The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Residents accuse housing developers of not cleaning up after themselves

The Advertiser Series:

7:31pm Thursday 20th November 2014

RESIDENTS are appalled at what they say is a housing developer’s flagrant disregard for ensuring mud from a building site is not dragged onto neighbouring roads.

Broadband boost for Bishop Auckland

5:11pm Thursday 20th November 2014

ABOUT 1,000 homes and businesses in the Bishop Auckland area are now benefitting from fibre optic broadband.

Councillors back plans to boost learning by joining Shildon and Newton Aycliffe schools

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL MERGER: Sunnydale Community College which could merge with a Newton Aycliffe school. Pic SARAH CALDECOTT

3:45pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

PROPOSALS to join a struggling college with a nearby successful secondary school has won the backing of senior councillors.

Two arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following three car collision

The Advertiser Series:

1:29pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a three car collision last night.

Developer 'walks away' from controversial farm site

The Advertiser Series: LEGAL WRANGLE: West Musgrave Farm

1:25pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

DEVELOPER Tindale has ended its long standing interest in buying a family farm described by residents as an eyesore and health hazard.

Council urged to invest care home sale proceeds in local communities

The Advertiser Series: STAY ENDS: Don Robson, the last resident of Newtown House, Stanhope, leaves with his daughter-in-law Michelle, after a seven-day occupation. Picture: TOM BANKS (12689783)

6:28am Monday 17th November 2014

A COUNCIL has been urged to plough any funds from the sale of its remaining care homes back into local communities.

Get safety tips today

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police have recovered a machete believed to have been used in the attack

10:24am Saturday 15th November 2014

EMERGENCY services in Bishop Auckland are holding a safety event today. (Saturday, November 15)

Rent office becomes community hub in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: GRAND OPENING: The Mayor of Bishop Auckland, councillor Colin Race, cuts the ribbon on the old council rent office on Proudfoot Drive, that has been turned into a community hub Picture: TOM BANKS

11:09am Friday 14th November 2014

A FORMER council rent office, which has stood empty for a number of years, has been transformed into a community hub.

Youngster wins Shildon bravery award for tackling medical issues

The Advertiser Series: YOUNG STAR: Jack Bissett who won the Chloe Clark Special Achievement and Recognition Award.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:53pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A YOUNGSTER born with one leg longer than the other has won an award for his bravery.

Councillors urged to back plans to improve struggling Shildon college

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL MERGER: Sunnydale Community College which could merge with a Newton Aycliffe school. Pic SARAH CALDECOTT

4:46pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

COUNCILLORS are being urged to back plans to close a struggling college and re-open it under the management of a successful nearby secondary school.

Renewable energy boost for village Methodist church

The Advertiser Series: SOLAR POWER: Banks Group has paid for solar panels at Witton Park Methodist Church. Pictured are Lewis Stokes, from Banks Group, John Swinbank, of the Methodist church and Councillor Rob Yorke Picture: TOM BANKS

3:26pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A VILLAGE church has received a warm boost this winter thanks to solar panels paid for by a business community initiative.

Police increase patrols in Shildon to tackle gangs of problem youths

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH PROBLEMS: Youngsters are causing problems for residents and businesses on Church Street.

3:20pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

POLICE are to force youths who smashed shop windows to pay for the repairs and visit the owners in a crackdown on yobs blighting Shildon.

Gogglebox star cuts ribbon of new Bishop Auckland salon

The Advertiser Series: GRAND OPENING: Scarlett Moffatt from TV's Googlebox (centre) officially opens the Truly Scrumptious Hair and Beauty Salon in Bishop Auckland with owners Kerstie Potter (left) and Tammie Hole (right) Picture: DAVID WOOD

5:05pm Sunday 9th November 2014

GOGGLEBOX celebrity Scarlett Moffatt opened a new beauty salon in her home town of Bishop Auckland today (Sunday).

Residents face disruption in Shildon over gas work upgrade work

The Advertiser Series: GAS WORKS: Work is being carried out to upgrade Shildon's ageing gas works.

4:24pm Friday 7th November 2014

RESIDENTS will face disruption as Northern Gas Networks carries out essential work to upgrade ageing gas mains.

Plans for new homes near Crook

The Advertiser Series:

6:14pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

PLANS have been submitted for dozens of new homes in Crook.

