County Durham

First school children in class

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Jobs hopes follows technology firm Kromek's expansion announcement

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
Around 90 North East jobs are to be created by Durham-based x-ray scanner specialists Kromek

The Journal Opinion: Fears over the future of County Durham Roman fort must be allayed

Excavations at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland
The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, August 30, in which we analyse the row over the future of Binchester Roman Fort

Alun Armstrong returns to roots as Stanley theatre prepares renaming honour

Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane in the BBC's New Tricks
Former New Tricks star Alun Armstrong is returning to home turf for a special night in Stanley, County Durham

Durham Distillery has a shot at vodka after winning Great Taste Award for its gin

Jon Chadwick of Durham Gin
Durham Distillery is set to launch its own brand of vodka to go alongside its award winning Durham Gin
First school children in class

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Top North East infrastructure and business bosses gear up to debate regional transport

Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, which organised The Tees Valley Business Summit
The Journal and The Gazette's Transport Links Breakfast on September 25 brings together a stellar panel of senior figures in the North East

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

Charlotte Haitham Taylor, who has bee selected as Conservative candidate for North West Durham
Charlotte Haitham Taylor has become the Conservative candidate for North West Durham
Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek

Jobs hopes follows technology firm Kromek's expansion announcement

Around 90 North East jobs are to be created by Durham-based x-ray scanner specialists Kromek

Consett cooling firm PremiAir Comfort makes hay on back of Great British Bake Off

Mark Berry supporting the #JusticeforIain campaign, holding the image inspired by his daughter
Should bakers have enlisted Consett's PremiAir to take the heat out of the Baked Alaska controversy?

Top North East infrastructure and business bosses gear up to debate regional transport

Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, which organised The Tees Valley Business Summit
The Journal and The Gazette's Transport Links Breakfast on September 25 brings together a stellar panel of senior figures in the North East
First school children in class

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Skills shortage among young people in the North East is more worrying than ever

Young people enrolled in The Prince's Trust programme
Impending 'skills crunch' will stall economic recovery unless the Government and private sector work together, according to The Prince's Trust

Durham School headmaster says education can change lives of young people

Durham School headteacher, Kieran McLaughlin
The new headmaster at Durham School, in Durham, says education can 'transform' young people's lives across the region

Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

County Durham men embark on unique exercise programme with life-changing results

Norman Clarke taking part in the unique Cardi-Back programme
A new North East training programme is helping people with crippling back pain get back to a full, active life

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

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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The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

Western Way, Darras Hall

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