Durham Teaching Assistants to Strike Again

Unions representing County Durham’s teaching assistants have announced another two days of strike action for next week. The strikes are due to take place on Wednesday November 23rd and Thursday November 24th. Around 1,000 TAs...
outdoor classroom

An unusual classroom is being built on the banks of the River Wear in woodland below Durham Cathedral.  Natural materials – especially willow – are being used so that the classroom fits in with the...
Bill Bryson Backs Durham Cathedral to Win BBC Countryfile Award

Acclaimed American travel writer Bill Bryson is supporting Durham Cathedral in its bid to win an award. The cathedral has been nominated in the category of Heritage Site of the Year as part of...
Bishop of Durham to Join Gents' Breakfast

The Gentlemen’s Breakfast, which takes place in Durham Market Hall on the third Wednesday of every month, will soon be welcoming a very special speaker. The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler,...
Wharton Park

County Durham’s youngsters can look forward to a range of fun activities over Easter in the county’s parks. At Hardwick Park in Sedgefield, kids can follow a Cin-egg-matic Superstars Trail, an activity that will take...
Brass launch 3 Louisana Funky Butts

A festival dedicated to all brass-inspired music is set to return to Durham City this summer. BRASS – which will feature some of the best musicians from all over the world – will be a...
Appeal Tries to Save Dunelm House from Demolition

An appeal has been launched to save Dunelm House, an iconic yet controversial Durham building, from the wrecking ball.  Dunelm House – a multi-level series of concrete cubes clinging to the cliffs above the River...
Durham Cathedral - Exhibition 2016 July 24th 2016

A multi-million-pound exhibition will open its doors to the public at Durham Cathedral on Saturday, 23rd July. The Open Treasure Exhibition will tell visitors the story of one of the North East’s most famous...
Mrs Claus

Some of County Durham’s school and nursery children last week enjoyed a visit from some very special stars. Kids from St Michael’s RC Primary School in Esh and Busy Bears Children’s Day Nursery in Bearpark...
Durham Internet Bank Rated as One of UK's Top Tech Companies

An innovative Durham-based bank has been rated as the UK’s best tech finance company. Atom offers a cutting-edge banking service which has no high street branches, but just uses an app that relies on...

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