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Sports day to be held in aftermath of bus crash

12:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FAMILY sports day will raise money for the emergency services which helped rescue children from a horrific bus crash.

Arsonists spark police appeal

The Advertiser Series: OPERATION RELENTLESS: Four arrested in police raids

11:45am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after arsonists lit fires in a farmer’s field near Lanchester twice in a matter of days. Officers say someone went into a field off the Lanchester Valley Walk, near Dora’s Wood, on Monday, placed cut straw at the foot of a beech tree and set fire to it.

Centre closing for repairs

The Advertiser Series: Aileen Johnson (left,)  Kathleen Slater, Eileen Hopper, Ken Harris and Dorothy McNally from the Blackhill Art Group, one of the many local organisations which the soon-to-be renovated Blackhill Community Centre.

4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

USERS of a community centre have been warned it is expected to remain out of use for up to six weeks while repairs are carried out, from next month.

Fun day for children’s charity

The Advertiser Series: Fearne Smith, five, on the left, with Alecia Readman, four, on the right, at the fun day on Saturday. Picture by Lewis Christie

5:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A FAMILY fun day in north Durham has raised over £70 for Children in Need.

Historic building to go under the hammer

The Advertiser Series: Stanley Boarding School on Front Street in Stanley

4:55pm Monday 11th August 2014

A FORMER Victorian boarding school, complete with its headmaster’s house, and annex buildings are heading for the auction room.

Use it or lose, festival organisers say

The Advertiser Series: MUSIC FESTIVAL: Members of the band 'The Sponge Divers' Billy White and Jack Cummings, with volunteers Darren McMahon,  and Gareth Stones on the roof of Stanley Bowls Centre to promote an up and coming music festival in the town. Picture: TOM BANK

2:27pm Sunday 10th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a music festival in north Durham are urging people to attend to safeguard its future.

League wins funding to buy kit for youngsters

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Cestria Community Housing Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Martin Warhurst, hands a cheque over to PCSE Sonia Jameson for a football team set up by the police. Picture: TOM BANKS (9056624)

5:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A FOOTBALL league set up for youngsters in villages around Chester-le-Street is proving a success.

Theatre named after famous son

1:11pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A THEATRE in north Durham is being named after one of the area’s most well known film and television actors.

Jail escape pair sentenced

The Advertiser Series: Dean Jackson, 27

1:20pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

TWO men who disappeared from an open prison have been sentenced to a further six months behind bars.

Children benefit from company's birthday

The Advertiser Series: SPORTING SUCCESS: back row (left to right) Greenland Community Primary School Headteacher, Rose Bainbridge, Managing Director at Hodgson Sayers, John Sayers and Finance Manager at Hodgson Sayers, Mike Wade.Front row: (left to right) pupils: Kieran Sayers,

11:48am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CHILDREN will be able to improve their sports techniques after a building company donated six iPads to their school.

Tributes paid to former councillor

The Advertiser Series: TRIBUTES PAID: Mary Page during her time as chairman of Derwentside District Council

5:44pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of the first female chairman of Derwentside District Council.

Staff ride to raise money for charity

The Advertiser Series: Staff ride to raise money for charity

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

BUILDING society staff in north Durham have pedalled their way to the end of a long-distance charity bike ride without ever leaving home turf.

Hospice funds boosted by the Tour de Branch

The Advertiser Series: (8861257)

1:44pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

STAFF from the Consett branch of the North-East’s biggest building society did their own Tour de France without leaving the office.

Community bank invests in young footballers

The Advertiser Series: NEW SEASON: Lesley Richardson Manager of Prince Bishop’s Community Bank with Stanley Under-12 captain Drew Frame sporting his new strip.

6:45pm Friday 1st August 2014

A JUNIOR football team is starting the season in style with a brand new kit.

Derwentside Homes Welfare Rights Team helps tenants claim £2m in benefits and grants

The Advertiser Series: Derwentside Homes (6297238)

4:14pm Friday 1st August 2014

A WELFARE team has been praised for helping tenants claim £2m in benefits and grants.

