The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Darlington MP slams 'unhelpful' A&E petition – which has now disappeared

The Advertiser Series: CYCLIST HURT: A 27-year-old man was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital after being knocked off his bike in a suspected hit-and-run

5:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

DARLINGTON'S MP has added her voice to those criticising a petition to 'save' the town's accident and emergency (A&E) department, despite repeated assurances about its future.

Work begins to renovate derelict unit on High Northgate

The Advertiser Series: THE position of the derelict property undergoing renovation on High Northgate, Darlington   Source: Google Maps

3:55pm Monday 29th September 2014

WORK to renovate a near derelict building on Darlington’s High Northgate has been started by a developer, who hopes to bring the site’s retail and residential uses back to life.

Thousands raised at charity punk rock night

The Advertiser Series: FUNDS RAISED: A representative from Macmillan Cancer Support receives a cheque on behalf of the punk fundraiser

2:16pm Monday 29th September 2014

A PUNK rock night featuring live music from eight bands raised more than £3,000 for a cancer charity, organisers have revealed.

Enthusiastic teenage baker Jess of Darlington sets up street cafe for Macmillan Nurses

The Advertiser Series: CAKE & COFFEE:13-year-old girl Jessica May from Darlington holds a street coffee morning for Macmillan Nurses. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TEENAGE girl sold coffee and cakes on the street for the third year running for the Macmillan Nurses at the weekend.

Senior police officers praises rural community for its efforts to tackle crime

The Advertiser Series: WELL DONE: PCSO John Angus receives a Chief Constable's Commendation award from Chief Superintendent Graham Hall at the Middleton St George Pact meeting

10:25am Monday 29th September 2014

A SENIOR police officer has spoken of the importance of local knowledge and community efforts after a rural village reported some of the lowest figures in County Durham.

Lifesaving kit installed in Sedgefield

The Advertiser Series: DEFIBRILLATOR PRESENTATION: Sedgefield Village Games presents a defibrillator to the community. From left, surgery practice manager Neil Bunney, Ean (CORRECT) Parsons, chairman of the village games, heart attack survivor Barry Watson and Peter Field of th

11:34am Monday 29th September 2014

A SPORTS organisation is branching out in a bid to improve the health and welfare of its village.

Spennymoor woman tipped for engineering success

The Advertiser Series: TOP STUDENT: Anna Jackson receives her scholarship award from Mark Hunt

11:15am Sunday 28th September 2014

A SPENNYMOOR woman has been named as one of the country’s brightest young engineers after landing a prestigious scholarship.

Campaigners call for support against housing plans

6:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to build housing on a playing field at Bellburn Lane have added their voice to calls for people to attend a meeting where the plans will be discussed.

Detailed plans submitted for £1million hospice extension

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE PLANS: Director of clinical services Victoria Ashley and hospice chief executive Jane Bradshaw outside the main building of St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington which is set to be extended.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:01pm Friday 26th September 2014

PROGRESS is being made on a multi-million pound in-patient unit at St Teresa’s Hospice, with detailed drawings been submitted by architects.

Young Darlington residents urged to make their mark

4:43pm Friday 26th September 2014

YOUNG Darlington residents are being urged to vote on which issues are most important to them as part of a national youth parliament campaign.

Addict stole for drug money

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

1:04pm Friday 26th September 2014

A HEROIN addict battling his addiction shoplifted to buy drugs after finding out his girlfriend was going to prison, a court heard.

Food festival organiser appeals for stallholders

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12:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE organisers of a food fair due to take place next month have appealed for local businesses interested in having a stall to come forward.

Rotary cyclists raise £4,500 for charity with Way of the Roses cycle ride

The Advertiser Series: THREE DAYS: The Rotary cycle team celebrate the end of the ride at Bridlington

12:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

A GROUP of Rotarians from Darlington raised £4,500 for charity by tackling the gruelling Way of the Roses cycle ride.

Heroin addict 'heading in the right direction'

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

11:49am Friday 26th September 2014

A RECOVERING heroin addict with a long-standing drug habit has appeared in court for shoplifting.

Have your say on development plans at meeting

The Advertiser Series: NO THANKS: Opponents of the Muscar House Farm housing plans

4:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

OPPONENTS of plans to build 90 homes on the outskirts of Darlington are being encouraged to attend a meeting where the development framework underpinning the proposals will be discussed.

