The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Spennymoor children design amazing spaces

The Advertiser Series: AMAZING: Ben Holliday and Megan Cairns show one of the group's designs with fellow pupils and the FaulknerBrowns and DurhamGate teams in the background

4:47pm Monday 20th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS created a vision to transform a caravan and rundown area of land into an “amazing space” when they took part in a design challenge backed by Channel 4’s George Clarke.

Minor collision

The Advertiser Series: CRASH: Two cars were involved in a collision in Darlington

4:40pm Monday 20th April 2015

EMERGENCY services were called to a two-car collision close to a North-East college.

Lorry spills glass on A66 in Darlington

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4:45pm Monday 20th April 2015

THERE were delays in Darlington this afternoon after a lorry spilled a large amount of glass on the westbound carriageway of the A66.

Darlington food bank project appeals for land to grow fresh and vegetables

The Advertiser Series: DIGGING IN: Kelvin Marsh, chief executive Darlington Foodstore Network, and Andrew Coltman, food store assistant at the current planters at King's Church

2:46pm Monday 20th April 2015

A BUSY food bank project that supports hundreds of families every week is appealing for a plot of land to grow fresh fruit and vegetables for its users.

Football event scores with disabled youngsters

The Advertiser Series: ON THE BALL: Joseph Thebe, seven, takes part in a football tournament for kids with cerebral palsy at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington Picture: TOM BANKS

5:31pm Monday 20th April 2015

DISABLED youngsters with a talent for football laced up their boots for a special event.

Rotary events raise charity cash

The Advertiser Series: MEETING: From left, Rotary host Ged Wiper, Selina Tsang and Tony Brockley from Darlington Credit Union, and Rotary president Ken Wiper

2:52pm Monday 20th April 2015

TWO evenings of food and entertainment, held by Darlington Rotary Club, raised more than £4,000 for good causes.

Mentoring scheme hailed as a success

The Advertiser Series: MENTORING: Callum Smith, commercial manager at Sainsbury's, with students Kieran Dunn, Denver Griffiths and Lois Rivers

2:50pm Monday 20th April 2015

A SCHEME to help students develop their employability skills has proven to be a triumph once again, organisers said.

Darlington hosts the 'FA cup finals of bowling'

The Advertiser Series: BOWLS: The Mayor of Darlington Councillor Gerald Lee kicks off the competition at Darlington Indoor Bowls Club Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:50pm Sunday 19th April 2015

BOWLING teams from across the country descended on Darlington this weekend for the sport’s equivalent to the FA cup finals.

Appeal after jewellery stolen in Darlington burglary

The Advertiser Series: APPEAL: Police are appealing for information after a large amount of jewellery was stolen during a burglary at Hewitson Road, Darlington

3:20pm Sunday 19th April 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after a large amount of jewellery was stolen during a burglary.

Olympic star joins children in Newton Aycliffe for running event

The Advertiser Series: ACTIVE: Long jumper Chris Tomlinson and campaign mascot Dart encourage youngsters to run for fun

2:22pm Sunday 19th April 2015

AN Olympic athlete joined hundreds of children at a fun run that aims to get youngsters off the couch and enjoying exercise.

Staff celebrate more than 400 years' service at North-East college

The Advertiser Series: LONG SERVING: Time-served members of Darlington College’s staff

1:47pm Saturday 18th April 2015

TWENTY college staff have celebrated clocking up more than 443 years’ service between them.

New courses at Newton Aycliffe venue

The Advertiser Series: ARTY: Courses, including art, yoga and Spanish, will be held at Greenfield Arts

1:21pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A SERIES of new courses from specialist arts workshops to language lessons are about to start in Newton Aycliffe.

The Green Room promises to usher in a new era of live music in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: NEW VENUE: The Green Room in Darlington is soon to open its doors to music fans across the town.  In the main room are Simon Johnson, Darrel Johnson, Neil Hanlon and Colin Johnson.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:50am Friday 17th April 2015

A NEW venue will put Darlington’s live music scene firmly back on the map and attract bands from far and wide, say owners.

New sign helps tackle speeders in Sadberge

The Advertiser Series: SLOWLY DOES IT: From left to right, Chairman of the Sadberge Parish Council, Lee Tate, Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, clerk to Sadberge Parish Council Alastair Mackenzie and volunteer Dave Lazenby with the speed sign Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:01pm Friday 17th April 2015

RESIDENTS living in a village plagued by speeding have been giving a helping hand to tackle motorists who regularly break the speed limit.

Scourge of speeding motorists discussed by parish councillors

The Advertiser Series: CLOCKED: Thousands of drivers are speeding through a Darlington village every day

3:51pm Friday 17th April 2015

PARISH councillors are calling for more action to be taken against speeding motorists in Middleton St George.

