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Panto season enjoyed fairytale ending in Consett
Published January 18, 2019 3.30pm
It was a fairytale ending in Consett after the town hosted its most popular pantomime to date.
Invaluable voices retelling Second World War atrocity can now be heard online
Published January 18, 2019 3.16pm
The voices of veterans recounting their experiences of a Second World War concentration camp can now be heard online thanks to Durham County Record Office.
Blue Badge abusers prosecuted
Published January 18, 2019 2.30pm
"Well it was worth a try..." were the words of a women who misused a Blue Badge to illegally park on a Bishop Auckland street.
Operators sought for Chester-le-Street and Seaham markets
Published January 17, 2019 1.02pm
Operators are being sought for two popular County Durham markets.
Cult classics return to the silver screen in County Durham
Published January 17, 2019 10.59am
From spoof disaster movies to timeless love stories, classic cinema has found its home in County Durham.
Holocaust survivor will tell of heart-rending experiences at genocide memorial event
Published January 17, 2019 10.05am
Bishop Auckland Town Hall will host a day of moving events as Holocaust Memorial Day remembers victims of the Holocaust and genocides.
Author's delight as Zog takes to the stage in County Durham
Published January 16, 2019 1.06pm
Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has spoken of the power of books and theatre to transport people to a different reality ahead of a live adaptation of her award-winning story Zog.
Little gardeners to reap the rewards of leaf composting
Published January 16, 2019 12.40pm
Green-fingered youngsters have been collecting fallen leaves to make compost for their school garden.
Acclaimed exhibition reveals First World War women on the frontline
Published January 16, 2019 11.55am
A nationally acclaimed exhibition showing rare photographs taken by women on the frontline is set to stir audiences as it comes to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.
Lumiere 2019 to have a lasting community impact thanks to generous grant
Published January 16, 2019 11.43am
Lumiere's 10th anniversary programme promises long lasting benefits for the region
Popular sessions return to delve deeper into family history
Published January 16, 2019 11.07am
Archivists will help people dig into their family's past as a popular history course returns.
Glassmaking workshops shine light on dale's industrial past
Published January 16, 2019 10.57am
A replica lead mining tub featuring handmade glass panels will be the centrepiece of a community arts project celebrating a dale's industrial heritage.
Leisure centre newbies offered free fitness pass
Published January 15, 2019 10.49am
People looking to get active this New Year can pick up a free taster pass to discover what's new at their local leisure centre.
Celebrated orchestra to open Durham Vocal Festival with Handel's Messiah
Published January 14, 2019 2.23pm
A world famous orchestra will perform Handel's hugely popular Messiah on the opening night of a vibrant vocal music festival.
Town's eyesore pub finally demolished
Published January 14, 2019 1.58pm
An unsightly building that long stood derelict in a County Durham town centre has now been demolished.
History talk brings Durham's militiamen to life
Published January 14, 2019 10.21am
A history talk will enlighten visitors about Durham's military past.
Mirror, mirror on the wall - is this the best panto of them all? Oh yes it is!
Published January 11, 2019 1.58pm
A Durham theatre is celebrating, having charmed thousands of audience members during its most successful festive season ever.
New project opens door to employment for young people
Published January 11, 2019 1.06pm
County Durham teenagers are benefitting from a new initiative designed to tackle anti-social behaviour and bridge the gap between academic qualifications and the workplace.
Former apprentice Lee is on the road to success
Published January 11, 2019 11.18am
A former apprentice is on the road to success after landing a prestigious award.
Housing and homelessness strategies developed
Published January 08, 2019 5.36pm
Strategies which aim to help people by tackling their housing issues and provide support to County Durham's homeless are to go before councillors next week.
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