Durham News

Ahead of Schedule: Traffic Light Installation on A690 Near West Rainton Completed

Ahead of Schedule: Traffic Light Installation on A690 Near West Rainton Completed

The installation of traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing on the A690 near West Rainton has been finished three weeks earlier than anticipated. The new signal-controlled junctions at Pittington Road and West Rainton have been...
Discovering the Hidden Treasures of County Durham: A Homebuyer's Guide

Discovering the Hidden Treasures of County Durham: A Homebuyer’s Guide

An esteemed county in the North East, renowned for its city and cathedral, is unveiling its lesser-known gems to potential homebuyers hailing from all corners of the United Kingdom. While Durham itself routinely attracts visitors...
Durham Golfer Lucy Nimmo's Dual Pursuit of Golf and Fine Art at SCAD

Durham Golfer Lucy Nimmo’s Dual Pursuit of Golf and Fine Art at SCAD

A GIFTED teenage golfer with a flair for fine art and textiles has accepted a place at one of the top art schools in America and an offer to join its esteemed women’s golf...
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Outdoor Classroom to Be Built on Riverbank below Durham Cathedral

An unusual classroom is being built on the banks of the River Wear in woodland below Durham Cathedral.  Natural materials – especially willow – are being used so that the classroom fits in with the...
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Lights to Go off in Durham for Earth Hour 2018

County Durham’s residents, companies and schools are being encouraged to switch their lights off for one hour as part of the Earth Hour 2018 project. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth...
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County Durham Hopes to Gain from £4.5 Million Credit Union Merger

It is hoped that the merger of two of County Durham’s credit union banks will bring benefits to savers. The merger of NEFirst Credit Union and Prince Bishops Community Bank took place on 1st June...
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Disadvantaged Durham Kids Will Have Presents to Open this Christmas

Kids from struggling County Durham families will have a little something to open on Christmas Day – thanks to the generosity of staff at Durham County Council. Both elected...
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Generous Durham Firm Gives Local Charity Vital Boost

A County Durham firm has made a vital donation to a community café that helps people with special needs. Workwear Express – based near Durham City – made the donation to Learning for Life, a...
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Live Screenings of Shakespeare & Noel Coward Coming to Durham Gala

Durham’s Gala Theatre is to host live screenings of two compelling plays that deal with the dark side of money, success and fame. Timon of Athens is an adaptation of The Life of Timon of...

Council Launches Virtual Support Hubs and Suspends Park & Ride

Park and ride services in Durham City are to close temporarily, and a helpline, webpage and support network have been set up to help those struggling during the Coronavirus nuisance Buses and Parking: The council has...

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