The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Heard the one about the council, the cemetery and the Husky puppy?

The Advertiser Series: NO WALKING: Jill Eyre and Alfie. She has criticised Darlington Borough Council for prosecuting her for walking her dog through North Road Cemetery. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:30pm Monday 27th April 2015

COUNCIL bosses have been accused of wasting taxpayers' money by prosecuting a sick woman for walking her dog through a graveyard to see her autistic godson.

Darlington students bridge the gap between education and the community

The Advertiser Series: BRIDGE: Students from Darlington College paint a bridge in Darlington's South Park. Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:53pm Monday 27th April 2015

STUDENTS have been bridging the gap between education and the community with a renovation project in a popular park.

Darlington music festival organiser gets set for leap of faith Down Under

The Advertiser Series: JUMP: Charity festival organiser Chris Jenkins is planning a fundraising bungee jump. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:41pm Monday 27th April 2015

A CHARITY fundraiser is literally throwing himself into his next next challenge – a bungee jump on the other side of the world.

Council workers accidentally mow down blossoming wildlife meadow around Darlington's St Cuthbert's Church

The Advertiser Series: BULBS: Darlington Friends of the Earth planted thousands of bulbs at St Cuthbert's church, Darlington           Picture: TOM BANKS

1:41pm Sunday 26th April 2015

COUNCIL workers have accidentally mown down a blossoming wildlife meadow in Darlington.

Sedgefield remembers First World War heroes individually

The Advertiser Series: REMEMBER: Sedgefield Local History Society and Sedgefield Village Veterans will commemorate every man on the war memorial on the day they died Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:27pm Sunday 26th April 2015

SEDGEFIELD’S 42 fallen war heroes were remembered yesterday (April 25) after the first in a series of special commemoration events was held to mark every one of them on the day they lost their lives exactly 100 year ago.

Darlington school praised for inspiring teaching and hardworking pupils

The Advertiser Series: OFSTED: Audrey Meredith, six, and Isaac Purchase, five, celebrate with West Park Academy principal Catherine Thompson after a successful Ofsted report

1:34pm Sunday 26th April 2015

INSPECTORS have praised a primary school for its exemplary pupils and inspiring teaching.

Seaside fun at Darlington care home

The Advertiser Series: FUN: Seaside scenes at Darlington care home

1:26pm Sunday 26th April 2015

RESIDENTS, relatives and staff brought all the fun of the seaside to a Darlington care home recently.

Masterclass at Newton Aycliffe dance school

The Advertiser Series: DANCE: Tom Shilcock who appeared on the BBC One show So You Think You Can Dance? held a special masterclass at Macadam School of Dance in Newton Aycliffe

5:56pm Friday 24th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS at a Newton Aycliffe dance school enjoyed a special masterclass with a familiar face this month.

Long serving Ferryhill councillor and former soldier to attend royal garden party

The Advertiser Series: ROYAL: Brian and Pauline Gibson who are to attend a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:32pm Friday 24th April 2015

A LONG serving town councillor and blind Army veteran will meet the Queen when he attends a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Brave baby Roman inspires Fishburn heart unit fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: Brave baby Roman inspires Fishburn heart unit fundraiser

1:58pm Friday 24th April 2015

A BRAVE baby has inspired a charity event in aid of the hospital which treated him.

Taekwondo title for Darlington teenager

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS: From left, Louis Welch, Viktoras Kostinas, Sara Graham, Leah Moss, Daniel Graham (Harry Evans behind) Max Tams, Katey Wallace, Chris Evans and Tony Graham

12:47pm Friday 24th April 2015

A DARLINGTON teenager has won a gold medal in her first international taekwondo (TKD) competition.

Big Community Switch could save Darlington residents money

The Advertiser Series: SWITCH: Money can be saved from energy bills

3:40pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

DARLINGTON residents have less than a month to sign up and save money with the Big Community Switch.

