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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.

Tandem duo’s charity bike ride

The Advertiser Series: Matty Stephenson, at the back, and James Gilbert, in front, are cycling to Oxford from Stanley

5:37pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWO young men are cycling from Stanley in County Durham to Oxford on a tandem bike to raise money for a homeless charity.

Mining company accused of "bullying philosophy" at opencast inquiry

The Advertiser Series: PLANNING INQUIRY: Opencast campaigners claim red kites are attracting more tourists to the Derwent Valley

1:21pm Friday 10th October 2014

A MINING company has been accused of adopting “a bullying philosophy” over its plans for an opencast in a country valley.

Another 15 servicemen added to village memorial to mark anniversary of First World War

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4:25pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE names of 15 men who lost their lives as a result of the First World War have been added to a village memorial to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Another public inquiry over Leadgate opencast plan

4:30pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A SECOND public inquiry over controversial plans to create an opencast coalmine in north Durham countryside is underway.

Five months of work planned to reduce risk of flooding

The Advertiser Series: (11095487)

5:39pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A PUBLIC exhibition for residents to find out more about a five month scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in north Durham is being held next week.

Building society staff workers go the extra mile for Willow Burn Hospice

6:49pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

TWO members of staff of a north Durham building society have gone the extra mile – or 13 – to raise £1,000 for a local hospice.

Golden bolt installed in Consett Academy frame

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN BOLT: (from left) Michael Rutherford, Carillion project manager, Councillor Ossie Johnson, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, Consett Academy student Adam Davison and principal Kevin Reynold

4:54pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CEREMONIAL golden bolt has been fitted into place to celebrate a landmark in the development of a £43m school and sports complex.

Annfield Plain Infants School celebrates 40th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: CAKE DAY: The 40th anniversary of Annfield Plain Infants School was  made in assembly with a birthday cake held by pupils, from left Logan Blake, 6, Shay Wears, 4, Emily Harrrison, 5 and Jake Lambert, 5. Right is head teacher Ann Kane.             Picture

3:53pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN infants school today (Wednesday, September 24) launched a year of celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary.

Major opposition to Lanchester housing plan

10:26am Sunday 21st September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a housing estate on the outskirts of a picturesque village are being revised following a surge of public opposition.

Careers advice for students from MP

The Advertiser Series: CAREER ADVICE: Pat Glass MP talks to students Samantha Johnson, Reece Taylor and Rebecca Davidson during her visit to Derwentside College in Consett.

5:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNG people in north Durham have been getting careers advice from their local MP.

Stanley food group reaches for the stars

The Advertiser Series: Pic Caption: TV star with staff from Come Eat Together as they pick up their National Lottery Award for Best Health Project which will be shown on BBC One Fri 19th September 2014. (L-R) Stephanie Esteris, Christopher Adamson, Julie Nicholls, John Barrowma

5:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF from a community lunch club have been presented with an award at a star-studded red carpet ceremony.

Police to call on Consett and Stanley off-licences to operate Challenge 25

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2:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

OFF-licences are being urged to help fight under-age drinking and the anti-social behaviour that goes with it.

Party punch left engagement guest with broken jaw

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN irate guest at an engagement party broke the jaw of a distant relative who was trying to calm him, a court was told.

Best exam results ever for Consett charity

The Advertiser Series: EXAM SUCCESS: Consett and District YMCA chief executive, Billy Robson with Pat Glass MP with star student Cameron Charlton (16) following his exam success.

5:42pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHARITY is celebrating after getting its best set of exam results ever for its alternative education programme.

Academy students raise thousands for teenage cancer charity

The Advertiser Series: BIG DONATION: Students from North Durham Academy present a cheque for almost £13,000  to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Picture: TOM BANKS (10234305)

2:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

STUDENTS have raised almost £13,000 for charity with a range of activities.

Play park opened to the public

The Advertiser Series: PARK OPENING: Lord Devonport Chairman of Project Genesis Trust (left) joins Morris Muter, Chair of the Dysart Group at the official opening on Fawcett Park in Consett.

5:26pm Monday 8th September 2014

A PUBLIC park celebrating Consett’s industrial heritage has opened on the town’s former steelworks site.

Tank engine to star on steam heritage line

5:25pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A SYMBOL of County Durham's railway heritage is to return for the first time in over four decades.

Date set for inquiry into controversial opencast mining plan

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

RESIDENTS are gearing up for another fight to stop opencast mining near their homes.

Firm gives new kit to football team

The Advertiser Series: Hodgson Sayers Contracts Manager Colin Howey  (left) and   Managing Director John Sayers (right) with Beamish FC players.

3:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S football team has a smart strip for the new season thanks to a local roofing and building firm.

New look for community centre

The Advertiser Series: SOCIAL HEART: Users of the revamped Haven Community Centre in South Moor from left Christine Foord, Brian White, Derek Gibson, Lilian Peveller, Marie Peveller and chairman of the South Moor Partnership Colin Henderson.

5:46pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A COMMUNITY centre is hoping to attract new members after undergoing a facelift.

Music festival hailed a hit

The Advertiser Series: Paul Jefferson with Owen Paul on stage

5:46pm Monday 25th August 2014

MUSIC fans from north Durham have enjoyed festival of live bands over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Fun day in aid of air ambulance

The Advertiser Series: FAMILY FUNDAY: A police V football players tug of war at a Great North Air Ambulance fundraiser at South Moor Sports and Social Club.

12:43pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A FUN day to raise money for the emergency service which helped youngsters following a bus crash has been held in north Durham.

Sports day to be held in aftermath of bus crash

12:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FAMILY sports day will raise money for the emergency services which helped rescue children from a horrific bus crash.

