The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Police in Shildon fight cycle thieves with bike marking session

The Advertiser Series: BIKE MARKING: PCSO Michael Robson marks the bike of eight-year-old John Murphy

3:53pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CYCLISTS have has their bikes marked in an attempt to protect their property from thieves

Old show looks to future

The Advertiser Series: COUNTRY LIFE: Highland cattle being judged at last year's Wolsingham Show

3:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE oldest agricultural show in the country hopes to build on its successful history thanks to improved facilities.

Youngsters inspired to run Junior GNR for children's cancer charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY RUN: Kids from Auckland Martial Arts will run the Junior GNR to raise money for Clic Sargent. Pictured are; Ellie Barker, Kaci Showler, Dannilee Barker, Annissa Holmes, Aaron Showler and Jake Fantarrow. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A YOUNG girl with leukaemia has inspired a martial arts group to run the Junior Great North Run next month.

Action plan produced to tackle anti-social behaviour in park

5:26am Monday 18th August 2014

AN action plan to improve a town park has been drawn up but residents are being warned it could be a long haul before it returns to its former glory.

Motorist found to be nearly three and a half times drink drive limit near Newton Aycliffe

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

12:08pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MOTORIST caught weaving along a road as he looked for a lay-by to sleep in was nearly three and a half times the drink drive limit.

Community centre celebrates 50th anniversary

The Advertiser Series: 50th ANNIVERSARY: Auckland Youth and Community Centre celebrate 50th birthday. Pictured, Ellie and Hollie Woodhams having their nails painted by Lynsey Bowes. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:17pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A COMMUNITY has come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their youth centre.

Energy bosses hit back at concerns over plans for a 61-metre turbine near Crook

The Advertiser Series: TURBINE PLANS: Energy bosses have defended plans for a wind turbine near to Crook

2:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ENERGY bosses have hit back at concerns that plans for a 61-metre turbine near to Crook will impact adversely on residents’ lives.

Woman slashed by partner after refusing to tidy up

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

12:31pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A MAN slashed his long-term partner after a drunken row which began when she refused his request to tidy up.

Wind farm company attends Parish Council meeting

The Advertiser Series: Banks Renewables are seeking planning permission for four wind turbines to be installed near Hamsterley

6:21pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

RESIDENTS met with the company hoping to install a £12.5 million wind farm near their countryside homes last night (Monday, August 11).

New scoreboard for Bishop Auckland cricket club

The Advertiser Series: NEW EQUIPMENT:  John Hudspeth, of Bishop Auckland Cricket Club; Councillor Sam Zair, Henry Nicholson, vice-chairman of Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP and Sheila Metcalfe, also of the AAP with young cricketers in front of the new scoreboard

3:54pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CRICKET club has been bowled over after it received more than £4,000 to help pay a new electronic scoreboard.

Free summer festival will visit Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVAL FUN: Artists perform at Durham Streets Summer Festival in Barnard Castle last year

7:50pm Friday 8th August 2014

A POPULAR summer festival has been extended to include a visit Bishop Auckland this August Bank Holiday.

Residents object to plans for new homes near Bishop Auckland

4:19pm Friday 8th August 2014

PLANS for 61 new homes near Bishop Auckland have been submitted to Durham County Council, prompting objections from some residents.

Meeting planned to discuss vandalism in Bishop Auckland park

1:59pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TALKS are to take place over how to tackle anti-social behaviour in a Bishop Auckland park.

Ofsted inspectors praise Shildon pre-school and teaching staff

The Advertiser Series: OFSTED INSPECTION: A pre-school in Shildon has been praised in an Ofsted inspection

1:07pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TEACHERS are celebrating after they were judged to be good during a recent Ofsted inspection.

Concerns raised over plans for 61-metre high turbine in Crook

The Advertiser Series: TURBINE CONCERNS: Campaigners are angry over plans to build a 61metre high turbine near to Crook. Stock image

5:56pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A SCHEME for a 61-metre wind turbine has been criticised over fears that it will impact visually on the area and cause health problems.

Speeding drivers in Shildon to be targeted by police patrols

The Advertiser Series: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

1:54pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

POLICE are to run extra patrols to target speeding drivers in Shildon who are putting lives at risk.

Bishop Auckland shop worker celebrates 102nd birthday

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Doris Pentland on her 102nd birthday at Barrington Lodge care home in Bishop Auckland. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:41pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A FORMER shop worker who spent years working in Bishop Auckland’s town centre is celebrating her 102nd birthday today (Tuesday August 5).

