The Advertiser Series E-Editions

South Park cafe reopens under council management after winter closure

The Advertiser Series: Cafe in the park.

4:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A POPULAR cafe in a Darlington park has been taken over by the council to keep it open after a private operator pulled out.

New initiative delivers free online research papers

The Advertiser Series: Epsom residents are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year

2:56pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THOUSANDS of the world’s best academic papers are now available for free at Darlington libraries thanks to a new initiative.

Marathon brass band breaks world record

The Advertiser Series: Natalie Davies (front left with red trombone) with the Huddersfield Marathon Band

2:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DARLINGTON trombonist has played her way into the record books by completing the London Marathon whist performing with a brass band.

Award-winning journalist and devoted family man dies at the age of 81

The Advertiser Series: Brian Edwards, a former Echo journalist, has died aged 81

2:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER Northern Echo journalist who won a prestigious award for exposing abuse at a Sri Lankan psychiatric hospital has died at the age of 81.

Bar to reopen after revamp

The Advertiser Series: FAMILY AFFAIR: Carl Williams, right, with his father, John

1:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER assistant bar manager and DJ has turned licensee and is reopening a Darlington town centre venue under its former name.

Easter fun in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

2:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A WEEKEND of family activities has been lined up to celebrate Easter in Darlington.

Date set for Sedgefield school reunion

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL REUNION: Sedgefield Community College, formerly Sedgefield Comprehensive School

12:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A REUNION for past pupils of Sedgefield Comprehensive School, now Sedgefield Community College, will take place at the Crosshill Hotel on the town green from 8pm on Saturday, May 3. The free reunion is for pupils who joined the school in 1980. For more information contact Elizabeth Flanagan on 07733041074.

New dog training class

The Advertiser Series: FRIEND: Ten-year-old Jake was brought to Dogs Trust in March.

12:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Skernedale Dog Training Club starts a new eight-week basic dog obedience training course for beginners on May 1.

Family of Darlington murder victim say their faith in justice has been restored after killer is jailed for life

The Advertiser Series: Daniel Dodsworth

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE family of a man bludgeoned to death with a claw hammer said their faith in justice has been restored after his killer was sentenced to life in prison.

Waterways project aims to clean up streams

The Advertiser Series: Grant for reserve work

1:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WATERWAYS project held a fun day with a serious message in Darlington.

Easter treat for Darlington shoppers

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATIONS PLANNED: The Cornmill shopping centre, in Darlington

12:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DARLINGTON shoppers are set for an egg-stra special treat over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Upmarket bar 'will create up to 100 jobs'

The Advertiser Series: BRANCHING OUT: The Keys in Yarm. Another outlet is planned for Darlington

5:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WORK is under way on a seven-figure project to convert a 160-year-old grade II-listed building into an upmarket nightspot, which will create up to 100 jobs.

Parish council adds its objections to plans to merge rural Darlington council wards

The Advertiser Series: The draft ward boundaries for Darlington Borough Council as proposed by the Boundary Commission

2:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MEMBERS of a parish council have described plans to merge two of Darlington’s rural electoral wards into one as ‘ludicrous’.

Lauren going for gold in Miss England contest

The Advertiser Series: Lauren Abel

5:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

REIGNING Miss Durham Lauren Abel is hoping to represent Darlington in the finals of Miss England.

Police on the hunt for thief who stole from Darlington market stall

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2:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MARKET THEFT: Police are appealing for information after a pipe and a tobacco tin were stolen from a market stall in Darlington town centre. The incident at the regular stall, which stands opposite the Costa coffee shop, happened at noon on Monday, April 14. Two customers alerted the stall holder that a man was stealing goods – the man ran off in the direction of the town clock. The man is described as white, in his 20s and wearing a grey hoodie, which he had zipped up. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Inglis in the Priority Crime Team on the non-emergency 101 number or 01325-742275.

Mother's pride as Army captain is awarded MBE

The Advertiser Series: Captain Steffan Wright with his MBE and his mother Gisela Taylor

2:11pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE mother of an Army captain who was raised in Darlington has spoken of her pride after he was awarded an MBE.

CCTV released after cars vandalised near Darlington station

The Advertiser Series: CCTV RELEASED: A man British Transport Police want to question after cars were vandalised near Darlington Station

11:48am Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they are keen to question after a high-value car was vandalised.

