Durham News

Special Happiness Programme in Partnership With Social-Ability Introduced in County Durham

Special Happiness Programme in Partnership With Social-Ability Introduced in County Durham

Durham County Council brings Social-Ability’s Happiness Programme to ten dementia and learning disability care homes Programme aims to support positive outcomes and wellbeing of people living with cognitive challenges London, 25 April 2022: Social-Ability, a social venture...
Prestigious Award for Dedicated Sports Volunteer and Retired GP

Prestigious Award for Dedicated Sports Volunteer and Retired GP

Two County Durham men have received a prestigious award for their selfless contribution to their communities. Barry Cook and Dr Robert McManners were granted the Chairman’s Medal, the highest accolade that Durham County Council can...
Hundreds of businesses Get on Board County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid

Hundreds of Businesses Get on Board County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 Bid

Hundreds of businesses from across the North East have backed County Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025. Almost £500,000 in sponsorship has also been pledged towards the Durham 2025 campaign, while other...
Lifesaving Mother And Community Advocate Receive Prestigious Award

Lifesaving Mother And Community Advocate Receive Prestigious Award

A young mum whose quick thinking and first-aid skills saved a man’s life, and an activist dedicated to improving his community, have been honoured for their actions. Megan James and David Kinch accepted the Chairman’s...
Brassed Off to take centre stage at Gala Durham

A Story of Love, Tragedy and Brass at Gala Durham

A story of love, tragedy and brass will take centre stage at Gala Durham later this year as the venue announces its next production. Based on the screenplay from the popular 1996 film starring Ewan...
Science Comes to Durham’s Streets!

Science Comes to Durham’s Streets!

Durham Markets Company is holding its first Children’s Science and Fun Day at the end of the Easter Holidays, with children invited to have fun with experiments, pen sci-fi stories, build their own robots...
Hire an Electric Car in County Durham

Hire an Electric Car in County Durham

Residents in County Durham can now hire an electric vehicle for the day, as part of a new car club service. Durham County Council has been working with Derwent Valley Car Club to help it...
Bishop Auckland Food Festival Coming Soon!

Bishop Auckland Food Festival Coming Soon!

Organisers of Bishop Auckland Food Festival are counting down the days until visitors are welcomed back to celebrate all things food. There are just two more weeks to go until the Durham County Council-run festival,...
A Utopian Vision that Continues to Inspire

A Utopian Vision that Continues to Inspire

A bold example of public art, which features within County Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025, has been cited as a major inspiration by a Turner prize winning artist. To mark its...
Fun activities in County Durham this Easter!

Fun activities in County Durham this Easter!

Young people are being encouraged to make a splash with free swimming sessions at County Durham’s leisure centres as part of fun activities happening this Easter. Durham County Council has put together a host of...

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