The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Visitors to Darlington urged to visit town centre gallery

The Advertiser Series: IN THE PICTURE: A previous exhibition at Darlington Building Society.  Pictured are Colin Farrant of DSA, Gina Morton of DSA and an exhibitor, and Sharon Willetts, group sales manager for Darlington Building Society.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

12:06pm Friday 22nd May 2015

EXHIBITION organisers are urging visitors to Darlington to visit their gallery.

Skerne Park youngsters urged to do one hour of physical activity a week

The Advertiser Series: ACTIVE: Youngsters are being urged to take part in at least one hour of physical activity a week as part of a new project

11:14am Friday 22nd May 2015

CHILDREN are being offered the chance to take part in at least one hour of physical activity a week as part of a new project.

Spennymoor parents urged to think about road safety

The Advertiser Series: SAFETY: PCSO Sam Stephenson on parking patrol near King Street Primary School

3:28pm Thursday 21st May 2015

PARENTS are being urged to think about children’s safety when they make the daily school run by car.

Young rangers set to take to the streets of Darlington

The Advertiser Series: RANGERS: Last year's young rangers on patrol

2:58pm Thursday 21st May 2015

YOUNG rangers will be helping to keep the streets of Darlington safe next month.

Homes project helps students build for the future

The Advertiser Series: PROJECT: David Streits with site manager Ian Docherty

12:50pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A DARLINGTON student is gaining valuable work experience thanks to a housing company's policy of involving apprentices in the redevelopment of properties which have been empty for more than six months.

Handing over fundraising spoils from mayoral year

The Advertiser Series: GENEROSITY: Councillor Lee and his wife Ruth hand over the cheques to Jackie Firth, from Butterwick Hospice, and Jock Kelso, from Phoenix House.

11:28am Thursday 21st May 2015

THE outgoing Mayor of Darlington has handed over £25,000 to his chosen charities.

Spennymoor shines the spotlight on dementia

The Advertiser Series: AWARENESS: Appleton Lodge in Spennymoor held a Dementia Day to raise awareness. Housing management worker Sally Edwards chats with residents Jean Robson and Valerie Jones Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:25pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A SHELTERED housing complex for people with memory loss problems has opened its doors to the public.

Darlington school takes two-year-olds for first time

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL'S IN: From left to right, Edward West, Lexie Wardle, Archie Mitchell, Lexi Williams, Isabella McVay and Amir Bahja

11:20am Wednesday 20th May 2015

TWO year olds are getting their first taste of school thanks to an initiative that extends free childcare to toddlers.

Darlington College students help residents to name care home

The Advertiser Series: CARING: Darlington College health and social care students work with residents at North Park Care Centre to come up with a new name for the middle floor, L-R, Brittany Adamson, 16, Shannon Nuttall, 18, Shannon Hunter, 18, resident Margaret Wheelan, Darlin

11:18am Wednesday 20th May 2015

CARING students have been working alongside elderly residents to help suggest a new place name for them to call home.

Police recruit seeks to improve residents safety in Shildon, Sedgefield and Ferryhill

The Advertiser Series: POLICE: Lauren Wray who has joined Durham Police

3:10pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A FORMER saleswoman is looking to put her people skills to work as she takes up the new challenge of helping keep the streets safe.

Sedgefield fun club submits new build plans

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING: Children from the Sedgefield Out of School Fun Club, which has submitted plans for a new building Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:14pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

AN out of school fun club – on a quest to raise more than £100,000 for a much-needed new building - has submitted plans for the project.

Mayor of Ferryhill donates £3,610 to help youth football club and Girl Guides

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: Councillor Pauline Crathorne, mayor of Ferryhill, hands over £1,805 to Dave Foster, of Ferryhill Town Youth Football Club

3:13pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A TOWN mayor has boosted the work of good causes in her area by donating more than £3,600 to a football club and a Girl Guides group.

Cast your vote to help secure future of Cockerton library

The Advertiser Series: HOPE: Cockerton Library

2:23pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

MEMBERS of the public are being urged to support a community effort to secure prize money of £25,000 to help secure the future of a closure-threatened library.

Responsible dog owner scoops cash prize

The Advertiser Series: RESPONSIBLE (L to R) Steven Cooper, Great Aycliffe Town Council environmental officer, Robbie McCormack, livin communities coordinator, Phil Greenup, Durham County Council neighbourhood warden,, and prize-winner Michael Twig with his dog Sammy.

2:03pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A DOG owner who was among dozens seen picking up after their pets has scooped a cash prize.

Sedgefield school submits plans for new classroom block

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: Sedgefield Community College was rebuilt as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme

1:45pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A SCHOOL has submitted plans for a new classroom block.

Sweet treat is good for you, club members told

The Advertiser Series: TREAT: Alan Dixon gave a talk for Darlington Womens' Club

4:52pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

DARLINGTON Women’s Club were treated to an afternoon of delicious treats as a chocolate expert told them: "Chocolate is good for you."

