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Apprenticeship project for Newton Aycliffe school

The Advertiser Series: APPRENTICE CHALLENGE: Carol Jordan from Ebac talks to students at Woodham Academy, Newton Aycliffe, about apprenticeships. Picture: TOM BANKS (10523883)

6:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCHOOL has launched an apprenticeship project to open pupils’ eyes to job and training opportunities on their doorsteps.

Visitors go behind the scenes at organic dairy

The Advertiser Series: ECO VISIT: Darlington mayor and mayoress Gerald and Ruth Lee present prizes to mini beast hunters, runner up Rosie Burgess and winner Bethany Lloyd, both seven

3:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ECO visitors proved they had a lot of bottle when they went in search of mini beasts at a North-East organic dairy.

Spennymoor mother fined for buying underage daughter alcohol

3:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are urging adults not to supply underage drinkers with alcohol.

School reunion for class of 1960

The Advertiser Series: OLD BOYS: Members of Darlington Boys' Grammar School's class of 1960

2:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GROUP of former students of what is now a sixth-form college reminisced about old times during an emotional reunion in Darlington.

Cold-callers under scrutiny in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: REFORM PLANS: Darlington town hall

1:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DARLINGTON trading standards officers are investigating the alleged mis-selling of home energy efficiency assessments.

Sponsorship continues for Vibe Awards in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH AWARDS: Darlington Building Society chief executive Colin Fyfe with Vibe Awards supporters Bayleigh Firth and Danny Brown Picture: TOM BANKS

1:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A DARLINGTON business leader has confirmed that his organisation will continue to sponsor an awards programme that recognises outstanding young people in the borough.

Spennymoor pub wants to extend hours

7:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

COUNCILLORS will consider an application for a Spennymoor pub to extend its opening hours with new measures to prevent underage drinking.

Nursery children put on their hard hats to visit building site

The Advertiser Series: MINI DIGGER: Noyus Butrimavicius, 3, is shown around a digger by Graham Cooper, a project manager with Walter Thompson constuction, who are building the extension to Skerne Park School. Picture: TOM BANKS (10486831)

4:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GROUP of nursery children fascinated by building work going on close to their playground have been given the chance to visit the construction site.

Jail for Darlington man who failed to complete unpaid work

The Advertiser Series: SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Alan Davies, 28, of Selbourne Terrace, Darlington was given a suspended sentence after admitting affray

4:17pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MAGISTRATES accused a prolific offender of showing a flagrant disregard for court orders as they jailed him for 16 weeks for failing to turn up for unpaid work.

Home Sweet Home for Darlington charity that tackles homelessness

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY HELP: First Stop Darlington has a new home thanks to a £105,000 loan

4:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHARITY which works to end homelessness in Darlington has been able to buy a home of its own thanks to a £105,000 bank loan.

Dog wardens win Gold award for their efforts to help stray dogs

The Advertiser Series: WELL DONE: Darlington dog warden Andy with Alfie the dog

1:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE dog warden team in Darlington has received an award for its work with stray animals for the fifth year in a row.

Volunteers urged to help transform Darlington churchyard into eco-friendly haven

The Advertiser Series: SOWING THE SEEDS: Members of Darlington Friends of the Earth, Durham Wildlife Trust, Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists' Field Club, Darlington Borough Council, mayor Councillor Gerald Lee and Reverend Robert Williamson launch the wildflower project

4:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers are being encouraged to help transform a town centre churchyard into an eco-friendly haven.

Sedgefield all set for weekend of sporting fun

The Advertiser Series: FUN AND GAMES: Chris Lines and family take part in a three-legged race at the Sedgefield Village Games

12:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TOWN is gearing up for an active weekend, with the return of a popular running race and a free afternoon of fun and games.

Children's theatre

12:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CHILDREN'S theatre specialists Theatre Hullabaloo will present Angel at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington on Friday, October 10. The play, about the relationship between young and old, tackles issues around dementia and memory-loss in a child-friendly manner and is suitable for over-tens. Tickets are £5.50 and can be booked by calling 01325-486555.

Darlington Arts Festival launches for 2015 with call for new performers and artists

The Advertiser Series: A dance troop perform at the 2014 Darlington Arts Festival

5:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

ARTISTS, performers and businesses who want to showcase their talents to the public have been urged to sign up to the Darlington Arts Festival.

Vandals blight residents' lives with car attacks

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

4:09pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE in Darlington have appealed for information after a series of seemingly motiveless vandalism attacks on cars in the Branksome area of town.

Chance to take part in pop-up art event

The Advertiser Series: ART EVENT: A pop-up art exhibition will be held in Hurworth in November

2:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

YOUNG art and design graduates will be given the chance to sell their original artwork direct to the public at a forthcoming pop-up event, writes David Huntley.

