

The Advertiser Series: Backing new scheme

3:10pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

CHESTER-le-Street landlord Cestria Community Housing is celebrating after winning a handful of accolades.

Sale for RSPCA

The Advertiser Series: Hi ho Silver shining - we try out jewellery making

11:34am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Boulmer Court sheltered accommodation in Newker Crescent, Chester-le-Street, is the venue for a bring and buy sale in aid of the RSPCA on Tuesday (March 25). The event starts at 10am and admission is free.

Murder accused blamed victim for sending his dad to prison, court hears

The Advertiser Series: Victim: John Hall

8:40pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A WOMAN told a jury today how a man accused of beating a father-of-two to death with a baseball bat said to him “this is for putting my dad in prison” as he carried out the sustained attack.

Couple who lied over car crash warned to expect prison sentences

The Advertiser Series: FORBODING GLORY: Durham Crown Court's central door and the window above it, out of which condemned prisoners stepped onto the wooden gallows, watched by thousands of people.

5:03pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A COUPLE have admitted trying to evade responsibility for a car crash by making a false claim the vehicle was stolen on the night of the accident.

Young musicians compete for title

The Advertiser Series: PREVIOUS WINNER: Rhea Rabot, from Birtley, who won the James Etherington Music Competition in 2012.

1:51pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

FIVE young musicians will compete for an annual prize this weekend.

Music for All Seasons in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: Lee Brannigan rehearses for Chester-le-Street Amateur Operatic Society's 2013 production of Singing In The Rain

10:41am Tuesday 18th March 2014

AN OPERATIC society will be measuring a year in music in their next production.

Prowler arrested in early hours

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

12:41pm Monday 17th March 2014

POLICE have arrested a suspected prowler after being alerted by a member of the public.

Chester-le-Street man to face trial for alleged sexual assault

The Advertiser Series: Appeal for witnesses

7:20pm Friday 14th March 2014

A NORTH Durham man will face trial for alleged sexual assault following a wide-reaching police inquiry into sexual offences against vulnerable women and girls.

Work starts on flood defences for village

The Advertiser Series: FLOOD DEFENCE: Work starts on flood wall for village

4:46pm Friday 14th March 2014

CONSTRUCTION on a new flood defence scheme to protect 30 homes has begun today (Friday, March 14).

Pub parking for school run parents in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: Charity supporting school's initiative

3:11pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A SCHOOL hopes pupils will be safer and healthier thanks to a new park and stride initiative.

Students help Chester-le-Street wise up to the world of computers

The Advertiser Series: Online Owls computer project 's Techy Tea Party

12:01pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

COMPUTER savvy youngsters helped older novices get to grips with IT at a special session.

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