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Pit wheel memorial honours village's miners

The Advertiser Series: North Skelton Band master Denis Noble, Coxhoe Banner Group chairman Robert Robinson, secretary Jenny Robinson, Rev Christopher Wood-Archer and Councillor Maria Plews in front of the Coxhoe mining memorial (8789989)

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LONG-running campaign to erect a memorial to miners killed in a village’s pits has finally ended in success.

Every little helps kids to cook

The Advertiser Series: LITTLE COOKS: Children prepare bread at the sessions at Tesco, Dragonville. From left Sophie Parks, six, Helen Farrow and Poppy Farrow, six.              Picture: ANDY LAMB (8779624)

3:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN have been getting summer holiday cooking lessons.

Work starts on Wheatley Hill health centre

The Advertiser Series: Wheatley Hill (L-R) Cllr Lucy Hovvels, David Pickersgill, Malcom Swan, Joseph Chandy, Chloe Taylor and Cllr Morris Nicholls (8707606)

12:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BUILDING work has begun on a new £2m health centre in east Durham.

Sainsbury's backs re-homing charity

4:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SUPERMARKET has named its charity of the year.

Honours shared as school passes first year

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Prize winners at Durham Free School’s first presentation evening

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW free school has celebrated the end of its first academic year with a prize giving ceremony.

Construction of housing development on "blight site" in Langley Park approved

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

4:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to the demolition of a derelict youth centre which has become a blight at the entrance of a north Durham village and to allow a high-quality housing development in its place.

Happy returns for diamond couple

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND COUPLE: Ronnie and Betty Baty of Framwellgate Moor who celebrate their diamond wedding       Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUPLE have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a return trip to the area where they first met.

Councillors reject plans to build 44 homes on outskirts of Shotton Colliery

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

12:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNCILLORS have thrown out plans to build 44 homes on farmland on the outskirts of a village.

Work to upgrade sewer network due to begin at Newton Hall, Durham City

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12:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK is due to begin on a £1.1m upgrade to a sewer network on a Durham City housing estate.

Foto-Fest help for young snappers

The Advertiser Series: Durham Town Hall

2:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG photographers are invited to get advice and tips on entering an inaugural competition at an event this weekend.

Councillors to decide on housing plan for former dairy site

The Advertiser Series: PLAN APPROVED: Durham County Council has approved bungalow plan

3:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANNING officers are recommending that a housing development on the site of a former dairy be granted planning permission.

Helen becomes first woman to take on gruelling challenge

The Advertiser Series: PEDAL POWER: Helen Tones leads the field on a previous fund raising effort

2:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN exercise co-ordinator will put her skills to the test this weekend when she becomes the first woman to take on a gruelling 202-mile charity challenge.

Hundreds expected to take part in new trail run

The Advertiser Series: GET SET: Around 300 runners expected to take part in first Coxhoe trail run

12:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HUNDREDS of runners are expected to take part in a new 10k event taking place later this year.

MP backs bus information call

The Advertiser Series: Kevan Jones: backing campaign  (8117179)

2:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

NORTH Durham Labour MP Kevan Jones is backing a campaign to make bus travel easier for people with sight loss.

Cricket star returns to former college to inspire next generation

The Advertiser Series: BACK HOME: England cricketer Danni Hazell

1:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN England cricketer has returned to her former college to inspire the next generation of sports hopefuls.

'Mini Las Vegas' warning over retail park bar plan

The Advertiser Series: SEEKING LICENCE: Pets at Home at the Arnison Centre, Durham, where restaurant chain Frankie and Benny's has applied to have a drinks licence. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:09pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A ROW has broken out over the future of an edge-of-town shopping centre, with neighbours claiming a new restaurant and bar would turn the area into a ‘mini Las Vegas’.

Colin chosen for forum role

The Advertiser Series: Colin Wilkes, managing director of Durham Markets Company, who has been elected chair of Durham Area Action Partnership (8071882)

3:03pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A MARKETS boss has been chosen to lead a city forum for the coming year.

Durham 'inundated' with student digs - councillor

The Advertiser Series: HOUSING PLANS: Land near the ruins of an old chapel at Magdalene Heights, Gilesgate where plans are in place to build student accommodation.
Picture: ANDY LAMB
 (7995394)

6:18pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

DURHAM is now inundated with student accommodation, councillors heard today (Tuesday, July 8), as plans for another 198 beds got the go-ahead.

