Sunday, December 15, 2019
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Ken Loach, the director of the award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, will be a speaker at this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala. As well as winning a Palme d’Or and Bafta Best British Film Award for...
Easter egg collection

Children from across County Durham will be enjoying chocolate eggs this Easter thanks to generous Durham County Council employees. Workers from the county’s Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) have been distributing hundreds of Easter eggs to...
Durham to Revisit ‘Lambton Worm’ Legends

A free public talk, scheduled for the evening of 5th October, will shed fresh light on the intriguing north-east legend of the Lambton Worm. Jamie Beckett will look into the medieval origins of the...
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...
Credit union merger

It is hoped that the merger of two of County Durham’s credit union banks will bring benefits to savers. The merger of NEFirst Credit Union and Prince Bishops Community Bank took place on 1st June...
Sam Lavery back in County Durham after X Factor Exit

County Durham’s Sam Lavery has briefly returned home after crashing out of the X Factor on Sunday. She is taking a rest in her home village of Coxhoe before beginning a packed schedule of...
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Durham County Record Office - whose huge archives include five miles of documents dating back to medieval times - is going to have to move. As a result, local people are being invited to...
Durham Stallholder to Sell off Part of Impressive Guitar Collection

A stallholder who works in Durham’s Indoor Market is about to part with a number of much loved guitars. John Oxley, 66, who runs Market Music, is planning to auction off instruments worth over...
Be Careful with Christmas Debt, Durham Consumers Warned

As Christmas approaches, Durham County Council is urging anyone worried about debt to speak to their local credit unions. With weekly payment stores charging several times what goods are worth and payday lenders offering...
Digital Interactive Screens to Go up in Durham's Streets

This summer has seen efforts to clean up and repair some of Durham City’s best-known landmarks, such as the Market Place and Millennium Place. And this week, Durham’s historic Elvet Bridge is set to get...

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