The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Golden couples in Ferryhill and Coundon celebrate 50-years of marriage

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN YEARS: Allan and Eileen Tate, from Ferryhill, celebrate fifty years of marriage. Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

CELEBRATING couples have made it a golden weekend in County Durham as they celebrate 50-years of marriage.

Residents encouraged to help shape Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: Residents listen to a presentation about the Great Aycliffe Plan at Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre. PICTURE: Martin Walker.

3:07pm Friday 25th July 2014

RESIDENTS were encouraged to voice their views on everything from housing and open spaces, to retail facilities and parking at an open evening in Newton Aycliffe this week.

Green-fingered volunteers needed to help mark arts centre's second birthday

The Advertiser Series: ART FAIR: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, in Yarm Road, Darlington, is holding an arts fair to mark its second birthday

1:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COMMUNITY arts venue is appealing for volunteers to help celebrate its second anniversary.

Summer fair raises hundreds for Darlington care home

The Advertiser Series: PARTY TIME: Residents with their families, friends and former mayor and mayoress of Darlington, Charles and Carol Johnson at Eastbourne Care Home in Darlington  Picture: STUART BOULTON

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

A SUMMER fair helped to raise hundreds of pounds towards entertainment and activities for residents at a Darlington care home.

The seaside comes to Darlington as annual summer event gets underway

The Advertiser Series: SUMMER FUN: Giselle Popo, four, enjoys Darlington by the Sea  Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WITH a sandy beach, deckchairs and a baking hot sun, Darlington seemed more southern Spain than North-East England as a popular summer attraction got underway.

Sedgefield apprentice is top of the class

The Advertiser Series: TOP MARKS: Sedgefield Hardwick headteacher, Sally Newton, with Ava Bell, aged four; Benedict Mearns, aged three, Nicola Bourner and Area Action Partnership coordinator Jane Bellis.

11:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEACHING assistant has emerged top of the class after a successful apprenticeship led to a permanent job.

Italian deli brings a taste of the continent to Darlington

The Advertiser Series: DELI-LICIOUS: Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington Gerald and Ruth Lee and Stefano and Emma Foffano at Foffano's new deli in Darlington's covered market Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TASTE of the continent can now be found in Darlington after a new Italian deli opened its doors.

Man carried out drunken attack on sleeping friend

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN carried out an apparently motiveless attack on a long-term friend which began as he lay asleep following a lengthy drinking session.

Persistence pays in hunt for stolen bike

The Advertiser Series: WELL DONE: Kirsty McStravick, right, and Det Con Ian Banham, with her recovered bike

4:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DARLINGTON mother has been praised for her persistence after tracking down an an off-road motorbike stolen from her shed.

Rugby fundraiser supports two groups

The Advertiser Series: RUGBY FUNDRAISER: Rugby players from West Cornforth and Durham City present cheques to Alan Hodgson, of Cornforth Partnership, and Paul Ferguson, of West Cornforth Community Association

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO organisations in West Cornforth have had their coffers boosted thanks to a group of sporty fundraisers.

Free fruit smoothies on offer at Darlington healthy living event

The Advertiser Series: FIVE-A-DAY: Free fruit smoothies will be on offer at a healthy living event in Darlington tomorrow (Thursday, July 24)

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHOPPERS can cycle their way to their five-a-day at a healthy living event tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).

New homes proposal

The Advertiser Series: DECISION TIME: Darlington Borough Council's planning committee will meet at Darlington Town Hall to discuss the homes plan

12:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANNING permission is being sought for three new homes on the outskirts of Darlington.

Craft and horticulture competition entries sought for Great Aycliffe Show

The Advertiser Series: THE SHOW MUST GO ON: A stunt rider from the Bolddog Lings daredevil motorbike team soars across a grey sky at Great Aycliffe Show last year

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CRAFT and horticulture enthusiasts are being urged to showcase their creations at a popular summer show.

CCTV released after bike theft

The Advertiser Series: PERSON OF INTEREST: The man police are keen to question following a bike theft from Darlington station

11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers have released CCTV images after a bike was stolen from cycle racks outside Darlington railway station.

Landlords enjoy building up trade at at refurbished Kirk Merrington pub

The Advertiser Series: PUB REOPENS: Steve Metcalfe and Lynda Harland outside The Fox and Hounds Inn.

5:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LANDLORD is looking to build up trade in a village pub after it reopened following a nine-week, £200,000 refurbishment .

Teacher's Windermere swim in memory of Ferryhill pupil

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY SWIM: Teacher Paul Simpson who has completed the Great North Swim for charity.

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEACHER took on the Great North Swim to raise £750 for a teenage cancer charity in memory of a pupil who died of the illness.