Bogus caller warning in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Special Constables are an integral part of Durham police

3:49pm Friday 17th April 2015

POLICE are urging vigilance among residents of the Whinfield area following reports of suspected bogus callers.

Winners of Sustrans competition entertained by daredevil cyclists

The Advertiser Series: STUNTS: Brothers Ashley and Danny Butler, of the Extreme Mountain Bike show, perform for pupils from St John's Primary School Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:40pm Friday 17th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS who won a competition after ditching the car to cycle to school enjoyed a daredevil mountain bike show as their reward.

Dogs Trust Dog of the Month

The Advertiser Series: FRIENDLY: Mia with Suzie Douglas her canine carer

1:42pm Friday 17th April 2015

EACH month The Northern Echo highlights one of the many dogs looking for a home at the Dogs Trust Darlington, in Sadberge, near Darlington.

Italian cricketer bowled over with support for charity walk

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY WANDERERS: Staff and residents from Middleton Hall Retirement Village join Italian cricketer Alessandro Sabelli on his charity walk

5:59pm Thursday 16th April 2015

THE sun shone on residents and staff at a retirement village as they joined an Italian cricketer on an epic charity walk.

Dog owners warned to keep animals under control after sheep are chased into river

The Advertiser Series: LIVESTOCK: Sheep are vulnerable to attacks by dogs. Picture Roger Elliott

5:02pm Thursday 16th April 2015

DOG owners in Darlington are being urged to keep their pets under control after two sheep were chased into a river near the Redhall estate.

Newton Aycliffe woman assaulted police officers while drunk

The Advertiser Series: ASSAULT: Lori Beattie appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court this morning (April 16)

5:09pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A WOMAN assaulted two police officers while drunk, a court has heard.

Volunteers help to spruce up arts centre

The Advertiser Series: ARTISTIC SKILL: Volunteers on the National Citizens Service paint planters at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts in Darlington as part of their National Citizen Service programme  Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:05pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A DEDICATED group of young volunteers have helped to spruce up a popular community arts venue.

Lifelong Bond

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Alwyn and David Bond from Spennymoor are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:55pm Thursday 16th April 2015

DAVID BOND made the best decision of his life when he changed his plans for a night out in Blackpool in 1963.

Charity afternoon tea tribute to Sedgefield woman

The Advertiser Series: TRIBUTE TEA: Members of the Sedgefield Inner Wheel Club meet at Ceddesfeld Hall in the village for an afternoon tea in aid of Red Cross and in tribute to founding member Joyce Lowe who recently died. Pictured are Joan Hewick, Colin Lowe (son of Joyce), In

7:55pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

THE community spirit of a late Sedgefield woman inspired an afternoon tea event in aid of her favourite charity.

Chilton church gets new kitchen after £5,000 donation from county councillor

The Advertiser Series: KITCHEN: Mike Morrison, Vice Chairman of the St Aidan's Parochial Church Council with Councillor Christine Potts during the preparation of the celebratory lunch at St Aidan's Church Hall in Chilton Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:07pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

CHILTON residents are celebrating after one of their county councillors dished up £5,000 to upgrade their church hall’s old kitchen.

Fast food outlets treating workers like slaves, claim campaigners

The Advertiser Series: PROTEST: Image from a similar protest in the USA

4:44pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

FAST food outlets are treating employees like slaves, according to campaigners.

UKIP candidate offers to organise gay pride march in Darlington after being accused of swerving hustings on environmental and LGBT issues

The Advertiser Series: UKIP: UKIP's candidate for Darlington, David Hodgson

2:43pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A UKIP election candidate offered to organise a gay pride march in Darlington after denying avoiding hustings around environmental and LGBT issues.

Darlington school children climb high

The Advertiser Series: HEIGHTS: Abbey School pupils on the new climbing wall. Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:09pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS at a Darlington school are climbing high thanks to new equipment.

Darlington woman fined after throwing metal drinks coaster at her daughter

The Advertiser Series: COURT HEARING: Peterlee Magistrates' Court

3:36pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A WOMAN who left her daughter with a head wound after throwing a metal drinks coaster at her has been fined.

Chance to hear about river project plan

The Advertiser Series: MEETING: The River Skerne runs through Darlington

2:54pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

FARMERS can receive updates on rural matters at an event being organised by the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)next week.

Social isolation growing in Darlington, say charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Darlington Town Mission

5:44pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

SOCIAL isolation is growing in Darlington, according to an organisation devoted to helping the town’s poor and needy.

'Prioritise patients, not paperwork' says owner of care facility criticised by inspectors

The Advertiser Series: INSPECTION: CQC found failings at The Fountains home care facility

5:11pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

INSPECTORS prioritise paperwork over patients, according to the owner of a care facility criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Students' helping hand for stroke club members

The Advertiser Series: TREATMENT: Darlington College student Michael Whitby performs a hand massage to Stroke Club member Neville Dawson

2:37pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

BEAUTY therapy students have benefited from hands-on experience helping members of the community who have suffered a stroke.

