The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Pupils run daily risk of death at Shildon school due to selfish drivers ignoring the law

The Advertiser Series: Pupils risk death from selfish drivers at a Shildon school

5:26pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CHILDREN are risking death as they are forced to dodge motorists who ignore parking restrictions to drop youngsters off as close as possible to school.

Ceremony held to knight children

The Advertiser Series: SPECTACULAR BACKDROP: Auckland Castle

4:35pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PUPILS were “knighted” in a special ceremony at a Bishop Auckland castle.

£800 funding for indoor cricket league

The Advertiser Series: Spec-tacular anniversary

3:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CRICKET league has received an £800 boost thanks to a national company keen to support projects close to home.

Hospice patients handle chick and ducklings in Bishop Auckland Easter treat

The Advertiser Series: Debbie Green handles a duckling at the Butterwick Hospice.

5:29pm Monday 21st April 2014

PATIENTS at a Bishop Auckland hospice enjoyed an Easter treat as a chick and two ducklings were taken to the centre.

Charity which help vulnerable find homes stages Shildon talent-style show

The Advertiser Series: Charity holds talent show in Shildon

4:06pm Monday 21st April 2014

A CHARITY which helps vulnerable people at risk of homelessness has held a Britain’s Got Talent-style contest.

History group to hear story of famous County Durham son's exploits in America

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

1:21pm Monday 21st April 2014

HISTORY TALK: Crook Local History Society is to hear a talk by George Dixon on his ancestor Jeremiah Dixon of the Mason-Dixon Line fame. The talk is tomorrow (Tuesday, April 22) at 7.30pm. Entry is free to society members and £3 to visitors.

Easter Monday car boot sale at St John's Chapel

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

11:42am Friday 18th April 2014

A car boot sale will be held on Easter Monday at St John's Chapel Recreation Ground.

Anti-crime meetings in Shildon believed to be under threat are to continue

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

3:27pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PROPOSALS to cut anti-crime meetings from monthly to bi-monthly in Shildon have been placed on hold after residents raised concerns at the plans.

Army unit given freedom of Spennymoor celebrates for possibly last time with town's council

The Advertiser Series: Councillor Jeff Daley, mayor of Spennymoor, is greeted by major Andy Sutherland watched by rifleman Steve Elliott, bugle major Garry Suggett, lieutenant Rishi Ahluwalia and mayor’s consort Maureen Hirst.

5:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TERRITORIAL Army unit that has the freedom of Spennymoor has strengthened its links with the town for possibly the last time.

Bishop Auckland youngsters discuss police issues

The Advertiser Series: TOWN ISSUES: PCSO Abby Freeman with kids at a youth Pact meeting with posters

4:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN have been tackling issues affecting their town at a junior community police meeting.

Charity concert rearranged after being cancelled

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

3:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CONCERT in aid of a lung charity has been rearranged after a power cut forced the event to be cancelled.

Community events in Crook

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

3:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE North-East Theatre Organ Association, in High Street, Howden-le-Wear, is holding a concert and cream tea on Sunday, April 27, at 2.30pm.

New national retailer for Bishop Auckland shopping park

The Advertiser Series: COMPETITION: Win £100 to spend at Kidderminster TK Maxx

2:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NATIONAL retailer looks set to open on an out-of-town shopping park.

Crime reduction measures for Bishop Auckland allotments

The Advertiser Series: ALLOTMENT WATCH: Doug Hatton stands in a potting shed at South Church allotments

3:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEW security measures have been put in place on allotment sites across Bishop Auckland to help combat crime.

£50,000 boost for sports facilities in Etherley

The Advertiser Series: BID SUCCESS: Funding to improve sport facilities at Miners' Welfare Ground

2:32pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

VILLAGE sports officials are celebrating after securing £50,000 to improve dilapidated facilities.

Police in Shildon warn residents after a spate of sneak burglaries in the town

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

1:48pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SNEAK BURGLARIES: Police are warning residents in Shildon to keep their property secure after four sneak burglaries in the town recently. There was one break-in on Ruby Street and another on St John’s Road plus two more on Coronation Avenue. Anyone who can help with enquiries, or who sees anyone acting suspiciously, should contact Shildon police on 101.

Bishop Auckland area news in briefs

The Advertiser Series: Marie Curie Cancer Care group seeks volunteers in Spennymoor

4:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

A TABLE top sale will be held at Hamsterley Village Hall on Saturday (April 19) to raise funds for the hoppings event.

Comedy night at Bishop Auckland Town Hall

The Advertiser Series: CABINET STOLEN: Bishop Auckland Town Hall

5:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

COMEDIAN Rob Rouse will be appearing at the Hilarity Bites Comedy Club at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7.30pm.

