The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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.

Service marks 50 years since church merger

The Advertiser Series: Methodist pioneer John Wesley

12:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SPECIAL service is to be held marking 50 years since two village chapels merged.

Talks over student digs plan for social club

The Advertiser Series: Talks over student digs plan for social club

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHOWDOWN talks are planned over controversial proposals to turn a former social club into student digs.

More buses for commuters

The Advertiser Series: More peak time buses(9675319)

4:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

EXTRA rush hour buses are being added to an express service between Durham and Tyneside.

Medieval fair returns to St Giles

The Advertiser Series: St Giles' medieval fair in 2012

4:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN ancient church will host a medieval fair next month (September 8).

Council pledges over care service move

The Advertiser Series: PRIORY HOUSE: A general view of Priory House, Pity Me, Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (9048325)

2:18pm Friday 22nd August 2014

RESIDENTS angry social services for vulnerable families are being moved into their area have won a string of concessions from council chiefs.

Bailiff rage driver jailed for nine months for dangerous pursuit

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

5:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN saw red when a bailiff turned up at his house, accompanied by two police officers, seeking payment for an unpaid fine.

Cash boost for centre revamp

The Advertiser Series: Framwellgate Moor, Durham City- Colin Hillary (left), chairman of the community association and parish councillor Terry Moderate, pictured outside Framwellgate Moor community centre, where the community association is to take over the council-run communit

12:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A PROJECT to expand and improve a Victorian community centre has received a cash boost.

Lanchester Dairies fined £10,000 for safety failings after worker's fall

The Advertiser Series:

3:39pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DAIRY has been fined £10,000 for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a fall.

Launderette burglar jailed

The Advertiser Series: TILL STOLEN: The Old Cinema Laundrette in Durham, from where a till was stolen during a break-in. Picture: TOM BANKS (9361475)

6:25pm Friday 15th August 2014

A SERIAL burglar who targeted a locked launderette in an overnight break-in, was jailed for two years and six months.

North East Military Vehicle rally returns to Durham City

The Advertiser Series: Tom Cunningham from the North East Military Vehicle Club and Gillian Robinson, DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery manager, with a 1942 Austin Tilly. (9357922)

5:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

DOZENS of military vehicles are preparing to descend on Durham City for an event promising plenty to interest and entertain visitors of all ages.

Fiver Fest returns to Durham

The Advertiser Series: LOCAL FLAVOUR: Michael Powney, left, from Vennels Cafe in Durham City with markets boss Colin Wilkes promoting the Totally Locally campaign launched in Durham.  Picture: ANDY LAMB (9253403)

12:02pm Friday 15th August 2014

SHOPPERS can pick up a bargain during a city’s second Fiver Fest this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Other uses worse than student digs, developer tells objectors

The Advertiser Series: Neville's Cross Social Club

3:55pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A DEVELOPER hoping to turn a former social club into student digs has warned opponents to be careful what they wish for, as other uses could be worse for the area.

Accident in Ushaw Moor causes delays

The Advertiser Series: LAMPOST DAMAGED: Accident in Broom Lane, Ushaw Moor Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT

3:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MOTORISTS have been facing delays after a lamppost was partially knocked down in a two-vehicle accident.

Cash up for grabs for youth projects

The Advertiser Series: Consultation on Dog Control Order  (7990514)

12:37pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BIDS are being invited for funding for projects and activities aimed at young people.

Fighting to save Newton Hall post office

The Advertiser Series: POST OFFICE FUTURE: Newton Hall Post Office, Durham,Councillors’ campaign to save Post Office branch from closure Craig Martin PPC, Cllr Mark Wilkes and Cllr Mamie Simmons. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (9213787)

5:39pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN has begun to save a suburban post office from closure.

Homes and community centre planned for Sherburn Hill

The Advertiser Series: A NEW PLAN: Plans are announced for a new community centre at the play park area off Front Street in Sherburn Hill.  Pictured are cllr Wendy Martin, Neil Foster (cabinet member for re-generation for Durham County council), cllr Stephen Guy and cllr David

4:59pm Monday 11th August 2014

MULTI-million pound plans have been submitted for a new community centre and 81 homes in a village.

Fancy dress fun for nursery leavers

The Advertiser Series: SUPERHERO DAY: Children at The Old Bridge Nursery in Shincliffe dress as superheroes for charity. Pictured in the forground are Ethan Ripon, 4, and Noah Bottoms, 3.Picture: TOM BANKS (9023052)

4:57pm Monday 11th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS had a fun time today (Wednesday, August 6) dressing up as their favourite characters and helped a leading cancer charity.

Social services move 'no risk to public' - council

The Advertiser Series: PRIORY HOUSE: A general view of Priory House, Pity Me, Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (9048456)

10:02am Saturday 9th August 2014

A COUNCIL chief has written to residents over controversial plans to move social services into their area.

Appeal for information about fuel thefts in Sunderland

The Advertiser Series: Northumbria Police

6:06pm Thursday 7th August 2014

POLICE have appealed for information following a series of fuel thefts in the west of Sunderland.

On a wing and a fair-way - prison officers contest charity golf day

The Advertiser Series: GOOD GOLF: Dave Redford receives the trophy from Gary Smith’s widow Angeline and daughter Ellie

6:01pm Thursday 7th August 2014

PRISON officers competed in a charity golf tournament in memory of a former colleague.



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