Newton Aycliffe councillor made Honorary Freeman of the town

The Advertiser Series: HONOUR: The Mayor of Great Aycliffe, Councillor Wendy Hillary, presents a scroll to Councillor Bob Fleming naming him as an Honorary Freeman

3:24pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A LONG-SERVING councillor who has dedicated his life to his community was granted a rare honour at an official ceremony last night (Wednesday, April 22).

Peter Rabbit inspires creative youngsters in Trimdon

The Advertiser Series: POTTER: The fun club at Trimdon Station Residents' Association Community House has received a grant to create Beatrix Potter artwork. Pictured are Crystal Rome, three, and Thomas Maddison, three Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:25pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

THE enchanting world of Peter Rabbit has captured the imagination of creative youngsters at a popular fun club.

Meeting House tours

The Advertiser Series: HISTORIC: The Friends Meeting House on Skinnergate

11:55am Thursday 23rd April 2015

DARLINGTON Quakers will be opening the Friends Meeting House on Skinnergate for special tours and a “pop-up” tea room this May Day Bank Holiday.

Police investigate spate of fires at a Darlington nature reserve

The Advertiser Series: TARGET: Maidendale Nature and Fishing Reserve in Darlington

5:19pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

POLICE are investigating a spate of potentially deadly fires at a Darlington nature reserve.

Darlington gymnast competes in national championship

The Advertiser Series: ON THE FLOOR: Gymnast Francesca Ryman. Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:26pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A TALENTED young gymnast has flown the flag for the North-East by finishing in the top ten of the English Championships.

Green Party pledge to back residents fighting housing development in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: GREEN:  Election candidates from the Green Party pledge to battle housing development in Darlington

5:23pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

THE Green Party has thrown its support behind residents fighting development in Darlington.

High praise for Darlington school

The Advertiser Series: HIGH PRAISE: Longfield Academy head girl Yeva Creegan and head boy Connor Chapman, both 16, celebrate the success of their school’s latest Ofsted report

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

STUDENTS and staff are celebrating the continuing success of their academy as it secures a glowing report from inspectors.

Funeral company donates cash for school play equipment

The Advertiser Series: PLAYIME: Staff and children at Mowden Infant School with the new play equipment

12:45pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

YOUNGSTERS at Mowden Infant School are enjoying brand new outdoor play equipment thanks to a donation from The Co-Operative Funeralcare

Council presses ahead with A167 street light removal at Ferryhill and Chilton

The Advertiser Series: LIGHTS: Street lights will be removed along sections of the A167 at Ferryhill and Chilton Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:19pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

CAMPAIGNERS are disappointed that Durham County Council is pressing ahead with plans to remove street lights from stretches of a busy road - despite residents’ safety concerns.

Free summer day trips on offer for Newton Aycliffe pensioners

The Advertiser Series: EXCURSIONS: Great Aycliffe Town Council is planning free summer excursions for residents over the age of 60 from Newton Aycliffe, Aycliffe Village and parts of School Aycliffe.

5:09pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

SENIOR citizens can enjoy free trips to a variety of rural and seaside locations this summer.

Former Sedgefield residents' group donates its coffers to charity

The Advertiser Series: MONEY HANDOVER: Sedgefield Resident's Association (SRA) is to fold and as a result is donating its coffer money to Northumbria Blood Bikes (NBB) and the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA). Pictured are Margaret Taylor, treasurer for SRF, David Henderson, a

3:19pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A DISBANDED residents’ group has donated the remaining £1,500 in its coffers to support the lifesaving work of two local charities.

Jazz act to perform at festival

The Advertiser Series: ARTS: Darlington Arts Festival runs throughout May

1:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

AMERICAN jazz pianist and vocalist Jeff Barnhart is returning to Darlington next month, for a performance as part of the town's arts festival.

Darlington students take a bite of the Big Apple

The Advertiser Series: TRIP: Darlington College students took a trip to New York recently

12:59pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

DARLINGTON students took a bite of the Big Apple recently.

