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Popular TV chefs to star at Seaham Food Festival

Popular TV chefs to star at Seaham Food Festival

Two popular TV presenters are among the first celebrity chefs to be announced for Seaham Food Festival. The Durham County Council-run festival will return to Seaham’s coastline on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, with two days packed with celebrity cookery...

More than 150 traders confirmed for Bishop Auckland Food Festival

More than 150 traders confirmed for Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Curries, crepes, cocktails and mocktails will be among the mouthwatering delights on offer at next weekend’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival. Durham County Council, which organises the festival, has confirmed more than 150 traders from County Durham and beyond will be...

Believe Housing is five years old this week

Believe Housing is five years old this week

One of the largest housing associations in the North East of England is celebrating its fifth anniversary. In 2019, believe housing was launched with a vision of delivering “life without barriers” for customers, communities and colleagues. It was established through...

Town board appointed to deliver Spennymoor vision

Town board appointed to deliver Spennymoor vision

A town board to oversee the long-term development of Spennymoor is being established as residents are asked to give their views on what they would like to see for the community. Durham County Council has appointed Alan Boddy as the independent Chair of the new...

Pupils get inspiring advice from working women

Pupils get inspiring advice from working women

  Young women in County Durham were inspired to achieve their career ambitions no matter their gender, this International Women’s Day. To mark the international day, which is celebrated all over the world on 8 March, Durham County Council hosted a dedicated event...

Seaham children’s author tells people ‘dare to be different’

Seaham children’s author tells people ‘dare to be different’

From University of Sunderland graduate to successful children’s author and mentor to hundreds of north-east female business owners – Kylie Dixon shares her remarkable career journey as part of International Women’s Day. Kylie, from Seaham, County Durham, graduated...

Grants available for new retail businesses in County Durham

Grants available for new retail businesses in County Durham

Aspiring entrepreneurs with ambitions to set up retail, leisure or hospitality businesses in County Durham can apply for a new grant to help make their dream a reality. Durham County Council has launched the Retail Start Up Grant to support businesses in their first...

£6m of investment for the regeneration of Horden a step closer

£6m of investment for the regeneration of Horden a step closer

Plans to bring total investment of more than £6 million to kickstart the regeneration of Horden look set to take a step forward, with councillors being asked to support the implementation of the masterplan for the area. Durham County Council’s Cabinet will next week...

Construction work passes halfway stage at Wellfield Rise in Wingate

Construction work passes halfway stage at Wellfield Rise in Wingate

Bellway Durham has now completed half of the homes at a new development in Wingate, which will feature 20 acres of green open space when completed. The developer is building 250 two, three and four-bedroom homes at Wellfield Rise, off Wellfield Road in the village....

Durham Bus Station to open this week

Durham Bus Station to open this week

Durham City’s new bus station will open this weekend. Durham County Council has confirmed the new Durham Bus Station will open to the public on Sunday 7 January. The facility, which is located on the site of the former bus station on North Road, will be a modern...

Durham Cathedral launches a Monks’ gin for Christmas shoppers

Durham Cathedral launches a Monks’ gin for Christmas shoppers

Durham Cathedral has launched a new gin in partnership with Durham Distillery just in time for Christmas. Durham Cathedral Monks’ Gin, which is now available to buy in the cathedral shop, has been inspired by historical records of a gin distillery which was once...

Traders wanted for next year’s Seaham Food Festival

Traders wanted for next year’s Seaham Food Festival

Applications are open for traders interested in taking a stall at next year’s Seaham Food Festival. Durham County Council has confirmed the event will return to the town on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024. More than 120 traders set up stalls at this year’s event,...

Campaign encourages visitors to ‘Do Durham Differently’

Campaign encourages visitors to ‘Do Durham Differently’

Durham’s unique and diverse experiences, world-class attractions and eclectic accommodation are the inspiration behind a new campaign aimed at boosting the county’s visitor economy. Do Durham Differently is the latest national destination marketing campaign from Visit...

Another walking and cycling route upgrade completed in County Durham

Another walking and cycling route upgrade completed in County Durham

School runs and commutes have become much easier for people living and working in part of County Durham after a walking and cycling route was upgraded. Durham County Council has completed improvements to the path between Old Pit Lane in Newton Hall and Rivergreen at...

