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Budding actors set to star in Brassed Off at Gala Durham

Six youngsters have been cast in Brassed Off, directed by Conrad Nelson. The production is based on the 1996 film about the troubles faced by a colliery brass band as it enters a national competition. The production is on at Gala Durham, which is run by Durham County Council, from Tuesday 6 September to Saturday […]
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Upgrades to County Durham’s National Cycle Route 1

Durham County Council has been able to extend its current work on the county’s 23-mile stretch of the National Cycle Route 1 (NCN1), which runs from Dover to the Shetland Isles, thanks to additional funding. Following an award of almost £1 million last year, the council received a further grant of £240,000 from the Department […]
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Five ‘Levelling Up Fund’ Bids Made for County Durham

Bids totalling almost £100 million have been submitted to government to help enhance transport, regeneration, town centres and culture. The Council has submitted the bids to the Levelling Up Fund for five of its parliamentary constituencies. It follows its success in the first round of funding bids, which saw £20 million secured for Bishop Auckland. […]
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Making Travel More Active across County Durham

Residents in County Durham now have even more opportunities to get on their bikes or enjoy their surroundings on foot. Durham County Council’s ambitious plan to create an active travel corridor in Newton Aycliffe is now complete following £650,000 in funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The corridor runs alongside the A167 between Moore […]
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Celebrating County Durham’s Volunteers

Volunteers who help run community events and activities across County Durham are being thanked for their hard work and commitment as part of National Volunteer Week. Durham County Council is recognising thousands of volunteers and the essential contribution they make to its services, during a series of celebration events to mark the occasion. Celebration activities […]
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Steven Moore Solo Concert on His Yamaha Five-octave Marimba

As people get older, the potential of achieving their dreams gets put to one side. Steven Moore ignored people’s negative comments and set out to achieve his dream of becoming a soloist. Despite the national lockdown and undergoing several surgeries for his Crohn’s disease,  Steven achieved his master’s degree in music performance and is now looking […]
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Have Your Say on Plans to Protect Beauty Spots from Anti-social Behaviour

County Durham residents are being encouraged to share their views on proposals to introduce new enforcement powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in a popular Teesdale beauty spot. Durham County Council is seeking views on its plans to establish a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the area around Low Force, High Force and Gibson’s Cave. […]
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