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Prepare for Spooky Halloween Fun as Fright Night Returns to Durham

A scary family show is set to return to Durham’s Wharton Park this Halloween.  Following the success of last year’s event, Fright Night will be back on Saturday 28th October – featuring an all-new...
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Durham University Ranked as 4th Best in the UK

Durham University has been ranked as the fourth best higher education institution in the country, according to The Guardian University League Tables for 2018.The fourth placed ranking is the highest Durham has ever achieved...

Richard Holden MP Welcomes Funding for National and Local Homelessness Charities

The government has announced that £6 million will be made available for frontline homelessness charities. The funding will go via a bidding process to over 130 homelessness charities across the country to help them provide...

‘On Stage: Online’ Theatre Festival Line Up

The list of County Durham artists who will take part in a series of exciting virtual theatre performances has been revealed. On Stage: Online, organised by Durham County Council’s Gala Theatre and Durham University, will...
Durham Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

Durham Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute between Durham County Council and its teaching assistants, the TAs represented by Unison have voted to take strike action. The dispute centres on changes the council would...
County's Growth Fund Awards Grants Worth £225K To Help Create Manufacturing Jobs

County’s Growth Fund Awards Grants Worth £225K To Help Create Manufacturing Jobs

The County Durham Growth Fund has awarded grants of nearly a quarter of a million to two manufacturers from across the county, helping to create over 30 jobs. Established in April 2019, the fund is...
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,...
Durham Welcomes in Chinese New Year

Durham Welcomes in Chinese New Year

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, which will be welcomed in Durham with some rather colourful celebrations.The Year of the Rooster will last from 28th January 2017 to 15th February...
Alderson’s Family Funerals Celebrating A Century Of Serving Its Local Community

Alderson’s Family Funerals Celebrating A Century Of Serving Its Local Community

An established County Durham family funeral business is celebrating a century of serving its local community. Alderson’s Family Funerals had its roots established in 1921 in Ushaw Moor when Robert William Alderson founded a joinery...

Council Leaders Request Local Control Over “Culture Rescue” Funding

North East council leaders are calling on the Government to allow decisions about the £1.57 billion "culture rescue" package to be made locally. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media...

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