Durham News

Historic Darlington Library Shines with Modern Lighting from Zumtobel and Thorn

The Zumtobel Group lighting brands Thorn and Zumtobel and contractor Lytestream devised a comprehensive lighting solution for Darlington Library that seamlessly blended heritage preservation with modern functionality. Darlington Library, originally known as the Edward Pease Free Library, is a testament to the town’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Built in 1885 with a later extension […]
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Explore Prehistoric Giants at Bishop Auckland Town Hall’s New Exhibitions

Visitors are invited to step back in time with two new exhibitions showing the giant prehistoric monsters that once roamed the UK and Europe. Carboniferous Monsters will be at Bishop Auckland Town Hall this summer until Saturday 31 August. Situated in the Durham County Council venue’s main gallery, visitors can step back to the Carboniferous […]
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The Auckland Project Unveils Its Redeveloped Gardens and Celebrates with New Events

The Auckland Project, founded by philanthropists Jonathan and Jane Ruffer, proudly revealed the redesigned Walled Garden on Saturday, 25th May. This significant project has been nearly a decade in the making and represents a remarkable blend of history, art, and creativity. A Garden Reimagined by Pip Morrison The redesigned garden is the brainchild of Pip […]
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From Past to Present: Transforming Old Durham Gardens with Barratt Homes’ Contribution

The Friends of Old Durham Gardens, a charity dedicated to the upkeep, restoration, and management of Old Durham Gardens, has welcomed a £1,500 donation from Barratt Homes North East, sourced from their nearby Old Durham Gate development. Additionally, volunteers from Barratt Homes’ Finance and site teams have joined the charity’s efforts. The £1,500 donation will […]
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Farm Cats in Need: Could Your Outdoor Space Be Their New Home?

Do you have the space for a farm cat? The RSPCA has issued a desperate plea to find homes for farm cats who prefer exploring the great outdoors rather than curling up on a lap. Farm cats, or outdoorsy cats, don’t necessarily have to live on a farm but are looking for a home with […]
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200 Years of Advocacy: RSPCA Launches Bold Campaign to Transform Animal Perceptions

In the North East, nine out of ten people believe dogs can feel happy – but just under four out of ten think chickens can The RSPCA says we need to “radically rethink” our relationship with all animals as it launches its new For Every Kind campaign to mark its 200th year – as it […]
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The Auckland Project: A Spring Reawakening with Art, History, and Music

The Auckland Project is re-open after its winter hiatus with a new events programme bringing together art, history and music at its historic site in the heart of Bishop Auckland. A new exhibition, Nature and the Ideal: Pioneers of British Landscape opens in the Bishop Trevor Gallery at Auckland Castle on 13th March, highlighting a […]
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Felix’s Journey: A Daring Escape and the RSPCA’s Role in a Happy Reunion

The RSPCA has rescued an intrepid feline who had been exploring an empty house on the street where she lives – before the property was boarded up and she sadly became stuck inside. Felix, a four-year-old female, black and white cat, had been missing from her Hartlepool home for 10 days before her owner, Joanne […]
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Popeyes® UK’s North East Takeover: Bishop Auckland Welcomes New Drive-Thru

A forthcoming Popeyes® drive-thru establishment is poised to arrive in Bishop Auckland this Spring. Popeyes® UK has officially disclosed the introduction of a new restaurant in Bishop Auckland on this present Monday, the 22nd of January, marking the inauguration of its inaugural drive-thru in the North East. Following the success of its Metrocentre restaurant, which […]
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Gala Durham’s Cinderella Delights Over 30,000 Theatre-Goers: A Magical Recap

The midnight hour has chimed for Gala Durham’s enchanting pantomime, Cinderella, with over 30,000 theatre attendees partaking in the merriment. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the magical production featured a talented North East cast who delivered 73 unforgettable performances at the Durham City venue.  One audience member described the pantomime as “absolutely brilliant”, adding: […]
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