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Chairman supporting hospice's remembrance campaign

The Advertiser Series: CHRISTMAS SERVICE: Durham Miners' Association Brass Band will again perform at the service

3:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

DURHAM County Council chairman John Robinson is backing the St Cuthbert’s Hospice 2014 Light Up a Life campaign.

Bishops' is best, bar none

The Advertiser Series: The Bishops' Mill in Durham, which has won the Toilet of the Year award. (11581369)

3:06pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WETHERSPOONS pub has been named the best in a city at an annual awards.

Cleaner attacked making way home from work at night

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

5:53pm Monday 13th October 2014

A DRUNKEN youth who led a protracted attack on a vulnerable man was today (Monday October 13) jailed for a year.

Fresh face for award-winning garden

The Advertiser Series: AWARD WINNING GARDEN: Tom Sharples (left) hands over the roll as team leader at Brandon Village Community Garden to David Apperley (right). Picture: DAVID WOOD (11396844)

12:59pm Monday 13th October 2014

THERE’S a new face leading a highly successful community garden project.

Views sought on centre's future

12:32pm Monday 13th October 2014

RESIDENTS can have their say on the future of their community centre over coming weeks.

Houghall offers part time floristry course

The Advertiser Series: Rebecca Morgan  (11295058)

3:53pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A LIMITED number of places remain on a part-time floristry course.

Wine warehouse gets go-ahead

The Advertiser Series: Wine merchant Simon Wrightson at his Colburn warehouse. (11354498)

2:37pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A WINE bottling company has been granted planning permission for a new warehouse which it says could create up to 70 new jobs.

East Durham Homes raised more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK

The Advertiser Series: Marissa Buckingham from Cancer Research UK receiving the cheque from Peter Eldrett, East Durham Homes customer involvement manager and Paul Morgan, East Durham Homes Chair.  (11293532)

12:47pm Friday 10th October 2014

MEMBERS of staff East Durham Homes have raised more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Ron Hogg praises football charity's work

The Advertiser Series: Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham Ron Hogg

12:14pm Thursday 9th October 2014

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg has praised a football charity for its work with North Durham youngsters,

Work starts to build new roundabout at accident blackspot

The Advertiser Series: DRIVERS WARNED: Cllr Neil Foster as work starts on the new roundabout at Sunderland Bridge

1:49pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to expect “inevitable delays” as work gets underway to create a new roundabout at an accident blackspot.

Boxing club members are real knock-out for young fan Charlie

The Advertiser Series: BIG DONATION: Adam Oliver of Brandon Boxing Club with Charlie Wilkinson, 8. The boxing club has raised £450 for Charlie's school, Trinity School Bek site, Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS.

5:21pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

MEMBERS of a village boxing club are a real knockout in the eyes of one local youngster.

Victory for villagers as housing estate is rejected by councillors

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

4:40pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

VILLAGERS have won their battle to stop a housing estate being built on their doorstep after councillors unanimously rejected the proposal.

Charity event at hotel

The Advertiser Series: Event at Lumley Castle (11161616)

12:35pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A CHESTER-le-Street hotel will be the venue special charity event later this month.

Closure demand for Coxhoe junction

The Advertiser Series: : General view of the area at the end off Cornforth Lane in Coxhoe. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11123664)

3:15pm Monday 6th October 2014

PRESSURE is mounting for a road junction near a village primary school to be closed to all traffic.

Nepalese teachers visit Bowburn school

The Advertiser Series: Nepalese teachers Suresh Shrestha, left, and Gunanidhi Koirala, right, with Jan Blackburn, chair of governors at Bowburn Infants and Nursery School (11128204)

12:27pm Monday 6th October 2014

TEACHERS from Nepal have visited the area as part of an international classrooms connection.

Viking invaders come to learn

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12:25pm Monday 6th October 2014

A COLLEGE has a distinctly Scandinavian flavour once again this year.

Walk to combat heart problems in young people held in Durham

The Advertiser Series: CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) held their annual charity walk along the Riverside in Durham starting at the Durham Rowing Club. John and Diane Ber who are walking in memory of their daughter Kasia with Carl Higgins (centre) who took the warm up before th

4:52pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A SPONSORED walk to help young people with heart problems has raised about £10,000 for charity.

Star names at school culture festival

The Advertiser Series: Durham Johnston School's Festival of Culture 2014

4:05pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A SCHOOL will host its second annual culture festival starting on Monday (October 6).

Fundraising is a piece of cake

The Advertiser Series: Caroline Atkinson with daughter Martha at the Little Bishops Play Palace (11075350)

12:34pm Friday 3rd October 2014

CHARITY fundraising was child’s play for a city shopping centre.

Digging for victory - vandals won't uproot youth gardening project

The Advertiser Series: WORK IN PROGRESS: Project coordinator Tadz Kawecki-Billam (front left) with PCSO Tom Strawbridge, volunteers Nikki Dravers, Mim Skinner and James Ballantyne with 14 year old Marcie Bowes and Spencer Thexton (12)  in the project garden at Vane Tempest Hall

6:43pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

LEADERS of a charity project aimed at getting young people into gardening are refusing to give up, despite their allotment being twice wrecked by vandals.

Work begins on £3m upgrade for Durham's Wharton Park

The Advertiser Series: Wharton Park, Durham (11013671)

4:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK on a £3m project to renovate a Victorian park has begun.

Man at wheel of stolen car claimed he bought it from owner earlier that day

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

4:59pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN caught at the wheel of a car taken after a burglary told police he had bought it off the owner earlier that day.

