The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Man spared jail for abusive images

The Advertiser Series: SENTENCING: Durham Crown Court was the sentencing venue

6:21pm Friday 17th April 2015

A MAN who was found to have images of child abuse and extreme pornography involving animals on his personal computer has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Popular picnic site at Derwent Reservoir closed

The Advertiser Series: Northumbrian Water (23547199)

5:29pm Friday 17th April 2015

A WATER company has decided to close off a popular picnic site and replace it with woodland, citing a history of vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

People urged to register to vote

The Advertiser Series: REGISTER: Call by candidate Kevan Jones

1:52pm Friday 17th April 2015

PEOPLE in North Durham are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.

Stranger confronts pensioner in her Consett home

The Advertiser Series: More Durham police officers to carry Tasers

4:12pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A PENSIONER was confronted in her own home by a stranger who tried to steal her purse..

Courier caught carrying large batch of stimulant drug in car when stopped by police

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court told Crown is to review charges faced by women

6:03pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A MAN caught in possession of a batch of amphetamines when he was stopped by police in his car was today (Tuesday April 14) told to expect a prison sentence.

Trial date set in drugs case following recent police raid

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court told Crown is to review charges faced by women

2:32pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A MAN found in possession of a large haul of heroin at his home has denied intending to deal in the drug.

Man jailed after agreeing to cut cocaine to help meet gambling debts

The Advertiser Series: JAILED: Christopher Shaw, who took the "worst decision of his life", agreeing to assist a drugs 'Mr Big', to help pay off gambling debts.

5:13pm Friday 10th April 2015

A GAMBLING addict tried to meet his mounting debts by agreeing to play a part helping to prepare cocaine for supply further down the chain.

Red Dwarf star coming to Stanley this summer

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3:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

FORMER Red Dwarf star Hattie Hayridge is coming to a science fiction festival in north Durham.

Ben is a ‘rising star’ in housing world

The Advertiser Series: WINNER: Ben Watson, of Derwentside Homes

4:38pm Monday 6th April 2015

A YOUNG housing association employee has been recognised as ‘one to watch’ in the future after winning a regional award.

Consett scout hut to be ready next month

The Advertiser Series: NEW HUT: 1st Consett and 1st Blackhill scouts stand in front of their new hut in Consett. Picture: TOM BANKS (22331434)

2:59pm Monday 6th April 2015

A FLAGSHIP scout hut for two groups in north Durham is expected to be ready in time for the first May Bank Holiday.

Westminster backing for dementia action

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Angela Rippon and Kevan Jones

1:46pm Monday 6th April 2015

NORTH Durham MP Kevan Jones has pledged to support people living with dementia.

Food for thought after cookery course

The Advertiser Series: COOKING: Back, from left, trainer Eileen Stemp of FANE, Elaine Tempest, Peter Scott and Nayla Akhtar, who took part in the training, with front, from left, Michelle Graham and Denise Singleton of Derwentside Homes, who organised the course.

3:27pm Sunday 5th April 2015

VOLUNTEERS from a community project and residents from a sheltered housing scheme have taken part in a free food safety course.

Consett charity staff in sponsored bike ride

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: From left, Chris Elder, Billy Robson and Carl Ingham

2:47pm Friday 3rd April 2015

STAFF at a north Durham charity are raising money for a leukaemia charity with a 55-mile sponsored bike ride.

Help for people setting up a new home

The Advertiser Series: HELPING: From left, Derwentside Homes Welfare Rights Officer Gregg Peart, tenant and volunteer Laurie Hume, Red Cross shop manager Josephine Gauci, Derwentside Homes Welfare Reform Assistant Susan Anderson and Derwentside Homes mascot Al the Gator.

2:32pm Friday 3rd April 2015

VULNERABLE tenants being re-housed in north Durham are being given a helping hand to equip their new homes.

Sex charge accused has already sought offender treatment, court told

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court told Crown is to review charges faced by women

4:59pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A MAN accused of two sexual offences has already sought treatment in the community to address his problem, a court was told.

Homeless charity banks on support for its work

The Advertiser Series: PATRON: Terry Deary received the cheque

2:36pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A CHARITY that tackles homelessness is getting money and know-how from a bank.

Generous donor busts myths about stem cell donation

The Advertiser Series: GENEROUS: Donor David Bowley with sons James, five, (left) and George, seven,(centre)

1:48pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A POLICE officer who donated his stem cells to help others is urging more potential lifesavers to join the register.

Councillors call for further talks over town centre shops and homes plan

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

4:39pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A DEVELOPER is to be urged to increase the size of flats planned for the centre of Consett.

