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Does your Durham Neighbour Have the Right to Own a Venomous Snake?

The recent two-part ITV documentary Britain’s Tiger Kings – On The Trail With Ross Kemp highlighted the growing problems associated with the keeping of wild animals as pets. In response to the documentary, Born Free’s co-founder and Executive President Will Travers OBE said: “I think most people will have found it unbelievable that, in this […]
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Durham’s Largest Beer Garden Returns To Hardwick Hall Hotel

 GROUPS CAN make the most of outdoor drinks, street food and a stunning view when County Durham’s largest beer garden opens on Monday (12 April). The grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel, at Sedgefield, will once again transform into a huge outdoor drinking and dining area next week, after the success of the beer garden last […]
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Free Food Festival In County Durham Expected To Take Place Between 7-8 August

A free food festival is set to return to a County Durham seaside town this year with measures in place to keep people safe. Subject to coronavirus restrictions, Seaham Food Festival will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August. This will be followed by Bishop Auckland Food Festival in October, with dates to […]
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Become a Carer Friendly Employer in County Durham

On average 1 in 7 employees also has a caring role. Many of us know someone who is in employment who also provides unpaid care, for a friend or family member who, due to illness or frailty, could not cope without their support. Durham County Carers Support (DCCS) is a charitable organisation that has supported […]
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County Residents Encouraged To Contribute To Walking And Cycling Infrastructure Plans

Funding has been secured to create more walking and cycling spaces across County Durham and residents are being encouraged to have their say on the plans. Durham County Council has been successful in applying for £650,000 from the government’s Active Travel Fund, for an ambitious scheme to create an active travel corridor in Newton Aycliffe. […]
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100 Cherry Trees Planted In Commemoration Of Japan And The UK’s 150 Years Of Friendship

One hundred cherry trees have been planted at a County Durham park, marking 150 years of friendship between Japan and the UK. As part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, Durham County Council has worked with sponsors NSK to ensure County Durham was included in the scheme to plant more than 5,000 trees throughout the […]
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ELEMIS Skincare Brand Joins Spa Ramside Hall Hotel

Those heading to a North East spa can now enjoy the celebrity treatment, thanks to the arrival of an award-winning skincare brand. The Spa at Ramside, at County Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa, has introduced a range of treatments from skincare pioneers ELEMIS, which boasts famous fans including the likes of Kate Hudson, […]
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Winner Of Inaugural MP Christmas Card Competition Announced By Richard Holden

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has announced the winner of his inaugural Christmas card competition. Launched a few weeks ago, Richard’s competition was open to all primary school-age children in North West Durham. Children from across the constituency sent in designs to be featured on his Christmas card, which will be […]
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Durham OnAir Partners With Lumley Castle Hotel To Give Away £7500 Worth Of Prizes

Local Radio station Durham OnAir has partnered with Lumley Castle Hotel to give away over £7500 worth of prizes over December, in the stations biggest competition since launch earlier this year. Listeners to the station, and Lumley Castle Hotel customers, will be able to win a luxury prize everyday from 2nd December up until Christmas […]
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