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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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EMG Solicitors partners with Silk Elephant CIO to send gifts to young people supported by COP

A LEADING North East legal firm is reminding vulnerable children and young adults in the region, that while COVID-19 means they may not be able to see their usual support network of family and friends, they haven’t been forgotten. EMG Solicitors, at Durham and Gosforth, Newcastle, is among the country’s leading Court of Protection (COP) […]
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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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Durham Residents Share Views On The County’s Future At Virtual Meetings

Virtual events are being held to thank people and groups across County Durham for their good work during the pandemic and to gather views on the future of the area. Durham County Council has been running its Better for Everyone sessions through its 14 Area Action Partnerships (AAP) to hear views on a wide range […]
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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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Open Property Group: Where Are The Most Affordable & Least Affordable Cities to Rent in the UK, in 2020?

Recent data has shown that just 16 cities in the UK are affordable to rent in! To maintain an adequate standard of living, experts advise that tenants shouldn’t spend more than 30% of their gross income salary on rent. Using average income salary and rental price data for cities, it can reveal that Durham is […]
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