The Great TreePlacement

Trees will be planted as part of the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF), after the Council bagged almost £500,000 for ready to...

Vital Lifesaving Equipment Installed in County Durham Villages

Devices that can save the lives of heart attack victims have been installed in three County Durham villages. Defibrillators – machines that deliver electric shocks...

95% of Durham Kids Get First Choice Secondary Schools

More than 5,000 County Durham pupils have secured a place at one of their chosen secondary schools for the 2017/18 academic year.  On 1st March,...

County Durham Multi-Agency recovery effort supported by Army after Storm Arwen

Military personnel are supporting efforts this weekend to help those in County Durham affected by Storm Arwen. Troops were yesterday deployed to areas in the...

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...

£2.2m to Support Families in Need

News that a programme providing tailored support to vulnerable families has been extended for three years has been welcomed by a North East council. As...

Snap General Election: Which North East Seats Could Change Colour?

Today Theresa May shocked many by announcing her intention to hold a snap general election on June 8th.  According to electoral law, two-thirds of MPs...

2000-Year-Old County Durham Roman Bath House Reopens

A Roman fort and bath house – which dates back to 75 A.D. – has now reopened to the public. The remains of Binchester Roman...

Thousands of County Durham homes to receive energy efficiency improvements

A North East council has secured £10 million in funding to help housing associations make major energy efficiency improvements to their properties. Durham County Council...

Hundreds of County Durham Residents Contribute to Mining Artwork

Hundreds of people from County Durham have helped create an artwork that celebrates the area’s mining heritage. The artwork is a replica lead mining tub,...

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