The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Darlington's health hub opens for business

The Advertiser Series: HEALTH PORTAL: A healthy living hub has opened at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington. In part of the new area are Healthy Darlington staff Emma Reah, Philippa Thomas, Sarah Watson and Heather Morehead Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:54pm Friday 31st October 2014

DARLINGTON residents looking for advice and information on a range of health issues – such as healthy eating, alcohol consumption and smoking – will now find it all in one place.

Chips away - Sedgefield MP supports dog microchipping campaign

The Advertiser Series: CHIPS AWAY: Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson is supporting the Dogs Trust microchipping campaign

5:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN MP made new friends of the four-legged variety when he helped launch a dog microchipping campaign.

Little book of offers for Darlington shoppers

The Advertiser Series: FLASH BACK: Distinct Darlington manager Alex Hirst with little books of offers from retailers in 2012

3:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

DARLINGTON shoppers on the hunt for Christmas gifts can enjoy festive bargains with a book of deals and discounts.

Dog owners warned over their animal's behaviour

The Advertiser Series: TV STOLEN: Police are investigating a burglary in Heighington

11:34am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have reminded dog walkers of their responsibility to keep their dogs under control at all times after a Yorkshire terrier was injured in Darlington on Tuesday afternoon.

Charity quiz hailed a success

The Advertiser Series: WORTHY WINNERS: Staff from Clive Owen and Co LLP, winners of the St Teresa's Hospice quiz

4:17pm Friday 31st October 2014

SHARP legal minds from a Darlington law firm were victorious in a quiz that raised more than £1,000 for charity.

Sedgefield supermarket helps generous Brenda send home comforts to British troops

The Advertiser Series: HOME COMFORTS: Brenda Storey (right), collects supplies for soldiers from Steve Robson, acting store manager, and Jo Robinson, community ambassador at Sainsbury's in Sedgefield. PICTURE: Keith Taylor

6:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN who sends parcels of treats to soldiers serving abroad has received a donation of goodies from her local supermarket.

Landlord takes over dad's old drinking place

The Advertiser Series: CHEERS: Dave Johnson is the new owner of the Hole in the Wall pub, Darlington. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DARLINGTON landlord has a special connection with his latest venture – it is his father’s old haunt.

Care home residents left devastated after heartless thieves steal flowers from garden

The Advertiser Series: MISSING PLANTS:  North Park Care Home senior carer Juliet Florendo, deputy manager Mark Culley and head housekeeper Emelia McCaskill  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ELDERLY care home residents have been left devastated after callous thieves stole potted plants from their garden.

Frankenstein’s monster joins Darlington pupils for Mega Motion walk

The Advertiser Series: MEGA MOTION: St Augustine’s Primary School pupil Joseph Ryan with Frankenstein’s Monster David Cooper

3:16pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOL superheroes battled monstrous visitors in an initiative designed to promote health and the environment.

Darlington grandmother has a close shave for charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY HEAD SHAVE: Anne O'Donnell and mobile hair stylist Ann-Marie Davies

6:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GRANDMOTHER had a close shave to help raise money for a cause close to her heart.

Police clampdown on large gatherings of young people in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: SAFETY CONCERNS: Inspector Mick Button, of Darlington police

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have asked parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children after a number of serious assaults were reported during large gatherings of youths.

'Raoul Moat' threat man spared jail again

The Advertiser Series: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOB who threatened to stab a resident at the hostel he was living at has been spared jail despite breaching a suspended prison sentence for making vicious threats to police officers.

Sedgefield fashion show raises £1,000 for Alzheimer's Society

The Advertiser Series: BIG DONATION: Sedgefield Inner Wheel Club presents a cheque for £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Society. Pictured are, member Ann Can, president Jean Hewick, and Rebecca Scott from the Alzheimer's Society, Picture: TOM BANKS

3:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GLAMOROUS evening of fashion and fizz has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Mixed reactions for Sedgefield 450-home plan

The Advertiser Series: An artist's impression by Gradon Architecture of how the Beacon Lane development will look

2:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS to create 450 new homes have divided a community, with some residents welcoming the extra housing and others expressing fears over its impact on the town’s rural character.

Darlington's new £10m retail park will create 150 jobs

The Advertiser Series: RETAIL PARK: An artist's impression of how the new retail park will look

10:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind a new retail park in Darlington have confirmed they are investing £10million in the project and creating 150 new jobs.

Man hacked with a machete jumped from bathroom window to escape attackers, court hears

The Advertiser Series: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

3:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN attack victim was hacked with a machete when a long-running family feud erupted into "devastating and savage" violence, a court was told yesterday.