Mothers' Union branch celebrates 100 years of friendship and fundraising

The Advertiser Series: Members of Crook Mothers' Union celebrate the branch's 100th anniversary with the Reverend Vince Fenton (L) and the Venerable Nick Barker, Archdeacon of Auckland (R)

3:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A CENTURY of friendship, sisterly support and tireless fundraising was celebrated in Crook yesterday (Saturday, April 12).

Netball tournament to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

The Advertiser Series: Members of the Alison Wadge-Corr Boot Camp in Bishop Auckland have organised a charity netball tournament

10:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

BOOT CAMP members will channel their energy into a good cause when they take part in a charity netball tournament next month.

£50,000 scheme to improve sports pavilion gathers pace

The Advertiser Series: A £50,000 scheme to improve the pavilion and changing facilities at the Randolph Social Welfare Ground in Evenwood is progressing well

3:20pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE first phase of a £50,000 scheme to boost sports facilities in a Teesdale village has been completed.

Teenager from Spennymoor aims to boost military charity in bid to win Miss Durham

The Advertiser Series: Teenager Rebecca Armstrong who is looking to win Miss Durham

2:19pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TEENAGER is raising funds for a military charity as she bids to win the Miss Durham title.

Model railway club back on track as pub landlord provides a new base after Northern Echo appeal

The Advertiser Series: Bryan Donald (left) and Dave Walker, of Shildon Model Railway Club, are celebrating finding a new home for the group.

3:41pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MODEL railway club which was made homeless has secured a new base thanks to an appeal for help in The Northern Echo.

Disabled horse riding charity to host Easter fun day

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

4:23pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN EASTER fun day will be held at Wear Valley Riding for the Disabled Association in Escomb, near Bishop Auckland, to raise money for the charity. The event, which will feature a raffle, Easter egg competition and much more, takes place from 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday, April 20. Entry is free.

Man arrested after cannabis plants found in Shildon house

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

2:39pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CANNABIS ARREST: A 25-year-old man is on bail after police in Shildon found cannabis plants in a house on Foundry Street. A second man was also arrested but he was later released without any action being taken. Shildon police is urging residents to be vigilant as it seeks to crack down on cannabis growing in the town.

Police appeal after thieves steal car registration plates in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

12:49pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

WITNESS APPEAL: Police are appealing for help after thieves stole three registration plates from cars in Shildon. The thefts took place overnight between Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, on St John’s Road and Hackworth Close. Anyone with details on the thefts should contact Shildon police on 101.

Police tackle Shildon bike thieves by marking more than 200 bikes with identifying codes

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

11:38am Sunday 6th April 2014

A SCHEME to tackle thieves has seen police officers mark more than 200 children’s bikes with details to identify the owners.

Project to trace family tree seeks lost relatives in the Shildon area

The Advertiser Series: Queenie Reay and Ernest Winsall

1:11pm Friday 4th April 2014

A WOMAN is appealing for help to trace her long lost relatives who hail from the Shildon area.

Nursery staff step out to help family

The Advertiser Series: STEPPING OUT: Jill Lowe, Sarah Graham, Lynn Snowdon, Rebecca Gate, Rose Warren and Joanne Hardy

2:25pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NURSERY staff put their best feet forward for a fundraising walk to help the mother of one of their pupils travel to London for an operation.

Rubble dumped by Shildon nature reserve to be used to locate former coal wagons

The Advertiser Series: Rubble left at a nature reserve is to be used to locate coal wagons in Shildon

1:26pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

RUBBLE dumped at a nature reserve is to be cleared by a town council who plans to use it to help locate two former coal wagons within Shildon.

Theatre group overwhelmed with donations for Jamaica trip

The Advertiser Series: Back row (L to R) Ashley Booth, 18, Carl Robinson, 15, and Liam Gill, 18. Front row ( L to R) Asha Shakir, 14, and Connor Jardine, 14

5:39pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A YOUTH theatre group has been inundated with donations of school and sport equipment ahead of an upcoming trip to Jamaica.

Police warn Ferryhill motorists after a spate of vehicle damage

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

1:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

VEHICLES DAMAGED: Motorists are being warned after several vehicles were damaged in Ferryhill. Wing mirrors, lights and windows have been smashed on parked cars. Ferryhill police is urging residents to report anyone acting suspiciously. A man has been arrested and charged with criminal damage and he will appear in court at a date to be set. A second man is on police bail until Saturday (April 5) while police enquiries continue. Anyone with details on the damage should contact Ferryhill neighbourhood policing team on 101 extension 661-4721 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

Drunk man assaults housing officer and policeman, a court heard

The Advertiser Series: The trial of Matthew Dale will be held at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court next February

4:28pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A TEENAGER who assaulted the manager of a supported housing complex and the police officer that came to arrest him appeared before magistrates today (Tuesday, April 1).

