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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

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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.

Residents fight social services move

The Advertiser Series: PRIORY HOUSE: A general view of Priory House, Pity Me, Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (9048359)

4:30pm Thursday 7th August 2014

RESIDENTS are battling to stop social services being moved into their area.

Co-operative Food store in Coxhoe relaunched

The Advertiser Series: GRAND RE-OPENING: Staff from the Co-op in Coxhoe cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished store. Picture: TOM BANKS (9055658)

3:42pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A CO-OPERATIVE Food store was re-launched today (Thursday, August 7) following a £300,000 transformation.

Grandfather Jim's walking the wall for water

The Advertiser Series: Jim O'Connor in Tanzania

2:03pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A GRANDFATHER who has raised more than £300,000 to help bring clean water and sanitation to rural Africa is fundraising once again.

Durham City nursery celebrates outstanding Ofsted report

The Advertiser Series: OUSTANDING NURSERY: Yellow Wellies Day Nursery in Durham City has been rated as 'outstanding' by OFSTED. Pictured are Marshall Jardine, Kristy Page, Isabelle Adams, Jennifer Boynton, Naomi Yusuf, Harlan Wilton-Burell, Rufus Ingleheart, Louise Ayli

5:44pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A DURHAM City nursery is celebrating after getting an outstanding Ofsted report.

Together Garden opened at Durham's Lanchester Road Hospital

The Advertiser Series: : The Mayor of Durham, councillor John Robinson talks with service user Charlie Tyson (18, right)  following the official opening of the new Together Garden and Allotment at Lanchester Road Hospital in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8859429)

9:20pm Monday 4th August 2014

A NEW garden to help with the recovery of patients has been officially unveiled.

New RSPCA shop opens in Durham

The Advertiser Series: New shop

2:42pm Monday 4th August 2014

A CHARITY dedicated to the care and welfare of animals has opened a new shop to help its work.

Gentoo joins Kingslodge hotel student digs plan protests

The Advertiser Series: STUDENT APPLICATION: The Kingslodge Hotel in Durham City which may become student housing. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:25pm Monday 4th August 2014

OPPOSITION is growing to plans to turn a leading hotel into student accommodation, with even another housing developer speaking out in protest.

Hundreds attend summer sports camp in Durham City

The Advertiser Series: : Members of the Durham Gilesgate Youth Community Association with their Commonwealth Games flag during their summer sports camp at Durham Free school in Gilesgate. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8618037)

1:41pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

HUNDREDS of young people have enjoyed a range of sports at a summer sports camp in Durham City.

Bon appetit! World food market in Durham

The Advertiser Series: WORLD FOOD: Durham Mayor John Robinson, right, offered a taste of the continent by stallholder Christian Pontault from France at the World Village Market in Durham.               Picture: ANDY LAMB (8814198)

6:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOODS from across the world are on offer at the heart of Durham.

Pit wheel memorial honours village's miners

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)

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LONG-running campaign to erect a memorial to miners killed in a village’s pits has finally ended in success.

Every little helps kids to cook

The Advertiser Series: LITTLE COOKS: Children prepare bread at the sessions at Tesco, Dragonville. From left Sophie Parks, six, Helen Farrow and Poppy Farrow, six.              Picture: ANDY LAMB (8779624)

3:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN have been getting summer holiday cooking lessons.

Work starts on Wheatley Hill health centre

The Advertiser Series: Wheatley Hill (L-R) Cllr Lucy Hovvels, David Pickersgill, Malcom Swan, Joseph Chandy, Chloe Taylor and Cllr Morris Nicholls (8707606)

12:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BUILDING work has begun on a new £2m health centre in east Durham.

Sainsbury's backs re-homing charity

4:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SUPERMARKET has named its charity of the year.

Honours shared as school passes first year

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Prize winners at Durham Free School’s first presentation evening

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW free school has celebrated the end of its first academic year with a prize giving ceremony.

Construction of housing development on "blight site" in Langley Park approved

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

4:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to the demolition of a derelict youth centre which has become a blight at the entrance of a north Durham village and to allow a high-quality housing development in its place.

Happy returns for diamond couple

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND COUPLE: Ronnie and Betty Baty of Framwellgate Moor who celebrate their diamond wedding       Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUPLE have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a return trip to the area where they first met.

Councillors reject plans to build 44 homes on outskirts of Shotton Colliery

The Advertiser Series: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

12:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNCILLORS have thrown out plans to build 44 homes on farmland on the outskirts of a village.

Work to upgrade sewer network due to begin at Newton Hall, Durham City

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12:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK is due to begin on a £1.1m upgrade to a sewer network on a Durham City housing estate.

Foto-Fest help for young snappers

The Advertiser Series: Durham Town Hall

2:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG photographers are invited to get advice and tips on entering an inaugural competition at an event this weekend.

Councillors to decide on housing plan for former dairy site

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

3:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANNING officers are recommending that a housing development on the site of a former dairy be granted planning permission.

Helen becomes first woman to take on gruelling challenge

The Advertiser Series: PEDAL POWER: Helen Tones leads the field on a previous fund raising effort

2:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN exercise co-ordinator will put her skills to the test this weekend when she becomes the first woman to take on a gruelling 202-mile charity challenge.

Hundreds expected to take part in new trail run

The Advertiser Series: GET SET: Around 300 runners expected to take part in first Coxhoe trail run

12:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HUNDREDS of runners are expected to take part in a new 10k event taking place later this year.

MP backs bus information call

The Advertiser Series: Kevan Jones: backing campaign  (8117179)

2:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

NORTH Durham Labour MP Kevan Jones is backing a campaign to make bus travel easier for people with sight loss.

Cricket star returns to former college to inspire next generation

The Advertiser Series: BACK HOME: England cricketer Danni Hazell

1:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN England cricketer has returned to her former college to inspire the next generation of sports hopefuls.

'Mini Las Vegas' warning over retail park bar plan

The Advertiser Series: SEEKING LICENCE: Pets at Home at the Arnison Centre, Durham, where restaurant chain Frankie and Benny's has applied to have a drinks licence. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:09pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A ROW has broken out over the future of an edge-of-town shopping centre, with neighbours claiming a new restaurant and bar would turn the area into a ‘mini Las Vegas’.



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