Durham News

Fun Arts Program For The Elderly To Continue Enriching Lives in 2021

A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts. Artful Age provides opportunities for older people in East Durham to make friends and grow their appreciation of the arts, from singing and dancing, to creating their own art […]
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MP Richard Holden Continues His Campaign To Ban Virginity Testing

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has today continued his campaign to see virginity testing banned in the UK as he joined BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour to talk about the issue on the national stage in the run-up to his Bill returning to the House of Commons. Crucially, today, Richard’s Bill […]
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Durham Council Installs Charging Points Across County To Ease Life For EV Owners

Electric vehicle charging points will become more widespread across County Durham in a move to reduce carbon emissions and make it easier for residents to own electric cars. As part of an ambitious plan to ensure residents without off-street parking can access an electric vehicle charge point within a five-minute walk from their home, Durham […]
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County Durham Businesses To Benefit From £5 Million Grant To Boost Recovery

Businesses are set to benefit from a new £5 million grant funded by Durham County Council to help them implement recovery plans to overcome the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the economy and recovery is likely to take time, particularly with the current lockdown and potential […]
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Citrus Durham Submits Application For Industrial Development At Integra 61

Citrus Durham has submitted a reserved matters application to Durham County Council for the delivery of the next phase of industrial development, to be known as Evolution@Integra61, within its £300m mixed-use development at J61 of the A1(M). Evolution@Integra61 will comprise of 24 new industrial units totalling 50,921 sq ft and ranging in size from 1,205 […]
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UK Public Invited To Create BRILLIANT Artwork For Lumiere

Today, Monday 11 January, Artichoke, the producers of extraordinary large-scale events, has launched BRILLIANT, a £50,000 nationwide commissioning scheme for new works for the UK’s leading light art event. Six awards will be made, with the works to be shown alongside those of internationally-renowned artists at Lumiere, which is commissioned by Durham County Council and […]
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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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Richard Holden Delighted At Government’s Pulse Fishing Ban In UK Waters

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK Government has banned pulse fishing in UK waters in a move that Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has welcomed. Pulse fishing is a practice where electrical currents are pulsed into seawater. The electric pulses cause bottom-dwelling fish to swim away from the […]
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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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£20 Million Of Government Funding To Boost County Durham’s Economy

The North East’s biggest council has welcomed news that almost £20 million of Government funding will be invested into a County Durham town. Durham County Council will receive the award for Bishop Auckland from the Future High Streets Fund, which aims to support areas to recover from the pandemic and help to protect and create […]
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