Students give school's new rewards scheme a thumbs up

The Advertiser Series: NEW SCHEME: DSMS headteacher Calvin Kipling

2:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

BEHAVIOUR good and bad is under scrutiny at a North-East school thanks to an innovative rewards scheme which uses the latest computer technology.

Bank staff's mountain trek boosts hospices

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING HIKE: Kay Mackintosh, of Northallerton, and Fiona Allen-Ross, of Richmond, at the foot of Ben Nevis

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PAIR of bank workers have helped raise more than £80,000 for a charity which supports hospices by climbing the UK's highest mountain.

Darlington woman is latest to take on ice bucket challenge

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY CHALLENGE: MS sufferer Vera Maven did the ice bucket challenge along with members of staff from Quality Carers. She is pictured with Vince Allan, regional manager of Quality Carers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:47pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A WOMAN who lives with a chronic medical condition hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for charity by becoming the latest volunteer for the ice bucket challenge.

Darlington teen's baked beans challenge for charity

The Advertiser Series: BEAN BATH:Annabel Carvey sitting in a bath of beans to raise funds for Cancer Research UK in support of her mother Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:39pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TEENAGER spent part of her weekend sat in a bath of baked beans to raise funds for a cancer charity after being inspired by her mother.

Specsavers raises charity funds

The Advertiser Series: FUNDS RAISED: Staff from Specsavers in Darlington with a cheque for St Teresa's Hospice

10:32am Sunday 14th September 2014

THREE charities will feel the benefits of a month of extensive fundraising by a Darlington shop.

Democracy risk fears raised over parish election costs

The Advertiser Series: Parish council raises fears about the future of democracy after borough council stops paying for parish council elections

10:02am Sunday 14th September 2014

CONCERNS have been raised for the future of local democracy in Darlington villages, with the borough council no longer paying for parish elections.

Bookworms enjoy a birthday surprise thanks to Darlington school

The Advertiser Series: BIRTHDAY BOY: Longfield Academy headteacher Susan Johnson with year 7 birthday boy Jordan Younghusband

10:02am Sunday 14th September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN will receive a birthday surprise in a novel initiative designed to boost their reading skills.

Burnt out house remains a blight on the lives of Trimdon Station residents 18 months on

The Advertiser Series: UPSETTING REMINDER: Margaret Carter 's heart and lung problems were exacerbated by the fire and the burnt out house is an upsetting reminder of the terrifying night in February last year

9:29am Sunday 14th September 2014

A PRIVATELY let house that was gutted by fire 18 months ago remains a boarded-up shell, and angry residents are demanding action is taken to repair the eyesore.

Child traumatised after object thrown from bridge near Sedgefield, County Durham, smashes car windscreen

The Advertiser Series: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

9:36am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHILD was left traumatised after an object was thrown from a bridge and smashed the windscreen of a car.

Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group celebrates successful re-launch

The Advertiser Series: NEW CHAPTER: Peter Beaty, of Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, and Allison White, founder of Great Aycliffe Cancer Support, officially re-launch the group at a new venue

9:35am Sunday 14th September 2014

GREAT Aycliffe Cancer Support Group has been successfully re-launched in a new venue.

Indian restaurant creates 11 new jobs in Trimdon Village

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS VENTURE: Brothers Sabir Ahmed (pictured) and Mohammed Miah joined forces to transform a run-down bar on the outskirts of the village into the Cinnamon Club and Champagne Bar.

9:39am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHAMPAGNE bar and Indian restaurant has created 11 new jobs in Trimdon Village.

Concerns raised over state of Darlington's landmark railway sculpture

The Advertiser Series: THE GREAT TRAIN SHRUBBERY: David Porter and the partly obscured brick train Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SUPERMARKET chain has vowed to tidy up the area surrounding a North-East landmark after concerns were raised over the state of the site.

Overnight closures as major roadworks continue on Darlington's ring road

4:32pm Friday 12th September 2014

OVERNIGHT closures will be put in place next week to allow the next stage of work on Darlington’s inner ring road to continue.

Darlington couple call for interim blue badges as wait for renewal leaves them virtually housebound

The Advertiser Series: BLUE BADGE: John and Marjory Jardine who have been left without a disabled parking permit. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10170878)

3:04pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUPLE have called for a reduction in the bureaucracy surrounding the renewal of parking permits, after being left virtually housebound by their wait.

Overnight closures as major roadworks continue on Darlington's ring road

12:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

OVERNIGHT closures will be put in place next week to allow the next stage of work on Darlington’s inner ring road to continue.

