The Advertiser Series E-Editions

New fun day proposals aim to see return of community spirit

The Advertiser Series: COMMUNITY: Plans unveiled for family fun day in West Auckland

4:22pm Monday 26th January 2015

PLANS have been unveiled for a new annual community carnival in West Auckland.

£1.5m award for region's community foundations

The Advertiser Series: VALUE: Mark I'Anson

1:43pm Monday 26th January 2015

THE region will benefit from a £1.5m special award from the Northern Rock Foundation as part of its final programme of work in 2015.

New leisure centre in Crook is still going ahead, organisers say

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3:02pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A GROUP allocated half a million pound nearly two years ago to create a new leisure centre in Crook has reassured the public that the development is still going ahead.

Packed programme of events unveiled for arts festival

2:54pm Friday 23rd January 2015

AN increasingly popular arts festival is set to return next month.

Bishop Auckland businessmen aim to raise £15,000 with charity trek up Mount Kilimanjaro

The Advertiser Series: CHALLENGE: Graham Sheldon with Steve Coulthard training in the Lake District

4:48pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

THREE businessmen are set to take on the challenge of a lifetime by trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

Drug addict stole champagne and laptops

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

4:04pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A HEROIN addict stole laptops and champagne to fund his habit, a court has heard.

Councillors praise foodbank volunteers

5:42pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

COUNCILLORS have applauded the hardworking volunteers behind a busy Bishop Auckland foodbank.

Daughters of Willington crash victim Darren Edwards: "We are going to miss our daddy so much."

The Advertiser Series:

3:30pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE young daughters of a man killed in a car accident on Sunday say they can’t believe he is gone.

Asylum seeker drove without licence and insurance

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

7:22pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A KURDISH refugee caught driving without a licence and insurance has been given a conditional discharge.

Community celebrates windfall from new turbine

The Advertiser Series: A wind turbine

5:41pm Monday 19th January 2015

A COMMUNITY is celebrating after a wind turbine years in the planning is finally producing energy.

Village shop owner saves post office

The Advertiser Series: OPEN: Jane Coates, who runs the post office in Stanhope, with her mother Beryl Brown. Picture SARAH CALDECOTT

5:53pm Friday 16th January 2015

A SHOP owner of 20 years has saved a village from losing their post office.

Park fun for families returns

12:58pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A POPULAR family sport programme is back following a winter break.

Youngsters at risk of grooming in Shildon to be aided by church project

The Advertiser Series: YOUTH PROBLEMS: Youngsters are causing problems for residents and businesses on Church Street.

2:22pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

A CHURCH run charity is looking to start a scheme offering support to teenagers who are at risk of grooming.

Permission sought for new homes next to former pub

5:52pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

A PLANNING application has been submitted to build four new homes next to a former pub in Weardale.

Colombian dancer brings Latino fitness to Shildon, Crook and Newton Aycliffe

The Advertiser Series: LATIN RHYTHM: Yoana Ocampo, from Columbia,  is starting new Latino fitnesses class in Newton Aycliffe, Shildon and Crook. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:38pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

A COLOMBIAN dancer is launching a new fitness class inspired by the Latin music and moves of her motherland.

Ejected drinker armed himself with kitchen knife before returning to pub seeking retribution

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

7:02pm Monday 12th January 2015

A TEENAGER took exception to being asked to leave his local pub at closing time, a court was told.

Community joins forces to save only village shop

The Advertiser Series: CLOSING: Residents John Guyon, left, and Peter Nailon who are fighting to keep the village shop open in Westgate Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:34pm Monday 12th January 2015

A COMMUNITY is joining forces in a bid to save its much loved village shop.

Escomb girl's donation to children's wig charity

The Advertiser Series: HAIR DONATION: Kira Willis, 15, donated her ponytail to The Little Princess Trust

11:08am Saturday 10th January 2015

A TEENAGER decided to make her new look really count by having her pony tail chopped off to be made into make a wig for a poorly child.

Council meeting will discuss removing 'unfair' trading fees

8:02pm Friday 9th January 2015

A MEETING will take place next week to discuss removing fees for traders using a lay-by near Crook.

Former bar manager stole £1,075 of booze from his Crook employer

The Advertiser Series: BAR THEFT: A Bishop Auckland man has been sentenced for stealing £1,075 of booze from his employer

5:45pm Thursday 8th January 2015

A BAR manager stole alcohol and furniture from his employer because he was angry his boss was thinking of handing the premises over to a new landlord.

Extension to Saturday opening for GP practices scheme

5:39pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

PEOPLE living in parts of County Durham can access Saturday appointments at their GP practice until the end of March.

New building proposals for Coundon school

The Advertiser Series: FUTURE: St Joseph's RC Primary School, in Coundon Picture: DAVID WOOD

3:44pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

PLANS have been submitted for a new building for a Coundon primary school.

