Durham News

Exciting Season of Shows Coming up at Durham's Gala Theatre

Exciting Season of Shows Coming up at Durham’s Gala Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for a new, exciting season of shows at Durham’s Gala Theatre. With the Brass Festival returning to Durham for its 11th year, the Gala is set to host a number...
Easter Family Fun at Durham's Gala Theatre

Easter Family Fun at Durham’s Gala Theatre

Durham’s Gala Theatre will be staging two family friendly shows over the Easter period. Those looking for pre-historic adventures might enjoy Dinosaur World. This new, interactive show will feature a number of lifelike monsters such...
Durham Schools Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

Durham Schools Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

Two County Durham schools have seen their Ofsted ratings go up from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.  ‘Outstanding’ is the highest Ofsted ranking available. Ofsted – the Office for Standards in Education – is the government body...
Durham Oriental Museum to Honour Forgotten Chinese WWI Volunteers

Durham Oriental Museum to Honour Forgotten Chinese WWI Volunteers

Durham University’s Oriental Museum is to stage an exhibition – entitled A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front – about the role of Chinese volunteers in the First...
Durham University Still Needs EU Students, Say Vice Chancellor and MP

Durham University Still Needs EU Students, Say Vice Chancellor and MP

Durham City’s MP and Durham University’s vice chancellor have both spoken out on the importance of EU students to Durham University. Both have insisted that the university must remain attractive to such students –...
Durham Brass Festival to Return this Summer

Durham Brass Festival to Return this Summer

Durham Brass Festival – which will feature sounds ranging from soul to jazz to traditional brass band music to classical – is set to return to the city for the eleventh time this summer. The...
Police, Prison and Business Bosses to Stage Sleepout to Help Homeless

Police, Prison and Business Bosses to Stage Sleepout to Help Homeless

High-ranking police officers, a prison governor and local business leaders are planning to spend a night sleeping rough in the cloisters of Durham Cathedral. The event, organised by CEO Sleepout, aims to raise awareness...
Help Shape the Future of Cancer Support in County Durham

Help Shape the Future of Cancer Support in County Durham

McMillan Cancer Support is looking for people in County Durham who can help shape cancer advice and support services. McMillan’s Joining the Dots project would like to find people who have been affected by the...
Bishop of Durham to Bless Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Bishop of Durham to Bless Bishop Auckland Food Festival

This year’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival (BAFF) is to begin with a blessing from the Right Reverend Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham. The Bishop – together with Durham County Council’s cabinet member for economic...
Jobs growth in County Durham above Average for UK

Jobs Growth in County Durham above Average for UK

In spite of the economic and political problems Britain has wrestled with in recent years, there is good news about the job situation in County Durham. Estimates based on the latest statistics suggest that there...

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