Mayor visits his village school

The Advertiser Series: Pupils at Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School and headteacher Sally Newton welcome Mayor John Robinson and consort Maxine Robinson

4:42pm Thursday 25th September 2014

CHILDREN were treated to all the pomp and ceremony that comes with hosting a civic guest when the Mayor of Durham dropped in on lessons.

Be part of West Cornforth school's final days

The Advertiser Series: FINAL DAYS: An open day will celebrate the life of West Cornforth Primary School, which will be demolished this winter

2:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN open day will give people a chance to visit a village school for the final time before its last pupils move into a new building and the old one is demolished.

Raising funds in brother's memory

The Advertiser Series: BIG CHALLENGE: The team at the Pen y Fan peak base camp

2:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A TRANSPORT professional is on target to help raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after reaching new peaks during a 24-hour mountaineering relay.

Man took his anger out on a car tyre

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

2:47pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A DISGRUNTLED man channelled his frustration at being asked to leave his own home by slashing the tyres of a nearby car.

Pair log on for new business venture

The Advertiser Series: CARVING BUSINESS: Ben Rennison, left and Lukas Beben at their wooden sculpture business at Cleasby Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A FIREWOOD business owner has hit upon an artistic way of diversifying – creating intricate sculptures out of logs.

Witness appeal after Darlington break-in

The Advertiser Series: POLICE APPEAL: Items were stolen from a house in Westerhope Court, Faverdale, earlier this month

2:35pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POLICE are investigating a house burglary in which power tools, jewellery and a safe were stolen.

A new McDonald's for Darlington

The Advertiser Series: FAST FOOD: A new McDonald's restaurant and drive-thru is coming to Darlington

7:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW McDonald’s restaurant is set to open in Darlington, creating more than 65 full and part-time jobs.

Award scheme recognises youngsters' talents

5:21pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE exceptional achievements of Spennymoor’s young people will be acknowledged by an awards scheme.

Chilton post office to close for refurbishment

4:14pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A VILLAGE post office will shut for just over a week while it undergoes refurbishment.

Drunken woman assaulted police officers

3:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A DRUNKEN woman who lashed out at police officers after damaging the window of a Darlington home has been sentenced in court.

Barber sponsors youth football team

The Advertiser Series: KITTED OUT: The Darlington Young Bulls in their new kit, sponsored by Majors Barbers

12:51pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A BARBERS shop has stepped up as shirt sponsor for a youth football team.

College course pays off for young footballer

The Advertiser Series: SPORTS STAR: Darlington College sports student Matty Lovegreen

12:51pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A SPORTS student got a taste of life on the pitch as he competed in an FA Cup match.

Railway heritage group thanks supermarket for cleaning up landmark sculpture

The Advertiser Series: THE GREAT TRAIN SHRUBBERY: David Porter and the partly obscured brick train Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:42pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A RAILWAY heritage group who raised concerns about the state of a North-East landmark have thanked the supermarket chain who cleaned the area up.

Children highlight dangers of dog poo through posters

The Advertiser Series: DOG DANGERS: Winners Mollie Presho eight, and Erin Prout, six, with Councillor Lucy Hovells and Margaret Eadsforth (rear) chairman Trimdon Foundry Parish Council with runners-up Emily Hancock five, and Mia Crawford, nine. PICTURE: Keith Taylor

4:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Trimdon primary school have been making posters to highlight the dangers about dog muck.

Darlington students enjoy a taste of Africa

The Advertiser Series: SOUNDS OF UGANDA: The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir host workshops at Hummersknott Academy, in Darlington Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

STUDENTS got a taste of Africa as a fundraising tour descended on a Darlington school.

Darlington school opens facility for two-year-olds

The Advertiser Series: FUN TIMES: Joseph Watson in the sand pit

3:56pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A DARLINGTON primary school has opened its new facility for two-year-olds, which has been named Lullaby Lane.

Warmth scheme reaches out ahead of World Heart Day

1:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TO mark World Heart Day next week, a scheme available to vulnerable residents in Darlington is reminding people about the vital role that warmth plays in health and wellbeing.

Darlington butchers 'revamped' following food hygiene prosecution

The Advertiser Series: FOOD HYGIENE: Conditions at the premises, which has since been revamped

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A BUTCHER has reassured customers changes have been made to his business after being prosecuted for food hygiene offences.

Convicted sex offender groped schoolgirl

2:59pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A CONVICTED sex offender who groped a schoolgirl is behind bars after a court heard how the attack had a serious impact on her life.

