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Lancaster pulls out of weekend engagements after engine shutdown drama

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12:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

FIRE crews were called to Durham Tees Valley Airport this morning, after the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster suffered an oil leak resulting in plumes of smoke coming from one of its engines.

Book of offers for Darlington shoppers

The Advertiser Series: OFFERS BOOK: Distinct Darlington manager Alex Swan

12:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

DARLINGTON shoppers can enjoy big bargains – thanks to a little book of offers.

Volunteers could help older people

3:19pm Friday 29th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help a project aimed at improving people’s health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Good Food Guide nod for Darlington pub

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11:35am Friday 29th August 2014

A DARLINGTON pub is the only hostelry in County Durham and Teesside to feature in the 2015 edition of the Good Food Guide.

Darlington entrepreneurs vie for chance to sell at Liberty of London

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

11:09am Friday 29th August 2014

TWO Darlington entrepreneurs are set to go head-to-head with hundreds of business owners for the chance to sell their wares at one of the country’s most iconic department stores.

Tributes to Darlington's 'king of Grange Road'

10:56am Friday 29th August 2014

SHOPS and businesses in a Darlington shopping street will fall silent in tribute to one of the town's most recognisable characters, who died suddenly this week.

First dance led to 60 years of marriage for Darlington couple

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Tom and Shirley Frame from Darlington have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary      Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:29pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A DIAMOND couple who met at a military dance have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Quarry extension recommended for approval

5:21pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A PROPOSED quarry extension that will boost employment but has prompted environmental concerns has been recommended for approval by council planners.

Man split partner's head open with a ceramic bowl, court hears

4:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A DRUNKEN argument led to a man splitting his partner’s head open with a ceramic bowl, a court heard.

Sweet success for Darlington honey company

The Advertiser Series: SWEET SUCCESS: Scot Varley, from The Honey B Company, which has won two Great Taste awards.

4:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN artisan food company has tasted sweet success with a second award for its honey.

Darlington councillors raise concerns over government planning legislation

The Advertiser Series: NEW FLATS: Northgate House, in Darlington

3:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COUNCILLORS have raised concerns over government legislation which could allow a high-rise office block to be transformed into residential flats without consulting nearby residents.

Fundraising launch party for Darlington music festival

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10:07am Thursday 28th August 2014

FOUR bands will perform live at a launch party next week for a music festival in Darlington.

Get paid to talk about TV

The Advertiser Series: TV TALK: Telly addicts in Darlington are being offered the chance to get paid for sharing their views about what's on the box.

4:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TELLY addicts in Darlington are being offered the chance to get paid for sharing their views about what's on the box.

Darlington takeaway scheme rejected by planners

The Advertiser Series: APPLICATION REFUSED: Planners have rejected an application to turn a former barber shop in Belvedere Road, Darlington, into a takeaway for a second time

4:59pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PLANNERS have rejected an application to turn a former Darlington barber shop into a takeaway for a second time.

Friend's cancer battle inspires Newton Aycliffe cyclist's biggest fundraising challenge to date

The Advertiser Series: CYCLE CHALLENGE: Anthony Cox, from Newton Aycliffe, plans to cycle the 300 miles from London to Newcastle in just 24 hours to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

4:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TRAINEE PE teacher will embark on an epic cycling challenge this week in memory of a friend who died of cancer.

Will poor Jed ever find a home?

The Advertiser Series: RUFF TIME: Jed the dog

4:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IS this the region's most overlooked rescue dog?

Credit union worker attacked by German shepherd during visit to Newton Aycliffe house

The Advertiser Series: Kieran Gough struggled with court guards after being jailed for watching dogs kill a fox

3:54pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CREDIT union worker was attacked and bitten by a German Shepherd as she visited a Newton Aycliffe house to collect payment.

Teacher's lasting legacy at Darlington school after opening new £700,000 sports hall

The Advertiser Series: LASTING MEMORY: Former DSMS assistant headteacher Dave Tucker

3:34pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

STUDENTS at a Darlington school will feel the benefit of a £700,000 sports hall when they return after the summer holidays next week.

Hunt for kitten missing from Middleton St George home

The Advertiser Series: MISSING: Five-month-old kitten Archie

3:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ARCHIE, a five month old, long-haired, grey tabby kitten is missing in the Middleton St George/Middleton One Row area of Darlington

Care home fun day raises more than £500 for charity

The Advertiser Series: HAIR SHAVE:Tracey Kieran, a carer at Willow Green Care Home, in Darlington, has her head shaved as part of a fundraising party at the home Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE immense success of a fundraiser at a Darlington care home resulted in more than £500 being raised for charity.

