The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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.

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.








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