The Advertiser Series E-Editions

New £500k hall to rise from the ashes

3:50pm Monday 26th January 2015

VILLAGERS whose church hall was destroyed by fire last year can see designs for a £500,000 replacement this weekend.

Angelic entertainment

The Advertiser Series: REHEARSAL: Cast members Katie Lowrie, Caroline Chapman, Helen Harris and John McKinnell from the Durham Dramatic Society take part in a dress rehearsal for their new production Entertaining Angels. Picture: DAVID WOOD

3:45pm Monday 26th January 2015

AN AMATEUR dramatics group returns to the stage this weekend (Sunday, February 1).

Bright idea to help hospice

The Advertiser Series: VIBRANT: Ray Mendez is covered with coloured powder to promote a colour run, organised by St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham Picture: TOM BANKS

4:39pm Friday 23rd January 2015

STAFF and volunteers at a hospice pelted each other with packets of colourful powder paint as they helped launch a major new fundraising event.

Archive opens the doors on miles of records

The Advertiser Series: ARCHIVE: Archivist Liz Bregazzi, who will be welcoming visitors to the County Records Office

3:34pm Friday 23rd January 2015

MORE than four miles of archives stretching back some 900 years will be available to the public during a special behind the scenes tour.

Super Mac supports injured athlete

1:17pm Friday 23rd January 2015

FORMER Newcastle United and England star Malcolm 'Super Mac' Macdonald is the latest North-East sporting star to support Geordie athlete Drew Graham who broke his neck last September.

Housing scheme approved on land separating neighbouring communities

5:13pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A HOUSING development has been given the go-ahead on part of a narrow band of green space separating neighbouring communities.

Glittering charity ball in support of brave local youngsters.

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISER: Shop owner Joanna Pearson with Jack Thompson Picture: STUART BOULTON.

4:57pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A GLITZY ball is being staged to help charities supporting two young children who are fighting to overcome serious illness.

Two weeks to save free school

The Advertiser Series: General view of The Durham Free School. Picture: DAVID WOOD (16572798)

7:52pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

DEVASTATED parents and staff have just two weeks to save a failed flagship free school, it emerged today (Tuesday, January 20).

Thug gave his name before trying to rob taxi driver

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

5:32am Monday 19th January 2015

A TAXI passenger who gave his name and asked to be dropped in his home village before trying to rob the driver on arrival has been jailed for ten months.

Planning application made for student accommodation in Durham City

The Advertiser Series: PUBLIC CONSULTATION: An exhibition about plans for a 440-bed student complex in Claypath, on shaow at Durham's Gala Theatre. Picture: TOM BANKS (11769831)

6:38pm Monday 19th January 2015

CONTROVERSIAL proposals to build accommodation for about 440 students in Durham City centre have been formally submitted to planning chiefs for consideration.

Donation for hot food cupboard is warmly received by hospice

The Advertiser Series: WARMLY RECEIVED: Carole Lynn, from St Cuthbert’s Hospice and volunteer Ray Mendez accept the donation for a new hot cupboard.

2:36pm Monday 19th January 2015

A CHARITABLE foundation came to the rescue of a hospice to ensure its patients could still enjoy piping hot home-cooked meals.

Police thank everyone helping in search for missing Durham University student Euan Coulthard - as concern grows

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5:23pm Friday 16th January 2015

POLICE have this afternoon thanked the many Durham University students and social media users for their help in the ongoing search for missing teenager Euan Coulthard.

Retiring landlady's final hospice effort for late son

The Advertiser Series: A collect picture of Jason Brown. Picture: TOM BANKS (16241787)

4:28pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A LONG-serving landlady is preparing for her retirement by raising money for the hospice where her son spent his final days.

Durham Choral Society to perform Handel's Messiah at Durham Cathedral

The Advertiser Series: Durham Choral Society to appear at Durham Cathedral  (5755072)

3:56pm Thursday 15th January 2015

THE DURHAM Choral Society and Orchestra are busy with final rehearsals for a performance of Handel’s Messiah in Durham Cathedral.

Rugby League stars give aspiring players a sporting masterclass

The Advertiser Series: Gateshead Thunder head coach, Stanley Gene, oversees training masterclass with New College Durham students. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:21pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

RUGBY League stars from the Pacific islands braved the North-East winter cold to put local teenage enthusiasts through their paces in the sport.

Battle lines drawn over £15m student digs scheme

The Advertiser Series: The Kepier Court site, off Gilesgate (12401920)

2:39pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

PLANS have been submitted for a £15m scheme to build another 200 student rooms in Durham.

