The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Village slams BT for selling high-speed broadband they can't provide

5:41pm Friday 19th December 2014

A VILLAGE has slammed BT for offering a super speed internet connection they say the company knows it can’t provide.

Football charity helps run Shildon scheme to equip youngsters for work

The Advertiser Series: WORK TRAINING: Youngsters celebrate completing a Shildon based scheme to equip them for work.

4:30pm Friday 19th December 2014

YOUNGSTERS have boosted their job prospects by completing a training scheme which involves Sunderland Football Club.

Hairdressers triumphant in Christmas window competition

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVE SUCCESS: Clive Auld (left), of Bishop Auckland Town Team, and the Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler (third right) with staff from Trimmers.

12:51pm Friday 19th December 2014

A CHRISTMAS window display, which took three weeks to create, has taken top honours in a competition to brighten up Bishop Auckland.

Demolition plans for derelict Bishop Auckland building

The Advertiser Series: VANDALISM HOTSPOT: A planning application has been submitted to demolish the former Durham County Council education offices

3:36pm Thursday 18th December 2014

PLANS have been submitted to demolish a derelict former council school building in Bishop Auckland.

Polar Express train ride makes emergency stop after 'dancing chef' collapses

The Advertiser Series: UNSCHEDULED STOP: A festive train ride came to a halt yesterday when a performer collapsed, requiring urgent medical treatment.

5:03pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A POPULAR festive train ride came to a halt yesterday (Tuesday, December 16) when a performer collapsed, requiring urgent medical treatment.

Army engineer will lose his job after losing his driving license, court told

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

5:16pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A SPECIALIST engineer for the Army will lose his job as a result of losing his driving license, a court heart today (Wednesday 17).

Youngsters get into Christmas spirit with school competition

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVE FUN: 6 year old Luke Mason from Stnley Crook Primary School blings up his scooter for the event. Picture: DAVID WOOD (14522709)

5:11pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

PUPILS combined festive fun with road safety for a special Christmas competition to encourage cycling to school.

New partnership helps Bishop Auckland construction students build successful careers

The Advertiser Series: GOOD TEAM: Jason Howe ( left), construction learning area manager at Bishop Auckland College, with Lovell Repairs and Maintenance project manager Will English, celebrate the announcement that Lovell is the new sponsor of the Plastering and Multi-Skill Wor

4:58pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A NATIONAL repairs and maintenance firm has forged links with Bishop Auckland College to help young construction students build careers.

Pupils use war events for Christmas show

The Advertiser Series: CHRISTMAS PLAY: Children perform their show, which was based on First World War events Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:08pm Thursday 11th December 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have put on a special Christmas show to mark the centenary of the start First World War.

Young rugby players to benefit from wedding milestone

The Advertiser Series: WEDDING MILESTONE:Joy and Mally Clarey  on their wedding day Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:03pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A COUPLE raised £600 to help underprivileged children to play rugby with a party to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

School will mark 400th anniversary with iconic stained glass window

4:26pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A SCHOOL is marking 400 years of education with an iconic stained glass window designed by its students.

Talented students achieve regional skill success

5:50pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

BISHOP Auckland students achieved success when they took on their counterparts in a regional skills competition.

Great-great-grandmother celebrates turning 100

The Advertiser Series: BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Nancy Cooke celebrates her 100th birthday. Picture: DAVID WOOD (14297454)

6:31pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A GREAT, great grandmother who has 30 great-grandchildren is celebrating her 100th birthday today (Tuesday, December 9).

Work gets underway in £50,000 project for new Etherley Cricket Club pavilion

The Advertiser Series: BRIGHTER FUTURE: Etherley Cricket Club has started work on a new pavilion after receiving £50,000 from the National Lottery

5:05pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A £50,000 project to improve dilapidated facilities at a village cricket club is underway.

Durham Police reward youngster with brand new mountain bike

The Advertiser Series: XMAS CARDS: Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks with Kian Fairest and his design.

6:00pm Monday 8th December 2014

A SCHOOL pupil was given an early Christmas present today (Monday, December 8) when he was awarded with a brand new mountain bike for designing Durham Police’s Christmas card.

Crook's annual Christmas card delivery service to get underway

The Advertiser Series: FIRST CLASS SERVICE: Members of St Andrew's Church, Crook, promote their annual Christmas card delivery service.  They are Edna March, Carol Stone, Christine Jackson and Roger Stone  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:55pm Friday 5th December 2014

CROOK residents can look forward to a personal Christmas card delivery service next week as members of the town’s St Andrew’s Church begin their annual tradition to boost church funds.

Safety day aims to highlight increased dangers at Christmas

12:28pm Friday 5th December 2014

ISSUES affecting neighbourhoods and advice on home security will be just some of the topics up for discussion with police at a safety day next weekend.

