The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Builder's response to residents' criticism

The Advertiser Series: TROUBLE BUILDING: The Esh building work at the former site of Eastbourne School, Darlington as seen from street The Fairway.  Residents in existing properties have had problems with the contractors.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:37am Saturday 25th October 2014

A CONSTRUCTION company criticised over a £7million housing development on the site of a former school has reaffirmed its commitment to community consultation.

Students' chance to talk politics

The Advertiser Series: TALKING POLITICS: Josh Newton with QE students

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

AS part of a campaign to increase youth engagement with politics, a Darlington sixth form is hosting workshops where two students will win the chance to share their ideas at a national event in Parliament.

Darlington chosen for pilot parks project

The Advertiser Series: PARK LIFE: Darlington Cares volunteers during an earlier project

3:14pm Friday 24th October 2014

A VOLUNTEERISM organisation is supporting a project aimed at developing new ways of sustaining and developing parks.

Sedgefield MP takes diabetes challenge

The Advertiser Series: RAISING AWARENESS: Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson with Hugh Quarshie, who plays Dr Ric Griffin in the BBC series Holby City, at Silver Star Diabetes Health Challenge

3:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN MP has joined forces with the star of a popular television medical drama to encourage people to take a quick and easy diabetes test.

Community bus service offers help to residents in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: BUS SERVICE: The Tees Valley Transport Brokerage project is offering transport to community groups and individuals in isolated parts of Darlington

11:37am Friday 24th October 2014

THE organisers of a minibus service that provides vital transport for people living in isolated areas are calling on Darlington residents to get involved in the scheme.

Residents voice concerns over development at former Eastbourne School site

The Advertiser Series: HIGH ABOVE: The new houses at the former Eastbourne school site are being built on land so high that even the ground floor windows overlook existing properties on The Causeway, Darlington. The view from resident Tom Clarey's garden

5:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS of a once-quiet Darlington street say their lives are being blighted by a new housing development which is progressing without any regard for their concerns.

Schools rugby teams take part in tournament

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH GAMES: Participants in the Darlington Schools Tag Rugby finals

2:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MEMBERS of a Darlington rugby club's community team have held a string of competitions at their ground.

Performing arts academy proves a hit in first term

The Advertiser Series: ON SONG: Some of the young members of the Inspire Performing Arts Academy

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW theatre school has welcomed more than 70 students in its first half term.

Chance to research First World War heritage

The Advertiser Series: WAR RESEARCH: There will be a day of events about the First World War, at Darlington library, next month

11:41am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE interested in researching the First World War can attend a series of events at Darlington library next month.

Darlington residents hit out at missed bin collections and confusion over recycling

The Advertiser Series: BIN FIRE: Craig Jones and his sister-in-law, Karen Gascoigne, and the damage caused by the wheelie bin fire

4:58pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS have criticised a new kerbside waste collection service over missed bin collections and confusion over what items can be recycled.

Children help council brighten up community

The Advertiser Series: BULB PLANTING: The Mayor of Chilton, Elizabeth Bruce, helps Chilton youngsters plant bulbs Picture: TOM BANKS

4:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of bulbs have been planted by a team of young volunteers who want to give their community a blast of colour.

Trimdon Foundry prepares for two parish by-elections

The Advertiser Series: PARISH BY-ELECTION: Two by-elections will be held to elect three new councillors for Trimdon Foundry Parish Council

4:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO by-elections will be held for a parish council which lost its chairman and two councillors within weeks.

Darlington man smashed van windscreen with axe following dispute with ex-girlfriend, a court heard

The Advertiser Series: Steven John Hutchinson, 34, of Evenwood Gate, County Durham, was sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN used an axe to smash the window of a van containing his ex-partner and her new boyfriend, a court was told.

Artistic war tribute

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS PRESENTATION: Mayor Pauline Crathorne with Eddie Serrell, Gillian Barnes, Ella-May Connolly and Kasey Newton

1:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARTISTIC creations were exhibited at two events in Ferryhill to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Darlington school enjoys cash windfall thanks to Co-op staff

The Advertiser Series: THANK YOU: Co-Op staff Sarah Scratchard and Danielle Bolam present a cheque to children at West Park Academy, Darlington, L-R, Mia Dowson, Amber Thomas, Jack Sludds and Isaac Purchase, all five

1:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SUPERMARKET staff were invited to check-out a new outdoor play area after raising hundreds of pounds for its development.

