The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Lunch club launched in Tanfield Lea Community Centre

The Advertiser Series: LUNCH: Stephanie Esteris, a development worker for County Durham Age UK, talks to users of a new lunch club in Tanfield Lea Community Centre. Picture: TOM BANKS (19912083)

12:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A NORTH Durham community has celebrated the launch of a new lunch club.

Planners stump Shotley Bridge Cricket Club and its plans to build homes at its ground

5:49pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A VILLAGE cricket club’s plan to fund vital improvements to its ground through a housing development has been hit for six.

Award for Stanley restaurant

The Advertiser Series: TOP MARKS: The Monsur Tandoori in South Moor has been awarded a 5-star rating in a fast food guide. Pictured are chefs Kobi Ahmed, left and Ashik Ali, right, and owner Ala Miah. Picture: TOM BANKS (19561890)

12:08pm Saturday 28th February 2015

A RESTAURANT in north Durham has been given an award for feedback customers have posted online.

Nursery opens new sensory room

5:08pm Friday 27th February 2015

A SENSORY room has been opened at a north Durham nursery.

Handler of disabled girl's stolen bike breached suspended sentence within a month

7:29pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A MAN who escaped jail for handling a disabled girl’s stolen bicycle remains at liberty despite a subsequent careless driving conviction.

T.Rex tribute band coming to Consett

4:42pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A TRIBUTE band playing the hits of T-Rex is coming to north Durham.

Building society shows support for Willow Burn Hospice

2:36pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

STAFF are a building society in Consett have agreed to a second year of fundraising for a north Durham hospice.

Phoebe donates her hair for the second time

2:13pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A YOUNG girl has raised around £600 for charity by having 17-and-a-half inches cut from her hair.

Plan to build homes on cricket club land

1:56pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

COUNCILLORS will meet next week to discuss controversial plans to create housing on the site of Shotley Bridge Cricket Club.

Cricket club to host charity festival

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY Steve Watson, foreground, with organisers of the Shotley Bridge Eisteddfod music and poetry event to be held later this year. Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:41pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A FESTIVAL of singing, dancing and performance is being held in aid of charity.

Swimmers asked to dive in for charity challenge

1:11pm Monday 16th February 2015

SWIMMERS are being invited to take part in a charity challenge.

Woman punched by stranger

1:33pm Monday 16th February 2015

A WOMAN was punched in the face by a stranger as she walked along a track.

Campaigners relief after coal mine abandons plans for opencast at Marley Hill

The Advertiser Series: Campaigners relief after coal mine abandons plans for opencast at Marley Hill

2:53pm Thursday 12th February 2015

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after a coal company abandoned plans to open a large opencast mine on their doorstep.

Club holds annual auction

The Advertiser Series: Club holds annual auction

12:19pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A CRICKET club is to hold its annual fundraising auction next weekend.

Police crackdown on rogue scrap men in the Consett area

The Advertiser Series: Police crackdown on rogue scrap men in the Consett area

3:09pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

POLICE in Consett are carrying out a crackdown on illegal scrap metal collectors.

Easter egg appeal organised by supermarket staff

The Advertiser Series: Easter egg appeal organised by supermarket staff

2:22pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

SUPERMARKET shoppers are being asked to donate an Easter egg to local children.

Television chef visits Consett

The Advertiser Series: TASTY: Ainsley Harriott with staff members at Symingtons

5:33pm Sunday 8th February 2015

CELEBRITY chef Ainsley Harriott has been in the region to discuss his food range with producers.

Youth group’s production of Aladdin

4:35pm Thursday 5th February 2015

A COMMUNITY youth group in north Durham is holding its annual pantomime this week.

Am dram show coming to Consett Empire

The Advertiser Series: STAGE: Members Jordan Appleton (17), Matthew Storey (15), Matt Leech (18), Natalia Swiatek (16), Olivia Lee (15), Eleanor Grainger (13), Lauren Dobson (15) and Sophie Moss (15) of REACT Youth Theatre in rehearsals for South Pacific Picture: DAVID WOOD (17

2:44pm Monday 2nd February 2015

A THEATRE group in north Durham is preparing for its latest production.

Work to adapt secondary school for special needs children

The Advertiser Series: DEMOLITION: Demolition work begins at the former Greencroft School site in Annfield Plain Picture: DAVID WOOD (17302633)

5:23pm Sunday 1st February 2015

WORK is underway on the site of a former secondary school to allow a special school to move to bigger premises.

Hospice supporters urged to sponsor a nurse

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

2:39pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

SUPPORTERS of a hospice are being invited to sponsor a nurse.

Pupils at South Stanley Infants School celebrate opening of new play area

The Advertiser Series: GRAND OPENING: Members of the student council enjoy the new playground equipment following the offical opening at South Stanley Infant and Nursery School. Picture: DAVID WOOD (16982719)

4:31pm Monday 26th January 2015

PUPILS have celebrated the official opening of their improved playground following an ambitious year-long project.

