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Bishop Auckland offers the region’s warmest welcome

Bishop Auckland has been officially named as one of the most welcoming towns in the country as it prepares to greet thousands of new visitors. The town has become the first North East location to be awarded WorldHost Recognised Destination status, following a training initiative delivered by The Auckland Project and Durham County Council. An internationally renowned programme...

Matthew swims to gold at English Masters

Matthew Bradley of Bishop Auckland competed for the first time at the Swim England National Masters competition at the Ponds Forge International Pool in Sheffield which took place on Friday 27th and...

Performance Club status for BATTC

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club has been recognised by Table Tennis England as one of its first Performance Clubs. They will now work with national performance staff to ensure promising young...

St Mary’s roundup

St Mary’s U8 Aces had a great win over Newton Aycliffe last Saturday with goals from Harley Whittaker and Alex Simpson. The U7 Kings has a great game away at Hartlepool Saxon with Tyler Anderson...
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Christmas Market at Auckland Castle

More than 40 artisan craftspeople and food producers from across the North East are preparing for the return of the popular Christmas Market in the grounds of Auckland Castle from Friday 17th to...
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Community funds for Memory Club

Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Councillor Adam Zair visited the Memory Club on Tuesday 24th October to present members with a cheque for £258.93 from the Town Council Community Fund...
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Nation’s first Mining Art Gallery opens

The triumphant tones of one of County Durham’s oldest colliery bands marked the official opening of the region’s new Mining Art Gallery on Saturday, October 21st. The first gallery of its kind in...
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Spectacular display launches Poppy Appeal

A display of over 3,000 knitted and crocheted poppies adorned the balcony of Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Thursday 26th October after members of King James WI, assisted by more than...
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Eager Beavers raise funds for cancer charity

To date, the amazing group of girls and boys at 2nd Bishop Auckland Beavers have raised over £800 and are still counting their sponsorship money after being inspired to raise funds by...
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The Auckland Project employs 17 new apprentices

Seventeen apprentices are taking their first steps towards a new career after joining The Auckland Project. The apprentices, who are all from County Durham, have taken roles in Horticulture, Curatorial, Events, Visitor Services, Engagement and Catering at the Bishop Auckland-based charity...
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