The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Traders launch Shildon loyalty card to entice shoppers to boost business

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH PROBLEMS: Youngsters are causing problems for residents and businesses on Church Street.

2:06pm Monday 24th November 2014

TRADERS are launching a loyalty card as they fight to boost business on Shildon high street with offers to attract customers.

Developer adds extra drainage to new housing site after residents' fears of flooding

The Advertiser Series: TOWN HALL: Developer adds extra drainage to new housing site after residents' fears of flooding after planning concerns raised with Darlington Borough Council

5:51pm Monday 24th November 2014

A HOUSE builder has added extra drainage to its latest development in what was described as a ‘belt and braces approach’ after the owners of existing properties raised flooding concerns.

Former stately home cook celebrates 100th birthday in Chilton

The Advertiser Series: BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Betty Atkinson celebrates her 100th birthday in Crook. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:44pm Monday 24th November 2014

A FORMER cook at a stately home has celebrated her 100th birthday with a family party.

Care home residents spend the day in their pyjamas to raise funds for disabled child

The Advertiser Series: DUVET DAY: Staff and residents at The Lawns Care Home in Darlington dressed in their pyjamas today to raise money for the Precious Kids Charity Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

A DARLINGTON care home has helped raise vital funds for a poorly child – by having a pyjama day.

Christmas parking offer at Cornmill, Darlington

The Advertiser Series: ICE RINK: Colourful characters will help launch the ice rink in Darlington town centre

3:05pm Monday 24th November 2014

CHRISTMAS shoppers can take advantage of a discount car parking offer from the Cornmill Shopping Centre in Darlington throughout December and January.

Police investigate Darlington town centre purse theft

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

12:49pm Monday 24th November 2014

POLICE are investigating the alleged theft of an elderly woman’s purse that contained over £1,000 of her pension money.

Residents work together to improve Victoria Embankment conservation area in Darlington

The Advertiser Series: CONSERVATION GROUP: Resident Maggie Weir works on one of the bollards in Victoria Embankment

12:07pm Monday 24th November 2014

A CONSERVATION group has been helping restore 100-year-old bollards along a scenic walk next to the River Skerne in Darlington.

Three days of events to welcome Christmas to Darlington

The Advertiser Series: CHRISTMAS FUN: TFM's Steve and Karen will host the Darlington Christmas lights switch-on celebrations

12:38pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

CHRISTMAS is set to begin with a bang in Darlington this year with a number of events planned to welcome the festive season.

Father Christmas brings Christmas sparkle to Firthmoor

The Advertiser Series: PONY RIDES: T'mara Jones, eight, and Summer Earl, ten, have a go on the Christmas ponies at Firth Moor Community Centre Christmas event

4:09pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed the fun of the fair as a community centre celebrated Christmas.

Call to youth after parish council resignations

The Advertiser Series: ALTERNATIVE: Hurworth Grange Community Centre. Members of the parish council want to see it used as a polling station venue.

11:18am Saturday 22nd November 2014

A PARISH council chairman has urged aspiring young politicians to come forward, following the shock resignations of three councillors.

Aycliffe Village schoolchildren stage road safety protest

The Advertiser Series: PARK SAFELY: Jessica Armstrong, Louise Self and Jessy May Norman outside Aycliffe Village Primary School. (13286501)

12:55pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

CHILDREN joined forces with the police on Friday (November 21) to protest against dangerous and inconsiderate parking outside their school.

Children's author tells school pupils about how he comes up with his scary characters

The Advertiser Series: BOOK TALK: Author Barry Hutchinson signs one of his books for a young fan

12:01pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

ANauthor who has written for one of the most popular children's television shows visited a Darlington library to talk to school pupils.

Retirement home plans for former Darlington preparatory school to go on display

4:59pm Friday 21st November 2014

PLANS to transform a former preparatory school into retirement apartments will go on display next week.

Shop donation boosts spiritual garden plan

4:46pm Friday 21st November 2014

A PRIMARY school can get started on creating a ‘spiritual garden’ thanks to a £1,000 donation from convenience store.

Superfast broadband arrives in Trimdon

4:34pm Friday 21st November 2014

CHILDREN discovered the benefits of superfast fibre broadband at an event to celebrate its arrival in their community.

Careers Market at Darlington College

3:47pm Friday 21st November 2014

DARLINGTON College is holding a series of career advisory events next week to help year eleven students progress from school.

New partnership will benefit hospice

3:10pm Friday 21st November 2014

A DARLINGTON hospice is set to benefit from free expert HR advice thanks to a partnership with a local firm.

Pupils enjoy official opening of new football academy

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL OF FOOTBALL: The Martin Gray Football Academy begins training sessions at Wolsingham School.  Martin Gray pictured with some of the attendees.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:05pm Thursday 20th November 2014

PROUD pupils enjoyed taking part in the official opening of a football academy in their school.

