The Advertiser Series E-Editions

School wins award for outstanding outdoor play

The Advertiser Series: PLAYTIME: Pupils and staff at Esh Winning Primary School with some of the new play equipment. Picture: TOM BANKS (26948039)

9:05pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A PRIMARY school has won a prestigious national learning award for its outstanding outdoor play area.

Head backs online first aid training

The Advertiser Series: HANDS-ON: A child practises dressing a head wound

10:37am Thursday 21st May 2015

A HEADTEACHER is urging more schools to sign up for a free first aid lesson.

Now student digs planned for Durham's Market Place

The Advertiser Series: PROPOSAL: The site behind Durham Market Place proposed for student accommodation. Picture: MARK TALLENTIRE

5:55pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

PLANS to house more than 50 students at the heart of Durham are facing mounting opposition.

Paper money - store backs school library

The Advertiser Series: BOOKS: Lesley Anne Newell, from Bearpark Co-op, presents a cheque to the local primary school to help fund its library. From left: Corey Parkinson, Kyle Williams, Alicia Matheson, Lewis Connor, Ellie May Hurd and Layla O'Rourke. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:49pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A CHARITABLE donation will herald a new chapter in the story of a school library.

Johnston launches alumni network

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Lydia Aers, Richard Bloodworth, Carolyn Roberts, Michael Wardle, Sir John Dunsford OBE and David Elson at the launch of Durham Johnston's alumni association

4:11pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

PAST pupils, staff and governors attended the launch of a school’s alumni association.

Young performers display stage skills in theatre showcase

The Advertiser Series: SHOWTIME: Durham Schools' Showcase, on stage at The Assembly Rooms, on May 21.

3:50pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

TALENTED youngsters will tread the boards at a showcase of their stage skills this week.

Play area opened following public campaign

The Advertiser Series: PLAYTIME: Re-opening of a newly refurbished playarea at Broom Park near Durham City.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (26405828)

7:01pm Monday 18th May 2015

A CHILDREN’S play area in north Durham has been officially opened following a lengthy campaign by residents.

Hospice hopes to recruit new trustees

The Advertiser Series: VOLUNTEERS: Sheila Chapman who hopes to recruit fellow trustees for St Cuthbert's Hospice

12:44pm Monday 18th May 2015

A MUCH-LOVED hospice is hoping to recruit volunteers to play a key role in driving it forward into the future.

New community gym opens

The Advertiser Series: (10027074)

12:48pm Monday 18th May 2015

A NEW community fitness suite run entirely by volunteers has opened.

Feeling the pressure in Durham

The Advertiser Series: PRESSURE: David Yates, president of the Rotary Club of Durham, has his blood pressure taken by Donna Stott of the Stroke Association at an event in St. Nicholas' Church, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS (26270248)

12:22pm Sunday 17th May 2015

TWO charities held an event in Durham City over the weekend to reduce the risk of people suffering from strokes.

Agency removes 'flood risk' tree from Wear

The Advertiser Series: CHOP CHOP: An Environment Agency worker cuts up the tree

5:33pm Friday 15th May 2015

A LEANING tree deemed a flood risk has been removed from the banks of the River Wear.

Siblings' sporting success

The Advertiser Series: SPORTY: Kari and Conor Dougall

5:26pm Friday 15th May 2015

A BROTHER and sister are both enjoying sporting success.

Community club celebrates 18th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: The oldest member, ninety four-year-old Monica Smith, cuts the cake at the 18th anniversary party for members, old & new, of St Joseph’s Catholic Church Tuesday ‘2 - 4’ Club in Ushaw Moor. Picture: TOM BANKS (25910999)

9:29pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

A PARTY has been held to mark the 18th anniversary of a community club in north Durham.

Great-great grandmother gets 100th birthday greeting from television personality Paul O' Grady

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Phyllis Cooper of Yew Terrace, Langley Park has reached the age of one hundred.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (25744883)

6:42pm Monday 11th May 2015

A GREAT-GREAT grandmother celebrating her 100th birthday today (Monday, May 11) was delighted when her favourite television personality Paul O’ Grady congratulated her on his tv programme.

Paralympian opens 'amazing' new special school

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL OPEN: Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson opens Trinity School in Durham. Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:55pm Friday 8th May 2015

FORMER Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson officially opened a new £8.5m school for children with special needs today (Friday, May 8).

Former council leader wins by-election

The Advertiser Series: ELECTED: Bill Kellett

3:49pm Friday 8th May 2015

A FORMER city council leader has been elected to the unitary authority.

Former headteacher celebrates 102nd birthday

The Advertiser Series: BIRTHDAY: Cecilia Hodgson celebrates her 102nd birthday at St.Aidan's Lodge care home, Durham Picture: TOM BANKS

5:46pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A FORMER headteacher was top of the class as she celebrated her 102nd birthday.

Drivers warned as first bridge maintenance work gets underway

The Advertiser Series: MAINTENANCE: First works set to start on busy Milburngate Bridge this weekend

4:31pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

DRIVERS are being warned to expect disruption as maintenance work starts on one of the region’s busiest bridges later this month.

Building work starts on new housing development for village

The Advertiser Series: CONSTRUCTION: A previous Durham Villages Regeneration Company development in Bowburn

12:20pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

CONSTRUCTION work has started on a £5m housing development.

Defensive wall: housebuilder donates £500 to football club

The Advertiser Series: TRAINING: Durham Federation FC coach Dagmara Goldewska coaches young players Macey Patterson, Molly Clough and Millie Veasey.

2:55pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A HOUSEBUILDER has donated £500 to a school football club.

More than 700 sign up to colourful hospice fund raiser

The Advertiser Series: SIGNED UP: James Hewitt and daughter Jessie, eight, will take part in hospice event

1:09pm Thursday 30th April 2015

MORE than 700 people have signed up to be pelted with paint at a technicolour fundraising event.

Amelia sheds her long locks to help mothers

The Advertiser Series: HAIR CUT: Amelia Francis, a pupil at Pittington Primary School, has her hair cut for a charity that makes wigs for kids who have lost their hair. Picture: TOM BANKS (24602697)

3:46pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

SCHOOLGIRL Amelia Francis loved her long hair so much she did not want it cut even when it reached to the bottom of her back.

Gardening gongs up for grabs

3:35pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A HOUSING group has launched its annual garden competition.

Roller stolen from building site

3:33pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A ROAD roller was stolen from a building site in the Meadowfield area of Durham over the weekend.

Continental market returns

The Advertiser Series: TASTY: A chef serves up food at a previous continental market

1:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A CONTINENTAL market will be in Durham this Bank Holiday weekend, heralding four days of fabulous flavours from far flung places.

Advice hubs launched in Durham and Chester-le-Street

The Advertiser Series: ADVICE: Weekly service in Durham and Chester-le-Street

1:14pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A ONE-stop shop for free advice is being launched in Durham and Chester-le-Street.

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.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree