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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.

Hundreds enjoy party in the park

The Advertiser Series: SUMMER FUN: One of the acts as at Consett's Party In The Park

12:59pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed an annual party in the sunshine at the weekend.

Opencast plan wins council backing

The Advertiser Series: (8372855)

2:03pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANS for a controversial opencast mine that requires the backing of two neighbouring authorities have cleared the first hurdle.

Event to remember WW1 sacrifice in Stanley

The Advertiser Series: (8388620)

1:26pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A SERVICE to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War is being held in north Durham.

Progress for plans for free school

The Advertiser Series: (8127062)

12:02pm Sunday 13th July 2014

PROPOSALS to create a free school on a former north Durham industrial site have been shortlisted for consideration by the Government.

Villagers offered advice to look after their dogs

The Advertiser Series: ADVICE DAY: Donna Walker (left) and Jessica Wray, Community Involvement and Investment Officers at Derwentside Homes at another successful dog chipping event in the district.

11:41am Saturday 12th July 2014

VILLAGE pet owners are to be offered help looking after their dogs during an advice day to be held next week.

New play area for primary school

The Advertiser Series: NEW PITCH: Councillor Stephen Robinson (left) and John O'Connor from Benfieldside, Blackhill, Bridgehill and Shotley Bridge Community Partnership (right) attend the opening of the new play area at St Mary's RC Primary School with pupils Tilly Lock

4:40pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

CHILDREN from a north Durham school got a new play area after writing to their local councillors.

TJ's hair cut for a good cause

The Advertiser Series: HAIR TODAY: Durham Free School pupil, 12-year-old Terri-Jo Mould, from Spennymoor, who had her hair cut off for charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (7892438)

12:42pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BRAVE young girl has happily given up much of her proud head of hair, but all for a worthy cause.

Cash to fund play area for children

5:03pm Monday 7th July 2014

MONEY from an energy firm is being used to create a new play area in north Durham.

Landlord's charity effort gives church a lift

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY RIDE: Sixty-two-year-old businessman Billy Morgan, pictured with church pastor DIdi Dolopei, is preparing for a 100-mile cycle ride in aid of his church’s building appeal. Picture: TOM BANKS (7543175)

5:46pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A LANDLORD is hitting the road to raise money for one of his tenants.

Hundreds of homes to get insulation help

The Advertiser Series: LOFTY AMBITION: Landlord aims to help 200 families cut heating bills

3:20pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

MORE than 200 homes are to be given wall and loft insulation over the next six months.

Village to unveil miners' banner

The Advertiser Series: BANNER UNFURLED: Lanchester Village Green, which will host the event

3:14pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A VILLAGE will come to a standstill this week when its replica miners’ banner is paraded through the streets.

Phone befriending scheme looks for new volunteers

The Advertiser Series: SILVER TALK: The launch of the award-winning telephone befriending service

1:23pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A TELEPHONE befriending service is looking for new volunteers.

School celebrations to mark opening of new library

The Advertiser Series: NEW LIBRARY OPENING: Pat Glass MP (center) joins pupils Sophie Pharoah (7), Louise Chatt (7), Jude Innes (6) and Kaden Hall (6) and Headteacher Karen Holden following the opening of the new library at Delves Lane Primary School. Picture: DAVID WOOD (73684

5:38pm Friday 20th June 2014

A POLITICIAN has visited a primary school to open its new library.

Residents fight bungalow plan for their housing estate

The Advertiser Series: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

1:52pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A PETITION signed by 100 residents objecting to the building of bungalows on their estate has been submitted to planners.

Grease is the word for theatre group show

The Advertiser Series: GREASED LIGHTNING: The cast of Grease The Musical

12:06pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

GREASE will be the word as a musical extravaganza takes to the stage next month.

Fun day in Craghead

The Advertiser Series: HEAVE HO: Police officers take on members of the public in a tug of war at Craghead Fun Day

3:16pm Monday 16th June 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to enjoy a day of activities and fun at the weekend.

Students spruce up village war memorial

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY PROJECT: Pupils  Kori Gates (10), Callum  Hall (11) and Callum Benson from Burnhope Primary School work with Dave Errington, trainer assessor from Durham Agency Against Crime during the gardening project in Burnhope. Picture: DAVID WOOD

3:09pm Monday 16th June 2014

MEMBERS of a youth development project have spruced up a war memorial in a north Durham village by planting over 1,700 plants around it.

MP reopens revamped village post office

The Advertiser Series: POSTMAN PAT: MP Pat Glass reopens the new-look post office in Ebchester

2:24pm Saturday 14th June 2014

A MODERNISED village post office has been reopened by an MP.

Windfarm provides windfall for schoolchildren

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL GRANT: School to build games area after wind farm grant

12:22pm Friday 13th June 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN will benefit from a grant given by an energy company.

Mining company withdraws controversial plan

The Advertiser Series: (7114501)

5:55pm Thursday 12th June 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create an opencast coal mine on the border of County Durham and Northumberland have been withdrawn.

Party for care home residents

The Advertiser Series: CARE TAKEN: Staff at Rosemount Care Home in Consett where they are celebrating 30 years. From left Samantha Soulsby, Kerry Bell, manager Mary Westgarth and Kathleen Turner.      Picture: ANDY LAMB (6849690)

4:10pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A CARE home in north Durham has held a party to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Discovery of abandoned tent sparks woodland search

The Advertiser Series: POLICE APPEAL: Search launched after tent discovered

12:38pm Monday 2nd June 2014

POLICE are appealing for the owner of an abandoned tent and camping equipment to come forward.

