The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Trimdon and Barnard Castle churches celebrate £78,000 funding boost

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: St Mary Magdalene Church in Trimdon Village

4:37pm Friday 27th March 2015

TWO medieval churches can look forward to long and dry futures after receiving grants in excess of £78,000 for urgent roof repairs.

Artist inspires people to look at churches in new way

The Advertiser Series: ART: Artist were able to work inside St Cuthbert’s Church during an art workshop Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:27pm Friday 27th March 2015

BUDDING artists have been exploring the architecture of a historic Darlington church.

Couple celebrate diamond wedding

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Alan (82) and Margaret Wilkinson (80) celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary Picture: DAVID WOOD (21816705)

3:33pm Friday 27th March 2015

A SPENNYMOOR couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary this week.

Darlington church reveals ambitious expansion plans

The Advertiser Series: EXPANSION: Reverend Lissa Scott talks during the event at St Matthew and St Luke's Church in Darlington Picture: DAVID WOOD

12:47pm Friday 27th March 2015

A CHURCH which is aiming to become a key resource for the local community has revealed plans for expansion.

Newton Aycliffe gym donates Easter Eggs to Darlington hospice

The Advertiser Series: EGGS: Kendra Hulbert and Dani Kerr, of Lifestyle Fitness in Newton Aycliffe, with the donated Easter eggs

12:20pm Friday 27th March 2015

STAFF and customers at a Newton Aycliffe gym have donated more than 100 Easter eggs to a nearby hospice.

Police urge public to report Darlington nuisance bikers

The Advertiser Series: NUISANCE: Irresponsible bikers causing issues in Darlington

12:04pm Friday 27th March 2015

POLICE are urging the public to help them identify nuisance bikers.

Three arrests following Newton Aycliffe burglary appeal

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4:03pm Friday 27th March 2015

THREE men in their early thirties have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following an appeal on the new Newton Aycliffe Police Facebook page.

Pensioner begs Darlington Borough Council to trim hedge encroaching into his garden

The Advertiser Series: HEDGE: James Jordison from Darlington complains that council won't trim their hedge and it's encroaching into his garden Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:46pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A PENSIONER has complained after waiting almost six months for Darlington Borough Council (DBC) to tackle overgrown shrubbery encroaching on his garden.

Service to honour war operations

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3:51pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A SERVICE to commemorate the end of combat operations in Afghanistan and to honour British that served there has been organised by two Spennymoor veterans.

Councillor resigns

3:48pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A FORMER leader of Ferryhill Town Council has resigned as a Durham County councillor for the town.

Report finds number of people needing help for homelessness in Darlington is increasing

The Advertiser Series: HOMELESSNESS: The number of people needing help for homelessness in Darlington is increasing, according to council figures

3:37pm Thursday 26th March 2015

THE number of people needing help for homelessness in Darlington is increasing, according to council figures.

Parking limit extended on Darlington's Grange Road

The Advertiser Series: LIMIT EXTENDED: Parking limits have been extended on Darlington's Grange Road

1:39pm Thursday 26th March 2015

SHOPPERS can now park for longer on one of Darlington’s most popular streets.

Village pantomime is a sell-out success

The Advertiser Series: SELLOUT SUCCESS: Stars of Cinders Fella, back row (L-R), Mark Riddle, Stephen Norman, Linda Riddle, Mark Newman, Ben Hancock, Douglas Wesson, Thomas Crocker. Middle row John Day, Lizzie Blundell, Richard Stevens, Erica Crocker, Josie Marsden, Jim Boylan,

1:23pm Thursday 26th March 2015

THERE was standing room only at the final performance of a sell-out village pantomime.

Golden couple look forward to more happy years

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Ken (77) and Iris (72) Plumpton celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Picture: DAVID WOOD (21749661)

8:21pm Thursday 26th March 2015

PERISTENCE paid off for Ken Plumpton who had to chase the love of his life for weeks before securing the date that led to half-a-century of happy marriage.

