The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Free IT support sessions in Bishop Auckland

1:36pm Monday 4th May 2015

A COMMUNITY centre in Bishop Auckland is encouraging local jobseekers and young people to take advantage of free IT support sessions this month.

Disabled horse riders given £4,000 boost by Bishop Auckland bank

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Lynn Brennen, manager of Santander, in Bishop Auckland, with Melanie Thompson and Lesley Shaw plus Kath Scales, chairwoman of Wear Valley Riding for the Disabled

4:37pm Friday 1st May 2015

DISABLED horse riders are celebrating after they scooped £4,000 of funding to carry out work on an indoor arena.

Super gran opens shop

The Advertiser Series: SHOP: Knitter and great grandmother Anne Wallace opens the doors to her new business selling her handmade products in Bishop Auckland Picture: ANDY LAMB

4:32pm Friday 1st May 2015

A COMPETITION winning knitter has turned her love for knitting and crocheting into a family business.

Walk to beat cancer

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISER: Tori Sowden will do a walk challenge in aid of a cancer charity

4:03pm Friday 1st May 2015

TWO women and a dog will tackle a marathon walk in aid of a cancer charity close to their hearts.

Community clean up

4:00pm Friday 1st May 2015

COMMUNITY spirited residents took part in two litter picks to clean up part of their town.

Police appeal after Evenwood children's play area damaged


PICTURED....General view of Durham Constabulary Headquarters at Aykley Heads in Durham.
01-10-13 (21615950)

5:01pm Thursday 30th April 2015

POLICE are appealing for help after vandals damaged a children’s play area and threw items such as plant pots.

Councils criticised after residents fail to receive polling cards

The Advertiser Series: VOTE: Residents have complained to Durham County Council after entire streets failed to receive polling cards

6:51pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

RESIDENTS have complained to Durham County Council after entire streets failed to receive polling cards.

Residents demand action to clear rubbish left piled in house yards near Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: RUBBISH: Garbage has been left piled in the yards of houses near to Bishop Auckland

4:53pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

RESIDENTS are demanding action to clear bags of rubbish, fridge freezers and televisions dumped in the yards of houses.

Bishop Auckland College help Birtish Heart Foundation

The Advertiser Series: DONATIONS: Students handed in their donations to the Bishop Auckland branch Pictured are Rachelle Cooley, Katy Graham and Danielle Johnson

1:30pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

STAFF and students from Bishop Auckland College have put their heart and sole into a campaign to raise awareness of lifesaving CPR.

Fundraising cyclists in Bishop Auckland take part in 5,500mile charity ride

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISERS: Charity cyclists are taking part in a national challenge to raise £100,000

6:04pm Monday 27th April 2015

CHARITY fundraisers took part in a 5,500 mile cycling challenge to raise money to help repair homes and facilities for those in need.

Victim of break-in first to take opportunity to meet burglar in national pilot scheme

The Advertiser Series: JAILED: Burglar Lee Robertson made mistake of returning to scene of crime to take more goods when confronted.

4:54pm Monday 27th April 2015

A BURGLARY-VICTIM recognised the man breaking into his house as he gave chase after confronting him in the act, a court heard.

Cakes galore as Help for Heroes fundraiser held in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: CAKE: Heidi Alexa Cronin held a charity bake sale for Help for Heroes at Jubilee Fields Community Centre, Shildon on Saturday Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

1:57pm Sunday 26th April 2015

IT was cakes galore at Shildon yesterday (Saturday, April 25), as hundreds turned out to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Bishop of Durham set to lead a Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance ceremony in Crook

The Advertiser Series: CEREMONY: Bishop Paul Butler will lead the remembrance ceremony to mark Workers’ Memorial Day

1:01pm Sunday 26th April 2015

THE Bishop of Durham is set to lead a Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance ceremony in Crook on Tuesday (April 28).

Canadian theatre set for Barningham performance

The Advertiser Series: PERFORMANCE: Miss Caledonia will be performed at Barningham Village Hall next month

4:08pm Friday 24th April 2015

A CANADIAN theatre performance is set to come to Teesdale next month.

'Saviour' of Bishop Auckland meets with small businesses

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS: Jonathan Ruffer visits businesses on the up in the South Durham Enterprise Park in Bishop Auckland. Pictured talking with Bob Oliver (right) of South Durham Drafting. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:03pm Friday 24th April 2015

THE ‘saviour’ of Bishop Auckland has met with businesses to promote the economic importance of small, specialist companies.

Banners erected to entice shoppers to Bishop Auckland town centre

The Advertiser Series: BANNERS: Colourful banners to entice visitors to Bishop Auckland have been erected

2:34pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

SHOPPERS and visitors to Bishop Auckland are being enticed into the town centre with a series of colourful banners.

Tindale says goodbye to popular sub-postmistress

The Advertiser Series: RETIRING: Andrea Patchett (centre) with her mother, Audrey Dinning, and post office assistant, Charlotte Smethurst with her new baby Amelia outside Tindale Crescent Post Office Picture: STUART BOULTON

3:24pm Monday 20th April 2015

A POST Office which has been at the heart of its community for years is relocating after as its popular sub-postmistress retires.

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.


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