The Advertiser Series E-Editions

March to celebrate army reservists' freedom of Darlington

The Advertiser Series: Army reservists will be marching through the streets of Darlington to exercise their freedom of the Borough

5:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ARMY reservists will be marching through the streets of Darlington this weekend to exercise their freedom of the borough.

Cash boost for community carnival

The Advertiser Series: Katy Milne (centre), director of arts and creativity at Greenfield Arts, with Malcolm Gray and Allison Lonsdale from Livin

4:34pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A COMMUNITY arts centre has received a £4,500 donation towards its summer carnival.

Long-serving health volunteers rewarded for their efforts

The Advertiser Series: Long-serving volunteers John Lindley and Molly Faux cut the cake at their surprise party

2:59pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO long-serving volunteers who have helped dozens of people improve their fitness have been rewarded for their efforts.

Plea issued to support the arts in North-East town as creative hub gets set to close

The Advertiser Series: Cafe Create

4:57pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A PLEA to support the arts in Darlington has been issued as another creative hub gets set to close its doors for good.

Councillors updated on £7m town centre revamp

The Advertiser Series: Great Aycliffe Town Council will increase its council tax precept for the first time in five years

2:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

COUNCILLORS were given an update on a multi-million pound revamp of Newton Aycliffe town centre this week.

Extreme stunt show heading to arena

The Advertiser Series: There will be daredevil stunts galore at the Darlington Arena

11:57am Thursday 24th April 2014

MONSTER trucks, motorcycles and general mayhem is heading to the Darlington Arena next month.

Fire safety advice and days out on offer at cancer support group

The Advertiser Series: Allison White, centre, who has suffered from Leukemia from 2009 and is setting up a cancer support group, pictured at Bishop Auckland hospital with Liam Ryan, left and Bernadette Measures.

11:14am Thursday 24th April 2014

FIRE safety is just one of the topics to be covered at a cancer support group meeting in Newton Aycliffe next week.

Socialism and political satire

The Advertiser Series: New Savile satire pulls no punches

11:34am Thursday 24th April 2014

CAFE Create is celebrating the 100th anniversary of a seminal socialist text and hosting an exhibition on political satire.

Led Zeppelin tribute to play Darlington

The Advertiser Series: Led Zeppelin return to Greenwich with history's most over-subscribed gig

12:22pm Thursday 24th April 2014

LED ZEPPELIN Black Dog will pay tribute to classic rock band Led Zeppelin when they play at The Forum in Darlington on Friday May 2. Tickets are £7 in advance or £8 at the door. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Crisis charity seeks DVD and CD donations

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

10:39am Thursday 24th April 2014

LIFELINE COMMUNITY Action, a charity that provides everyday essentials to families and individuals in crisis in Newton Aycliffe, is asking for donations of DVDs, CDs and Blu-Rays to sell. For every £1 raised, the charity will be able to claim £10-worth of household items for people in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Helping Hands off ice, at St Clare’s Church, St Cuthbert’s Way. Alternatively, call 07936-431262 to arrange collection.

Music festival will help football club improve security

The Advertiser Series: Dan Lewis, general manager of Newton Aycliffe Amateur Football Club, at the scene of the burglary

3:35pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FOOTBALL club that was burgled twice within weeks is holding a music festival to raise funds for a new security system.

Police appeal for information about handbag snatch in Seaham

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE in Seaham are appealing for information after a handbag snatch yesterday (Tuesday, April 23).

Street at heart of multi-million pound development named after devoted council leader

The Advertiser Series: John Williams

1:23pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRIBUTES were paid to a former council leader when a street name was unveiled in his honour today (Wednesday April 23).

Post office opens in new Ferryhill premises after service upgrade

The Advertiser Series: Improved Post Office service for Ferryhill residents

12:09pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CUSTOMERS will access an improved Post Office service when it reopens following a modernisation scheme in Ferryhill.

Punch in the face leaves man with fractured cheekbone

The Advertiser Series: The police element of council tax could rise

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE believe witnesses to an assault in which a man suffered a fractured cheekbone when he was punched in the face could hold the key to their enquiries.

West Park Academy's garden receives fundraising boost

The Advertiser Series: Where’s the Bunny? stallholders, L-R, Tia Ridley, five, Gemma Chambers, Grace Auton, five, Lexie Stacey, five, Hannah Robertson and Olivia McGuire, four

11:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of parents scrambled to pick up an Easter treat at a school spring fundraising fair.

Egg-straordinary designs on show at school's Easter competition

The Advertiser Series: Pupils from West Park Academy and their winning Easter egg designs with judge Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust clinical lead occupational therapist Paul Meylan

11:09am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EASTER celebrations got off to a cracking start as school children produced a stunning display of decorated eggs.

