County Durham

Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre

East Durham residents get to see Billy Elliot screening for £1

Two very special live screenings of the Billy Elliot stage musical will take place in Easington this weekend

Eleven Arches project could be like Edinburgh Fringe for aspiring students

Anne-Isabelle Daulon, project director of Eleven Arches at the launch event in Bishop Auckland
Community and business leaders are hoping that the £100m vision for Bishop Auckland can provide the skills the North East needs

Durham Oktoberfest guest speakers line-up confirmed

Mike Matthews of Nifco
The final line-up of speakers is confirmed for Durham Oktoberfest, the region's biggest engineering and manufacturing event

County Durham community leaders visit France to learn about community revival

Puy du Fou
The group, part of Bishop Auckland's Eleven Arches project, visited the Vendee region to learn from the inspiration for the £100m vision

Sedgefield technology firm Kromek receives $1m exclusivity payment

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
County Durham technology firm Kromek has announced progress with a top four manufacturer in the CT market
Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University
Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

North East does not need devolved government, claims MP

Minister Kris Hopkins
Devolved power for the North East has been dismissed by Conservative local government minister Kris Hopkins on a visit to the region
Mike Matthews of Nifco

Durham Oktoberfest guest speakers line-up confirmed

The final line-up of speakers is confirmed for Durham Oktoberfest, the region's biggest engineering and manufacturing event

Sedgefield technology firm Kromek receives $1m exclusivity payment

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
County Durham technology firm Kromek has announced progress with a top four manufacturer in the CT market

Independent estate agents Venture Properties expand with £80,000 Durham branch

Todd Armstrong will lead Venture Properties new Durham City branch
The new branch becomes Venture Properties fifth office in its Durham network
Puy du Fou

County Durham community leaders visit France to learn about community revival

The group, part of Bishop Auckland's Eleven Arches project, visited the Vendee region to learn from the inspiration for the £100m vision

St Bede’s Lanchester is chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Headteacher at St Bede's, in Lanchester, Neville Harrison
St Bede’s Catholic School, in Lanchester, County Durham, has been selected to become a National Teaching School

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University
Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents
Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

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

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

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Anna Hedworth AKA The Grazer for her food blog and the queen of pop-up restaurants- has just opened her own Cafe. The Cook House, in two shipping containers in the Ouseburn Valley

New café named 'Cook House' pops up in Newcastle's Ouseburn

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

 

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