The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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.

Bishop Auckland businessmen complete Kilimanjaro charity challenge

The Advertiser Series: SUMMIT: Graham Sheldon, 59, Steve Coulthard, 60, and Marc Borley, 46, at the summit of Kilimanjaro

1:44pm Friday 6th March 2015

THREE businessmen have raised more than £15,000 for charity by scaling Africa’s highest mountain.

Youngsters take to the stage at Bishop Auckland dance festival

The Advertiser Series: DANCE: Bishop Barrington School hosts primary school dance festival Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:34pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

YOUNGSTERS from six Bishop Auckland primary schools showcased their best moves at a dance festival today (Tuesday, March 3).

Residents enjoy sing-along during MP's visit to Willington nursing home

The Advertiser Series: VISIT: Councillor Fraser Tinsley, mayor of Willington, offers cakes to birthday girl Grace Ward, 92, right watched by care home manager Julie Gray and Durham County Councillor Olwyn Gunn, second from right at the afternoon tea event in Willington Care Vil

6:21pm Friday 27th February 2015

RESIDENTS at a nursing home enjoyed a singalong as part of an MP's visit to see the facilities.

Ground breaking day for Wolsingham school

The Advertiser Series: LANDMARK: Wolsingham School and Community College head boy Jordan Wragg, 18, head girl Hannah Porter, 17, and former pupil Doreen Moore, 90, at the sod cutting ceremony to mark the start of renovation of the lower school site Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

3:09pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A SCHOOL celebrated a big date in its 400-year history when building of new multi-million pound facilities officially began.

Skills centre provides development opportunities

The Advertiser Series: SKILLS: Staff member Gordon Poskett (front) and service user Daniel Huxley at the launch of the new skills centre Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

3:14pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A NEW learning skills centre for adults with disabilities has been opened in Bishop Auckland.

Plea to clear Bishop Auckland alley of rubbish

The Advertiser Series: PROBLEM: Concerns raised over rubbish dumped in alley

5:13pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

CONCERNS have been raised over rubbish being dumped in an alley behind two residential streets in Bishop Auckland.

New look outside Willington ground

The Advertiser Series: FENCED: Willington AFC received financial help to replace fencing as part of an ongoing scheme to develop the area Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

1:35pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A FOOTBALL ground is the latest area to be spruced up in an ongoing environmental improvement scheme.

Quiz night raises vital funds for nursing care

The Advertiser Series: FUNDS: Quiz question maker Glynn Wales and Dr Bob McManners hand over the cheque to Marie Curie Care treasurer Gillian Wales Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:27pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

AN annual quiz has raised enough money to pay for dozens of hours of medical care in Bishop Auckland.

Rugby coaches in Shildon tackle training scheme to help young players

The Advertiser Series: TRAINING: Durham Tigers coaches are taking part in a national training scheme

4:21pm Monday 23rd February 2015

RUGBY coaches are raising their game as they tackle improved training techniques to help players in Shildon.

Green-fingered young adults transform community allotment

The Advertiser Series: PATH: Helen Goodman MP opens the new walkway at South Church allotments Picture: STUART BOULTON

8:27pm Friday 20th February 2015

A GROUP of enthusiastic young people rolled up their sleeves to transform a community allotment for the benefit of people with learning disabilities.

Teesdale School defends performance after Ofsted report

The Advertiser Series: Sessions for families and young people are running at Teesdale School, in Barnard Castle, during the half-term holiday

7:16pm Friday 20th February 2015

LEADERS of Teesdale School have expressed shock after inspectors found it required improvement.

South Church homes plan refused

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

4:54pm Thursday 19th February 2015

COUNCILLORS have turned down a proposal to build houses next to an industrial estate.

Public meeting held for village's last shop

The Advertiser Series: CLOSING: John Guyon (left), chair of Westgate Neighbourhood Forum, with local resident Peter Nailon, outside of Westgate's last shop and Post Office

4:40pm Thursday 19th February 2015

DOZENS of residents from a Weardale village met last week to discuss the proposed closure of their local shop.

Diamond couple who enjoyed South America adventure celebrate 60th wedding anniversary in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: Stan and Brenda Woods, of Bishop Auckland, celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:28pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A CHURCH pastor and his wife who helped spread the religious message in South America have celebrated their diamond wedding.

Furniture scheme aims to boost employment in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: JOB: More Time Furniture Scheme, in Bishop Auckland, has employed Matt Roberts to help with the running of the store Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:59pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A NEW furniture scheme is helping people gain new qualifications and get back into employment.

