Aerial view of Bishop Auckland

Views of residents sought ahead of funding bid submission

Members of the public can have their say until 11th January on which projects should receive major investment to help with the...
Kelsie King fundraising stall

Kelsie helps others ring the bells for Christmas

Young Kelsie King from Bishop Auckland has been raising money to help spread Christmas cheer among families across South West Durham.
Paul Hartley, left, as Chester the Jester and Neil Armstrong as Rupert Van Rottenchops in the Gala Durham production of Snow White in 2018.

Enjoy the magic of panto at home

A festive story filmed in four thrilling instalments is set to deliver pantomime magic to County Durham and beyond next week (oh...
Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre

Still time to have your say on new Bishop Auckland leisure centre

Members of the public will need to be quick if they are to provide their feedback on plans to modernise leisure facilities...
Elena, a ten-year-old female lurcher is one of hundreds of stray dogs helped every year by Stray Aid.

Pandemic restricts funding sources for local animal rescue charity

A Coxhoe-based animal rescue and welfare charity is encouraging animal lovers to help see it through the Covid-19 pandemic by donating electronically...
Actor Marty Bloomfield will be performing in the interactive programme.

Soldiers’ stories brought to life for Remembrance

An interactive programme which uses actors, virtual sessions and objects to tell the stories of County Durham soldiers has been produced to...
A new 48-cell custody facility is set to be built at DurhamGate, near Spennymoor.

New custody facility for County Durham and Darlington set to be built near Spennymoor

Plans are being submitted for a new centralised 48-cell custody facility at DurhamGate, near Spennymoor. As part of a...
Durham County Council has re-introduced its ‘pick and collect’ service for the duration of the latest lockdown.

Library collection scheme reintroduced in County Durham

A collection service that enabled County Durham residents to access library books during the initial coronavirus lockdown has been reintroduced.
Durham County Council has launches free school meals scheme for half-term.

Council launches free school meals scheme for half-term

As children across County Durham begin their half-term holiday, a new scheme has been launched to support families who rely on free...
Bob and Hannah, from Kitchen Zoo, recording The Gingerbread Man (Skeleton) for the virtual event.

Virtual storytelling for families returns with a seasonal twist

Creative craft sessions and a spook-tastic story will be available online for families to enjoy this half term. Durham...
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