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County Durham Prepares for Travellers Heading to Appleby Horse Fair

Preparations are underway in County Durham to assist Travellers and Gypsies passing through the county to Appleby Horse Fair. The event, in Appleby, Cumbria, will take place between Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th June. A...
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Havin’ It Large – 90s-style Rave Coming to Durham Festival

For those of us old enough to remember the joys of “havin’ it large” in the early 90s rave scene, a Durham festival this summer will have a treat in store. Durham’s BRASS festival might...
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Fantastic Fun for Durham Youngsters at Gala Theatre this Spring

Some fantastic shows for younger theatregoers are coming up at the Durham Gala this spring. The family-friendly entertainment will range from spellbinding adaptations of popular children’s books to fun scientific experiments. Tickets are now on sale...

Bishop Auckland Food Festival Goes Online

The Council’s annual Bishop Auckland Food Festival, originally scheduled to take place on 18 and 19 April, was cancelled, so a virtual food festival will support the traders instead With the nation under state lockdown...

£1,700 for Knitting Project to Raise Money for the NHS

A crafty new project is helping to tackle social isolation in Durham City and surrounding areas caused by the current lockdown by encouraging people to get out their knitting needles and crochet hooks. Sandra Almeida...

Home Schooling in County Durham

Following a rise in the numbers of children being educated at home, Durham County Council’s Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee conducted a review. The review looked at the levels and demographics of...

Park View School Receives Grant to Produce Visors

Park View School received a grant of £8,772 to enable its Design Faculty to produce visors, which it is donating to doctors’ surgeries and care homes. The money was managed through The Council’s Chester-le-Street and...
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...
UK Public Invited To Create BRILLIANT Artwork For Lumiere

UK Public Invited To Create BRILLIANT Artwork For Lumiere

Today, Monday 11 January, Artichoke, the producers of extraordinary large-scale events, has launched BRILLIANT, a £50,000 nationwide commissioning scheme for new works for the UK's leading light art event. Six awards will be made,...
Remembering VE Day 1945 With Record Office’s Third Thursday Talk Series

Remembering VE Day 1945 With Record Office’s Third Thursday Talk Series

County Durham residents can find out more about the history of County Durham this month. Durham County Record Office, which is run by Durham County Council, is offering three fascinating talks across March, following...

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