The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Landlords enjoy building up trade at at refurbished Kirk Merrington pub

The Advertiser Series: PUB REOPENS: Steve Metcalfe and Lynda Harland outside The Fox and Hounds Inn.

5:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LANDLORD is looking to build up trade in a village pub after it reopened following a nine-week, £200,000 refurbishment .

Teacher's Windermere swim in memory of Ferryhill pupil

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY SWIM: Teacher Paul Simpson who has completed the Great North Swim for charity.

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEACHER took on the Great North Swim to raise £750 for a teenage cancer charity in memory of a pupil who died of the illness.

Rugby club to host charity fun day

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY DAY: Mowden coach Danny Brown

11:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAMILY fun day at a Darlington rugby club will raise funds for a North-East charity.

Fond farewell as long-serving headteacher steps down

The Advertiser Series: A FOND FAREWELL: Headteacher David Ackroyd is retiring from Northwood Primary School on Pendleton Road, Darlington.  Pictured sat in his story telling chair with pupils (back) Chloe Whelan (11), Carla Cooper (11) Reece Earle (11), Jack Bray (11) and (fron

11:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS at a Darlington primary school have said a fond farewell to their headteacher, who has retired after a career spanning more than 40 years.

History society all set to commemorate First World War centenary in Aycliffe Village

The Advertiser Series: Aycliffe Village Local History Society is staging a series of event to commemorate the centenary of the First World War . From left, Harry Mosses, Audrey Moses, David Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis, Vivien Ellis, David Baker and Denis Dryden.

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A HISTORY society will lead a series of commemorative events to mark the centenary of the First World War following a £10,000 research project.

Comedy festival hailed a success

The Advertiser Series: COMEDY TRAIN: Patrick Monahan

5:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

AFTER three weeks of shows held across ten venues, the curtain comes down on the Darlington Comedy Festival this week.

Whirlwind romance leads to 50 years of wedded bliss

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Arnold and Doreen Bower of Lowther Drive, Darlington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8442818)

4:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WHIRLWIND romance began fifty years of wedded bliss for a Darlington couple.

More volunteers needed for restorative justice scheme

The Advertiser Series: FAIR TREATMENT: Darlington councillor Bill Dixon said staff regrades and downgrades have happened across the board at the council

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DARLINGTON scheme that tackles conflict and anti-social behaviour is seeking volunteers in the area.

High-flying students rewarded at end of year ceremony

The Advertiser Series: PRIZE-GIVING: Carmel College principal Maura Regan (centre) with joint winners of the Sylvia Pursey Vocalist Prize, Amelia Hughes (left) and Molly Cunningham

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE academic achievements of students at a Darlington school have been honoured at an annual award ceremony.

Get active with help from Woody and Elsa at the Change4Life activity day

The Advertiser Series: Change4Life

3:31pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DAY of physical activities for children inspired by popular Disney films will visit Darlington this week.

Staff dig deep for chosen charity

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11:43am Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at a town centre store have launched a new charity partnership after raising more than £7,500 for another good cause.

Council chiefs apologise after Darlington homes plan consultation row

The Advertiser Series: GREEN AND PLEASANT: The proposed development site at Muscar House Farm, Darlington

10:05am Monday 21st July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have apologised after residents who opposed plans for 90 homes on farmland on the outskirts of Darlington criticised the consultation process.

Dogs have their day at annual fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: GOOD DOG: Visitors have a go on the agility course at the Darlington Dogs Trust fun day in South Park, Darlington   Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:09pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THERE were wagging tails and biscuits aplenty as dog lovers and their four-legged friends descended on a North-East park for a charity fun day.

Young tennis stars to represent region in national competition

The Advertiser Series: GAME, SET, MATCH: Fifteen-year-old tennis players James Souter and Andrew McBride from Hummersknott Academy  will represent Durham and Cleveland in the National Schools’ Cup     Picture: ANDY LAMB

8:42am Sunday 20th July 2014

YOUNG tennis players have bounced back from defeat to represent the region in a national competition.

Foster carers rewarded at awards night

The Advertiser Series: CARING TOWN: Darlington Borough Council host an event at the Bannatyne Hotel to celebrate the work of foster carers in the town.  Cllr Cyndi Hughes speaks at the event.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8318476)

9:38am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE DEDICATION of foster carers in Darlington was celebrated at an event on Wednesday.

BOWLERS in Shildon seek funding to build a new clubhouse

The Advertiser Series: NEW CLUBHOUSE: Shildon Town Bowling Club's run down clubhouse.

6:25pm Friday 18th July 2014

BOWLERS whose 107-year-old clubhouse is in a state of disrepair are urgently seeking funds to construct a new one.

Shoppers given choice of charities to support

4:53pm Friday 18th July 2014

SHOPPERS at a Darlington supermarket can choose between three charities to receive a funding windfall.

