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£3.6m Funding Boost For New Durham City Bus Station

Work to create a modern and vibrant new bus station for Durham City is set to press ahead after a multi-million-pound funding package was approved. The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has allocated £3.6million towards the overall £10.4m scheme following a successful bid from Durham County Council. The funding will be of vital importance […]
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A Bosnian Refugee To Speak On Struggle And Survival During Genocide

A Bosnian refugee who fled persecution will speak about the most difficult period in his life, when he shares his story of struggle and survival to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The moving talk will form part of Durham County Council’s annual events to remember the victims of genocides throughout the world. International Holocaust Memorial Day […]
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A Sigh Of Hope As Covid-19 Vaccines Start To Be Distributed

Keyworkers caring for some of County Durham’s most vulnerable residents have begun to receive their Covid-19 vaccines at a new dedicated centre. This week, a vaccination centre opened at County Hall in Durham City to vaccinate frontline social care workers, including those employed by Durham County Council, the NHS and the independent sector. The centre […]
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A County Durham Mum Supports North East Charity In Memory Of Her Son

A County Durham mum who lost her teenage son in tragic circumstances has raised money to ensure nobody else has to go through the same anguish. Seventeen-year-old Will Bentham died suddenly last August after a cardiac arrest, having previously been diagnosed as suffering from gastroenteritis. And now his mother Lisa has been working to support […]
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£30 Million Funding For Replacement Of Shotley Bridge Community Hospital

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has had it confirmed from the Health Minister, that, as a result of his campaign, the replacement for Shotley Bridge Community Hospital scheme is to receive up to £30 million in funding, £10 million more than previously allocated, taking the total funding for the project up […]
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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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Work Being Undertaken At Durham Town Hall To Preserve Its History

Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come. Durham Town Hall has been central to the city from as far back as the 14th century and is a popular site to learn about County Durham’s heritage. The building has attracted almost 16,000 […]
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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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