The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Football charity starting course in Chester-le-Street to help people find work

The Advertiser Series: COURSE: To help adults with reading and writing

1:13pm Thursday 30th April 2015

SUNDERLAND AFC’s charity is launching a course in Chester-le-Street to help the jobless find work.

Man subject to suspended sentence risked jail with early hours shoplifting trip

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court told Crown is to review charges faced by women

6:20pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A MAN who was subject to a suspended prison sentence put his liberty at risk by taking part in an early hours’ store shoplifting trip.

Advice hubs launched in Durham and Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: ADVICE: Weekly service in Durham and Chester-le-Street

1:14pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A ONE-stop shop for free advice is being launched in Durham and Chester-le-Street.

New store opens its doors in the centre of Birtley

The Advertiser Series: OPEN: Local school pupil Corban Bruce cuts the ribbon with employee Paul Roxborough. Picture : John Millard/UNP

3:09pm Monday 27th April 2015

A LONG-awaited new supermarket has been officially opened in Birtley town centre.

Chester-le-Street arrangers say it with flowers

The Advertiser Series: UPLIFTING: Lonely Bouquet event aims to brighten someone’s day.

1:18pm Sunday 26th April 2015

FLOWER arranging enthusiasts in Chester-le-Street hope to brighten up people’s day by leaving little bouquets in public places.

Final round of work on busy Chester-le-Street road junction

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

1:16pm Sunday 26th April 2015

A PROJECT to improve a busy road junction is nearing completion.

Chester-le-Street mother's fight with council over help for autistic daughter

The Advertiser Series: ROW: Charlotte Stocks and her daughter Lydia, of Chester Le Street, who are in a row with County Hall over Lydia's special educational needs assessment. Picture: TOM BANKS

1:48pm Friday 24th April 2015

THE mother of a severely autistic young girl says she will fight all the way to ensure her daughter gets the help she needs.

Top rating for Chester-le-Street' pub's rooms

The Advertiser Series: PUB: The Lambton Worm, in Chester-le-Street, received four gold stars from the AA

2:58pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A REVAMPED Chester-le-Street pub has won an award.

Can you help cancer charity?

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Marie Curie

5:33pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A CANCER charity is hoping to set up new fundraising groups in the area.

Chester-le-Street pupils take part in new fun run

The Advertiser Series: FUN: Children competing in the Chester-le-Street Fun Run

3:52pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

FIFTY youngsters from Chester-le-Street primary schools put their best foot forward in a new fun run.

Sunflower appeal gives relatives the chance to remember loved ones

The Advertiser Series: THANKS: St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s Kay Welsh ,left, with Lynsey Hayes and Lynsey’s son Benjamin John

3:50pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

HOSPICE staff have thanked a Chester-le-Street woman who was the first to sign up online for its latest fund-raising drive.

Family's recipe for success in national cooking contest

The Advertiser Series: Catherine Pugh and sons Drew (10) and Logan (11) cooking a Byriani at home in Durham
Photo: John Millard/UNP (23710641)

2:33pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A FAMILY from Sacriston have won £200 in a national cooking contest - with their curry night.

Competitive spirit at 'friendly regatta'

The Advertiser Series: ROWING: Rowers take to the River Wear for the Chester-le-Street Regatta. Picture: TOM BANKS

12:21pm Sunday 19th April 2015

HUNDREDS of competitors got the rowing season started with the ‘friendly regatta’.

TRACER: John Hilton is trying to trace a mystery County Durham woman he met while on a short break in Blackpool

The Advertiser Series: APPEAL: John Hilton is appealing for help to find a County Durham woman he met on holiday in Blackpool

4:42pm Friday 17th April 2015

A MAN is trying to trace a mystery County Durham woman he met while on a short break in Blackpool.

Choir's first concert with new director

The Advertiser Series: Choir's first concert with new director

12:22pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

CHESTER-le-Street Civic Choir is set to perform its first concert under the leadership of new musical director Philip Dixon.

Charity runner reaches a century of daily 5k runs

The Advertiser Series: RUNNING: Chris Wright is running 5 km a day for a year in support of Alzheimer’s UK. His wife Sarah's father suffers from Alzheimer's. Picture: TOM BANKS (22931803)

5:26pm Friday 10th April 2015

CHARITY runner Chris Wright marked the 100th day of his year-long challenge with a poignant visit.

Chester-le-Street choir in national competition

The Advertiser Series: SING: Choir singing aagainst ensembles from across UK

5:01pm Friday 10th April 2015

A CHESTER-le-Street choir will take part in a nationwide singing competition next weekend.

Edmondsley school celebrates ICT award

The Advertiser Series: Edmondsley school celebrates ICT aaward

2:50pm Friday 10th April 2015

A VILLAHE school is celebrating after being recognised for its use of computers and information technology.

Chester-le-Street nursing home branded inadequate after second inspection

The Advertiser Series: FAILED: The Lindisfarne Nursing Home, Chester-le-Street, that has failed a CQC inspection for the second time. Picture: TOM BANKS

12:46pm Friday 10th April 2015

A NURSING home in Chester-le-Street for people with dementia has been branded inadequate by inspectors twice in eight months.

Main road in Chester-le-Street set to be surfaced

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

2:22pm Thursday 9th April 2015

MOTORISTS in Chester-le-Street face disruption while sections of the road are resurfaced next week.

Charity mental health centre opened in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: GRAND OPENING: North Durham parliamentary candidate Kevan Jones and manager Helen McCaughey open the new Mind Wellbeing Centre in Chester le Street. Picture: TOM BANKS (22726475)

6:06pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

A CENTRE dedicated to helping people with mental health problems has been opened in north Durham.

