The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Flagship sheltered housing development officially opened in Lanchester

The Advertiser Series: GRAND OPENING: Derwentside Homes Executive Director Geraldine Kay, vice chairman of Lanchester parish council Colin Burton, Pat Glass MP and Derwentside Homes Chairman Sebert Cox OBE pictured at the new £6m sheltered housing development and medical centr

4:39pm Friday 12th December 2014

A FLAGSHIP sheltered housing development and medical centre were officially opened in a north Durham village today (Friday, December 12).

Panto season arrives in Consett

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVE FUN: Cast member Lee Brannigan (Widow Twankey) from Aladdin take center stage during their opening performance at The Empire Theatre in Consett. Picture: DAVID WOOD (14077585)

5:17pm Friday 5th December 2014

THE curtain has been raised on an annual family pantomime in north Durham today. (Friday December, 5)

Community centre reopens with Christmas fair

The Advertiser Series: CHRISTMAS FAIR: Blackhill Community Centre to reopen after refurbishment

1:15pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A COMMUNITY centre is to host its first major event following major renovations.

Students honoured at college awards night

The Advertiser Series: STAR STUDENT: Derwentside College Student of the Year Awards (l-r) Simon Howard, operations manager at Pinnacle Re-Tec, Andrew Hodgson, vice chair of the North East LEP, Mark Stewart, advanced apprentice at Pinnacle Re-Tec and Tobias Heintz, managing dire

1:09pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

COLLEGE students have been honoured at an annual awards night.

Theatre takes time to thank its friends

The Advertiser Series: THEATRICAL FRIENDS: Consett Empire Theatre

3:55pm Monday 1st December 2014

A CELEBRATION evening will take place this week to thank supporters who have helped ensure the survival of an Edwardian theatre.

Consett Brass unveils first in a series of Christmas cards

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1:41pm Sunday 30th November 2014

A CHRISTMAS card depicting a wintry scene in Consett has been launched by a community band.

Abbie Christmas to everyone in Stanley

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8:10pm Friday 28th November 2014

CHRISTMAS cheer has been spread by a little girl badly hurt in an accident earlier this year.

"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.

History group celebrates the past and present of Leadgate

The Advertiser Series: NEW BOOK: Bill Stockdale with the history of Leadgate book.         Picture: ANDY LAMB (13547287)

12:35pm Thursday 27th November 2014

LOCAL history enthusiasts have produced a booklet of old photographs that show how their village has changed.

Christmas arrives in Consett

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVE CHEER: 4 year old Louie Turner meets Father Christmas during events in Consett.

1:46pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

SEASONAL activities got Christmas underway in north Durham over the weekend.

Sports cash for cricket club

4:47pm Friday 21st November 2014

A GRANT of £35,000 has been awarded to improve facilities at a north Durham sports club.

School placed in special measures

5:11pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A PRIMARY school in north Durham has been placed in special measures after a visit from Government inspectors.

Consett mourns death of Hughie Malone

The Advertiser Series: PANTO STAR: Hughie Malone who died on Wednesday

7:45pm Thursday 20th November 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved actor who performed for audiences for more than 65 years.

Councillors back plans to merge Durham infant and junior schools due to funding fears

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council's planning committee approved the  barn plan in Oakenshaw

5:13pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A NEW village school will be created next year by merging the separate infant and nursery schools.

Pub hosts sparkling charity night

The Advertiser Series: GRAND Total: Lady Elsie Robson at The Miners Arms, Medomsley. Pic by Francesca Dent

2:43pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A PUB raised almost £1000 for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation with a family charity event.

Christmas comes to Consett

The Advertiser Series: SEASONAL VOTE: Residents asked to vote on priorities with Christmas baubles

2:02pm Monday 17th November 2014

CHRISTMAS baubles could help residents point the way ahead during a fun day to be held later this month.

Hospice hopes to recruit supporters to complete transformation

The Advertiser Series: HOSPICE HOPES: Willow Burn’s chief officer Helen Mills discusses plans with Mike Foggon of Faithful and Gould

5:41pm Friday 14th November 2014

A HOSPICE is hoping to recruit 500 supporters to raise the funds needed to complete the transformation of its building and services within the decade.

