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Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727–1788), Wooded Landscape with a Milkmaid, Rustic Lovers, and a Herdsman c.1775–1777. Oil on canvas. © Private Collection, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

World famous masterpieces coming to Bishop Auckland

World renowned masterpieces are coming to Bishop Auckland as a new art gallery prepares to open its doors. Launching...
The Digital Durham team on the steps of County Hall.

Digital Durham recognised for transforming broadband speeds

Digital Durham, a programme which aims to boost broadband speeds for businesses and residents across the region has won a prestigious accolade. The project, which...
New Dance Generation take to Gala Theatre Stage

New Dance Generation take to Gala Theatre Stage

On Saturday 9th June, over 30 dancers from Ferryhill’s New Dance Generation took to the stage at Durham’s Gala Theatre in The Big Dance...
The A689 Coundon bypass was closed for most of the weekend after police stopped a motorhome containing explosive materials.

Man in court after Coundon road closure

A man will appear in court today (Monday 1st July) following a police operation in Bishop Auckland over the weekend.
Big Spring Clean up County Durham

Big Spring Clean needs litter heroes

Communities and volunteers across County Durham and Darlington are being urged to take part in the eleventh annual Big Spring Clean litter-picking campaign. LitterFree Durham,...
Stephen is set to be deported to Vietnam, where he was trafficked into slavery as a child orphan.

Petition to keep ‘Stephen’ in UK surpasses 100,000 signatures

As the deadline looms for the Home Office decision on the fate of Rev. David Tomlinson and family’s 19-year-old foster son and brother, the...
David Mason at Binchester Roman Fort.

Dig deeper into local archaeology

An annual day for archaeology enthusiasts is back next month. County Durham Archaeology Day, arranged and hosted annually by...
Durham Record Office volunteer Bridget Cox and principal archivist Gill Parkes examine paintings and drawings from DLI soldiers which will be catalogued as part of The DLI: A Whole New Story project.

National grant allows new DLI stories to be told

More fascinating stories and images from one of the UK’s most extensive regimental archives will be revealed to the public thanks to a major...
Safe Durham Partnership has issued safety advice for festive revellers.

Safety advice issued to festive revellers

Festive revellers are being urged not to walk home along rivers, and to look out for their mates. The Safe Durham Partnership (SDP) is issuing...
The Big Brass Bash is set to return to Spennymoor’s Jubilee Park on 19th July.

Big Brass Bash returns to Spennymoor

Top brass bands are once again set to party in the parks of County Durham this summer when Brass, Durham’s liveliest festival,...
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