The Greenfield Community College GCSE art exhibition is coming to Shildon Civic Hall on Wednesday 17th July.

Fantastic & Strange: GCSE Students’ art exhibition

Students from Greenfield Community College have completed their GCSE courses and have had their work verified for marking, so it is now...
Neil Stephenson, Eileen Stephenson and Mae Stephenson. The family are all keen cyclists and library users.

Cycle station to encourage bike and book lovers

Book worms and cyclists in Shildon will be able to get their fix of both pastimes as Shildon Library is set to install...
Durham Tigers in action at the weekend against Peterlee Pumas.

First win of the season for Durham Tigers

Durham Tigers recorded their first win of the season with a thumping 98-0 victory at home against Peterlee Pumas on Saturday 22nd...
A Cricket World Cup fanzone in Nottingham.

Cricket World Cup fever gripping County Durham

Cricket World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation and one of the world’s biggest sport events is now just days...
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...
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...
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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,...