Durham News

County Durham Wildlife Park Receives Chairman’s Medal

County Durham Wildlife Park Receives Chairman’s Medal

A County Durham wildlife park has been recognised for its commitment to the local environment. The Chairman's Medal is the highest honour that Durham County Council can award to individuals and organisations for outstanding voluntary...
New Cultural Venue for County Durham Revealed

New Cultural Venue for County Durham Revealed

A first glimpse of an exciting new cultural venue for County Durham has been revealed. Durham County Council has released a visualisation of what the former DLI Museum and Gallery will look like after it...
Residents Urged to Beware of Scam Callers

Residents Urged to Beware of Scam Callers

Residents across County Durham are being urged to be on their guard against fraudsters trying to benefit from a national council tax rebate scheme. Durham County Council understands that callers, claiming to be from the...
County Durham Bids For Great British Railways Headquarters

County Durham Bids For Great British Railways Headquarters

County Durham’s illustrious rail heritage, thriving train building industry and pioneering cultural and economic ambitions make it the ideal home for the Great British Railways (GBR) headquarters. That is the message from Durham County Council,...
Durham Cricketers with New Electric Car Charging Infrastructure

Durham Cricketers with New Electric Car Charging Infrastructure

Players at the North East’s flagship cricket club will be superpowered in their charge for honours this season after the installation of new electric car charging infrastructure at their home ground. Durham Cricket commissioned North...
Bestselling British Author to Talk at Charity Event

Bestselling British Author to Talk at Charity Event

Sunday Times Number One Bestselling British author Adele Parks MBE will be coming to the region to provide a talk at the annual Ladies Lunch in aid of local charity St Cuthbert’s Hospice. The author,...
The Chairman of the North East’s Largest Council Plants Tree as Part of Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations

The Chairman of the North East’s Largest Council Plants Tree as Part of Queen’s...

The chairman of the North East’s largest council has planted a tree as part of an initiative which celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique scheme created to...
Street Festival in County Durham

Street Festival in County Durham

Circus acts, face painting, crafts and festival activities will be taking place across the streets of County Durham this month. Durham County Council is running a series of free festival-style events across the county’s main...
Durham County Council's Support For The People Of Ukraine

Durham County Council’s Support For The People Of Ukraine

The Leader of Durham County Council has issued a statement responding to the situation in Ukraine. Cllr Amanda Hopgood said: “We share the horror and sadness felt by people around the world at the situation...
Council Branches Out With Boost For Tree Teams

Council Branches Out With Boost For Tree Teams

A North East Council is redoubling its efforts to protect, maintain and expand its tree cover. Durham County Council is adding extra resources to its tree and specialist arborist teams to help maintain the county’s...

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