The Advertiser Series E-Editions

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Plans to turn former Bishop Auckland care home into home for vulnerable young people withdrawn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PLANS to turn a former nursing home into a home for vulnerable young people have been withdrawn.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

Investigation after early morning assault

4:25pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A COUPLE were assaulted in Bishop Auckland town centre as they headed to a nearby takeaway.

Man was armed with tools to steal

The Advertiser Series: LAW COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

3:14pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN found armed with tools for stealing has been sentenced in court after being caught thieving from a Bishop Auckland Tesco.

Prince's Trust forms a partnership with charity furniture shop

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY TEAMWORK: The Prince’s Trust, in Bishop Auckland, has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation Picture: TOM BANKS

5:59pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PRINCE’S Trust volunteers have kitted out their new home thanks to the British Heart Foundation.

Youngsters warned about the dangers of power lines

6:18pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE are warning school children in Bishop Auckland about the dangers of vandalising overhead power lines following a number of incidents.

World Cup winner launches bid to find new team

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN GIRL: Tamara Taylor in action for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks

3:29pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ONE of England’s women’s rugby World Cup winners has kicked off a recruitment drive for a new college team.

Care home in food appeal to support food bank

The Advertiser Series: FOOD APPEAL: Staff and clients at Willington Care Village who are appealing for donations of food for the forthcoming harvest festival celebrations.  Back from left Julie Summers, Nora Hutchinson and Cheryl Douglas, front left Sheila Hall and Beverley Sco

6:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CARE home in Willington is appealing for food donations to support a local food bank.

Consultation planned for new homes application

5:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A HOUSING developer is seeking opinions on plans to build 58 new homes in Crook.

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.



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