County Durham

Harry Pearson who is one of the attractions at Books on Tyne

Paul Benneworth: Coming home to the North East is great - but even if you can't you can still keep in touch

Exiled Geordie Paul Benneworth on how he gets his fix of the North East he loves from his home in the Netherlands

The North East needs 'a million more people' says Sir John Hall

Sir John Hall
Metrocentre entrepreneur sir John Hall says the North East needs to 'think big' to attract new industries

Regional recipes from Northumberland and County Durham to tickle the tastebuds of tourists

Wild Mushrooms with Black Grouse Porter from Rhian Cradock at The Feathers Inn
Food trails in County Durham and Northumberland inspire recipes visitors can take home with them

Hitachi on track to launch recruitment drive in County Durham

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
A recruitment drive to ultimately fill more than 700 positions at Hitachi's factory in Newton Aycliffe gets under way within days

Keepmoat and Cestria work together on £6.5m County Durham housing project

CGI artwork of The Elms, the new Cestria development set to launch in Chester-Le-Street
More than 50 dwellings will be created as part of The Elms development for the over 55s in Chester-le-Street
Looking up the River Tyne

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

North East MPs vote against Trident nuclear deterrent scheme

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell
Two North East MPs were among a small group of English MPs who voted against Trident in a Commons debate

Is the North-South divide really getting bigger?

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth examines what the Centre for Cities' Outlook report means for the North East
Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex

Hitachi on track to launch recruitment drive in County Durham

A recruitment drive to ultimately fill more than 700 positions at Hitachi's factory in Newton Aycliffe gets under way within days

Keepmoat and Cestria work together on £6.5m County Durham housing project

CGI artwork of The Elms, the new Cestria development set to launch in Chester-Le-Street
More than 50 dwellings will be created as part of The Elms development for the over 55s in Chester-le-Street

Filtronic forsees growth in OEM market after 'disappointing' half-year results

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
Project delays and challenging trading conditions saw revenue plummet 64% at electronic company
Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan

Journal opinion: The closure of Durham Free School

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, January 20, in which we highlight the failings that led to the closure of Durham Free School

Controversial North East free school could face the axe under Labour

General view of the Durham Free School in Gilesgate, Durham
Speaking to The Journal, Mr Hunt said Durham Free School and Discovery Free School, in Newcastle, could close unless they succeed in attracting more pupils

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from July to September

Superyacht the Sovereign arrives at Newcastle Quayside
July to September saw the North East lead the way in a 'three-parent babies' project to protect unborn infants from congenital genetic defects
Gavin Gettings with Malcolm and Barbara Little from Bowburn on one of his walks in Durham City

County Durham's Move4Life walking group helping people overcome addiction

Two men who overcame alcohol addiction are now helping to inspire others to do the same through walking and exercise

County Durham scheme helping people with disabilities and their carers to get active

Coach Paul Henderson (right) takes the Boccia course, pictured with Jean Lowe, Andrew Hardman and Chris Leishman (back)
Move into Sport is launching a new series of beginners’ sports courses for people with disabilities and their carers

Strictly Come Dancing inspiring County Durham people to waltz their way to fitness

Instructor Kimberley Cowan with class
People in the region are discovering how the steps of Latin and ballroom dancing can improve health and fitness

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.

Videos & Photos

Wild Mushrooms with Black Grouse Porter from Rhian Cradock at The Feathers Inn

Regional recipes from Northumberland and County Durham to tickle the tastebuds of tourists

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

Helen Gavin at her home in Felton

Property gallery: Felton family home is the perfect escape in the country

 

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