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Owl and the Pussycat

Spring Programme Announced for Durham’s Gala Theatre

A brand new production of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, a drama inspired by the detective tales of Agatha Christie, and kids’ shows featuring whacky inventions and incredible monsters are just some of the highlights...

Relaxation of Concessionary Travel in County Durham to End Next Week

A temporary relaxation of concessionary travel arrangements in County Durham will end next week to help bus companies manage anti-social distancing. As more people return to work, public transport operators across the region face the...
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Gala Play to Tell Story of Scots Soldiers Locked in Durham Cathedral

Durham’s Gala Theatre is to stage a play based on the tragic story of a group of Scottish soldiers who were imprisoned in Durham Cathedral. The soldiers were captured during the Battle of Dunbar in...
empty houses

Council May Buy Up Empty Homes to Slash County Durham Homelessness

Durham County Council is considering buying up empty properties to help those facing homelessness. The council’s cabinet will next week be asked to approve a request for £500,000 to...
Enterprising Durham Mum Creates Christmas Toy Hit

Enterprising Durham Mum Creates Christmas Toy Hit

An enterprising Durham Mum is building up a successful business, which all started on the day she couldn’t find a suitable toy for her child. Sarah Greenwell, 34, was inspired to create Elf For...
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...
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County Durham Kids Shine in Song for Europe Contest

Children from across County Durham have taken part in their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest. Over 300 children from 24 schools were in Durham City last week to participate in the fourth annual...
Finance Durham Fund Manager Announces Virtual Funding Clinics Across Durham

Finance Durham Fund Manager Announces Virtual Funding Clinics Across Durham

Maven Capital Partners, Fund Manager for Finance Durham, has announced a series of 1-2-1 virtual funding clinics set to launch next month. The support sessions will enable companies to identify the most suitable type...
MP Holden Meets With Local Farmers Alongside Rural Payments Agency's CEO

MP Holden Meets With Local Farmers Alongside Rural Payments Agency’s CEO

On Friday Richard Holden MP brought Paul Caldwell, CEO of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), and other RPA and DEFRA officials to Weardale, to meet with local farmers to explain themselves directly and answer questions on the future of farming.  With...
Protecting Health And Wellbeing During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Protecting Health And Wellbeing During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, access to GP services and ongoing work to improve health and wellbeing will be discussed by councillors next week. In her annual report, Amanda Healy, County Durham’s Director of Public...

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