Daffodils to mark church group's anniversary

The Advertiser Series: SPRING BULBS: The Cockerton Methodist Church Ladies Group plant golden daffodils on the village green. Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CHURCH group has helped ensure that its village will be awash with daffodils when it celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

Bench in memory of junior football team coach 'Mally'

The Advertiser Series: MUCH MISSED: The memorial bench placed in Middleton St George in honour of Mally Turnbull

1:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MEMORIAL bench has been placed in Middleton St George playing field in honour of Malcolm Turnbull, known as Mally, who coached junior football teams in the village for many years.

Grant helps Great Aycliffe toddlers get the best start in life

The Advertiser Series: NEW PROJECT: The toddler group at Woodham Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe is one of eight groups to benefit from the Healthy Starts project, which has received funding from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (Gamp) Pictured is Joanne Charlton wi

5:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HEALTH and well-being project aimed at giving children the best start in life has received a £5,000 funding boost.

Tribute to talented Darlington musician John Morton

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY MEMORIES: John Morton

4:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALENTED musician who played his unusual instrument in productions featuring stars of the stage an screen has died at the age of 83.

Good Samaritan has phone stolen trying to help homeless man

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4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GOOD Samaritan had his phone stolen while trying to help a homeless man.

Huge party marks Brownies' 100th birthday

The Advertiser Series: BIRTHDAY BASH: More than 100 Brownies descend on Adventure Point, in Darlington, to celebrate 100 years of the organisation Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOZENS of youngsters have enjoyed a big Brownie party to celebrate the organisation’s 100th birthday.

Volunteers help tidy town centre

The Advertiser Series: LITTER PICK: Volunteers Bethany Cunningham, 12, Ben Holliday, 14, and Shaun Williams, 12, take part in a litter pick in Spennymoor town centre. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

VOLUNTEERS joined forces to tidy up Spennymoor town centre last weekend.

Dog of the Month: Florence the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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12:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

EACH month The Northern Echo highlights one of the many dogs looking for a home at the Dogs Trust Darlington, in Sadberge, near Darlington.

Hundreds descend on Darlington for cyclo-cross championship

The Advertiser Series: HIGH JUMP: A competitor takes part in the cyclo-cross event in Darlington Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of cyclists of all ages and abilities got in the saddle to take part in a regional cyclo-cross championship.

Apartment plans unveiled for Newton Aycliffe pub

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council’s Start Today campaign has helped 336 youngsters onto the job ladder.

3:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS have been submitted to turn a vacant pub into an apartment block for older people.

Appeal after tools stolen

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3:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO large toolboxes containing power and hand-tools were stolen from the garage of a house in Whessoe Road, close to its junction with Longfield Road, in Darlington, overnight on Saturday (October 18).

Field of poppies to be created at Darlington church

The Advertiser Series: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

2:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FIELD of poppies will be planted in a Darlington church to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Housing development changes could cause a loss of privacy

2:53pm Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS have complained about a potential loss of privacy as developers propose to alter housing plans.

'Joyride' arrest after high-speed chase

The Advertiser Series: CHASE DRAMA: The Vauxhall Corsa on its roof after the early-hours chase over the weekend

12:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SUSPECTED joyrider was arrested after an early-hours police chase resulted in a car crashing and landing on its roof.

Joy for Polam Hall showjumpers

The Advertiser Series: HORSE PLAY: The Polam Hall School team. From left, Anna Robinson on Treacle Candy, Hannah Raw on Glenwoodstud Dark Emerald, team principal Karen Robinson, Alex Moorhouse on Lady Kate, Hannah Guy on Clonagh Boy

10:45am Monday 20th October 2014

AN equestrian team from Darlington enjoyed success at a recent event.

Future of Middleton St George playing field sparks angry debate at parish council

The Advertiser Series: Future of Middleton St George playing field sparks angry debate at parish council

10:24am Monday 20th October 2014

TENSIONS rose at a parish council meeting as the future of a village play park was discussed at length.

Last chance to join Heritage Campus discussions

The Advertiser Series: HERITAGE SITE: Tim Crawshaw, officer for environment and urban design at Darlington Borough Council, Cllr Chris McEwan, Cllr Nick Wallis and John Anderson, the council's assistant director for regeneration, with Locomotion No. 1 at the Head of Steam M

3:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS, businesses and community groups are invited to attend the final public event where they can have their say on the vision of railway heritage in Darlington.

