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...
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.
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...
Tia Mousavifar and her family at her fundraising stall.

Kind-hearted Tia sets out her stall for key workers

Nothing was going to stop kind-hearted seven-year-old, Tia Mousavifar of Bishop Auckland as she stepped up to help raise funds for key...
Bishop Auckland Town Council donate a freezer to Woodhouse Close Community Foodbank.

Warm welcome for Woodhouse cold store

Bishop Auckland Town Council has stepped in to enable the Woodhouse Close Community Foodbank to receive and distribute hundreds of free frozen...
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has launched a 'Stay in Touch' messaging scheme.

NHS Trust launches ‘stay in touch’ scheme for patients and loved ones

Like many NHS Trusts nationally, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has introduced temporary visiting restrictions to help protect patients, visitors...
Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. Photograph by House of Hues, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

Planning submitted for Auckland Castle Gardens transformation

Planning permission is being sought to revitalise the 1,000-year-old Auckland Castle gardens and make them more accessible for centuries to come.
The NHS display at Bob Hardisty Drive.

NHS thanks set in stone

Durham County Council has shown its gratitude to hardworking NHS staff during the Coronavirus crisis, by creating two new roadside displays. 
Bishop FM Saturday Brunch presenter, Peter Rush in his home studio

Bishop FM volunteers remain on air thanks to Town Council grant

Despite the lockdown, community radio volunteers at 105.9 Bishop FM have been able to continue broadcasting with help of funding from Bishop...
Bishop Auckland College.

Prospective students invited to ‘virtual’ open event

Bishop Auckland College and its engineering training centre is inviting prospective learners to join an open event from the comfort of their...
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PCSO Aaron Sparrow-Woods of Ferryhill Neighbourhood Policing Team

Off-duty Ferryhill PCSO rescues children from motorway

An off-duty PCSO rescued two children he spotted by the hard shoulder of the motorway after finding their drunk-driver grandfather face down...