The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Public's views wanted on car park plan for Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: ATTRACTION: Auckland Castle is expected to attract thousands more visitors in coming years

5:42pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A CAR park could see a change in management and be extended to accommodate thousands of extra visitors expected to flock to Bishop Auckland in coming years.

Former Shildon MP visits project to improve health of town's residents

The Advertiser Series: HEALTH: Lord Foster with County Councillor's Rob Yorke and Brian Stephens plus members of the Health Express team

3:11pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A FORMER Labour MP has viewed a scheme set up to help improve the health and fitness levels of residents in Shildon.

Beer and Music Festival set to raise funds for Butterknowle Village Hall

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVAL: Butterknowle Village Hall will host the beer and music festival next month

11:50am Monday 25th May 2015

A BEER and music festival will be held at Butterknowle Village Hall next month in an attempt to raise funds to keep it open.

Bishop Auckland grants organisation visits projects to mark 20th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: ANNIVERSARY: CDCF supporters Lewis Stokes and Lesley Fairclough talk to youngsters at the centre

10:15am Monday 25th May 2015

COUNTY Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) has visited a Bishop Auckland youth project as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.

Bishop Auckland care home gets musical

The Advertiser Series: AWARENESS: Sandringham Care Home staff Lauren Beasley (Minnie Mouse), Heather Evans (Oliver), Siobhan Viggars (Wicked Witch of the West) and Emma Mundy (Mamma Mia) Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:02am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A CARE home has been alive with the sound of music this week.

Youngest Shildon mayor follows in the footsteps of campaigning great granddad

The Advertiser Series: MAYOR: Matthew Burdess has been elected as Shildon’s youngest ever Mayor Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:43pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A MARKET town’s youngest ever mayor is following in his great grandfather’s footsteps as he looks to bring political change to Shildon.

Youngest Shildon mayor follows in the footsteps of campaigning great granddad

The Advertiser Series: MAYOR: Matthew Burdess has been elected as Shildon’s youngest ever Mayor Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:17pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A MARKET town’s youngest ever mayor is following in his great grandfather’s footsteps as he looks to bring political change to Shildon.

Young woman sexually assaulted between Evenwood and West Auckland

The Advertiser Series: APPEAL: Police are appealing for information following an attack on a woman

4:46pm Friday 22nd May 2015

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a woman in her early 20s was sexually assaulted as she walked along a country road.

The Romans are coming

The Advertiser Series: RIDER: Cavalryman Barbaratus and his trusty steed Blue

1:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

HISTORY will repeat itself this Bank Holiday weekend when the Romans return to their old stomping ground.

Wartime memories evoked at Shildon care home to help mark national Dementia Week

The Advertiser Series: PARTY: Resident Ena Johnson dons 1940's style clothing with staff from Redworth House care home for a vintage street party Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:24pm Thursday 21st May 2015

WAR time memories were rekindled as a care home turned back the years with a VE-Day party.

Forest's mountain bike trail grows

The Advertiser Series: THRILLS: Mountain cyclists enjoy the new OddSox trail at Hamsterley Forest, which opened at the weekend

3:38pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A NEW section of a track designed to challenge and thrill cyclists has been unveiled.

Bishop Auckland school trip to Spain kicks off

The Advertiser Series: SQUAD: The Bishop Barrington School footballers who are on tour in Spain

1:36pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A SCHOOL football team has made its first trip overseas to line up against European opposition this week.

Get in shape in Bishop Auckland and Shildon this summer

The Advertiser Series: DECISION: Durham County Council’s south and west area planning committee will determine an application for 79 homes in Newton Aycliffe next Thursday

2:44pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A SERIES of new outdoor sports sessions aim to get Bishop Auckland and Shildon residents in shape this summer.

Consultation process begins for new neighbourhood plan

The Advertiser Series: PLANS: A community group is working with a town council to create a neighbourhood plan that will give locals a voice.

1:49pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A COMMUNITY group is working with a town council to create a neighbourhood plan that will give locals a voice.

Five medals for young martial artist at national competition

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS: Francesca Cruddas (front) with Ruby Cruddas, Daniel Graham, Max Cruddas, Victoria Hay, Sara Graham, Tony Graham and Jessie Hay (l-r) Katie Rapp could not be in the photograph.

12:14pm Sunday 17th May 2015

A YOUNG martial artist scooped five medals at a national competition.