Spending a penny in the market would cost thousands

The Advertiser Series: TOILETS CALL: Conservative councillor Bill Stenson

3:23pm Friday 18th July 2014

RE-OPENING mothballed public toilets in Darlington town centre would cost taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds a year, according to a senior councillor.

'Help the elderly stay safe this summer'

The Advertiser Series: SUN PUZZLE: Sisters Morgan and Rosie Gillespie enjoying the sunshine in Northumberland. For elderly people, the hot weather can be more problematic

11:54am Friday 18th July 2014

A DARLINGTON care home manager has urged older people living alone in the community to take extra care during the hot weather.

Railway museum turns back the clocks for family fun day

The Advertiser Series: ALL ABOARD: Museum staff Kelly McStravick and Les Hardman dress in period costume to promote the upcoming family fun day at the Head of Steam museum, in Darlington Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Victorian era will be brought back to life at a themed event this weekend.

Plans for 380 homes opposed

3:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A PARISH council has formally objected to provision for almost 400 homes in a local development plan.

New campaign urges tenants to avoid using loan sharks

The Advertiser Series: LOAN SHARKS: A campaign is being launched in Darlington urging tenants in privately rented accommodation to avoid using loan sharks

3:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TENANTS in privately rented accommodation across Darlington are being urged to avoid using loan sharks as part of a new campaign.

Chance to snap up tickets for live show

The Advertiser Series: LIVE DATE: The Vintage Belles will be among the acts to perform at Music Through the Decades, in Hurworth, on Saturday

12:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FINAL preparations are under way for an outdoor evening of music designed to appeal to all tastes.

Paralympian to visit Darlington school

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL VISIT: Paralympian Tim Prendergast

5:36pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A PARALYMPIAN will visit Darlington to highlight the achievements of sporty school children tomorrow (Thursday, July 17).

Hotelier hopes to expand and revamp Sedgefield pub

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

4:26pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A HOTELIER has submitted plans to revamp and extend a town centre pub.

Memories and awards for teachers at opposite ends of their careers

The Advertiser Series: FOND MEMORIES: Mildred Howell prior to teaching her last lesson at Hurworth School. Pictures: STUART BOULTON

4:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A POPULAR Darlington maths teacher is preparing for her third and final retirement, while a colleague at the start of her career has won a coveted award.

Chef serves up treat at school

11:37am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CHEF who has cooked for rock stars and royalty served up a treat for students at the opening of a school dining hall.

Pupils meet meerkats and police drugs dogs as part of Ferryhill college's Big Learning Day

The Advertiser Series: ANIMAL FUN: Jay Gunn, of Jay's Animal Encounters, shows a meerkat to 12-year-old Jason Slack.

4:43pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

STUDENTS have taken time out from lessons to meet meerkats and tarantulas and go trekking in Hamsterley Forest.

American jazz trumpeter helps Darlington students hit all the right notes

The Advertiser Series: JAZZ TRUMPET: World-renowned American jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis at the workshop with musicians from Durham County Youth Big Band at Hummersknott Academy  Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

YOUNG musicians hit all the right notes when an internationally renowned trumpet player paid them a visit.

Five mayors attend church fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: MUSIC NIGHT: The five mayors and their consorts outside St Edwin's Church, High Coniscliffe

1:22pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 130 people - including five mayors and their consorts - attended an evening of music and celebration at a village church.

Dogs Trust gears up for annual canine fun day

The Advertiser Series: GOOD DOG: Alex Dunn, 11, from Norton, and dog, Judith, jump the hurdles at last year's fun day in South Park, Darlington

1:15pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

DOG lovers and their canine companions can enjoy a day of fun this weekend.

Police called to public meeting over village development proposals as tempers fray

The Advertiser Series: PLANS BACKLASH: Residents from Middleton St George on the green field play area of the village where the parish council have proposed to build upon.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8202739)

5:32pm Monday 14th July 2014

A GROUP of parents have insisted they will fight proposals to develop shops and a medical centre on their village playing field, following a heated public consultation meeting.

Tennis club nets sponsorship deal

The Advertiser Series: NET GAIN: Mike Sowerby, from the tennis club, collects a cheque from Andrew Chambers of Arc Wealth Limited

12:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

A DARLINGTON tennis club has been served up a funding boost, after agreeing its first sponsorship deal.

Dance shop reached 25th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: MILESTONE REACHED: Sue and Heather Henderson celebrate the 25th anniversary of their dance business

11:53am Monday 14th July 2014

A MOTHER and daughter duo have celebrated the 25th anniversary of their dance shop and studio.

CCTV released after bike theft

The Advertiser Series: CYCLE THEFT: British Transport Police has released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a stolen bike

11:13am Monday 14th July 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to following the theft of a bike from Darlington station.

