The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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.

X Factor winner announced extra acoustic show

The Advertiser Series: EXTRA DATE: X Factor winner Joe McElderry

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SINGER Joe McElderry has announced an acoustic show later this year.

Consett surgery now "meeting standard" in wake of inspection rap by watchdog

The Advertiser Series: Issued formal warning

2:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A GP practice has been given a clean bill of health just months after a national watchdog gave it a formal warning over cleanliness.

Son jailed after drunken street attack on father

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.

9:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN who is said to have “gone off the rails” in recent years was today jailed for a drunken street attack on his own father.

Line-up announced for music festival

The Advertiser Series: SECOND FESTIVAL: Supporters promote last year's festival, which returns for a second time this month

10:57am Friday 11th April 2014

THE second Consett Festival featuring a day of live music is being held at the end of the month.

Golf pros launch coaching scheme for youngsters

The Advertiser Series: TEE TIME: A golfer at Stressholme

11:29am Thursday 10th April 2014

PROFESSIONAL golf is being offered to youngsters in North Durham.

Charity supporting people with learning disabilities across North Durham gets three years of funding

The Advertiser Series: PRIZE PACK: Sheila Harris with some of the prizes on offer at the charity night

11:55am Thursday 10th April 2014

A CHARITY that supports people with learning disabilities is celebrating a lottery windfall that will secure the future of its service in north Durham.

Learn how to play a round

The Advertiser Series: Beamish Park Hotel's Golf Academy

12:01pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WOULD-be golfers in the Stanley area are being offered the chance to learn the sport.

Cricket club looks to recruit young hopefuls

The Advertiser Series: NEW SEASON: Shotley Bridge Cricket Club

12:14pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CRICKET club is looking for young recruits ahead of the new season.

Bobsleigh champion to attend charity event

The Advertiser Series: CAKE BAKE: Champion bobsleigh driver Mica McNeill

10:20am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CHAMPION athlete and a radio presenter will be the guests at a charity event next month.

Have your say on crime

The Advertiser Series: Police are holding a public meeting

1:50pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A public meeting to discuss concerns about crime in Durham City is being held on Thursday, April 10, at 6pm in Elvet Riverside Lecture Theatres, New Elvet, Durham. Community police officers will be there. All welcome.

Assistant pub manager stole takings to feed gambling addiction

The Advertiser Series: RELAXING SPOT: The Bishop’s Mill provides reasonably priced pub grub – and the perfect spot from which to watch the hurly-burly of Durham

5:10pm Friday 4th April 2014

A GAMBLING addict frittered away more than £15,000 stolen from the pub where he was assistant manager, a court heard.

Two jailed for killing Jonty Hall

The Advertiser Series: Guilty of murder: Nicholas Rought

6:47pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TWO men have been jailed for savagely killing a father-of-two and then dumping his body near a country lane.

Tanfield Ever Ready site set for £35m rebirth

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council will send new concessionary bus passes to more than 10,000 residents this month

1:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

COUNCILLORS have backed £35m plans to transform a rundown former factory site with new homes, shops and businesses.

Meet Commissioner Hogg and discuss crime issues

The Advertiser Series: Ron Hogg: backs crackdown

11:59am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PEOPLE in Chester-le-Street and Stanley have the chance to meet Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg this weekend

Car driver hurt in collision with double-decker bus near Leadgate

The Advertiser Series:

12:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital with head injuries after his car collided with a double-decker bus this morning (Tuesday, April 1).

Home's spring fair

11:16am Tuesday 1st April 2014

St Andrew’s Nursing Home, on Church Bank, Stanley, will hold a spring sale on Saturday April 12 at 1.30pm. Attractions include a tombola, cake stall and raffle. For details call (01207) 290398.

Call for justice for teenager who died in Medomsley Detention Centre three decades ago

The Advertiser Series: Carol Kyle's brother David Caldwell who died at Medomsley.

12:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A WOMAN has called for justice for her brother – 32 years after he died in a North-East detention centre.

Medomsley Detention Centre in deaths inquiry

The Advertiser Series: Neville Husband

12:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

POLICE investigating historic abuse claims at a North-East detention centre have confirmed they will be reviewing all deaths of inmates at the institution.

Council's customer access office to close for one day only

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council will send new concessionary bus passes to more than 10,000 residents this month

9:28am Friday 28th March 2014

A TOWN’S county council customer office is to close for one day for essential maintenance.

Diamond couple to renew their vows

The Advertiser Series: Diamond wedding anniversary for Edwin and Jean Piper

6:06pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A COUPLE who met at a north Durham dance hall over six decades ago have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Murder accused lost control in frenzied baseball bat attack, jury told

The Advertiser Series: Victim: John Hall

7:02pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ALLEGED murderer Stuart Smith told a jury his co-accused had lost control in a frenzied baseball attack which left a father-of-two with fatal head injuries.

Telephone befriending scheme expands across the country

The Advertiser Series: SILVER SERVICE: Telephone befriending service to expand nationally

4:31pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A TELEPHONE befriending service pioneered in County Durham to help lonely older people is set to expand nationwide.

Residents offered health checks

The Advertiser Series: INFLATABLE FUN: Louisa Centre, Stanley

2:47pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

RESIDENTS will be encouraged to adopt a healthier lifestyle when a roadshow bus arrives in town.

