The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Hundreds descend on Darlington for cyclo-cross championship

The Advertiser Series: HIGH JUMP: A competitor takes part in the cyclo-cross event in Darlington Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of cyclists of all ages and abilities got in the saddle to take part in a regional cyclo-cross championship.

Apartment plans unveiled for Newton Aycliffe pub

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

3:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS have been submitted to turn a vacant pub into an apartment block for older people.

Appeal after tools stolen

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3:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO large toolboxes containing power and hand-tools were stolen from the garage of a house in Whessoe Road, close to its junction with Longfield Road, in Darlington, overnight on Saturday (October 18).

Field of poppies to be created at Darlington church

The Advertiser Series: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

2:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FIELD of poppies will be planted in a Darlington church to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Housing development changes could cause a loss of privacy

2:53pm Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS have complained about a potential loss of privacy as developers propose to alter housing plans.

'Joyride' arrest after high-speed chase

The Advertiser Series: CHASE DRAMA: The Vauxhall Corsa on its roof after the early-hours chase over the weekend

12:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SUSPECTED joyrider was arrested after an early-hours police chase resulted in a car crashing and landing on its roof.

Joy for Polam Hall showjumpers

The Advertiser Series: HORSE PLAY: The Polam Hall School team. From left, Anna Robinson on Treacle Candy, Hannah Raw on Glenwoodstud Dark Emerald, team principal Karen Robinson, Alex Moorhouse on Lady Kate, Hannah Guy on Clonagh Boy

10:45am Monday 20th October 2014

AN equestrian team from Darlington enjoyed success at a recent event.

Future of Middleton St George playing field sparks angry debate at parish council

The Advertiser Series: Future of Middleton St George playing field sparks angry debate at parish council

10:24am Monday 20th October 2014

TENSIONS rose at a parish council meeting as the future of a village play park was discussed at length.

Last chance to join Heritage Campus discussions

The Advertiser Series: HERITAGE SITE: Tim Crawshaw, officer for environment and urban design at Darlington Borough Council, Cllr Chris McEwan, Cllr Nick Wallis and John Anderson, the council's assistant director for regeneration, with Locomotion No. 1 at the Head of Steam M

3:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS, businesses and community groups are invited to attend the final public event where they can have their say on the vision of railway heritage in Darlington.

Care home residents record Christmas CD for dementia charity

The Advertiser Series: CHRISTMAS RECORDING: Residents and staff from Willow Green Care Home record their Christmas songs at The Forum in Darlington.          Picture: ANDY LAMB

9:34am Monday 20th October 2014

A BAND of care home residents and staff members are raising their voices to raise money by recording a charity Christmas CD.

Darlington park and ride service launched

7:36pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A NEW Saturday park-and-ride service has now launched in Darlington.

Public to vote on grant recipients

The Advertiser Series: PUBLIC SAY: Last year's Spennymoor AAP It's Up 2 U event

4:48pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE power will determine which projects in the Spennymoor area get a slice of a £40,000 grants pot.

Newton Aycliffe drop-in given notice to quit site

The Advertiser Series: UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Durham County Council has told volunteers it hopes to redevelop The Cubby site

4:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

A LANDMARK community venue faces an uncertain future after its council landlord said the site needs to be cleared to make way for shops.

Darlington primary school rated 'good' after Ofsted inspection

The Advertiser Series: GOOD NEWS: Students from Skerne Park Academy celebrate its Ofsted success

1:54pm Friday 17th October 2014

STUDENTS and staff at a Darlington primary school are celebrating, after it was rated 'good' by Ofsted inspectors.

Out-of-town retail park to be discussed by Darlington planners

The Advertiser Series: REFORM PLANS: Darlington town hall

11:26am Friday 17th October 2014

PLANNERS will next week discuss proposals for a retail park containing almost 4,000sq metres of shopping space.

Darlington scouts to celebrate landmark anniversary

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: The 8th Darlington Scout Group celebrates its anniversary in 2015

10:46am Friday 17th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are underway to help a Darlington Scout group celebrate its centenary next year.

Darlington dancers wow at Disneyland Paris

The Advertiser Series: TOP DANCERS: Winners from the Born to Dance school. Front row from left to right is Liberty Easton, Ellie Bancroft, Lillie Coates, Hannah Short and Millie Turley.Back row - Anna Siddall, Emily Price, Ellie Coates, Olivia Butterworth, Shannon Wigley and Je

5:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A TEAM of young dancers from Darlington took to the stage at Disneyland Paris to wow judges in an international competition.

Spennymoor honours community champions

The Advertiser Series: CIVIC PRAISE: Spennymoor Town Mayor Councillor Geoff O'Hehir presents town honour to Hugh Stephenson

3:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO men with community and charity at heart have been recognised by their town.

