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...
Durham County Council logo with rainbow

Council steps in to provide half term school meals support scheme

Senior members of Durham County Council’s Cabinet have met to discuss a scheme to provide support for eligible families during next week’s...
Daisy Arts runs Covid-safe adult craft sessions on Friday mornings. Photo Credit: Daisy Arts

North East communities tackle Covid through high spirits

From Friday, September 18, stricter lockdown measures were introduced for parts of North East England which included Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South...
Park Head Hotel, in Bishop Auckland, won an award last year for its efforts to significantly reduce its amount of general waste.

Entries open for 31st Environment Awards

A prestigious County Durham award, which celebrates groups and individuals who are championing a greener environment, is looking for entrants for its...
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...
James Burrell Builders Merchant has completed the renovation of its Bishop Auckland branch.

Leading builders merchant completes six-figure renovation

James Burrell Builders Merchant has recently completed the renovation of its Bishop Auckland branch.  The project completes the company’s...
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.
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An off-duty PCSO rescued two children he spotted by the hard shoulder of the motorway after finding their drunk-driver grandfather face down...