Victorian school fun for competition winning children

The Advertiser Series: VICTORIAN FUN: Cockton Hill Junior School pupils enjoy Victorian-themed fun with Dave Eliot Cooper, of the Histrionics drama group

1:15pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

YOUNGSTERS turned back time to enjoy a Victorian-themed event as a prize for being the best pupils to walk or cycle to school.

Accidental cinema meeting leads to Shildon couple's diamond wedding

The Advertiser Series: GOLDEN WEDDING: Roy Pybus and his wife Edna on their wedding day

3:53pm Friday 1st August 2014

A DIAMOND couple who met by accident on a trip to the cinema have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Extra patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour on retail park

The Advertiser Series: SHOPLIFTERS BEWARE: PCSO Mike Atkinson will be part of the patrols at the Bishop Auckland Retail Park.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE officers have launched a scheme tackling anti-social behaviour and shoplifting on a popular out-of-town retail park.

Former mayor vows to fight plans for new Shildon takeaway

The Advertiser Series: PLANNING CONCERNS: The Jubilee Fields Training Centre which could house a take-away. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLANS to create a takeaway in a former Shildon working men’s club have been criticised over claims that the town has enough fast food outlets.

Royal Navy cadet from Bishop Auckland celebrates completion of training course

The Advertiser Series: NAVAL CADET: Able Seaman (Warfare Specialist) Jordan Walker receives his certificate of course completion from Commodore David Dutton, Royal Navy, assistant chief of staff (Resources and Planning).

2:26pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A ROYAL Navy cadet is celebrating after he completed his basic training to pass out as a warfare specialist.

Crook pub loses licence over drug and underage drinking concerns

The Advertiser Series: Durham County Council’s licensing committee has voted to revoke the licence of  Lotty's Bar in Crook. Picture: DAVID WOOD

2:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LANDLADY has vowed to appeal a decision to revoke the licence of her family pub following concerns about drug use and underage drinking.

Award success for Bishop Auckland stroke survivor who became an artist

The Advertiser Series: ART AWARD: Ken Tooby with Amy Waite, of the Stroke Association, shows off his artwork

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STROKE survivor who took up painting to help him to recover has been praised for his artwork.

Business challenges offers students insight into world of work

The Advertiser Series: WINNING TEAM: A team of students representing Barnard Castle School's Modern Languages Department, which was crowned overall winners of the school's Industry Day.

4:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

PART of a school was transformed into an office-like environment offering students an insight into the world of work.

Dog owners who fail to control pets targeted by police in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: DOG CONCERNS: Police in Shildon are targeting irresponsible dog owners.

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are targeting dog owners whose pets run free in a Shildon park attacking other animals.

Crook pub could lose licence over drug and underage drinking concerns

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

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN experienced landlady well-known for raising thousands of pounds for charity could lose her pub’s licence after police raised concerns about underage drinking and people taking drugs in the bar.

Stanhope residents invited to learn more about River Wear flood defence work

The Advertiser Series: FLOOD DEFENCES: Work will be carried out to improve flood defences on the River Wear

12:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WEARDALE residents are being invited to talk to experts about a flood defence improvement scheme in Stanhope.

Willington Council opposes 220 homes plan

The Advertiser Series: COUNCIL OBJECTS: Willington mayor Fraser Tinsley has written to Signet Planning to object to the proposed homes

8:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to build more than 200 homes on two fields is being opposed by a town council, which believes they are unneeded.

Former Willington farm worker celebrates her 100th birthday

The Advertiser Series: CENTENARY BIRTHDAY: Anne Saunders who has celebrated her 100th birthday in Willington.

4:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FORMER farm worker who helped to run the management for her family’s business has celebrated her 100th birthday.

School grows old gracefully

The Advertiser Series: SCHOOL'S LANDMARK: A weekend of events at Wolsingham School and Community College to mark its 400th anniversary Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:22pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FOR four centuries a Weardale school has helped to shape the hearts and minds of thousands of young people.

Gala plan for Dales community

The Advertiser Series: Lilly Elliott, left, and Kimberly Marshall, both four

2:41pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A DALES town hopes to resurrect a community event that ended many years ago.

Youngsters enjoy a church backed graffiti themed workshop in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: GRAFFITI ART: Catherine Vickers, 11, with Reverend David Tomlinson and artist Graham Cleland.

6:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS have shown off their creative skills for a graffiti art project designed to bring the church and the community together.

Poppy man of Bishop

The Advertiser Series: VOLUNTARY POST: Michael Wilkinson will organise the Royal British Legion poppy appeal in the Bishop Auckland area

12:55pm Friday 11th July 2014

A TOWN’S new poppy man hopes to raise even more money for a forces charity than in previous years.