Council offices and library to move into Louisa Centre

The Advertiser Series: CLOSING: Stanley Customer Access Point. Picture: TOM BANKS (21825259)

4:55pm Friday 27th March 2015

A LEISURE centre in north Durham is being renovated to make way for a library and council offices which have been earmarked for closure.

Local history reflected on shop shutters

The Advertiser Series: SHUTTERS: The shutters of Golden Pizza in Consett have had old images of Consett put on them. Pictured are businesswoman Marlene Boyles and Golden Pizza owner Ehson Teymouri. Picture: TOM BANKS (21586692)

6:20pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

SHUTTERS on a shop front are bringing the past to life in a former industrial town.

Trampoline success for Holly

The Advertiser Series: CHAMPION: Holly Robinson, nine, from Consett who came first in a national trampoline competition Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:39pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A YOUNG athlete from north Durham has become a national champion after taking part in a trampolining contest.

Big day for diamond couple

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Gerard (81) and Mary Kilty (81) from Blackhill celebrate their Diamond Wedding anniversary Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:19pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

A COUPLE from north Durham celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary over the weekend.

Fire safety action week in Stanley

The Advertiser Series: TEAM WORK: Ben Smith from East Durham College, PCSO Steve Wilkinson and Firefighter Craig Hannant in Stanley to tackle a spate of arson attacks in the area. Picture: TOM BANKS (21014183)

1:51pm Friday 20th March 2015

EMERGENCY services are taking action to reduce the risk of fire following a spate of blazes in north Durham.

Big Belly bins to be tried out in Consett

The Advertiser Series: TRIAL: Steven Craig, Durham County Council’s Clean and Green manager (North), pictured with one of the Big Belly bins being trialled in Consett.

2:27pm Thursday 19th March 2015

NEW high-tech bins which tell rubbish collectors when they need to be emptied are being tested out in a busy shopping street.

Fire at Stanley comic book store was ‘accidental’

The Advertiser Series: FIRE: The Hub on Front Street in Stanley has suffered severe damage.

4:12pm Monday 16th March 2015

A COMIC book store owner who lost his business during the third fire in Stanley’s main shopping street has said he is "gutted’ by the blaze.

Woodland classroom for South Moor school

The Advertiser Series: PROJECT: Princes Trust volunteers Michael and John Bird, work on a community project at Greenlands Primary School, South Moor. Picture: TOM BANKS (20476569)

12:02pm Saturday 14th March 2015

A COMMUNITY project to make a woodland classroom for children in north Durham is nearing completion.

Transport company offers helping hand to hospice nurses

The Advertiser Series: TRUCK: Elddis Transport is sponsoring nurses at Willow Burn Hospice

2:29pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A TRANSPORT company is to sponsor a team of hospice nurses for the next 12 months.

Sculpture unveiled in school

The Advertiser Series: TREE: Pupils from St. Prius School in Consett and sculptor James Anderson with their news creation. Pictured are Molly Murray, Georgia Gailes, Dylan Shorten-Allport, Andrew Shippen, Laynee Thompson and Isabella Atherton. Picture: TOM BANKS (20474557)

5:40pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A METAL sculpture of a tree has been officially unveiled at a north Durham primary school.

New network for Consett businesses

The Advertiser Series: FORUM: Businesses have met to discuss a new network within the Consett area,. From left: David Meiklejohn, from David Stanley Blinds, Francesca Dent and Fran Williams, from Perspective, and Kerry Wood, from Noted PR.

7:27pm Monday 9th March 2015

A BUSINESS breakfast meeting has been held to launch a new forum for north Durham firms.

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

The Advertiser Series: STUMPED: Shotley Bridge Cricket Club's 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

The Advertiser Series: SENSORY ROOM: Staff, pupils and councillor Alex Watson in the new sensory room at Beechdale Nursery, Consett. Pictured are, staff members Clodagh Teasdale, Mandy Eccles and Sarah Farrage, and pupils Alfie Williams, Oscar Affleck-Bulmer, Grace NG Perkins,

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

The Advertiser Series: SHOW: Danielz, the lead singer of T.Rextasy, as Marc Bolan

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

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Eight-year-old Phoebe Stephenson

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

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: Councillors will discuss whether the housing plan can be granted next week

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

The Advertiser Series: SWIMATHON: Volunteers wanted to take the plunge for charity

1:11pm Monday 16th February 2015

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

Woman punched by stranger

The Advertiser Series: PUNCHED: Police appeal after woman attacked in Stanley

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.








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