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New Grand Central customer lounge at Hartlepool station

Grand Central unveils new customer lounge at Hartlepool station

Train operator Grand Central has installed new waiting room facilities for passengers at Hartlepool station as part of a £2.6m station investment programme across its network. The investment is one of a raft of schemes...

Castle Chare Fountain in Bishop Auckland Restored

A 19th century water fountain built by a movement against alcohol has been returned to its former glory as part of a heritage project. The Castle Chare fountain in Bishop Auckland, erected in 1873 by...
A muggles' guide to North East Harry Potter locations

A muggles’ guide to North East Harry Potter locations

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone first hit our screens. To mark twenty magical years since November 2001, when the first film adaptation of J.K Rowling’s...
Durham Teaching Assistants Announce Work to Rule as Council Responds to Latest Strikes

Durham Teaching Assistants Announce Work to Rule as Council Responds to Latest Strikes

Durham’s teaching assistants were on strike again this week. Walkouts on Wednesday and Thursday saw 23 schools closed completely while around 90 had to shut down some classes. Around 100 picket lines were seen...
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Gala Play to Tell Story of Scots Soldiers Locked in Durham Cathedral

Durham’s Gala Theatre is to stage a play based on the tragic story of a group of Scottish soldiers who were imprisoned in Durham Cathedral. The soldiers were captured during the Battle of Dunbar in...
Council working to help residents in Storm Arwen aftermath

Council Working to Help Residents in Storm Arwen Aftermath

Supporting those affected by Storm Arwen is a key priority for the North East’s largest council. The storm, which brought gale force winds, heavy rain and heavy snow over the weekend, saw many households lose...
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County Durham Kids Shine in Song for Europe Contest

Children from across County Durham have taken part in their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest. Over 300 children from 24 schools were in Durham City last week to participate in the fourth annual...
Councillors And Stakeholders To Discuss The Future Of DLI Collection And Archive

Councillors And Stakeholders To Discuss The Future Of DLI Collection And Archive

Councillors and stakeholders are to be given the opportunity to contribute to a review of the future of a treasured regimental collection. Durham County Council is holding a meeting next week at which its members...
The Chairman of the North East’s Largest Council Plants Tree as Part of Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations

The Chairman of the North East’s Largest Council Plants Tree as Part of Queen’s...

The chairman of the North East’s largest council has planted a tree as part of an initiative which celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique scheme created to...
Council Steps In With Meals Support Scheme This Half-Term

Council Steps In With Meals Support Scheme This Half-Term

The council is to step in to support families during next week’s half-term holiday by providing support to those who would normally receive free school meals. Senior members of Durham County Council’s Cabinet have met...

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