The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Comedy glasses on sale at Specsavers for Comic Relief

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING FUN: The Moffatt family wearing Red Nose Day glasses

11:19am Thursday 26th February 2015

VISITORS to a North-East opticians can pick up a pair of novelty glasses for Red Nose Day.

Darlington students launch pilot scheme to tackle travel issues

11:09am Thursday 26th February 2015

STUDENTS have become regional pathfinders in a pilot initiative looking at community travel issues.

Donation provides lifeline to the homeless in Darlington

11:06am Thursday 26th February 2015

A HOMELESS charity has been given a helping hand in the form of a £7,500 donation.

Share stories of Spennymoor at church events

1:47pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A SERIES of events will be held this weekend to encourage people to share stories about living in Spennymoor.

Patient criticises 'fragmented' oxygen service

12:02pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A PATIENT with a rare lung condition has criticised the “fragmented” oxygen-at-home service after he struggled to get the vital supplies he needed when his health deteriorated.

Public urged to tidy up after themselves following litter pick at nature reserve

12:06pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

VOLUNTEERS collected more than a dozen bags of rubbish strewn along a popular riverside route.

Fields of Gold campaign to protect Darlington's wildflower meadows

12:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to save wildflower meadows in Darlington that have been left undeveloped for more than a decade.

Primary school's outstanding report moves children to tears

The Advertiser Series: TOP OF THE CLASS: St George’s Academy year 6 pupils, from left, Kiera Williams, Chloe Labuku, Noah Gibson and Ben Knowles. The school has received an outstanding church ofsted report. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:10am Tuesday 24th February 2015

CHILDREN at an “outstanding” Darlington primary school cried with pride after impressing visiting inspectors.

Grab a designer handbag for a bargain price

5:10am Tuesday 24th February 2015

HUNDREDS of designer handbags will be going under the hammer for charity at the Hall Garth Hotel on Friday (February 27).

Award joy for care home staff

4:28pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

NURSING staff have spoken of their pride after a care home won an award for outstanding service, only months after being assessed as failing in three out of five key areas.

Volunteers seek £2,000 to complete £25,000 upgrade of Chilton bowls pavilion

The Advertiser Series: The Sherwood Bowls League held their finals day at the South Park Bowling Green on Sunday. When the pairs and the fours finals were held. Action from the matches (19263046)

2:45pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A RUN-DOWN bowling pavilion used by park visitors for nearly 100 years is to undergo £25,000 worth of repairs.

Newton Aycliffe cancer support group celebrates first anniversary

The Advertiser Series: CAMPAIGN SUPPORTER: Allison White, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, credits the haematology ward at the University Hospital of North Tees with saving her life.

12:15pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A SUPPORT group which helps people affected by cancer including their relatives and carers is celebrating its first anniversary.

Cheers! Pub opens its own distillery

12:13pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A DARLINGTON pub is set to open its own on-site gin and vodka distillery – the first of its kind in the town.

Darlington charity needs volunteers

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11:48am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A CHARITY that helps re-build lives after brain injury is looking for volunteers.

Romantic photo wins the hearts of the voting public in Darlington

11:34am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A COUPLE won the hearts of the public after their romantic photo was voted the most popular in a Valentine’s Day competition.

Trade union party announces Darlington parliamentary candidate

11:30am Tuesday 24th February 2015

THE Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has announced its candidate to to fight the Darlington parliamentary seat in the General Election will be Alan Docherty.

Reading goes alfresco in Newton Aycliffe

7:06pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A SHARED passion for books and woodwork inspired a new outdoor library in Newton Aycliffe.

Women deny attempting to seriously harm would-be thief

5:39pm Monday 23rd February 2015

TWO women have denied attempting to cause serious harm to a man who was said to be in the throes of trying to steal money from an elderly victim.

MP welcomes Newton Aycliffe library plans

5:22pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A REVAMPED town centre could soon boast a new library if plans to relocate the existing service are approved.

A world first for Darlington students in New York

2:35pm Monday 23rd February 2015

STUDENTS from Darlington found themselves performing a world first on a cultural trip to New York.

Newton Aycliffe charity founder awarded prestigious civic medal

1:38pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

A TIRELESS community worker, dedicated to supporting people in need, has been awarded a Chairman’s Medal in recognition of for her work.

Vital advice for older people could be lost as Darlington charity faces cuts

1:33pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

OLDER people in Darlington could lose out on millions if a “vital” advice service is cut further, a charity boss has warned.

Chilton fire authority councillor finally gets smoke alarm

1:46pm Saturday 21st February 2015

A COUNCILLOR who sits on County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority hopes to set an example after finally getting a smoke alarm at home after two decades without the potential lifesaver.

Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre reveals action-packed timetable

1:44pm Saturday 21st February 2015

NEWTON Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre has revealed its new weekly timetable.

