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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...
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...
Some of the rubbish left outside of Sharon Boardman’s property.

Woman fined for failing to clear rubbish

A woman who has repeatedly blighted her neighbours’ lives by leaving rubbish outside of her home has been ordered to pay out almost...
Chilton Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth Bruce (second from right) and other volunteers at this year’s Family Fun Day at the Miners Welfare Recreation Ground.

Sun comes out for Fun Day

Fortunately for local residents, the terrible wet weather running up to the Family Fun Day at Chilton’s Miners Welfare Recreation Ground eased...
The landslip at the edge of the B6300 and the East Coast Mainline.

Road to close for essential work

A road is set to close for several months to allow major roadworks to take place, safeguarding the future of the link...
An artist’s impression of the entrance to the new centre.

Public asked for views on Durham History Centre

Residents are being invited to give their views on designs for a new history centre for County Durham. A...
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...
Mark Solan receiving his Points of Light award from Helen Goodman MP on behalf of the Prime Minister.

Charity founder receives award

Mark Solan, founder of the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust, has been awarded a Points of Light award for his work...
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...
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Auckland Croquet Club proved too strong for Tyneside Hunters in their first league match of the season.

Good start for Croquet Club

Auckland Croquet Club, based at the Miners Recreation Ground in Chilton, got their league season off to a good start when they...