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Exciting Insights Into The Archives At Durham County Record Office

A popular series of history talks that offer exciting insights into the archives at Durham County Record Office will re-start this month. The ‘Third Thursday’ talks programme was put on hold earlier this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but has now been moved online for residents to enjoy. Its upcoming talk will […]
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Open Property Group: Where Are The Most Affordable & Least Affordable Cities to Rent in the UK, in 2020?

Recent data has shown that just 16 cities in the UK are affordable to rent in! To maintain an adequate standard of living, experts advise that tenants shouldn’t spend more than 30% of their gross income salary on rent. Using average income salary and rental price data for cities, it can reveal that Durham is […]
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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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Construction gets under way at £140m Business Park

A new £140 million industrial park is officially open for business following the appointment of a development partner and the sale of its first plot of land. Forrest Park (Newton Aycliffe) Limited, a joint venture by Durham County Council and local landowners the Forrest family, has signed an agreement with Richardson Barberry to develop the […]
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The Loo Roll Nightmare!

Traveling abroad is exciting. If you’re there for a year or longer then it’s a new beginning, and an opportunity to explore and learn from other cultures. However, culture shock is common for those who travel from Asia to western countries. The etiquette, the way of life, and the accent – you may think you […]
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The Joy of Reading: Exclusive Gifts For Durham Book Festival Audiences

As Ann Cleeves’ ninth novel in the Vera series, The Darkest Evening, hits the bookshelves this month, Durham Book Festival is offering readers a free and exclusive new story about the famed detective, as well as a free event with its author. Written in Blood is a new Ann Cleeves story, penned as the Big […]
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Leading North East Inclusive Outdoor Festival For The Young Beats The Odds And Goes Ahead!

Disabled children and young people and their Families from County Durham are invited to attend IncludFEST, a FREE-TO-ATTEND outdoor accessible and inclusive arts festival taking place at Ushaw College in Durham on Saturday 19 September. Produced by Durham-based TIN Arts, this year IncludFEST is a ticket-only event in keeping with government guidance for running outdoor […]
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Open For Business: Durham On The Road To Recovery

Residents are being reminded that Durham City is open for business ahead of the bank holiday weekend. Durham County Council has been working with retailers and landlords across the county to ensure businesses can safely reopen so that residents and visitors can shop confidently as restrictions continue to ease. With the county’s economy now on […]
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