Oompah Brass are the UK’s original rock and roll oompah band and are one of the many street bands performing at this year’s festival.

Brass festival brings the party to people

Streets and parks across County Durham will come alive next month when a feel-good music festival makes its joyous return.
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...
Spennymoor Town’s Brewery Field pitch is being transformed ahead of the new season.

Moors get the ball rolling on new pitch development

Spennymoor Town will be playing on a Football League quality surface in next season’s National League North campaign. The...
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...
Former mayor, Cllr Clive Maddison hands over the chains of office to new Mayor of Spennymoor, Cllr Elizabeth Wood and her consort, Mr Eric Rix.

New Spennymoor Mayor elected

Last month saw Cllr Clive Maddison step down as the Town Mayor and hand over the Mayoral Chains of Office to Cllr...
Former Mayor of Spennymoor, Cllr Clive Maddison presents a cheque for £10,001.75 to Robert Ellis of Spennymoor Boxing Club.

Former Mayor hands over funds to chosen charity

Former Mayor of Spennymoor, Cllr Clive Maddison, has handed over a cheque to his chosen charity, Spennymoor Boxing Club, for £10,001.75.
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