Rugby club to host charity fun day

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY DAY: Mowden coach Danny Brown

11:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAMILY fun day at a Darlington rugby club will raise funds for a North-East charity.

Fond farewell as long-serving headteacher steps down

The Advertiser Series: A FOND FAREWELL: Headteacher David Ackroyd is retiring from Northwood Primary School on Pendleton Road, Darlington.  Pictured sat in his story telling chair with pupils (back) Chloe Whelan (11), Carla Cooper (11) Reece Earle (11), Jack Bray (11) and (fron

11:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS at a Darlington primary school have said a fond farewell to their headteacher, who has retired after a career spanning more than 40 years.

History society all set to commemorate First World War centenary in Aycliffe Village

The Advertiser Series: Aycliffe Village Local History Society is staging a series of event to commemorate the centenary of the First World War . From left, Harry Mosses, Audrey Moses, David Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis, Vivien Ellis, David Baker and Denis Dryden.

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A HISTORY society will lead a series of commemorative events to mark the centenary of the First World War following a £10,000 research project.

Comedy festival hailed a success

The Advertiser Series: COMEDY TRAIN: Patrick Monahan

5:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

AFTER three weeks of shows held across ten venues, the curtain comes down on the Darlington Comedy Festival this week.

Whirlwind romance leads to 50 years of wedded bliss

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Arnold and Doreen Bower of Lowther Drive, Darlington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8442818)

4:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WHIRLWIND romance began fifty years of wedded bliss for a Darlington couple.

More volunteers needed for restorative justice scheme

The Advertiser Series: FAIR TREATMENT: Darlington councillor Bill Dixon said staff regrades and downgrades have happened across the board at the council

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DARLINGTON scheme that tackles conflict and anti-social behaviour is seeking volunteers in the area.

High-flying students rewarded at end of year ceremony

The Advertiser Series: PRIZE-GIVING: Carmel College principal Maura Regan (centre) with joint winners of the Sylvia Pursey Vocalist Prize, Amelia Hughes (left) and Molly Cunningham

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE academic achievements of students at a Darlington school have been honoured at an annual award ceremony.

Get active with help from Woody and Elsa at the Change4Life activity day

The Advertiser Series: Change4Life

3:31pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DAY of physical activities for children inspired by popular Disney films will visit Darlington this week.

Staff dig deep for chosen charity

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11:43am Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at a town centre store have launched a new charity partnership after raising more than £7,500 for another good cause.

Council chiefs apologise after Darlington homes plan consultation row

The Advertiser Series: GREEN AND PLEASANT: The proposed development site at Muscar House Farm, Darlington

10:05am Monday 21st July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have apologised after residents who opposed plans for 90 homes on farmland on the outskirts of Darlington criticised the consultation process.

Dogs have their day at annual fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: GOOD DOG: Visitors have a go on the agility course at the Darlington Dogs Trust fun day in South Park, Darlington   Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:09pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THERE were wagging tails and biscuits aplenty as dog lovers and their four-legged friends descended on a North-East park for a charity fun day.

Young tennis stars to represent region in national competition

The Advertiser Series: GAME, SET, MATCH: Fifteen-year-old tennis players James Souter and Andrew McBride from Hummersknott Academy  will represent Durham and Cleveland in the National Schools’ Cup     Picture: ANDY LAMB

8:42am Sunday 20th July 2014

YOUNG tennis players have bounced back from defeat to represent the region in a national competition.

Foster carers rewarded at awards night

The Advertiser Series: CARING TOWN: Darlington Borough Council host an event at the Bannatyne Hotel to celebrate the work of foster carers in the town.  Cllr Cyndi Hughes speaks at the event.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8318476)

9:38am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE DEDICATION of foster carers in Darlington was celebrated at an event on Wednesday.

BOWLERS in Shildon seek funding to build a new clubhouse

The Advertiser Series: NEW CLUBHOUSE: Shildon Town Bowling Club's run down clubhouse.

6:25pm Friday 18th July 2014

BOWLERS whose 107-year-old clubhouse is in a state of disrepair are urgently seeking funds to construct a new one.

Shoppers given choice of charities to support

4:53pm Friday 18th July 2014

SHOPPERS at a Darlington supermarket can choose between three charities to receive a funding windfall.

Spending a penny in the market would cost thousands

The Advertiser Series: TOILETS CALL: Conservative councillor Bill Stenson

3:23pm Friday 18th July 2014

RE-OPENING mothballed public toilets in Darlington town centre would cost taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds a year, according to a senior councillor.

'Help the elderly stay safe this summer'

The Advertiser Series: SUN PUZZLE: Sisters Morgan and Rosie Gillespie enjoying the sunshine in Northumberland. For elderly people, the hot weather can be more problematic

11:54am Friday 18th July 2014

A DARLINGTON care home manager has urged older people living alone in the community to take extra care during the hot weather.

