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House of Ruhr Wins Silver Medal at London Spirits Competition

Wearside based Gin distributor; House of Ruhr has won silver medals at the 4th London Spirits Competition. The medals are an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry. House of Ruhr’s Bergmann, Renton and Vogel gins scored highly in the three judging categories of quality, value and packaging. House of Ruhr was formed by retired […]
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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 Considered The UK’s Most Affordable City To Buy A House In 2021

Using 2021 average salary and house price data for cities, it can reveal that Durham is the only place that is affordable for a single person with an average salary for that city and a mortgage of 3.5 times salary in Durham. House prices in Durham could rise by 8% and still be affordable for […]
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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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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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Robert Smith of The Cure Becomes Patron for Heart Research UK

Robert Smith, of the alternative rock band The Cure, has become a Patron for national charity Heart Research UK. Robert, who is the only continuous member of the legendary band that he co-founded in 1976, has announced his patronage after supporting the charity’s anonymous heART project for the last two years. The anonymous heART project […]
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Sedgefield Community College Named One Of The best In The Country

A County Durham secondary school, which has been named one of the best in the country, has been congratulated on its success. Durham County Council has praised all staff and pupils at Sedgefield Community College after it was named The Sunday Times Northeast Secondary School of the Decade by Parent Power. The newspaper’s Schools Guide […]
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Northumberland FA Appoints Five New Directors To Its Board

Northumberland FA has appointed five new Directors to further strengthen its Board, after receiving a number of extremely strong applications in its recent recruitment drive. Judith McMinn, who will lead the culture and people remit for the organisation, joins with extensive experience in the private and charity sectors. The former Chief Operating Officer at Tony […]
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