Huge increase in passenger numbers at Dinsdale

3:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TRANSPORT bosses have hailed the news that passenger numbers at Dinsdale station, Middleton St George, have increased by 70 per over the last two years.

Jailed for blade-carrying and assault despite barrister's 'chaos' warning

The Advertiser Series: COURT CASE: Rustam Utegenov took his mother's car from their home in Darlington

3:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MOTHER who "hit life's down escalator" when her partner died a day after she was jailed for benefit fraud had appeared in court for the eighth time for carrying a knife in public.

Club heading to Canada

The Advertiser Series: BOXING CLEVER: Spennymoor Boxing Academy are going to Canada. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN amateur boxing club is planning an overseas tour for members to broaden their horizons while representing their home town abroad.

Chance meeting leads to 60 years of marital bliss for Darlington couple

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND COUPLE: Marjorie and Eric Marriott at their Darlington homePicture: STUART BOULTON

3:39pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CHANCE meeting at a local dance led to 60 years of marital bliss for a Darlington couple.

Funding boost for church roof project

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE WORRIES: St Cuthberts Church, Darlington

12:03am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ONE of the region’s most iconic churches has essential funding support for crucial roof repairs.

Surveillance training for council staff

The Advertiser Series: REFORM PLANS: Darlington town hall

3:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

OFFICIALS from Darlington Borough Council are receiving training in how to apply Government legislation that gives local authorities certain surveillance powers.

Star performance from community leisure programme

The Advertiser Series: ACTIVE TEAM: Staff members from Hummersknott Active. From left, Andrew Peacock, Stephen Cheeseman, Connor Briggs and Catherine Lucas, with James Robertson-Taylor at the front

3:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RECORD numbers of people are using community leisure facilities run by a Darlington school each week, according to bosses.

Police appeal for help to trace men who threatened homeowner with violence during attempted robbery

The Advertiser Series: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

5:34pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HOMEOWNER was threatened with violence during an attempted robbery last night (Monday, October 13).

Community stalwarts parting gift to cancer charity

4:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE FRIENDS and family of a much-loved grandfather have donated £1,500 to the cancer charity that supported him in his final days.

Thousands raised at Darlington charity music festival

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY MUSIC EVENT: Oxjam music festival takes place around various bars/clubs in Darlington aimed at raising lots of money for Oxfam. Old Muggins perform at The Pennyweight.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (11372497)

4:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ORGANISERS of the one-day charity music festival Oxjam Darlo say the event was a huge success and has raised thousands of pounds.

Hospice ball raises thousands

The Advertiser Series: HOSPICE DIRECTOR: Jane Bradshaw

3:53pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MORE than £12,000 was raised as an evening of cabaret-themed fun took place at the annual St Teresa’s Hospice ball.

Primary school children's food waste study

The Advertiser Series: FUNNY FUNDRAISER: St Augustine’s Primary School children go global for charity. From left, nine-year-olds Alex O’Hagan, Natan Hertel, Caedmon McEvoy-Casswell, Amy Ansbro and Ellie McLeish

3:53pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PRIMARY school children have given parents food for thought after presenting their findings on global waste.

Trimdon graduate helps improve health and hygiene in rural India

The Advertiser Series: VOLUNTARY WORK: Emma Christian, from Trimdon Village, is volunteering in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu for three months as part of the International Citizen Service (ICS) Restless Development scheme.

2:22pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MATHS graduate put fractions and algebra aside to help improve health and sanitation in rural India.

Spennymoor couple's heartfelt fundraising campaign

The Advertiser Series: FUN TIMES: The free family fun day will take place at Spennymoor Leisure Centre on Sunday, November 9, from 10am to 4pm

2:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A COUPLE are organising a series of fundraising events for a charity close to their hearts.

Sci-fi book is mission accomplished for author Jonathan

The Advertiser Series: PUBLISHED WRITER: Lymphoma sufferer Jonathan Taylor, from Darlington, has had his first book published Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:38pm Monday 13th October 2014

A LYMPHOMA sufferer has written a science fiction novel as a means of helping him cope with the disease.

Darlington Liberation Army to stage Town Hall protest

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6:05pm Monday 13th October 2014

MEMBERS of the self-styled Darlington Liberation Army (DLA) will take to the streets in protest against the town’s council.

Grants available for youth projects in Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: NEW FUNDING POT: Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (Gamp) and the Pioneering Care Partnership will launch the Small Grants Fund at the What’s Great in Newton Aycliffe and Middridge? event next month.

5:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

COMMUNITY groups working with children and young people in the Newton Aycliffe area can apply for grants of up to £1,000.

