The Advertiser Series E-Editions

World Cup winner helps launch new rugby team

The Advertiser Series: NEW TEAM: England Women’s rugby player Tamara Taylor and Bishop Auckland College sports development officer Rob Graham with sports students Becky Taylor and Lewis Hodgson, both 17

3:06pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A WORLD Cup winner teamed up with a college to launch its newest sports team.

Derelict hospital will not be replaced with new homes

The Advertiser Series: DERELICT SITE: The former Homelands Hospital, Holy Well Lane, Helmington Row, Crook. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

A DERELICT hospital that has sat empty for the past decade will continue to decay after a planning application to build homes on the land has been rejected.

£2,000 grant for young Bishop Auckland boxers

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING FIRST: Members of Bishop Auckland Boxing Club with Jane Robson (black top, centre) of County Durham Community Foundation and Sandra Hillyard (white top, centre) of Sported Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BOXING club is celebrating after becoming the first project in County Durham to benefit from a new scheme aimed at boosting opportunities for disadvantaged young people.

Newton Aycliffe Junior Football Club secures new shirt sponsor

The Advertiser Series: NEW SPONSOR: Newton Aycliffe Junior Football Club's under-14s have a new kit sponsor, Co-operative Funeral Care. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:23pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHILDREN’S football team is sporting a new kit after scoring a sponsorship deal.

Members sought for arthritis support group

The Advertiser Series: ADVICE AVAILABLE: Councillor Sam Zair with members of the Wear Valley ArthritisSupport Group

5:21pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN arthritis group is appealing for more people to get involved and receive help and support for their condition.

Castle photography project hailed a success

The Advertiser Series: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

5:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

SNAP-HAPPY children have helped put a heritage site in the picture as part of an inspirational project aimed at transforming their lives.

Police dogs' visit highlights community issues

The Advertiser Series: A DOG'S LIFE: Guinness the police dog jumps through a hoop for pupils Picture: TOM BANKS

5:13pm Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE dogs paid primary school pupils a visit to teach them about issues affecting their community.

Concerns over plans for children's home in South Church

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE PLANS: South Church Nursing and Residential Home Picture: TOM BANKS.

5:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

PLANS to turn a former nursing home into a home for vulnerable young people have been met with concerns by nearby residents.

Garden has French vibe

The Advertiser Series: LAUNCH PARTY: The new community garden off St Thomas Close, Willington  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A LITTLE French style is on display at a Willington housing estate following the redevelopment of a communal garden.

Business boost for Bishop Auckland town centre

The Advertiser Series: BISHOP BUSINESSES: New businesses move into Bishop Auckland town centre, pictured from left, Pearl Heels, Clive Auld, Ella Steadman-Lloyd, Rosie Kluz, Councillor Alan Anderson and Sharon Hall. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:27pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NUMBER of new businesses have opened, giving Bishop Auckland’s struggling town centre a much-needed boost.

Children help design striking new sculpture at Tow Law primary school

The Advertiser Series: WONDERFUL WELCOME: Children from Tow Law Millennium Primary School pictured with the new sculpture created by artist Graeme Hopper. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A SCULPTURE inspired by children’s impressions of their home village has been unveiled at a primary school.

Willington great-grandmother celebrates 101st birthday

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION TIME: Isabel Brown has reached her 101st birthday.  Pictured at the Willington Care Village in Willington.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:20pm Monday 8th September 2014

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER whose family has always been at the centre of her life has celebrated her 101st birthday.

Methodists celebrate first meeting of Bishop Auckland and Shildon Methodist Circuit at railway museum

The Advertiser Series: METHODIST SERVICE: Methodist reverends Graham Morgan, Ruth Gee, Emma Morgan and Keith Phipps at the Shildon service.

6:03am Monday 8th September 2014

THE first meeting of the Bishop Auckland and Shildon Methodist Circuit has taken place at a railway museum.

Youngsters to visit France to remember Willington miners killed in the First World War

The Advertiser Series: HISTORY LESSON: Mark Naylor, of the Durham PALS re-enactment group, with pupilsBethany Gouldbourn, Amy Craig,  Conor Long and Lily Ryder

6:03pm Sunday 7th September 2014

PUPILS will visit France as part of a project to remember local miners killed in the First World War.

Church project to help Shildon residents wins praise from MP

The Advertiser Series: PROJECT PRAISE: Helen Goodman MP with Reverend David Tomlinson

5:50pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A PROJECT to help residents improve Shildon has been praised by its MP.

Arsonists blighting Willington and Crook are being targeted by the police and fire service

The Advertiser Series: ARSONIST THREAT: Fire crews are tackling repeated arson attacks at Willington and Crook (file image)

7:28pm Friday 5th September 2014

ARSONISTS who are blighting market towns with repeated fires are being targeted by the police in a bid to catch them before they cause a fatality.

