The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Multi-million pound regeneration of Darlington estate gathers pace

The Advertiser Series: REGENERATION: A rebuilding project in the Red Hall area of Darlington with 56 homes being demolished and new ones being built.  The old and the new by Epsom Court.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:45am Friday 29th May 2015

A MULTI-MILLION pound regeneration project in Darlington is gathering pace and the community is being invited to get involved.

Neasham Road GP practice praised by inspectors

The Advertiser Series: GOOD: GP practice praised by inspectors

10:56am Friday 29th May 2015

A DARLINGTON GP practice has been praised by inspectors.

New academy gives students a taste of live broadcasting

The Advertiser Series: PARTNERSHIP: Left to right: Tim Lichfield of Star, John Clayton of star, Alisha Blunt, Lesley Boyle of Star, Claire Turner of Darlington College, students Lewis McDermott and Carly Wood

10:54am Friday 29th May 2015

DARLINGTON College has teamed up with a local radio station to give students the chance to experience a real life working environment, while gaining their qualifications.

Care home staff to zip across the Tyne

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: From left, Richard Maddison, Nicola Laycock, Katie Dresser and Lynn Bell  of Willow Green Care Home who are doing a zip wire for charity. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:15pm Thursday 28th May 2015

STAFF from a Darlington care home are taking on a zip wire charity challenge to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts.

Heroes and fairytale characters visit a Darlington park

The Advertiser Series: FUN: Oscar Small and Faith Small with Alice in Wonderland and White Rabbit characters

12:38pm Thursday 28th May 2015

FAMILIES in Darlington enjoyed a day out in the park with a difference as they mingled with superheroes and fairytale characters.

Talented teens create striking wall art in Trimdon Grange

The Advertiser Series: ART: (l to r) Youth club members Britney Howarth, 16, Macy Jennings, 15, and Sophie Tinkler, 14, with Groundwork youth worker, Linda Vasey, and volunteer, Aaron Green, in front of the new mural

5:16pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A COMMUNITY centre now boasts an eye-catching mural thanks to a group of talented teenagers.

Pop up shop to help Darlington businesses promote themselves

The Advertiser Series: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Town centre businesses are being given the opportunity to set up their shops in Darlington town hall foyer. Hannah Garside of Maison Royale shows off her wares to Lucy Humphreys, policy and research officer in the business support team

3:32pm Thursday 28th May 2015

TOWN centre businesses are being given the chance to showcase their wares in Darlington Town Hall with the launch of a weekly ‘pop up’ shop.

Swap shop

The Advertiser Series: STALL: Children and parents at two schools can swap unwanted items for something new at sale events

12:55pm Thursday 28th May 2015

SWAP Shop style events at which people can trade in unwanted items and pick up something new without spending a penny will be held at two schools.

School celebrates as Carmel football team lift town cup

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS: Carmel College's Year 10 football team

12:30pm Thursday 28th May 2015

PUPILS at at Darlington school are celebrating sporting success after winning a major competition.

Dogs Trust Dogmobile rolls into Darlington

The Advertiser Series: HOME NEEDED: Ringo the 7 months old Lurcher at the Dogs Trust Dogmobile in Darlington. Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:45pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

DOGS Trust Darlington’s ‘Dogmobile’ rolled into town this week to promote pet rehoming and raise pounds for hounds.

Support group for parents of youngsters with mental health problems

The Advertiser Series: HELP: A pilot project aims to support parents and carers whose children have mental health difficulties

5:35pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A PILOT project aims to give parents and carers of young people with mental health problems the advice and strength they need to cope.

Darlington nursery is a family affair

The Advertiser Series: MANAGER: Hayley Grainger is pictured with one-year-old Camilla Leggott in the nursery’s baby room.

5:46pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A FARM-based day nursery in a Darlington village is keeping it in the family with the appointment of a new manager.

Youngsters' one mile Ferryhill toddle raises more than £900 for autism charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Sarah Lister, with son, Kyle Bransom and the North-East Autism Society Big Blue Bear mascot.

5:34pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

YOUNGSTERS joined parents and nursery staff to toddle one mile to raise more than £900 to help to tackle autism.

Newton Aycliffe fostering agency strikes gold for the second time

The Advertiser Series: GOLD: Dot Butler (centre right) and the team at Reach Out Care Fostering Services  celebrate being re-awarded Investors in People gold status

3:10pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A FOSTERING agency is celebrating after being awarded Investors in People gold status for the second time.

