county durham

New Community Kitchen To Provide Meals For Residents In Need Across County Durham

A new community kitchen is helping to provide hundreds of meals for residents who are vulnerable or isolating across County Durham. The transformation of Eastlea Community Centre in Seaham is now helping to provide much-needed support to residents in East Durham, thanks to funding support from Durham County Council. The council’s East Durham Area Action […]
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A Bosnian Refugee To Speak On Struggle And Survival During Genocide

A Bosnian refugee who fled persecution will speak about the most difficult period in his life, when he shares his story of struggle and survival to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The moving talk will form part of Durham County Council’s annual events to remember the victims of genocides throughout the world. International Holocaust Memorial Day […]
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A Sigh Of Hope As Covid-19 Vaccines Start To Be Distributed

Keyworkers caring for some of County Durham’s most vulnerable residents have begun to receive their Covid-19 vaccines at a new dedicated centre. This week, a vaccination centre opened at County Hall in Durham City to vaccinate frontline social care workers, including those employed by Durham County Council, the NHS and the independent sector. The centre […]
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A County Durham Mum Supports North East Charity In Memory Of Her Son

A County Durham mum who lost her teenage son in tragic circumstances has raised money to ensure nobody else has to go through the same anguish. Seventeen-year-old Will Bentham died suddenly last August after a cardiac arrest, having previously been diagnosed as suffering from gastroenteritis. And now his mother Lisa has been working to support […]
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County Durham Schoolchildren Get Creative With Covid-19 Caution Poster Designs

School pupils in County Durham got creative to design posters aimed at reinforcing the important handwashing message as part of the fight against coronavirus. Durham County Council’s competition for primary schools and early years settings across the county asked youngsters to come up with ideas for how best to raise awareness of the message about […]
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Trace Ancestors With Durham County Record Office’s New Online Sessions

People hoping to kick off 2021 by finding out more about what lurks in their family tree can do so through new online sessions with Durham County Record Office. Following a series of successful online taster sessions last year, the Record Office is running an online family history course aimed at people who’ve thought about […]
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Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary Positively Reflects On The Year 2020

Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary was fortunate enough to move to its new site in February, just before the first lockdown hit. Despite the premises remaining as a building site for much of the year due to Covid restrictions, the team has worked tirelessly to rescue and care for over 4000 birds and animals from all over […]
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100 Cherry Trees Planted In Commemoration Of Japan And The UK’s 150 Years Of Friendship

One hundred cherry trees have been planted at a County Durham park, marking 150 years of friendship between Japan and the UK. As part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, Durham County Council has worked with sponsors NSK to ensure County Durham was included in the scheme to plant more than 5,000 trees throughout the […]
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Key To Developing A Sustainable Economy In County Durham – Maximising Value Of Every Pound

Maximising the value of every pound spent in County Durham is key to developing a sustainable economy and driving forward recovery, councillors will hear. Next week, Durham County Council’s Cabinet will receive an update on the progress and next steps for Social Value and Local Wealth Building (The County Durham Pound) project and the important […]
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Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The Covid-19 Vaccine

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, congratulated his constituent, Mr. Bernard Knatt, 93, of Iveston in County Durham, who received the Covid-19 vaccine in December and was looking forward to getting his second injection on January 5th.   Richard and his team had worked with Bernard earlier in the year to successfully help him get information about […]
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