Search is on for Darlington's ugliest view

The Advertiser Series: HERITAGE: An aerial view showing Darlington at its finest. But what are the town's worst views?

10:50am Wednesday 25th March 2015

DARLINGTON residents are being invited to contribute to a search to find the UK's most unappealing view.

Active treats for youngsters in Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor this Easter

The Advertiser Series: ACTIVE: Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

5:21pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to get active this Easter by taking part in a series of sporty activities.

Golden couple from Tudhoe

The Advertiser Series: LANDMARK: John and Helen Scott celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:45pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A GOLDEN couple with family at heart will celebrate their landmark wedding anniversary with a big bash later this year.

Overall crime is down in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: INSPECTOR: Inspector Caroline Dawson is the new neighbourhood inspector in Darlington Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:25pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

OVERALL crime has fallen in Darlington over the last year, with significant reductions in shed burglaries and theft from vehicles.

New exhibition at Darlington's Crown Street Gallery

The Advertiser Series: ARTWORK: Three Musicians by Colin Graham

3:44pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A MAJOR exhibition of Darlington-based artist Colin Graham's work is on display at Crown Street Art Gallery in Darlington Central Library until May 7.

Students clock up more than 20 million words in drive to boost reading skills

The Advertiser Series: AVID READERS: Parth Mittal, 11, with Leia Sunter, 15, in the library at Haughton Academy

3:42pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

AVID readers have amazed their teachers after clocking up a word count running close to 20 million.

Councillor warns against politicisation of family's heartache in Darlington town centre cycling debate

The Advertiser Series: NO CYCLING: The issue of whether to allow cycling in Darlington's pedestrian heart divides opinion

6:04pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A LABOUR councillor warned a Tory colleague against ‘politicising’ a family’s heartache as the row about cycling in Darlington town centre re-ignited.

Green-fingered volunteers take part in Newton Aycliffe Big Dig campaign

The Advertiser Series: GARDENING: The Pioneering Care Centre in Newton Aycliffe hosts the Big Dig which encourages people to volunteer in parks and community gardens. Kirsty Deacon-Brown and Emily Bates front the picture Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:47pm Monday 23rd March 2015

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers came out in force to spruce up their area in Newton Aycliffe on Saturday (March 21).

Outstanding Darlington nursery makes it six in a row

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING: Poppy Broderick, four, ad Alfie Blakeburn three, with George Dent Nursery’s outstanding Ofsted report

1:42pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A DARLINGTON nursery is celebrating after achieving its sixth consecutive 'outstanding' report from Ofsted.

Woman with 110 convictions handed ASBO after making life "extremely unpleasant" for Darlington visitors

The Advertiser Series: ASBO: Marianne Cullerton

1:47pm Saturday 21st March 2015

A WOMAN who is said to have made life “extremely unpleasant” for people in Darlington town centre has been given an interim Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Cricket club straight bats fresh questions over Feethams land sale

The Advertiser Series: GONE: A bulldozer removes the last remnants of the football club ground at Feethams

1:39pm Saturday 21st March 2015

A CRICKET club chairman has batted away accusations of a lack of transparency over the proceeds from the sale of land at Feethams – Darlington FC’s former home.

Former Chilton teacher returns to old school as Lord Lieutenant of Durham

The Advertiser Series: VISIT: Lord Lieutenant of Durham, Sue Snowdon, with pupil Ryan Greenwood tours Chilton Primary School

2:11pm Saturday 21st March 2015

A FORMER school teacher has returned to her old school to view the facilities as the Lord Lieutenant of Durham.

School badminton team given a helping hand thanks to Darlington Building Society

The Advertiser Series: CASH DONATION: From left to right, Jannicke Tait, James Boyd, Ellie Durham and the Hummersknott Academy Badminton Club Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

1:42pm Saturday 21st March 2015

A SCHOOL badminton team has been given a helping hand by Darlington Building Society.