Schools serve up ace event for youngsters

The Advertiser Series: TENNIS: Bishop Barrington School hosted a primary school tennis tournament Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:29pm Friday 15th May 2015

CHILDREN from schools in the Bishop Auckland area put their sporting prowess to the test this week.

Top class report card for Bishop Auckland nursery

4:07pm Friday 15th May 2015

CHILDREN'S laughter rang out when the government's education watchdog inspected their nursery.

Willington homes plan approved

The Advertiser Series: ACTION: Durham County Council

3:25pm Friday 15th May 2015

A DEVELOPER has secured planning permission to build houses on a former health centre site.

Young road safety experts in Bishop Auckland help prevent road deaths round the world

The Advertiser Series: SAFETY: Junior road safety officers and fellow pupils with road safety resource packs

4:28pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

PUPILS are helping to highlight the dangers faced by children on roads all over the world as part of a United Nations safety scheme.

Bishop Auckland children investigate heroes of First World War

The Advertiser Series: COMMEMORATE: Amy Connell (front left) and John-Michael Parker (front right) with fellow pupils at King James Academy in Bishop Auckland, who are involved in First World War project

6:45pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN are embarking on a historic journey to discover more about former pupils and teachers killed in the First World War.

Fire crews show off rescue skills to crowds at Bishop Auckland open day

The Advertiser Series: VISITORS: An open day at Bishop Auckland fire station attracted visitors Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:54pm Monday 11th May 2015

FIRE crews raced to free the dummy victims of a crashed car as they entertained crowds at a fire station’s open day.

Community stalwart resigns from Shildon Town Council after 12-years of service

The Advertiser Series: RESIGNATION: Councillor Gareth Howe has resigned from Shildon Town Council after 12 years Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:17pm Sunday 10th May 2015

A LONG-STANDING community champion who has served the people of Shildon for the last 12 years has resigned from the town council.

Councillor helps to mark re-launch of Bishop Auckland market

The Advertiser Series: RE-LAUNCH: Market stalls in the market place of Bishop Auckland Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:04pm Sunday 10th May 2015

A COUNCILLOR who gave more than £22,000 to help relaunch Bishop Auckland market said it was a key issue when speaking with residents.

Pupils take on teachers in Bishop Auckland charity football match for Nepal earthquake victims

The Advertiser Series: FOOTBALL: Teachers and staff from Bishop Auckland College are to line-up for a charity match.The pic shows last year's two teams

12:08pm Sunday 10th May 2015

STUDENTS are to take on their teachers in an annual charity football match that aims to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake appeal.

Community kitchen serves food and opportunity

The Advertiser Series: LAUNCH: Tesco Bishop Auckland community champion John Bailey (Centre) presents a gift voucher to volunteers Katrina Buckham and Matthew Todd

5:17pm Friday 8th May 2015

A COMMUNITY kitchen has been created to serve wholesome food and equip volunteers with new skills that could help them land a job.

Weardale teen triumphs at first international taekwondo contest

The Advertiser Series: WINNERS: Sara Graham,15, and her brother Daniel Graham, 12, were medal winners at the Peniche Open in Portugal

2:20pm Friday 8th May 2015

A WEARDALE teenager has won gold in her first International taekwondo competition.

Boost learning

1:07pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A COURSE to help parents, grandparents and carers get children off to a flying start before school will start in Bishop Auckland next week.

Planners urged to approve scheme for homes on site of former Willington medical centre

The Advertiser Series: ACTION: Durham County Council

8:27pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

COUNCILLORS are being urged to back plans to build homes on the site of a former health centre as long as £12,000 is provided to benefit the local community.

Modernisation plan could see Shildon Post Office close for upgrade

2:16pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A POST office may have to close for a week to allow modernisation work to be carried out as part of a national scheme to improve the Royal Mail.

Pensioner who failed to notify authorities he was back in work given suspended prison sentence

The Advertiser Series: Durham Crown Court told Crown is to review charges faced by women

7:24pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A PENSIONER failed to give notification when he returned to work after being offered a job, a court heard.

Granddaughter opens shop in Wolsingham to honour late Grandmother

The Advertiser Series: CELEBRATION: Joan and Gordon Rutherford celebrated 60 years of business at Buckingham Palace

7:01pm Monday 4th May 2015

THE grand-daughter of a much-loved trader who led a Dales business dynasty has been inspired by her grandmother to open her own grocery shop.

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.


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