The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Drop in crime expected in Darlington, police commissioner claims

The Advertiser Series: FIGURES: Police and Crime Commissioner for County Durham Ron Hogg

1:31pm Friday 30th January 2015

CRIME levels in Darlington looks set to fall slightly this year, Police and Crime Commissioner has claimed, with the town appearing to buck the wider County Durham trend.

Fishburn takes the lead in the broadband fast lane

The Advertiser Series: Sage is the UK's only FTSE 100 software firm.

1:29pm Friday 30th January 2015

A VILLAGE is leading the way when it comes to superfast broadband.

Worldwide web comes to Middlestone Moor

The Advertiser Series: ONLINE: Catherine Evans, Dave Boucher and Dianne Firth and Councillor Kevin Thompson put the new ICT equipment at Middlestone Moor Community Centre

1:24pm Friday 30th January 2015

A COMMUNITY centre has been kitted out with computers and internet access which residents can use for online tasks from job hunting to homework.

School governors invited to share experiences at quarterly meeting

The Advertiser Series: GOVERNOR MEETING: Councillor Cyndi Hughes

12:30pm Friday 30th January 2015

GOVERNORS from schools across Darlington are being invited to discuss their experiences at a meeting next week.

Students bring Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage

The Advertiser Series: FEE FI FO FUM: The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk from Haughton Academy, Darlington, bring a whole lot of fun to their panto production

11:47am Friday 30th January 2015

DRAMA students brought a true giant of a pantomime to the stage with their classic comedy spectacular Jack and the Beanstalk.

Police on the hunt for youths causing trouble outside Darlington supermarket

The Advertiser Series: UNRULY GATHERINGS:  The entrance to Sainsbury's Store off Victoria Road in Darlington where gangs of youths regularly meet.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:20pm Thursday 29th January 2015

POLICE are hunting a gang of youths responsible for riding their bikes up and down the escalators of a Darlington supermarket and intimidating customers.

Sedgefield Manor House begins new business era

The Advertiser Series: MANOR:Ean Parsons and Jane Skilbeck pictured outside The Manor House Sedgefield, the 17th century building is being re-launched as a business hub with meeting rooms and offices and more community use Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

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8:36pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A HISTORIC building at the heart of Sedgefield has been given a new lease of life as a business centre.

Mayor takes on omelette challenge to promote healthy eating for young people

The Advertiser Series: EGGY: Danny Brown, 14, and Mayor Gerald Lee take on the omelette challenge

5:40pm Thursday 29th January 2015

DARLINGTON'S mayor took on an eggy challenge this afternoon as he pitted his wits in an omelette making contest against the town's Youth MP.

Teenager suffers minor injuries in Haughton Road collision

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12:36pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A 17-YEAR-OLD girl was treated for minor injuries after being hit by a car in Darlington this morning.

Liberal Democrats announce their Darlington candidate for the General Election

The Advertiser Series: CANDIDATE: Liberal Democrat Anne-Marie Curry

12:30pm Thursday 29th January 2015

THE Liberal Democrat group has announced its parliamentary candidate for Darlington in the General Election will be local councillor Anne-Marie Curry.

New headteacher for Cockerton Primary School

The Advertiser Series: NEW START: Pupils of High Coniscliffe and Cockerton primary schools (L-R) Isaac Henry, Leon Newman, Millie Mitford and Joshua Connor, all nine, Caleb Stand, 11, Harriet Hodgson and Theo Ellis, both seven and Gracie Dodsworth, eight, meet the head of their

4:51pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A DARLINGTON primary school left without a permanent headteacher after he absented himself through illness now has a new person in the role.

A STALKER has been given a suspended jail term for harassing her former Ferryhill boyfriend

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

4:07pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A WOMAN who stalked her ex-boyfriend and accused him of making her pregnant has been barred from contacting him.

Burglars kick hole in back door of house to steal mountain bike they later dumped

The Advertiser Series: Vandals blight residents' lives with car vandalism attacks

3:56pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

BURGLARS kicked a hole in the back door of a house in Darlington to steal a mountain bike, which they later dumped in an alleyway.

Darlington UKIP candidate pledges to stop "appalling waste" of UK resources

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3:28pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

THE candidate who will contest Darlington for UKIP at the forthcoming General Election has said he wants to see the UK stop its "appalling waste" of its resources.

Heating costs force ancient St Cuthbert's Church to move services

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE WORRIES: St Cuthberts Church, Darlington

12:25pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

AN ANCIENT church has been forced to move its services to the church hall because of “prohibitive heating costs”.

Green Party in Darlington announces its candidate for the General Election

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3:58pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE Green Party has announced its candidate for Darlington in the forthcoming General Election will be Michael Cherrington.

Student fundraising for gap year trip to help Jamaican orphanage

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING: Karisha Francis, who is hoping to complete a gap year in Jamaica

3:44pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A STUDENT who plans to volunteer at an orphanage in Jamaica after her A-levels is fundraising to pay for the trip.