Volunteers plant trees on riverbanks

The Advertiser Series: PLANTING: Volunteers planting trees on riverbanks

4:04pm Monday 26th January 2015

VOLUNTEERS have helped plant trees along the banks of a stream to help local wildlife.

Becky's big "thank you" to hospice for support of her mother

The Advertiser Series: HOSPICE-HELP: Becky Clark, 15, from Consett, at a fundraising event she organised in aid of Willowburn Hospice in memory of her mother, who died three years ago Picture: TOM BANKS.

3:43pm Sunday 25th January 2015

A TEENAGER has passed on her long-held gratitude to a hospice which cared for her mother prior to her death.

Party has raised money for cancer victims

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISER: Hair salon owner Bev Stalker (45, back) presents the cheque to Michelle Muir from Macmillan Cancer Support. Picture: DAVID WOOD (16341868)

4:41pm Friday 16th January 2015

A HAIRDRESSER from north Durham who suffered from breast cancer has raised £1,000 for charity.

School reunion more than 50 years on

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL REUNION: Former classmates who left Benfieldside Senior School in 1960 are to hold a get together

2:53pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A GROUP of former classmates are to hold a reunion, more than 50 years after they left school.

Diana is having a splashing time

The Advertiser Series: MAKING A SPLASH: Exercise coach Christine Patterson and Diana Hinns, from Dipton

6:20pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

A WOMAN who was recently awarded a British Empire Medal for her charity and volunteer work has praised a scheme for enabling her to maintain a healthy lifestyle and remain active.

Police warn rural thieves: "We're watching you"

The Advertiser Series: CAMPAIGN: Gavin Clark, Satley Parish Clerk, Sergeant Scott Crowhurst and farmer Keith Harrison launch a poster campaign in Lanchester against rural crime Picture: TOM BANKS

4:02pm Friday 9th January 2015

EYECATCHING posters warning thieves they are being watched are being put up in villages as part of a police campaign.

Action needed to develop site after Tesco pulls out

The Advertiser Series: PLAN SCRAPPED: How the store in Stanley could have looked

3:51pm Friday 9th January 2015

CIVIC leaders have called for urgent action to regenerate a key town centre site after hearing Tesco has pulled out of a multi million investment plan.

Salvation Army opens Stanley depot

The Advertiser Series: OPENING: Store manager Susan Gaines, Major Amaro Pereira and senior regional manager Jill Sansom

12:12pm Friday 9th January 2015

A CHARITY has launched its first depot store in the region in Stanley town centre.

Plans to relocate Burnhope Post Office

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11:52am Friday 9th January 2015

PLANS have been unveiled to relocate a north Durham post office with longer hours and Sunday opening.

Proposals to merge two schools in Shotley Bridge

The Advertiser Series: Shotley Bridge Junior School would close under the proposals

6:01pm Thursday 8th January 2015

A CONSULTATION is underway to merge two schools for primary pupils.

Police seize drugs and cash in crackdown on organised crime

The Advertiser Series: A sugar container used to store suspected cocaine

10:27am Tuesday 6th January 2015

POLICE have arrested 11 people and seized drugs and cash worth more than £140,000 in a campaign against organised criminals.

Work underway for new nursery in Consett

The Advertiser Series: NURSERY: Anne Young and Laura Bowery are opening a new Nursery in Blackhill, near Consett, in September Picture: TOM BANKS

5:42pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

WORK is underway to create a new nursery building in north Durham.

Nursery to be built on steelworks site

The Advertiser Series: WORK STARTING: The nursery is to be built on the Ponds Court development in Consett

4:13pm Friday 2nd January 2015

WORK to create a £750,000 nursery for pre-school children on the former steelworks site at Consett is to start in spring.

Consett swimming pool damaged by wind

The Advertiser Series: WIND DAMAGE: Work has been carried out to make the roof safe

3:40pm Friday 2nd January 2015

A SWIMMING pool in north Durham has been closed after part of the roof was blown off in high winds.

Stanley Tesco plans under review

The Advertiser Series: TESCO: An artists impression of what the store could look like if it does go ahead

1:01pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

PLANS to create a multi-million pound supermarket in a north Durham town have been put on hold.

Village's community centre still open despite closure threat

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

11:12am Monday 29th December 2014

A COMMUNITY centre facing closure as part of council cutbacks has been granted a temporary reprieve.

Police seize scrap van over theft allegations

The Advertiser Series: LORRY SEIZED: Police have taken the vehicle following allegations of theft

11:44am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A SCRAPMAN’S lorry has been towed away by police follow complaints from the public.

Forty year old planning development can go ahead

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4:38pm Sunday 21st December 2014

PLANS to build a house using permission granted over forty years ago can go ahead, councillors have ruled.

Christmas present for Consett charity

The Advertiser Series: SECRET SANTA: MP Pat Glass visits Consett YMCA. Picture: TOM BANKS (14955489)

1:29pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A CHARITY has received an unexpected Christmas present delivered by the area’s MP.

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.








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