The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Concerns over danger road in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: ROAD SAFETY: Hurworth parish councillors would like to see a school road turned into a 20mph zone

4:40pm Monday 26th January 2015

CONCERNS have been raised over motorists speeding on a busy Darlington road which became the scene of two crashes within 24 hours.

Newton Aycliffe's new residents' association offers IT support, days out and more

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY:Members of the Simpasture Ward in Newton Aycliffe launch a new  Residents Association to hold community events, activities and trips for locals. Pictured (l to r) are: Alan Lowe, John Clark, Dorota Russek-Atkinson and Derek Atkinson Picture:SARA

5:36pm Monday 26th January 2015

A NEW community association will help residents brush up their computer skills, get out and about and voice concerns on the issues that matter.

Darlington mayor urges Redworth residents to report lurcher owners to the police following 'intimidating' incident

4:43pm Monday 26th January 2015

A COUNCILLOR has urged residents to report owners of lurcher dogs to the police, following an ‘intimidating’ incident in his ward.

Newton Aycliffe teens attend St James's Palace in London on royal invitation

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS: Emma Partridge and Kara Ward from Newton Aycliffe attended St James’s Palace this month to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

4:11pm Monday 26th January 2015

TWO teenagers enjoyed a date with royalty when they attended a Duke of Edinburgh presentation ceremony in London.

Voter registration help at care provider

The Advertiser Series: DIMENSIONS: An initiative will help ensure that adults with learning difficulties do not lose their vote

3:32pm Monday 26th January 2015

DARLINGTON residents with autism and learning difficulties are being offered support in registering to vote ahead of the general election.

Darlington music teacher impresses judges on The Voice

The Advertiser Series: INSPIRING: Celebrating their teacher’s success, Darlington School of Rock and Pop students, L-R, Emily Barrett, Solape Betiku and Jordan Croslegh, all from Darlington

3:27pm Monday 26th January 2015

A MUSIC teacher is taking time out from inspiring youngsters in Darlington to impress judges on a major talent show.

Obmbudsman backs Ferryhill group's battle for tax relief from county council

The Advertiser Series: HEATING: A wrangle is slowing down repairs to the heating at Ferryhill Hub

2:55pm Monday 26th January 2015

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to secure tax free status for a former leisure centre are celebrating after an Ombudsman backed their case against a county council.

Story-telling workshop for children in Darlington

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10:14am Monday 26th January 2015

CHILDREN are to get the chance to take part in a fun workshop as part of National Storytelling Week.

Long running Ferryhill Gala scrapped due to falling visitor numbers

The Advertiser Series: GALA: Youngsters enjoy the Ferryhill Gala which has ended because of falling visitor numbers

12:25pm Sunday 25th January 2015

A FALL in visitor numbers over the last few years has led to the cancellation of a long-running gala in a former mining town.

Councillor "extremely disappointed" after petrol station is granted alcohol sales licence

The Advertiser Series: GRANTED: The Grange Road Service Station will be allowed to sell alcohol after a licensing committee ruling Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:02am Sunday 25th January 2015

A COUNCILLOR has said she is "extremely disappointed" that a petrol station has been granted a licence to sell alcohol despite the opposition of nearby.

Jeweller shutting up shop after 35 years

The Advertiser Series: RETIRING: Jeweller John Welsh and wife Melanie who have traded in Spennymoor for 35 years  Picture: Keith Taylor

5:10pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A JEWELLER who has been a key figure on Spennymoor high street for 35 years is retiring.

Drivers needed for new disabled taxi service

The Advertiser Series: Drivers needed for new disabled taxi service

4:22pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A NEW social enterprise body that aims to offer a specialist taxi service for disabled people is looking for drivers.

Darlington charity urges supporters to give them five

3:13pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A DARLINGTON charity is encouraging residents to ‘give them five’ in a bid to help the elderly.

Appeal to revive a bell ringing band for Darlington church

The Advertiser Series: RINGERS: Tower captain Stephen Duguid from St John's Church in Darlington with fellow campanologist Kate Millar Picture: DAVID WOOD

11:13am Friday 23rd January 2015

AN appeal is being made to get the long-silent bells of a Darlington church ringing once again.

Darlington off-licence worker admits selling cigarettes to friend at discounted price

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

11:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

A MAN who sold cigarettes to a friend at a discounted rate admitted stealing from his employer when he appeared at court today (Thursday, January 22).

Know the law about e-cigarettes

The Advertiser Series: SMOKING: E cigarettes are popular with people trying to quit smoking

12:33pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

DARLINGTON Council’s Trading Standards department have created guidance to help retailers follow laws surrounding the sale of e-cigarettes.

New nursery to offer overnight care

The Advertiser Series: OPENING: Vanessa Lovejoy outside the new Upperthorpe Nursery Picture: Keith Taylor

12:31pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A NEW nursery opening in Darlington will be the first in the area to provide overnight care.

