The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Accidental cinema meeting leads to Shildon couple's diamond wedding

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN WEDDING: Roy Pybus and his wife Edna on their wedding day

3:53pm Friday 1st August 2014

A DIAMOND couple who met by accident on a trip to the cinema have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Extra patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour on retail park

The Advertiser Series: SHOPLIFTERS BEWARE: PCSO Mike Atkinson will be part of the patrols at the Bishop Auckland Retail Park.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE officers have launched a scheme tackling anti-social behaviour and shoplifting on a popular out-of-town retail park.

Former mayor vows to fight plans for new Shildon takeaway

The Advertiser Series: PLANNING CONCERNS: The Jubilee Fields Training Centre which could house a take-away. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLANS to create a takeaway in a former Shildon working men’s club have been criticised over claims that the town has enough fast food outlets.

Royal Navy cadet from Bishop Auckland celebrates completion of training course

The Advertiser Series: NAVAL CADET: Able Seaman (Warfare Specialist) Jordan Walker receives his certificate of course completion from Commodore David Dutton, Royal Navy, assistant chief of staff (Resources and Planning).

2:26pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A ROYAL Navy cadet is celebrating after he completed his basic training to pass out as a warfare specialist.

Crook pub loses licence over drug and underage drinking concerns

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council’s licensing committee has voted to revoke the licence of  Lotty's Bar in Crook. Picture: DAVID WOOD

2:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LANDLADY has vowed to appeal a decision to revoke the licence of her family pub following concerns about drug use and underage drinking.

Award success for Bishop Auckland stroke survivor who became an artist

The Advertiser Series: ART AWARD: Ken Tooby with Amy Waite, of the Stroke Association, shows off his artwork

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STROKE survivor who took up painting to help him to recover has been praised for his artwork.

Business challenges offers students insight into world of work

The Advertiser Series: WINNING TEAM: A team of students representing Barnard Castle School's Modern Languages Department, which was crowned overall winners of the school's Industry Day.

4:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

PART of a school was transformed into an office-like environment offering students an insight into the world of work.

Dog owners who fail to control pets targeted by police in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: DOG CONCERNS: Police in Shildon are targeting irresponsible dog owners.

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are targeting dog owners whose pets run free in a Shildon park attacking other animals.

Crook pub could lose licence over drug and underage drinking concerns

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council's planning committee approved the  barn plan in Oakenshaw

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN experienced landlady well-known for raising thousands of pounds for charity could lose her pub’s licence after police raised concerns about underage drinking and people taking drugs in the bar.

Stanhope residents invited to learn more about River Wear flood defence work

The Advertiser Series: FLOOD DEFENCES: Work will be carried out to improve flood defences on the River Wear

12:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WEARDALE residents are being invited to talk to experts about a flood defence improvement scheme in Stanhope.

Willington Council opposes 220 homes plan

The Advertiser Series: COUNCIL OBJECTS: Willington mayor Fraser Tinsley has written to Signet Planning to object to the proposed homes

8:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to build more than 200 homes on two fields is being opposed by a town council, which believes they are unneeded.

Former Willington farm worker celebrates her 100th birthday

The Advertiser Series: CENTENARY BIRTHDAY: Anne Saunders who has celebrated her 100th birthday in Willington.

4:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FORMER farm worker who helped to run the management for her family’s business has celebrated her 100th birthday.

School grows old gracefully

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL'S LANDMARK: A weekend of events at Wolsingham School and Community College to mark its 400th anniversary Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:22pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FOR four centuries a Weardale school has helped to shape the hearts and minds of thousands of young people.

Gala plan for Dales community

The Advertiser Series: Lilly Elliott, left, and Kimberly Marshall, both four

2:41pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A DALES town hopes to resurrect a community event that ended many years ago.

Youngsters enjoy a church backed graffiti themed workshop in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: GRAFFITI ART: Catherine Vickers, 11, with Reverend David Tomlinson and artist Graham Cleland.

6:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS have shown off their creative skills for a graffiti art project designed to bring the church and the community together.

Poppy man of Bishop

The Advertiser Series: VOLUNTARY POST: Michael Wilkinson will organise the Royal British Legion poppy appeal in the Bishop Auckland area

12:55pm Friday 11th July 2014

A TOWN’S new poppy man hopes to raise even more money for a forces charity than in previous years.

Get hooked on fishing

The Advertiser Series: ANGLING EVENT: A free family fishing event will introduce young people to the sport in a safer setting

3:11pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FREE fishing event will give youngsters the chance to try angling and see if they get hooked.

Fun and games get schoolchildren active

The Advertiser Series: BALL GAMES: Pupils from Escomb Primary School taking part in an active kids event at Bishop Barrington School. Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:15pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

MORE than 300 pupils from primary schools from across south Durham took part in an event aimed at getting youngsters active and healthy.