Water polo pupils make a splash at international tournament

The Advertiser Series: POOL OF TALENT: Hummersknott Academy pupils Richard Murray (14) and Emily Pilkington (15) have just returned from Andorra where they competed for an English water polo team.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:22am Friday 12th September 2014

TWO Darlington teenagers have been making a splash on the international water polo stage.

Former shop owner opens Darlington music venue

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11:12am Friday 12th September 2014

A MUSIC venue aiming to cater for all musical tastes been set up by a Darlington businesswoman.

Cornforth residents' lifeline phones off for six weeks

8:03pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ELDERLEY and disabled residents left without their home telephones for six weeks have branded the situation a disgrace.

Sedgefield's golden couple only have eyes for each other

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN WEDDING:Ray and Sylvia Garbutt from Sedgefied celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:55pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A COUPLE who met on a blind date still only have eyes for each other after 50 years of marriage.

Darlington bin men 'betrayed' by cost-cutting council

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5:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BIN men left out of a job by forthcoming changes to collection arrangements feel 'betrayed' by cost-cutting council chiefs.

Sedgefield's golden couple only have eyes for each other

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN WEDDING:Ray and Sylvia Garbutt from Sedgefied celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A COUPLE who met on a blind date still only have eyes for each other after 50 years of marriage.

National award for Darlington support workers

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4:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A TEAM of support workers who helped a man spend Christmas with his family for the first time in almost 50 years have received a national award.

War workshops for Darlington youngsters

The Advertiser Series: ARMS AT THE READY: John Sadler of Time Bandits dressed in period costume in Darlington town centre as part of an event to commemorate the First world War Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:09pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SCHOOL children in a North-East town have the chance to find out more about the region's role in the First World War during a series of workshops.

Preparations under way for Hurworth fair

The Advertiser Series: FLASH BACK: A snake charmer entertains the crowds at a previous Hurworth Country Fair

11:47am Thursday 11th September 2014

ORGANISERS of an annual country fair are promising a spectacular day of entertainment for all the family.

Top Deck young people's club in Darlington awarded over £60,000

The Advertiser Series: RECORD BREAKING: The last BBC Children in Need appeal raised £49.6million

5:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CLUB that helps disadvantaged young people in Darlington has benefitted from money raised by the BBC Children in Need appeal.

Youngsters get baking in support of charity fundraiser

The Advertiser Series: BAKING FUN: From left, Eleanor Dawson, Charlie Vart, Sophia Pick and Thomas Wilson, all aged three

4:56pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THERE was no sign of Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood, but children at a farm-based day nursery near Darlington have been enjoying their very own version of the Great British Bake Off.

Roll out begins for Darlington's new 'alternate weekly collections' for refuse and recycling

The Advertiser Series: WHEELIE GOOD: Cllr Nick Wallis pictured with the new bins which will soon be wheeled out in Darlington Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:45pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

HOUSEHOLDS across Darlington have been receiving new recycling equipment this week ahead of the roll out of a new ‘alternate weekly collection’ service for the town.

Bowburn woman celebrates 100th birthday at Ferryhill home

The Advertiser Series: DOLLY'S BIRTHDAY: Dolly Edwards celebrates her 100th birthday with daughtersMaureen Whitfield and Audrey Edson.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A ZEST for life and a refusal to feel old are the secrets to longevity for one centenarian.

Alleged mistreatment of clerk partly responsible for resignations at Trimdon Foundry Parish Council

The Advertiser Series: STOOD DOWN: Long-serving councillor Jim Grigg resigned as both chairman and councillor for Trimdon Foundry on Wednesday, August 27.

3:18pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE alleged mistreatment of a clerk has been cited as one of the reasons for a series of resignations at a parish council.

Hundreds join search for missing pet

The Advertiser Series: MUCH MISSED: Cocker spaniel Fern

12:45pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FACEBOOK page set up to help find a family dog that went missing nearly three weeks ago has attracted hundreds of likes.

Safety concerns prompt council to withdraw support from Newton Aycliffe nature reserve

The Advertiser Series: AGREEMENT ENDED: Great Aycliffe Town Council has ended its agreement with Durham County Council to help maintain Rope Moor Nature Reserve in Newton Aycliffe because it has serious concerns about improvement work being carried out on site

7:31am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TOWN council has withdrawn its support from a nature reserve after describing a new pond as a potential health hazard.

Community order for Darlington man who assaulted women

The Advertiser Series: COURT CASE: Rustam Utegenov took his mother's car from their home in Darlington

3:06pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A LOUT who now has convictions for attacking three different girlfriends has walked free from court.

Learn to ride in South Park

The Advertiser Series: RIDE SAFE: A family enjoying their bikes

2:09pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Darlington can get on their bike for a free learn-to-ride drop-in cycling session this weekend.



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