£800 boost for indoor cricket league

The Advertiser Series: CRICKET SPONSOR: Tim Mitchison and Adam Mason from Specsavers with Kevin Armstrong Picture: TOM BANKS

4:30pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

AN indoor cricket league has received an £800 boost thanks to community funding from Specsavers.

Concern over village plans for a retail complex and new homes

8:42pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

ANXIOUS residents have met to discuss plans for a housing and retail complex in their village.

West Auckland FC under 14's dressed for success thanks to shirt sponsorship deal

The Advertiser Series: NEW STRIP: West Auckland Football Club U14s get new strips sponsored by local business man Peter Johnson (centre), of ASL PowerStream in Teesside. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

3:13pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

JUNIOR footballers have been kitted out in new strips after their team scored a shirt sponsorship deal.

Police tackle anti-social behaviour and underage drinking in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: PARK HELP: Councillor Sam Zair is looking at ideas to clampdown on problems at Bishop Auckland Recreation Ground

4:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

PLANS to close a popular Bishop Auckland park at night are just one of the ideas being considered to prevent anti-social behaviour and underage drinking.

Tenth anniversary for Shildon care home

The Advertiser Series: PARTY TIME: From left, Jan Trainor, activities co-ordinator at Redworth House, with resident Patsy Monk, her son, Gary Monk, and a picture of her husband, who helped to build the home ten years ago

3:46pm Monday 27th October 2014

A SHILDON care home has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special party.

Teenagers set for Hunger Games half-term

4:51pm Monday 27th October 2014

TEENAGERS will be tested this week as part of half-term activities based on the Hunger Games.

Tow Law man sentenced for racism

The Advertiser Series: CHOCOLATE THIEF: Ian Mulholland, 42, from Darlington stole chocolate to survive, court hears

2:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who got drunk before racially abusing a pizza shop owner and smashing the takeaway counter is ashamed of his actions, a court heard.

Plans to turn former Bishop Auckland care home into home for vulnerable young people withdrawn

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

2:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to turn a former nursing home into a home for vulnerable young people have been withdrawn.

New foodbank for Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: NEW FOODBANK: (back) Yvonne Etherington and David Parry with Brenda and Allan Lodge-Metcalfe at the Wear Valley Christian Centre

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW foodbank is being set up in Bishop Auckland town centre in an effort to cope with the increasing number of people needing the service.

Cash taken in petrol station robbery in Crook

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police

1:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE men made off with a significant amount of cash during a robbery at a petrol station.

Trio run 21km extreme obstacle course for charity

The Advertiser Series: EXTREME OBSTACLES: Nick Flynn (left) with friends, Stephen Cox (centre) and Mark Johnson (right) after finishing a 21km extreme obstacle course to raise money for charity.

11:24am Sunday 19th October 2014

THREE friends battled through a 21km obstacle course to raise more than £500 for charity.

Pumpkin parade part of Bishop Auckland halloween event

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1:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

A HALLOWEEN event will be held by Bishop Auckland Town Team in and around the town centre on Saturday, October 25, from11am to 3.30pm.

Pedal power earns County Durham youngsters a free and healthy breakfast

The Advertiser Series: PEDAL POWER: Pupils from Sedgefield Primary School work up an appetite for their Bike It breakfast

11:09am Sunday 12th October 2014

CHILDREN who cycle to school were treated to a free nutritious breakfast this week.

Harvest celebrations hailed a success

The Advertiser Series: HARVEST TIME: Victoria Lane Academy pupils with Fr Gary Nicholson take part in harvest festival service at St. James' Church, Coundon. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:11pm Friday 10th October 2014

HARVEST festival celebrations have been hailed a success after tonnes of food were donated to support the community and County Durham Food Bank.

Homes plan for Grade II listed pub

5:56pm Thursday 9th October 2014

PLANS to turn a Grade II-listed village pub into three new homes have been given the go ahead.

Soul mates celebrate 50 years together

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN COUPLE: Ronnie and Dorothy Jefferson, of Bishop Auckland, on their golden wedding anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:34pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A COUPLE who met when the factories they worked in shared the same cafe are today celebrating fifty years of marriage.

Evenwood election candidates named

2:10pm Thursday 9th October 2014

FIVE candidates will contest a Durham County Council election that has been called following the death of a former chairman.

