The Advertiser Series E-Editions

From Shildon and proud

The Advertiser Series: CAMPAIGN: Youth worker Naomi Tomlinson with Shildon Ignite members Beth Ridley, 16, Sharday (COR) Smith, 15, Steph Callaghan, 17, and Nicola Stevens (COR), 16

12:19pm Sunday 19th April 2015

YOUNG people sick of hearing their town criticised have devised a poster campaign to boost community pride.

Support group holds charity concert

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: The British Lung Foundation has a network of Breathe Easy support groups, the Durham Dales branch will host a charity concert on Wednesday

1:16pm Friday 17th April 2015

A SUPPORT group for people with lung problems and their carers will host a series of events, the next being a charity concert.

Dale police team on the move

The Advertiser Series: MOVE: Police will move out of Durham Dales Centre, in Stanhope, next week (Friday, April 24)

1:11pm Friday 17th April 2015

POLICE have assured rural communities it will be ‘business as usual’ for officers despite temporarily moving out of their village base.

Hopes raised that work to build new Shildon skate park will be completed by the summer

The Advertiser Series: SKATING: A graphic of Shildon's planned new skate park

3:43pm Thursday 16th April 2015

WORK is set to start on an £80,000 skate park – which has been designed with the help of youngsters in Shildon – to replace a run-down facility.

Grieving Bishop Auckland man stole meat because of benefit problems

The Advertiser Series: JAILED: General view of Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

3:48pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A MAN grieving the loss of his mother stole meat because he was having problems with his benefits, a court has heard.

21-room three-storey extension planned for town's hotel

The Advertiser Series: EXTENSION: Plans to build a 21-room three storey extension onto a Premier Inn in Bishop Auckland have been submitted to Durham County Council.

6:47pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

PLANS to build a 21-room three storey extension onto a hotel in Bishop Auckland have been submitted to Durham County Council.

New business hub to open in market town

The Advertiser Series: MENTORS: Gillian and Tim Arnold, of designer brand Gillian Arnold, will be the first mentors in Bishop Auckland's new creative hub which opens this week

5:30pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A NEW creative hub to help future entrepreneurs is set to open in Bishop Auckland this week.

Memorial fund launched to get defibrillators in Weardale

1:37pm Monday 13th April 2015

A MEMORIAL fund has been launched to buy defibrillators for one of the Durham Dales in memory of a father who died suddenly of a heart attack.

Canadian theatre company set to perform in Stanhope

The Advertiser Series: PERFORMANCE: Theatre Newfoundland Labrador will perform With Cruel Times in Between in Stanhope

1:12pm Monday 13th April 2015

A CANADIAN theatre company is set to give a performance in Stanhope on Friday (April 17).

Group hopes to save town's old cinema

The Advertiser Series: CINEMA: A Group has been set up to save the old cinema building in Crook  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (22991134)

5:38pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A GROUP has been formed in a bid to save a town’s old cinema after the sale of the premises.

Sports facilities open to locals all year

11:26am Saturday 11th April 2015

A MULTI-PURPOSE sports hall and fitness suite is now open to the community all year round.

New adult courses launched

11:26am Saturday 11th April 2015

ADULT courses for spring and summer have been launched by Jack Drum Arts.

Police night patrols after break-ins

The Advertiser Series: Police night patrols after break-ins

3:54pm Friday 10th April 2015

POLICE are targeting burglars who have raided several garages and sheds in Shildon stealing bikes and tools in recent months.

Move for Post Office branch

1:41pm Friday 10th April 2015

THE Post Office is closing one branch and moving into a nearby newsagent with longer opening hours.

First anniversary is 'the icing on the cake'

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATIONS: Fondant and Apron Strings cake shop in Stanhope celebrates its first anniversary pictured Owner Lee Mahjen-Todd Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

6:09pm Thursday 9th April 2015

A POPULAR cake shop in Weardale is celebrating its first anniversary after opening its doors last April.

New cycling event set up to replace Etape Pennines

The Advertiser Series: CYCLING: Local cyclist and organising team member Stephen Robinson testing out the Winking Sheep Course. At the top of Scutterhill Bank in between Westgate and Rookhope.

5:54pm Thursday 9th April 2015

A COMMUNITY has organised a major new cycling event to replace the popular Etape Pennines - axed last year due to lack of interest.

Police open new base to meet residents in Bishop Auckland Hospital

The Advertiser Series: POLICE: PC Vicky Coxon, of Bishop Auckland police, who will be manning a new police base in the town's hospital

12:20pm Thursday 9th April 2015

POLICE tackling anti-social behaviour near to Bishop Auckland town centre have opened a new base in the hospital.