Get hooked on fishing

The Advertiser Series: ANGLING EVENT: A free family fishing event will introduce young people to the sport in a safer setting

3:11pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FREE fishing event will give youngsters the chance to try angling and see if they get hooked.

Fun and games get schoolchildren active

The Advertiser Series: BALL GAMES: Pupils from Escomb Primary School taking part in an active kids event at Bishop Barrington School. Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:15pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

MORE than 300 pupils from primary schools from across south Durham took part in an event aimed at getting youngsters active and healthy.

Project for men to explore region by train

1:17pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A PARTNERSHIP has been formed to encourage men over 50-years-old to explore the region by train.

Weardale byway washed out by flooding needs to be repaired, councillor claims

The Advertiser Series: WASHED AWAY: Weardale County Councillor John Shuttleworth is calling for the Lonen to be fixed

2:22pm Monday 7th July 2014

RIDERS and ramblers are risking serious injury by using a flood-damaged but popular path, a councillor has claimed.

Hartside Primary School in Crook opens its new nursery

The Advertiser Series: NEW NURSERY: Hartside Primary School in Crook held a Ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new nursery. Pictured are Janet Bennett Education development partner, Ann Turnbull Chair of Govenors, Eva Mae Seed, Connie Irwin, Trey Mankelow and Spence

1:29pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A SCHOOL has opened its own nursery after a headteacher claimed children were finding it harder to settle if they arrived at an older age.

Family tradition continues as village pub set to reopen

6:04pm Friday 4th July 2014

A VILLAGE pub that has been closed for almost two years will re-open this Wednesday (July 9) - returning to the same family that managed it 60 years ago.

Crook Cricket Club celebrates rise from the ashes

The Advertiser Series: JOB DONE: David Nevins at Crook Cricket Club where they are celebrating a year of fighting back from the brink of closure. Behind him are volunteers who helped in the effort.     Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:49pm Friday 4th July 2014

FROM the brink of closure to a planned expansion in just a year, even the former pro-cricketer behind his club’s survival plan is amazed at the speed of its revival.

Shildon grandmother spared jail after admitting £38,000 benefit fraud

The Advertiser Series: Bradley Valks appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

5:53pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A GRANDMOTHER who over-claimed almost £38,000 in disability benefit for more than 11 years after failing to tell the authorities she had regained her mobility has been spared jail.

Teesside industry focus of new exhibition

The Advertiser Series: ART EXHIBITION: Artist David Watson opens his new exhibition at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. Picture SARAH CALDECOTT

4:15pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A REDISCOVERED artist has captured the steel and shipping industries in a new exhibition.

Superfast broadband coming to Weardale

The Advertiser Series: DIGITAL DURHAM: Openreach engineer Kieran Byrne works on the connections at Durham

3:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MORE than 5,000 homes and businesses in Weardale could be surfing the internet on superfast fibre broadband by the beginning of next year.

Charity loving Jonathan has first hair cut in six years to raise funds

12:28pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A VOLUNTEER has used his first haircut in six years to benefit several charities.

Planning company consults over 220 homes in Willington

4:25pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A PLANNING company is consulting the public over plans for up to 220 houses in the Willington area.

Friendly plea to help people with dementia

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING LAUNCH: Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Councillor Colin Race will hold an At Home with the Mayor event at Bishop Auckland Town Hall

12:27pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

BUSINESSES in Bishop Auckland are being urged to show more support to people with dementia as part of a campaign to make the town more friendly to those with the condition.

Wolsingham nursery children enjoy their new garden

The Advertiser Series: PLAY IT AGAIN: Nursery children from Wolsingham Primary School in part of a new outdoor sand pit play area.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:15pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

CHILDREN at a Weardale nursery are growing their own fruit and vegetables on part of their new playground.

Hole in the Wall banner carried at Durham Miner's Gala for first time in 50 years

The Advertiser Series: BANNER LIFTED: Volunteers given permission to carry Hole In The Wall banner at the Durham Miner's Gala for the first time in decades.  Pictured outside the Civic centre in Crook are (clockwise from bottom left) David Parker, Ray Williams, Roger Ward,

8:13am Tuesday 1st July 2014

ONE of Crook’s most important collieries will be represented at the Durham Miner’s Gala with a banner for the first time in 50 years.

Appeal after bank card stolen at bus stop

5:10pm Monday 30th June 2014

A MAN using a pair of crutches had his bank card stolen while he was waiting for a bus to Spennymoor at Bishop Auckland Bus Station, at about 6.15pm on Wednesday, June 11.



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