Crook man hits barmaid and bites landlord in drunken rage

The Advertiser Series: Steven John Hutchinson, 34, of Evenwood Gate, County Durham, was sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

4:28pm Friday 5th September 2014

A DRUNKEN man struck a barmaid in the face and bit the landlord after being refused a drink in a pub, a court heard.

Entrepreneurial pupils raise more than £250 for hospice

The Advertiser Series: FUN TIMES: Youngsters raise money for Butterwick Hospice at their summer school

12:23pm Friday 5th September 2014

DOZENS of Bishop Auckland school pupils used their entrepreneurial skills to raise money for a popular hospice.

Improved rail travel facilities unveiled at train station

The Advertiser Series: TRAVEL HUB:Councillor Neil Foster launches travel hub at Bishop Auckland Railway Station pictured front with Sarah Fay, of the Local Motion scheme. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

3:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A SCHEME to help to ease road congestion by encouraging more people to use the train has been launched at Bishop Auckland Railway Station.

Howden-le-Wear residents object to plans for up to 145 new homes

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council’s Start Today campaign has helped 336 youngsters onto the job ladder.

3:18pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PLANS to create up to 145 new homes on the outskirts of a village have prompted concerns about traffic, loss of fields and increased pressure on schools and other amenities.

Family's sheer joy at show results

The Advertiser Series: SHOW ENTRIES:  Sheep prepare to be judged Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:51pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A VETERAN shepherd said he felt on top of the world after he and his son bagged five trophies and eight first place rosettes at the 145th show of Weardale’s Agricultural Society.

Fair boost's home comfort fund

The Advertiser Series: FUN DAY: Resident Ena Johnson, 69, with activities coordinator, Jan Traynor, dressed as Minnie Mouse enjoy the fun of the fair

3:37pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CARE home threw open its doors to the community when it hosted a summer fair.

145th annual Weardale Show this Saturday

5:29pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE annual Weardale Agricultural Show is set to celebrate its 145th year this weekend.

Man jailed after stealing 40ft of electricity cable from industrial site

The Advertiser Series: Kieran Gough struggled with court guards after being jailed for watching dogs kill a fox

5:21pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN has been jailed after making off with 40ft of electricity cable belonging to an industrial estate on a bike.

Appeal to trace owner of cat rescued from busy road in Wolsingham

The Advertiser Series: CAT FOUND:The cat rescued by Dave and Sally Rowley in Wolsingham. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

12:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A COUPLE who saved a friendly cat from imminent death on a busy road are appealing to her owner to come forward.

Railway station set to unveil improved facilities

The Advertiser Series: NEW FACILITY: Improvements will be unveiled at Bishop Auckland railway station next week

4:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW travel hub aimed at encouraging more people to take the train and cut congestion will be unveiled next week.

Cowshill residents launch campaign to repair church path

The Advertiser Series: PATH REPAIRS: Parishioners Jim Bowen, Lillian Rutherford (r) and Anne Rutherford (l) outside St Thomas Heatherycleugh Church in Cowshill. Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:10pm Monday 25th August 2014

PARISHONERS have launched a campaign to raise funds for vital repairs to their church path ahead of its centenary.

Five candidates nominated in Crook by-election

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council’s Start Today campaign has helped 336 youngsters onto the job ladder.

12:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

FIVE candidates are battling it out for a seat in Durham County Council following the death of a councillor in earlier this year.

Scheme to promote exercise in youngsters to expand to Spennymoor, Crook and Willington

The Advertiser Series: HARRY POTTER: Youngster Anna Shorten, of St Joseph’s Primary School, Durham, enjoys a Harry Potter-themed walk to school

1:51pm Sunday 24th August 2014

BOYHOOD heroes including Robin Hood and Harry Potter could soon be joining youngsters heading to school as part of a scheme to improve fitness.

Church memorial erected to honour former Shildon deputy mayor

The Advertiser Series: COUNCILLOR HONOURED: Councillor Henry Nicholson, mayor of Shildon, with Reverend David Tomlinson and Theda Bannister's family at the new gates. Picture Keith Taylor

1:22pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A LONG serving councillor has been honoured in the town which she worked so hard to improve - with a plaque and church gates erected in her memory.

Teenage Spennymoor meningitis sufferer's sponsored haircut in memory of her older sister

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY HAIRCUT: Teenager Emily Blood after her charity haircut

9:35am Sunday 24th August 2014

A TEENAGE meningitis sufferer whose sister died from the same disease has had her pony tail cut off to raise money to help fight the illness.