Resident criticises work to clear overgrown buses on historic railway site near to Shildon

The Advertiser Series: Fred Wright who has criticised work to clear the Brusselton Incline

6:44pm Monday 31st March 2014

A RESIDENT has criticised work to clear part of the former Stockton to Darlington Railway line to create a tourist spot.

Police and gardeners join forces in Shildon to tackle allotment crime

The Advertiser Series: Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. GV

2:29pm Monday 31st March 2014

A SCHEME designed to crackdown on shed crime has been launched following a spate of burglaries on allotments in Shildon.

Concert in aid of lung charity

The Advertiser Series: Respiratory nurse presents Harry Brown with his award in front of Breathe Easy Durham Dales members

1:46pm Monday 31st March 2014

TWO choirs are to join forces for a concert in aid of a lung charity.

Series of events planned for Crook and surrounding area

3:26pm Monday 31st March 2014

HOWDEN-le-Wear Bridge Street Methodist Chapel is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, April 2, at 7.30pm to ask residents about their ideas for the future of the chapel.

Shildon man admits growing 31 cannabis plants in his home

The Advertiser Series: The trial of Matthew Dale will be held at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court next February

3:30pm Friday 28th March 2014

A SHILDON man who was caught growing 31 cannabis plants appeared before magistrates today (Friday, March 28).

'Medium' to hold evening of clairvoyance in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

2:05pm Friday 28th March 2014

CLAIRVOYANCE EVENING: Medium Richard Cuthbert is to be at Shildon Spiritualist Church, on Middleton Road, on Wednesday (April 2) at 7pm. Entry is £1.50.

Flash mob to highlight Shakespeare

6:49pm Thursday 27th March 2014

PUPILS from a primary and secondary school in Bishop Auckland joined forces to create a Shakespeare-themed flash mob.

Praise for Bishop Auckland nursery

The Advertiser Series: HIGH PRAISE: Children celebrate results of Ofsted report

12:02pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A BISHOP Auckland nursery creates an environment in which youngsters feel at home according to an Ofsted report.

Views sought on future of chapel

The Advertiser Series: Patron of Ilkley Film Festival, Dame Judi Dench, who stars in Philomena

11:44am Thursday 27th March 2014

HOWDEN-le-Wear Bridge Street Methodist Chapel is inviting people to air their views on its future on Wednesday, April 2, at 7.30pm.

Runners needed to take part in Butterwick Hospice Care Rainbow Race in Hamsterley Forest

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

6:08pm Thursday 27th March 2014

CHARITY RUN: Runners are needed to take part in the five kilometre Butterwick Rainbow Race in aid of Butterwick Hospice Care. Entrants on the Hamsterley Forest run will be showered each kilometere in different coloured paint. The race is on Sunday, June 1, and to register, or for more details, contact Steve Robson on 01642-628930 or visit butterwick.org.uk/rainbowrace

Police appeal for help after car window is smashed in Shildon

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

11:56am Thursday 27th March 2014

POLICE APPEAL: Police are appealing for help after the window of a Citroen car was smashed in Shildon. The damage took place in an alley off Byerley Road, near to the Friend’s Meeting House, between 7pm and 8.15pm on Monday, March 24. Anyone who can help to trace the culprits should contact Shildon police on 101.

Man did not respond during extreme sado-masochistic sex, jury told

The Advertiser Series: Kirk Thompson

6:17pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A FORMER vet accused of killing a man during an extreme sado-masochistic sex session has told a jury the man did not respond as he carried out a variety of acts on him.

Cyclist turns to poetry to thank the strangers who came to his aid after accident

The Advertiser Series: Cyclist Alan Thompson has written a poem to thank the strangers who helped him after an accident last summer

3:27pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A CYCLIST has used the medium of poetry to express gratitude to the unknown good Samaritans who helped him in the aftermath of an accident.

Space talk for Bishop Auckland pupils

The Advertiser Series: Dr Saralyn Mark, a former NASA scientist talking to pupils at Bishop Barrington School

5:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

PUPILS have been learning about space with the help of a NASA medical advisor.

Applications sought for Bishop Auckland youth awards

The Advertiser Series: Bishop Auckland Town Hall

2:51pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

APPLICATION forms are now available for an annual youth awards.

Thieves target van outside hotel

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3:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A LARGE amount of property was stolen from a transit van parked in the Premier Inn car park, Tindale, near Bishop Auckland, between 7pm and 9pm, on Monday, March 24.

Psychic medium to host Spennymoor session for families who have lost children

The Advertiser Series: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

12:32pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

PSYCHIC EVENING: Psychic medium Debra Chalmers is holding a free show for families who have lost a child. She is at The Spennymoor Settlement on Sunday (March 30) between 3pm and 6pm. Entry is free and the show is limited to parents who have lost a child. Space is limited so advanced booking via Beverley McIver on 07970790464 is needed.



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