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Claire Yeoman, Training Hub Co-ordinator, Hartlepool and East Durham MIND and Iain Caldwell, Chief Executive Officer, Hartlepool and East Durham MIND.

Free training hub to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

A free training hub is raising the standard of mental health support for employees across County Durham. Small and...
Sunnydale School has been the victim of "managed decline" argues Kelly Ambrosini and its possible closure must be resisted.

Managed decline: the slow death of Sunnydale must be resisted

It is over seven months since Durham County Council announced there would be an inspection of the Sunnydale campus of Greenfield Community...
Kevin Shaw and Michael Hall with the books returned books after years.

Books returned, 50 years later!

A recent letter to the Crier (issue 966) has led to the return of some railway books to their rightful owner a...
Katie and Mark from the North East Maskateers wearing face masks

North East Maskateers come to the rescue

A local non-profit organisation has been working to make and supply face masks and other equipment which provides protection to key workers...
The eye-catching milk bath image by Lauren Fletcher that was selected as one of the finalists in the 2020 AOP Student Awards.

Shildon Photography student’s image features in prestigious Awards Book

Lauren Fletcher, from Shildon, who is studying Photography at The Northern School of Art, has achieved one of the highest accolades available...
Crowds pass under the balcony of the County Hotel and along Old Elvet at the 2019 Durham Miners' Gala.

Miners’ Gala exhibition moves online to mark 136th celebration

A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners’ Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online...
Mr Wilson’s Second Liners are always a big hit at BRASS and are preparing exclusive content for the online festival

Durham’s Brass festival moves online

Durham BRASS will be livening up living rooms across County Durham and beyond when the festival moves online next month.
Ryan Todd and Kathryn Farrell with baby Theo.

Drive-thru birth registration service introduced

A special ‘drive-thru’ service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births.
Apprentices at their induction in 2019

Applications invited for council apprenticeships

More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as...
Additional signage in place at car parking metres across County Durham.

Durham’s park and ride services reopen this month

Park and ride services in Durham City will reopen later this month with extra safety measures being taken as coronavirus restrictions begin...
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Cllr Lucy Hovvels, chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board and Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for adults and health

Government urged to consider consequences of replacing Public Health England

The chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board has written to the Government outlining serious concerns over plans to replace...