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...

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...
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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...