Students learn how to beat the cyber-bullies

The Advertiser Series: ISSUE: Singer Rich Cottell tackles cyber safety through song, with DSMS student Jakub Matusiak

12:41pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A SINGER-SONGWRITER who has worked with the likes of Jessie J has been sharing his experiences of cyber bullying in an initiative warning of the dark side of the internet.

Choir praised by tenor during Darlington show, as singing competition returns for another year

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS: Members of the QE rock choir after winning the competition last year

11:56am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A WORLD-FAMOUS tenor has praised the talents of a competition-winning North-East choir during his performance in the region.

Pub to host series of fundraisers

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISERS: The Red Lion, in Darlington, is hosting a series of charity fundraisers

11:53am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A DARLINGTON pub is aiming to raise funds for charity by holding a series of events.

Darlington woman backs project delivering online skills to the sensory impaired

The Advertiser Series: RNIB: Course will equip sensory impaired people with digital skills

3:47pm Monday 25th May 2015

A DARLINGTON woman has welcomed a project aiming to deliver digital skills training to those with sight or hearing loss.

Jamaican singer Latoya urges Darlington to support its arts scene

The Advertiser Series: ON STAGE: Darlington singer Latoya Black.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:44pm Monday 25th May 2015

A JAMAICAN singer given a new lease of life by Darlington’s close knit arts scene is urging others to support it.

Darlington's parking regulations to change on a number of roads

The Advertiser Series: PARKING: DBC are proposing changes to parking in Darlington

1:01pm Monday 25th May 2015

PARKING regulations are set to change in Darlington.

Darlington parking row as former magistrate landed with ticket over 'misleading signs'

The Advertiser Series: MIXED MESSAGE: Confusing signs at a car park behind Bondgate, Darlington over the pricing for parking.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:01pm Monday 25th May 2015

JUSTICE has been done in a parking war involving a former magistrate.

Ferryhill and Chilton children encouraged to apply for grants

The Advertiser Series: SHARE: 11 projects across the region will share £3m from the Big Lottery Fund

11:43am Monday 25th May 2015

CHILDREN and young people living in Ferryhill and Chilton and the surrounding areas could benefit from a cash boost up to £8,000.

Mayor accepts challenge from young badminton players

The Advertiser Series: CHALLENGE: Gerald Lee with the badminton team. Also pictured is Darren Cole, duty manager at the Dolphin Centre who welcomed the mayor and mayoress.

10:40am Saturday 23rd May 2015

FORMER mayor of Darlington Gerald Lee showed he still has what it takes when he accepted a challenge from members of Hummersknott Badminton Club.

Citizens Advice apologise after disabled Sedgefield pensioner told he could not have a home visit

The Advertiser Series: HELP: Alan Hardwick, a disabled pensioner asked CAB for a home visit to help him fill in a complex form Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

10:02am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A CHRONICALLY disabled pensioner is asking the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to use “common sense” after he was told they could not come to his home to give him advice.

Boxing champ hands over coach keys to children's charity

The Advertiser Series: HANDOVER: Officials from Variety, The Children’s Charity, with a new coach for the official handover by champion boxer Stuart Hall to principal Clare Devine

2:59pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A CHAMPION boxer made a knockout delivery to schoolchildren that will give them the mobility they need to maximise their learning.

Mayor looks forward to year of anniversaries

The Advertiser Series: CHANGE: Retiring Darlington mayor Gerald Lee, left, hands over the chains of office to Tom Nutt

4:28pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A LONG-SERVING councillor looked forward to a year of anniversaries as he previewed his time as mayor of Darlington.

Double success for football club

The Advertiser Series: DONATE: Neil Hepper from BoxFit, Sister Nurse Nicola Eeles and the ward staff and some of the players from the Blackwell Rangers FC U12s Squad.

4:22pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A YOUTH football team is celebrating a double victory – after securing two new sponsors and raising funds for a good cause.

Fundraisers urge others to help them help world-renowned hospital

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISERS: Darlington Rotary Club is raising money to help the James Cook University Hospital

4:18pm Friday 22nd May 2015

BIG-HEARTED fundraisers are helping a world-leading cardiac care department maintain its lifesaving qualities.

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.








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