Paul Hartley, left, as Chester the Jester and Neil Armstrong as Rupert Van Rottenchops in the Gala Durham production of Snow White in 2018.

Enjoy the magic of panto at home

A festive story filmed in four thrilling instalments is set to deliver pantomime magic to County Durham and beyond next week (oh...
Elena, a ten-year-old female lurcher is one of hundreds of stray dogs helped every year by Stray Aid.

Pandemic restricts funding sources for local animal rescue charity

A Coxhoe-based animal rescue and welfare charity is encouraging animal lovers to help see it through the Covid-19 pandemic by donating electronically...
Bishops Pipers sound Reveille during the Chilton Remembrance service.

Chilton remembers the fallen

Despite the Covid restrictions, on Sunday 8th November, Chilton remembered their fallen in a scaled-down but very poignant manner that reverently marked Remembrance Sunday...
Spennymoor's official Remembrance service.

Spennymoor remembers

Spennymoor's official Remembrance service took place on Sunday in socially distanced circumstances. Town Mayor, Cllr Liz Maddison said: "It...
Actor Marty Bloomfield will be performing in the interactive programme.

Soldiers’ stories brought to life for Remembrance

An interactive programme which uses actors, virtual sessions and objects to tell the stories of County Durham soldiers has been produced to...
Durham County Council has re-introduced its ‘pick and collect’ service for the duration of the latest lockdown.

Library collection scheme reintroduced in County Durham

A collection service that enabled County Durham residents to access library books during the initial coronavirus lockdown has been reintroduced.
A defibrillator has been insatalled on the outside of Chilton Town Council's offices.

Community defibrillator unveiled in Chilton

Chilton Town Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth Bruce, met with Alex Mason, the North East Ambulance Service's Community Resuscitation Officer and Gary Armstrong of...
Durham County Council has launches free school meals scheme for half-term.

Council launches free school meals scheme for half-term

As children across County Durham begin their half-term holiday, a new scheme has been launched to support families who rely on free...
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...
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