Spennymoor children design amazing spaces

The Advertiser Series: AMAZING: Ben Holliday and Megan Cairns show one of the group's designs with fellow pupils and the FaulknerBrowns and DurhamGate teams in the background

4:47pm Monday 20th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS created a vision to transform a caravan and rundown area of land into an “amazing space” when they took part in a design challenge backed by Channel 4’s George Clarke.

Minor collision

The Advertiser Series: CRASH: Two cars were involved in a collision in Darlington

4:40pm Monday 20th April 2015

EMERGENCY services were called to a two-car collision close to a North-East college.

Lorry spills glass on A66 in Darlington

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4:45pm Monday 20th April 2015

THERE were delays in Darlington this afternoon after a lorry spilled a large amount of glass on the westbound carriageway of the A66.

Darlington food bank project appeals for land to grow fresh and vegetables

The Advertiser Series: DIGGING IN: Kelvin Marsh, chief executive Darlington Foodstore Network, and Andrew Coltman, food store assistant at the current planters at King's Church

2:46pm Monday 20th April 2015

A BUSY food bank project that supports hundreds of families every week is appealing for a plot of land to grow fresh fruit and vegetables for its users.

Football event scores with disabled youngsters

The Advertiser Series: ON THE BALL: Joseph Thebe, seven, takes part in a football tournament for kids with cerebral palsy at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington Picture: TOM BANKS

5:31pm Monday 20th April 2015

DISABLED youngsters with a talent for football laced up their boots for a special event.

Rotary events raise charity cash

The Advertiser Series: MEETING: From left, Rotary host Ged Wiper, Selina Tsang and Tony Brockley from Darlington Credit Union, and Rotary president Ken Wiper

2:52pm Monday 20th April 2015

TWO evenings of food and entertainment, held by Darlington Rotary Club, raised more than £4,000 for good causes.

Mentoring scheme hailed as a success

The Advertiser Series: MENTORING: Callum Smith, commercial manager at Sainsbury's, with students Kieran Dunn, Denver Griffiths and Lois Rivers

2:50pm Monday 20th April 2015

A SCHEME to help students develop their employability skills has proven to be a triumph once again, organisers said.

Darlington hosts the 'FA cup finals of bowling'

The Advertiser Series: BOWLS: The Mayor of Darlington Councillor Gerald Lee kicks off the competition at Darlington Indoor Bowls Club Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:50pm Sunday 19th April 2015

BOWLING teams from across the country descended on Darlington this weekend for the sport’s equivalent to the FA cup finals.

Appeal after jewellery stolen in Darlington burglary

The Advertiser Series: APPEAL: Police are appealing for information after a large amount of jewellery was stolen during a burglary at Hewitson Road, Darlington

3:20pm Sunday 19th April 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after a large amount of jewellery was stolen during a burglary.

Olympic star joins children in Newton Aycliffe for running event

The Advertiser Series: ACTIVE: Long jumper Chris Tomlinson and campaign mascot Dart encourage youngsters to run for fun

2:22pm Sunday 19th April 2015

AN Olympic athlete joined hundreds of children at a fun run that aims to get youngsters off the couch and enjoying exercise.

Staff celebrate more than 400 years' service at North-East college

The Advertiser Series: LONG SERVING: Time-served members of Darlington College’s staff

1:47pm Saturday 18th April 2015

TWENTY college staff have celebrated clocking up more than 443 years’ service between them.

New courses at Newton Aycliffe venue

The Advertiser Series: ARTY: Courses, including art, yoga and Spanish, will be held at Greenfield Arts

1:21pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A SERIES of new courses from specialist arts workshops to language lessons are about to start in Newton Aycliffe.

The Green Room promises to usher in a new era of live music in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: NEW VENUE: The Green Room in Darlington is soon to open its doors to music fans across the town.  In the main room are Simon Johnson, Darrel Johnson, Neil Hanlon and Colin Johnson.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:50am Friday 17th April 2015

A NEW venue will put Darlington’s live music scene firmly back on the map and attract bands from far and wide, say owners.