Shildon man in court for dangerous driving offences

The Advertiser Series: GUILTY PLEA: Aron Jacob Angus appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court and admitted using threatening or abusive words and behaviour

6:46pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

A MAN is facing two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Coundon man threatens neighbour with hammer over Facebook quad bike row

The Advertiser Series: HEARING: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

6:35pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

A MAN threatened his neighbour with a hammer over comments made on Facebook, a court heard.

Job swap for Durham Dales apprentice

The Advertiser Series: TRAINER: Candice Craven, HIT trainer-assessor at the Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope

4:40pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A TEAM of apprentices switched places with assessors during National Apprenticeship Week.

Teenager attracts thousands of fans to his website on historic Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: NOSTALGIA: Teenager Alex Tighe has attracted thousands of fans to his Facebook page on Bishop Auckland Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:35pm Monday 6th April 2015

A TEENAGER who set up a website on his home town in his spare time three months ago is hoping to meet the thousands of fans of his work from around the globe.

Staff and customers in Bishop Auckland's Sainsbury's celebrate raising more than £4,000 for Comic Relief

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Staff and shoppers at Bishop Auckland's Sainsbury's raised more than £4,000 for Comic Relief

3:46pm Monday 6th April 2015

STAFF and customers Sainsbury’s in Bishop Auckland are celebrating after raising more than £4,000 for Comic Relief.

Shildon bake off to raise funds for Help for Heroes

The Advertiser Series: COOKING: Heidi Cronin is organising a charity bake off event in Shildon Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:38pm Monday 6th April 2015

A KEEN baker is inviting home cooks of all ages to create cakes, pies and other tasty treats for a charity bake sale.

Easter fun day raises more than £500 to cover Hamsterley animal sanctuary's running costs

The Advertiser Series: FUN: Sophie Wilson with rabbit Leo at the Ark on the Edge animal sanctuary Easter fun day Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

1:22pm Sunday 5th April 2015

AN Easter fun day raised more than £500 to help with the running costs of an animal sanctuary.

Village post office changes

1:49pm Friday 3rd April 2015

A VILLAGE post office will open seven days a week when it reopens after refurbishment next month.

Police issue warning to residents following spate of Shildon shed break-ins

The Advertiser Series: BURGLARS: Police are warning residents to secure sheds and outbuildings to deter burglars

2:56pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

RESIDENTS are being warned to ensure that sheds and out buildings are secured following a spate of break-ins across Shildon.

Hundreds of students attend Bishop Auckland careers fair

The Advertiser Series: OPPORTUNITY: Students find out about job opportunities at Hitachi at Bishop Auckland College’s careers fair.

5:23pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

MORE than 500 young people and 25 employers attended a careers fair at Bishop Auckland College.

Appeal lodged to demolish former hospital dubbed an 'eyesore'

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

5:22pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A DEVELOPER has appealed against a council’s decision not to allow the company to build houses in place of a derelict former hospital it says is an ‘eyesore’.

Residents urged to use new upgraded community hub near Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY: Residents are being urged to use an upgraded community hub

3:31pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A SOCIAL housing provider is looking to breathe new life into a community hub by offering a series of training courses.

Pupils take title at first netball competition

The Advertiser Series: TOP TEAM: The victorious netball team at Witton-le-Wear from left Evan Tomlinson, 11, Hollie Spooner, 10, Rebekah Lees, 9, Lucy Miller, 11, Abbie Docherty, 11, Isaac Fernyhough, 11 and Joseph Dobson, 11. Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:14pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A GROUP of Primary School pupils have won a county wide netball competition after entering for the first time.

Hunger Games themed event

11:43am Sunday 29th March 2015

A HUNGER Games themed event will take place during school Easter holidays for 12 to 16 year olds. Teenagers will learn how to make and use a bow and fishing spear, how to make a fire in the pouring rain and how to make a shelter that will protect them from the elements as well as many other skills.

Clean up

1:30pm Thursday 26th March 2015

RESIDENTS are urged to give their village a spring clean this weekend.

Darlington schoolgirl wins one of only 12 prestigious ballet school places

The Advertiser Series: ROYAL BALLET: 11-year-old Natasha Charles who has won a place at the Royal Ballet School in London. Picture: STUART BOULTON

2:51pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A SCHOOLGIRL from County Durham has won a highly sought-after place to study at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Customers reach new heights at Crook builders merchants' open day

The Advertiser Series: BUNGEE: S&A Builders Merchants in Crook hold an open day with bungee jump, Andrew Bulmer braves the challenge Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:04pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

THERE were some high flying customers at S&A Builders Merchants, in Crook, as the company hosted a public open day with a bungee crane as its main attraction.

