Shildon Railway Institute is in financial difficulties

Shildon Railway Institute could close

The committee of the Shildon Railway Institute - the “Stute” as it’s affectionately known locally - has confirmed that it expects the...
Boys Climbing Fence, Norman Cornish. Copyright: © Estate of Norman Cornish. Courtesy of Mining Art Gallery, The Auckland Project.

Norman Cornish Centenary commemorated

The County Durham mining community that provided a lifetime of inspiration for artist Norman Cornish, will sit at the heart of a...
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...
Foreman Franky Shields, Operative Andrew Bridgewater, Contract Manager Neil Summerson and Highway Services Manager, Mark Readman at the site.

Work to stabilise road completed

Essential work to stabilise the scenic Dial Stob Hill at Binchester, is now complete.  The work targeted a 180m...
Members of the Young Archaeologists’ Club learn how to use a Magnetic Susceptibility Meter. Photo: Barry Pells, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

Young archaeologists uncover past

Children as young as seven, are getting hands on with history as founding members of a new Young Archaeologists’ Club. 
Colin Barnes, Brian Walker, Sara Swales and pupils Alexa and Harry with the new Go Read Bus.

School launches library on wheels

A Go North East bus has been transformed into an inspirational learning environment, to encourage students with special educational needs to read...
Benjamin, Kaden, Anya, Emily, Eliza, Aiden, James, India, Poppy and Tobias from St Charles with their teaching assistants Mrs Ingleby and Mrs Beard.

St Charles pupils stand tallest in growing challenge

Children from St Charles RVCA Primary School in Spennymoor have been standing proud since finding out that they grew the tallest sunflower...
Edna Ripley, born in Spennymoor, accepts the Chairman’s Medal from Cllr John Lethbridge.

Edna receives Chairman’s Medal

A blind woman who has dedicated her life to helping others with a visual impairment has been awarded County Durham’s highest honour.
Karen Milburn Duty Officer at Newton Aycliffe Library, Lilly Frith aged 3 from Shildon, Lacey Hobson aged 5 from Newton Aycliffe, Cllr Joy Allen Cabinet member for transformation Laina Hooper aged 3 from Chilton and Sophie Hobson aged 8 from Newton Aycliffe.

App offers 24/7 library access

Story lovers can now access hundreds more free eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere, with County Durham libraries online. Library members can...
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...
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