Thursday, April 2, 2020
Food waste challenge

In the UK each year, it’s estimated that households throw away an incredible 15 million tonnes of food and drink. And it’s thought that about half of this waste would be...
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One of Britain’s best-known mountaineers is to appear at a County Durham festival. Sir Chris Bonington will be speaking at the Durham Adventure Festival, which will be held from Friday 26th to...
Muddy Mayhem 2018 - credit Geoff Hill

You might think you’re pretty fit, but do you have the stamina to complete a five-kilometre race that features over 40 manmade and natural obstacles? County Durham’s Muddy Mayhem fun run is back at Hardwick...
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Do you ever think about how much money and energy you waste by leaving lights on unnecessarily? Here are some sobering statistics. Leaving just one light on overnight can cost a business £24 per year....
Image courtesy of Charles D.P. Miller from Flickr Creative Commons

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...
Jobs growth in County Durham above Average for UK

In spite of the economic and political problems Britain has wrestled with in recent years, there is good news about the job situation in County Durham. Estimates based on the latest statistics suggest that there...

Covid-19, the Cosmopolitan Virus, is causing some companies to help you out financially The clever folk on the County Durham Covid-19 Mutual Aid facebook page have worked out that there are goodies to be had...
Festival Makers - pic 1

A 600-strong group of volunteers who have made possible County Durham festivals like BRASS, Lumiere and the Bishop Auckland Food Festival have received the county’s highest honour. Big events such as these would not be...
Image 3- Library Space Chase

Kids in County Durham this summer will have the chance to take part in a fascinating moon-based adventure – all courtesy of County Durham’s libraries. The libraries are offering children an exciting way of keeping...
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People are being urged to explore County Durham’s past this week, by delving into the thousands of documents and records at Durham County Record Office. Durham County Record Office is taking part in the national...

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