Student plumbers help Brownies to mark centenary

The Advertiser Series: CAPTURING TIME: L-R, Darlington College student William Beadle, 17, of Eggleston, learning support co-ordinator Colin Leek, assistant Brownie leader Sandra Hakin, construction curriculum manger Gary Potts, and student Jordan Akers, 17, of Barnard Castle

5:43pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A SNAPSHOT of time has been captured for posterity thanks to student plumbers who wanted to help their local Brownie group.

Oustanding award for Darlington's Pocket Park

The Advertiser Series: SMALL SPACE: The pocket park at Feethams in Darlington.    Picture: ANDY LAMB

1:03pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A POCKET Park in Darlington has been honoured by The Royal Horticultural Society and Northumbria in Bloom.

CCTV released in hunt for Darlington bike thief

The Advertiser Series: BIKE THEFT: The man police want to speak to

12:45pm Thursday 20th November 2014

POLICE are trying to track down a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of three bikes worth £6,000.

Autistic youngsters' outdoor learning experience was a success

The Advertiser Series: LAKES TRIP: Youngsters from Beaumont Hill Academy, in Darlington, visited the Lake District last month

1:05pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

PUPILS from a specialist school in Darlington got the thrill of a lifetime as part of an outdoor learning experience in the Lake District.

Soroptimists raise funds at literary lunch

The Advertiser Series: LITERARY LUNCH: Regional president Margaret Clark, Renu Bhardwaj, Lucy Adlington, Neerja Bajaj and Darlington president Dorothy Thomson

3:03pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

GUESTS at an annual literary event hosted by Darlington Soroptimists have raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Flower society's final show of the season

The Advertiser Series: FLOWER SHOW: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society held its final show of the season in Bondgate Methodist Church hall recently

12:35pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society held its final show of the season in Bondgate Methodist Church hall on Saturday, November 8.

Students' success celebrated at awards evening

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS NIGHT: DSMS students celebrate their success with Darlington mayor Gerald Lee and mayoress Ruth

2:25pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

SCORES of students were rewarded for their endeavours at a glittering awards night.

Two arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following three car collision

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1:29pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a three car collision last night.

Colourful characters launch Darlington's Christmas events programme

The Advertiser Series: SHOPPING OFFERS: Ranger Linda Young at Darlington Cornmill Shopping Centre with friends promoting the Little Book of Offers.            Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:33pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Darlington, as a town centre programme of festive events and activities is launched.

Ground breaking paves way for new classrooms

The Advertiser Series: NEW CLASSROOMS: Pupil Thomas Dillon looking over the plans with headteacher Kate Chisholm

11:26am Tuesday 18th November 2014

GROUND-BREAKING work to pave the way for two new classrooms has started at a Darlington school.

Warning over stolen beauty products

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

12:14pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

FEARS have been raised that beauty products, stolen from a parked car over the weekend, could cause burns if used by unqualified people.

Judges announced in Christmas choir competition

The Advertiser Series: IT'S A YES FROM ME: Three of the judges for the Cornmill's Chorus - Sing to Win! community choir competition pictured in the Cormill Centre.  They are Lynda Winstanley, director of Darlington Civic Theatre, editor of the Northern Echo Peter Barron and Sus

4:34pm Monday 17th November 2014

A THEATRE director and The Northern Echo’s editor will be among the judges looking for the region’s best community choir this Christmas.

Help set up health hub for Spennymoor

3:03pm Monday 17th November 2014

A HEALTHY hub could be created to pull together organisations and individuals with the aim of improving a town’s health.

Green fingered crime fighters in Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: CRIME PREVENTION: PCSO Mike Hutchinson helps mark allotment holders' tools at St Oswald's allotments in Newton Aycliffe. Picture: STUART BOULTON

3:03pm Monday 17th November 2014

A CRIME fighting initiative has been set up in a bid to deter would-be thieves and improve security at allotments.

A smarter football team

The Advertiser Series: LOOKING GOOD: Carmel College year eight football team with their new kits

11:17am Monday 17th November 2014

A SCHOOL football team is now much smarter on the pitch thanks to the sponsorship of a Darlington business.

Parish council looks to organise its own fireworks display after insurance row caused cancellation of village display

The Advertiser Series: DAMP SQUIB: Fireworks night in Sadberge cancelled over insurance wrangle

11:23am Monday 17th November 2014

A PARISH council has agreed to look into the cost of running its own firework display after Bonfire Night events in the village fell foul of concerns about insurance.

Safety concerns about byway on Spennymoor estate

The Advertiser Series: POOR CONDITION: The byway near new houses at Burton Woods, Spennymoor.                Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:53am Monday 17th November 2014

A POTHOLE ridden byway through a new housing development is causing residents to fear for the safety of motorists and pedestrians using it.

