Durham County Council has re-introduced its ‘pick and collect’ service for the duration of the latest lockdown.

Library collection scheme reintroduced in County Durham

A collection service that enabled County Durham residents to access library books during the initial coronavirus lockdown has been reintroduced.
Durham County Council has launches free school meals scheme for half-term.

Council launches free school meals scheme for half-term

As children across County Durham begin their half-term holiday, a new scheme has been launched to support families who rely on free...
Bob and Hannah, from Kitchen Zoo, recording The Gingerbread Man (Skeleton) for the virtual event.

Virtual storytelling for families returns with a seasonal twist

Creative craft sessions and a spook-tastic story will be available online for families to enjoy this half term. Durham...
Durham County Council logo with rainbow

Council steps in to provide half term school meals support scheme

Senior members of Durham County Council’s Cabinet have met to discuss a scheme to provide support for eligible families during next week’s...
Daisy Arts runs Covid-safe adult craft sessions on Friday mornings. Photo Credit: Daisy Arts

North East communities tackle Covid through high spirits

From Friday, September 18, stricter lockdown measures were introduced for parts of North East England which included Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South...
Original sleeper stones from the Stockton & Darlington Railway at Shildon

Sleepers keep heritage story on track

Members of the Brusselton Incline Group have collaborated with local businesses and Durham County Council to introduce a new rail heritage installation...
Park Head Hotel, in Bishop Auckland, won an award last year for its efforts to significantly reduce its amount of general waste.

Entries open for 31st Environment Awards

A prestigious County Durham award, which celebrates groups and individuals who are championing a greener environment, is looking for entrants for its...
Sunnydale School

County Council pledge public consultation on Sunnydale

In a letter to the Crier this week (see below for full content), Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for children and young...
Claire Yeoman, Training Hub Co-ordinator, Hartlepool and East Durham MIND and Iain Caldwell, Chief Executive Officer, Hartlepool and East Durham MIND.

Free training hub to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

A free training hub is raising the standard of mental health support for employees across County Durham. Small and...
Sunnydale School has been the victim of "managed decline" argues Kelly Ambrosini and its possible closure must be resisted.

Managed decline: the slow death of Sunnydale must be resisted

It is over seven months since Durham County Council announced there would be an inspection of the Sunnydale campus of Greenfield Community...
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Work is underway to transform the outdated Festival Walk shopping precinct in Spennymoor.

Works begin at Festival Walk

Work to transform the outdated Festival Walk shopping precinct in Spennymoor has started this week. Redevelopment plans were finalised...
Bishops Pipers sound Reveille during the Chilton Remembrance service.

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Spennymoor's official Remembrance service.

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