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Councillors And Stakeholders To Discuss The Future Of DLI Collection And Archive

Councillors and stakeholders are to be given the opportunity to contribute to a review of the future of a treasured regimental collection. Durham County Council is holding a meeting next week at which its members and invited interested parties will be given the chance to feed into the review of options for the display and […]
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Fun Activies For Youngsters Across Durham This Summer!

A fun-filled summer awaits County Durham youngsters with more than 100 free activities with healthy food lined up for the school holidays. Following on from successful schemes over Easter and spring half-term, the Fun and Food programme will return this summer to offer a variety of activities and healthy food during the school holidays. The […]
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A Call For More Government Departments To Move To County Durham

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham and Paul Howell, MPs for Sedgefield today raised with Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, their desire to see County Durham as a prime site for future jobs as tens of thousands of civil servants are planned to move out of […]
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Visitors Welcomed To Binchester Roman Fort As It Reopens On July 1st

Visitors can once again discover what life was like in Roman times as a historic County Durham fort prepares to reopen. Binchester Roman Fort, cared for by Durham County Council, will be reopening to the public on Thursday, 1 July. Located on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland, the site will be open daily between 10am […]
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Innovative Cat Food Pouch Recycling Scheme Launched In The North East

A cat-only veterinary practice in Houghton-le-Spring has launched an innovative recycling scheme that is one of the first in the North East and will prevent thousands of cat food pouches from ending up in landfills each month. Cat owners throughout the region are being urged to bring in their empty pet food pouches to SimplyCats […]
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Durham’s Gala And Empire Theatres To Reopen After Renovations!

Two popular theatres in County Durham will reopen their doors next week, ready to welcome visitors back with a new look. Durham County Council has completed renovation work at the Gala Theatre, in Durham, and the Empire Theatre, in Consett, which will both reopen on Monday, 21 June. Over the last year, Consett’s Empire Theatre […]
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Local Charity Supporting Communities As Covid-19 Restrictions Ease

As COVID restrictions continue to ease, Durham Community Action are working with the Ballinger Charitable Trust this Summer to distribute a small number of grants across Derwent Valley, Teesdale and Weardale to support community groups to re-emerge from ‘COVID hibernation‘.  The Ballinger Charitable Trust approached Durham Community Action to facilitate the delivery of the small […]
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Brain Tumor Patient Preparing To Take On Yorkshire Three Peaks

A man living with a brain tumour is in training to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to help find a cure for the disease. Paul Saunders, 51, from Billingham, Teesside, is setting out on the challenge to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. On Saturday 5 June, he will walk a 25-mile circular […]
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New Elvet Bridge Expected To Reopen In October

A bridge in Durham City, that has been closed for critical works, will reopen to all traffic and pedestrians in October. New Elvet Bridge was fully closed in July last year to allow essential repairs to be carried out to make the bridge structurally sound. Since that time, major progress has been made and the […]
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Celebrating Selfless Volunteers Across County Durham!

The work of selfless volunteers who have kept County Durham communities blooming during the coronavirus pandemic is to be celebrated. Individuals and groups are being encouraged to share their stories and pictures of environmental improvements, such as litter picking or planting, in the areas where they live that they have undertaken in the past year. […]
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