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...
Sunnydale School

County Council pledge public consultation on Sunnydale

In a letter to the Crier this week (see below for full content), Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for children and young...
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...
Sunnydale School has been the victim of "managed decline" argues Kelly Ambrosini and its possible closure must be resisted.

Managed decline: the slow death of Sunnydale must be resisted

It is over seven months since Durham County Council announced there would be an inspection of the Sunnydale campus of Greenfield Community...
Jack Vaulks scores for Shildon against Sunderland West End.

Railwaymen kick off new season with friendly win

Shildon AFC got their 2020-21 campaign off to a positive start with a behind-closed-doors 4-0 friendly win over Sunderland West End at...
Kevin Shaw and Michael Hall with the books returned books after years.

Books returned, 50 years later!

A recent letter to the Crier (issue 966) has led to the return of some railway books to their rightful owner a...
The eye-catching milk bath image by Lauren Fletcher that was selected as one of the finalists in the 2020 AOP Student Awards.

Shildon Photography student’s image features in prestigious Awards Book

Lauren Fletcher, from Shildon, who is studying Photography at The Northern School of Art, has achieved one of the highest accolades available...
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...
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.
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...
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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...