Durham News

Charity Distributes Food Parcels To Families This Christmas

Charity Distributes Food Parcels To Families This Christmas

Hundreds of food hampers have been given to County Durham families ahead of Christmas after thousands of pounds in funding was granted. Durham County Council pledged £21,000 towards the Feeding Families-run scheme, which helps those...
Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test To Help Employees' Return To Work In The New Year

Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test To Help Employees’ Return To Work In The New Year

With the Christmas break fast approaching, now is the time to ensure that once the festivities are over employees are Covid-free and safe to return to work. Durham-based Medi-Inn (UK) Ltd, a supplier of medical...
Robert Smith of The Cure Becomes Patron for Heart Research UK

Robert Smith of The Cure Becomes Patron for Heart Research UK

Robert Smith, of the alternative rock band The Cure, has become a Patron for national charity Heart Research UK. Robert, who is the only continuous member of the legendary band that he co-founded in 1976,...
County Durham Residents To Have A Say On Digital Services

County Durham Residents To Have A Say On Digital Services

Residents across County Durham are being invited to take part in a survey about digital services over the next month. Durham County Council is hoping the survey will help to identify any barriers facing people...
Sign Up For Garden Waste Collection Scheme, 2021

Sign Up For Garden Waste Collection Scheme, 2021

Residents in County Durham can now sign up for the Garden Waste Collection scheme for 2021. The first collection from the Durham County Council service takes place in late March or early April, followed by...
County Durham Residents Urge To Remain Diligent In Their Recycling Efforts

County Durham Residents Urge To Remain Diligent In Their Recycling Efforts

As Christmas approaches residents in County Durham are being urged to keep up the area’s excellent recycling effort. Durham County Council is reminding people to only use the council-provided glass recycling boxes when recycling glass...
Durham's Whorlton Bridge To Close Until Further Notice

Durham’s Whorlton Bridge To Close Until Further Notice

A historic County Durham bridge is due to close after an assessment found it is no longer able to support pedestrians in its current condition. Whorlton Bridge, near Barnard Castle, will be closed to all...
Sedgefield Community College Named One Of The best In The Country

Sedgefield Community College Named One Of The best In The Country

A County Durham secondary school, which has been named one of the best in the country, has been congratulated on its success. Durham County Council has praised all staff and pupils at Sedgefield Community College...
A Critical Prison Private Members Bill Led By Richard Holden Through Committee Stage

A Critical Prison Private Members Bill Led By Richard Holden Through Committee Stage

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has today taken Committee Stage for the Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill through the House Of Commons. If passed, the Bill will mean that so-called “psychoactive substances”...
Richard Holden Wins Campaign To Add More Local Produce On Parliament's Menu

Richard Holden Wins Campaign To Add More Local Produce On Parliament’s Menu

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, joined forces with Conservative MPs Dehenna Davison, MP for Bishop Auckland, and Paul Howell, MP for Sedgefield, to promote County Durham in the Houses of...

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