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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...
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...
Dene Valley Heritage Cafe is among those preparing to reopen in Bishop Auckland

“It’s a daunting and unknown world.” Local independent cafes prepare to welcome back their...

After over three months of closure, independent cafes across Bishop Auckland are preparing to reopen their doors to the community.
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.
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...
A school classroom

Local authority recommends delay to reopening schools

Durham County Council is recommending a delay of at least two weeks to the phased reopening of schools across the county after...
Dominic Cummings

MPs condemn Cummings visit but no call for aide to resign

Reports in the media that Bishop Auckland constituency MP, Dehenna Davison has joined calls for Boris Johnson's top aide, Dominic Cummings to...
Household Waste Recycling Centres are set to reopen across County Durham on Monday 18 May.

Household Waste Recycling Centres set to re-open from Monday

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham are set to reopen next week in line with government guidance.
Orca Cleaning Services' fogging system

North East cleaning company caring for care homes

North East-based Orca Cleaning Services Ltd is making its own major contribution to the fight against Coronavirus, by offering free fogging services...
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Original sleeper stones from the Stockton & Darlington Railway at Shildon

Sleepers keep heritage story on track

Members of the Brusselton Incline Group have collaborated with local businesses and Durham County Council to introduce a new rail heritage installation...