Nominations sought for Bishop Auckland Youth Awards

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS: Bishop Auckland Youth Awards will be held at Bishop Auckland Town Hall in June

4:37pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

YOUNG people who have gone the extra mile for their community will be celebrated at an awards ceremony this summer.

Dramatic youngsters celebrate Shakespeare Week in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: SHAKESPEARE: Schools from across County Durham have worked alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company to create and perform trailers of Shakespeare’s plays Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:58pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

DRAMATIC youngsters performed extracts from Shakespeare’s greatest works in front of proud friends and families today (Tuesday, March 17).

Councillors to determine plans for two housing schemes in Witton Park

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Durham County Council’s south and west area planning committee will determine two planning applications for Witton Park

4:18pm Monday 16th March 2015

UP to 67 new homes could be built in a small village if councillors approve plans for two developments this week.

Disabled access improved for community arts centre

The Advertiser Series: OPENING: Lord Lieutenant of County Durham Sue Snowden officially opens new disabled access at St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook, she is pictured with Roger Kelly, chairman of the centre and other volunteers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:30pm Friday 13th March 2015

THE transformation of a former school into an arts and community centre has been completed with access for disabled visitors improved, almost five years after it opened.

New Crook business to support Bishop Auckland hospice

3:56pm Friday 13th March 2015

TWO businesswomen with more than 20 years experience have teamed up to open a new business.

Youngsters to access the delights of Shildon via soon to be launched mobile phone app

The Advertiser Series: Texting (mobile phone, text message) (20628297)

3:54pm Friday 13th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS in Shildon will soon be able to track down the hottest spots in town thanks to a new mobile phone app.

St Helen Auckland roundabout landscape project completed

The Advertiser Series: ROUNDABOUT: Three large roundabouts in St Helen Auckland have been landscaped by the county council pictured front Steve Johnson supervisor for Clean & Green and Cllr Rob Yorke Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:33pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A PROJECT to landscape three large roundabouts in St Helen Auckland has been completed.

Critical health inspection team slates Shildon care home standards as inadequate

The Advertiser Series: CRITICISED: Standards of care at Redworth House Care Home labelled inadequate by inspection team

5:48pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

BOSSES of a care home described as inadequate by a health watchdog say it has made good progress since being inspected.

Weardale town to host gala day this summer

The Advertiser Series: BUILD-UP: Lilly Elliott and Kimberly Marshall enjoyed an earlier princess themed event to raise funds and awareness of Wolsingham Gala Day

5:22pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

RESIDENTS of a Weardale town looking to resurrecting its once-popular carnival will host a family fun day this summer.

Hairdresser Jordan supports Sedgefield out-of-school club appeal

The Advertiser Series: RAFFLE: Jordan Stockdale, 24, a hairdresser at Saks in Barnard Castle, has donated a voucher to the Sedgefield Out of School Fun Club raffle. She is pictured with Dougie English, eight, and fun club staff and members Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

3:57pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A FOUNDING member of an out-of-school club which launched nearly 20 years ago has returned to support an appeal for a much needed new building.

Little superheroes visit Newton Aycliffe gym

The Advertiser Series: SUPERHEROES: Children from Wolsingham Primary School took part in a superhero workout at CrossFit All Out in Newton Aycliffe

3:51pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS tested their superpowers on an adventurous school trip this month.

Youngsters dress as favourite characters in Bishop Auckland for World Book Day session

The Advertiser Series: READING: Nicola James, deputy headteacher at St Andrew's Primary School, enjoys a bedtime reading session with pupils

4:06pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

PUPILS and teachers dressed as their favourite fictional characters for World Book Day.

Shildon health initiative gets support

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Natalie Davison, principal of Bishop Auckland College

2:00pm Monday 9th March 2015

STUDENTS are helping people to boost their fitness and wellbeing by working on a community health initiative.

Bishop Auckland residents angry over tree felling

The Advertiser Series: FELLED: David Allison stands where the trees once stood in Bishop Auckland Picture: STUART BOULTON

11:34am Sunday 8th March 2015

UNHAPPY residents have accused a council of environmental vandalism after twelve mature trees were cut down near their homes without consultation.

Get outdoors and get fit as a family

The Advertiser Series: AWARD: Teachers in Ferryhill are celebrating winning a national award

12:51pm Saturday 7th March 2015

FAMILIES are encouraged to get outdoors and sporty this Easter when County Durham parks host free activities.

School win at Bishop Auckland arts festival

The Advertiser Series: AWARD: Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon with children from Cockton Hill Junior School, Bishop Auckland, and their winning creation Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:13pm Friday 6th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS have been rewarded for their Magna Carta-inspired creation which won an arts festival competition.








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