County Hall, Durham County Council

25 March update on Durham County council services

Durham County Council is providing regular updates to residents on the impact of services as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Local Catholic churches become virtual

All Catholic churches in the area are now closed for public worship.  A spokesperson said: "Up-to-date information will...
Durham Constabulary

Durham Constabulary response to Covid-19

Chief Superintendent Chris Curtis, the officer in charge of Durham Constabulary’s response to the outbreak, says that police will continue to be...
County Hall, Durham County Council

Council’s continuing response to COVID-19

Durham County Council has announced further details of how its services and events are affected in response to government guidance on Coronavirus.
Terence Cuneo's painting of Locomotion’s historic first passenger carrying run in 1825

It’s coming home: Locomotion No.1 set for permanent return to Shildon

This pioneering locomotive hauled the first train to Stockton, cementing Shildon’s place as the ‘Cradle of the Railways’ – the world’s first,...


The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has unveiled the fourth cohort of its dedicated scale-up programme, the Scale-up Leader’s Academy. Launched in 2017, it...

24/7 defibrillator installed after Mayor’s fundraising success

Since becoming the Mayor of Shildon in May this year, Cllr Peter Quinn has been working to raise funds for the good...

15th Birthday Gala Draws Crowds to Locomotion

More than 3,500 people visited a special gala event at Locomotion in Shildon last weekend to mark the museum’s 15th birthday.
After being born 10 weeks early, Finlay Clark was nursed back to full health by his parents and the neonatal team at University Hospital North Durham

Finley and family celebrate milestone birthday

Today (26 September) is Finley Clark's first birthday. Finley was born ten weeks early and his family is celebrating with a charity...

Dates announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020

A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when...
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Residents have been leaving messages of thanks for bin crews as a show of solidarity to key workers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Bin crews says a big thank you for messages of support

Durham County Council has thanked kind-hearted residents for the flurry of messages of thanks received by its bin crews during the Coronavirus...