Rock night to hit the right note for charity

1:51pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A SPECIAL rock night is being held by bikers this weekend in Consett to help two worthy causes.

Student going to South Africa to study apartheid

The Advertiser Series: Cape Town, South Africa

6:50pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A STUDENT from north Durham is raising money to fund a trip to South Africa to study the effects of apartheid.

Pub to reopen after major refurbishment

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

2:18pm Monday 24th March 2014

A PUB is expected to reopen later this year after a major refurbishment.

Cannabis discovered during police search

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

11:48am Monday 24th March 2014

POLICE discovered 17 fully-grown cannabis plants while searching a property.

Conman fleeced Burnhope father of his late wife's legacy

The Advertiser Series: Conman fleeced Burnhope father of his late wife's legacy

7:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

A TRUST FUND intended by a dying mother for the care of her Down’s Syndrome daughter was fleeced by a conman who had posed as a friend of the family.

Burnhope businessman jailed for six years for fraud

The Advertiser Series: David Reid

6:47pm Friday 21st March 2014

A BUSINESSMAN who cruelly fleeced an estimated £3.5m from friends and clients in an investment scam has been jailed for six years.

Pupils try new age kurling

The Advertiser Series: Two youngsters in action

2:19pm Friday 21st March 2014

SCHOOL pupils have competed in a new age kurling tournament.

Opticians honoured for charity work

The Advertiser Series: Optical Assistant Nicky O’Connor with some of the donated glasses

1:48pm Friday 21st March 2014

A FAMILY-run opticians has been praised for its charity work.

Road closed after high winds dislodges bricks from building in Consett

The Advertiser Series: Road closed after high winds dislodges bricks from building in Consett

3:49pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A STREET in a north Durham town centre was closed when debris was dislodged from the gable end of a building in high winds.

Cannabis farmer ordered to pay £25,610 as crime proceeds

The Advertiser Series: Ronald Wotton has appeared at Durham crown Court

5:22pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A BUILDER who turned to growing cannabis due to a down-turn in business was today (Wednesday March 19) handed a court confiscation bill of more than £25,000.

Stanley fundraiser puts smile on face of girl hurt in bottle-throwing incident

The Advertiser Series: Abbie Keers and John Drummond

5:17pm Sunday 16th March 2014

A MAN was so angered about a girl being badly hurt when a glass beer bottle was thrown through the window of her grandmother’s car he set out to raise money to put smile back on her face.

Support for people undergoing chemotherapy in north Durham

The Advertiser Series: Support for people undergoing chemotherapy in north Durham

10:38am Sunday 16th March 2014

A NEW service has been launched in north Durham to support people living alone or who are carers and are going through chemotherapy.

Ebchester children get lesson in housebuilding

The Advertiser Series: Ebchester children get lesson in housebuilding

11:13am Sunday 16th March 2014

PRIMARY school children have been getting a lesson in housebuilding.

Community building in Blackhill, Consett, severely damaged in fire

The Advertiser Series: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

6:35pm Sunday 16th March 2014

A community building in Pemberton Road, Blackhill, Consett, CountyDurham, was severely damaged in a blaze early this morning. A spokesman for the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue services said two appliances attended a fire at the building at 3.10am. The roof of the brick-built community building, measuring 20m by 10m, was severely damaged by the fire. Two hosereels and two extension ladders were used while extinguishing the flames. The cause of the fire is not known.

MP's surgery to be held in Langley Park

The Advertiser Series: Pat Glass MP

10:56am Sunday 16th March 2014

North West Durham MP will hold a surgery at the Miners' Institute, in Church Street, Langley Park, from 10am to noon on Friday, March 28. Constituents are asked to call (01207) 501782 to book their appointment

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers join forces

The Advertiser Series: Volunteers sought to help out at Neighbourhood Watch stall in Darlington

1:20pm Friday 14th March 2014

MORE than 40 of a town’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators have joined forces to work together.

Weekend wedding fair

The Advertiser Series: WEDDING FAIR: Lumley Castle

12:22pm Friday 14th March 2014

BOARD MEETING: The Derwent Valley Partnership Board will meet on Wednesday, March 26 at the Salvation Army Hall, in Sherburn Terrace, Consett at 6pm. The meeting will discuss how council budget cuts over the coming financial year will impact on local residents.

Three-hour limit for Consett's Albert Road car park

The Advertiser Series: Albert Road car park, Consett

4:15pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

COUNCILLORS have voted to limit parking at a popular town centre car park to no more than three hours.

Pensioner's car damaged by vandals

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

4:38pm Monday 10th March 2014

POLICE for witnesses after the windows of a pensioner’s car were smashed.

Motorcyclist airlifted following accident at Stanley

The Advertiser Series: Helicopter at the scene

4:37pm Monday 10th March 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after suffering leg injuries while riding an off-road bike at the weekend.

Police crackdown on growing drug problem in north Durham villages

The Advertiser Series:

3:38pm Monday 10th March 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about increasing drug use in rural north Durham, with police warning they are determined to crack down on the problem.

Dementia cafe opens its doors

2:06pm Monday 10th March 2014

A NEW dementia cafe will open its doors later this week.

Consett surgery given warning over cleanliness by national watchdog

The Advertiser Series: Issued formal warning

5:20pm Friday 7th March 2014

A GP practice has been given a formal warning for failing to meet national standards on cleanliness and infection control.



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