Arsonists spark police appeal

The Advertiser Series: OPERATION RELENTLESS: Four arrested in police raids

11:45am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after arsonists lit fires in a farmer’s field near Lanchester twice in a matter of days. Officers say someone went into a field off the Lanchester Valley Walk, near Dora’s Wood, on Monday, placed cut straw at the foot of a beech tree and set fire to it.

Centre closing for repairs

The Advertiser Series: Aileen Johnson (left,)  Kathleen Slater, Eileen Hopper, Ken Harris and Dorothy McNally from the Blackhill Art Group, one of the many local organisations which the soon-to-be renovated Blackhill Community Centre.

4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

USERS of a community centre have been warned it is expected to remain out of use for up to six weeks while repairs are carried out, from next month.

Fun day for children’s charity

The Advertiser Series: Fearne Smith, five, on the left, with Alecia Readman, four, on the right, at the fun day on Saturday. Picture by Lewis Christie

5:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A FAMILY fun day in north Durham has raised over £70 for Children in Need.

Historic building to go under the hammer

The Advertiser Series: Stanley Boarding School on Front Street in Stanley

4:55pm Monday 11th August 2014

A FORMER Victorian boarding school, complete with its headmaster’s house, and annex buildings are heading for the auction room.

Use it or lose, festival organisers say

The Advertiser Series: MUSIC FESTIVAL: Members of the band 'The Sponge Divers' Billy White and Jack Cummings, with volunteers Darren McMahon,  and Gareth Stones on the roof of Stanley Bowls Centre to promote an up and coming music festival in the town. Picture: TOM BANK

2:27pm Sunday 10th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a music festival in north Durham are urging people to attend to safeguard its future.

League wins funding to buy kit for youngsters

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Cestria Community Housing Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Martin Warhurst, hands a cheque over to PCSE Sonia Jameson for a football team set up by the police. Picture: TOM BANKS (9056624)

5:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A FOOTBALL league set up for youngsters in villages around Chester-le-Street is proving a success.

Theatre named after famous son

1:11pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A THEATRE in north Durham is being named after one of the area’s most well known film and television actors.

Jail escape pair sentenced

The Advertiser Series: Dean Jackson, 27

1:20pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

TWO men who disappeared from an open prison have been sentenced to a further six months behind bars.

Children benefit from company's birthday

The Advertiser Series: SPORTING SUCCESS: back row (left to right) Greenland Community Primary School Headteacher, Rose Bainbridge, Managing Director at Hodgson Sayers, John Sayers and Finance Manager at Hodgson Sayers, Mike Wade.Front row: (left to right) pupils: Kieran Sayers,

11:48am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CHILDREN will be able to improve their sports techniques after a building company donated six iPads to their school.

Tributes paid to former councillor

The Advertiser Series: TRIBUTES PAID: Mary Page during her time as chairman of Derwentside District Council

5:44pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of the first female chairman of Derwentside District Council.

Staff ride to raise money for charity

The Advertiser Series: Staff ride to raise money for charity

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

BUILDING society staff in north Durham have pedalled their way to the end of a long-distance charity bike ride without ever leaving home turf.

Hospice funds boosted by the Tour de Branch

The Advertiser Series: (8861257)

1:44pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

STAFF from the Consett branch of the North-East’s biggest building society did their own Tour de France without leaving the office.

Community bank invests in young footballers

The Advertiser Series: NEW SEASON: Lesley Richardson Manager of Prince Bishop’s Community Bank with Stanley Under-12 captain Drew Frame sporting his new strip.

6:45pm Friday 1st August 2014

A JUNIOR football team is starting the season in style with a brand new kit.

Derwentside Homes Welfare Rights Team helps tenants claim £2m in benefits and grants

The Advertiser Series: Derwentside Homes (6297238)

4:14pm Friday 1st August 2014

A WELFARE team has been praised for helping tenants claim £2m in benefits and grants.

Man jailed for pool cue pub attack

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court.

2:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MAN who launched an unprovoked attack on a pub pool player, head butting him and hitting him with a cue, has been jailed.

Fire station to hold open day

2:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FIRE station is to hold an open day to promote health and fitness for adults and children.

Growing sessions in Annfield Plain

The Advertiser Series: Groundwork North East  (8659796)

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SERIES of free growing activities aimed at providing people with the opportunity to get involved in cultivating healthy, affordable food will be held in a north Durham community.

Holiday accommodation at Knitsley Mill approved

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

3:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans for holiday accommodation next to a rural pub despite concerns about flooding and the scheme becoming a residential development.

Landlord begins work on new homes

The Advertiser Series: Catering for families and the elderly (8612265)

3:54pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WORK on three housing developments for families and the elderly has started in Stanley.

New meters installed in fight against fuel poverty

The Advertiser Series: NEW METERS: Vicky McCourt and Trevor Smith, both Derwentside Homes, inspect one of the smart prepayment meters which have been installed in a property at Moorside.

1:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

NEW prepayment meters are being installed in hundreds of homes to help residents pay for their gas and electricity.

Children's project to look after the humble bumble bee

The Advertiser Series: BUZZY BEES: CHildren from the Grove Primary School with some of the bee-friendly equipment donated by housebuilder David Wilson Homes

12:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are keeping buzzy by offering a helping hand to the bumble bee.

Parish to shrink

12:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PARISH council is to be reduced in size after a lack of willing volunteers put its viability at risk.

Free family fun this weekend

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEISURE centres will offer free family activities this weekend.

Parish to shrink

3:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PARISH council is to be reduced in size after a lack of willing volunteers put its viability at risk.

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