The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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

The Advertiser Series: Post Office  (15809013)

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

The Advertiser Series: (14957433)

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

The Advertiser Series:

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

The Advertiser Series:

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.








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