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Taking action against gender-based violence

Taking action against gender-based violence

County Durham residents are being urged to stand together against domestic violence ahead of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Durham County Council, Durham University and Durham Students’ Union are supporting the...

Bellway opens two new show homes at Wellfield Rise development

Bellway opens two new show homes at Wellfield Rise development

Bellway Durham has welcomed visitors to Wellfield Rise for the launch of its two new showhomes. The Scrivener and Sawyer showhomes were unveiled to the public on Saturday 23 October, providing buyers with the first opportunity to visit the Wingate development. Bellway...

Have your say on future mental health services in County Durham

Have your say on future mental health services in County Durham

One in four adults reported feeling lonely during the COVID-19 restrictions, signalling a review of community needs. An NHS and leading charity partnership is appealing for individuals and organisations to share their views on future befriending and peer support...

Dozens of affordable homes coming to East Durham

Dozens of affordable homes coming to East Durham

Almost 200 high-quality, affordable homes are set to be delivered across County Durham. Durham County Council has teamed up with housing providers to meet demand, with the building of properties all over the local authority area now close to completion. The council...

Dalton Park unveils new interactive wishing well to support GNAAS

Dalton Park unveils new interactive wishing well to support GNAAS

The North East’s largest outlet centre Dalton Park has officially unveiled a new interactive wishing well, a modern way to raise funds for the shopping destination’s chosen charity. Long-time Dalton Park visitors may remember a wishing well from a few years back where...

Plans for £8m affordable housing development in Peterlee unveiled

Plans for £8m affordable housing development in Peterlee unveiled

Plans for a new £8 million affordable housing development in a County Durham town have been submitted for approval. The move will see proposals for 59 new two, three and four bedroomed homes and bungalows in Peterlee considered by Durham County Council planning...

Plans for 440 high quality homes in Durham recommended for approval

Plans for 440 high quality homes in Durham recommended for approval

Plans for a new high-quality residential development to the east of Durham City have been recommended for approval by Durham County Council’s expert planning officers. County Durham-headquartered Banks Property originally submitted an outline planning application for...

Shopping centre raises over £3,000 for cancer charity

Shopping centre raises over £3,000 for cancer charity

Prince Bishops Place’s ever popular umbrella street has been a huge success this year, raising over £3,000 for Team Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust. Customers were encouraged to purchase a wooden tag supplied by retailer, Elvet and Bailey, for a £5 minimum...

Durham moves a step closer to being crowned UK City of Culture 2025

Durham moves a step closer to being crowned UK City of Culture 2025

News County Durham is a step closer to being crowned UK City of Culture 2025 has been met with joy and resolve by the partnership driving forward the bid. Today, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced its longlist of eight locations that...

Tackling anti-social behaviour at the heart of new Horden partnership

Tackling anti-social behaviour at the heart of new Horden partnership

Tackling neighbourhood nuisances and improving quality of life in a County Durham village are at the heart of a new partnership. Horden Together will see a range of organisations working closely with residents to address the issues and concerns that matter most to...

Peterlee pub cutting food and drink prices for one-day special

Peterlee pub cutting food and drink prices for one-day special

A Peterlee pub is to cut the price of all food and drink by 7.5 per cent on Thursday, September 23 – to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry. Prices at The Five Quarter in Hailsham Place will be reduced for one day only to...

Thousands attend this year’s Seaham Food Festival

Thousands attend this year’s Seaham Food Festival

County Durham’s foodies made the most of the sunshine and showers to enjoy this year’s Seaham Food Festival. Thousands of people visited the Durham County Council festival over the weekend to support independent traders, boost business recovery and enjoy two days of...

Housing association extends support to victims of domestic abuse

Housing association extends support to victims of domestic abuse

One of the region’s leading home providers has reconfirmed its support to anyone who has experienced domestic abuse. County Durham-based believe housing has become one of the first Accredited Members of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. The new membership scheme is...

Peterlee firm LEC announces partnership with junior football team

Peterlee firm LEC announces partnership with junior football team

Communications and design consultancy LEC has been confirmed as the new kit sponsor of the Norton and Stockton Ancients Girls’ Under 10s football team. The firm, which was founded by managing director Leanne Fawcett in 2012, has agreed an annual package which has...

New play park to open at Dalton Park later this summer

New play park to open at Dalton Park later this summer

A brand new play park is due to open at the North East's largest outlet centre late this summer. Dalton Park has removed its previous well-used play park, and will soon replace it with a brand new suite of exciting and interactive equipment. The new park will include...

Seaham company owner launches new community foundation

Seaham company owner launches new community foundation

The GF (Groves Family) Community Foundation, a new charity restoring hope and support across the North East, has been launched, with a commitment to employing local people to make a difference within their communities. Spearheaded by CEO and Chairman of Great Annual...