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.
Members of The Auckland Project’s Parks & Gardens Team planting the orchard at the Walled Garden. Photo: Jamie Sproates, courtesy of The Auckland Project

Planting begins at Walled Garden

The shoots of change are springing up as a new orchard is planted in one of County Durham’s oldest walled gardens.
Cllr Sam Zair, Lynn Albury from Butterwick Hospice, James Wilson of Durham Markets Company and Heather Price from Eats of Spain, one of the traders at the Full Moon Market.

Big Brass Bus at Full Moon Market

The Full Moon Street Food Market is joining the Big BRASS Bus when it comes to Bishop Auckland Market Place on Thursday...
Town Mayor, Cllr Joy Allen presenting the Community Fund grant to members of Bishop Auckland Bowling Club. Photo: Christine Percival.

Bowling Club awarded grant

A grant of £500 has been awarded to Bishop Auckland Bowling Club from the Town Council’s Community Fund. Town...
Sheilah Metcalfe CDPO, Ann Naisbitt, volunteer coordinator for the clubs, with some of the members.

Vital support for local clubs

Two clubs which aim to reduce isolation and loneliness have secured over £6,000 in funding so they can continue for another year....
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...
This overloaded vehicle was recovered so that the excess weight could be safely removed.

Overloaded vehicles stopped during flytipping operation

Vehicles being used to transport controlled waste have been inspected at the roadside during an operation to clamp down on rubbish being...
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...
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Staff at Livin raised funds for the Bradely Lowery Foundation by wearing their favourite football top to work.

Local housing provider shows its colours for Bradley

A day of fundraising took place on Friday 12 July in memory of Bradley Lowery, who sadly passed away in 2017. 
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