Disabled Darlington woman abandons court appeal on bus access rights

The Advertiser Series: COURT APPEAL: A Darlington woman has abandoned her legal case against Arriva's first come, first served policy on wheelchair bays

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DISABLED Darlington woman has abandoned her legal case against a bus company over its policy on spaces for wheelchair users.

Festival brings fun and fitness to Darlington

6:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FESTIVAL fever will hit Darlington this week as a popular event returns to the town.

Plans submitted for 42-home development in Sedgefield

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

5:28pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PLANS have been submitted for 42 homes on the outskirts of Sedgefield.

Newton Aycliffe community centre seeks auction donations

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY AUCTION: Peter Beaty, Margaret Robson and Anne Hardy, of Neville Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, are holding an auction to raise funds for the maintenance . Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A COMMUNITY centre is seeking donations for an auction to raise funds for maintenance work and mounting running costs.

Campaigners' joy after housing plans dropped

The Advertiser Series: GOOD NEWS: The Friends of Cocker Beck

9:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OVERJOYED campaigners are celebrating after controversial plans to build houses on a popular conservation area were dropped.

Bank staff get stuck in to help special school

The Advertiser Series: CLEAN UP:Barclaycard staff helping to tidy up the Education Village’s disabled children’s playground/garden pictured front Ian Thomas from Barclaycard and Jill Scott health and safety manager at the Education Village. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:02am Monday 25th August 2014

BARCLAYCARD staff swapped their desks for tools to help spruce up the playground of a special school in Darlington.

Darlington training academy nominated for national award

9:27am Sunday 24th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST training academy has been nominated for a national award and is appealing for public votes to help it win.

Communities to be canvassed over bikes concerns

The Advertiser Series: BIG SUCCESS: Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, who is pictured here talking to shoppers in Newton Hall, Durham, says the scheme to tackle shoplifting is a big success.

9:02am Sunday 24th August 2014

POLICE in Darlington are to ask communities if they want to see a crackdown on adults riding bikes on the pavement.

Last chance to enter blooming great competition

The Advertiser Series: BLOOMING CHANCE:Twelve Central hairdressing, in Middleton St George, has entered Darlington in Bloom in the business category. Pictured is beautician Leila Ghanadi Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE Bank Holiday weekend marks the last chance for garden enthusiasts to enter the revived Darlington in Bloom contest.

Newton Aycliffe community garden shares its fruits

The Advertiser Series: BIG DIG: Nursery children along with adults at the Pioneer Care Centre join in the Big Dig on their garden in March. From left Isobel Bowyer, four, Christopher McQue, four, medical herbalist Mark Bonham and four year old Rudi Latherton.

1:06pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE fruits of a scheme to recruit more volunteer gardeners will be showcased next month.

Improving Darlington school achieves record GCSE results

The Advertiser Series: LEADING THE WAY: Former DSMS head boy James Allison who achieved top grades in his GCSEs

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ONE of the region’s fastest improving schools has secured record results for the third time in the past four years since new management transformed its fortunes.

Darlington couple complete ten-year challenge

The Advertiser Series: HILL CLIMBERS: Peter and Philippa Sinclair celebrate at the top of Holme Fell

12:56pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A DARLINGTON couple have completed the challenge of climbing all 214 Wainwright peaks after almost ten years.

Vital advice service for over-50s faces funding struggle

The Advertiser Series: Age UK Chief Executive Officer Gillian Peel. (9586834)

12:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A SERVICE providing essential advice for older people is under threat as it faces a struggle for funding.

Charity challenge for bank worker

The Advertiser Series: BANK CHALLENGE: A mortgage advisor from Darlington is getting ready to pull on her hiking boots for a charity walking challenge.

3:32pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MORTGAGE advisor from Darlington is getting ready to pull on her hiking boots for a charity walking challenge.

Darlington planners to debate takeaway scheme

The Advertiser Series: REFORM PLANS: Darlington town hall

2:42pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to turn a former corner shop in a residential street into a takeaway look set to be rejected.

Gospels foretold improvements at Darlington church

The Advertiser Series: ON SHOW: The Reverend Lissa Gibbons looks on at the Darlington Gospels on show at St Matthew and St Luke's Church in Darlington Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

2:38pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A RELIGIOUS text inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels has gone on display at a Darlington church.