Project for men to explore region by train

1:17pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A PARTNERSHIP has been formed to encourage men over 50-years-old to explore the region by train.

Weardale byway washed out by flooding needs to be repaired, councillor claims

The Advertiser Series: WASHED AWAY: Weardale County Councillor John Shuttleworth is calling for the Lonen to be fixed

2:22pm Monday 7th July 2014

RIDERS and ramblers are risking serious injury by using a flood-damaged but popular path, a councillor has claimed.

Hartside Primary School in Crook opens its new nursery

The Advertiser Series: NEW NURSERY: Hartside Primary School in Crook held a Ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new nursery. Pictured are Janet Bennett Education development partner, Ann Turnbull Chair of Govenors, Eva Mae Seed, Connie Irwin, Trey Mankelow and Spence

1:29pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A SCHOOL has opened its own nursery after a headteacher claimed children were finding it harder to settle if they arrived at an older age.

Family tradition continues as village pub set to reopen

6:04pm Friday 4th July 2014

A VILLAGE pub that has been closed for almost two years will re-open this Wednesday (July 9) - returning to the same family that managed it 60 years ago.

Crook Cricket Club celebrates rise from the ashes

The Advertiser Series: JOB DONE: David Nevins at Crook Cricket Club where they are celebrating a year of fighting back from the brink of closure. Behind him are volunteers who helped in the effort.     Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:49pm Friday 4th July 2014

FROM the brink of closure to a planned expansion in just a year, even the former pro-cricketer behind his club’s survival plan is amazed at the speed of its revival.

Shildon grandmother spared jail after admitting £38,000 benefit fraud

The Advertiser Series: Bradley Valks appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

5:53pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A GRANDMOTHER who over-claimed almost £38,000 in disability benefit for more than 11 years after failing to tell the authorities she had regained her mobility has been spared jail.

Teesside industry focus of new exhibition

The Advertiser Series: ART EXHIBITION: Artist David Watson opens his new exhibition at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. Picture SARAH CALDECOTT

4:15pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A REDISCOVERED artist has captured the steel and shipping industries in a new exhibition.

Superfast broadband coming to Weardale

The Advertiser Series: DIGITAL DURHAM: Openreach engineer Kieran Byrne works on the connections at Durham

3:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MORE than 5,000 homes and businesses in Weardale could be surfing the internet on superfast fibre broadband by the beginning of next year.

Charity loving Jonathan has first hair cut in six years to raise funds

12:28pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A VOLUNTEER has used his first haircut in six years to benefit several charities.

Planning company consults over 220 homes in Willington

4:25pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A PLANNING company is consulting the public over plans for up to 220 houses in the Willington area.

Friendly plea to help people with dementia

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING LAUNCH: Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Councillor Colin Race will hold an At Home with the Mayor event at Bishop Auckland Town Hall

12:27pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

BUSINESSES in Bishop Auckland are being urged to show more support to people with dementia as part of a campaign to make the town more friendly to those with the condition.

Wolsingham nursery children enjoy their new garden

The Advertiser Series: PLAY IT AGAIN: Nursery children from Wolsingham Primary School in part of a new outdoor sand pit play area.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:15pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

CHILDREN at a Weardale nursery are growing their own fruit and vegetables on part of their new playground.

Hole in the Wall banner carried at Durham Miner's Gala for first time in 50 years

The Advertiser Series: BANNER LIFTED: Volunteers given permission to carry Hole In The Wall banner at the Durham Miner's Gala for the first time in decades.  Pictured outside the Civic centre in Crook are (clockwise from bottom left) David Parker, Ray Williams, Roger Ward,

8:13am Tuesday 1st July 2014

ONE of Crook’s most important collieries will be represented at the Durham Miner’s Gala with a banner for the first time in 50 years.

Appeal after bank card stolen at bus stop

5:10pm Monday 30th June 2014

A MAN using a pair of crutches had his bank card stolen while he was waiting for a bus to Spennymoor at Bishop Auckland Bus Station, at about 6.15pm on Wednesday, June 11.

Community garden opens at Crook centre

The Advertiser Series: GARDEN OPENING: Sister Lucy Sacco (left) joins Father Gordon Ryan and Kathryn Turner (right) during the event at St Cuthbert's Community Centre in Crook. Picture: DAVID WOOD

1:11pm Monday 30th June 2014

A FORMER school playground has been transformed into a community garden featuring the original statue installed at a town’s church 160 years ago.

Anger over Jobcentre claims that Ferryhill woman on crutches is fit to work

The Advertiser Series: HOUSE BOUND: Pamela Johnson, of Ferryhill, who has been told that she is fit for work.

