County Durham

Jonathan Barlow’s image of the limestone stack at Seaham

Legacy of the North East desert from 290 million years ago captured by fossils

Talk reveals North East world of sand dunes and flooding by a vast inland sea

Film documents year in the life of tenant hill-farming family

Film-maker Magali Pettier
New documentary focuses on the Hutchinsons, of Forest-in-Teesdale, as they attempt to breed the perfect flock of Swaledale sheep

Appointments: Seaham Hall welcomes new sales and marketing director

Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa has welcomed Wendy Benson as director of sales and marketing
A North East hotel has strengthened its management team with the appointment of one of the industry’s most senior figures

Appointments: Avoca promotes new directors to engineer further growth

From left, Richard Hooper, Mark Hooper and Mike Seaward of Durham-based Avoca Consulting Engineers
A multi-disciplined building service business has announced the promotion of two new directors within its team after a rapid period of growth

Schools in the North East receive £17m extra government funding

Seahouses Middle School
Schools in the North East are to receive £17m extra from the government as part of efforts to address funding inequalities
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne signals he will press for a North East mayor under devolution deal

Chancellor said mayor would mean empowered local government held to account but Labour figures accuse Tory of trying to shift the devolution agenda

County Durham MP demands economic sanctions to force Israel to make peace

Labour MP for Easington Grahame Morris
Conflict between Israel and Palestinians will only get worse unless action is taken, warns North East MP

Careers advice for young people needs urgent improvement, says Alan Milburn

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn
A disjointed approach to careers advice is failing the region’s young people, Alan Milburn has warned
Film-maker Magali Pettier

Film documents year in the life of tenant hill-farming family

New documentary focuses on the Hutchinsons, of Forest-in-Teesdale, as they attempt to breed the perfect flock of Swaledale sheep

Appointments: Seaham Hall welcomes new sales and marketing director

Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa has welcomed Wendy Benson as director of sales and marketing
A North East hotel has strengthened its management team with the appointment of one of the industry’s most senior figures

Appointments: Avoca promotes new directors to engineer further growth

From left, Richard Hooper, Mark Hooper and Mike Seaward of Durham-based Avoca Consulting Engineers
A multi-disciplined building service business has announced the promotion of two new directors within its team after a rapid period of growth
Seahouses Middle School

Schools in the North East receive £17m extra government funding

Schools in the North East are to receive £17m extra from the government as part of efforts to address funding inequalities

Building and roofing specialist Hodgson Sayers takes on nine new appentices

Contracts manager at Hodgson Sayers, Dean Goyns, with apprentices from the firm at Minsteracres retreat centre, County Durham
New start walks from Gateshead to Stanley, Co. Durham, to get interview with building and roofing specialist

Careers advice for young people needs urgent improvement, says Alan Milburn

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn
A disjointed approach to careers advice is failing the region’s young people, Alan Milburn has warned
Instructor Kimberley Cowan with class

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

People in the region are discovering how the steps of Latin and ballroom dancing can improve health and fitness

New study shows obese people are in denial about their weight

An overweight woman
Survey shows that fewer than 10% of those who are clinically obese accept they have a serious weight problem

County Durham Move into Sport programme has helped more than 18,000 people

Marie Dalton chatting to organiser Ian Johnson, centre, and coach Stephen Atkinson at County Durham’s Move Into Sport cricket training sessions
The Move into Sport programme is changing the lives of people in the region with its wide range of fitness activities

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

Brunswick House in Whalton

Property gallery: Whalton house was home from the first view

A Christmas food tasting test

Sweet Christmas fare put to the Taste test

From left, Richard Means from award sponsor, Strutt & Parker, with Lucinda and Tom Richardson and Giles Brandreth

Northumberland farm business Wheelbirks Parlour wins national award

 

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