Police appeal for information after car is broken into in Darlington

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

5:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREEN Ford Mondeo parked on Grange Road, Darlington, had its rear window smashed and an expensive waterproof coat stolen from inside.

An evening of dance will raise funds for Spennymoor church

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

2:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DANCE EVENING: An evening of sequenced dancing is taking place at St Andrew’s Church Hall, on Barnfield Road, in Spennymoor, on Saturday. (April 26) It runs between 7pm and 10pm with entry £3.50. Tickets can be bought in advance from 01388-818709 or on the door. Proceeds go towards church funds.

Mowden Park Townswomen’s Guild to meet next month

The Advertiser Series: Townswomen’s Guild's fashion show

1:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE next meeting of Mowden Park Townswomen’s Guild will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, May 7 at Mowden Infant School, Bushell Hill Drive, Darlington, where Joyce Crawford will give a talk called ‘My life in rhyme’.

Flower shop to close town centre store, but business as usual elsewhere

The Advertiser Series: BLOOM WOES: The branch of Nattrass, in West Row, Darlington, will shut its doors on Saturday after 20 years. Pictured from the left are staff members -Sally and Katie Bennett and Laura Simpson.

5:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FAMILY-RUN flower shop is closing its doors after 20 years of trading, blaming town centre parking regulations for a drop in footfall.

Could Darlington be the home of England's best burger?

The Advertiser Series: Created by Tom Byng, Byron focuses on hamburgers ‘the way they should be’

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DARLINGTON-BASED company has reached the final of a national competition, giving it the chance to put the town on the map as the home of England’s best burger.

Energy advice sessions to help people cope with rising bills

The Advertiser Series: Citizens Advice Bureau

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

REGULAR advice sessions have been organised to help people cope with rising energy bills.

Diamonds not just a girl's best friend, according to expert

The Advertiser Series: Gemologist Robert Bolton with the Club President, Ann Williams

3:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DIAMONDS are not just a girl’s best friend, as a women’s group found out recently.

Anti-nuclear campaigner to visit Darlington

The Advertiser Series: Bruce Kent, vice-president and former CND chairman, before talking at the Time To Scrap Trident public meeting at the Friends Meeting House in York

2:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PEACE campaigner will bring his anti-nuclear weapons crusade to Darlington this week.

Villagers gather to celebrate centuries old egg rolling tradition

The Advertiser Series: Villagers partake in egg rolling tradition

2:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FAMILIES gathered together in the sunshine to join in a centuries old tradition on Easter Sunday.

Awards for community volunteers announced

The Advertiser Series: Sarah Robinson of Durham Community Action

6:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AWARDS are to be presented to recognise the contribution volunteers make to the communities of County Durham.

Mysterious giant egg appears in school grounds

The Advertiser Series: Police appeal following overnight theft from South Oxhey newsagents

3:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PUPILS at a Newton Aycliffe school launched an investigation after a mysterious giant egg appeared in their playground.

Stalls up for grabs at award-winning Darlington market

The Advertiser Series: Darlington Sunday People's Market is hoping to be crowned the nation's favourite for the second year running

4:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BOOKINGS are being taken for stalls at an award-winning Sunday market.

Artist to discuss her textile journey

The Advertiser Series: Image for Head of Steam Darlington

1:08pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

VISITORS to the Head of Steam railway museum on Sunday (April 27) can hear artist Catherine Howard giving a talk entitled Textile Journey, at 1pm.

PACT meeting in Heighington

The Advertiser Series: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PACT MEETING A PACT meeting for residents of the West Villages will take place at Redworth Hall Hotel in Heighington, near Darlington on Wednesday April 23 from 7.30pm. The meeting will allow members of the Heighington and Coniscliffe ward to discuss issues with a police representative.

Former Blue Peter presenter Hele Skelton officially opens Piercebridge country store

The Advertiser Series: Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton opens a store near Darlington

5:11pm Monday 21st April 2014

A FORMER Blue Peter presenter met tarantulas and snakes plus Easter chicks as she officially opened a county store.

Things are looking up for Distinct Darlington as it prepares to mark its second birthday

The Advertiser Series: Alex Swan, manager of Distinct Darlington: "This is going to be hugely positive for the town centre, it is really going to be of benefit to food businesses, retailers might take longer to notice the impact"

2:23pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE manager of Darlington’s business improvement district (Bid) has said she hopes the organisation is starting to become more accepted by traders in the town as it approaches its second birthday.

New look post office in Middleton St George is opened by the Mayor

The Advertiser Series: Postmaster Andy Hill with Mayor Charles Johnson and Mayoress Carol Johnson at the reopening of the Middleton St George Post Office

12:09pm Monday 21st April 2014

A REVAMPED post office that will offer some of the longest opening hours in the area has been officially reopened by the Mayor of Darlington.

