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Durham Market Place’s Controversial Equestrian Statue – Tantrums, Suicide & Bankruptcy

Probably the most prominent landmark in Durham Market Place is the huge, double life-sized statue of a military-looking gentleman on a horse.Though he towers over the Market Place in all his martial pomp, many...

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...

Shielding Residents Advised to Stay at Home for Another Month

County Durham residents who were asked to stay isolated are urged to take extra care as restrictions begin to ease. It follows updated government advice stating that although people who are shielding remain vulnerable, they...

Drive-Through Birth Registrations Are Now A Thing

A special drive-through service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births. Local authorities were forced to suspend birth registrations in March by the Government.Changes...

Upgrades to Walking and Cycling Routes in Durham

"Temporary measures" which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid. The Council has been successful in applying for...
Get Tips from the Very Best Musicians at Durham Brass Festival

Get Tips from the Very Best Musicians at Durham Brass Festival

The Brass Festival is coming to Durham this summer and up-and-coming musicians will have the chance to learn from some of the world’s jazz greats. A summer school – led by ace trombonist Jiggs Whigham...
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Durham Vocal Festival to Fill City with Song

Durham Vocal Festival is set to return to Durham City this winter.The festival, which will take place from Saturday 27th January to Saturday 10th February, will see Durham play host to world famous vocalists,...
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Renowned Orchestra to Perform Handel’s Messiah in Durham Cathedral

A world-famous orchestra will kick off the Durham Vocal Festival with a powerful performance of Handel’s Messiah.The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will open the festival – along with the...
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Durham Business Park to Bring 6,000 Jobs & £400 Million Economic Boost

The ongoing development of a Durham City business park could lead to the creation of 6,000 jobs and boost the local economy by £400 million.The Aykley Heads business park – just a few minutes’...
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The Faithful Durhams: Fighting for a Full-time Home for the DLI Collection

After a two-year struggle, a campaign group called The Faithful Durhams feel they are finally making progress in securing a permanent home for the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Collection.The collection – covering 200 years...

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