Be alert against telephone scammers, Darlington residents urged

The Advertiser Series: SCAM: Trading standards officers have warned residents in Darlington to be on their guard against a telephone scam.

2:56pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

TRADING standards officers have warned residents in Darlington to be on their guard against a telephone scam.

Campaign aims to get people riding their bikes

The Advertiser Series: ON YER BIKE: The Big Bike Revival is a national campaign which aims to get more people using their bikes, and learning how to take care of them

2:27pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A SERIES of events will be held in Darlington to encourage more people to travel by bike.

Cornmill choir event clinches industry award

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS: From left to right, Purple Apple host, Edith Bowman, Cornmill Centre manager, Susan Young, Lindsey Spears, of Press Ahead, and David Atkins, president of the BCSC

2:27pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

CHRISTMAS has come early for a North-East shopping centre after it won a top award for its work on a festive choir event.

Sedgefield shopkeeper spared licence revoke despite underage alcohol sales

The Advertiser Series: LICENSING: Durham County Council's licensing sub-committee agreed not to revoke the licence of the two Taah Convenience Stores in Sedgefield

5:22pm Monday 18th May 2015

A SHOPKEEPER whose underage staff were caught selling alcohol to a 15-year-old boy on two occasions avoided having his licence revoked today (Monday, May 18).

Vandals hit commemorative plaque in Darlington park

The Advertiser Series: PROJECT: Friends of South Park treasurer Marie Hirst and chairman John Throw with the replacement plaque on the Manson Boulder. It was pulled off by vandals hours later

5:06pm Monday 18th May 2015

VANDALS have removed a plaque commemorating the history of a large boulder in a Darlington park, just hours after it was glued in place.

Wynyard gardeners in race against time

The Advertiser Series: GARDENERS at what looks set to become a major North East tourist attraction are working around the clock to ensure it is blooming lovely when it opens to the public. Head gardener Mark Birtle and his three-strong team at Wynyard Hall Hotel, Tees Valley, h

4:47pm Monday 18th May 2015

GARDENERS at a what could blossom into a major North-East tourist attraction are working around the clock to ensure it is blooming lovely when it opens to the public.

Mary begins fourth term as Mayor of Great Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: MAYOR: Councillor Mary Dalton is the new Mayor of Great Aycliffe Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:50pm Monday 18th May 2015

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER has begun her fourth spell as Mayor of Great Aycliffe.

Hospice staff call on people to talk about death

The Advertiser Series: DEATH: St Teresa's Hospice staff are urging people to talk openly about death

4:35pm Monday 18th May 2015

HOSPICE staff are urging people to talk openly about death.

Darlington youngsters create anti-litter posters

The Advertiser Series: NO RUBBISH: Corporation Road Primary School pupil, Nia Usherwood, 11, with her winning design flanked by judges Mayor Gerald Lee and Mayoress Ruth Lee Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:20pm Monday 18th May 2015

BUDDING artists have put pen to paper to help tackle littering in Darlington.

Staff versus students match raises charity cash

12:19pm Sunday 17th May 2015

A SCHOOL'S annual charity football match between students and staff raised £1,000 and attracted its largest ever crowd.

Canada trip for Spennymoor boxers

The Advertiser Series: SPONSORSHIP: Steven Ladd (left), of Avec Sport Ltd, with the Spennymoor Boxing Academy squad that will visit Canada in their new kit

12:10pm Sunday 17th May 2015

AN amateur boxing club will look the part when members visit Canada on what is likely to be their last ever long haul tour.

Experience life behind bars at Darlington police station open days

The Advertiser Series: OPEN DAYS: Darlington police station is throwing its doors open to the public next month

12:22pm Saturday 16th May 2015

A POLICE station is throwing its doors open to give people an insight into the day-to-day life of the emergency services.

Events aim to raise dementia awareness

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Alzheimer's Society support worker, Jenny Leeming, with Nita and Alex Menarry at a dementia cafe held last year

12:21pm Saturday 16th May 2015

EVENTS will be held in Darlington next week to raise awareness of the services on offer for people living with dementia and their families.

Academy wins cup for the first time

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS: St Aidan’s Academy Year 11 football team celebrates winning the final of the Kvaerner Cleveland Bridge Schools Trophy

12:05pm Saturday 16th May 2015

YOUNG footballers have etched the name of their school on a prestigious trophy for the very first time.

David Cameron's Big Society is letting down community-minded entrepreneurs, says music hub chief

The Advertiser Series: FORUM: Alison Mckay of The Forum Music Centre, in Darlington Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:57pm Friday 15th May 2015

THE managing director of a much-loved musical hub is begging David Cameron for help, saying his Big Society is letting down community-minded entrepreneurs.

Children cook up some muddy treats

The Advertiser Series: MUD: Charlotte Ruston (left) and Olivia Marshall, both aged four, playing in the mud kitchen.

3:39pm Friday 15th May 2015

MUD, mud, glorious mud – that was certainly the order of the day when children at a farm-based day nursery went out to play.

