Durham News

Durham County Council to Focus on Tackling Poverty

Durham County Council to Focus on Tackling Poverty

Next week, councillors will hear a report on the efforts of Durham County Council and its partners to tackle poverty.Members of the council’s cabinet will be briefed on how effectively the council has...
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...
Bishop of Durham to Join Gents' Breakfast

Bishop of Durham to Join Gents’ Breakfast

The Gentlemen’s Breakfast, which takes place in Durham Market Hall on the third Wednesday of every month, will soon be welcoming a very special speaker. The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler,...
Durham County Council to Hold Consultation over Excessive 'To Let' Boards

Durham County Council to Hold Consultation over Excessive ‘To Let’ Boards

Durham County Council has announced it will be holding a public consultation over the excessive display of ‘to let’ boards by landlords in Durham City. The consultation, which starts today, will ask the public and...
Deadline for Primary School Applications Approaching

Deadline for Primary School Applications Approaching

Durham County Council has warned parents that the deadline for them to apply for primary school places is fast approaching. Applications for places for the next academic year, which begins in September 2017, should...
Durham Shopper Numbers Increased in 2016

Durham Shopper Numbers Increased in 2016

Durham bucked the national downward trend for high street footfall in 2016. Figures show a modest increase of 1.7% in the numbers of people visiting the city’s centre as compared to 2015.Adam Deathe, the...
Durham Hospital to Get New £30 Million A&E Department

Durham Hospital to Get New £30 Million A&E Department

The University Hospital of North Durham (UHND), in Durham City, is to receive a new, cutting-edge A&E department. Durham County Council has given the go ahead for the project, which should be completed by...
Jobs Could Be Created at Disused Furniture Factory

Jobs Could Be Created at Disused Furniture Factory

A planning application has been submitted to Durham County Council to turn the former site of the Ness Furniture Factory into a business hub.The ex-factory is located near Croxdale, which is between Durham City...
Durham University May Demolish Iconic Brutalist Building

Durham University May Demolish Iconic Brutalist Building

A well-known, some would say infamous, 1960s building may soon be demolished. Dunelm House, a collection of concrete cube-like structures clinging to the cliffs opposite Durham Cathedral and above the River Wear, has been...
Footage of Miners' Strike Concert Used in Student Project

Footage of Miners’ Strike Concert Used in Student Project

Newly rediscovered footage of a benefit concert held for striking miners has been used in a student project. Media students at New College Durham edited a film of the concert – which had never...

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