Retirement home welcomes an MP round for tea

The Advertiser Series: HAT EASE: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman chats with easter bonnet makers Margaret Fanner, 85, left and Catherine Burrell, 92, at Abbeyfield residential home. Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:48pm Friday 20th March 2015

MP Jenny Chapman took a break from the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics to enjoy an Easter-themed morning at a retirement home.

Youngsters in Spennymoor sponsor adults to get active

The Advertiser Series: FITNESS: Children can use pester power to get the adults in their life fit

3:53pm Friday 20th March 2015

CHILDREN can encourage the adults in their life to get more active by sponsoring them to join a family fitness scheme.

Newton Aycliffe garage staff get funny for money

The Advertiser Series: COMIC: Alice Todd, 21, was covered in oil and feathers for comic relief

3:08pm Friday 20th March 2015

A RECEPTIONIST proved she was game for a laugh when she completed a messy challenge for Comic Relief.

Spennymoor police tackle rise in anti social behaviour and criminal damage

The Advertiser Series: TOWN: Spennymoor police and partners aim to nip a rise in anti social behaviour in the bud

3:35pm Thursday 19th March 2015

POLICE in Spennymoor are tackling a blip in the town’s falling record of underage drinking and anti social behaviour head-on.

Winners named in Darlington's World Book Day competition

The Advertiser Series: BOOK COMPETITION: Peter Barron, editor of The Northern Echo, and Ian Hughes from the Art Shop Darlington with (front from left) Wojciech Piszczek, Lili Vincz and Amelia Back

3:29pm Thursday 19th March 2015

CHILDREN who re-created their favourite literary characters for a World Book Day competition have been presented with their prizes.

Residents' chance to have their say on major development plans for Darlington

The Advertiser Series: DEVELOPMENT: An impression of how the new supermarket at West Park could look

3:27pm Thursday 19th March 2015

DARLINGTON residents living near to a proposed major development site featuring a supermarket and 1,000-plus homes are being invited to have their say.

Eye-catching exhibition opens at Darlington's Crown Street Art Gallery

The Advertiser Series: SHOW OF TALENT: Colin Graham holds his first art exhibition at Crown Street Library in Darlington Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:25pm Thursday 19th March 2015

AN exhibition of eye-catching artwork by a Darlington-based artist has opened at the town’s Crown Street Art Gallery.

First court appearance for Darlington woman charged with £26,000 lottery ticket theft in Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: COURT: Lisa Johnston who allegedly stole £26,000 worth of lottery tickets and scratch cards pictured leaving Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:45pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A WOMAN has appeared before magistrates charged with stealing almost £26,000 worth of lottery tickets and scratch cards from the newsagents where she was working.

Tea's up at Sedgefield care home

The Advertiser Series: CUPPA: Willowdene Care Home in Sedgefield took part in Worldwide Afternoon Tea as part of Nutrition and Hydration Week. Resident Ivy Potts, 100, attributes her long life to healthy eating Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:32pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

HIGH tea and show tunes were served up at a care home today (Wednesday, March 18) as part of a campaign to promote the importance of nutrition and hydration.

New scheme to get pupils in Darlington more active

4:51pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

HUNDREDS of primary school children across Darlington are set to get more active after the introduction of a new sports scheme.

Recycling and refuse changes 'extremely successful', say Darlington Borough Council

The Advertiser Series: BINS: Refuse changes successful, say Darlington Borough Council (file pic)

4:17pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

RECYCLING and refuse changes in Darlington have been ‘extremely successful’, according to council documents.

New funding available for Newton Aycliffe community groups

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (Gamp) launched the Community Grants Fund to help small organisations organise activities they would not normally be able to finance

2:57pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

COMMUNITY groups in Newton Aycliffe and Middridge can apply for a share of a new funding pot.