Law firm pledges £1,000 to help save historic Darlington church

The Advertiser Series: CASH WINDFALL: Latimer Hinks have donated £1,000 to St Cuthbert's Church, in Darlington. From left, Latimer Hinks marketing manager Andrea Tobin, St Cuthbert's treasurer Brian Johnson and Latimer Hinks partner Anne Elliott

5:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LAW firm has helped to secure the future of an iconic Darlington church with a cash donation.

Sixty years of wedded bliss celebrated by former penpals

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: Jim and Sylvia Baldwin from Darlington celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

IT was a love letter straight from the heart that led to 60 years of marriage for a Darlington couple.

Chefs to gather for cooking contest

The Advertiser Series: FLASH BACK: Chefs at a similar event at the college back in 2012

3:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ELEVEN of the region’s top chefs will be feeling the heat of the kitchen this week as they battle it out in a tough competition.

Learn about internet safety at free event in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: FREE EVENT: Learn more about internet safety, crime prevention, drugs and alcohol and antisocial behaviour at the Community Carousel events

3:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ADVICE on how to keep safe online will be on offer at a series of free events in Darlington.

Teenager blackmailed and robbed elderly man to pay off drugs debt

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

6:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

A TEENAGER blackmailed and robbed a 67-year-old man because he needed to pay off a drugs debt, a court was told.

Happy 'howl-oween' at the Dogs Trust

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3:58pm Monday 27th October 2014

DOGS Trust Darlington calling on dog lovers to attend a very special ‘howl-oween’ fundraising event on Thursday (October 30).

Mainsforth Sports Complex project receives £75,000 funding boost

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING FACILITY: An artist's impression of what Mainsforth Sports Complex will look like

3:54pm Monday 27th October 2014

WORK to replace a village’s rundown cricket pavilion with a £330,000 sports facility is set to begin in January thanks to a National Lottery grant.

Navy recruit riding high

The Advertiser Series: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Nicholas Stranks receives the certificate of course completion from VIP Captain Steve Dainton CBE Royal Navy, Commanding Officer HMS Collingwood

3:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

A DARLINGTON man is celebrating after graduating as a weapon engineer for the Royal Navy.

Council officer defends Darlington riverside park scheme

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9:45am Monday 27th October 2014

A COUNCIL officer has defended the development of a riverside park along the River Skerne, as some traders question if the money could be better spent elsewhere in Darlington.

Sweet spell of success for Darlington student

The Advertiser Series: WHIZZ KID: Student Saffi Ullah, 15, gets a buzz from winning Darlington School of Mathematics and Science’s first ever spelling bee

5:41pm Monday 27th October 2014

STUDENTS proved to be word perfect as they took part in an inaugural school spelling bee.

Appeal over lost keys in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: LOST KEYS: Car keys. Library image – these are not the keys that were stolen

3:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE mother of a woman who lost a set of keys in Darlington has appealed for anyone who knows their whereabouts to come forward.

Poetry workshop to explore themes of war

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4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A POETRY workshop led by established poet Jacqui Rowe will take place at Darlington Library on Wednesday, November 5. The workshop is being held in conjunction with Darlington Civic Theatre and will explore themes of war and responses to war. It is being held ahead of upcoming performances of Pat Barker's Regeneration, being staged at the Civic from Tuesday, November 11 until Saturday, November 15. Admission to the workshop is £10 and includes a ticket for the show. Tickets for Regeneration are now on sale and range from £17.40 to £27.

Glittering night for Darlington students

The Advertiser Series: AWARD WINNER: Chelsea Morison with head student's award

1:57pm Sunday 26th October 2014

HIGH-ACHIEVING students were celebrated as a Darlington school held its annual senior awards ceremony.

Halloween fun for all

The Advertiser Series: FRIGHT SIGHT: Skeleton Henry Jackson, two, pulls a scary face at the Halloween party at Pierremont Community Centre in Darlington. Picture: ANDY LAMB

11:02am Sunday 26th October 2014

SPOOKY-THEMED fun was the order of the day for youngsters who dressed in their scariest ghoulish garb to celebrate the forthcoming Halloween.

Builder's response to residents' criticism

The Advertiser Series: TROUBLE BUILDING: The Esh building work at the former site of Eastbourne School, Darlington as seen from street The Fairway.  Residents in existing properties have had problems with the contractors.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:37am Saturday 25th October 2014

A CONSTRUCTION company criticised over a £7million housing development on the site of a former school has reaffirmed its commitment to community consultation.

Students' chance to talk politics

The Advertiser Series: TALKING POLITICS: Josh Newton with QE students

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

AS part of a campaign to increase youth engagement with politics, a Darlington sixth form is hosting workshops where two students will win the chance to share their ideas at a national event in Parliament.

Darlington chosen for pilot parks project

The Advertiser Series: PARK LIFE: Darlington Cares volunteers during an earlier project

3:14pm Friday 24th October 2014

A VOLUNTEERISM organisation is supporting a project aimed at developing new ways of sustaining and developing parks.

