Durham News

Will Government Lockdown Continue into Summer?

Durham BRASS was due to take place across County Durham this summer, with ten days  concerts and street parties between 10 and 19 July   The Council has been obediently following the new Government lockdown laws,...
Branching out- Victorian workhouse

Did Your Victorian Ancestors Live in a County Durham Workhouse?

County Durham residents will soon have the chance to find out if any of their ancestors had connections to the region’s workhouses. Workhouses were notorious institutions where those who could not support...
County Durham Care Academy Receives £70K To Support Adult Care Staff

County Durham Care Academy Receives £70K To Support Adult Care Staff

More than £70,000 has been secured to support the training of adult social care staff across County Durham. County Durham Care Academy has been awarded a £70,165 grant by the Workforce Development Fund to help...

Dog Doo-Doo, What Will You Do?

To help get everyone into the swing of doing everything hygienically online, the Council is asking you to share your views on whether government powers to tackle dog doo-dooing and irresponsible dog ownership in...
Invitation For Employers To Join Webinar On Supporting Staff Members

Invitation For Employers To Join Webinar On Supporting Staff Members

National Carers Week is an annual event that highlights the needs of unpaid carers. Unpaid Carers are those who are caring for a friend or relative. This year CW takes place between the 7th and 13th June and...
Tabby landscape

Family Theatre Coming to Durham in the Form of Tabby McTat

County Durham’s families are to be treated to a new live theatre spectacular this Autumn. Tabby McTat the Busker’s Cat – from the creators of The Gruffalo – will be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre...
Guanless Bridge (3)

Historically Important County Durham Bridge Gets Vital Clean-up

The remains of a historically important County Durham bridge have received a much-needed makeover. Gaunless Bridge, West Auckland, was once a vital thoroughfare for the pioneering Stockton and Darlington Railway. It is believed to have...

Gilesgate Floral Tribute Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe

Every summer, The Council plants a decorative carpet bedding display in Gilesgate, and this year has chosen to pay tribute to those who fought in the second world war. Low growing bedding plants with coloured...

Miners’ Band to Play at Bishop’s Funeral

The late former Bishop of Durham David Jenkins will have his life’s work and his commitment to the region honoured by the presence of a band from the Durham Miners’ Association at his funeral. Many...
Meet Cllr Lesley Mavin: Durham's New Mayor with Deep Roots and a Passion for Education

Meet Cllr Lesley Mavin: Durham’s New Mayor with Deep Roots and a Passion for...

Durham's new mayor is Cllr Lesley Mavin, a former headteacher and lifelong resident of the city. The official appointment took place at Durham Town Hall during the annual Mayor Making Ceremony. Cllr Mavin has deep roots...

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