The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Imaginations run wild as children help create Darlington theatre vision

The Advertiser Series: FLAGSHIP: The site of Theatre Hullabaloo in Borough Road, Darlington

6:37pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

WEIRD and wonderful ideas from the minds of children are being harnessed as inspiration for the creation of a new theatre for youngsters.

Fancy dress fun in aid of Darlington charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY EFFORT: Customer service staff from EE in Darlington dress up to raise money for St Teresa's Hospice.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:14pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

APPRENTICES donned fancy dress to raise money for charity today (Wednesday, April 1).

Project continues to help reduce flash flooding in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: PLANTING: Groundworks held a community day behind Bedford Street in Darlington today where residents got to make a free planter pictured  Cousins Logan Merrick 7, Rosa Merrick 9 and Ruby Merrick 6 Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:26pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A PILOT project aimed at reducing flash flooding in a Darlington ward has seen residents take advantage of free water butts and planters.

Darlington's election candidates to face public in hustings event

The Advertiser Series: HUSTINGS: Darlington Friends of the Earth have organised a hustings event

4:20pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A HUSTINGS event will see Darlington’s election candidates field questions on environmental issues next week.

Spennymoor school awarded for standing up to bullying

The Advertiser Series: AWARD: North Park Primary School pupils Shane Armstrong, ten, Charlie Jackson, 11, and Alisha Cairns, 11

1:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A PRIMARY school has picked up a national award for tackling bullying.

Family honour their 'always smiling' father

The Advertiser Series: RAFFLE: Louise Wilson and her family from Newton Aycliffe are holding a charity event to honour their father and raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

7:09am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A FAMILY is honouring their ‘always smiling’ father by hosting a charity night in his name to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Swim star backs sponsored walk for stroke charity

The Advertiser Series: CHAMPION: Sharron Davies

1:51pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A FORMER Olympic swimmer is encouraging stroke survivors, their families and friends to take part in a sponsored walk in Darlington in May.

Dedicated Darlington nurse shortlisted for major award

The Advertiser Series: NOMINATED: Chris Shields and Hazel Southern from the Newbus Grange Autism Service

1:34pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A DEDICATED Darlington nurse has been shortlisted for a major national award.

Top grades for Darlington nursery

The Advertiser Series: SUCCESS: Nursery manager Gerry Chapman with pupils Jack Coulter, Abbie Robinson, Alice Todd, Lucy McGuire, Alex Higginson and Poppy Greenwood

1:26pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

YOUNGSTERS at a North-East nursery are celebrating after it received full marks in a recent inspection.

Newton Aycliffe health charity appoints new chairwoman

The Advertiser Series: CHAIRWOMAN: Carol Briggs (left), who has stepped down as chairwoman of the Pioneering Care Partnership, with her successor Melanie Fordham,

7:47pm Monday 30th March 2015

A CHARITY leader who has helped improved the health and well being of hundreds of people has stepped down.

Darlington great-grandmother begs for bollards after fourth car smashes through her garden wall

The Advertiser Series: WOE: Mavis Wallis outside her home in Darlington where cars have crashed into her garden four times. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY PHOTOGRAPHY

4:03pm Monday 30th March 2015

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER is begging for bollards after a car ploughed into her garden for the fourth time.

Fundraising concert raises £1,250 in memory of popular Darlington councillor, Joe Lyonette

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISER: Ruth and Ellie Lyonette with organiser of the event, Tom Whitton

2:58pm Monday 30th March 2015

A FUNDRAISING evening held in memory of a popular councillor who died earlier this year has raised more than £1,000 for charity.

Grant will aid hospital-to-home transfer

The Advertiser Series: TALKS: Darlington Borough Council's cabinet meets next week

2:48pm Monday 30th March 2015

COUNCIL chiefs are set to approve the spending of a Government grant that will help a long-term hospital patient return home.

Flower club event was blooming great

The Advertiser Series: BLOOMS: Darlington Flower Club members (back) Greta Metcalfe, Judith Hibbert, Jane Currie, with (front) Peggy Sampson and Phyl Hodgson

3:18pm Monday 30th March 2015

A FLOWER club's annual celebration of the start of spring has been judged a success.

Respected Darlington trader stands for election, promising to bring humanity to politics

The Advertiser Series: ELECTION: Beryl Hankin will stand for election this May

2:13pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A PROMINENT Darlington trader has pledged to bring humanity back to politics, after announcing her plans to stand for election as a councillor.

Diamond couple say laughter is key to a happy marriage

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND:  Bill and Betty Marley, of Spennymoor, celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS

11:45am Sunday 29th March 2015

A DIAMOND couple have said the key to a happy marriage is laughter and ‘getting on with it.’

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.








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