Spennymoor police on tour to reach more people

12:15pm Sunday 16th November 2014

POLICE in Spennymoor will take the PACT meetings that help them engage with residents on the road in a bid to reach more people.

Movies go mobile around Spennymoor area

The Advertiser Series: MOVIE STAR: Gerard Butler, one of actors in How to Train Your Dragon 2

11:51am Sunday 16th November 2014

A MOBILE cinema will tour community venues in the Spennymoor area with an animated family film.

Darlington students pay tribute to the region's fallen soldiers

The Advertiser Series: TOUCHING TRIBUTE: From left to right, students Lucy Gibbs, Megan Field, Jesseca Talbot-Royle who helped create the poppy with textiles teacher Amanda Waltenberg

9:02am Sunday 16th November 2014

MORE than 10,000 soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War have been remembered in a touching tribute created by students.

Festival organisers honoured for work to bring generations young and old together

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH PROJECTS: Festival organisers honoured for work to bring generations young and old together

8:47am Sunday 16th November 2014

THE organisers of an annual village festival have won an award in recognition of their efforts to bring different generations together.

Newton Aycliffe woman feels let down by housing provider over moving delays

The Advertiser Series: MOVING DELAYS: Donna Appleby, 48, has been living out of boxes for weeks

5:34pm Friday 14th November 2014

A DISABLED woman has accused her social housing provider of breaking a promise by failing to prepare her new bungalow in time for Christmas.

Stay safe walking to and from school

The Advertiser Series: BEING SEEN: Karen Bedford, of Barratt Homes, with Kirk Merrington pupils

5:32pm Friday 14th November 2014

CHILDREN at two schools have been given high visibility snap bands to help them stay safe during the winter months.

Ideas needed soon to save Tudhoe school

5:14pm Friday 14th November 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who hope to save a landmark school building must come up with a viable future use for it within weeks to have any chance of preventing its demolition.

Farmer faces Darlington planning hearing over hen houses

The Advertiser Series: HEN HOPE: Harry Hodgson surrounded by chickens at Piercebridge Farm, near Darlington Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:05am Friday 14th November 2014

A FARMER has been forced to seek retrospective planning permission for sheds housing hundreds of hens at his farm in Piercebridge, near Darlington.

Building society hosts woodcarvers' First World War commemoration exhibition

The Advertiser Series: CARVING PROJECT: Wood carver Dave Shires, Darlington Building Society representative Olly Chapman and Councillor Gerald Lee, Mayor of Darlington open the exhibition

12:08pm Friday 14th November 2014

A FIRST World War remembrance project created by the British W oodcarvers Association is on display at a building society.

Darlington folk tell why they #lovecivic

The Advertiser Series: LOVING THEATRE: Lauren Wilson, left, and Abbi Hawkes, from Darlington

11:02am Friday 14th November 2014

DARLINGTON residents have been encouraged to show their passion for the town's Civic Theatre using #lovecivic on social media.

Youth funding to be shared at Sedgefield fun day

The Advertiser Series: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

2:50pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A FREE fun day will reveal which youth projects have secured a share of a £40,000 funding pot.

Charity cyclists in 110-mile bike ride from Chilton in aid of air ambulance

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY FUNDRAISERS: Scott Weldon, Tina Craig, Bryan Craig and Kathy Weldon who raised funds for the air ambulance.

2:29pm Thursday 13th November 2014

SADDLE sore charity cyclists raised £1,000 for an air ambulance by pedalling 110-miles from Chilton to Whitby.

New to You event in Spennymoor

The Advertiser Series: SWAP SHOP: People can swap their unwanted clothes and goods at a Spennymoor event this weekend

1:14pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A SWAP Shop style event this weekend will enable people to trade in unwanted items and pick up something new without spending a penny.

Over-55s flats for Cockerton set to be debated with revised layout after earlier plans were pulled

The Advertiser Series: Darlington town hall, where the Snipe Lane appeal was heard by a government inspector

12:40pm Thursday 13th November 2014

AN application to build residential flats for over-55s that was pulled by the developers hours before going before a council planning committee has been resubmitted with slight amendments.

Students' chance to cover war play's opening night

The Advertiser Series: THEATRE COLLECTION: Fundraisers from the Royal British Legion with author Pat Barker at Darlington Civic Theatre on the first night of Regeneration. Pictured are John Findlay, Pat Barker, Pat Chamberlain and Peter Ratcliffe Picture: TOM BANKS

11:31am Thursday 13th November 2014

BASED on North-East writer Pat Barker’s 1991 novel, Regeneration focuses on the treatment of returning soldiers suffering from shell shock.








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