Police in Shildon fight cycle thieves with bike marking session

The Advertiser Series: BIKE MARKING: PCSO Michael Robson marks the bike of eight-year-old John Murphy

3:53pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CYCLISTS have has their bikes marked in an attempt to protect their property from thieves

Old show looks to future

The Advertiser Series: COUNTRY LIFE: Highland cattle being judged at last year's Wolsingham Show

3:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE oldest agricultural show in the country hopes to build on its successful history thanks to improved facilities.

Youngsters inspired to run Junior GNR for children's cancer charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY RUN: Kids from Auckland Martial Arts will run the Junior GNR to raise money for Clic Sargent. Pictured are; Ellie Barker, Kaci Showler, Dannilee Barker, Annissa Holmes, Aaron Showler and Jake Fantarrow. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A YOUNG girl with leukaemia has inspired a martial arts group to run the Junior Great North Run next month.

Action plan produced to tackle anti-social behaviour in park

5:26am Monday 18th August 2014

AN action plan to improve a town park has been drawn up but residents are being warned it could be a long haul before it returns to its former glory.

Motorist found to be nearly three and a half times drink drive limit near Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: Kieran Gough struggled with court guards after being jailed for watching dogs kill a fox

12:08pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MOTORIST caught weaving along a road as he looked for a lay-by to sleep in was nearly three and a half times the drink drive limit.

Community centre celebrates 50th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: 50th ANNIVERSARY: Auckland Youth and Community Centre celebrate 50th birthday. Pictured, Ellie and Hollie Woodhams having their nails painted by Lynsey Bowes. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:17pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A COMMUNITY has come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their youth centre.

Energy bosses hit back at concerns over plans for a 61-metre turbine near Crook

The Advertiser Series: TURBINE PLANS: Energy bosses have defended plans for a wind turbine near to Crook

2:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ENERGY bosses have hit back at concerns that plans for a 61-metre turbine near to Crook will impact adversely on residents’ lives.

Woman slashed by partner after refusing to tidy up

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

12:31pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A MAN slashed his long-term partner after a drunken row which began when she refused his request to tidy up.

Wind farm company attends Parish Council meeting

The Advertiser Series: Banks Renewables are seeking planning permission for four wind turbines to be installed near Hamsterley

6:21pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

RESIDENTS met with the company hoping to install a £12.5 million wind farm near their countryside homes last night (Monday, August 11).

New scoreboard for Bishop Auckland cricket club

The Advertiser Series: NEW EQUIPMENT:  John Hudspeth, of Bishop Auckland Cricket Club; Councillor Sam Zair, Henry Nicholson, vice-chairman of Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP and Sheila Metcalfe, also of the AAP with young cricketers in front of the new scoreboard

3:54pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CRICKET club has been bowled over after it received more than £4,000 to help pay a new electronic scoreboard.

Free summer festival will visit Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVAL FUN: Artists perform at Durham Streets Summer Festival in Barnard Castle last year

7:50pm Friday 8th August 2014

A POPULAR summer festival has been extended to include a visit Bishop Auckland this August Bank Holiday.

Residents object to plans for new homes near Bishop Auckland

4:19pm Friday 8th August 2014

PLANS for 61 new homes near Bishop Auckland have been submitted to Durham County Council, prompting objections from some residents.

Meeting planned to discuss vandalism in Bishop Auckland park

1:59pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TALKS are to take place over how to tackle anti-social behaviour in a Bishop Auckland park.

Ofsted inspectors praise Shildon pre-school and teaching staff

The Advertiser Series: OFSTED INSPECTION: A pre-school in Shildon has been praised in an Ofsted inspection

1:07pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TEACHERS are celebrating after they were judged to be good during a recent Ofsted inspection.

Concerns raised over plans for 61-metre high turbine in Crook

The Advertiser Series: TURBINE CONCERNS: Campaigners are angry over plans to build a 61metre high turbine near to Crook. Stock image

5:56pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A SCHEME for a 61-metre wind turbine has been criticised over fears that it will impact visually on the area and cause health problems.

Speeding drivers in Shildon to be targeted by police patrols

The Advertiser Series: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

1:54pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

POLICE are to run extra patrols to target speeding drivers in Shildon who are putting lives at risk.

Bishop Auckland shop worker celebrates 102nd birthday

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Doris Pentland on her 102nd birthday at Barrington Lodge care home in Bishop Auckland. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:41pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A FORMER shop worker who spent years working in Bishop Auckland’s town centre is celebrating her 102nd birthday today (Tuesday August 5).

Victorian school fun for competition winning children

The Advertiser Series: VICTORIAN FUN: Cockton Hill Junior School pupils enjoy Victorian-themed fun with Dave Eliot Cooper, of the Histrionics drama group

1:15pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

YOUNGSTERS turned back time to enjoy a Victorian-themed event as a prize for being the best pupils to walk or cycle to school.

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.



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