Sedgefield MP takes diabetes challenge

The Advertiser Series: RAISING AWARENESS: Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson with Hugh Quarshie, who plays Dr Ric Griffin in the BBC series Holby City, at Silver Star Diabetes Health Challenge

3:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN MP has joined forces with the star of a popular television medical drama to encourage people to take a quick and easy diabetes test.

Community bus service offers help to residents in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: BUS SERVICE: The Tees Valley Transport Brokerage project is offering transport to community groups and individuals in isolated parts of Darlington

11:37am Friday 24th October 2014

THE organisers of a minibus service that provides vital transport for people living in isolated areas are calling on Darlington residents to get involved in the scheme.

Residents voice concerns over development at former Eastbourne School site

The Advertiser Series: HIGH ABOVE: The new houses at the former Eastbourne school site are being built on land so high that even the ground floor windows overlook existing properties on The Causeway, Darlington. The view from resident Tom Clarey's garden

5:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS of a once-quiet Darlington street say their lives are being blighted by a new housing development which is progressing without any regard for their concerns.

Schools rugby teams take part in tournament

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH GAMES: Participants in the Darlington Schools Tag Rugby finals

2:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MEMBERS of a Darlington rugby club's community team have held a string of competitions at their ground.

Performing arts academy proves a hit in first term

The Advertiser Series: ON SONG: Some of the young members of the Inspire Performing Arts Academy

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW theatre school has welcomed more than 70 students in its first half term.

Chance to research First World War heritage

The Advertiser Series: WAR RESEARCH: There will be a day of events about the First World War, at Darlington library, next month

11:41am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE interested in researching the First World War can attend a series of events at Darlington library next month.

Darlington residents hit out at missed bin collections and confusion over recycling

The Advertiser Series: BIN FIRE: Craig Jones and his sister-in-law, Karen Gascoigne, and the damage caused by the wheelie bin fire

4:58pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS have criticised a new kerbside waste collection service over missed bin collections and confusion over what items can be recycled.

Children help council brighten up community

The Advertiser Series: BULB PLANTING: The Mayor of Chilton, Elizabeth Bruce, helps Chilton youngsters plant bulbs Picture: TOM BANKS

4:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of bulbs have been planted by a team of young volunteers who want to give their community a blast of colour.

Trimdon Foundry prepares for two parish by-elections

The Advertiser Series: PARISH BY-ELECTION: Two by-elections will be held to elect three new councillors for Trimdon Foundry Parish Council

4:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO by-elections will be held for a parish council which lost its chairman and two councillors within weeks.

Darlington man smashed van windscreen with axe following dispute with ex-girlfriend, a court heard

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

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN used an axe to smash the window of a van containing his ex-partner and her new boyfriend, a court was told.

Artistic war tribute

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS PRESENTATION: Mayor Pauline Crathorne with Eddie Serrell, Gillian Barnes, Ella-May Connolly and Kasey Newton

1:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARTISTIC creations were exhibited at two events in Ferryhill to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Darlington school enjoys cash windfall thanks to Co-op staff

The Advertiser Series: THANK YOU: Co-Op staff Sarah Scratchard and Danielle Bolam present a cheque to children at West Park Academy, Darlington, L-R, Mia Dowson, Amber Thomas, Jack Sludds and Isaac Purchase, all five

1:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SUPERMARKET staff were invited to check-out a new outdoor play area after raising hundreds of pounds for its development.

Daffodils to mark church group's anniversary

The Advertiser Series: SPRING BULBS: The Cockerton Methodist Church Ladies Group plant golden daffodils on the village green. Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CHURCH group has helped ensure that its village will be awash with daffodils when it celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

Bench in memory of junior football team coach 'Mally'

The Advertiser Series: MUCH MISSED: The memorial bench placed in Middleton St George in honour of Mally Turnbull

1:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MEMORIAL bench has been placed in Middleton St George playing field in honour of Malcolm Turnbull, known as Mally, who coached junior football teams in the village for many years.

Grant helps Great Aycliffe toddlers get the best start in life

The Advertiser Series: NEW PROJECT: The toddler group at Woodham Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe is one of eight groups to benefit from the Healthy Starts project, which has received funding from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (Gamp) Pictured is Joanne Charlton wi

5:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HEALTH and well-being project aimed at giving children the best start in life has received a £5,000 funding boost.

Tribute to talented Darlington musician John Morton

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY MEMORIES: John Morton

4:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALENTED musician who played his unusual instrument in productions featuring stars of the stage an screen has died at the age of 83.

Good Samaritan has phone stolen trying to help homeless man

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4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GOOD Samaritan had his phone stolen while trying to help a homeless man.



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