New sign helps tackle speeders in Sadberge

The Advertiser Series: SLOWLY DOES IT: From left to right, Chairman of the Sadberge Parish Council, Lee Tate, Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, clerk to Sadberge Parish Council Alastair Mackenzie and volunteer Dave Lazenby with the speed sign Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:01pm Friday 17th April 2015

RESIDENTS living in a village plagued by speeding have been giving a helping hand to tackle motorists who regularly break the speed limit.

Scourge of speeding motorists discussed by parish councillors

The Advertiser Series: CLOCKED: Thousands of drivers are speeding through a Darlington village every day

3:51pm Friday 17th April 2015

PARISH councillors are calling for more action to be taken against speeding motorists in Middleton St George.

Bogus caller warning in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Special Constables are an integral part of Durham police

3:49pm Friday 17th April 2015

POLICE are urging vigilance among residents of the Whinfield area following reports of suspected bogus callers.

Winners of Sustrans competition entertained by daredevil cyclists

The Advertiser Series: STUNTS: Brothers Ashley and Danny Butler, of the Extreme Mountain Bike show, perform for pupils from St John's Primary School Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:40pm Friday 17th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS who won a competition after ditching the car to cycle to school enjoyed a daredevil mountain bike show as their reward.

Dogs Trust Dog of the Month

The Advertiser Series: FRIENDLY: Mia with Suzie Douglas her canine carer

1:42pm Friday 17th April 2015

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

Italian cricketer bowled over with support for charity walk

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY WANDERERS: Staff and residents from Middleton Hall Retirement Village join Italian cricketer Alessandro Sabelli on his charity walk

5:59pm Thursday 16th April 2015

THE sun shone on residents and staff at a retirement village as they joined an Italian cricketer on an epic charity walk.

Dog owners warned to keep animals under control after sheep are chased into river

The Advertiser Series: LIVESTOCK: Sheep are vulnerable to attacks by dogs. Picture Roger Elliott

5:02pm Thursday 16th April 2015

DOG owners in Darlington are being urged to keep their pets under control after two sheep were chased into a river near the Redhall estate.

Newton Aycliffe woman assaulted police officers while drunk

The Advertiser Series: ASSAULT: Lori Beattie appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court this morning (April 16)

5:09pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A WOMAN assaulted two police officers while drunk, a court has heard.

Volunteers help to spruce up arts centre

The Advertiser Series: ARTISTIC SKILL: Volunteers on the National Citizens Service paint planters at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts in Darlington as part of their National Citizen Service programme  Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:05pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A DEDICATED group of young volunteers have helped to spruce up a popular community arts venue.

Lifelong Bond

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Alwyn and David Bond from Spennymoor are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:55pm Thursday 16th April 2015

DAVID BOND made the best decision of his life when he changed his plans for a night out in Blackpool in 1963.

Charity afternoon tea tribute to Sedgefield woman

The Advertiser Series: TRIBUTE TEA: Members of the Sedgefield Inner Wheel Club meet at Ceddesfeld Hall in the village for an afternoon tea in aid of Red Cross and in tribute to founding member Joyce Lowe who recently died. Pictured are Joan Hewick, Colin Lowe (son of Joyce), In

7:55pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

THE community spirit of a late Sedgefield woman inspired an afternoon tea event in aid of her favourite charity.

Chilton church gets new kitchen after £5,000 donation from county councillor

The Advertiser Series: KITCHEN: Mike Morrison, Vice Chairman of the St Aidan's Parochial Church Council with Councillor Christine Potts during the preparation of the celebratory lunch at St Aidan's Church Hall in Chilton Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:07pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

CHILTON residents are celebrating after one of their county councillors dished up £5,000 to upgrade their church hall’s old kitchen.








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