Retirement village's summer fun day raises hundreds for charity

The Advertiser Series: SUMMER FUN: Middleton Hall resident Tom Edge with daughter-in-law Linda

5:07pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE hustle and bustle of a traditional summer carnival was brought to life at a North-East retirement village as residents, staff and family members helped to raise money for charity.

Football team completes sponsored walk to say thank you for new kit

The Advertiser Series: SPONSORED WALK: The under 10 Spraire Lasses, based in Darlington, completed a walk around the town to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity, which provides accommodation for parents of children undergoing hospital treatment

4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TEAM of young footballers have put their best foot forward to complete a sponsored walk for charity.

Council is killing the town, say self-styled Darlington Liberation Army

The Advertiser Series: UNITED FRONT: Posters in the front window of DLA headquarters

3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are staying tight-lipped over the launch of a self-styled ‘liberation army’, set up in a bid to encourage transparency and expose alleged town hall wrong-doing.

Newton Aycliffe colleagues take on water-fuelled obstacle course for cause close to their hearts

The Advertiser Series: OBSTACLE CHALLENGE: Team leader Joanne Vipond, far right, puts her team through their paces in preparation for the Stockton River Rat Race at the weekend. From left,  Sarah Beadle, Sara Hird, Laura Newby-Higginbottom, Darren Feasey, Lee Newby-Higginbottom

12:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DAREDEVIL staff at a dehumidifier manufacturer may need their own creations on hand when they take part in a water fuelled obstacle course this week.

Surprise for golden wedding couple

The Advertiser Series: Hilda and Malcolm Woolley who celebrate their golden wedding at Kirkbymoorside.Nigel Holland. (9052095)

12:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A COUPLE had an extra special present for their golden wedding anniversary when one of their daughters made a surprise visit from the US.

Final Great Aycliffe Show promises to be a weekend to remember

The Advertiser Series: UP YOU GO: The Nemesis Allstars cheerleading dance team performing at last year's Great Aycliffe Show

3:55pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DARING motorcycle stunts, hilarious horses and a strongest man contest promise to make the final Great Aycliffe Show the best to date.

Newton Aycliffe Football Club secures shirt sponsorship deal

The Advertiser Series: WINNING TEAM: Safeline Taxis partner Chris Bennett (r) with Newton Aycliffe Football C general manager Dan Lewis and Clarence the Cab' Safeline's famous London black cab

2:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FOOTBALL club is celebrating after scoring a new shirt sponsorship deal.

Darlington nursery celebrates tenth birthday

The Advertiser Series: Staff and children at the Big Kids Little Kids nursery in Darlington celebrate its tenth birthday

12:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE tenth birthday of a popular nursery was celebrated with a family fun day recently.

Mental health in the workplace focus of new scheme in Darlington

12:29pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MENTAL wellbeing in the workplace will be tackled as part of an initiative being launched in Darlington.

Rugby club gets pre-season makeover

The Advertiser Series: TRY HARD: Volunteers get their hands dirty at Darlington Rugby Club Picture: DAVID BRIDGEN/CLIQUE IMAGES

12:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS helped give a Darlington rugby ground a spruce-up as it prepares for the start of the new season and gets ready to welcome new tenants.

'Tour factor' credited with helping inspire rise in cycling in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: FLASH BACK: Former Bishop of Durham Justin Welby talks bikes with trainee Tony Riding, at the opening of Bike Stop, in Darlington, in January last year Picture: KEITH BLUNDY

11:29am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Tour de France has been credited with helping inspire a large increase in the number of people getting on their bikes in Darlington.

Hundreds vote in favour of re-opening Darlington public toilets

The Advertiser Series: ENGAGED: The disused toilets in Darlington town centre

2:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

HUNDREDS of readers of The Northern Echo website voted in a poll about disused toilets council chiefs say would costs tens of thousands of pounds to re-open.

Fishing coaching for children on offer in Spennymoor

The Advertiser Series: ANGLING EVENT: A free family fishing event will introduce young people to the sport in a safer setting

1:59pm Monday 18th August 2014

YOUNG people are being encouraged to take up fishing thanks to angling coaching on offer in Spennymoor this summer.

Lottery grant will help break cycle of abuse in Cornforth

The Advertiser Series: The Cornforth Partnership Healthy Changes project will tackle issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence.

1:57pm Monday 18th August 2014

A PROJECT to help tackle issues such as domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse will receive a £233,000 Big Lottery grant.



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