Budding chef Ruth goes back to school

The Advertiser Series: FINISHING TOUCH: Apprentice chef Ruth Hansom

11:32am Monday 14th April 2014

A BUDDING Darlington chef who earned an apprenticeship with a two-star Michelin chef returned to her old school to cook up a treat for her teachers.

Sign of the times for Darlington community centre

The Advertiser Series: NEW SIGNS: Jenny Ivison and Carol Huitson from RDW, Martin Landers Trustee at Red Hall Community Centre  and Josh Palin from DBS at the front.

5:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DARLINGTON community centre is starting to notice the impact of eye-catching signage created to promote its facilities.

Inside Out celebrates its seventh birthday with Craig Charles DJ set

The Advertiser Series: Craig Charles brings his Funk and Soul show to the Citadel

3:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DARLINGTON nightclub that has played host to some of the biggest DJs in the industry will celebrate its seventh anniversary with a weekend of events.

Prolific youth offender given an "absolute last chance"

The Advertiser Series: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court GV

4:27pm Monday 14th April 2014

A YOUTH with almost 30 offences to his name has been told he has one last chance before being sent into detention.

Preparations for second annual Darlington Arts Festival under way

The Advertiser Series: BIG PLANS: Darlington Arts Festival committee members, from left: Yvonne Preston, John Dean and Jo Land

2:05pm Monday 14th April 2014

PREPARATIONS are under way for the second annual Darlington Arts Festival, which starts later this month and runs throughout May.

Panto time for Newton Aycliffe dancers

The Advertiser Series: Darlington Civic Theatre

4:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

A GROUP of young dancers have been chosen to star in a UK production of Peter Pan when it takes to the stage at a North-East theatre this weekend.

Appeal after mountain bike stolen from outside Darlington shop

The Advertiser Series: Lewes teenagers questioned over attempted break-in at Brighton flat

3:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a mountain bike was stolen from outside a town centre shop.

Chance to hear more about wind farms

The Advertiser Series: GREEN LIGHT: Carmarthenshire's planning committee approved an application to erect a wind turbine on land off Heol Ddu on the outskirts of Ammanford.

12:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

FARMERS and land owners are invited to an open day to hear about the benefits of controversial on-farm wind energy.

Hartlepool manager attends tournament in tribute to popular coach

The Advertiser Series: Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper presents a charity trophy to captain of the Wilsons Boys winning team Dean Irvine at the football match fundraiser at Middleton St George. Lynn Turnbull and 20 year old Beej Turnbull, wife and son of the late Mally Turn

5:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

HARTLEPOOL United manager Colin Cooper was the guest of honour at a five-a-side competition organised in memory of a popular football coach.

Council secures £8,000 to test nightlights

3:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

DARLINGTON Council’s trading standards team has secured £8,000 of government funding to test the safety of plug-in nightlights on sale in the borough.

Jazz concert in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: Bring in the Springtime with Latin Jazz and Wine

11:44am Sunday 13th April 2014

Jazz musicians Jeff Barnhart and John Hallam will perform at St Augustines’ Parish Centre on Larchfield Street on May 3.

Tasty textiles on display

The Advertiser Series: The Bobbin Shed on Lingfield Point where textile artists are based held an open day/exhibition

11:36am Sunday 13th April 2014

AN exhibition of artwork created by textile artists and students went on display at Lingfield Point over the weekend.

Mayor to officially relaunch refurbished post office

The Advertiser Series: New Darlington mayor, Charles Johnson, and his wife and mayoress, Carol

4:26pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Darlington Mayor Coun Charles Johnson will officially relaunch a village post office on Tuesday following its closure for refurbishment.

Parish objects to plans to merge rural wards at Darlington Borough Council

The Advertiser Series: The draft ward boundaries for Darlington Borough Council as proposed by the Boundary Commission

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

FEARS have been raised that rural parts of Darlington could be neglected in future years if plans to merge two adjoining council wards go ahead.

By-election to be held for Mowden council seat

The Advertiser Series: Darlington town hall, where Darlington Borough Council's planning committee will discuss proposals for a children's residential centre near Heighington

11:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

A BY-ELECTION has been called to elect a new Councillor to represent the Mowden Ward on Darlington Borough Council.

All welcome at Easter service

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

11:53am Saturday 12th April 2014

AN EASTER service will be held at Newbiggin Methodist Chapel at 8.30am on Sunday, April 20. All are welcome and are advised to park near the village hall.