Man jailed for pool cue pub attack

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court.

2:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MAN who launched an unprovoked attack on a pub pool player, head butting him and hitting him with a cue, has been jailed.

Fire station to hold open day

2:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FIRE station is to hold an open day to promote health and fitness for adults and children.

Growing sessions in Annfield Plain

The Advertiser Series: Groundwork North East  (8659796)

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SERIES of free growing activities aimed at providing people with the opportunity to get involved in cultivating healthy, affordable food will be held in a north Durham community.

Holiday accommodation at Knitsley Mill approved

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

3:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans for holiday accommodation next to a rural pub despite concerns about flooding and the scheme becoming a residential development.

Landlord begins work on new homes

The Advertiser Series: Catering for families and the elderly (8612265)

3:54pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WORK on three housing developments for families and the elderly has started in Stanley.

New meters installed in fight against fuel poverty

The Advertiser Series: NEW METERS: Vicky McCourt and Trevor Smith, both Derwentside Homes, inspect one of the smart prepayment meters which have been installed in a property at Moorside.

1:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

NEW prepayment meters are being installed in hundreds of homes to help residents pay for their gas and electricity.

Children's project to look after the humble bumble bee

The Advertiser Series: BUZZY BEES: CHildren from the Grove Primary School with some of the bee-friendly equipment donated by housebuilder David Wilson Homes

12:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are keeping buzzy by offering a helping hand to the bumble bee.

Parish to shrink

12:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PARISH council is to be reduced in size after a lack of willing volunteers put its viability at risk.

Free family fun this weekend

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEISURE centres will offer free family activities this weekend.

Parish to shrink

3:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PARISH council is to be reduced in size after a lack of willing volunteers put its viability at risk.

Hundreds enjoy party in the park

The Advertiser Series: SUMMER FUN: One of the acts as at Consett's Party In The Park

12:59pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed an annual party in the sunshine at the weekend.

Opencast plan wins council backing

The Advertiser Series: (8372855)

2:03pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANS for a controversial opencast mine that requires the backing of two neighbouring authorities have cleared the first hurdle.

Event to remember WW1 sacrifice in Stanley

The Advertiser Series: (8388620)

1:26pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A SERVICE to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War is being held in north Durham.

Progress for plans for free school

The Advertiser Series: (8127062)

12:02pm Sunday 13th July 2014

PROPOSALS to create a free school on a former north Durham industrial site have been shortlisted for consideration by the Government.

Villagers offered advice to look after their dogs

The Advertiser Series: ADVICE DAY: Donna Walker (left) and Jessica Wray, Community Involvement and Investment Officers at Derwentside Homes at another successful dog chipping event in the district.

11:41am Saturday 12th July 2014

VILLAGE pet owners are to be offered help looking after their dogs during an advice day to be held next week.

New play area for primary school

The Advertiser Series: NEW PITCH: Councillor Stephen Robinson (left) and John O'Connor from Benfieldside, Blackhill, Bridgehill and Shotley Bridge Community Partnership (right) attend the opening of the new play area at St Mary's RC Primary School with pupils Tilly Lock

4:40pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

CHILDREN from a north Durham school got a new play area after writing to their local councillors.

TJ's hair cut for a good cause

The Advertiser Series: HAIR TODAY: Durham Free School pupil, 12-year-old Terri-Jo Mould, from Spennymoor, who had her hair cut off for charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (7892438)

12:42pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BRAVE young girl has happily given up much of her proud head of hair, but all for a worthy cause.

Cash to fund play area for children

5:03pm Monday 7th July 2014

MONEY from an energy firm is being used to create a new play area in north Durham.

Landlord's charity effort gives church a lift

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY RIDE: Sixty-two-year-old businessman Billy Morgan, pictured with church pastor DIdi Dolopei, is preparing for a 100-mile cycle ride in aid of his church’s building appeal. Picture: TOM BANKS (7543175)

5:46pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A LANDLORD is hitting the road to raise money for one of his tenants.

