The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Smashing new badminton centre

The Advertiser Series: ABOVE THE NET: Belmont School in Durham City is to get a new £78,000 badminton centre. Pupil Kieran Wilkinson (15) tries his hand.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:37pm Monday 27th April 2015

A NEW badminton centre is to be created at a secondary school.

£125k still needed for new church hall

The Advertiser Series: BOOST: Lesley Baxter and Shirley Kidd receive a cheque from Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council chairman Thomas Akins.

2:36pm Friday 24th April 2015

FUNDRAISERS are within £125,000 of paying for their new church hall.

A taste of Persia on South Road

The Advertiser Series: CULTURE: Yasaman Mousavi and Yasamin Rahmani teach pupils at Durham High School for Girls about Persian culture. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:46pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

SIXTH formers have been helping younger school pupils learn about foreign languages and cultures.

Electricity workers add a little sparkle to scout hut

The Advertiser Series: POWER: Volunteers Michael Napier, Aaron Smith, Ian Parry, Chris Straker, Phil Dickson and Tim Fletcher

2:14pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A SIX-strong team of electricity workers got their brushes in hand as they repainted a church hall.

College buildings and grounds open to public from Saturday

The Advertiser Series: VESTMENT: Among exhibits which visitors can view at Ushaw College on coming open days on Saturdays is the vestment worn by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the recent reburial of the remains of King Richard III.

5:52pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A FORMER training college for priests for the Roman Catholic church is openings its doors to the public over coming months.

Family's recipe for success in national cooking contest

The Advertiser Series: Catherine Pugh and sons Drew (10) and Logan (11) cooking a Byriani at home in Durham
Photo: John Millard/UNP (23710641)

2:33pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A FAMILY from Sacriston have won £200 in a national cooking contest - with their curry night.

Church crawl for medical cause

The Advertiser Series: WALKIES: Dog owners and their pets walk down Claypath, Durham, during the church crawl, with Andy Hughes, right.

5:04pm Monday 20th April 2015

DOG walkers raised hundreds of pounds to tackle the Ebola crisis by staging a “church crawl”.

City goes for Britain In Bloom gold

The Advertiser Series: GOLD: Durham City's Britain In Bloom team are going for second successive gold

2:32pm Sunday 19th April 2015

A CITY’S bid for horticultural glory is underway.

Residents at High Shincliffe celebrate the creation of a new-look playground

The Advertiser Series: PLAYTIME: Children make the most of new park equipment in High Shincliffe, Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (23551230)

11:36am Sunday 19th April 2015

A RUNDOWN village playground has been transformed thanks to the efforts of fund-raisers.

Town council campaign revived to give Durham 'a stronger voice'

The Advertiser Series: PETITION: Roberta Blackman-Woods and Labour supporters collect signatures for their town council petition in Durham Market Place

2:55pm Thursday 16th April 2015

ANGER over a string of controversial planning decisions has prompted renewed calls for Durham to have its own town council.

Making the figures add up: landlord holds financial literacy course

The Advertiser Series: COURSE: Help on hand with financial literacy

3:54pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A FREE financial literacy course is being offered by a housing association to help local people make the most of their money.

East Durham barbering lecturer gets special call

The Advertiser Series: TOP CUT: From left Chris Moon, Alison Scattergood, Simon Shaw and a member of the British Army based at Catterick Garrison

5:40pm Thursday 16th April 2015

EAST Durham College barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood received a very special phone call asking her to go along and help out one of the world’s top barbers.

Landlord and his patrons plan a church crawl for charity

The Advertiser Series: WALKIES Sebastian Lacey with his dog Toby, Melanie Eve, of Waddington Street United Reformed Church, with her job Sacha and Andy Hughes, of the Angel and the Elm Tree, with his dog Max. Picture: TOM BANKS (23221224)

4:43pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

PUB landlord Andy Hughes will lead his regulars and their four-legged friends on a sponsored walk around the churches of Durham City.

New homes plan for Coxhoe

The Advertiser Series: New car showroom backed, despite traffic concerns

4:34pm Monday 13th April 2015

A NATURE reserve could be extended as part of a plan to build more than 50 new homes.

Playground surprise for Langley Moor school pupils

The Advertiser Series: LOG PILE: Children at Langley Park Priamry School pose with some of the new equipment put up in their school over the Easter holidays. From left Tegan Powney, 5, Jack Lockey, 6, Sam Calvert, 7, Katy Middleton, 6 and Amelie Davie, 6.        Picture: ANDY L

4:31pm Monday 13th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS returned from their Easter holidays to find new play equipment had been installed at their primary school.

Diamond wedding day joy

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Peter (84) and Jane Beckwith (81) celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on Saturday (April 11) Picture: DAVID WOOD

2:31pm Sunday 12th April 2015

HAPPY memories spanning 60 years of married life were celebrated by a couple, their family and friends at the weekend.