Council throws out new housing estate plan

The Advertiser Series: NEW DEVELOPMENT: General view of the Bett Homes development site off Willowtree Avenue in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (16061686)

4:36pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

COUNCILLORS have unanimously thrown out plans to build 42 homes on a field at the edge of a housing estate.

Organ recitals at former seminary

The Advertiser Series: STUNNING VENUE: St Cuthbert's Chapel at Ushaw College near Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:02am Monday 12th January 2015

THE first in a series of organ recitals at a former Catholic seminary will take place next weekend (Saturday, January 17).

Man jailed for drink driving at speed, ploughing into tree and seriously injuring girlfriend in passenger seat

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

10:55am Sunday 11th January 2015

A MAN driving his girlfriend home from a night out lost control, “at grossly excessive speed”, before ploughing through a wall and coming to rest in trees.

Police warn rural thieves: "We're watching you"

The Advertiser Series: CAMPAIGN: Gavin Clark, Satley Parish Clerk, Sergeant Scott Crowhurst and farmer Keith Harrison launch a poster campaign in Lanchester against rural crime Picture: TOM BANKS

4:02pm Friday 9th January 2015

EYECATCHING posters warning thieves they are being watched are being put up in villages as part of a police campaign.

Anything goes for students

The Advertiser Series: STAGE: Durham University Light Opera Group take a break from rehearsals of their production of Anything Goes. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:43pm Friday 9th January 2015

A MUSICAL society is set to celebrate its 80th birthday with a smash musical production.

Seaham mother's horror after house gable end is torn off by high winds

The Advertiser Series: DAMAGE: Landlord Tom Lloyd surveys the damage caused to his house by high winds in East View, Seaham. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT

1:38pm Friday 9th January 2015

A MOTHER-OF-TWO has spoken of horror after high winds tore off part of the gable end of her house - showering the pavement with bricks shortly before she would have been taking her son to school this morning (Friday, January 9).

Excessive speed led "showing off" driver to hit tree

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

6:31pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

A MOTORIST suffered serious injuries when he crashed into a tree after losing control at high speed on a dual carriageway.

Work on new Morrisons to start in May

The Advertiser Series: : General view of the B&Q extra store, Durham City Retail Park. Picture: DAVID WOOD (11491922)

10:30am Tuesday 6th January 2015

WORK is to begin on creating a new 300-job superstore in March.

Man with no previous offences went on spree trying to take vehicles

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

10:54am Tuesday 6th January 2015

A MAN with no criminal record went on a “silly” spree trying to take vehicles, a court was told.

Putting your best foot forward on podiatry course

The Advertiser Series: NEW COURSE: Podiatry students at New College Durham

10:36am Tuesday 6th January 2015

STUDENTS can take a big step on the career ladder with a new apprenticeship.

Restoration of Wharton Park in Durham begins with demolition work

The Advertiser Series: SET FOR DEMOLITION: Caroline Stephens, Project Manager for Wharton Park outside the Keepers House which is set for demolition Picture: DAVID WOOD

10:31am Tuesday 6th January 2015

VISITORS to a Victorian Park will see the first tangible signs of a £3m restoration project this weke, when workers move in to pull down a park keeper’s house.

Locking in love

The Advertiser Series: LOVERS BRIDGE: Couples have started to seal their love by securing padlocks to the Penny Ferry Bridge in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (15336505)

4:14pm Sunday 4th January 2015

SWEETHEARTS have started attaching “love locks” to a Durham footbridge.

Free school unveils recovery plan

The Advertiser Series: Balloons go up to mark the opening of the Durham Free School in Gilesgate. (14793434)

8:42am Sunday 4th January 2015

A TROUBLED free school has declared how it intends to improve.

North-East band fast becoming forces' favourites

The Advertiser Series: HIT: North-East band Twister recently returned from entertaining British forces in Germany

5:02am Sunday 4th January 2015

A NORTH-EAST rock band has recently returned from entertaining British troops in Germany.

National honour for community-spirited teens

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS NIGHT: Felicity Shenton from Investing in Children, with Che DiLella and Kieran Appleby, and Robert Smith Johnson, also from Investing in Children, at the Children and Young People Now awards

1:50pm Friday 2nd January 2015

TWO teenagers working to improve their estate have been honoured at a national awards ceremony.

No giants here, as Andre backs slimmers

The Advertiser Series: MYSTERIOUS GIRLS: Slimming World group leaders Louise Redmond and Katie Stones with Peter Andre

5:39pm Thursday 1st January 2015

TWO slimming class leaders say meeting singer Peter Andre was ‘insania’.

Plans for 271 homes in small village to be debated

The Advertiser Series: HOUSING PLANS: Fiona Birnie, who led a campaign against a 271-house development for Browney, near Durham

3:58pm Thursday 1st January 2015

FURTHER details of a controversial housing scheme are to be debated by councillors next week.

