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Girl, 12, saves dad during stroke
Published July 04, 2022 10.55am
A County Durham woman has praised a swimming programme for the vital knowledge it taught her daughter, which helped to save her partner's life.
Traders announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 30, 2022 10.18am
In just five weeks' time, a County Durham seaside town will come to life with a scrumptious selection of food vendors and entertainment.
Counting down to the return of BRASS
Published June 24, 2022 10.23am
Rehearsals are now well underway for the return of Durham BRASS in just over two weeks.
Share your views on proposals for the Riverside Leisure Complex
Published June 21, 2022 9.54am
Residents are being invited to view and have their say on proposals to transform the facilities at the Riverside Leisure Complex in Chester-le-Street.
Leisure Centre Summer Holiday Activities
Published June 20, 2022 3.41pm
Our leisure centres are offering a range of activities for children and young people over the summer holidays.
Making BRASS accessible to all
Published June 20, 2022 10.04am
The return of this year's BRASS festival will champion the talent of local artists alongside world-famous brass musicians.
Final celebrity chefs announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 17, 2022 10.01am
Two celebrity chefs born and bred in the North East have been confirmed as the final additions to a star-studded line-up for Seaham Food Festival.
Personal exhibition delivered to care home residents
Published June 15, 2022 9.38am
County Durham residents who took part in a photography project to show what life was like in lockdown will see the results of their work for the first time.
Michelin star chef and MasterChef finalist announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 08, 2022 10.10am
The latest famous faces to join the line-up at a popular coastal food festival have been announced.
Levelling Up bids would see £117m investment across County Durham
Published June 07, 2022 3.16pm
More than £117m worth of schemes that would enhance transport, regeneration, town centres and culture are being developed across County Durham.
Streets of Brass returns to Durham
Published May 24, 2022 9.29am
The streets of Durham are set to come alive with the sounds of brass music when BRASS returns this summer.
Definition of wellbeing explored in new exhibition
Published May 24, 2022 9.26am
A new exhibition which shares personal views of strength and wellbeing is now on show at a historic County Durham venue.
Get from A to B for free with bike scheme
Published April 29, 2022 9.17am
A free bike loan scheme helping residents to save money and stay healthy is now available in Stanley.
Free swimming sessions to promote water safety
Published April 27, 2022 9.10am
Families in County Durham can enjoy free pool fun as part of a campaign to encourage safer swimming.
An action-packed summer of entertainment at Gala Durham
Published April 26, 2022 9.10am
Olivier Award winning opera, high profile stand-up comics and fire-breathing family fun are just some of the highlights on offer at Gala Durham this summer.
Scrumptious success as thousands turn out for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 24, 2022 3.24pm
Bishop Auckland Food Festival returned to its original spring date this year and was a roaring success, as people travelled from County Durham and beyond to celebrate all things food.
Replica of wagon which travelled Stockton and Darlington Railway restored
Published April 22, 2022 11.32am
A replica of a wagon which would have travelled the Stockton and Darlington Railway has been returned to its former glory nearly two centuries after trains started using the line.
Don't miss BRASS acts at Gala Durham
Published April 20, 2022 9.26am
As excitement builds for the return of Durham BRASS Festival, Gala Durham is gearing up to welcome a host of world-renowned artists to the stage.
Travel information for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 19, 2022 10.12am
With just days to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey ahead of the weekend.
Brassed Off to take centre stage at Gala Durham
Published April 14, 2022 9.07am
A story of love, tragedy and brass will take centre stage at Gala Durham later this year as the venue announces its next production.