Mayor to raise a toast in honour of St George

The Advertiser Series: People in Southampton are being called on to help mark St George's Day.

11:58am Monday 21st April 2014

A TOAST will be raised to St George at Darlington’s Market Cross on Wednesday, in honour of his Saint’s Day.

Darlington businesses rally round to support MS charity

The Advertiser Series: Logo for The MS Society

4:03pm Monday 21st April 2014

A HOST of Darlington businesses have been rallying to raise much-needed funds for people living with MS.

Choir to perform in support of St Teresa's Hospice

The Advertiser Series: Piano plan for Brighton station: our top 10 train playlist

12:59pm Monday 21st April 2014

MIXED vocal choir Northern Voices will raise funds for a Darlington hospice at its next concert.

Hypnotherapist offers Darlington taster session for weight-loss programme

The Advertiser Series: A salad of heritage tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and gazpacho of green vegetables

1:04pm Monday 21st April 2014

A HYPNOTHERPAIST who has developed her own weight-loss programme will host a one-off taster session in Darlington next month.

Darlington Lions to hold charity book stall at market

The Advertiser Series: Darlington Lions Club member Robert Hillary, bookshop chairman dressed in a lion costume with Tom Peacock and Jenny Lumley at the charity marketstall book sale.

11:47am Monday 21st April 2014

BOOK STALL: Darlington Lions Club will host a bookstall in Darlington Market on Saturday, April 26, between 10am and 4pm. There will be thousands of books available on the stall and at the Lions’ nearby bookshop in Blackwellgate. Books are 50p each. The Darlington Lions bookshop is open every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am until 4pm.

Easter fun in Darlington markets and Elim Church

The Advertiser Series: Members of Red Hall Dance School perform at the Easter Eggstraordinary Market

12:01pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THERE was Easter fun across Darlington this weekend as a series of activities took place for families around the town.

Civic dinner success

The Advertiser Series: CIVIC EVENT: Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson with Mayor Ken Campbell and consort Ann Kells

9:11am Sunday 20th April 2014

A CIVIC dinner raised well over £1,000 for a mayor’s charity appeal.

Business premises could become homes

12:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TWO former business premises in a village centre could be converted for residential use.

New pilates class for all at The Kings Church

The Advertiser Series: A pilates class - posed by models

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

PILATES CLASS: A new pilates class for men and women who want to improve their posture and core strength will start at The Kings Church Centre, in Whessoe Road, Darlington, on Monday, April 28, between 11.15am and 12.15pm. The class is for mixed abilities and costs £4 per person. Booking is not necessary. For more information call Mel on 07751067455.

No plans to make the Haughton Road throughabout into a normal roundabout, council says

The Advertiser Series: Congestion at the Haughton Road throughabout

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

COUNCIL officials have insisted that they have no plans to change a much-maligned road junction in Darlington, but have admitted its operation will be reviewed later this year.

REG PIC RAF Warrant Officer receives MBE

The Advertiser Series: Retired Warrant Officer (WO) Barry McEvoy

11:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A RETIRED RAF engineer has been awarded his MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Darlington table tennis club goes from strength to strength

The Advertiser Series: Darlington Table Tennis Academy member Leo Pontone, eight, during training at Longfield School in Darlington

11:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A TABLE tennis club that has introduced more than 400 children to the sport has encouraged more people to take up a paddle .

Nursery children celebrate Easter with creative bonnets

The Advertiser Series: Some of the High Bank pupils with their bonnets

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHILDREN at a nursery near Darlington have been getting creative to take part in an Easter bonnet making competition.

Police warn youths against anti-social behaviour during school holidays

The Advertiser Series:

12:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE WARNING: Young people in Darlington have been warned by police that officers are on the look-out for acts of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour during the school holidays. During the last holiday period a number of incidents where ball bearings were fired at properties in the Northgate area of town were reported. A police spokesman said: “The number of incidents was small, and no-one was hurt, but this kind of activity carries with it a risk of injuring someone.” Anyone who witnesses an incident or has information is asked to contact Darlington Police on the non-emergency 101 number.

Approval given for 120 homes in Spennymoor on DurhamGate site

The Advertiser Series: County council approves plans for 120 homes in Spennymoor

5:53pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PROPOSALS to build 120 dwellings on one of the North-East’s largest building sites have been supported after claims the plan would boost the area.

Hundreds sign petition demanding all housing decisions are delayed

The Advertiser Series: Nominations are being sought to find the unsung heroes of Sedgefield in County Durham

3:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PETITION demanding all decisions relating to future housing in Sedgefield are postponed has been handed over to Durham County Council.



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