Adopt your street and love where you live, say Darlington residents

The Advertiser Series: CLEAN STREETS: Emley Moor Road area residents, Leah Shields and 2-year-old Mitchell, Liz and Dave Ward and Pat Harris. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

2:41pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

RESIDENTS of a Darlington neighbourhood are setting a shining example by cleaning up their streets.

Police commended for community work

The Advertiser Series: COMMENDED: PCSO Chris O'Brien, Chief Superintendent Graham Hall, PC Tony Young, Park Place residents Tom and Jean, who supported the nomination.

12:25pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

TWO Darlington police officers have been recognised for going above and beyond the line of duty.

Campaign to stop pet owners leaving dog poo on the streets of Darlington

The Advertiser Series: DOG ISSUE: Coun Helen Crumbie, right, poses a questionnaire to dog walker Karen Copeland in the Whinfield area in Darlington. Background from left Coun Tom Nutt, Coun Nick Wallis and PCSO Rachael Small. Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:39pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A CRACKDOWN on people who let their dog foul the streets without clearing it up has started in Darlington.

Bollywood ball raises thousands for Darlington Citizens Advice Bureau

The Advertiser Series: BOLLYWOOD: Chief executive officer Neeraj Sharma opens the Bollywood ball

3:36pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A CHARITY ball has raised more than £5,000 for Darlington Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).

Celebrations for Darlington pensioners group rescued from closure

The Advertiser Series: KEEPING IN TIME: The Growing Older Living in Darlington (GOLD) tea dance is a popular annual affair. Pictured promoting a previous event are; Audrey Lax, Jean Coltman, Pat Buttle, George Nicholson, Ann Able, Terry Taylor and Kath Wall.  Picture: CHRIS BOO

2:28pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A PENSIONERS’ group facing imminent closure is now celebrating after securing future funding.

Schoolchildren create woodland oasis

The Advertiser Series: TREE PLANTING: Henry Rutherford gets busy planting trees

2:26pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

GREEN-FINGERED pupils from High Coniscliffe CE Primary School are creating their own woodland oasis within the school grounds.

Miniature trains head to Newton Aycliffe for charity exhibition

The Advertiser Series: RAILWAY: A model railway exhibition is being held in Newton Aycliffe

12:33pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A MODEL railway exhibition will take place in Newton Aycliffe this weekend.

Innovative scheme to help Darlington's elderly wins national award

The Advertiser Series: GOOD FRIENDS: LGC Awards 2015. Pictured Left to Right: Catherine Brogan, Chief Executive, PHAST (award sponsor), Professor John Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public Health (award sponsor), Seth Pearson, Director of Darlington Partnership, Gillian Pe

4:38pm Monday 16th March 2015

AN innovative scheme aimed at preventing loneliness and isolation among Darlington’s elderly has been recognised nationally.

Course launches in Darlington to help dementia carers

The Advertiser Series: NEW COURSE: Alzheimer’s Society staff are running a free five-week course in Darlington

2:48pm Monday 16th March 2015

PEOPLE caring for loved ones with dementia can learn more about the disease in a new course being launched in Darlington.

Village housing development granted by councillors because of council's five year supply shortage

The Advertiser Series: COMMITTEE: Village housing development granted by councillors because of council's five year supply shortage

1:32pm Monday 16th March 2015

PLANS to demolish a farm and scaffolding business and replace it with four houses have been agreed by councillors.

A Darlington teen is a step closer to his dreams thanks to learning and skills hub

The Advertiser Series: NEW CENTRE: Darlington Borough Council have set up a new Learning and Skills Service centre on Tubwell Row in the town.  Pictured with artwork they made with the help of artist Yvonne Preston are Mary-Kate Welsh (19), Connor Wright (16) and Bridget Welsh

7:22pm Monday 16th March 2015

A TEENAGER has hope for the future thanks to Darlington’s newest hub for learning and skills.








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