Bishop teenager receives curfew for criminal damage spree

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

3:37pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A TEENAGER who damaged 13 cars in a drunken rampage believes his drink was spiked, a court heard.

Poor ticket sales jeopardise Shildon charity rock festival

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVAL VENUE: The  Blitzallica Festival takes place at Shildon Civic Hall on Saturday, October 25.

2:27pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CHARITY rock concert will be cancelled if ticket sales do not pick up.

Care home throw a party to mark 25th birthday

The Advertiser Series: PARTY TIME: West Lodge Care home Peases Way Billy Row celebrates being open for 25 years with special party. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:59pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

RESIDENTS and staff of a Wear Valley care home are having a party today (October 7) to celebrate the home’s 25th birthday.

Crook publican teams up with Jobcentre Plus and local college to launch hospitality training academy

The Advertiser Series: SERVING UP JOBS: Pictured (l to r) at the training academy are: The Fat Brewer Company’s digital media assistant Leroy Allen, of Willington; kitchen assistant, Richie Whittingham, of Frosterley; customer service assistants, Steve Jones, of Crook; Na

6:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

A NEW pub chain has set up a training academy to help unemployed people forge a career in the hospitality industry.

Appeal by Shildon performers

12:47pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A THEATRE group is appealing for help to net some vital props for their next production.

Volunteers wanted for furniture scheme

The Advertiser Series: NEW SCHEME: The former inShops store in Newgate Street

4:07pm Saturday 4th October 2014

AN empty shop in a struggling town centre will be brought back to life thanks to a new furniture scheme.

Residents raise more than £10,000 to save their grade two listed church

The Advertiser Series: BOLAM CHURCH: The friends of St. Andrew's church in Bolam, are trying to raise funds for the church. Pictured are Susan Boyle, Roz Blacklock and Angela Sturgess. Picture: TOM BANKS (11094017)

5:31pm Friday 3rd October 2014

VILLAGERS are celebrating after successfully raising more than £10,000 to save their grade two listed church.

Hunwick children's home appeal dismissed

2:32pm Friday 3rd October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who fought a proposal to open a children’s home in their village are again celebrating after an appeal against a council’s refusal of the plan was thrown out.

Funding available for Bishop Auckland community groups

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY FUNDING: Residents Clive Auld and Lee Brownson, with Andrew Walker, from Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP

4:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMMUNITY groups in Bishop Auckland are being encouraged to apply for up to £1,000 in funding.

Former pub landlady celebrates 106th birthday

The Advertiser Series: GENERATION GAP: Evie Mason's great grandson Lucas Wells, three, wishes her a happy 106th birthday Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WOMAN who doesn’t drink alcohol marked her 106th birthday down the 'pub'.

Shildon school on the money

11:16am Sunday 28th September 2014

A SCHOOL has won a national award for its efforts to make pupils wise on money matters.

Bike stolen from Hamsterley

12:28pm Sunday 28th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a bicycle was stolen from outside a village pub.

Caring couple celebrate golden milestone

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Wendy and Doug Lamb on their wedding day in 1964

8:44am Saturday 27th September 2014

A COUPLE celebrating their golden wedding say the secret to their success is to look after each other.

Shoplifter threatened guards when challenged

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

6:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

A SHOPLIFTER produced a knuckleduster when challenged by store security guards, a court was told.

Partnerships the key to success for community centre

5:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COMMUNITY centre in Bishop Auckland is celebrating successful partnerships with local businesses as it continues to enjoy the fruits of its golden anniversary year.

Fun day inspired by Wolsingham baby

4:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

A FAMILY fun day will be held in Weardale tomorrow (Saturday September 27) to help children in need of specialist medical equipment.

Black Bull fundraiser

9:58am Friday 26th September 2014

THE Black Bull, in Wolsingham, is holding a family fundraising day for a four-month-old who needs a special piece of corrective equipment.

Green-fingered students brighten up church grounds

The Advertiser Series: BLOOMING MARVELLOUS: Youngsters from St John's RC School and Sixth Form College donate seasonal flower tubs to two churches in Bishop Auckland Picture: Sarah Caldecott

5:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been using their green-fingered skills to brighten up two churches in Bishop Auckland.








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