County Durham

Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle with Cotherstone Cheese Custard Created by Andrew Rowbotham and served at The Crown at Mickleton

Tasty Trail summer recipe from chef at The Crown at Mickleton

Andrew Rowbotham's Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle is the perfect dessert accompaniment to a sunny day

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

Embleton Bay, Northumberland
The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches

Employers announce plans to create 800 jobs in County Durham

PBP Steering Group members Steve Metcalfe from NSK, Valda Goodfellow from Goodfellow and Goodfellow and Richard Egginton of Sotech
The NECC said the new jobs shows the strategy of "more and better jobs" is coming to fruition

We visit the set of ITV's mighty Beowulf production in County Durham

Beowulf producer Stephen Smallwood on the set near Stanhope
One of the most ambitious TV series ever shot in the North East is taking shape at a remote location in Weardale

Phileas Fogg founders' new County Durham venture is awarded two top accolades

The Old Post Office proprietors Keith and Pauline Gill
Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.
The new chief executive of NHS, Simon Stevens (centre) talking to staff at at Shotley Bridge Hospital in County Durham

David Taylor-Gooby: NHS five-year plan has wide support - but how do we pay for it?

Author and Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says we must have an honest debate about NHS funding - and consider controversial ideas

MPs and council leaders invited to Journal's debate on North East devolution

Fergus Trim, Broadoak Asset Management director
Event on April 21 aims to keep regional devolution on the agenda in the run-up to the General Election

Industry says Chancellor's help for energy intensive firms is not enough

George Osborne
Energy intensive firms respond to Budget plans to compensate them for the costs of Feed in Tariffs and the Renewables Obligation
PBP Steering Group members Steve Metcalfe from NSK, Valda Goodfellow from Goodfellow and Goodfellow and Richard Egginton of Sotech

Employers announce plans to create 800 jobs in County Durham

The NECC said the new jobs shows the strategy of "more and better jobs" is coming to fruition

Phileas Fogg founders' new County Durham venture is awarded two top accolades

The Old Post Office proprietors Keith and Pauline Gill
Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.
Judith Moran

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services managing director Steven Ward
Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

North East sales top £10m at Turner and Townsend

Durham University's world-renowned Business School which was redeveloped with input from Turner & Townsend
Turnover at Turner and Townsend is set to rise this coming financial year - and 75% of the budgeted figure is covered by forward orders
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

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

Andrew James celebrates as Durham firm is named North East Company of the Year

The Gazette and Journal North East Business awards final 2015 at Hardwick Hall Co Durham. Winners Andrew Tomlinson and James Buckle from Andrew James online retail

North East Business Awards: Durham's Andrew James named company of the year

 

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