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Durham University Ranked as 4th Best in the UK

Durham University has been ranked as the fourth best higher education institution in the country, according to The Guardian University League Tables for 2018.The fourth placed ranking is the highest Durham has ever achieved...
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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...
Businesses Receive Support Through Durham's Business Recovery Grant Scheme

Businesses Receive Support Through Durham’s Business Recovery Grant Scheme

Thirty-six businesses from across County Durham are the first recipients of the Durham Business Recovery Grant scheme to help them implement recovery plans to overcome the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The new £5 million...
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Look Dapper in Donated Clothes – And Help Save the Planet!

Members of a new County Durham charity shop association recently posed for pictures wearing entirely donated clothes.The members – who were raising awareness of the environmental benefits of second-hand clothes and upcycling – all...
1960s Stars The Searchers to Play Durham's Gala Theatre - Interview

1960s Stars The Searchers to Play Durham’s Gala Theatre – Interview

The iconic and influential 1960s band The Searchers are due to play Durham’s Gala Theatre.During a decades-long career, The Searchers have played alongside The Beatles at the legendary Star Club in Hamburg, toured with...
Durham University Academics Help Map Universe

Durham University Academics Help Map Universe

Academics from Durham University have helped to carry out the world’s largest ever survey project of the visible universe. The Pan-STARS1 Surveys, which have mapped billions of galaxies and stars, have now been released...
Richard Holden, MP, Announces Recent Figures Showing Support For North West Durham Businesses

Richard Holden, MP, Announces Recent Figures Showing Support For North West Durham Businesses

• 1,554 Bounce Back Loans worth £40,771,271 have been offered under the Bounce Back Loans Scheme in North West Durham • Also in North West Durham, 49 loans worth £6,737,782 have been offered under the...
Durham Internet Bank Rated as One of UK's Top Tech Companies

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...

The Future of the Durham Light Infantry Museum

The Closure and What YOU Can Do About It    In October of 2015, the Durham County Council’s Cabinet had decided to close the Durham Light Infantry Museum, due to the large cost of being...
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County Durham Motorists Driving on ‘Plastic Roads’

If you drive down the A689 near Sedgefield, County Durham, you could find yourself motoring along a ‘plastic’ road.During recent roadworks, a section of the A689 – between Butterwick Junction and the county border...

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