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. 
Volunteer, Lucy Mann, raising funds for once in a lifetime trip

Volunteer, Lucy raising funds for once in a lifetime trip

Volunteer Lucy Mann from Barnard Castle has been given the opportunity to join Cricket Without Boundaries and travel to Kenya in September to coach...
Karen Milburn Duty Officer at Newton Aycliffe Library, Lilly Frith aged 3 from Shildon, Lacey Hobson aged 5 from Newton Aycliffe, Cllr Joy Allen Cabinet member for transformation Laina Hooper aged 3 from Chilton and Sophie Hobson aged 8 from Newton Aycliffe.

App offers 24/7 library access

Story lovers can now access hundreds more free eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere, with County Durham libraries online. Library members can...
Volunteer committee recognised for longstanding service

Outgoing committee members recognised for longstanding service

Four volunteer committee members who have given up their free time to help improve life for people in County Durham have been recognised by...
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...
Locomotion welcomes two and a half millionth visitor

Locomotion welcomes 2.5 millionth visitor

Locomotion in Shildon has started the New Year on the right track after officially welcoming the museum’s 2.5 millionth (2,500,000) visitor. Sean Richards from Sedgefield, visited...
Stephen is set to be deported to Vietnam, where he was trafficked into slavery as a child orphan.

Petition to keep ‘Stephen’ in UK surpasses 100,000 signatures

As the deadline looms for the Home Office decision on the fate of Rev. David Tomlinson and family’s 19-year-old foster son and brother, the...
Shildon composers to be celebrated

Shildon composers to be celebrated

The recently formed Friends of The Wizard and The Typhoon are having their first concert to explore some of the locally forgotten music of...
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...
Shildon Railway Institute is in financial difficulties

Shildon Railway Institute could close

The committee of the Shildon Railway Institute - the “Stute” as it’s affectionately known locally - has confirmed that it expects the...
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Staff at Livin raised funds for the Bradely Lowery Foundation by wearing their favourite football top to work.

Local housing provider shows its colours for Bradley

A day of fundraising took place on Friday 12 July in memory of Bradley Lowery, who sadly passed away in 2017. 
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