TJ's hair cut for a good cause

The Advertiser Series: HAIR TODAY: Durham Free School pupil, 12-year-old Terri-Jo Mould, from Spennymoor, who had her hair cut off for charity. Picture: TOM BANKS (7892438)

12:42pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BRAVE young girl has happily given up much of her proud head of hair, but all for a worthy cause.

Councillors to vote on parking restrictions for shopping street

3:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

PROPOSALS to restrict parking on a shopping street are to be debated by councillors.

Secondary school stages High School Musical 2

The Advertiser Series: : Students Sam Fagan, Madeleine Pritchard, Rebecca Young, Gabrielle Smith, Jordan Stephen, Ethan Parker, Tommy Higgins, Harvey Hall, Emily Bainbridge, Travis Ross and Lucy Sefton from Belmont Community School take part in a dress rehearsal ahead of their

3:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

STUDENTS are putting the finishing touches to a summer show.

New look for city post office

The Advertiser Series: The Post Office in Willington High Street will close for two weeks for a refurbishment

12:41pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A CITY centre Post Office has been given a major facelift.

Church launches appeal to secure its future

The Advertiser Series: : General view of St Peter's and St John's Anglican and Methodist Church in Sacriston. Picture: DAVID WOOD (7738842)

12:41pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A VILLAGE Methodist church faces an uncertain future after a sharing arrangement with Anglicans ended.

Wimbledon offer is an ace

The Advertiser Series: Whisky River co-owners sisters Kate and Hollie Shepherd  with Prince Bishops shopping centre manager Richard Toynbee promote the centre's Wimbledon Weekender

4:11pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SHOPPERS will be served up a slice of tennis this weekend (July 4-6).

New housing scheme for Ushaw Moor approved

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

2:49pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound scheme to build 167 new homes on the edge of a village has been approved despite a recommendation by council officials that it be rejected because of the potential for increased traffic congestion.

New role in affordable homes

The Advertiser Series: Lee Carman (7793650)

2:24pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A SOCIAL landlord has appointed a manager to oversee the development of affordable housing in Durham.

Controversial student digs scheme approved

The Advertiser Series: STUDENT DIGS: An artist's impression of Sheraton Park

12:36pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

RESIDENTS have lost their battle to stop £20m worth of student digs being developed in their quiet residential neighbourhood.

Mayor visits rapidly expanding kitchenware company

The Advertiser Series: MAYORAL VISIT: Mayor of Durham Councillor John Robinson with company directors James Buckle (left) and Andrew Tomlinson (right) during his visit to the award winning kitchenware suppliers premises in Bowburn. Picture: DAVID WOOD (7747681)

5:55pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A KITCHENWARE company which began life in a garage nine years ago and now employs 80 people is in line for a national award.

Uni catering team cleans up at eco-awards

The Advertiser Series: Durham University

4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A UNIVERSITY has won an environmental award.

Seized drug money pays for family fun day

The Advertiser Series: Andrew Thomas Cairns, who is serving a prison sentence for drug offences (7689822)

3:42pm Monday 30th June 2014

MONEY seized from a drug dealer whose crimes blighted a deprived estate is being put to use improving the area.

Road closures in place during 'vital' resurfacing work

The Advertiser Series: (6693435)

3:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

ROAD closures will be in place this weekend (July 4-6) as vital resurfacing takes place on a major road route.

Lanchester celebrates conclusion of banner project with parade

The Advertiser Series: Replica of Fenhall Drift Lodge banner is paraded through Lanchester marking the culmination of a 12-month community project. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (7633439)

4:54pm Friday 27th June 2014

A COMMUNITY turned out in force today (Friday, June 27) to celebrate the culmination of a year-long banner project with a parade through their village.

Popular hotel and restaurant could become student digs

The Advertiser Series: STUDENT APPLICATION: The Kingslodge Hotel in Durham City which may become student housing. Picture: TOM BANKS (7541465)

7:23am Thursday 26th June 2014

A POPULAR city centre hotel and restaurant are facing an uncertain future, after plans emerged to convert the premises into more student accommodation.