1:05pm Monday 30th June 2014

A WOMAN left on crutches by a leg operation has complained that she has no money as Jobcentre staff say she is fit to work.

Volunteers sought for Weardale agricultural shows

The Advertiser Series: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed for the agricultural shows in Weardale this summer. John Sunter is pictured at last year's show with a ewe.

4:43pm Friday 27th June 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being urgently sought to support the traditional summer shows held in Weardale in the coming months.

St Helen Auckland man abused PCSOs after persistent police visits proved frustrating

The Advertiser Series: Bradley Valks appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

4:32pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A MAN who yelled abuse at Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) - telling them to get a “proper job” warned that he will probably be back in court if they continue to visit him.

Injured motorcyclist thanks medics who flew her to hospital after accident

The Advertiser Series: RECOVERING SLOWLY: Denise Payne has thanked the air ambulance medics who treated her for serious leg injuries after a motorbike accident in May.

3:54pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST seriously injured after colliding with a lorry has thanked air ambulance medics who flew to her aid.

Former West Auckland Post Office becomes shabby chic shop

The Advertiser Series: PAST POSTIE: Martin Connolly and his daughter Angela Newton, who is holding one of her stained glass sculptures, in their new venture, the Artview Studio

4:11pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A FORMER postmaster has reopened his old Post Office as an art studio and gift shop.

Ian's tiramisu wins him the Cowshill cup cake

The Advertiser Series: CAKE WINNERS: Ian Reedman and Elaine Stoner celebrate their success at the Cowshill Cake, Pie and Pudding Festival

4:19pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A VILLAGE came out in force this weekend to celebrate residents’ cake making skills.

Charity trek challenge for supermarket workers

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY TREK: Donna Goldsbrough and Amandeep Uppal, who both work for Tesco, are preparing to go on a charity trek Picture: TOM BANKS

4:09pm Monday 23rd June 2014

TWO Tesco employees are preparing for a challenge of a lifetime with a charity trek in north Vietnam.

Struggling Shildon college could merge with nearbly school in bid to improve

The Advertiser Series: STRUGGLING COLLEGE: Sunnydale Community College which was criticised by Ofsted.

5:00pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

A STRUGGLING Shildon college, which has been heavily criticised by Ofsted, could be closed before re-opening as part of a nearby secondary school.

Willington teenager lands PE apprenticeship at Peases West

The Advertiser Series: SPORT SUCCESS: Luke Elms celebrates his new apprenticeship with Peases West Primary School headteacher Alison Johnson (right) and Jo Edwards, recruitment officer at Bishop Auckland College.

1:11pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A TEENAGE fitness fan has landed an apprenticeship teaching PE at a primary school.

Hunwick headteacher kidnapped by pupils as part of pirate celebrations

The Advertiser Series: SHIP AHOY: Pirate pupils aboard their new ship at Hunwick Primary School.     Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:11pm Friday 20th June 2014

A HEADTEACHER was kidnapped by his pupils and put in the stocks as part of celebrations marking the launch of their new pirate ship.

Charity Shildon cyclists tackle 250 mile London to Paris bike ride

The Advertiser Series: CYCLE CHALLENGE: The team from Wilsonart who are going on a sponsored cycle ride from London to Paris.

5:21pm Thursday 19th June 2014

CHARITY fundraisers are to tackle a 250 mile cycle challenge from London to Paris in aid of a breast cancer care unit.

Witton-le-Wear small holding plans approved after villagers' objections to two pigs deemed irrelevant

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council's planning committee approved the  barn plan in Oakenshaw

4:33pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A COUPLE’S plan to create a Good Life style small holding has caused a stink for villagers who object to living near two pigs.

Councillors back two school extension schemes

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

4:08pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to extend and improve two schools have been backed by councillors.

Extra parking for Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council's planning committee approved the  barn plan in Oakenshaw

3:26pm Monday 16th June 2014

MORE on-street parking spaces have been created in an effort to attract more visitors to Bishop Auckland town centre.

Council and police to target cold callers

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council's planning committee approved the  barn plan in Oakenshaw

12:32pm Sunday 15th June 2014

COLD callers who harass residents are being targeted by a combined operation by Durham County Council and police.

Tow Law woman's warning after suspicious debt call

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council's planning committee approved the  barn plan in Oakenshaw

3:26pm Friday 13th June 2014

A WOMAN is warning others to be cautious after she received a phone call she believes was a scam.

Cannabis worth thousands found in holdall and suitcase by side of road

The Advertiser Series: DRUGS FIND: Sgt Dave Smith shows off his find next to the road sign where the bags had been dumped

1:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A POLICE officer on night patrol discovered thousands pounds worth of cannabis dumped on a County Durham roadside.



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