Newton Aycliffe town councillor's disappointment at losing deputy leadership

The Advertiser Series: DISAPPOINTED: Councillor John Clare has expressed his disappointment after losing his position as deputy leader of Great Aycliffe Town Council

3:28pm Friday 15th May 2015

A COUNCILLOR took to Facebook to express his disappointment after losing his position as deputy leader of Great Aycliffe Town Council.

Honour for long-serving gentlemen's club members

The Advertiser Series: LONG SERVICE: Bill Stenson, Ralph Manners and Mike Boyd are recognised for being members of the New Club, in Darlington, for 50 years or more Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:53pm Friday 15th May 2015

THREE of the longest serving members of a popular gentlemen’s club have been honoured.

Spennymoor and Ferryhill to tackle shoplifting

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

2:36pm Friday 15th May 2015

A SCHEME to empower retailers in two town centres so they can tackle crime and anti social behaviour will be re-launched.

Two in hospital following two-vehicle crash near Darlington

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10:48am Wednesday 13th May 2015

TWO people have been taken to hospital following a collision this morning.

Residents voice anger as council votes to leave gates of Spennymoor cemeteries unlocked at night

The Advertiser Series: OPEN: Mourners are worried about security at Spennymoor cemeteries after a council decision to leave gates unlocked Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:26pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

A TOWN council will uphold a decision to leave the gates of two town cemeteries unlocked at night despite a 630-name petition and passionate pleas from some residents.

Bus services boosted for busy business park

The Advertiser Series: BUSES: Lingfield Point's bus services improved

5:21pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

A BUSY business park will benefit from a bumper bus service.

Rotary members get on bikes to raise cash

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING: Rotary Club members hand over cheque for St Teresa's Hospice

4:34pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

MEMBERS of the Rotary Club got on their bikes for charity recently.

Darlington Building Society support charity cyclists

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: From left to right, Roger James, Jeremy Smith, Robin Raine, Ellie Durham, Peter Phillips and Nigel Little  Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

1:30pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

BUILDING society staff are gearing up to support an intrepid cyclist’s 200-mile charity challenge.

Armed Forces Day to be marked in Darlington

1:33pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

DARLINGTON will raise a flag to the Armed Forces on Monday, June 22. To mark Armed Forces Day there will be a parade from the Town Hall to the Market Square before a ceremony led by military cadets, reservists and military associates. Darlington Borough Council is hosting the event in a bid to thank the town's servicemen and women, past and present, for their commitment and sacrifices. The event begins at 10.15am.

Campaign uses community spirit to tackle crime in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: POLICE TALKS: Residents attend a community engagement event in Northgate last year. Pictured are Chief Superintendent Graham Hall and PC John Forster Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:36pm Monday 11th May 2015

RESIDENTS are being urged to get behind a campaign which aims to reignite the community spirit of years gone by to help tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.

Appeal after sentimental jewellery stolen in Darlington burglary

The Advertiser Series: APPEAL: A family is appealing for information after sentimental jewellery was stolen during a burglary

5:03pm Monday 11th May 2015

A FAMILY is appealing for information after a number of sentimental items of jewellery were stolen during a burglary.

Family pays tribute to popular Newton Aycliffe pastor

The Advertiser Series: DEVOTED: Pastor Pamela Greenow devoted her life to her family and supporting her husband, Glyn, in leading the Xcel Church

12:10pm Sunday 10th May 2015

TRIBUTES and messages have been pouring in from across the world following the passing of a popular pastor.

Waking up to climate change

The Advertiser Series: ART: 6-year-old Daciana Ionescu at the 'Waking up to Climate Change' workshop at Darlington Library. Picture: STUART BOULTON

11:59am Sunday 10th May 2015

DARLINGTON played its part in a national arts movement highlighting climate change.

Oxfam in Darlington to open bridal boutique

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Oxfam is opening a bridal boutique in Skinnergate, Darlington

12:27pm Saturday 9th May 2015

BRIDES-to-be will be able to bag a bargain when a charity shop opens its new bridal boutique.

By election results in Ferryhill, Willington, Hunwick and Barnard Castle

The Advertiser Series: By election results in Ferryhill, Willington, Hunwick and Barnard Castle

4:48pm Friday 8th May 2015

AS the nation went to the polls for the general election voters in south Durham also cast their votes in three county council and two town council by elections.

Plans for 79 houses on Newton Aycliffe greenfield site recommended for approval

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Durham County Council’s south and west area planning committee will determine an application for 79 homes in Newton Aycliffe next Thursday

3:41pm Friday 8th May 2015

A SCHEME to build 79 homes on a greenfield site originally designated as a buffer between Newton Aycliffe and the countryside has been recommended for approval.

Teesside air show returns - and here's what you can see

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7:40am Thursday 7th May 2015

A MAJOR airshow is set to return to the region after a 25-year absence, organisers have confirmed.

Former Newton Aycliffe police station site sold to care home operator

The Advertiser Series: DEMOLISHED: Newton Aycliffe's old police station was demolished in March

5:02pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A CARE home will be built on the site of a former town centre police station.


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