Solicitors' rat race challenge for charity

The Advertiser Series: LEGAL EAGLES: From left, Bill Neville, Deborah Barker, Callum Terry, Helen Simmons, Richard Kershaw and Andrew Graham

4:05pm Monday 13th October 2014

MORE than £500 has been raised for charity after a team of solicitors endured a punishing 10k urban adventure course.

Newton Aycliffe charity helps Ferryhill woman turn her life around

The Advertiser Series: NEW START: Jane Silliker, from Ferryhill, now volunteers for Lifeline Community Action's Helping Hands team. The Newton Aycliffe-based charity helps people in crisis. PICTURE: Ken Sadler

1:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

A WOMAN who became trapped in a downward spiral of depression, drugs, alcohol and debt is now volunteering for the charity that helped her turn her life around.

Books of offers boost Darlington traders' takings

The Advertiser Series: FLASH BACK: Distinct Darlington manager Alex Hirst with little books of offers from retailers in 2012

4:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

LITTLE books of offers have been big business for retailers in Darlington – reportedly boosting their takings by tens of thousands of pounds.

Students and teachers don on rainbow laces to support anti-homophobia campaign

The Advertiser Series: FOOTBALL MESSAGE: Staff and pupils at Hurworth School wear rainbow laces to raise awareness of an anti-homophobia campaign in football 							      Picture: TOM BANKS

12:21pm Sunday 12th October 2014

STUDENTS and teachers donned rainbow boot laces and went head to head in a bid to stamp out homophobia in football.

Projects and clubs share £15,000

The Advertiser Series: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

4:29pm Friday 10th October 2014

EIGHTEEN clubs and community projects in and around Ferryhill have shared a £15,000 grants pot.

Colourful characters celebrate the works of Roald Dahl

The Advertiser Series: BOOK DAY: Reid Street Academy chair of governors Carol Saunders with prizewinning pupils dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl characters

2:46pm Friday 10th October 2014

YOUNG bookworms had a peach of a day as they transformed into their favourite literary characters to celebrate the works of Roald Dahl.

£80,000 boost for Darlington parks project

The Advertiser Series: GREEN FLAG: Darlington's South Park (picture by Keith Rowland)

2:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

THREE Darlington parks have been included in a £1m project to safeguard their future.

Hummersknott Academy rugby team kick off the season with a win

The Advertiser Series: WINNING TEAM: The Hummersknott Academy under 16 rugby team  have won the Cleveland League Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

A SCHOOL rugby team has kicked off the season by winning a North-East league title.

Longfield Academy prepares to get muddy for cyclo-cross championship

The Advertiser Series: GETTING MUDDY: Competitors take part in a cyclo-cross event

2:28pm Friday 10th October 2014

STUDENTS from across Darlington are preparing to get in the saddle and battle it out to be crowned the town’s cyclo-cross champions.

Deadline looms for Sedgefield collective switching fuel bill scheme

The Advertiser Series: Sedgefield Development Trust has been working alongside the Belgian not-for-profit company iChoosr to introduce a collective switching scheme for gas and electricity ,

2:21pm Friday 10th October 2014

RESIDENTS still have time to sign up to a scheme that could save them up to £150 a year on their gas and electricity bills.

Driver panicked on seeing police and led officer on high speed pursuit

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

11:51am Friday 10th October 2014

A YOUNG motorist who led a police on a high speed pursuit in the early hours refused to give a breath specimen when finally apprehended.

North-East train builder to spearhead industry's future

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4:47pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A NORTH-EAST train builder will spearhead the industry’s future after securing a lucrative Scottish deal, it was tonight claimed.

Newton Aycliffe schoolchildren promote good morals through pop music

The Advertiser Series: ON SONG: Pupils from St. Josephs RC Primary in Newton Aycliffe have produced a CD of pop songs promoting good morals. Pictured are head teacher Grainne Duffy, teaching assistant Lesley Swinney, pupils Rebekah Cox, Lewis Summerson, Emily Webb, Isaac Allins

4:42pm Thursday 9th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN hit all the right notes when they recorded a CD of songs promoting love, respect and kindness.

Wheels in motion for transport workers' reunion

The Advertiser Series: Wheels in motion for bus workers' reunion

3:59pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE WHEELS are in motion for a reunion of Darlington’s public transport workers.

Environment Agency investigates Hurworth dumping

The Advertiser Series: NO WAY: The blocked off right of way at the path between Neasham Road and Coach Lane, Hurworth.        Picture: ANDY LAMB

12:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

PARISH councillors are demanding action as a once beautiful wildflower meadow has been turned into a dumping ground for rubble.



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