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...
Members of Spennymoor’s Chikara Dojo were tested on technique, stamina and ability.

Dojo members prove their skill

Five members from the North East’s only Kyokushin karate club, Chikara Dojo, took their club level gradings recently at the club’s annual...
Ethan Hehir from Spennymoor is the only player from the North East to be selected for GB’s Under 18s squad for the World Championships.

Talented Ethan selected for Great Britain

Spennymoor lad, Ethan Hehir, has continued his ice hockey development by being named in Great Britain’s under 18 team for this year’s...

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...
A foodbank collection will take place ahead of Spennymoor’s home tie against Kidderminster on Saturday 1st December.

Moors organise third annual food bank collection

Spennymoor Town FC is organising its third annual food bank collection to take place ahead of its home National League North match...
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...
The Babe Magnets, Jim Tait and Alan Prudhoe present Dementia Care Worker, Rowena Carr with a cheque for £1,500.

Coo blimey! Pigeon fanciers raise £1,500

A gala night for pigeon fanciers has given the  Alzheimer’s Society something to coo about, thanks to County Durham musician, Jim Tait.
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...
Alisha Cowie from Spennymoor has been crowned the new Miss England and now heads to China for the Miss World contest.

Alisha is crowned Miss England

Alisha Cowie, a 19-year old law student and Spennymoor resident has been voted as the new Miss England in the final at...
Veteran Harry Oliver at the launch of Coming Home in Spennymoor.

Exhibition explores soldiers’ experiences of returning home

A prisoner of war’s 400-mile march to freedom is among the stories featured within a new exhibition exploring what it was like...
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