Durham News

Robert Smith of The Cure Becomes Patron for Heart Research UK

Robert Smith of The Cure Becomes Patron for Heart Research UK

Robert Smith, of the alternative rock band The Cure, has become a Patron for national charity Heart Research UK. Robert, who is the only continuous member of the legendary band that he co-founded in 1976,...

June is Bike Month!

Everyone in the UK is invited to join Bike Month, a national campaign to get more people on bikes. As part of Bike Month, The Council has teamed up with Love to Ride, to encourage...
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Deadline Approaching for Those Who Want Postal Votes or Aren’t Registered

With the general election coming up in December, the deadline is approaching fast for County Durham residents who need to apply for a postal vote or who are not on the electoral register.Postal votes...
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Magical Accessible Christmas Shows at Durham’s Gala Theatre

Durham’s Gala Theatre is to host a series of accessible shows to make sure that all theatregoers can enjoy its events in the run up to Christmas.The programme of inclusive events will include captioned...
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Durham’s Wharton Park Scores Grade A for Educational Visits

Durham City’s Wharton Park has won national recognition for providing high-quality educational visits.The park has received a Learning outside the Classroom Quality Badge thanks to the services it offers to local children on school...
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Mad Kings, Tragic Monarchs & Modern Politics – 3 Screenings Coming to Gala Theatre

Three National Theatre productions – all in their own way dealing with government and leadership – are to be screened live in Durham City’s Gala Theatre.The Madness of George III, The...
John Hewitt Appointed Interim Chief Executive of Durham County Council

John Hewitt Appointed Interim Chief Executive of Durham County Council

Durham County Council has named a member of its senior management team as its new interim Chief Executive. John Hewitt, corporate director of resources, will take over from current Chief Executive Terry Collins, who announced...
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Durham Cathedral Launches £10 Million Appeal for Urgent Repair Work

Durham Cathedral has launched a campaign to raise the £10 million needed to preserve the UNESCO listed monument over the next few years. The Foundation 2020 campaign, which hopes to generate the £10 million by...
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600 Honoured for Contributions to Lumiere, BRASS & Other Festivals

A 600-strong group of volunteers who have made possible County Durham festivals like BRASS, Lumiere and the Bishop Auckland Food Festival have received the county’s highest honour.Big events such as these would not be...
Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The Covid-19 Vaccine

Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The Covid-19 Vaccine

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, congratulated his constituent, Mr. Bernard Knatt, 93, of Iveston in County Durham, who received the Covid-19 vaccine in December and was looking forward to getting his second...

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