covid-19

Durham High School won’t let Covid-19 spoil its traditional Christmas performances

School’s Nativity Stars Seen Online in Australia Wise men and women from a Durham school have found a way to make sure that the COVID Grinch doesn’t spoil a traditional Christmas family favourite. Durham High School has taken the positive step of ‘live streaming’ their traditional Christmas pupil’s performances so that the Tier Three restrictions […]
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East Stanley School Takes It’s Music Lessons Outdoors

County Durham primary pupils have been learning how to make music in the great outdoors. In order to ensure that music lessons can go ahead safely amid the coronavirus pandemic, East Stanley School has taken its lessons outside. The move outdoors means none of its Year 5 pupils have had to miss out on their […]
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Support for Residents and Businesses in County Durham

Help and support remain available for people and businesses in County Durham during the current lockdown period. Durham County Council is seeking to reassure people that support is at hand for those who are impacted by the lockdown, particularly those who need support to access essential supplies, or need support about money, housing, health or […]
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Reminder For County Durham To Follow COVID-19 Restrictions

Businesses across County Durham are being reminded that they must comply with the latest coronavirus rules, or face action. It comes as another five venues across the county are today (16 October) issued with direction orders and told they must immediately close for failing to abide by the latest measures. Following a serious breach of […]
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Hand Washing Stations To Be Set Up In Schools To Support Safety Measures

Hundreds of handwashing stations will be set up in schools across County Durham as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Durham County Council has made 800 portable hand washing stations available to schools that can be set up in classrooms or outdoor areas to allow pupils to wash their hands regularly. Currently, […]
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Business Durham Helps Companies Adapt To Change

Business Durham is helping companies across County Durham manage and deal with the current economic challenges by signposting them to the help they need in order to adapt and thrive. The COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect businesses in different ways and at different times, so Business Durham is working closely with companies to help […]
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Chief Executive Of Leading Council Announces Retirement

Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, has today (15 September) announced his intention to retire after a successful 43-year career in local government. Mr Collins joined the council in February 2009 as a corporate director for neighbourhoods, two months before the new unitary authority became operational. He has been chief executive for the […]
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Sponsors Show Of Support Despite Covid Era Concerns

A Teesside basketball team is looking forward to the new season after welcoming several new sponsors. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen paid a visit to Teesside Lions Basketball Club to welcome five commercial partners ahead of the new ‘Covid era’ season. Attracting sponsorship is often challenging, but to do so in such uncertain times adds […]
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Edinburgh’s First Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro

2020 has been a tough year for everyone, which is why you may be considering a staycation, visiting somewhere in the UK for a well-earned break. Edinburgh is an ideal location for unwinding. The capital of Scotland has plenty of outdoor space with spectacular scenery and a stone’s throw from the countryside, meaning plenty of […]
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Heritage Works Begin In County Durham Coastal Town

Work is underway to enhance a seaside town’s rich heritage as part of a £2.25 million regeneration scheme. Durham County Council launched the Seaham Townscape Heritage Project last November after securing a £1.6 million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the works. The project is aimed at breathing fresh life into Seaham’s historic […]
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