Plans to move post office at West Rainton

The Advertiser Series: Rev\amping post offices (10547622)

5:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A VILLAGE post office could be moved to new premises where it would be given an open plan format and longer opening.

A hard knight's day in the Market Place

The Advertiser Series: Dawn of Chivalry bringing medieval entertainment to Durham Market Place in September of last year  (10661710)

2:12pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MEDIEVAL-themed fund-raising event will be held in Durham Market Place this weekend in aid of St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Addict prepared for prison stint by concealing drugs about body

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A DRUG-ADDICTED prisoner prepared for her latest spell behind bars by concealing a selection of drugs about her body, a court was told.

College to help people on the road to recovery

The Advertiser Series: : Durham Recovery College at the St Margaret's Health Centre in Crossgate, Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10612458)

2:44pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW college for mental health workers and service users has opened as a pilot project in Durham.

Major opposition to Lanchester housing plan

10:26am Sunday 21st September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a housing estate on the outskirts of a picturesque village are being revised following a surge of public opposition.

Funding for gas safety work

3:12pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HOUSING provider has been given a £5,000 grant for gas safety work in the homes of elderly and vulnerable tenants in Durham.

Wine shop plan for old garage to be recommended for approval

The Advertiser Series: Green light for transfer ballot (8309917)

11:51am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS to convert a disused garage into a wine shop look set to win approval despite objections from residents.

All the fun of the fair is coming to Bowburn

The Advertiser Series: Bowburn Community Centre (10477401)

2:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A VILLAGE is gearing up for its annual family fun day next weekend.

Students win through to national debating final

The Advertiser Series: NATIONAL FINALS: Students from St Leonard's take a break during the national debating finals in Liverpool

5:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEAM of students have represented the region at a national debating championships.

Family fun at village’s ‘Big Weekend’

The Advertiser Series: BIG WEEKEND: Frankie Brown, four, from Shadforth with one of the scarecrows in the scarecrow festival.

2:57pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A COMMUNITY in north Durham has taken part in a weekend of family fun.

Car thief spotted at wheel of stolen vehicle by police

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

A THIEF drove off in a car after taking its keys when he broke into another vehicle parked nearby.

Police spotted car thief as he drove at speed through city

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

A THIEF drove off in a car after taking its keys when he broke into another vehicle.

Landlord helps tenants claim extra benefits

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2:54pm Friday 12th September 2014

TENANTS have been helped to claim an extra £650,000 by a specialist team set up by their social landlord.

Off-road biker struck boy getting off bus

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:03pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN unlicensed rider on an off-road motorcycle swerved onto a path to avoid hitting a vehicle in front, but collided with a passenger stepping off a bus.

Drama group returns with Rope

The Advertiser Series: : Cast members Chris Neville-Smith (left) and Henry Cockbone from Durham Dramatic Society during a dress rehearsal of their latest production Rope. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10117772)

3:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A THEATRE group returns to the stage next week.

Work on £13m estate to start soon

The Advertiser Series: The development site

5:33pm Monday 8th September 2014

BUILDING on a new housing estate is expected to start later this month.

Lovelorn man jailed for setting house on fire

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

2:01pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A MAN in despair at the break-up of a relationship started a fire which badly damaged his rented house.

Art courses on offer

The Advertiser Series: An artist at work in Bearpark

1:21pm Saturday 6th September 2014

AN ARTISTS’ group will run a number of community courses this autumn.

New furniture store boosts hospice

The Advertiser Series: Retail supervisor Bill Brierley at the new St Cuthbert's Hospice furniture and homeware outlet. PICTURE: Keith Taylor (10044258)

12:51pm Friday 5th September 2014

A HOSPICE will open a new furniture shop next week.

Busy A691 to be closed overnight for three weeks for 'essential repairs'

The Advertiser Series: The A691 will be closed from County Hall to Millburngate roundabout, pictured

1:10pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A BUSY main road is to be closed overnight for three weeks for repairs.

Free school 'buzzing' with 90 pupils, but still no permanent site

The Advertiser Series: EXPANDING NUMBERS: Some of the new year seven pupils at The Durham Free School

1:08pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL free school has trebled in size for the new term, but is still waiting for a permanent site.

Councillors recommended to back old pumping station scheme

The Advertiser Series: : General view of the North Dalton Pumping Station near Cold Hesledon. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9901710)

2:36pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COUNCILLORS are being recommended to approve housing plan at a Victorian water pumping station that will safeguard its future.

Licence challenge as 'Spag' fails underage booze test

The Advertiser Series: La Spaghettata on Saddler Street in Durham. (9919977)

2:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A POPULAR nightspot has again been caught selling alcohol to underage teens.

Drug farm costs home grower £100,000 in crime proceeds settlement

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

11:31am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN’S home cannabis farming operation has now cost him £100,000 following a crime proceeds court agreement, almost two years after his conviction.

Laundry move clears way for 395-bed student village

The Advertiser Series: The Berendsen laundry, in Neville's Cross, which could make way for student accommodation (9784476)

4:52pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MULTI-MILLION pound plans have been announced for a 395-bed student village on an industrial site.

Choir returns for new season

The Advertiser Series: Durham Choral Society in rehearsals

4:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A POPULAR choir starts rehearsals for its new season next week.

Shadforth's Big Weekend returns

The Advertiser Series: A scarecrow from last year's festival

2:16pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A VILLAGE’S ‘big weekend’ returns next month.

Illicit ride on brother's motorcycle ended in collision with back of taxi

The Advertiser Series: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

4:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN unlicensed rider who used his brother's motorbike without permission was over the drink-drive limit when he crashed into the back of another vehicle, a court heard.

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