Durham News

Castle Chare Fountain in Bishop Auckland Restored

A 19th century water fountain built by a movement against alcohol has been returned to its former glory as part of a heritage project. The Castle Chare fountain in Bishop Auckland, erected in 1873 by...
Government’s Culture Recovery Fund gives grants to Ushaw College and Durham & Darlington Music Education Hub

Government’s Culture Recovery Fund gives grants to Ushaw College and Durham & Darlington Music...

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, welcomed £862,664 worth of Government grant funding provided to Durham & Darlington Music Education Hub and Ushaw College. The funding represents the first tranche of support being provided...
Durham and Darlington Recognised For Digital Technology Use In Care Homes

Durham and Darlington Recognised For Digital Technology Use In Care Homes

Ground-breaking digital technology created specifically for use in County Durham and Darlington care homes has been recognised with a prestigious national award. Durham County Council and County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) worked...
£3.6m Funding Boost For New Durham City Bus Station

£3.6m Funding Boost For New Durham City Bus Station

Work to create a modern and vibrant new bus station for Durham City is set to press ahead after a multi-million-pound funding package was approved. The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has allocated £3.6million...
Flood Prevention Works For Chester-Le-Street Worth £6 Million Now Complete

Flood Prevention Works For Chester-Le-Street Worth £6 Million Now Complete

A £6 million flood prevention scheme for Chester-le-Street is now complete. The project has seen the opening up of a 90m stretch of the Cong Burn which, for more than 50 years, has run underneath...
Celebrating Heroes Taking A Stand For A Green And Sustainable Environment

Celebrating Heroes Taking A Stand For A Green And Sustainable Environment

Individuals, groups and businesses who have gone the extra mile to help improve the environment in County Durham in the past year are being invited to be recognised at a special awards ceremony. This week...
New Tourism Partnership Signed To Support Region-To-Region Tourism

New Tourism Partnership Signed To Support Region-To-Region Tourism

Durham County Council and A Coruña Provincial Council in northwest Spain have signed a region-to-region tourism collaboration agreement. Endorsed at a hybrid meeting attended by representatives from both councils, the new alliance includes a collaboration...
Durham County Council Searches for 'Real Nappy Advisors'

Durham County Council Searches for ‘Real Nappy Advisors’

Have you ever thought you might like to spend your time persuading County Durham’s parents of the benefits of ‘real’ rather than disposable nappies? If you would, Durham County Council wants to hear from...
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County Durham Gets Back to Normal as Snow Eases Off

With the heavy snows and extreme wintery weather finally slackening off, County Durham is rapidly getting back to normal.  Almost all the roads that were closed because of the snow have now reopened. At the...
Charity Shop Forum

Look Dapper in Donated Clothes – And Help Save the Planet!

Members of a new County Durham charity shop association recently posed for pictures wearing entirely donated clothes. The members – who were raising awareness of the environmental benefits of second-hand clothes and upcycling – all...

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