Post Office to deliver improvements in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: DELIVERY: Two Darlington Post Office branches are being improved

12:37pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

TWO Darlington Post Office branches are to benefit from refurbishment works in the coming weeks.

Disused bowling green is a hive of activity once again

The Advertiser Series: BUZZING: A former bowling green in Darlington is buzzing with life once again. Work is well underway to create a wildflower meadow planted with bee-friendly flowers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

9:04pm Monday 13th April 2015

A FORMER bowling green is abuzz with activity once again as the Darlington Beekeepers Association (DBKA) returns to the Denes Park for the summer.

Cheesy challenge faces Darlington residents

The Advertiser Series: CHEESE: All hail the humble cheese sarnie

6:55pm Monday 13th April 2015

A CHEESY challenge faces the people of Darlington.

Charity event will raise money for Parkinson's UK

6:42pm Monday 13th April 2015

A MAN has organised a star-studded night of entertainment to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

Tributes to war veteran who 'went through hell' in Burma

The Advertiser Series: ENLISTED: William Ernest Bowman, who has died aged 93

2:51pm Monday 13th April 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to an unassuming war hero, who fought in two of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War, and has died at the age of 93.

Darlington man fined for selling fake goods online

The Advertiser Series: FAKE: Some of the products that were test purchased as part of the operation.

9:20am Sunday 12th April 2015

A DARLINGTON man has had to pay almost £1,000 in court charges after his counterfeit online designer goods business was exposed.

Launch event to celebrate 80th year of regional bowls league

The Advertiser Series: BOWLS: Players will celebrate at a league launch event

6:18pm Sunday 12th April 2015

BOWLS players from across the region will head to Bedale on April 22 to launch a ladies league that celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

Hundreds join in a Darlington Scout Group's centenary celebrations

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Darlington 8th Scout Group is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:33pm Sunday 12th April 2015

GENERATIONS of Scouts and scores of residents flocked to Cockerton to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 8th Darlington Scout Group.

Residents' views on Darlington health services sought

The Advertiser Series: WINNER: Dan Wallis and Michelle Thompson, CEO for Healthwatch Darlington

2:18pm Saturday 11th April 2015

HEALTHWATCH Darlington is collecting the views of scores of residents to help shape health services in the borough.

Cancer group flourishes thanks to loyal supporters

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Allison White, 38, set up Great Aycliffe Cancer Support last February

5:22pm Friday 10th April 2015

A CANCER support group is growing from strength-to-strength thanks to its loyal supporters.

Sedgefield fun club celebrates 20th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: PARTY: Sedgefield Out of School Fun Club is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. Some of those attending with cakes for the occasion Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:10pm Friday 10th April 2015

A CLUB which provides affordable childcare for busy parents celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special party to raise funds for a new building.

New home for Honest John

The Advertiser Series: HOME: 'Honest' John Hilton has found a new home for his bric-a-brac charity stall at Disc in Sapphire House, Horndale Avenue, Newton Aycliffe. He is pictured with his friend Val Wright and Liane Robinson of DISC (left) Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:06pm Friday 10th April 2015

A CHARITY stalwart who has raised more than £100,000 for local causes can continue to serve his community after securing a new home for his bric-a-brac stall.

Cracking result for Easter fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: EGGS-TATIC: Hospice volunteers Elsie Murray, Jacqui Carbert and Ian Whitfield

4:33pm Friday 10th April 2015

A CHARITY’S annual Easter egg tombola has egg-ceeded all eggs-pectations.

Students' fundraising efforts for Uganda bear fruit

The Advertiser Series: HELPING: St Aidan’s students man the charity cake stall, L-R, Jessica Tunstall, Lauren Kacis, Nancy Burnside, Bobbie Howells and Scott Barrett

4:03pm Friday 10th April 2015

FUNDRAISING proved to be a piece of cake for kind-hearted students as they continue to support a community in Uganda.

Inspirational Spennymoor woman dies at 101-years-old

The Advertiser Series: INCREDIBLE: Phyllis Rose Crake

1:03pm Friday 10th April 2015

A WOMAN whose physical and emotional strength inspired her family passed away six days before her 102nd birthday.

Police urge youths to stop climbing onto cattle market roof

The Advertiser Series: INCIDENT: A teenager was hospitalised after falling from the roof of Darlington Auction Mart

4:09pm Friday 10th April 2015

POLICE have warned people against climbing onto the roof of Darlington’s cattle market after a youth was hospitalised after falling from it.

A walk in the park

The Advertiser Series: WALKING: Groundwork want to encourage people to use their local park. Pictured is South Park, by Keith Rowland

4:07pm Friday 10th April 2015

FAMILIES enjoyed a spring stroll around a Darlington park to launch an initiative to encourage more residents to enjoy the greenery on their doorstep.


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