Care home residents record Christmas CD for dementia charity

The Advertiser Series: CHRISTMAS RECORDING: Residents and staff from Willow Green Care Home record their Christmas songs at The Forum in Darlington.          Picture: ANDY LAMB

9:34am Monday 20th October 2014

A BAND of care home residents and staff members are raising their voices to raise money by recording a charity Christmas CD.

Darlington park and ride service launched

7:36pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A NEW Saturday park-and-ride service has now launched in Darlington.

Public to vote on grant recipients

The Advertiser Series: PUBLIC SAY: Last year's Spennymoor AAP It's Up 2 U event

4:48pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE power will determine which projects in the Spennymoor area get a slice of a £40,000 grants pot.

Newton Aycliffe drop-in given notice to quit site

The Advertiser Series: UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Durham County Council has told volunteers it hopes to redevelop The Cubby site

4:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

A LANDMARK community venue faces an uncertain future after its council landlord said the site needs to be cleared to make way for shops.

Darlington primary school rated 'good' after Ofsted inspection

The Advertiser Series: GOOD NEWS: Students from Skerne Park Academy celebrate its Ofsted success

1:54pm Friday 17th October 2014

STUDENTS and staff at a Darlington primary school are celebrating, after it was rated 'good' by Ofsted inspectors.

Out-of-town retail park to be discussed by Darlington planners

The Advertiser Series: REFORM PLANS: Darlington town hall

11:26am Friday 17th October 2014

PLANNERS will next week discuss proposals for a retail park containing almost 4,000sq metres of shopping space.

Darlington scouts to celebrate landmark anniversary

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: The 8th Darlington Scout Group celebrates its anniversary in 2015

10:46am Friday 17th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are underway to help a Darlington Scout group celebrate its centenary next year.

Darlington dancers wow at Disneyland Paris

The Advertiser Series: TOP DANCERS: Winners from the Born to Dance school. Front row from left to right is Liberty Easton, Ellie Bancroft, Lillie Coates, Hannah Short and Millie Turley.Back row - Anna Siddall, Emily Price, Ellie Coates, Olivia Butterworth, Shannon Wigley and Je

5:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A TEAM of young dancers from Darlington took to the stage at Disneyland Paris to wow judges in an international competition.

Spennymoor honours community champions

The Advertiser Series: CIVIC PRAISE: Spennymoor Town Mayor Councillor Geoff O'Hehir presents town honour to Hugh Stephenson

3:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO men with community and charity at heart have been recognised by their town.

Huge increase in passenger numbers at Dinsdale

3:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TRANSPORT bosses have hailed the news that passenger numbers at Dinsdale station, Middleton St George, have increased by 70 per over the last two years.

Jailed for blade-carrying and assault despite barrister's 'chaos' warning

The Advertiser Series: COURT CASE: Rustam Utegenov took his mother's car from their home in Darlington

3:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MOTHER who "hit life's down escalator" when her partner died a day after she was jailed for benefit fraud had appeared in court for the eighth time for carrying a knife in public.

Club heading to Canada

The Advertiser Series: BOXING CLEVER: Spennymoor Boxing Academy are going to Canada. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN amateur boxing club is planning an overseas tour for members to broaden their horizons while representing their home town abroad.

Chance meeting leads to 60 years of marital bliss for Darlington couple

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND COUPLE: Marjorie and Eric Marriott at their Darlington homePicture: STUART BOULTON

3:39pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CHANCE meeting at a local dance led to 60 years of marital bliss for a Darlington couple.

Funding boost for church roof project

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE WORRIES: St Cuthberts Church, Darlington

12:03am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ONE of the region’s most iconic churches has essential funding support for crucial roof repairs.

Surveillance training for council staff

The Advertiser Series: REFORM PLANS: Darlington town hall

3:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

OFFICIALS from Darlington Borough Council are receiving training in how to apply Government legislation that gives local authorities certain surveillance powers.

Star performance from community leisure programme

The Advertiser Series: ACTIVE TEAM: Staff members from Hummersknott Active. From left, Andrew Peacock, Stephen Cheeseman, Connor Briggs and Catherine Lucas, with James Robertson-Taylor at the front

3:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RECORD numbers of people are using community leisure facilities run by a Darlington school each week, according to bosses.

Police appeal for help to trace men who threatened homeowner with violence during attempted robbery

The Advertiser Series: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

5:34pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HOMEOWNER was threatened with violence during an attempted robbery last night (Monday, October 13).

Community stalwarts parting gift to cancer charity

4:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE FRIENDS and family of a much-loved grandfather have donated £1,500 to the cancer charity that supported him in his final days.



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