Parking boost for Bishop Auckland

3:20pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Residents and businesses in Bishop Auckland are being handed a major boost with the creation of hundreds of new car parking spaces.

Plea to drivers near Shildon school

3:12pm Thursday 4th December 2014

MOTORISTS are being urged to follow a voluntary one way system which aims to improve road safety near a school.

Heroin addict pleads guilty to child neglect

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11:45am Thursday 4th December 2014

A WOMAN pleaded guilty to child neglect after taking heroin while caring for a baby.

Temporary suspension for Bishop Auckland off licence

The Advertiser Series: LICENCE SUSPENSION: Test purchases have been carried out at a Bishop Auckland off licence

5:30pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

AN off licence has been temporarily banned from selling alcohol after twice being caught serving underage children.

School hopes to buy kit for community hospital

The Advertiser Series: PUPIL APPEAL: Year ten pupils Harry Catterick and Lauren Wragg at Weardale Community Hospital, which their school will support with fundraising

1:48pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A SCHOOL has launched a £2,000 appeal to support a community hospital’s elderly residents.

Appeal for help to stop residents association from closing

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT NEEDED: The Christmas tree switch-on could be axed if the St Helen Auckland Residents Association closes

6:26pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A COMMUNITY group is facing closure unless new volunteers come forward to get involved with organising events for the village.

High hopes for green-fingered community group

The Advertiser Series: GREEN-FINGERED: Opening of new Men's Cree Project allotments within Dene Valley Community Allotment with (from left) Dean Blackbourn, from Northumbrian Water, Men's Cree members Michael Stobbart, Benny Peacock and Michael Wilkinson and Norman Barnett, fro

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A COMMUNITY group is reaping the benefits of a new allotment.

Bishop Auckland pupils tackle flooding at school

The Advertiser Series: Northumbrian Water (8470648)

5:44pm Monday 1st December 2014

GREEN fingered school children are joining the fight against flooding.

Guy Fawkes helps pupils take healthy walk to school

The Advertiser Series: HEALTHY WALK: Dave Eliot Cooper, of the Histrionics drama company, as Guy Fawkes with Courtney Denham and her classmates.

4:38pm Monday 1st December 2014

GUNPOWDER, treason and plot were the talk of the school gates after pupils were joined on their morning walk by Guy Fawkes.

Young footballers given £700 cheque

The Advertiser Series: CHEQUE PRESENTATION: Cllr Rob Yorke and Cllr Christine Wilson present a cheque for £700 to St Mary's football club for new equipment. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:40pm Sunday 30th November 2014

YOUNG footballers are celebrating after their new teams were given a £700 cheque to buy new equipment.

Weardale recycling centre will stay open

2:16pm Sunday 30th November 2014

A RECYCLING centre will stay open until at least July 2015 after a successful three-month trial.

Willington youngsters help spruce up their community for spring

6:53pm Friday 28th November 2014

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters have been working together to improve their community.

Diamond couple celebrate 60-years of marriage in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: DIAMOND COUPLE: Roy and Joan Douthwaite celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:11pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A DIAMOND couple who met purely by chance at a West Auckland dance are celebrating 60-years of marriage.

Young people's helpline needs cash to continue

The Advertiser Series: TEXT HELPLINE: ASK helpline runs out of funding at the end of this year

5:06pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A CONFIDENTIAL advice and support service that helps young people through tough times faces a funding crisis.

Crook teachers donate hair to cancer support charity

The Advertiser Series: HAIRY MOMENT: Four members of staff at Crook Primary School have hair cut to help make wigs for cancer sufferers.  Teachers Nim Philbrick. Kim Bushby, Emily conlin and teaching assistant Ayu Race who all had their hair cut.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:23pm Monday 24th November 2014

FOUR teachers have donated almost 30 inches of hair to a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Sports coach delighted to set up new children's football team

The Advertiser Series: FOOTBALL PLAYERS: Richard Manuel (back row, centre) with players Leo Manuel, Jordan Raclawski, Harry Smith, Filip Firmanty, Thomas Morrow, Benjamin Moore, Nathan Cummings, Harrison Phelps, Molly Charlton and Callum Colville-Tait and team sponsors John Cam

12:42pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

A SPORTS coach has set up a new children’s football team in just a few weeks.

Memorial service in Ferryhill church to remember loved ones at Christmas

12:33pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

A MEMORIAL Christmas carol service is to be held to allow residents in Ferryhill to remember loved ones during the festive season.

Santa Claus to lead candlelit procession at Ferryhill Christmas fair

12:29pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

SANTA Claus’s sleigh will travel through Ferryhill as part of a Christmas fair.

Residents accuse housing developers of not cleaning up after themselves

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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

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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

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6:14pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

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








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