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Ferryhill Residents Encouraged To Give Suggestions On Improvement Project

Residents of Dean Bank in Ferryhill are being asked to share their views on how the area could be improved. Starting this week, the Durham County Council-led Community Action Team is addressing environmental and housing concerns in the neighbourhood. Residents are invited to have their say on which issues the team should tackle, from anti-social […]
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Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plans To Be Further Discussed Encouraging Active Travel

The first in a series of plans that would help to double the number of cycling journeys and substantially increase walking in County Durham will be discussed next week. Durham County Council’s Cabinet is being asked to formally adopt the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) for three towns when it meets next week. […]
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Making electric vehicle charging…

Making electric vehicle charging points more accessible A North East council is hosting an open event next week aimed at making electric vehicle charging points more accessible for those with disabilities. The gathering, organised by Durham County Council, will take place at Sniperley Park and Ride in Framwellgate Moor on Wednesday 6 October, involving a […]
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Durham City’s Working To Keep Our Rivers And Paths Clear

Areas along Durham City’s riverbanks will be cleared of debris as works begin this week to improve the area for visitors. Durham County Council will be working with Durham Cathedral to carry out a series of works to improve the safety and appearance of the public pathways along the River Wear. The work includes cutting […]
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Showcasing Durham’s Hidden Gems During Heritage Open Days

England’s largest festival of culture and history returns this week, offering free access to some of County Durham’s hidden gems. Heritage Open Days will run from Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September, and cultural venues and heritage sites across County Durham are taking part. The full programme reflects the rich heritage that exists in […]
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Want To Trace Your Family History?

A new family history course gets underway this month, helping County Durham residents to unearth their family tree. Following its success earlier this year, Durham County Record Office is once again offering the online course for people who would like an introduction to family history research. The course is comprised of three talks and will […]
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Take Advantage of the Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy Dig for Victory!

From Land Girls, Lumberjills and the Home Guard to military vehicles, fun family activities and ration cooking, there’s so much to discover at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North during Dig for Victory this week. Set in and around The 1940s Farm, the popular event, which runs from 2nd to 5th September, tells the […]
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Thea Caine Recognised By International Wildlife Charity For Her Passion To Protect Wildlife

Nine-year-old Thea Caine has today been unveiled as Born Free’s newest Junior Ambassador in recognition of her significant contribution towards wildlife conservation and environmental protection. Thea, who lives in Burnopfield, County Durham, has been passionate about making a positive difference for wild animals for the past four years. She is delighted to have been recognised […]
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Two Free Events To Keep You Entertained This Weekend’s August Bank Holiday!

Two Bank Holiday Weekend Reasons to Rediscover Durham Two free events are being staged in Durham over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, designed to encourage people back into the city centre safely!  The first Durham Retro Day takes place on Sunday, August 29th, and Durham Classic Car Show returns on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30th. […]
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