Left to right: Michael Millmore, Morrison Lodges Banner Group; Louise Smith, library operations officer; Cllr Katie Corrigan, Durham County Council Chairman; Cllr Jeanette Stephenson; Cllr Carole Hampson, Mayor of Stanley Town Council; Alan Mardghum, President/Secretary of the Durham Miner’s Association and Cllr Joan Nicholson.

Replica miners’ banner finds new home in library

A new replica miners’ banner has been officially unveiled at a County Durham library, celebrating the county’s rich mining past and the people who...
The historic Grade II listed Durham Miners Hall.

Securing the future of historic Pitman’s Parliament

Councillors will be asked to back ambitious plans to restore one of County Durham’s most prestigious buildings next week. The...
Bishop Auckland College students celebrate their graduation at the ceremony at Durham Cathedral.

Bishop praises graduates at Durham Cathedral ceremony

The Bishop of Durham congratulated nearly 100 higher education students for their success at Bishop Auckland College’s showcase graduation ceremony at Durham...
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.
Graham Cozens, Clean and Green team leader with the spectacular floral display at Durham County Cricket Club.

Cricket fans bowled over by bouncing buds

Visitors to this year’s Cricket World Cup in County Durham are being welcomed by a 3D cricket-inspired floral display. Durham...
Oompah Brass are the UK’s original rock and roll oompah band and are one of the many street bands performing at this year’s festival.

Brass festival brings the party to people

Streets and parks across County Durham will come alive next month when a feel-good music festival makes its joyous return.
A Cricket World Cup fanzone in Nottingham.

Cricket World Cup fever gripping County Durham

Cricket World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation and one of the world’s biggest sport events is now just days...
Pupils take part in a ukulele lesson.

Thousands take part in Big Play

Thousands of young people from across County Durham and Darlington picked up their musical instruments making the region come alive with the sound of...
Cllr Carl Marshall, Cabinet member for economic regeneration (left) and Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, with the electric road sweeper.

Going green to keep Durham’s streets clean

The North East’s largest council is trialling new electric cleaning equipment as part of its fight against climate change. Members...
Jack Wilkinson, operations manager at BIFFA, with Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships at Durham County Council, and Oliver Sherratt, the council’s head of environment, at the BIFFA plant in Washington, where recycling from County Durham is processed.

County Durham recyclers reminded not to use bags

Residents are being reminded not to place items inside bags when filling their recycling bins and boxes. Stickers will be...
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