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Patient transport scheme needs volunteer drivers

The Advertiser Series: (8437728)

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.

Village team clinches championship for the first time

The Advertiser Series: The victorious Pelton RAOB team                      (6903470)

1:42pm Saturday 7th June 2014

A VILLAGE Sunday league football team has clinched its first Premier Division title a year after it nearly folded.

Students produce tenants leaflet for landlord

1:33pm Saturday 7th June 2014

STUDENTS have produced a leaflet for young tenants of a social landlord.

Work on new-style OAP housing gets underway in Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: Jean Laws (left) and officials at the ground breaking ceremony  (6839060)

3:14pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

CONSTRUCTION of a new generation of accommodation for older people has started in the centre of Chester-le-Street.

Store supports hospice to mark anniversary

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

10:25am Saturday 31st May 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street opticians is celebrating ten years in the town by raising money for a local hospice.

Georgia's sponsored swim to help young carers

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY FUNDRAISER: 12 year old Georgia Williams ahead of her swim at Windermere. Picture: DAVID WOOD (6685610)

3:33pm Friday 30th May 2014

A YOUNG carer hopes her charity swim will help the carers’ group that supports her.

101 days' gym challenge

The Advertiser Series: Barbara Burgess before and after the gruelling 101 consecutive day's workout

2:14pm Friday 30th May 2014

THE winner of a gruelling challenge set by a Chester-le-Street gym lost more than two stones in weight.

Angling for the best catches

The Advertiser Series: Durham Cathedral’s Woodlands and Riverbanks Project officer Gina Davies and volunteers (left to right) to right Eric Suddes , Richard Dennis and Owen Rowland  (6681585)

2:10pm Friday 30th May 2014

VOLUNTEERS repaired angling platforms in the River Wear in time for the start of the coarse fishing season.

Taxi driver robbed in dispute over change on aborted journey

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

5:32pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A TAXI driver was robbed of a wad of notes by a passenger who cut short his journey home before grabbing the money, a court heard.

Pain groups appoint patrons from social landlord

The Advertiser Series: Tracie Smith, Angela Walker and Paul Fiddaman (6508219)

6:11pm Sunday 25th May 2014

A GROUP that helps people who suffer chronic pain appointed patrons from a local housing association.

Parents group call to open free school

6:15pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

PARENTS in Chester-le-Street are hoping to open a free school following the closure of their children’s state secondary.

Group appeals for WW1 artefacts

4:40pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A VOLUNTEERS group has renewed its call for people to provide items for an exhibition about the First World War.

Bungalow plan approved despite objections

The Advertiser Series: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

11:25am Friday 16th May 2014

COUNTY councillors have approved plans for a new bungalow on the edge of a village, despite a parish council's opposition.

Home plans spark fears about shortage of village parking

5:43pm Sunday 11th May 2014

FEARS have been sparked that plans to build a bungalow on the edge of a village will exacerbate a shortage of parking spaces.

Wheatley Hill housing plan

The Advertiser Series: (6072682)

10:30pm Friday 9th May 2014

PLANS have been unveiled for a major housing development in an east Durham village.

Housing association wins recognition

The Advertiser Series: Backing new scheme

6:28pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s biggest landlord has won a national award.

Dawn chorus walk

12:16pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A GREEN group is inviting people to listen to the dawn chorus.

Charity's planning permission

4:08pm Thursday 1st May 2014

The charity Heel and Toe has been granted planning permission by Durham County Council to convert the loft into a meeting space at the former surgery in Front Street, Pelton, which it is converting into a new base.

Camera club meetings

4:56pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Chester-le-Street Camera Club meets on Monday evenings between September and June at the town’s library in Front Street, Meetings start at 7.30pm and details are available at Bowls club: An indoor carpet bowls clubs meets on Fridays at Chester-le-Street Community Centre, Newcastle Bank, between 1.30 and 4pm. Disabled players are welcome. Call 0191-388 4752 for details.

Church bells to ring out

2:23pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

THE bells of Chester-le-Street’s parish church will ring out on Monday morning, May 5.

Community cafe planned for former church

12:11pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

PLANS for a community cafe are going ahead at a different venue.

Theatre group renews appeal for walking frames

The Advertiser Series: Gala performance

11:14am Tuesday 29th April 2014

THE Chester-le-Street Theatre Group has renewed its appeal for walking frames for its next production.

Evening of jazz

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

5:57pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

AN evening of jazz will be held at the Salvation Army Hall in Chester-le-Street..

Garden Farm residents meeting

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

5:42pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

GARDEN Farm and West Lane Community Association will hold its annual general meeting at the Garden Farm Hotel, Carlingford Road, Chester-le-Street, on Monday, May 12, at 7pm. This will be followed by a normal monthly meeting at 7.30pm, including a Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting and a special discussion on the future of the association.

Man fakes burglary after stealing from his flatmate, court told

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 Monday 28th April 2014

A MAN who stole electrical items from his flatmate and tried to pass it off as a burglary was sentenced by a crown court judge today (Monday, April 28).

School seeks the help of former pupils

The Advertiser Series: Hermitage Academy's Class of 2003

3:12pm Monday 28th April 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street school is on the look-out for former pupils to help the current crop of youngsters.

Author opens her former school's revamped library

11:44am Monday 28th April 2014

CHESTER-le-Street’s Park View School officially opened the refurbished library at its North Lodge site recently.

Church to celebrate 200th anniversary

2:01pm Friday 25th April 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street church will be welcoming friends old and new as it celebrates its bi-centenary.

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