Funding to tackle road safety initiatives in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: David Gillett, of Durham County Council, Toronto resident Anne Bell-Inns, Sheilah Metcalfe, of Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership, Toronto resident Shelagh Ward, Jeff Talbot, clean and green manager at Durham County Council and Councillor

2:37pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A COUNCILLOR has donated more than £5,000 in funding for three road safety initiatives in the Bishop Auckland area.

Homeowner left to foot £3,000 bill to reroute drains

The Advertiser Series: UNFAIR: Wilf Moralee has been told to expect a bill for more than £3,000 to re-route drains from his home

7:45pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A MAN has been left with a £3,000 bill to re-route drains that were leaking human waste onto a nearby grass bank since the house was built in 2005.

Motivated teenager is fundraising for trip to Ghana

The Advertiser Series: TRAVEL: Jake Timothy-Dorward, 18, from Willington is travelling to Ghana for a month to volunteer Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

6:11pm Monday 16th February 2015

A MOTIVATED teenager is fundraising for a month long trip in Ghana to teach young children and help build houses.

Conservative candidate for Bishop Auckland announced

The Advertiser Series: CANDIDATE: Christopher Adams

4:22pm Monday 16th February 2015

AN entrepreneur who says south Durham has played a big part in his childhood is hoping to become the area’s next MP.

Improvement plans for cricket club submitted

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: Bishop Auckland Cricket Club

1:59pm Monday 16th February 2015

PLANS have been submitted for new changing facilities at a popular cricket club.

Car overturns on A6072 near Shildon this morning

The Advertiser Series: SCENE: The female driver escaped unhurt after crash near Shildon

1:27pm Sunday 15th February 2015

THICK fog caused a motorist travelling on the A6072 near Shildon to lose her bearings and veer off the road just before 8.30am this morning (Sunday, February 15). The Renault Clio car ended up on its roof at the side of the road but the driver, a local woman, was uninjured.

Dance holds the key to couple's heart

The Advertiser Series: Dance holds the key to couple's heart

5:28pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A COUPLE who were engaged to be married five weeks after meeting at a dance have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Youngsters reveal a dream wish-list of ideas to improve Shildon

The Advertiser Series: Youngsters reveal a dream wish-list of ideas to improve Shildon

4:20pm Thursday 12th February 2015

YOUNGSTERS have created a wish-list of ideas which they would like to see in Shildon in an effort to improve the town.

Homes plan for former South Church allotment site

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

3:29pm Thursday 12th February 2015

PLANS FOR 61 houses on a former allotment site are being recommended for approval.

26-year-old Willington man charged with harassment

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

6:37pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A MAN showed up drunk and invited himself in to a house he was ordered to stay away from last year, a court heard today (Tuesday, February 10).

Village primary school is 'outstanding' Ofsted says

The Advertiser Series: OUTSTANDING: Howden-le-Wear Primary School pupils and headteacher celebrate their achievement.  In the play-area of the school are Connor Box (11),Alex Smith (10), Kia Johnson (8), Carla Kershaw (8) head Chris Baines and Jessica Pattison (10).  Picture: C

5:26pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A PROUD headteacher is celebrating after an Ofsted inspection rated his village primary school as outstanding for the first time.

Plea to reunite artwork with rightful owners

The Advertiser Series: PLEA: Some of the artwork found in the Newton Cap Viaduct car park

2:12pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

THE owners of a collection of artwork are being sought by police after the pictures were found abandoned in a car park.

Magna Carta contest launches Bishop Auckland arts festival

The Advertiser Series: WINNER: County Durham Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon with the winning Magna Carta-themed entry by Cockton Hill Junior School in this years' Febfest Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:16pm Monday 9th February 2015

A POPULAR Bishop Auckland arts festival has been launched with the winners of a Magna Carta-themed competition.

Packed activity programme unveiled for Crook arts group

The Advertiser Series: GOT RHYTHM: Youngsters take part in a samba drumming workshop at Jack Drum arts in Crook,  to form band for street performances during the summer. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:44pm Monday 9th February 2015

A COMMUNITY arts group has unveiled its spring activity programme for Crook.

Cancer survivor condemns decision to close cancer clinic

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12:31pm Monday 9th February 2015

A CANCER survivor has condemned the decision to close the breast cancer clinic at Bishop Auckland Hospital.

New walking group leaders appointed

The Advertiser Series: ACTIVE: The walking group sets off from Willington Community Action Centre Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:22pm Friday 6th February 2015

A WALKING group has trained two new leaders in a bid to encourage more people to get fit and active.








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