Newton Aycliffe town centre up for second award

The Advertiser Series: GOLD AWARD: The revamped Aycliffe Shopping Centre in Newton Aycliffe. PICTURE: Dave Charnley Photography

1:37pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

NEWTON Aycliffe’s award-winning town centre is in the running for another award.

Pampering delights at Newton Aycliffe care home

The Advertiser Series: BEAUTY: Resident Jean Beck receives nail therapy from care assistant Dyllan Quinn in a new beauty parlour at the Rose Lodge Care Home on Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:02pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

CARE home residents can now indulge in beauty treatments and picnic in an indoor garden following a large-scale refurbishment.

Raffle tickets to boost club funds

12:56pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A FLEDGLING Darlington football club is giving businesses the chance to become its sponsor by buying a raffle ticket.

Concerns over danger road in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: ROAD SAFETY: Hurworth parish councillors would like to see a school road turned into a 20mph zone

4:40pm Monday 26th January 2015

CONCERNS have been raised over motorists speeding on a busy Darlington road which became the scene of two crashes within 24 hours.

Newton Aycliffe's new residents' association offers IT support, days out and more

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY:Members of the Simpasture Ward in Newton Aycliffe launch a new  Residents Association to hold community events, activities and trips for locals. Pictured (l to r) are: Alan Lowe, John Clark, Dorota Russek-Atkinson and Derek Atkinson Picture:SARA

5:36pm Monday 26th January 2015

A NEW community association will help residents brush up their computer skills, get out and about and voice concerns on the issues that matter.

Darlington mayor urges Redworth residents to report lurcher owners to the police following 'intimidating' incident

The Advertiser Series: Darlington mayor Gerald Lee

4:43pm Monday 26th January 2015

A COUNCILLOR has urged residents to report owners of lurcher dogs to the police, following an ‘intimidating’ incident in his ward.

Newton Aycliffe teens attend St James's Palace in London on royal invitation

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS: Emma Partridge and Kara Ward from Newton Aycliffe attended St James’s Palace this month to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

4:11pm Monday 26th January 2015

TWO teenagers enjoyed a date with royalty when they attended a Duke of Edinburgh presentation ceremony in London.

Voter registration help at care provider

The Advertiser Series: DIMENSIONS: An initiative will help ensure that adults with learning difficulties do not lose their vote

3:32pm Monday 26th January 2015

DARLINGTON residents with autism and learning difficulties are being offered support in registering to vote ahead of the general election.

Darlington music teacher impresses judges on The Voice

The Advertiser Series: INSPIRING: Celebrating their teacher’s success, Darlington School of Rock and Pop students, L-R, Emily Barrett, Solape Betiku and Jordan Croslegh, all from Darlington

3:27pm Monday 26th January 2015

A MUSIC teacher is taking time out from inspiring youngsters in Darlington to impress judges on a major talent show.

Obmbudsman backs Ferryhill group's battle for tax relief from county council

The Advertiser Series: HEATING: A wrangle is slowing down repairs to the heating at Ferryhill Hub

2:55pm Monday 26th January 2015

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to secure tax free status for a former leisure centre are celebrating after an Ombudsman backed their case against a county council.

Story-telling workshop for children in Darlington

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10:14am Monday 26th January 2015

CHILDREN are to get the chance to take part in a fun workshop as part of National Storytelling Week.

Long running Ferryhill Gala scrapped due to falling visitor numbers

The Advertiser Series: GALA: Youngsters enjoy the Ferryhill Gala which has ended because of falling visitor numbers

12:25pm Sunday 25th January 2015

A FALL in visitor numbers over the last few years has led to the cancellation of a long-running gala in a former mining town.

Councillor "extremely disappointed" after petrol station is granted alcohol sales licence

The Advertiser Series: GRANTED: The Grange Road Service Station will be allowed to sell alcohol after a licensing committee ruling Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:02am Sunday 25th January 2015

A COUNCILLOR has said she is "extremely disappointed" that a petrol station has been granted a licence to sell alcohol despite the opposition of nearby.

Jeweller shutting up shop after 35 years

The Advertiser Series: RETIRING: Jeweller John Welsh and wife Melanie who have traded in Spennymoor for 35 years  Picture: Keith Taylor

5:10pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A JEWELLER who has been a key figure on Spennymoor high street for 35 years is retiring.

Drivers needed for new disabled taxi service

The Advertiser Series: Drivers needed for new disabled taxi service

4:22pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A NEW social enterprise body that aims to offer a specialist taxi service for disabled people is looking for drivers.

Darlington charity urges supporters to give them five

3:13pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A DARLINGTON charity is encouraging residents to ‘give them five’ in a bid to help the elderly.

Appeal to revive a bell ringing band for Darlington church

The Advertiser Series: RINGERS: Tower captain Stephen Duguid from St John's Church in Darlington with fellow campanologist Kate Millar Picture: DAVID WOOD

11:13am Friday 23rd January 2015

AN appeal is being made to get the long-silent bells of a Darlington church ringing once again.