Darlington's mayor says litter is a "British disease" as he calls for people to clean up

1:41pm Saturday 21st February 2015

CALLING litter a “British disease”, Darlington’s mayor is urging residents to do their bit in cleaning up the nation.

Darlington councillor tells colleagues not to believe the council's own 'bull' over town centre footfall

5:29pm Friday 20th February 2015

DARLINGTON Borough Council should ‘stop believing its own bull’ about town centre footfall, according to a Conservative councillor.

West Cornforth fundraisers keep helpline going

2:47pm Friday 20th February 2015

A ROUND-THE-CLOCK football challenge has bought extra time for a confidential support service for young people.

Campaign celebrates responsible dog owners in Newton Aycliffe

2:40pm Friday 20th February 2015

A TWO-WEEK campaign will target irresponsible dog owners in a town park next week.

Former vicar of St Cuthbert's Church in Darlington, John Treadgold, dies aged 83

2:33pm Friday 20th February 2015

A VICAR who oversaw a time of change and development at St Cuthbert’s Church during the 1970s has died aged 83.

MEP praises progress at Teesside University's Darlington campus

12:36pm Friday 20th February 2015

A MEMBER of the European Parliament has praised the work being done at Teesside University’s Darlington campus to promote and develop business.

Investigations continue into youths causing trouble at Sainsbury's

2:59pm Thursday 19th February 2015

POLICE have thanked the public for helping with their appeal to identify youths causing a nuisance at a Darlington supermarket but say investigations are ongoing.

Popular Darlington pub landlady Kate Umpleby calls last orders for the final time

7:20am Thursday 19th February 2015

AN award-winning landlady has called last orders for the final time and claims a “bloodsucking” PubCo has almost driven her to bankruptcy.

Officials set to consider plans for two new food stores in Darlington

6:01pm Thursday 19th February 2015

PLANNING officials are set to consider two applications for new food stores in the west of Darlington.

Mature student urges everyone to grab opportunities at university

5:10pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A MATURE student is encouraging others to follow in her footsteps after launching her first jewellery collection with a major chain.

New kit helps team look the part

3:07pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A GROUP of young footballers is celebrating after receiving new kits from a local sponsor.

Appeal after Spennymoor purse theft

1:54pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A WOMAN has been left heartbroken after her purse, which contained a treasured family heirloom, was stolen.

Energetic bike challenge to support Spennymoor sports charity

1:51pm Thursday 19th February 2015

ENERGETIC fundraisers aim to boost the coffers of a charity set up to promote sport in a town with a poor health record.

Witnesses sought to Spennymoor van theft

4:29pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

POLICE have issued an appeal for information after a vehicle was stolen from a town centre car park.

Find out what's app-ening in Darlington

1:50pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

DARLINGTON shoppers will soon be able to check out everything from car parking to bargains from the comfort of their armchairs, thanks to a new app.

Karate club aims to kick youth crime into touch

1:09pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A YOUTH group based on a Darlington housing estate is looking to kick crime and anti-social behaviour to the curb – as it launches a new karate programme.

Students inspired by inaugural literature conference

12:43pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

LITERATURE students have been inspired by national figures who have written their own futures thanks to the power of words.

Darlington students qualify for national cross country championship

11:35am Wednesday 18th February 2015

FOUR athletes from a Darlington school are hoping for sporting success after qualifying for a national cross country championship.

Racist graffiti left at Darlington shop for over a week in wrangle over council consent form

5:16pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

COUNCIL chiefs have been criticised after a row over red tape meant it took more than a week to remove racist graffiti.

Rent set to rise for tenants of Darlington Council-owned properties

6:11pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

RENT increases are likely to be introduced for council tenants in Darlington in the next financial year.

Drunk man broke into a house in Ferryhill the morning after Valentine's Day

4:54pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A DRUNK man kicked his way into a house at 5am on the morning after Valentine’s Day, a court heart today (Tuesday 17).

Work starts to repair damaged Spennymoor road after residents' complaints

4:40pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

WORK to repair crumbling paths and roads in Spennymoor has started thanks to £29,000 of funding provided by councillors and a social housing group.

Group's bid for tax free status for Ferryhill Community Hub officially backed by Ombudsman

1:34pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

CAMPAIGNERS have gained support from the Local Government Ombudsman to secure tax-free status for a former leisure centre following a dispute with Durham County Council.

Back pain service at The Northern Echo arena

2:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

BACK pain is being treated at an unlikely location.

Gardening group boosted by building society donation

1:57pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A GARDENING association hopes it will be able to attract less able and younger members following a donation to buy new equipment.

New cycle path plan could return the Skerne Bridge to its former glory

2:57pm Monday 16th February 2015

THE regeneration of one of the most historic parts of Darlington has taken a step forward with plans for a cycle path along the River Skerne.








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