Oompah Brass are the UK’s original rock and roll oompah band and are one of the many street bands performing at this year’s festival.

Brass festival brings the party to people

Streets and parks across County Durham will come alive next month when a feel-good music festival makes its joyous return.
Former mayor, Cllr Clive Maddison hands over the chains of office to new Mayor of Spennymoor, Cllr Elizabeth Wood and her consort, Mr Eric Rix.

New Spennymoor Mayor elected

Last month saw Cllr Clive Maddison step down as the Town Mayor and hand over the Mayoral Chains of Office to Cllr...
David Mason at Binchester Roman Fort.

Dig deeper into local archaeology

An annual day for archaeology enthusiasts is back next month. County Durham Archaeology Day, arranged and hosted annually by...
Colin Barnes, Brian Walker, Sara Swales and pupils Alexa and Harry with the new Go Read Bus.

School launches library on wheels

A Go North East bus has been transformed into an inspirational learning environment, to encourage students with special educational needs to read...
Barry Farr, Carl Beasley, Andrew Oates and David Leitch have been added to the Legends Wall at the Brewey Field for their long association with the club.

Icons added to Legends Wall

Four of Spennymoor Town’s most iconic figures have been added to the Legends Wall at The Brewery Field. Carl...
Nolan McGee took the 24kg Sandee Belts for Thai Boxing and K1.

Nolan is two-belt champion

Nolan McGee, aged 7 from Spennymoor, represented his Thai boxing club Phoenix Muay Thai, who are based in Shildon at the Sandee...
Creative Support care workers Ryan Johnson (left) and Steve Dobson pictured in the garden.

Fundraising for sensory garden

Medium Debra Chalmers is helping raise £4,000 to create a sensory garden for people with autism. Creative Support runs...
Louis Jackson (left) enjoying Christmas with his mum Sarah, dad Sam and his brother and sister.

Spennymoor to go orange for Louis

Spennymoor will ‘paint the town orange’ on Friday, 1st February, led by the 100-year-old town hall which will be washed overall with...
Ethan Hehir from Spennymoor is the only player from the North East to be selected for GB’s Under 18s squad for the World Championships.

Talented Ethan selected for Great Britain

Spennymoor lad, Ethan Hehir, has continued his ice hockey development by being named in Great Britain’s under 18 team for this year’s...

Dates announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020

A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when...
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Original sleeper stones from the Stockton & Darlington Railway at Shildon

Sleepers keep heritage story on track

Members of the Brusselton Incline Group have collaborated with local businesses and Durham County Council to introduce a new rail heritage installation...