Bishop Auckland

Council Cabinet Approves New Leisure Centre Sites

Durham County Council’s Cabinet has approved the preferred sites in Seaham, Chester-le-Street and Bishop Auckland, which will support the county’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, regenerate local communities and improve the physical and mental health of residents. The new build centres are part of the council’s multi-million-pound leisure transformation programme, which aims to develop […]
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Exciting Line-Up At This Month’s North East Festival Of Languages

Free keep-fit, language tasters and the story of how a former Bishop Auckland pupil has used her language skills to advise US Presidents are all part of an exciting line-up at a regional language festival this month. Schools, families and communities can enjoy a host of fun events, activities and inspirational stories from the likes […]
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County Durham Schools Recognised For Their Global Efforts

Four County Durham schools are being recognised for their efforts in bringing the world into the classroom. Crook Primary School, St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School in Crook and Woodhouse Community Primary School and St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form in Bishop Auckland are all receiving a prestigious International School Award today. They’re being […]
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Helping To Strengthen Bishop Auckland’s Economy

A County Durham market town has secured a welcome government grant to help support its local economy during these challenging times. Bishop Auckland has been awarded £750,000 to fund projects that will have an immediate impact in the town and help build a stronger and more resilient economy. After applying for the grant in the […]
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67-year Old Local Hopes to Complete 1,500-mile bike ride from Newcastle to Marbella after Lifesaving Heart Surgery

Ian Wintrip, 67-year old dental surgeon from Bishop Auckland, first noticed something wasn’t quite right when he was out cycling on a particularly hilly trip, feeling that he run out of steam early. This was originally put down as to “hitting the wall” or poor body preparation. But as time went by, Ian knew something […]
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