Rotary club latest

The Advertiser Series: WELL DONE: The Friends of Darlington Memorial Hospital golf team receiving their winning trophies. From left: John Eager, Jim Morris, Anne Wiper presenting the trophies, Mark Brown and John Beadle

11:39am Monday 14th July 2014

AT a recent meeting of Darlington Rotary Club, president Ken Wiper reported on a week of activities, including visits to Darlington Inner Wheel and Lions Club, as well as the annual Rotary amateur golf competition.

Big gig entertains crowds in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: BIG BAND: Members of Darlington Youth Choir and Hurworth School Choir perform at The Big Gig in South Park Darlington. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (8161854)

4:49pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A NATIONAL celebration of music saw a host of bands entertain crowds in Darlington today (July 13).

Newton Aycliffe Football Club launches stadium naming rights competition

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORTIVE TEAM: Newton Aycliffe Football Club general manager, Dan Lewis, chairman, Allan Oliver, president and Sedgefield MP, Phil Wilson, SCH Site Services managing director, Gary Finley, and Finley Structures boss, John Finley.

1:56pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A FOOTBALL club is offering businesses an opportunity to put their name on its stadium.

Rave reviews for Aycliffe Dance Academy's summer show

The Advertiser Series: DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA: Members of the Aycliffe Dance Academy take part in a summer show at the Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:52pm Sunday 13th July 2014

WORLD peace and the importance of family life were the inspiration behind a spectacular dance show.

Charity lottery winners learn how their support helps hospices

The Advertiser Series: Winners of the One Wish Lottery and Lottery Manager Dawn Watson (centre top) show off how much has been raised for charity (£5,395,000), and how much has been paid out (£2,121,450), by the One Wish Lottery

4:50pm Saturday 12th July 2014

CHARITY lottery winners visited a Darlington hospice to see the difference their support makes to its operation.

Empty nest syndrome sends Darlington mother back to the classroom

The Advertiser Series: Cleveland College Art & Design mature student Julie Wilkerson, 51, of Darlington, who has been given a new lease of life through art

3:32pm Saturday 12th July 2014

A DARLINGTON woman has returned to the classroom after watching her daughter fly the nest to university.

Funding boost for Trimdon outdoor gym

The Advertiser Series: GYM GRANT:  (L to R) Malcolm Gray, community investment advisor for livin,Councillor Morris Nicholls, Councillor Lucy Hovvels, Dr Alan Bell, treasurer of Trimdon Colliery Community Association, Councillor Peter Brookes and Paul Todd, community coordinator

1:34pm Saturday 12th July 2014

A COMMUNITY will soon benefit from an outdoor gym thanks to a £5,000 grant.

Former mayor and mayoress of Sedgefield celebrate 60 years or marital bliss

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND CELEBRATION: Keith and Nancy Wells from Sedgefield, with Councillor John Robinson, chairman of Durham County Council. Picture: Keith Taylor

11:39pm Friday 11th July 2014

A FORMER mayor and mayoress have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Plans for Darlington supermarket go on show

The Advertiser Series: CGI impression of supermarket plans

5:08pm Friday 11th July 2014

PROPOSALS for a regeneration project that could bring hundreds of jobs to Darlington went on display today (Friday, July 11).

Wheelie bins in Darlington a success, says council report

The Advertiser Series: Wheelie bins in Darlington hailed a success

4:36pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE introduction of wheelie bins into Darlington has been hailed as a success.

Tales of the riverbank for school children

The Advertiser Series: RIVER PROJECT: Pupils at St Charles Primary School work with Durham Wildlife Trust on a river project. Pictured are pupils Aboahbea Attuah and Lewis Sheffield, both ten, and Kirsty Pollard from Durham Wildlife Trust. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

CHILDREN in Spennymoor are soaking up tales of the riverbank in a wildlife project which aims to educate them about a waterway that flows through the town.

Developer applies to build 80 new homes in Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: Plans have been submitted for an 80-home development near Travellers Green in Newton Aycliffe

4:02pm Friday 11th July 2014

PLANS have been submitted for 80 new homes on a disused garden nursery in Newton Aycliffe.

Skate park wins praise of police commissioner ahead of summer coaching sessions

The Advertiser Series: RAMPED UP:Chrissy Holiday, left, and Ryan Dodds rides the ramps at 4Motion, Darlington's new indoor skate park   PICTURE: Tom Banks

3:18pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN indoor skate park that has attracted hundreds of young people since it opened its doors in April has won praise from the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner.

Theatre group members showcase their talents

The Advertiser Series: WORLD'S A STAGE: Members of Identity strut their stuff at Darlington People's Market

3:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

MEMBERS of a youth theatre group have been showcasing their acting talent by performing street theatre across Darlington.

Burglar jailed for break-in at home of terrified female householder

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

12:51pm Friday 11th July 2014

A LONE female householder feared for her life on waking to hear a burglar wandering round her home, a court heard.

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