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Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence

County Durham residents are being urged to stand together against domestic violence ahead of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Durham County Council, Durham University and Durham Students’ Union are supporting the international day of action, also known as White Ribbon Day, on Thursday (25 November) and are asking people […]
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Durham Cathedral Marks 20 Years As A Harry Potter Filming Location

Tuesday 16 November marks 20 years since the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, was released in cinemas, and as a Harry Potter filming location, Durham Cathedral is inviting visitors to celebrate this milestone anniversary. Between 16 -21 November, fans are invited to don their wizarding robes and house colours to […]
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New Carved Sculptures Making Up New Trail At Hardwick Park Prove To Be Popular

New carved sculptures are proving popular at a County Durham beauty spot. The sculptures make up a new trail at Hardwick Park, which is maintained by Durham County Council. There are six wetland-inspired oak pieces, designed and carved by north east artists Lee and Jill Brewster. The artworks, depicting a dragonfly, frog and other wetland […]
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Planning Officials Green-Light New Blyth Business Units

Plans for a £2 million development of new business units on a popular Northumberland industrial estate have been unanimously approved by planning officials. The news will see developers SIJP Partnership move ahead later this year with the construction of a mix of 18 high quality steel framed light industrial, manufacturing, and storage and distribution units […]
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Plans To Improve Connection Between Rural Communities & Restore Heritage Sites Receive Green Light Given

Plans to better connect rural communities and restore and develop heritage sites and railways in County Durham have been given the green light in today’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Durham County Council has been successful in bidding for £20 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. The money will be used by the council to reopen […]
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Laurel Avenue Community Primary Goes Green Marking The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

A County Durham primary school has been selected to take part in a tree-planting initiative to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022. One primary school in every city across the UK has been chosen as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) project, with Laurel Avenue Community Primary School being selected for Durham City. Alongside […]
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Ferryhill Residents Encouraged To Give Suggestions On Improvement Project

Residents of Dean Bank in Ferryhill are being asked to share their views on how the area could be improved. Starting this week, the Durham County Council-led Community Action Team is addressing environmental and housing concerns in the neighbourhood. Residents are invited to have their say on which issues the team should tackle, from anti-social […]
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  • New Plans Submitted For Northumberland Holiday Lodges
    by Joseph Christiansson on 28th November 2021 at 8:00 am

    Plans for a new holiday and leisure complex in Northumberland that could provide significant benefits for local people have been submitted for approval. The move could see 30 dormer style two-bedroomed holiday lodges with associated decking and car parking spaces along with a gym, swimming pool and restaurant constructed by developers Cheviot View Leisure Ltd. The post New Plans Submitted For Northumberland Holiday Lodges appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

  • Plans For Restoration Of Former Durham Miners’ Hall Get Green Light
    by Sara Janiszewska on 27th November 2021 at 8:00 am

    Plans for the multi-million-pound refurbishment and extension of Durham Miners Hall have been approved. Durham County Council has backed the proposals to secure the future of the hall. Known as Redhills, the hall opened in 1915 as the purpose-built headquarters of the Durham Miners Association (DMA). The Grade II-listed hall in the Durham City Conservation The post Plans For Restoration Of Former Durham Miners’ Hall Get Green Light appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good […]

  • Celebrating Work of Famous Children’s Author
    by Sara Janiszewska on 26th November 2021 at 8:00 am

    An exhibition showcasing the work of celebrated children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr – who created the classic tale The Tiger Who Came to Tea – is going on display at Durham’s Gala Gallery. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the much-loved classic, the exhibition will feature high quality facsimiles of Judith’s original illustrations and The post Celebrating Work of Famous Children’s Author appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

  • A muggles’ guide to North East Harry Potter locations
    by Sara Janiszewska on 24th November 2021 at 11:00 am

    It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone first hit our screens. To mark twenty magical years since November 2001, when the first film adaptation of J.K Rowling’s boy wizard was released in UK cinemas, we’ve created a muggles’ guide to Harry Potter filming locations you can visit The post A muggles’ guide to North East Harry Potter locations appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

  • Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence
    by Sara Janiszewska on 24th November 2021 at 8:00 am

    County Durham residents are being urged to stand together against domestic violence ahead of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Durham County Council, Durham University and Durham Students’ Union are supporting the international day of action, also known as White Ribbon Day, on Thursday (25 November) and are asking people The post Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence appeared first on Durham Magazine - Durham Deserves Good News.

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