Hurworth Country Fair enjoys biggest and best show yet

The Advertiser Series: FEED ME: Owen Calvert, nine, from Darlington, feeds Misty the alpaca at Hurworth Country Fair     Picture: ANDY LAMB

1:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

VISITORS to a country fair were spoilt for choice as the annual event enjoyed its biggest and best year ever.

Village sport success

The Advertiser Series: SPORTS DAY: Seven year old Daniel Weatherspoon tries out the punchball at the free sports day at the cricket club in Sedgefield.         Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:03pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SPORTS event inspired by the London 2012 Olympics has been hailed a success for the third year running.

Talent rewarded

3:06pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WINNERS of Ferryhill's annual art and photography exhibition, which is a highlight of the town's summer gala, have been presented with certificates and gift vouchers.

Villagers blooming with pride after Northumbria in Bloom success

The Advertiser Series: BLOOMING MARVELLOUS: Richard Rust, John Weighell, Chris Bayes and Pam Dunn, who all helped Neasham win a gold medal in this year's Northumbria in Bloom competition Picture: STUART BOULTON

10:54am Saturday 20th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED residents who helped make their village blooming beautiful are celebrating after winning a top horticultural award.

Siblings set to turn run-down pub into community hub

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4:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BROTHER and sister have pledged to turn a run-down pub into a community hub.

Open day at Darlington upcycling business, Totes Adore

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS VENTURE: Karen Riley (left) and Donna Feeney who run their own vintage upcycling business, Totes Adore.

2:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN upcycling business will throw its doors open for visitors this weekend to see how they turn scrap into quirky home accessories.

Cancer charity night in Chilton a hit

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISER: Trish Greensmith (front) from The Chyrelle Addams Cancer Support Trust with fellow fundraisers at Chilton and Windlestone Working Mens Club. Picture: DAVID WOOD

1:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

NINE singers from across the region teamed up with a band to perform a charity gig.

Pool closed

1:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE swimming pool at the Education Village, in Salters Lane South, Darlington, will be closed until around 5pm tonight (Friday, September 19) due to soiling from a child’s nappy. The incident happened yesterday (Thursday, September 18) outside of school hours and a stringent cleaning process is underway.

Mother of three hopes for glory in modellling contest

The Advertiser Series: IN FINAL: Helen Kealey, photographed by Tony Robinson

12:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MOTHER of three hopes to strut her stuff to victory in one of Britain’s biggest model contests this weekend.

Darlington playgroup celebrates 40th birthday

The Advertiser Series: BIRTDAY CELEBRATIONS: Pierremont Play group is celebrating its 40th year Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

11:21am Friday 19th September 2014

A DARLINGTON playgroup celebrated its 40th birthday in style with a visit from Peppa Pig and Bob the Builder.

Apprenticeship project for Newton Aycliffe school

The Advertiser Series: APPRENTICE CHALLENGE: Carol Jordan from Ebac talks to students at Woodham Academy, Newton Aycliffe, about apprenticeships. Picture: TOM BANKS (10523883)

6:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCHOOL has launched an apprenticeship project to open pupils’ eyes to job and training opportunities on their doorsteps.

Visitors go behind the scenes at organic dairy

The Advertiser Series: ECO VISIT: Darlington mayor and mayoress Gerald and Ruth Lee present prizes to mini beast hunters, runner up Rosie Burgess and winner Bethany Lloyd, both seven

3:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ECO visitors proved they had a lot of bottle when they went in search of mini beasts at a North-East organic dairy.

Spennymoor mother fined for buying underage daughter alcohol

3:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are urging adults not to supply underage drinkers with alcohol.

School reunion for class of 1960

The Advertiser Series: OLD BOYS: Members of Darlington Boys' Grammar School's class of 1960

2:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GROUP of former students of what is now a sixth-form college reminisced about old times during an emotional reunion in Darlington.

Cold-callers under scrutiny in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: REFORM PLANS: Darlington town hall

1:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DARLINGTON trading standards officers are investigating the alleged mis-selling of home energy efficiency assessments.

Sponsorship continues for Vibe Awards in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH AWARDS: Darlington Building Society chief executive Colin Fyfe with Vibe Awards supporters Bayleigh Firth and Danny Brown Picture: TOM BANKS

1:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A DARLINGTON business leader has confirmed that his organisation will continue to sponsor an awards programme that recognises outstanding young people in the borough.



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