Railway museum turns back the clocks for family fun day

The Advertiser Series: ALL ABOARD: Museum staff Kelly McStravick and Les Hardman dress in period costume to promote the upcoming family fun day at the Head of Steam museum, in Darlington Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Victorian era will be brought back to life at a themed event this weekend.

Plans for 380 homes opposed

3:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A PARISH council has formally objected to provision for almost 400 homes in a local development plan.

New campaign urges tenants to avoid using loan sharks

The Advertiser Series: LOAN SHARKS: A campaign is being launched in Darlington urging tenants in privately rented accommodation to avoid using loan sharks

3:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TENANTS in privately rented accommodation across Darlington are being urged to avoid using loan sharks as part of a new campaign.

Chance to snap up tickets for live show

The Advertiser Series: LIVE DATE: The Vintage Belles will be among the acts to perform at Music Through the Decades, in Hurworth, on Saturday

12:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FINAL preparations are under way for an outdoor evening of music designed to appeal to all tastes.

Paralympian to visit Darlington school

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL VISIT: Paralympian Tim Prendergast

5:36pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A PARALYMPIAN will visit Darlington to highlight the achievements of sporty school children tomorrow (Thursday, July 17).

Hotelier hopes to expand and revamp Sedgefield pub

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

4:26pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A HOTELIER has submitted plans to revamp and extend a town centre pub.

Memories and awards for teachers at opposite ends of their careers

The Advertiser Series: FOND MEMORIES: Mildred Howell prior to teaching her last lesson at Hurworth School. Pictures: STUART BOULTON

4:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A POPULAR Darlington maths teacher is preparing for her third and final retirement, while a colleague at the start of her career has won a coveted award.

Chef serves up treat at school

11:37am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CHEF who has cooked for rock stars and royalty served up a treat for students at the opening of a school dining hall.

Pupils meet meerkats and police drugs dogs as part of Ferryhill college's Big Learning Day

The Advertiser Series: ANIMAL FUN: Jay Gunn, of Jay's Animal Encounters, shows a meerkat to 12-year-old Jason Slack.

4:43pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

STUDENTS have taken time out from lessons to meet meerkats and tarantulas and go trekking in Hamsterley Forest.

American jazz trumpeter helps Darlington students hit all the right notes

The Advertiser Series: JAZZ TRUMPET: World-renowned American jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis at the workshop with musicians from Durham County Youth Big Band at Hummersknott Academy  Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

YOUNG musicians hit all the right notes when an internationally renowned trumpet player paid them a visit.

Five mayors attend church fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: MUSIC NIGHT: The five mayors and their consorts outside St Edwin's Church, High Coniscliffe

1:22pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 130 people - including five mayors and their consorts - attended an evening of music and celebration at a village church.

Dogs Trust gears up for annual canine fun day

The Advertiser Series: GOOD DOG: Alex Dunn, 11, from Norton, and dog, Judith, jump the hurdles at last year's fun day in South Park, Darlington

1:15pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

DOG lovers and their canine companions can enjoy a day of fun this weekend.

Police called to public meeting over village development proposals as tempers fray

The Advertiser Series: PLANS BACKLASH: Residents from Middleton St George on the green field play area of the village where the parish council have proposed to build upon.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8202739)

5:32pm Monday 14th July 2014

A GROUP of parents have insisted they will fight proposals to develop shops and a medical centre on their village playing field, following a heated public consultation meeting.

Tennis club nets sponsorship deal

The Advertiser Series: NET GAIN: Mike Sowerby, from the tennis club, collects a cheque from Andrew Chambers of Arc Wealth Limited

12:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

A DARLINGTON tennis club has been served up a funding boost, after agreeing its first sponsorship deal.

Dance shop reached 25th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: MILESTONE REACHED: Sue and Heather Henderson celebrate the 25th anniversary of their dance business

11:53am Monday 14th July 2014

A MOTHER and daughter duo have celebrated the 25th anniversary of their dance shop and studio.

CCTV released after bike theft

The Advertiser Series: CYCLE THEFT: British Transport Police has released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a stolen bike

11:13am Monday 14th July 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to following the theft of a bike from Darlington station.

Rotary club latest

The Advertiser Series: WELL DONE: The Friends of Darlington Memorial Hospital golf team receiving their winning trophies. From left: John Eager, Jim Morris, Anne Wiper presenting the trophies, Mark Brown and John Beadle

11:39am Monday 14th July 2014

AT a recent meeting of Darlington Rotary Club, president Ken Wiper reported on a week of activities, including visits to Darlington Inner Wheel and Lions Club, as well as the annual Rotary amateur golf competition.



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