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Front, from left, John Evans and Mark Porteous of Beanies with, back, from left, Jonathan Luke of NEL and Ben Williamson of Clive Owen & Co

Cash boost for County Durham coffee firm

Beanies The Flavour Co has secured £300,000 from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to develop its product portfolio

Platinum Cleaning Products to grow after securing new premises

Michelle and Simon Dixon of Platinum Cleaning Products in Newton Aycliffe
County Durham business intend to take on more staff and open three new UK hubs

Home-grown TV star Alun Armstrong is to make special visit in support of a small County Durham theatre

Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane in the BBC's New Tricks
Famous actor surprises Stanley venue with strength of his support

Free school meals to save North East parents more than £26m

A school dinner being served
Free school meals could save parents in the North East £26.6m on school lunches

Lane7 founder to strike new ground with pub in County Durham

Tim Wilks, who launched Lane7 in central Newcastle last year, is to partner chef Ellie Richmond and bar manager Jack Bowles with the opening of The Fox Hole
Tim Wilks has teamed up with celebrated chef Ellie Richmond to open a new pub in Piercebridge
Charlotte Haitham Taylor, who has bee selected as Conservative candidate for North West Durham

Great-grandaughter of World War One hero in bid to become Tory MP

Charlotte Haitham Taylor has become the Conservative candidate for North West Durham

Durham Book Festival will bring big literary names to the city

Jung Chang, author of Empress Dowager Cixi
Among those heading for Durham Book Festival in October are Kate Adie, Sheila Hancock and Dennis Skinner MP

North East MP warns transatlantic trade deal could threaten the NHS

Easington MP Grahame Morris
Easington MP Grahame Morris has raised concerns that a trade deal between UK and American bureaucrats is putting the NHS at serious risk of privatisation
Front, from left, John Evans and Mark Porteous of Beanies with, back, from left, Jonathan Luke of NEL and Ben Williamson of Clive Owen & Co

Cash boost for County Durham coffee firm

Beanies The Flavour Co has secured £300,000 from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to develop its product portfolio

Platinum Cleaning Products to grow after securing new premises

Michelle and Simon Dixon of Platinum Cleaning Products in Newton Aycliffe
County Durham business intend to take on more staff and open three new UK hubs

Hundreds of new jobs created by pharmaceutical firm in County Durham

The former Reckitt Benckiser plant in Peterlee
A pharmaceutical firm is expanding into the region, bringing 300 jobs North
A school dinner being served

Free school meals to save North East parents more than £26m

Free school meals could save parents in the North East £26.6m on school lunches

North East maintains A-level pass rate as the rest of the country slips back

North East bucks trend as national A-level results edge downwards for the first time in 32 years

First World War inspires Durham pupils to wax lyrical

Mike Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, and Judi Evans, operations director for the North East and Cumbria for the British Red Cross
Poetry and artwork by primary school children goes on display at the Durham Light Infantry museum
Dr Guy Pilkington, and Deb Kelly

Diabetes is costing the North East NHS almost £30million a year

New figures show that the number of drugs given out to treat diabetes cost the North East NHS almost £30m in 2013/14

How the North East is trying to buck the trend of childhood obesity

Louise Newman and Phoebe Jackson at the School Run Fitness Camp
Childhood obesity is on the rise, but a number of projects around the North East are trying to do something about it. Sarah Scott reports

North East Ambulance Service paramedics gave 75 doses of out-of-date drugs

Ambulance outside the entrance to an Accident and Emergency department
Ambulance chiefs referred their organisation to an independent health regulator after paramedics administered out-of-date drugs\n

About County Durham

All the latest news and information about County Durham. The county has a rich history and heritage in coal and iron mining, farming and heavy railway industry. Durham City is known for its Norman cathedral and 11th-century motte and bailey castle, its university, which is the third oldest in England, and the annual Durham Miners' Gala.

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L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

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A model of the hydroplane at Chillingham Castle

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Sir Mortimer Wheeler

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