Leadership status increases sporting opportunities for pupils

The Advertiser Series: LEADERSHIP: Alan Brierley, operations manager from Sports Leader UK (front right) presents the plaque to staff members Joanne Somers (front left) and Steve Smith (back) with leadership champions Heidi Coulthard, Steven Taylor, Tom Clarke, Karl Teasdale, J

3:06pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

STUDENTS are being given new officiating and coaching opportunities after their school has been recognised with leadership academy status.

New laptop for popular scout group

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: Councillor Charlie Kay with members of the 1st Leeholme and Coundon Scout group

10:34am Tuesday 6th January 2015

A SCOUT group is celebrating after a receiving funding to pay for a new laptop to record their activities and achievements.

Teesdale youngsters empowered to award £20,000 of funding to local groups

The Advertiser Series: DECISION MAKING: The panel of youngsters decide how the £20,000 should be spent

5:18pm Sunday 4th January 2015

CHILDREN in Teesdale are deciding how to spend £20,000 after a scheme was set up to help young people in the area develop new and innovative projects.

Homes plan for derelict chapel

The Advertiser Series: PLANS SUBMITTED: Wooley Terrace Methodist Chapel Picture: TOM BANKS

4:20pm Friday 2nd January 2015

PLANS have been submitted to transform a derelict chapel into six three-bedroom houses.

War-themed event for Coundon school pupils

The Advertiser Series: MILITARY DAY: Pupils from Victoria Lane Academy learn about life in the Second World War

3:20pm Friday 2nd January 2015

PRIMARY school pupils learning about the Second World War received a special military-themed visit.

Vounteers look to the future to help Bishop Auckland

2:53pm Friday 2nd January 2015

A COMMUNITY group which was set up to give a town centre a boost is celebrating another successful year.

Plans lodged to demolish former Bishop School and council education hub

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

4:05pm Thursday 1st January 2015

PLANS have been lodged to demolish a former school which the applicant claims is no longer fit for purpose.

Charity to provide food parcels to Shildon residents visited by MP

The Advertiser Series: FOOD PARCELS: Helen Goodman MP helps to prepare food parcels in Shildon

3:33pm Thursday 1st January 2015

A CHARITY helping to support struggling people with food parcels has been given a helping hand by an MP.

Slimming World members donate to Bishop Auckland foodbank

2:53pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

A WEIGHT loss leader has thanked her members after they got behind a scheme to donate to the nearby foodbank.

Aspiring photographers produce school calendar

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY SNAPPING: Caroline O’Neill, head of education for Durham County Council and Durham Police chief inspector Steve Ball with pupils from St Andrew's Primary School holding their calendar

2:33pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

CHILDREN and their parents have tested out their photography skills to produce a calendar portraying the positive side of Bishop Auckland.

Police appeal after 15-year-old Spennymoor teen injured after he was shot with an air rifle

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

3:44pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

POLICE are appealing for help after a 15-year-old youth was injured after he was shot in the shoulder by an unknown assailant with an air rifle.

Witton Park man admits being drunk and disorderly in public

The Advertiser Series: Steven John Hutchinson, 34, of Evenwood Gate, County Durham, was sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court

3:41pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

A MAN who called the police and falsely accused his step-brother of drink-driving while drunk himself appeared before magistrates today (Tuesday, December 30).

Health award given to Ferryhill husband and wife who aim to improve disabled people's fitness

The Advertiser Series: DISABILITY ACTIVITIES: Members of the Ferryhill-based Endeavor Woodcraft group pictured with some of their crafts. PIC: Doug Moody Photography

3:35pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

AN inspirational husband and wife have been named health champions for their efforts after they joined a project to help disabled people lead fitter lives.

Volunteers banish festive bulge at railway clean-up day

The Advertiser Series: STATION TIDY: Volunteers work off their Christmas pudding by  tidying Frosterley Railway Station

2:07pm Monday 29th December 2014

VOLUNTEERS helped banish the Christmas bulge by giving a historic railway station a festive spruce up.

Entries to the 2015 Roof of England Sportive now open

The Advertiser Series: NEW RACE: Organisers are promising a gruelling 90-mile route called 'The Winking Sheep'

1:41pm Friday 26th December 2014

Entries for a dales cycling sportive that replaced the cancelled Etape Pennine race are now open.

New public footpath opens after two-year battle

5:57pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A NEW public right of way has been opened after locals were suddenly banned from passing through the area in June 2012.

Community celebrates opening of new doctor's surgery in Bishop Auckland

The Advertiser Series: PRACTICE OPENING: Seven-year-old Joshua Greenwell, of Barnard Castle, plays his harp at the opening of  the new medical practice in Bishop Auckland medical practice. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

3:15pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

FESTIVE treats, Christmas carols and poetry made the opening of a new £2.2m medical practise a memorable affair.

Football inspired programme helps locals find work

5:28pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A FOOTBALL inspired employability programme is helping jobseekers in the area find work.

Villagers slam BT for selling high-speed broadband they can't provide

The Advertiser Series: SCHEME EXTENSION: The Government is set to announce funding to increase broadband coverage in rural areas, such as the Yorkshire Dales.

5:41pm Friday 19th December 2014

VILLAGERS have 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.








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