Pupils defeat older rivals to clinch science prize

The Advertiser Series: William Forrester, Luke Douglas, Naomi Denning and Hermione Heathcote, who won the university challenge at Salters Festival of Chemistry

5:34pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

SCHOOL pupils have defeated older rivals to take first prize at a science festival.

Volunteers clean up bandstand

The Advertiser Series: Volunteers and council officers clean up the bandstand at Wharton Park, Durham

1:49pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

VOLUNTEERS have given a park bandstand a makeover.

Durham Bid recruiting new boss

The Advertiser Series: Former Durham Bid manager Sonali Craddock

6:56pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A NEW manager is being sought for Durham’s Business Improvement District (Bid).

Villagers' fury at owl mascot theft

The Advertiser Series: Lee Hoskins' wood sculpture, which has been stolen from Esh Village

2:41pm Monday 23rd June 2014

RESIDENTS who have been trying to spruce up their area have been left devastated after thieves stole their village mascot.

What does Durham mean to you?

The Advertiser Series: What's your favourite photo of Durham?

1:22pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A NEW photography competition aimed at exploring a city from a young person’s perspective has been launched.

Teenager takes cookery title

The Advertiser Series: READY STEADY COOK: Student Megan Gibson (13) from Durham High School for Girls takes part in the cooking competition watched by judge Andrew Cassin, Executive Chef at the Ramside Hotel. Picture: DAVID WOOD (7341573)

12:03pm Friday 20th June 2014

A TEENAGER’S skill in the kitchen has won her the top prize in a school cooking contest.

Golf course setback triggers new calls for Durham town council

The Advertiser Series: Mount Oswald golf course, Durham

1:10pm Thursday 19th June 2014

THE Government has refused to ‘call in’ part of a controversial £200m housing scheme, clearing the way for work to begin and triggering renewed calls for a Durham town council.

Durham bowler opens village club's new pitch

The Advertiser Series: Durham bowler Chris Rushworth performs the honours and opens Littletown CC's new pitch

6:38pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

YOUNG cricketers christened a village club’s new state-of-the-art pitch with a fitting victory.

Young swimmers hope to make a splash at national finals

The Advertiser Series: GET SET: Children from two County Durham schools are heading to he national swimming finals this weekend

12:32pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

CHILDREN from two primary schools are hoping to make a splash at a national swimming competition.

Rotary raises more than £30,000 for charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY MONEY: The Rotary Club hands over £25,000 to good causes based in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS. (7296698)

6:29pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A ROTARY club has raised more than £30,000 for charity.

Councillors back £15m housing scheme, despite campaign to "Save West Rainton"

The Advertiser Series: Members of the Save West Rainton campaign

6:23pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A RESIDENTS’ campaign to “Save West Rainton” has ended in failure, after councillors backed plans to build 150 homes in the village.

Seven schools for a single show

The Advertiser Series: CENTRE STAGE: Schoolgirls take part in the dress rehearsal of The Selfish Giant ahead of the performance at the Gala Theatre in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD

4:47pm Monday 16th June 2014

CHILDREN from seven schools have joined forces for a stage show.

Housing campaign continues despite council vote blow

The Advertiser Series: Sunderland City Council backed the housing scheme

1:43pm Monday 16th June 2014

A CAMPAIGN to stop nearly 100 homes being built on open farm land will continue despite councillors voting in favour of the scheme.

Charity thanks supporters for fundraising efforts

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY THANKS: Marie Curie has thanked its supporters in Durham

1:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

A CHARITY has thanked its supporters who helped raise £650 in one weekend to support its work.

Plans for student accommodation in Durham City rejected

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

11:07am Friday 13th June 2014

A PROPOSAL to create student accommodation in Durham’s conservation area were narrowly rejected following a storm of protest by residents.

Mining company withdraws controversial plan

The Advertiser Series: (7114501)

5:55pm Thursday 12th June 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create an opencast coal mine on the border of County Durham and Northumberland have been withdrawn.

Housing development on site of former Easington District Council offices approved

The Advertiser Series: Former Easington District Council offices (7039946)

12:17pm Thursday 12th June 2014

PLANS for a major housing development on the site of former council headquarters have been approved despite objections.



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