Decision day for £15m student digs scheme

The Advertiser Series: POSTPONED: Councillors deferred their decision on the future of the Kepier Court site, off Gilesgate.

4:05pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

COUNCILLORS will have a second go at deciding whether a £15m student digs scheme should go ahead next week (Tuesday, April 14).

New homes and offices approved for Bowburn

The Advertiser Series: EXPANDING: Brian Manning, chief executive of Bowburn-based Esh Group

4:51pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

COUNCILLORS have unanimously backed a construction firm’s ambitions to expand its headquarters and build more homes nearby.

Theatre group's tribute to The Avengers writer

The Advertiser Series: Chris Wagstaffe as Hugo Mead and Alan Godfrey as Charley Mirren rehearse for Durham Dramatic Society's production of Murder Weapon

12:25pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

AN AMATEUR dramatic society will pay tribute to a popular screenwriter who died earlier this year with its next show.

Waste fire

12:41pm Sunday 5th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS were called to blaze near a north Durham business park at 9.30pm on Saturday evening. Three fire engines, two from High Handenhold and one from Durham, attended West Line Industrial Estate, near Chester-le-Street and extinguished a large rubbish fire.

County Hospital plan 'unlike other student schemes', say developers

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: Plans for Student Castle's lower Claypath development on show Picture: TOM BANKS

4:01pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

LEADERS of a £31 million building project say theirs would be “unlike other student developments”.

Keely celebrates new found fitness with cycle challenge

The Advertiser Series: CHALLENGE: Keely Madgin from Langley Moor cycles 100km on an exercise bike at Lifestyle Fitness inNewton Aycliffe Leisure Centre to raise money for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:39pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A YOUNG woman who has lost more than four-and-a-half stones through diet and exercise celebrated her new zest for life with a charity fitness challenge.

Sports venue under threat as council confirms 'disposal' plan

The Advertiser Series: SPORTS: Nine-year-old Milly Temperley takes part in activities during the Easter sports camp run by the Durham Gilesgate Youth and Community Association Picture: DAVID WOOD

3:18pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

THE future of a community association that provides leisure and learning for more than 1,000 people a week is under threat, after a council confirmed it wanted to “dispose” of its base.

Three special markets in May

The Advertiser Series: MARKET: The Beads and Bobs stall at Durham Youth Market 2014

1:56pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

THREE special markets will be held in Durham during May.

Wharton Park closed for a year for £3m upgrade

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: Caroline Stephens, outdoor sport and leisure officer with Durham County Council, with the plans to improve Wharton Park

6:02pm Monday 30th March 2015

A CITY centre park is to close for a year to allow for a £3m upgrade.

Planners back homes scheme for factory site

The Advertiser Series: EXPANDING: Brian Manning, chief executive of Bowburn-based Esh Group

5:11pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A CONSTRUCTION firm wants to expand its headquarters and build more homes on a former asbestos factory site.

Jonny's on the spot for Army exercise

The Advertiser Series: TRAINING: Jonny Crossley. Picture: SGT SI LONGWORTH RLC (PHOT)

3:14pm Friday 27th March 2015

A DURHAM soldier put his skills to the test during a military air exercise.

Police bear hunt to keep kids safe

The Advertiser Series: SAFETY: A teddy bear hunt is underway in Durham City

12:10pm Friday 27th March 2015

A TEDDY bear hunt has been launched in Durham City as part of a scheme to keep children safe.

Gospel revival for Holocaust evening

The Advertiser Series: LOSS: Darkness to Light will have a shoes theme, inspired by the piles of children's shoes found at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

4:17pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A CHOIR founded to welcome the Lindisfarne Gospels back to the North-East is reforming for a special Holocaust memorial show – and looking for new voices.

Bank backs hospital radio

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: TSB announces its support for Durham Hospitals Radio. L-R Valerie Robinson, Sheila Hart, branch manager Anita Clark, Mayor of Durham John Robinson, Mayoress of Durham Maxine Robinson and Lisa Newcomb.

3:36pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A HOSPITAL radio station has been chosen as a bank branch’s first official charity.

Tall, dark and strong - Lucy's coffee's worth a Shilling or two

The Advertiser Series: CONTEST: Barista Lucy Shilling

1:40pm Thursday 26th March 2015

NATIONAL success is brewing for a North-East coffee queen.

Opposed housing development near Chester-le-Street could get the go-ahead from councillors

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Councillors are being advised to grant approval

7:42pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

PLANS to build 63 homes on open space next to a large estate could win planning approval this week.

Charity event raises £6,000 for hospices

The Advertiser Series: BEFORE: Sarah Sexton getting her hair shaved for charity

1:44pm Friday 20th March 2015

A CHARITY event to raise money for hospice care has raised more than £6,000.

