County Durham

James Ramsbotham

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Dalton Park leisure scheme in County Durham set to start within weeks

A CGI of the completed Dalton Park
Operators including Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s restaurant, Pizza Express, Prezzo, and Morrisons are confirmed operators

Gerald Scarfe's Maggie Thatcher exhibition to go on display at the Bowes Museum

Milk Snatcher: The Thatcher Drawings is at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
The Bowes Museum is mounting the first exhibition dedicated to Gerald Scarfe's many cartoons of Margaret Thatcher

She's Fired recalls the Seaham Colliery disaster at the Sage Gateshead

The final scene of She's Fired
A show called She's Fired was intended as a one-off but has been acclaimed around the region and is bound for the Sage
James Ramsbotham

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Ed Balls on Labour's vision for the North East economy

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls
The Shadow Chancellor writes exclusively for The Journal ahead of a visit to the region
James Ramsbotham

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

Dalton Park leisure scheme in County Durham set to start within weeks

A CGI of the completed Dalton Park
Operators including Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s restaurant, Pizza Express, Prezzo, and Morrisons are confirmed operators

Durham firm Tekmar is leading the way in providing equipment for offshore wind farms

The Newton Aycliffe-based company is at the forefront of the offshore wind industry's drive to reduce costs

Durham University's world-renowned Business School which was redeveloped with input from Turner & Townsend

North East sales top £10m at Turner and 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

Call made for entries to young shepherd competition

Young Shepherd of the Year 2013, Josh Ryder
A cash prize of £300 is up for grabs at the NSA North Sheep 2015 event in near Cockermouth

Journal opinion: The closure of Durham Free School

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

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The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

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NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

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Eldon Leisure redevelopment, behind the scenes as work commences

Eldon Leisure Centre: First pictures of how £3m refurbishment work is going

 

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