Community action underway in Leadgate

The Advertiser Series: (6691778)

12:14pm Monday 2nd June 2014

ACTION to smarten up part of a north Durham community is under way.

Creative and vintage businesses showcased in Stanley Civic Hall

The Advertiser Series: Linda Kirk, director of the Just For Women Centre  (6619909)

3:30pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A CRAFT fair showcasing creative and vintage businesses from across north Durham will be staged in a newly-refurbished civic hall.

Uncertain future for community centre

The Advertiser Series: CLOSING FOR REFURBISHMENT: Manager Alison Boyd from the Lanchester Community Centre. Picture. DAVID WOOD (6349072)

6:34pm Monday 19th May 2014

VILLAGERS in north Durham are being warned their community centre may be forced to close without more public support.

Major housing development in Stanley given final go-ahead

The Advertiser Series: Derwentside Homes (6297238)

5:39pm Sunday 18th May 2014

WORK is due to start on a £2.8 million housing development.

Shop worker convicted of a series of rapes warned to expect a "substantial" prison sentence

The Advertiser Series: Hassan Akhtar leaves Durham Crown Court.

5:29pm Thursday 15th May 2014

A MAN convicted of a series of rapes of a “sexually naive” young woman was today (May 15) warned to expect a “substantial” prison sentence.

Alleged rape victim claimed accused told her he had 'desires' for her

The Advertiser Series: Hassan Akhtar leaves Durham Crown Court.

5:43pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

AN alleged rape victim claimed her attacker told her he had desires to perform sexual acts with her that he could only practice with a young English girl, a court heard.

Developer submits plans to build 151 Lanchester homes

3:04pm Friday 9th May 2014

A DEVELOPER has submitted a planning application to build up to 151 homes in a north Durham village.

Pupils open new Burnopfield food store

The Advertiser Series: GRAND OPENING. Pupils from Burnopfield Primary School cut the ribbon to open the new Co-operative Food store in Burnopfield. Pictured from the left are, Samantha Clark, Grace Atkins, 7, Abigail Lanning, 6, Kayleigh Horn, 4, Ben Newton, 8, Patrick Sefton,

2:31pm Friday 9th May 2014

CHILDREN have officially opened a new supermarket in north Durham.

Pensioner has her handbag stolen while shopping

The Advertiser Series: REG LEAD Durham Police kick-starts national organised crime crackdown

6:22pm Friday 2nd May 2014

POLICE are appealing for help after a pensioner had her handbag stolen as she went shopping.

Jobs created as new store opens

The Advertiser Series: The Co-op store in Oxenhope, targeted by masked raiders

1:57pm Friday 2nd May 2014

TEN new jobs will be created when a new supermarket opens next week.

New bungalows planned

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

5:10pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Derwentside Homes is seeking planning permission from Durham County Council to build ten affordable bungalows, with parking and landscaping, in Dryden Close, East Stanley.

Blackhill Art Group stage exhibition

12:35pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

The Blackhill Art Group will stage an exhibition in Blackhill Community Centre in Blackhill, Consett, from 11am to 4pm, from Saturday to Monday The display includes works by local schoolchildren. Art will be on sale. Admission is free with refreshments available.

Man fakes burglary after stealing from his flatmate, court told

The Advertiser Series: STATLEY BEARING: Construction of Durham Crown Court was problematical to say the least, but the architecture of the completed building has stood the test of time.

6:29pm Monday 28th April 2014

A MAN who stole electrical items from his flatmate and tried to pass it off as a burglary was sentenced by a crown court judge today (Monday, April 28).

First World War explored

The Advertiser Series: First World War explored

12:59pm Monday 28th April 2014

THE Workers’ Educational Association will run a course exploring the First World War at Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham. Sessions will be on Thursdays from 10am to noon, starting this Thursday (May 1) and continuing for seven weeks. Topics include recruitment, the home front, the Birtley Belgians, Thomas Kenny VC, memories and tracing wartime ancestry. For further details, call Margaret Hedley on 07977-546-332.

Consett Festival returns for second year

The Advertiser Series: Consett Festival 2013

3:16pm Friday 25th April 2014

A MUSIC festival staged for the first time last year is to make a return tonight.

MP to re-open village pub

The Advertiser Series: OPENING TIME: Jolly Drovers will reopen later this year

11:49am Friday 25th April 2014

A LANDMARK pub, which has recently undergone a £450,000 makeover, will be officially reopened next month by an MP.

Sunday walk for hospice

The Advertiser Series: Willow Burn Hospice

1:43pm Friday 25th April 2014

WILLOW Burn Hospice is holding a sponsored stroll on Sunday (April 27) to raise money for its building appeal.

Dog walk for retired racing greyhounds

5:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DOG owners are being urged to step out to help a charity for retired racing greyhounds.

Congregation to bid farewell to church after 120 years

The Advertiser Series: FINAL FAREWELL: SHotley Bridge Methodist Church, which is closing after 120 years

12:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CONGREGATION will gather this weekend to bid a final farewell to their church after 120 years.

Advice for teenage jobseekers

The Advertiser Series: Job centre - jobs

2:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DROP-IN sessions for older teenagers who are looking either for work, college or training opportunities are to take place.

Landlord submits plans for new bungalows

The Advertiser Series: The charity, Victim Support, is working with the social landlord, Derwentside Homes, and Durham County Council’s Safe Durham Partnership.

2:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOUSING association has revealed plans to build dozens of new bungalows.

Awards for community volunteers announced

The Advertiser Series: Sarah Robinson of Durham Community Action

6:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AWARDS are to be presented to recognise the contribution volunteers make to the communities of County Durham.



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