Ferryhill police and wildlife volunteers tackling rural crime

The Advertiser Series: FENCE DOWN: Countryside Ranger John Olley and PCSO Mary Hobson with fencing that has been vandalised at Ferryhill Carrs Nature Reserve

5:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TOWN police team is winning the fight against countryside crime in its outlying areas but insists the battle goes on.

Supermarket staff help spring clean their neighbourhood

The Advertiser Series: Staff at Sainsbury's in Sedgefield took part in Durham County Council's Big Spring Clean Up

12:05pm Friday 11th April 2014

SUPERMARKET staff helped spruce up their neighbourhood by taking part in a litter pick.

Charity donation offer after 'scum' shoot pet hens

The Advertiser Series: l Michelle Richens’ pet  Brahma hen, Janet. Michelle lives in Lydiard Millicent

11:57am Friday 11th April 2014

A GRANDFATHER has offered to donate money to charity in return for information leading to the conviction of yobs who shot dead two pet hens.

Play service safe for another year

The Advertiser Series: Groundworks host an outdoor playgroup for children. Pictured with hula hoops is Elisha Wright (8)

3:11pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CHILDREN’S play service that was lost last year due to funding cuts is back up and running again.

Volunteers help to prepare Tudhoe Cricket Club for the coming season with a spring clean

The Advertiser Series: Volunteers prepare a cricket club for the new season

12:08pm Friday 11th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS helped to prepare an amateur cricket club for the coming season with a spring clean of its facilities.

Police station open weekend

The Advertiser Series: Darlington Police Station GV

10:58am Friday 11th April 2014

DARLINGTON police station is throwing open its doors to the public next month to show off its refurbishment.

Dance school fun day

The Advertiser Series: Win

11:38am Friday 11th April 2014

THE Inspire Beyond Dance community dance school is holding a fun day on April 19.

Police urge vigilance over vehicle security

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

11:05am Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE are urging Darlington residents to be vigilant about locking their cars as thefts from insecure vehicles continue across the town.

Adam digs in for charity challenge

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY PLAN: Adam Batley

10:52am Friday 11th April 2014

ADAM BATLEY, from Darlington, is preparing to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Sara’s Hope Foundation, which provides respite for young cancer sufferers and their families.

Supermarket dishes out the cash to community groups

The Advertiser Series: Sainsbury's in Sedgefield has handover £1,000 to community groups

4:58pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SUPERMARKET has handed over £1,000 to a variety of voluntary groups and clubs as part of its community outreach work.

Dance academy hosts spring fun day

The Advertiser Series: The fun day will raise funds for costumes for Aycliffe Dance Academy

4:21pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SPRING fun day will raise funds for a children’s dance extravaganza.

CCTV appeal after youths throw rocks at Darlington house

The Advertiser Series: The image released by Darlington showing a group of youths throwing rocks at a house in the North Road area of town

4:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICE have released a CCTV image in the hope of identifying a group of youths who were seen throwing rocks at a number of homes in Darlington.

Girls group receives building society support

The Advertiser Series: Girls' Brigade badge

3:05pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DARLINGTON Building Society is providing support to a Girls’ Brigade group to assist with the purchasing of materials and a day out.

Army reserve unit says farewell to commanding officer who led by example

The Advertiser Series: Captain Philip Rolfe, the president of the South West Durham Reme Association, presents a plaque to Major Chris Prince who has stepped down as officer commander of 124 Recovery Company Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Reme)

4:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE leader of an Army reserve unit has moved to pastures new after five years at the helm.

Oyez! Proud day for Darlington town crier

The Advertiser Series: EX-SERGEANT MAJOR: Peter Stemmer took up the voluntary post of Darlington’s town crier a year ago

12:38pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FRIENDS, family and well-wishers gathered as a popular postmaster and town crier had his service to the Darlington community recognised with the presentation of his British Empire Medal (BEM).

Charity supporting people with learning disabilities across North Durham gets three years of funding

The Advertiser Series: PRIZE PACK: Sheila Harris with some of the prizes on offer at the charity night

11:55am Thursday 10th April 2014

A CHARITY that supports people with learning disabilities is celebrating a lottery windfall that will secure the future of its service in north Durham.

Badge presentation will honour veterans in Newton Aycliffe

12:45pm Thursday 10th April 2014

VETERAN badges will be presented to ex-servicemen and women at Neville Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe on Saturday, June 7, at a time to be confirmed. Anyone who served in the Army, Navy or Royal Airforce, including national service, can apply. To request an application form contact Peter Beaty on 01325-313924.

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