Hundreds of homes to get insulation help

The Advertiser Series: LOFTY AMBITION: Landlord aims to help 200 families cut heating bills

3:20pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

MORE than 200 homes are to be given wall and loft insulation over the next six months.

Village to unveil miners' banner

The Advertiser Series: BANNER UNFURLED: Lanchester Village Green, which will host the event

3:14pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A VILLAGE will come to a standstill this week when its replica miners’ banner is paraded through the streets.

Phone befriending scheme looks for new volunteers

The Advertiser Series: SILVER TALK: The launch of the award-winning telephone befriending service

1:23pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A TELEPHONE befriending service is looking for new volunteers.

School celebrations to mark opening of new library

The Advertiser Series: NEW LIBRARY OPENING: Pat Glass MP (center) joins pupils Sophie Pharoah (7), Louise Chatt (7), Jude Innes (6) and Kaden Hall (6) and Headteacher Karen Holden following the opening of the new library at Delves Lane Primary School. Picture: DAVID WOOD (73684

5:38pm Friday 20th June 2014

A POLITICIAN has visited a primary school to open its new library.

Residents fight bungalow plan for their housing estate

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

1:52pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A PETITION signed by 100 residents objecting to the building of bungalows on their estate has been submitted to planners.

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.

Fun day in Craghead

The Advertiser Series: HEAVE HO: Police officers take on members of the public in a tug of war at Craghead Fun Day

3:16pm Monday 16th June 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to enjoy a day of activities and fun at the weekend.

Students spruce up village war memorial

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY PROJECT: Pupils  Kori Gates (10), Callum  Hall (11) and Callum Benson from Burnhope Primary School work with Dave Errington, trainer assessor from Durham Agency Against Crime during the gardening project in Burnhope. Picture: DAVID WOOD

3:09pm Monday 16th June 2014

MEMBERS of a youth development project have spruced up a war memorial in a north Durham village by planting over 1,700 plants around it.

MP reopens revamped village post office

The Advertiser Series: POSTMAN PAT: MP Pat Glass reopens the new-look post office in Ebchester

2:24pm Saturday 14th June 2014

A MODERNISED village post office has been reopened by an MP.

Windfarm provides windfall for schoolchildren

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL GRANT: School to build games area after wind farm grant

12:22pm Friday 13th June 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN will benefit from a grant given by an energy company.

Mining company withdraws controversial plan

The Advertiser Series: (7114501)

5:55pm Thursday 12th June 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create an opencast coal mine on the border of County Durham and Northumberland have been withdrawn.

Party for care home residents

The Advertiser Series: CARE TAKEN: Staff at Rosemount Care Home in Consett where they are celebrating 30 years. From left Samantha Soulsby, Kerry Bell, manager Mary Westgarth and Kathleen Turner.      Picture: ANDY LAMB (6849690)

4:10pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A CARE home in north Durham has held a party to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Discovery of abandoned tent sparks woodland search

The Advertiser Series: POLICE APPEAL: Search launched after tent discovered

12:38pm Monday 2nd June 2014

POLICE are appealing for the owner of an abandoned tent and camping equipment to come forward.

Community action underway in Leadgate

The Advertiser Series: (6691778)

12:14pm Monday 2nd June 2014

ACTION to smarten up part of a north Durham community is under way.

Creative and vintage businesses showcased in Stanley Civic Hall

The Advertiser Series: Linda Kirk, director of the Just For Women Centre  (6619909)

3:30pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A CRAFT fair showcasing creative and vintage businesses from across north Durham will be staged in a newly-refurbished civic hall.

Uncertain future for community centre

The Advertiser Series: CLOSING FOR REFURBISHMENT: Manager Alison Boyd from the Lanchester Community Centre. Picture. DAVID WOOD (6349072)

6:34pm Monday 19th May 2014

VILLAGERS in north Durham are being warned their community centre may be forced to close without more public support.

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