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...

Lightning strikes

Residents in St Helen Auckland were left shaken after a lightning strike split a 45ft tree clean in two, scattering large shards...
Postie Diane Atkinson dressed as a pirate

Postie delivers smiles across the town

Receiving the daily post has become a highlight for residents in Bishop Auckland, thanks to a fun-loving postie who dresses as a...
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. 
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Kennedy's Bar, Bishop Auckland

Second Bishop Auckland pub closes after breaking covid rules

A second Bishop Auckland public house has been forced to close by Durham County Council community protection officers after a serious breach...