Post office branch to close for modernisation

The Advertiser Series: REFIT: Post Office branch in Sacriston to undergo refurbishment

12:36pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

A POST Office branch is to close for a week while modernisation work takes place.

Chester-le-Street people vote funding for local community groups

The Advertiser Series: VORE: AAP invited people to support applicants

1:51pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A COMMUNITY garden and a cricket pavilion refurbishment are among the Chester-le-Street projects sharing £28,000.

Nursery pupils bonny in their Easter bonnets at Edmondsley

The Advertiser Series: EASTER: Brooke Batey, 4, from Edmonsley Primary School wears her homemade Easter bonnets. Picture: TOM BANKS (21827275)

11:47am Saturday 28th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS at a village nursery celebrated Spring and the approach of Easter with a special event for their families.

Former Roseberry College pupils to hold reunion at closed school

The Advertiser Series: DOOMED: Closed school is awaiting demolition

12:43pm Friday 27th March 2015

FORMER pupils of a school facing demolition are holding a reunion this weekend before the bulldozers move in.

Residents applaud as councillors reject open space housing development near Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

6:07pm Thursday 26th March 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 63 homes on open space at the edge of a large housing estate have been rejected.

Opposed housing development near Chester-le-Street could get the go-ahead from councillors

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

7:42pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

PLANS to build 63 homes on open space next to a large estate could win planning approval this week.

Sculpture celebrates village's past

The Advertiser Series: PLINTH: A new village plinth in Pelton is unveiled. Picture: TOM BANKS (21215770)

3:33pm Saturday 21st March 2015

THE history of a former pit village has been depicted on a sculpture installed outside its recently-opened medical centre and library.

Singing former pupil to play concert at his old school in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: HOMECOMING: Antonio Lulic

1:57pm Friday 20th March 2015

A SINGER is returning to his former school in Chester-le-Street to perform a concert.

Chester-le-Street charity shop looking for furniture to raise cash

The Advertiser Series: PDSA vetinary charity  (20906804)

5:25pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

STAFF and volunteers at a Chester-le-Street charity shop are urging supporters to donate furniture to help raise vital funds for the UK’s leading veterinary charity, PDSA.

Chester-le-Street traders’ concerns over flooding works

The Advertiser Series: (20646854)

6:02am Monday 16th March 2015

BUSINESSES in a north Durham town centre have raised concerns over plans to close the main shopping street to combat flooding.

Voluntary smoking ban in popular play park

The Advertiser Series: PLAYTIME: (l-r) Chloe Tiffen, Lili Richardson, Grace Lea, Tyler Armstrong and Lewis Allison from Red Rose Primary School at the play area in Chester-le-Street Riverside Park.

4:34pm Thursday 12th March 2015

SMOKERS are being asked to stub it out when they visit a popular outdoor children’s play park.

Opticians' vision for Comic Relief

The Advertiser Series: SPECTACLE: Specsavers staff get ready for Red Nose Day

2:24pm Thursday 12th March 2015

CUSTOMERS at an opticians are being offered the chance to win a £200 prize as part of efforts to raise money for Comic Relief.

Chester-le-Street to hold funding vote for local groups

The Advertiser Series: Chester-le-Street to hold funding vote for local groups

11:04am Wednesday 11th March 2015

CHESTER-le-Street people can vote funding for 22 local community groups.

MUGA benefits young footballers at Chester-le-Street Town FC

The Advertiser Series: OPENED: From left, Joe Burlison (club chairman), Keith Greener (club treasurer), Alan Willie (vice-chairman), Ron Surrey (committee member) with Cllr Tracie Smith, Cllr Simon Henig, Cllr Katherine Henig, Cllr Keith Davidson and Graham Carr (club coach) an

3:42pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

YOUNG footballers will be able to play whatever the weather thanks to a new synthetic pitch.

Cestria Community Housing offers help to jobless people in the Chester-le-Street area

The Advertiser Series: Cestria  Community Housing offers help to jobless people in the Chester-le-Street area

2:21pm Monday 9th March 2015

CHESTER-le-Street’s main social landlord has launched a service to help unemployed people find work.

Chester-le-Street family honoured for work in aid of epilepsy charity

The Advertiser Series: KATY: Family fundraising began in memory of Katy Foyle

4:51pm Sunday 8th March 2015

A CHESTER-le-Street family has been honoured for raising more than £130,000 for charity since their daughter died of epilepsy.

Building society branch staff backing St Cuthbert's Hospice

The Advertiser Series: Building society branch staff backing St Cuthbert's Hospice

1:50pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE Chester-le-Street branch of the Newcastle Building Society will raise money for St Cuthbert’s Hospice this year.

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

The Advertiser Series: SPLASH: Workmen carry out repairs on the pool in 2013.

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

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council (19303105)

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

The Advertiser Series: LIGHTS: Street lights could be removed from the A167 Picture: ANDY LAMB

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

The Advertiser Series: STAYING: The Post Office on Chester-le-Street's Front Street, which has been saved from closure Picture: TOM BANKS

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

The Advertiser Series: KNIGHTS: Front (l to r) player Nathan Baker, head coach Matt Logan and player Callum Harker. (In yellow at back) coach Aaron Arkley (left) and general manger Barbara Greenwell (right)

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

The Advertiser Series: VISIT: Kevan Jones (centre) visits the clinic

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

The Advertiser Series: BROADBAND: Kevan Jones MP, left, and Simon Robertson, BT's North East regional partnership director, back, with pupils Avah Kelly, George Williams, Evie O'Brien, Rebekah Dooley and James Richardson from St Bede's RC Primary School join Coucillors Simon Wi

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.








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