Private landlord scheme set to be extended

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

11:53am Friday 14th November 2014

A PILOT initiative to improve standards of privately-rented housing is proving so successful it could be rolled out across the whole of County Durham.

Councillors to vote on village school merger

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

1:24pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

PROPOSALS to create a new village primary school to replace the existing junior and infant schools are to be discussed next week.

Trust to hold diabetes event in Stanley

1:26pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

THE Louisa Centre in Stanley will host an open day on Friday (November 14) to mark World Diabetes Day.

Santa's grotto created by little helpers

The Advertiser Series: SANTA ARRIVES IN TOWN: Father Christmas arrives at his grotto at the Civic Hall in Stanley.

7:21am Sunday 9th November 2014

A SANTA’S grotto has been built by volunteers at the Civic Hall in Stanley.

Plans to turn Stanley Board School into flats

The Advertiser Series: BIG PLANS: Property developer John Lamb outside the Stanley Board School he has bought.

12:52pm Friday 7th November 2014

A PROPERTY developer who has bought a former Victorian school is planning to convert the three buildings into apartments.

Centre group explains its fight plans to villagers

The Advertiser Series: Green light for transfer ballot (8309917)

12:45pm Friday 7th November 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to back a campaign to save their community centre from closure.

Consett artwork on show at library

The Advertiser Series: ON DISPLAY: Julie Toole from Consett Library takes a closer look at some of the work by artist Phil Bartle.

6:15pm Thursday 6th November 2014

ARTWORK inspired by the childhood of a man who grew up when Consett was hive of industrial activity is on show in the town.

Residents fighting to save community centre from closure

The Advertiser Series: NO CLOSURE: The Annfield Plain Community Centre Group pulls together in attempt to prevent closure. Foreground is secretary Hughie Embleton.         Picture: ANDY LAMB (12054868)

5:09pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RESIDENTS are fighting to save their community centre from closure in council cutbacks.

Couple thank community for charity support

The Advertiser Series: Irene and Alan Nattrass

1:54pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A COUPLE have raised £2,000 for charity with a fundraising evening backed by world famous actor Michael Yorke.

MP backs protesters over opencast plan

The Advertiser Series: NURSERY FEARS: North West Durham MP Pat Glass

5:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN MP has raised concerns about a mining company’s ability to complete the restoration of an opencast site after coal has been extracted.

Coal company says restoration of opencast will ultimately enhance valley

The Advertiser Series: PLANNING INQUIRY: UK Coal will move hedgerows as part of the restoration proposals for the Bradley site

5:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COAL company has insisted that its restoration of a proposed opencast site will ultimately enhance a country valley.

Top wrestlers heading for Stanley school

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6:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SCHOOL in Stanley is hosting a major wrestling event next month.

Tandem duo’s charity bike ride

The Advertiser Series: Matty Stephenson, at the back, and James Gilbert, in front, are cycling to Oxford from Stanley

5:37pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWO young men are cycling from Stanley in County Durham to Oxford on a tandem bike to raise money for a homeless charity.

Mining company accused of "bullying philosophy" at opencast inquiry

The Advertiser Series: PLANNING INQUIRY: Opencast campaigners claim red kites are attracting more tourists to the Derwent Valley

1:21pm Friday 10th October 2014

A MINING company has been accused of adopting “a bullying philosophy” over its plans for an opencast in a country valley.

Another 15 servicemen added to village memorial to mark anniversary of First World War

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4:25pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE names of 15 men who lost their lives as a result of the First World War have been added to a village memorial to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Another public inquiry over Leadgate opencast plan

4:30pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A SECOND public inquiry over controversial plans to create an opencast coalmine in north Durham countryside is underway.

Five months of work planned to reduce risk of flooding

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5:39pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A PUBLIC exhibition for residents to find out more about a five month scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in north Durham is being held next week.

Building society staff workers go the extra mile for Willow Burn Hospice

6:49pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

TWO members of staff of a north Durham building society have gone the extra mile – or 13 – to raise £1,000 for a local hospice.

