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School celebrates 140th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Pupils at Annfield Plain Junior School celebrate the 140th anniversary of the school. Picture: TOM BANKS (26946054)

12:33pm Monday 25th May 2015

A SCHOOL in north Durham when has celebrated its 140th anniversary.

Councillors advised to refuse housing plan

The Advertiser Series: PLANNING: The committee at Durham County Council will make the decision.

12:32pm Monday 25th May 2015

PROPOSALS to create a controversial housing development in north Durham have been recommended for refusal.

Tribute show for Hughie Malone

The Advertiser Series: TRIBUTE: Hughie Malone

11:47am Sunday 24th May 2015

A VARIETY show paying tribute to a popular performer is being held in north Durham next month.

Villagers invited to share street picnic

The Advertiser Series: INVITE: Catchgate residents invited to share street picnic at the Big Lunch event

3:05pm Friday 22nd May 2015

VILLAGERS are being invited to get involved in a special family fun day and street picnic.

Consett Festival this weekend

1:14pm Thursday 21st May 2015

FINISHING touches are being put to a community music festival in north Durham this weekend.

Work set to start to remove bridge as £2.4m road scheme gets underway

The Advertiser Series: BEYOND REPAIR: The rusting Leadgate road bridge

11:32am Thursday 21st May 2015

A VICTORIAN railway bridge is to be demolished as part of a £2.4m road scheme.

Cannabis farmer and courier spared prison

The Advertiser Series: DRUGS: Jefferson appeared at Durham Crown Court

5:55pm Friday 15th May 2015

A MAN who set up a drugs farm and acted as a courier for dealers has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Pub regulars raise thousands for charity after fellow drinker is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

The Advertiser Series: WALK: Nigel Nattress and daughter Florence Lutz-Nattress take part in sponsored walk for Parkinson's UK  (25960926)

10:33am Thursday 14th May 2015

PUB regulars turned out in strength to raise money for charity after learning one of their number had been diagnosed with a debilitating disease.

Club offers chance to try tennis for free

The Advertiser Series: OPEN: Club opens doors to next generation of potential Andy Murrays

3:45pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

A TENNIS club is to open its doors for free to give prospective players a chance to take up the sport.

Sally’s sports mission to Brazilian slums

The Advertiser Series: Sally’s sports mission to Brazilian slums

5:59pm Friday 8th May 2015

A TEENAGER is preparing for an adventure of a lifetime, coaching sport to slum children in South America.

Funds raised in memory of colleague

The Advertiser Series: FUNDAISING: (from left to right) Michelle Muir, fundraising manager for  Macmillan Cancer Support, Susanne Russell, store manager at Asda and Lisa Allison, who is Anne Black’s daughter

1:54pm Friday 8th May 2015

STAFF at a north Durham supermarket have raised over £1,000 for charity.

Football success for primary school

The Advertiser Series: CHAMPIONS: The school football teams from Tanfield Lea Community Primary School have won league and cup competitions.  Holding the trophies are Drew Lake, Jamie Miley and Taylor Little (all 11 yrs).  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (25398044)

6:34pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A PRIMARY school is celebrating after an impressive football season.

Pair deny intending to supply range of drugs

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

12:41pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A TRIAL date has been agreed in the case of two men accused of being involved in the supply of a range of drugs.

Work to start on £2m upgrade of town's waste water treatment works

The Advertiser Series: Northumbrian Water expects improvement scheme to run for nine months with some minor traffic disruption

12:08pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

WORK on what is expected to be a nine-month upgrade of a waste water treatment plant begins later this month.

School fun day for cancer charity

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING: Claire Liston pictured with her children Poppy 7 and Benjamin 11 who go to Bishop Ian Ramsey School in Medomsley are helping to raise money for Cancer Research with the help of staff and parents at the school also pictured chair of governors

4:51pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A COMMUNITY is pulling together to raise money for charity.

Scheme to help people find work

The Advertiser Series: WORKING: EDP employee Jaimie Netherton with EDP tutor Vanessa Bolton.

1:48pm Monday 4th May 2015

A TRAINING and employment scheme which guarantees paid work has been launched in Stanley and Peterlee.

Care home could become a training centre

The Advertiser Series: Stanfield House care home pictured in 2011. Picture: DAVID WOOD.

12:27pm Monday 4th May 2015

A FORMER care home could be turned into a residential community training centre - although mystery surrounds who it is aimed at.

Funday for nursery’s 40th

The Advertiser Series: FORTY: Beechdale Nursery pupils and staff celebrate the school's 40th anniversary   Picture: TOM BANKS

1:16pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A COMMUNITY fun day has been held to mark the 40th birthday of a nursery.

Miss Durham's visit to Stanley school

The Advertiser Series: IMAGE: Current Miss Durham Stephanie Thurgood talks to students of North Durham Academy during a week of activities for pioneering body image roadshows. Picture: TOM BANKS (24245472)

1:11pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A BEAUTY queen has visited a school in her hometown to help young people have a positive perception of their bodies.

Third Consett Festival to be held next month

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVAL: Brad Wilkinson and his daughter Sarah with a festival banner. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (24296279)

1:47pm Sunday 26th April 2015

THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend a charity music festival in north Durham next month.

New manager for care home

The Advertiser Series: CARE: Manager Kerry Bell has become the new head of the Rosemount care home in Consett. Picture: TOM BANKS (23958418)

1:05pm Sunday 26th April 2015

STAFF and residents at a care home celebrated the appointment of a dedicated new manager.

Pub reopens in Stanley after facelift

The Advertiser Series: OPEN: Manager Emma Mahoney outside the new look Hill Top pub in Stanley

6:04pm Friday 24th April 2015

A PUB in Stanley has reopened today (Friday, April 24) following a £300,000 makeover.

Sheltered housing scheme aiming for double award

The Advertiser Series: SHORTLIST: Pictured at the opening of Lynwood House in December 2014 are (front l-r) Lynwood House tenant Colin Burton, Pat Glass MP, Derwentside Homes Chief Executive Geraldine Kay and (back) Chair of Derwentside Homes Sebert Cox.

12:09pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A SHELTERED housing development has been shortlisted for two prestigious design and construction awards.

Salvation Army opens new charity shop in Consett

2:30pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

SHOPPERS in Consett have flocked to a new charity shop since it opened last week.

Man attacked ex-partner's new boyfriend with wheel brace

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

5:06pm Monday 20th April 2015

A MAN unable to accept the end of a long-term relationship lay in wait to attack his ex-partner and her new boyfriend on their return from a day out, a court heard.

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.








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