To Everest and beyond

The Advertiser Series: EVEREST CHALLENGE: Newcastle Building Society workers, left to right, Laura Innes, Cheryl Carr, David Pearson and Colin Arundel.

3:07pm Thursday 1st January 2015

WORKMATES have taken their charity fundraising to new heights.

Man suffered serious injuries during town centre affray

The Advertiser Series: LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 (13142740)

2:41pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

POLICE have launched an investigation after a man suffered serious injuries during a late night town centre disturbance.

Claypath closure making 'Wild West' safer - police and council

The Advertiser Series: General view of Claypath in Durham. Picture DAVID WOOD (13361694)

7:14am Wednesday 31st December 2014

A TROUBLESOME city centre previously likened to the Wild West by police feels much safer thanks to the overnight weekend closure of a main thoroughfare, the authorities say.

Cadets honoured for First Aid skills

The Advertiser Series: NATIONAL HONOUR: left to right - SI Jessica Bradley (Shetlands); Cadet CSM Callum Mellis (Durham); Euan Waugh (Cleveland); Ryan Cahill (Devon); Joshua Edwards (Warwickshire).

2:44pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

AN Army cadet has been honoured after a real life emergency put his First Aid skills to the test.

Shoppers chance to comment on crime plan

2:09pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

SHOPPERS will have the opportunity to put their suggestions about crime priorities to the Police and Crime Commissioner face to face.

Developers ask for condition to be lifted on student digs plan

The Advertiser Series: COUNCIL DECISION: Sheraton House in Durham, which is subject to planning application. PICTURE: David Wood

2:27pm Monday 29th December 2014

DEVELOPERS hoping to transform a former college site into digs for almost 400 students are seeking permission to overturn conditions which they say threaten the viability of the plan.

Horden pupils strike gold in environmental efforts

The Advertiser Series: Tidy Ted pictured with Cotsford Junior School teacher Pauline Evans, who runs the school Eco Club, and members of the Eco Team.


12:33pm Friday 26th December 2014

A TEAM of environmentally savvy school children have struck gold in their efforts to look after their area.

Demolition work marks start of revamp of Durham's Wharton Park

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

12:31pm Friday 26th December 2014

THE DEMOLITION of a derelict park keeper’s house in a Victorian park will start in the New Year marking the beginning of a £3m restoration project.

'Severe' impact of bedroom tax

The Advertiser Series: Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods

2:20pm Sunday 21st December 2014

AN MP says the so-called bedroom tax is severely affecting the most vulnerable people in her constituency.

Santa's elves keep eyes on Seaham children

The Advertiser Series: GIVING GIFTS: PCSOs Carole Hutton and Kerri Bassom hand out gifts to kids at Seaham Trinity Primary School. Picture: TOM BANKS (14955415)

4:50pm Friday 19th December 2014

SANTA’S elves have been keeping a closer eye than usual on children at schools and nurseries in east Durham in the run up to Christmas.

Mining firm to appeal council's opencast refusal

The Advertiser Series: NEW FIGHT: Campaigners against the original opencast application, with the site in the background

4:48pm Friday 19th December 2014

VILLAGERS and a mining firm are preparing to renew hostilities over controversial plans to dig coal from open countryside.

First stage of roadworks completed

The Advertiser Series: FIRST STAGE: First stage of work to build roundabout near the Honest Lawyer has been completed

4:43pm Friday 19th December 2014

ROADWORKS on a busy route have been removed after the first stage of work on a new roundabout was completed.

Builder aids green revamp

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)

4:31pm Friday 19th December 2014

A HOUSEBUILDER has donated £20,000 to a village green restoration scheme.

Anger over new bid to turn hospital into student digs

The Advertiser Series: Anger over new bid to turn hospital into student digs

3:54pm Thursday 18th December 2014

RESIDENTS are fuming after developers who tried to turn an old mental hospital into digs for almost 400 students returned with “very similar” proposals.

Thornley robber will spend Christmas behind bars awaiting sentence

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

6:00pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A MAN who robbed a taxi driver after threatening to bite off his nose will spend Christmas behind bars after failing to get bail.

Council leader praises postal workers during their busy time

The Advertiser Series: Leader visited Durham office

3:46pm Thursday 18th December 2014

DURHAM Country Council leader Simon Henig has praised postal workers after visiting a local delivery office.

Ho ho hospice

The Advertiser Series: CHARITABLE LITTLE HELPERS: Pupils from Durham Johnson School take part in a Santa Run around the school grounds to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice in Durham.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (14824122)

6:02pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

HUNDREDS of youngsters have donned Santa costumes to raise money for a popular hospice.


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