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MP Holden Meets With Local Farmers Alongside Rural Payments Agency's CEO

MP Holden Meets With Local Farmers Alongside Rural Payments Agency’s CEO

On Friday Richard Holden MP brought Paul Caldwell, CEO of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), and other RPA and DEFRA officials to Weardale, to meet with local farmers to explain themselves directly and answer questions on the future of farming.  With...

Two Free Events To Keep You Entertained This Weekend’s August Bank Holiday!

Two Bank Holiday Weekend Reasons to Rediscover Durham Two free events are being staged in Durham over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, designed to encourage people back into the city centre safely!  The first Durham Retro...
New Tourism Partnership Signed To Support Region-To-Region Tourism

New Tourism Partnership Signed To Support Region-To-Region Tourism

Durham County Council and A Coruña Provincial Council in northwest Spain have signed a region-to-region tourism collaboration agreement. Endorsed at a hybrid meeting attended by representatives from both councils, the new alliance includes a collaboration...
Cheers To The Volunteers Keeping Our County Coastline Beautiful!

Cheers To The Volunteers Keeping Our County Coastline Beautiful!

A northeast council and volunteers, who conducted litter picks to keep the County Durham coastline beautiful, are urging visitors to leave the beach as they find it. Durham County Council is reminding the public of...
Durham's Bid For 'City Of Culture 2025' Sees Increasing Support

Durham’s Bid For ‘City Of Culture 2025’ Sees Increasing Support

 Last week the Minister for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage MP, wrote back to Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, about the bid with his Durham colleagues for County Durham to become the...
Extension Of The Kype Muir Wind Farm Underway

Extension Of The Kype Muir Wind Farm Underway

Construction work on the UK’s first onshore wind farm with 200m-tall turbines has started after Banks Renewables secured new funding agreements with Greencoat UK Wind at the start of the year. The 15-turbine extension to...
Covid-Safe Community Centres Set To Receive £700k+ In Funding

Covid-Safe Community Centres Set To Receive £700k+ In Funding

Community centres in County Durham, which are helping their local area to recover from Covid, are set to receive hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding. Venues around the county, which offer vital activities and...
Elvet Recruitment Secures North East Fund Investment Backing

Elvet Recruitment Secures North East Fund Investment Backing

A specialist County Durham recruitment agency that began life in lockdown is building for the future after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Elvet...
County Durham Care Academy Receives £70K To Support Adult Care Staff

County Durham Care Academy Receives £70K To Support Adult Care Staff

More than £70,000 has been secured to support the training of adult social care staff across County Durham. County Durham Care Academy has been awarded a £70,165 grant by the Workforce Development Fund to help...
Durham Dresses To Impress In The Annual Bloom Competition

Durham Dresses To Impress In The Annual Bloom Competition

Durham City was decked out in its floral best as it welcomed judges from the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) In Bloom competition. Officials from the annual Northumbria In Bloom award panel visited the city to...

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