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Seven-Year-Old Boy from County Durham Leads National Tube Feeding Charity Campaign

A seven year old boy, Ezekiel Martin from County Durham is leading a national awareness week campaign for a charity that supports people who rely on artificial nutrition through tube feeding.  Ezekiel, who has had a feeding tube since he was a baby and has to be artificially fed for seventeen hours each day, is […]
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Hardwick Hall Hotel Outdoor Summer Sessions From 21 August

Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield has revealed plans to host a full Outdoor Summer Sessions programme on certain days between 21 August and 13 September. And it means anyone who has missed their favourite festivals and performers because of government restrictions can now get their music fix. The hotel has put together a whole programme […]
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Upgrades to Walking and Cycling Routes in Durham

“Temporary measures” which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid. The Council has been successful in applying for just under £400,000 from the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, through which it is giving money for measures which build […]
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Annual Survey of Voter Information

Households in County Durham are being asked to check if the voter information for their home is correct. Elections will be taking place in May next year, therefore it is important that residents make sure they are able to take part. As part of The Council’s annual canvass, households will soon receive a pack asking […]
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Have Your Say on Improvements to Privately Rented Housing

The deadline for tenants and landlords to share their views on plans to improve the standard of privately rented properties in County Durham has been extended to Sunday 2 August The scheme would require landlords within designated areas to apply for a five-year licence, demonstrating that they have adequate management arrangements in place. If it […]
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Aykley Heads Business Park Planning Application

Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans. The Council has submitted a ‘hybrid’ planning application for the redevelopment of a site at Aykley Heads, which includes land currently occupied by the local authority’s headquarters. The […]
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“Hidden Bishop Auckland” Online Summer Activities

From July to October 2020, the people of Bishop Auckland and beyond will be able to take part in five different online projects which aim to uncover memories, stories, crafts, people and places that reflect the history and heritage of the town. In a partnership between The Council’s community arts team and the Bishop Auckland […]
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Sharing a Love of BRASS with County Durham’s Children

School children and families across County Durham can learn all about brass music this week as BRASS Online 2020 gets underway. Daily tutorials and workshops will be taking place every day next week to mark the return of BRASS, the international music festival which is organised by Durham County Council. At midday, Durham Music Service […]
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Miners’ Gala Online Exhibition 2020

A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners’ Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online to celebrate virtual Gala Day. The 136th Durham Miners’ Gala was scheduled to take place on Saturday, 11 July, but was cancelled earlier this year by the government. However, organisers The Durham Miners’ […]
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Front-of-House Facilities Will Be Refurbished at Gala Theatre & Cinema

Work at Gala Theatre and Cinema will include improvements to the foyer, bar area and box office areas as well as the introduction of an updated till system. The changes are being made to improve facilities for customers, creating more welcoming, inviting and fit-for-purpose public areas. The venue, in the city’s Millennium Place, has been […]
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