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Teesside Building Site Managers Awarded Top Industry Honours

Two site managers who are overseeing the construction of new homes in Teesside have secured top industry awards. Steven Taylor (44) and James Maidens (61), who work for Bellway’s Durham division, are two of just 17 site managers in the North East region to achieve a Seal of Excellence in this year’s National House Building […]
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Packed Festive Programme At Ramside Hall Hotel

A leading North East hotel is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with a packed festive programme. Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa, at County Durham, has organised a wide range of socially distanced events to mark the countdown to Christmas. The festivities kick off with the Bubbalicious Christmas Brunches on 22 and […]
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Serious Concerns Raised by MP Richard Holden Regarding Durham Police Estate Plans

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has written to the Acting Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Stephen White, regarding police estate proposals that have been put forward. The Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for Durham has been looking at plans for the future of policing in County Durham, and consultation was promised […]
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Richard Holden Welcomes £150,000+ In Emergency Grant Funding For Heritage

Richard Holden MP today welcomed the news that over £150,000 in emergency grant funding for heritage was split between key projects in his North West Durham constituency. The Heritage Emergency Fund was instigated in April because of concern about the impact of Coronavirus on Britain’s heritage. Across Britain over £50 Million in grants have been […]
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Council Steps In With Meals Support Scheme This Half-Term

The council is to step in to support families during next week’s half-term holiday by providing support to those who would normally receive free school meals. Senior members of Durham County Council’s Cabinet have met to discuss a scheme to provide support for eligible families. The urgent talks follow Wednesday’s House of Commons vote against […]
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John Hewitt Appointed Interim Chief Executive of Durham County Council

Durham County Council has named a member of its senior management team as its new interim Chief Executive. John Hewitt, corporate director of resources, will take over from current Chief Executive Terry Collins, who announced his intention to retire from the role last month. John joined the authority in 2016 and has overseen the council’s […]
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County Durham Continues Smiling Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

• Sunday roast voted our favourite pleasurable pastime during pandemic • A compliment makes us smile more than gifts or flowers • We’re still smiling despite wearing face masks – and using our eyes to help us It’s the simple things in life that are keeping us smiling in County Durham in increasingly challenging times, […]
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Communities Staying Healthy and Active in County Durham

County Durham communities are being supported to become more active and lead healthier lives. Having received a grant from Sport England, Durham County Council plans to pilot a range of projects across Shildon and Deerness Valley to help keep residents moving. It will work alongside its partners to find ways to help people fit activity […]
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North East Charity Raises £12,000 Through A Golf Tournament

A socially distanced golf tournament has raised more than £12,000 for a leading North East charity. Players turned out in force at Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa near Durham for the Red Sky Golf Classic, in aid of the Red Sky Foundation. The event was held on world #Restartaheart Day, which was marked by […]
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A Winter-Ready County Durham!

Preparations for winter are already well underway in County Durham. In order to keep the region moving over the colder months, Durham County Council has its 76 strong fleet of gritters and snowblowers ready and waiting on standby. The winter maintenance team is now fully up and running, with 42,000 tonnes of salt ready to […]
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