Online crowd-funding raises £21,000 to save 15th Century altarpeice at The Bowes Museum

Funds boost will enable Barnard Castle treasure house to reveal artwork's secrets for first time

Bringing the funny to Barnard Castle

A cluster of comics including Lee Nelson, Susan Calman and Romesh Ranganathan help make up the autumn season at The Witham

Durham Streets Summer Festival promises fun for all

Clowns, cowboys and Maynard Flip Flap make for Durham's latest festival of the streets

Zine managing director Alan Bradley on the benefits of having apprentices on the books

Bradley, who runs one of the UK's fastest growing digital media agencies, discusses his firm's approach to skills training

Picnic Cinema returns to offer a unique outdoor film experience

The ‘coolest cinema in the UK’ brings films to the great outdoors and is en route to the North East with an eclectic programme

£3m gardens plan for County Durham's Bowes Museum

Top designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd has won a contest to design a £3m overhaul of Bowes Museum gardens

Serious Fraud Office opens criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline's commercial practices

A criminal investigation is underway into the commercial practices of drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline, which has a strong North East presence

Digital media agency Zine secures first international franchisee

Company which employs 30 at Barnard Castle HQ now working with Dubai-based businessman Abu Backer

New exhibition at Bowes Museum more than scratches the surface of history

Coalmining history is unearthed in a new County Durham exhibition at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

North East's best new buildings recognised at awards ceremony in Newcastle

The region's best new buildings have been recognised in a ceremony on Tyneside at Newcastle's civic centre

David Hockney exhibition bound for Bowes Museum in County Durham

An exhibition of prints by David Hockney is to open at the Bowes Museum in County Durham. David Whetstone reports

Bowes Museum wins £475,000 lottery cash

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham, has been awarded £454,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund under its Skills for the Future programme

GlaxoSmithKline 'paying to boost prescriptions'

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline, which has operations in Barnard Castle, has been accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its medicines in Europe

Arena Group opens new North East office

The Stockton-on-Tees office of the privately-owned Arena Group is the sixth to open across the country and is the latest move in the firm’s growth plan

North East children's writers vying for prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal

North East writers Anne Fine and David Almond have been shortlisted for prized children's book awards

Durham County Council fined after road salt leaked into water

Magistrates at Darlington have fined Durham County Council after its winter road salt store caused pollution to Newham Beck

Sibling rivalry for Alex Tait as ex Newcastle Falcons star Mat returns

Leicester Tigers and former Kingston Park favourite Mathew visit the North East on Sunday, to the delight of younger brother Alex

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to pick up with new drugs

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline predicts a pick-up in sales growth to around 2% this year as productivity in drug research improves

Bowes Museum secures funding for Ceramics Gallery

The Barnard Castle attraction has been awarded almost £250,000 to refurbish its Ceramics Gallery

Triple jump ace Jonathan Edwards hops on his bike for charity ride

Record breaking North East athlete Jonathan Edwards gears up for an epic bike challenge to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Preview: A Dog's Heart at Washington Arts Centre

A barking mad show is promised for a new show coming to Arts Centre Washington

Durham and Barnard Castle schools prepare for cup battle

National competition nears the business end with North East schools locking horns

North East theatre groups receive £16,000 boost

Community theatre groups in the region have landed a windfall of £16,000 from a BBC charity set up to support grass roots talent across the country

Laughter on the menu at revamped Barnard Castle venue

Line-up for 2014 comedy programme announced for revamped County Durham venue

Memories of 2009 fuel Alex Tait's fire ahead of Northampton trip

Newcastle Falcons full-back a Franklin's Gardens winner four years ago.

Barnard Castle scheme handed over to Durham County Council

An ambitious project entailing both restoration and new build work within the centre of Barnard Castle has been officially handed over to Durham County Council by Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd

Q-School agony for three of the region's golfers

Alex Wrigley showed some promise, but it's tough going at the Q-School for three North golfers who fell by the wayside

Tributes after death of colonel in County Durham canoe tragedy

Tributes have been paid to a highly-regarded army colonel and family man who died following a canoe accident at the weekend

Canoeist dies after incident in County Durham

A canoeist was airlifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance with serious injuries after an incident in County Durham

Durham school information: Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Find out more about Barnard Castle School

Durham school ratings: Teesdale School, Barnard Castle

How Teesdale School ranks and what parents say about Teesdale School in Barnard Castle

Bowes Museum adds two new Italian paintings to collection

Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle has added two more Italian paintings to its art collection as their £1m fundraiser goes on

Hundreds expected to flock to Slaley Show in Northumberland

Hundreds are expected to flock to a picturesque Northumberland village today as one of county’s oldest shows takes place

Bowes Museum wins award for education work

Education work at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, has proved worthy of a prestigious award

The HandleBards reach the region soon on epic theatrical odyssey

A leg-punishing, eco-friendly acting troupe is on the way. David Whetstone found out more

Stone Technical Services rises from Lumley Castle to the North York Moors

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services' restoration division is carrying out repair work over six weeks at Lumley Castle

Vintage cars gather at Beamish Museum for test of endurance

VINTAGE car fans revved up for their annual test of endurance across the North East's rural roads.

Bowes Museum celebrates first step in lottery cash bid

ONE of the region’s major museums has cleared the first hurdle in a bid for £454,000 of lottery funding to invest in training.

North East rallies round to put on tourism awards event

THE shortlist has been announced for tourism awards saved from the closure of the North East’s regional development agency.

Farmer killed in crash on A66 near Barnard Castle

AN elderly farmer has died after being thrown from the cab of his tractor in a dramatic pile-up on one of the region’s most dangerous roads.

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