Seaham schoolchildren among those to enjoy road safety magic show

Seaham schoolchildren among those to enjoy road safety magic show

A fun magic show with a serious road safety message has been enjoyed by more than 1,000 County Durham school children. Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show toured 10 of the county’s primary schools in one week, performing to audiences of pupils from reception and years 1...

Try fitness classes for free as Peterlee Leisure Centre reopens

Try fitness classes for free as Peterlee Leisure Centre reopens

A leisure centre in East Durham is offering free exercise classes this weekend to celebrate its reopening following an ambitious refurbishment. To celebrate the reopening of Peterlee Leisure Centre on Monday 30 October, Durham County Council is inviting the public to...

Peterlee pub to celebrate real ales during 12-day beer festival

Peterlee pub to celebrate real ales during 12-day beer festival

A range of real ales, including those from overseas brewers, will be available at The Five Quarter in Peterlee, during its 12-day beer festival. The pub in Hailsham Place will host the festival from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 22 October inclusive. The overseas brewers are...

Swinburne Maddison helps bring first padel facility to County Durham

Swinburne Maddison helps bring first padel facility to County Durham

One of the region’s leading law firms has put the North East on the map with its behind-the-scenes legal work at Infinite Durham. The development is a multi-activity park at Belmont Business Park on the outskirts of Durham city, which is to become home to the first...

£6m Horden Masterplan delivery update to be shared with community

£6m Horden Masterplan delivery update to be shared with community

Plans to invest £6 million in Horden to support the regeneration of the village are to be shared with residents. Durham County Council is hosting events which began yesterday to update people in Horden on the first phase of its plans to regenerate the area. The events...

Boost for County Durham charities thanks to Peterlee’s Seaward

Boost for County Durham charities thanks to Peterlee’s Seaward

A Peterlee electrical test and measurement equipment specialist has donated thousands of pounds to County Durham charities. Seaward Electronic, based at the South West Industrial Estate, has donated £3,000 to three local charities to help support a number of important...

East Durham Sixth Form students celebrating fantastic A Level results

East Durham Sixth Form students celebrating fantastic A Level results

East Durham College is thrilled to announce that A Level students at the college’s sixth form, ED6, have achieved some fantastic results this year, including two students securing places at Cambridge and Oxford University for the first time. ED6 Sixth Form, which is...

A weekend full of foodie delight at Seaham Food Festival

A weekend full of foodie delight at Seaham Food Festival

The sunshine followed the rain as food-lovers flocked to County Durham’s coastline for two days of festival fun. Around 120 traders set up shop at Seaham Food Festival to sell everything from sizzling street food to sausage rolls, scotch eggs, cheesecakes, cheese,...

North East MasterChef star completes Seaham Food Festival line up

North East MasterChef star completes Seaham Food Festival line up

From the audience to the stage - the final chef to complete the Seaham Food Festival line-up has now been announced. The popular seaside event returns on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August, with visitors able to enjoy two days of fun, entertainment, and delicious food...

Council expands electric vehicle fleet

Council expands electric vehicle fleet

A North East council has expanded its electric vehicle fleet as part of its aim to achieve net zero. Durham County Council has acquired 29 new electric vehicles (EV) as part of its vehicle replacement programme, which sees vehicles that are due to be renewed replaced...

Over 100 traders confirmed for next month’s Seaham Food Festival

Over 100 traders confirmed for next month’s Seaham Food Festival

Super scotch eggs, dirty fries, local fudge and cookie pies – these are just some of the tasty delights that’ll be on offer at this summer’s Seaham Food Festival. Durham County Council, which organises the festival, has confirmed that around 120 traders from County...

M People’s Heather Small performs for Seaham school children

M People’s Heather Small performs for Seaham school children

“What have you done today, to make you feel proud?” Pupils at Seaham Trinity Primary School were treated to a music performance M People singer Heather Small and drummer, Andrew Lovell. Andrew, better known as “Shovell”, arranged the show through his company AjoiA as...