Darlington Borough Council worker criticised for parking in disabled bay

The Advertiser Series: PARKING: Council worker criticised for parking in disabled bay

12:27pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A COUNCIL has apologised on behalf of a worker caught parking in a disabled bay without a blue badge.

Inspiration leadership and happy children earns Newton Aycliffe out of school club top marks with Ofsted

The Advertiser Series: SUCCESS: Staff and children at Woodham Burn Out of School Club in Newton Aycliffe celebrate receiving an outstanding Ofsted rating Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:37pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

AN out of school club which provides a vital service to working parents has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Dedicated councillor and former teacher made Honorary Freeman of Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: Newton Aycliffe councillor awarded

6:19pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A LONG-SERVING town and district councillor who has served his community for almost 30 years has been made an Honorary Freeman of Newton Aycliffe.

Darlington takeaway boss fined after admitting food hygiene offences

The Advertiser Series: FOOD HYGIENE: A photo taken during the inspection of Hot Plate on September 3. The premises has since been cleaned and improved.

5:49pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A TAKEAWAY boss has been fined £2,000 after an environmental health inspection found dirty equipment and raw meat being stored alongside cooked food.

Tudhoe boy heading to home of ice hockey for youth tournament

The Advertiser Series: SPONSORSHIP: Tanya Humphreys, manager of Advanced Windows, presents a cheque to Dylan Hehir towards his dream trip to ice hockey contest in Canada

5:17pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A YOUNG ice hockey player will travel to Canada on national duty after landing the sponsorship he needs to make the trip of a lifetime.

Grants of up to £1,000 still available for youth projects in Newton Aycliffe area

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: Brian Riley, Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership co-ordinator, is encouraging community groups and charities to apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Small Grants Fund for Children and Young People

5:43pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A SMALL grants fund is starting to benefit youngsters in the Newton Aycliffe area and more groups are being encouraged to apply.

Bringing history to life at museum

The Advertiser Series: SHOW: The History Wardrobe will perform Oh My Poor Nerves: Health and Hypochondria in Jane Austen’s England, at the Head of Steam

3:19pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

AN exhibition exploring the different nursing organisations that served during the Great War is running at the Head of Steam museum in Darlington.

Prize draw raises £2,000 to restore church's precious artefacts

The Advertiser Series: AND THE WINNER IS: Town crier Peter Stemmer draws the Friends of St Cuthbert's Church raffle at Dalkeith House in Darlington Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:47pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

WORK to restore precious 15th Century artefacts in an iconic Darlington church has been given a £2,000 boost by volunteers.

Tributes paid to glamorous and much-loved amateur actress

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3:36pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved and talented amateur actress, who has died aged 87.

Police warning over opportunistic burglaries in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: WITNESSES SOUGHT: Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Darlington which left a man with a deep gash on his face

8:20am Tuesday 20th January 2015

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to take extra care when securing their homes following a number of opportunistic burglaries.

Darlington man stole £55 shirt for drug money

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

5:02pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A SHOPLIFTER who stole a £55 shirt from a Darlington department store has had two-weeks added on to an existing curfew sentence.

Event honours town's sporting stars

The Advertiser Series: SPORTING STARS: Last year's winners, L-R, back row, Ben Marksby, Elizabeth Fenby, Courtney Burton and Andrew McBride, front, Sarah Murray, Jackson Sweeting and Steve Jackson

12:17pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A TOWN’S sporting heroes are to be recognised and rewarded for their efforts as a grassroots celebration approaches its 40th year.

Parents of young babies encouraged to collect free books

The Advertiser Series: FREE BOOKSTART PACKS: An appeal for parents to claim the packs.  Bookstart co-ordinator Suzy Youldon at Crown Street Library in Darlington with babies Maisie Wilkins (13 months ), Michael James Fairley (9 months, in chair), Sophia Taylor (10 months), Isla

12:10pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

PARENTS of young children in Darlington have been urged to collect a set of free books that aim to give babies a head start in literacy.

How can Darlington town centre improve for shoppers?

The Advertiser Series: BID COMPANY: Distinct Darlington general manager Alex Hirst

3:00pm Monday 19th January 2015

VIEWS are being sought from Darlington shoppers about what changes or improvements they would like for the town centre.

Art exhibition launches at Darlington Town Hall

The Advertiser Series: PAINTER MAN: A gallery technician puts the finishing touches to the James Quinn exhibition at Darlington Town Hall Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:36pm Monday 19th January 2015

EYE-CATCHING artwork will greet visitors to Darlington Town Hall this week as a new exhibition gets underway.

Theatre group brings panto fun to Spennymoor thanks to £5,000 grant

The Advertiser Series: PANTO: Spennymoor Stage and Song has received £5,000 from their local AAP to stage a pantomime. Picture: TOM BANKS

12:53pm Monday 19th January 2015

A THEATRE group staged a pantomime to remember after winning a share of a £40,000 funding pot.

