The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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.

Tory demands HMO measure

The Advertiser Series: DEMAND: Rebecca Coulson, the Conservative Party parliamentary candidate for Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:15pm Friday 6th March 2015

A WOULD-be MP has called for a new restriction on the spread of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

Shoppers support children's ward

The Advertiser Series: CASH: Georgina Thomson, marketing and tenant liaison co-ordinator at the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, left, with Pauline Crow, hospital play specialist at the University Hospital of North Durham.

4:59pm Friday 6th March 2015

SHOPPERS have raised hundreds of pounds for a children’s hospital ward.

Pupils open coffee shop

The Advertiser Series: COFFEE: Holly Rippin, 9, cuts the ribbon on the new Arnison Centre Costa with fellow Brandon Primary School pupils. Also pictured is Costa area manager Jamie Buchanan and store manager Hayley Gaffney. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:50pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN have opened a new coffee shop.

Sugar-sweet success means Caitlin is 'hired'

The Advertiser Series: FINALISTS: Katie Baggott, Caitlin Hodgson, Jessica Hetherington and Dominica Halton.

3:10pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A SCHOOLGIRL has won a paid work experience placement in an Apprentice-style contest.

Parish boundaries to be reviewed after petition

12:33pm Friday 27th February 2015

VILLAGERS are to be asked whether they want to be covered by a neighbouring parish council.

New homes would damage conservation area, say villagers

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

12:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

VILLAGERS are fighting plans to build houses on a field in a picturesque conservation area, near a Grade II-listed parish church.

Blackpool challenge for fundraising students

The Advertiser Series: Blackpool challenge for fundraising students

6:15pm Thursday 26th February 2015

STUDENTS have put on their running shoes to raise more than £1,000 for good causes.

How to declutter a medieval hall

The Advertiser Series: UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The new visitor centre at Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

1:07pm Thursday 26th February 2015

THE owners of a medieval hall are having a clear-out sale ahead of a new visitor centre opening in April.

Equine cross country course proposed alongside country hall

The Advertiser Series: Members of Durham County Council's area planning committee (North) recommended to approve equine cross country course proposal

4:35pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A BID to develop an equine cross country course on land alongside a country hall is set to receive planning clearance later this week.

Visitors learn about Durham Hub

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT SHOWN: Visitors to the open day at Durham Baptist Church get a look inside a police van. Behind the wheel is visitor Ian Debbage with, background from left, PCSO Robin Raymond, visitor Jill Dunning, Hate Crime Officer PCSO Sharon Bowman and visito

11:46am Monday 23rd February 2015

A NEW support service has held its first open day (Friday, February 20).

Street lights could go on A167 between Durham and Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: LIGHTS: Street lights could be removed from the A167 Picture: ANDY LAMB

10:02am Sunday 22nd February 2015

STREET lights could be removed along a notorious stretch of dual carriageway.

Student digs group names management firm

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: The former County Hospital, off North Road, Durham

9:56am Sunday 22nd March 2015

THE consortium behind multi-million pound plans to turn a former mental hospital into student digs has named the firm that would run the accommodation.

Responsible dog ownership promoted in Seaham

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council (19003582)

5:23pm Friday 20th February 2015

A CAMPAIGN to promote responsible dog ownership is taking place in an area of Seaham.

Developers defend £31m student digs scheme

The Advertiser Series: VISION: An artist's impression of the proposed County Hospital redevelopment

4:52pm Friday 20th February 2015

DEVELOPERS have defended their plans to turn a former mental hospital into student accommodation.

Medieval hall's March charity open days

The Advertiser Series: EVENTS: Crook Hall and Gardens, in Durham, opening on three successive Saturdays, in March, for charity.

1:14pm Friday 20th February 2015

A SMALL visitor attraction is to repeat a series of charity opening days on Saturdays during March.

Mother's day treat at Seaham Town Hall

The Advertiser Series: MOTHERS: Bill Oldfield's company is offering Mother's Day treat

11:34am Friday 20th February 2015

A CATERING company is set to serve up luxury food for families in east Durham on Mother’s Day.

Find out more about Durham Hub

The Advertiser Series: HUB: The Durham Hub meets at Durham City Baptist Church

1:03pm Thursday 19th February 2015

RESIDENTS can find out more about a new support service for people with learning disabilities tomorrow (Friday, February 20).

Children invited to Gilesgate sports camp

The Advertiser Series: CAMP: Easter sports camp organiser Ann Ferguson

12:38pm Thursday 19th February 2015

CHILDREN are invited to an Easter sports camp.

Activists encourage young people in Durham to vote

The Advertiser Series: VOTE: Activists take to the streets in Durham to encourage younger generation to vote.  (18830857)

4:09pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A GROUP of young people and activists gathered in Durham City at the weekend as part of a campaign to get young people engaged in politics and registered to vote.

Where there's a will there's a way for hospice

The Advertiser Series: WILL: Willowburn Hospice, near Lanchester

2:23pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

FOUR law firms have agreed to waive their fees for drawing up a will in exchange for a donation to a hospice.

Hotel and restaurant could still become student digs

The Advertiser Series: STUDENT APPLICATION: The Kingslodge Hotel in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS (12686622)

6:10pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

PLANS to turn a popular hotel and restaurant into student accommodation have resurfaced.

New kits for new school football team

The Advertiser Series: NEW KIT: Neil Simpson from Elements Tranfers with Bill Walker, Joyce Williams and Carol Kirk from the Cassop Village Partnership present the new strips to squad members Ben Clewes (11), Paul Meldrum (10), Harry Oliver (9), Cameron Barr (10), Jaydon Willia

3:43pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A NEWLY reformed school football team is kitted out for action thanks to a village partnership.

Green group plans to plot map of allotments

The Advertiser Series: PLOT: Transition Durham to create online map of County Durham's allotments

2:49pm Monday 16th February 2015

A GREEN group is hoping to plot a map of all the allotments in County Durham to help gardeners find their nearest site.

25 workers reach 25 years at same shop

The Advertiser Series: SERVICE: Staff from Sainsbury’s Durham store who have all worked for the company for 25 years									 						      Picture: TOM BANKS

6:02am Saturday 14th February 2015

TWENTY-five workmates have celebrated 25 years at the same supermarket.

Village moves into the age of high-speed broadband

The Advertiser Series: BROADBAND: Kevan Jones MP, left, and Simon Robertson, BT's North East regional partnership director, back, with pupils Avah Kelly, George Williams, Evie O'Brien, Rebekah Dooley and James Richardson from St Bede's RC Primary School join Coucillors Simon Wi

5:38pm Friday 13th February 2015

MORE than 3,300 homes and businesses in a former pit village are being promised high-speed fibre broadband.

So much for the city - pupils at troubled school head for Dales

The Advertiser Series: TRIP: Pupils at Durham Free School during their visit to the Yorkshire Dales

2:29pm Friday 13th February 2015

PUPILS escaped the furore over the future of their closure-threatened free school to enjoy a residential field trip in the Yorkshire Dales.

Volunteers needed to create garden in historic park

The Advertiser Series: WAITING TO BE DEMOLISHED: The former park keepers house in Wharton Park, Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (14984615)

3:02pm Thursday 12th February 2015

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers are wanted to help create a community garden in a Victorian park.

Police condemn 'cowardly' armed robbery

The Advertiser Series: Police condemn 'cowardly' armed robbery

1:42pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

POLICE have renewed their appeal for information on an armed robbery at a city newsagent.








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