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Durham County News Round Up

Durham deemed the UK’s greenest city Durham is the UK’s greenest city, according to solar technology specialists, The Solar Centre, based on 10 green criteria including waste management, air quality, carbon emissions and green spaces. Swansea...
Durham Teen Sam Lavery Wows X-Factor

Durham Teen Sam Lavery Wows X-Factor

After her stunning performance on last week’s X-Factor, Sam Lavery has wowed the judges again this week. In a special Halloween ‘Fright Night’ edition of the show, Sam yesterday delivered a powerful rendition of...
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Durham Gala’s Muddy Choir to Mark First World War Centenary

Durham’s Gala Theatre is to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a play exploring the conflict’s impact on three north-east soldiers. The Muddy Choir chronicles how the young...
BEAMISH MUSEUM HISTORY - History of Beamish Mueseum

BEAMISH MUSEUM HISTORY and 17 Million Pound EXPANSION PLANS

The much loved, and award winning, Beamish Living Museum, near Stanley, Co. Durham, has drawn people from all over Great Britain and from countless countries around the world in their hundreds of thousands since...
Durham County Council Cleans up with Two Awards

Durham County Council Cleans up with Two Awards

Durham County Council has won two prizes at a national awards ceremony for its work in making County Durham a tidier place. At the recent Keep Britain Tidy Awards, the council picked up the prize...
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Classic Drama ‘The Secret Garden’ Coming to Wharton Park

A classic children’s story will be brought to life in Durham’s Wharton Park this weekend. Saturday 10th August will see a performance of The Secret Garden – based on the 1911 novel by Francis Hodgson...
Plan to Make Durham Uni One of World's Best

Plan to Make Durham Uni One of World’s Best

A ten-year plan has been unveiled, with the aim of making every department of Durham University truly world class. The plan also envisages a growth in student numbers of around 4,000 over the next...
Durham County Residents Reminded To Fill Census Surveys On The 21st Of March

Durham County Residents Reminded To Fill Census Surveys On The 21st Of March

Landmarks in County Durham have been lit up to call on residents to remember to fill in their census surveys on Sunday 21 March. With households across the county in the process of receiving letters...

The Riverwalk Shopping Centre – Good for Durham?

Since the announcement of its construction in 2016, the Riverwalk shopping centre has promised a local economic boost in the form of 120 new retail and service jobs on top of the 195 construction...
Gala Theatre to Stage Frankenstein

Gala Theatre to Stage Frankenstein

An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein is to be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre.  The play, put on by the touring company Blackeyed Theatre, will be a highly original interpretation of Shelley’s...

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