Pressure growing over Durham City student digs 'frenzy'

The Advertiser Series: POSTPONED: Councillors deferred their decision on the future of the Kepier Court site, off Gilesgate.

5:04am Friday 20th March 2015

RESIDENTS are calling on the council to take a citywide approach to stem the “frenzied” spread of student accommodation.

Hospice markets the healthy eating message in Durham

The Advertiser Series: HEALTHY: Fishmonger Ian Kennedy and Chef Chris Stevenson cooking up a stir fry at an event organised by St. Cuthbert's Hospice in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS (21086876)

2:06pm Thursday 19th March 2015

ST CUTHBERT’S Hospice has taken the message of healthy eating and drinking into the centre of Durham.

Plans for new housing development in Lanchester come under fire

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: A public exhibition of plans for a new housing development in Lanchester. Picture: TOM BANKS (21013584)

5:00pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

PLANS for a new housing development on outskirts of a north Durham village were unveiled today (Wednesday, March 18) – and almost immediately came under fire from residents.

New woodland proves popular

The Advertiser Series: WOODLAND: Site manager Gary Haley from the Woodland Trust at the Low Burnhall site outside Durham Picture: DAVID WOOD

3:15pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A MULTI-million pound project to transform a former farm into a major new woodland has become a charity’s most popular attraction across the county, its leader has said.

Let's get straight to the Point - more volunteers needed

The Advertiser Series: VOLUNTEERS: Members of Durham Pointers

12:30pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

MORE volunteers are wanted to help people find their way around Durham.

Heart-warming dance show returns

The Advertiser Series: GALA SHOW: Members of Tin Arts prepare for Best Foot Forward!

4:50pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

AN ANNUAL evening of dance, drama and music created and performed by people with learning disabilities returns next week.

Opencast inquiry delayed

The Advertiser Series: CAMPAIGN: Councillors and members of the Stop The Opencast Between Pittington and West Rainton campaign.

4:26pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A PUBLIC inquiry into plans to dig coal from open countryside has been postponed.

Bishop's blessing for £5m fire station

The Advertiser Series: OFFICIAL OPENING: Members of the Youth Firefighters Association from Consett Fire Station give a demonstration during the opening of the new Community Fire Station in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD

4:00pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

THE Bishop of Durham officially opened a new £5 million fire station for the city today (Tuesday, March 17).

Pupils in healthy eating school challenge

The Advertiser Series: COOKING: Durham School pupils Mile Moat, Tommy Bell and Mike Wang with teacher Jonathan Webb take part in a healthy eating cookery challenge. Picture: TOM BANKS (20548715)

4:25pm Friday 13th March 2015

PUPILS at Durham School competed against the clock in a fast-paced food competition as part of a new campaign that aims to promote healthy eating among children.

Volunteer needed to help recruit more blood stem cell donors in Durham

The Advertiser Series: Delete Blood Cancer UK (20613964)

2:23pm Friday 13th March 2015

A CHARITY is looking for someone in Durham to help them recruit more people to register as potential blood stem cell donors.

Lisa Dixon Centre in Haswell shortlisted for cash award

11:57am Friday 13th March 2015

AN ORGANISATION supporting the integration and social development of people with learning disabilities has been shortlisted for a £50,000 award.

Fundraiser for two north Durham hospices

The Advertiser Series: CHIP CHOP: Chip shop worker Sarah Sexton hopes to raise £1,000 for hospice by having her hair cut off at a big charity do in Langley Park Club on Friday night. Picture: TOM BANKS (20546194)

5:18pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A CHARITY night to raise money for two hospices in memory of two men from the same village is being held tomorrow. (Friday, March 13)

Gas works begin in Coxhoe

The Advertiser Series: WORKS: Gas works begin near the junction of Thinford Road and Cornforth Lane in Coxhoe. Picture: DAVID WOOD

10:59am Wednesday 11th March 2015

A MAJOR gas network upgrade is underway.

Lambing watch to be held at Houghall Farm

The Advertiser Series: LAMBING: Caitlin Seatree with a newborn lamb at Houghall Farm (20370243)

5:21pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

EAST Durham College’s Houghall Campus is getting set to host a lambing watch.

New car showroom backed, despite traffic concerns

The Advertiser Series: New car showroom backed, despite traffic concerns

5:18pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

PLANS for a new car showroom on an edge-of-town business park have been approved, despite the concerns of two local councillors.

Villagers' joy as homes scheme rejected

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: The proposed development site, Shadforth

4:30pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

VILLAGERS in a picturesque conservation area are celebrating after plans to build ten houses were rejected by councillors.

Children dress as book characters

The Advertiser Series: BOOK DAY: Pupils at Durham School dress as their favourite characters for World Book Day. Picture: TOM BANKS (20099671)

3:15pm Sunday 8th March 2015

A SCHOOL has rounded off its Reading Week with a fancy dress competition.








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