Golden bolt installed in Consett Academy frame

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN BOLT: (from left) Michael Rutherford, Carillion project manager, Councillor Ossie Johnson, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, Consett Academy student Adam Davison and principal Kevin Reynold

4:54pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CEREMONIAL golden bolt has been fitted into place to celebrate a landmark in the development of a £43m school and sports complex.

Annfield Plain Infants School celebrates 40th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: CAKE DAY: The 40th anniversary of Annfield Plain Infants School was  made in assembly with a birthday cake held by pupils, from left Logan Blake, 6, Shay Wears, 4, Emily Harrrison, 5 and Jake Lambert, 5. Right is head teacher Ann Kane.             Picture

3:53pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN infants school today (Wednesday, September 24) launched a year of celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary.

Major opposition to Lanchester housing plan

10:26am Sunday 21st September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a housing estate on the outskirts of a picturesque village are being revised following a surge of public opposition.

Careers advice for students from MP

The Advertiser Series: CAREER ADVICE: Pat Glass MP talks to students Samantha Johnson, Reece Taylor and Rebecca Davidson during her visit to Derwentside College in Consett.

5:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNG people in north Durham have been getting careers advice from their local MP.

Stanley food group reaches for the stars

The Advertiser Series: Pic Caption: TV star with staff from Come Eat Together as they pick up their National Lottery Award for Best Health Project which will be shown on BBC One Fri 19th September 2014. (L-R) Stephanie Esteris, Christopher Adamson, Julie Nicholls, John Barrowma

5:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF from a community lunch club have been presented with an award at a star-studded red carpet ceremony.

Police to call on Consett and Stanley off-licences to operate Challenge 25

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2:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

OFF-licences are being urged to help fight under-age drinking and the anti-social behaviour that goes with it.

Party punch left engagement guest with broken jaw

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

6:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN irate guest at an engagement party broke the jaw of a distant relative who was trying to calm him, a court was told.

Best exam results ever for Consett charity

The Advertiser Series: EXAM SUCCESS: Consett and District YMCA chief executive, Billy Robson with Pat Glass MP with star student Cameron Charlton (16) following his exam success.

5:42pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHARITY is celebrating after getting its best set of exam results ever for its alternative education programme.

Academy students raise thousands for teenage cancer charity

The Advertiser Series: BIG DONATION: Students from North Durham Academy present a cheque for almost £13,000  to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Picture: TOM BANKS (10234305)

2:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

STUDENTS have raised almost £13,000 for charity with a range of activities.

Play park opened to the public

The Advertiser Series: PARK OPENING: Lord Devonport Chairman of Project Genesis Trust (left) joins Morris Muter, Chair of the Dysart Group at the official opening on Fawcett Park in Consett.

5:26pm Monday 8th September 2014

A PUBLIC park celebrating Consett’s industrial heritage has opened on the town’s former steelworks site.

Tank engine to star on steam heritage line

5:25pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A SYMBOL of County Durham's railway heritage is to return for the first time in over four decades.

Date set for inquiry into controversial opencast mining plan

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

RESIDENTS are gearing up for another fight to stop opencast mining near their homes.

Firm gives new kit to football team

The Advertiser Series: Hodgson Sayers Contracts Manager Colin Howey  (left) and   Managing Director John Sayers (right) with Beamish FC players.

3:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S football team has a smart strip for the new season thanks to a local roofing and building firm.

New look for community centre

The Advertiser Series: SOCIAL HEART: Users of the revamped Haven Community Centre in South Moor from left Christine Foord, Brian White, Derek Gibson, Lilian Peveller, Marie Peveller and chairman of the South Moor Partnership Colin Henderson.

5:46pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A COMMUNITY centre is hoping to attract new members after undergoing a facelift.

Music festival hailed a hit

The Advertiser Series: Paul Jefferson with Owen Paul on stage

5:46pm Monday 25th August 2014

MUSIC fans from north Durham have enjoyed festival of live bands over the Bank Holiday Weekend.








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