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Durham Vocal Festival to Bring Week of Music to City

Durham Vocal Festival to Bring Week of Music to City

A week-long festival of choral music is due to be staged in Durham. The Durham Vocal Festival, which will begin on Saturday 28th January, is set to feature performances from composer and conductor Will...
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Durham City Hopes for Victory as Britain in Bloom Judges Visit

Durham City, hoping for yet another victory in the Britain in Bloom contest, welcomed judges from the competition earlier this week.The judges – from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals...

Home Schooling in County Durham

Following a rise in the numbers of children being educated at home, Durham County Council’s Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee conducted a review. The review looked at the levels and demographics of...
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Durham Hymns to Return for First World War Centenary

The Durham Hymns – songs that echo the voices of those affected by the First World War – will be performed again in Durham to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the...
County Durham Specialist Cleaning Company Expands Nationally

County Durham Specialist Cleaning Company Expands Nationally

A County Durham industrial cleaning contractor has its sights set on national expansion after growth fuelled by Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP) Incubator Zone EMCON exhibition. Ferryhill-based Orca Cleaning Services is one of over 50...
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Safety Fears Close Dramatic 200-Year-Old Durham Suspension Bridge

A 200-year-old footbridge that dramatically spans the upper reaches of the River Tees has been closed for safety reasons.Visitors to the waterfalls of High Force and Low Force may now have to walk a...
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County Durham Pledges to Fight the Scourge of Plastic Pollution

Do you know that during the last decade more plastic has been produced than in the whole of the previous 100 years and that 50% of all plastics are used just once and thrown away?
Adult Learners Recognised For Their Hard Work In Making A Difference

Adult Learners Recognised For Their Hard Work In Making A Difference

A festival that promotes lifelong learning in adults has been celebrating individuals and organisations who have gone above and beyond in their learning. Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) hosts an annual...
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Work Starts on £4.5 Million Durham Junction Improvement Scheme

Work has begun on a £4.5-million scheme to improve a vital County Durham junction.The work – on Junction 61 of the A1 (M) at Bowburn – will see new lanes constructed and existing lanes...
County Durham Families Invited To The Outdoor Festival IncludFEST

County Durham Families Invited To The Outdoor Festival IncludFEST

Deaf and disabled children and young people and their Families from County Durham are invited to attend IncludFEST, a FREE-TO-ATTEND outdoor accessible and inclusive arts festival taking place at Ushaw College in Durham on...

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