Darlington food bank becomes a lifeline for local community

The Advertiser Series: HUNGER AID: Judy and Carol Barker receive food from Grace Akru and Teri Braxton of the foodbank at the Word of Life Church in Darlington Picture: STUART BOULTON

3:13pm Sunday 18th January 2015

“WE are here for the whole community – if anybody needs help, we will be there within 24 hours,” says Joel Likezo, Pastor of the Word of Life International Christian Centre.

Mobile gym heads to Trimdon Village

The Advertiser Series: FITNESS: Local resident Susan Proctor tries out the Wellness on Wheels gym during its visit to Trimdon in 2013

1:28pm Sunday 18th January 2015

A MOBILE gym will be up and running in Trimdon Village next week.

Children take to the woods in new learning initiative

The Advertiser Series: GREAT OUTDOORS: Reid Stasiak makes a den in the woodland at Marchbank Free School, Darlington

1:04pm Sunday 18th January 2015

PUPILS took to the woods in a pilot project designed to help schoolchildren reap the benefits of the great outdoors.

Until We Meet take the honours at college Battle of the Bands

The Advertiser Series: Until We Meet take the honours at college Battle of the Bands

12:14pm Sunday 18th January 2015

YOUNG musicians squared up at the final of a popular Battle of the Bands competition.

Pupils become great explorers during walk to school

The Advertiser Series: ADVENTURE TIME: Pupils at West Park Academy enjoy an adventurer-themed walk to school   Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:45am Sunday 18th January 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN channelled their inner explorers during their walk to school as part of a scheme to encourage youngsters to be more active.

Newton Aycliffe fashion show will help families keep warm this winter

The Advertiser Series: FASHION SHOW: Local residents and supporters of Helping Hands a fashion show at Trimdon Village Hall. Picture: DAVID WOOD

12:11pm Saturday 17th January 2015

MODELS will hit the runway in an array of pyjamas and onesies at a charity fashion show next month.

Plans to convert former Shildon church into a home approved

The Advertiser Series: RENOVATION: The former All Saints Church, in Shildon, which will be turned into a house

4:27pm Friday 16th January 2015

A CHURCH which has stood empty and boarded up since it closed 17 years ago is in line to be turned into a house.

Two year argument over heating repairs creates chilly atmosphere for Ferryhill Hub users

The Advertiser Series: HEATING: A wrangle is slowing down repairs to the heating at Ferryhill Hub

4:20pm Friday 16th January 2015

ARGUMENTS over who should repair a former leisure centre’s broken heating which has left users exercising in the cold for two years have still not been resolved.

National award for dedicated youth offending leader

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: The Youth Offending Service's Jo Benson with council leader Bill Dixon and Durham police commissioner Ron Hogg  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:01pm Friday 16th January 2015

THE leader of a youth offending team whose work has helped to significantly reduce the number of youngsters committing crime has been honoured with a national award.

Newton Ayliffe health and wellbeing centre prepares for action-packed year

The Advertiser Series: The Pioneering Care Partnership will showcase the volunteering opportunities on offer at its centre at Carers Way in Newton Aycliffe from 3pm and 6pm on Thursday, June 5.

2:37pm Friday 16th January 2015

A HEALTH centre will showcase a range of activities, support sessions and more at an open day next week.

Trader offers help to Darlington musicians

The Advertiser Series: RALLYING CALL: Beryl Hankin, of Guru Boutique, in Darlington

12:53pm Friday 16th January 2015

THE Darlington music scene is being supported by a prominent local trader.

Quakers announce new club website

The Advertiser Series: NEW WEBSITE: Darlington FC's current website which will be replaced.

12:51pm Friday 16th January 2015

DARLINGTON FC has announced plans for a new club website after forming a partnership with a local web design company.

'Speed up and bring him home' - family of 'locked-in' Ken Longstaff urge council to act as he languishes in care home

The Advertiser Series: HELP US:  Ken and Bev Longstaff

6:16pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A ‘LOCKED IN’ man is set to languish in a care home for months as he waits for adaptations to be made at his family home.

Darlington CCG pledges to improve patient safety

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5:11pm Thursday 15th January 2015

HEALTH service commissioners in Darlington have pledged to improve patient safety.

Views sought on plans for affordable houses in Darlington

3:41pm Thursday 15th January 2015

RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on plans for a number of affordable homes in Darlington.

Record breaking year for Darlington's ice rink

The Advertiser Series: ICY: Youngsters try out their skating skills on the Darlington ice rink  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:39pm Thursday 15th January 2015

DARLINGTON’S ice rink has enjoyed its most successful year to date, with record numbers enjoying the attraction.

Tributes paid to former Aycliffe Village councillor Eric White

The Advertiser Series: DEDICATED: Eric White, from Aycliffe Village, served on Great Aycliffe Town Council (Gatc), Darlington Rural District Council and Sedgefield Borough Council for decades.

12:18pm Thursday 15th January 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a straight-talking former councillor who served his community with distinction and dedication for more than 30 years.








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