Darlington off-licence worker admits selling cigarettes to friend at discounted price

The Advertiser Series: Steven John Hutchinson, 34, of Evenwood Gate, County Durham, was sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

11:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

A MAN who sold cigarettes to a friend at a discounted rate admitted stealing from his employer when he appeared at court today (Thursday, January 22).

Know the law about e-cigarettes

The Advertiser Series: SMOKING: E cigarettes are popular with people trying to quit smoking

12:33pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

DARLINGTON Council’s Trading Standards department have created guidance to help retailers follow laws surrounding the sale of e-cigarettes.

New nursery to offer overnight care

The Advertiser Series: OPENING: Vanessa Lovejoy outside the new Upperthorpe Nursery Picture: Keith Taylor

12:31pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A NEW nursery opening in Darlington will be the first in the area to provide overnight care.

Darlington Borough Council worker criticised for parking in disabled bay

The Advertiser Series: PARKING: Council worker criticised for parking in disabled bay

12:27pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A COUNCIL has apologised on behalf of a worker caught parking in a disabled bay without a blue badge.

Inspiration leadership and happy children earns Newton Aycliffe out of school club top marks with Ofsted

The Advertiser Series: SUCCESS: Staff and children at Woodham Burn Out of School Club in Newton Aycliffe celebrate receiving an outstanding Ofsted rating Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:37pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

AN out of school club which provides a vital service to working parents has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Dedicated councillor and former teacher made Honorary Freeman of Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: Newton Aycliffe councillor awarded

6:19pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A LONG-SERVING town and district councillor who has served his community for almost 30 years has been made an Honorary Freeman of Newton Aycliffe.

Darlington takeaway boss fined after admitting food hygiene offences

The Advertiser Series: FOOD HYGIENE: A photo taken during the inspection of Hot Plate on September 3. The premises has since been cleaned and improved.

5:49pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A TAKEAWAY boss has been fined £2,000 after an environmental health inspection found dirty equipment and raw meat being stored alongside cooked food.

Tudhoe boy heading to home of ice hockey for youth tournament

The Advertiser Series: SPONSORSHIP: Tanya Humphreys, manager of Advanced Windows, presents a cheque to Dylan Hehir towards his dream trip to ice hockey contest in Canada

5:17pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A YOUNG ice hockey player will travel to Canada on national duty after landing the sponsorship he needs to make the trip of a lifetime.

Grants of up to £1,000 still available for youth projects in Newton Aycliffe area

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: Brian Riley, Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership co-ordinator, is encouraging community groups and charities to apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Small Grants Fund for Children and Young People

5:43pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A SMALL grants fund is starting to benefit youngsters in the Newton Aycliffe area and more groups are being encouraged to apply.

Bringing history to life at museum

The Advertiser Series: SHOW: The History Wardrobe will perform Oh My Poor Nerves: Health and Hypochondria in Jane Austen’s England, at the Head of Steam

3:19pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

AN exhibition exploring the different nursing organisations that served during the Great War is running at the Head of Steam museum in Darlington.

Prize draw raises £2,000 to restore church's precious artefacts

The Advertiser Series: AND THE WINNER IS: Town crier Peter Stemmer draws the Friends of St Cuthbert's Church raffle at Dalkeith House in Darlington Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:47pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

WORK to restore precious 15th Century artefacts in an iconic Darlington church has been given a £2,000 boost by volunteers.

Tributes paid to glamorous and much-loved amateur actress

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3:36pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved and talented amateur actress, who has died aged 87.

Police warning over opportunistic burglaries in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: WITNESSES SOUGHT: Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Darlington which left a man with a deep gash on his face

8:20am Tuesday 20th January 2015

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to take extra care when securing their homes following a number of opportunistic burglaries.

Darlington man stole £55 shirt for drug money

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

5:02pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A SHOPLIFTER who stole a £55 shirt from a Darlington department store has had two-weeks added on to an existing curfew sentence.

Event honours town's sporting stars

The Advertiser Series: SPORTING STARS: Last year's winners, L-R, back row, Ben Marksby, Elizabeth Fenby, Courtney Burton and Andrew McBride, front, Sarah Murray, Jackson Sweeting and Steve Jackson

12:17pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A TOWN’S sporting heroes are to be recognised and rewarded for their efforts as a grassroots celebration approaches its 40th year.

Parents of young babies encouraged to collect free books

The Advertiser Series: FREE BOOKSTART PACKS: An appeal for parents to claim the packs.  Bookstart co-ordinator Suzy Youldon at Crown Street Library in Darlington with babies Maisie Wilkins (13 months ), Michael James Fairley (9 months, in chair), Sophia Taylor (10 months), Isla

12:10pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

PARENTS of young children in Darlington have been urged to collect a set of free books that aim to give babies a head start in literacy.








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