Durham News

Aycliffe Secure Children's Home Receives 'Outstanding' Status By Ofsted

Aycliffe Secure Children’s Home Receives ‘Outstanding’ Status By Ofsted

A secure children's home in County Durham which provides high-quality, specialist accommodation for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 has retained its ‘Outstanding’ status following a recent inspection. Durham County Council’s Aycliffe...
Veterans And Armed Forces Community Artwork Being Exhibited At Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Veterans And Armed Forces Community Artwork Being Exhibited At Bishop Auckland Town Hall

A free exhibition featuring artwork from veterans and the Armed Forces community officially opened to the public at the weekend. Visitors to Explore Life Through Soldiers’ Eyes, at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, can now explore...
PLANS FOR RESTORATION OF FORMER DURHAM MINERS’ HALL GET GREEN LIGHT

Plans For Restoration Of Former Durham Miners’ Hall Get Green Light

Plans for the multi-million-pound refurbishment and extension of Durham Miners Hall have been approved. Durham County Council has backed the proposals to secure the future of the hall. Known as Redhills, the hall opened in...
A Revamp Project is Set to Shine New Light onto Historic Durham Cathedral

A Revamp Project is Set to Shine New Light onto Historic Durham Cathedral

A team has been working carefully to develop a new lighting scheme that will be more efficient and reduce carbon emissions by employing the latest LED technology. Durham County Council is embarking on the specialist...
Science Comes to Durham’s Streets!

Science Comes to Durham’s Streets!

Durham Markets Company is holding its first Children’s Science and Fun Day at the end of the Easter Holidays, with children invited to have fun with experiments, pen sci-fi stories, build their own robots...

Creating warm spaces across County Durham

Community groups and organisations across County Durham are being offered financial support to become Warm Spaces. Durham County Council is working alongside the County Durham Community Foundation (the Foundation) to offer funding to the voluntary...
Growing Up in County Durham: A Collaborative Strategy for Children's Care and Support

Growing Up in County Durham: A Collaborative Strategy for Children’s Care and Support

A new strategy for children's services called Growing Up in County Durham (GUiCD) has been launched by Durham County Council, with the active involvement of young people in the area. The strategy for 2023-2025 builds...
Richard Holden MP Response to Boundary Commission Abolition of North West Durham

Richard Holden MP Response to Boundary Commission Abolition of North West Durham

Following today’s news that the Boundary Commission was going ahead with the abolition of North West Durham, Richard Holden MP said: "I am deeply disappointed - and frankly devastated - that the Boundary Commission has...
Preserving Tradition: County Durham Gears Up for Annual Hedgelaying Contest

Preserving Tradition: County Durham Gears Up for Annual Hedgelaying Contest

Next month, talented rural artisans will compete for the esteemed title of County Durham's finest hedgelayer in an annual competition. The 24th Durham Hedgelaying Competition will be held at Woodland Hall Farm, Knitsley on Friday...
Lumiere 2023: Illuminating Durham's Emerging Artists

Lumiere 2023: Illuminating Durham’s Emerging Artists

During Lumiere 2023, the vibrant streets of Durham City and Bishop Auckland were illuminated with dazzling displays and showcased local artists' talents. As a highlight of this year's light-art biennial, the Durham County Council's community...

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