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Keep fit from the comfort of your own home

Keep fit from the comfort of your own home

County Durham residents are being offered a helping hand to stay active during the Coronavirus pandemic. Durham County Council has teamed up with TechnoGym, to provide free, daily home workouts and a range of challenges via their MyWellness app. Each day, users will...

Cricket World Cup fever grips County Durham

Cricket World Cup fever grips County Durham

Cricket World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation and one of the world’s biggest sport events is now just days away from arriving in County Durham. The ICC tournament has been bowling over fans all over the country since it got under way last month and...

Girls wanted for funded cricket programme in Murton

Girls wanted for funded cricket programme in Murton

Girls are being encouraged to sign up for a fully funded cricket programme which is running now. Murton Cricket Academy is once again running its 'Girls Can' campaign, aimed to at attracting more girls from the area into the sport. The programme is funded by County...

Spec wearers in East Durham urged to enter annual competition

Spec wearers in East Durham urged to enter annual competition

TV’s favourite dance diva Oti Mabuse has high-kicked off the search for the UK’s proudest glasses wearers in Peterlee and Seaham – with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs. The star of Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer showcased her own stunning specs style...

Seaham Hall Hotel review: To Serenity and Beyond…

Seaham Hall Hotel review: To Serenity and Beyond…

Is there any better feeling than waking up on a dreary Monday morning knowing you’re off work??? Well, yes, actually - when you wake up on a dreary Monday morning, you’re off work and you’re heading to the wonderful Seaham Hall Hotel for a relaxing spa day. I must...

They’ve smashed it as Cricket World Cup heads to Beamish

They’ve smashed it as Cricket World Cup heads to Beamish

The Cricket World Cup Trophy is visiting Beamish, The Living Museum of the North during a celebration of the game’s heritage. Visitors will have the chance to see the trophy when it stops off at the museum on the morning of Monday, 8th April, as part of a tour of...

East Durham former couples sought for new series of Eating With My Ex

East Durham former couples sought for new series of Eating With My Ex

Eating with My Ex, the Bafta-nominated BBC Three show which reunites former couples over dinner to pick over the bones of their failed relationships, is making the leap from a short-form series to a 10 episode long-form series. The show will be a co-production between...

Trimdon brass band on song as it progresses to national finals

Trimdon brass band on song as it progresses to national finals

Trimdon Brass is in line for national glory after qualifying to represent the North East of England in the finals of the countrywide Brass Band Championships to be staged in Cheltenham in September. The Band clinched its place after coming second out of 8 bands in the...

More famous faces announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival

More famous faces announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Two television personalities who have been entertaining people of all ages for more than a decade will help to ensure a County Durham food festival is fun for all of the family. TV presenters and foodies Angellica Bell and Stefan Gates are the latest celebrity guests...

Peterlee brass band announces plans to establish music academy

Peterlee brass band announces plans to establish music academy

One of County Durham’s most popular brass bands has announced plans to establish a music academy as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. GT Group Band Peterlee hopes the academy, together with the creation of a youth band, will encourage and inspire the next...

College taekwondo star set for student national championships

College taekwondo star set for student national championships

A talented young Taekwondo sportswoman and East Durham College student is celebrating an amazing year of success in 2018 – and looking another incredible year in 2019 Simone Abley, 18 from Spennymoor, has been taking part in taekwondo since she was four and in March...

MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace heads to Bishop Auckland Food Festival

MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace heads to Bishop Auckland Food Festival

His passion for good food made him the perfect choice to co-host BBC MasterChef and now the nation’s most famous greengrocer is headlining Bishop Auckland Food Festival. Gregg Wallace is the first of the celebrity chefs and food personalities attending the festival to...

East Durham residents invited to have their say on green spaces

East Durham residents invited to have their say on green spaces

People are being invited to take part in a consultation aimed at maintaining key green spaces in County Durham. Allotment tenants, waiting list applicants and residents are all urged to have their say, as Durham County Council reviews allotment provision. This...

Disability Cricket Programme launches in Durham

Disability Cricket Programme launches in Durham

A new disability cricket programme called Super 1s was launched in Peterlee on Thursday 17 January by regional governing body Durham Cricket Board in partnership with national cricket charity the Lord’s Taverners. Super 1s – the charity’s national programme, which...

Durham and Sunderland companies scoop construction awards

North East construction firms are celebrating after taking home top industry accolades. Sunderland electrical contractor, McNally & Thompson, and Durham construction business, Esh Group, were among the winners at the 2016 Constructing Excellence in the North East...

Mud and mayhem on the menu as ‘ultimate obstacle course’ returns

Mud and mayhem on the menu as ‘ultimate obstacle course’ returns

Adventure seekers are being invited to take on the North East's 'ultimate obstacle course' as Muddy Mayhem returns this October. The annual challenge, held at Hardwick Park near Sedgefield, is back and promised to be 'bigger and better than ever before'. Cllr Maria...

Green Move Out scheme for students returns next week

Green Move Out scheme for students returns next week

Durham’s Green Move Out scheme, which saw over 200 bags and 1.5 tonnes of materials collected from students and reused last year, starts again on Monday 13 June. The programme, which has been running for 11 years, aims to ensure waste is properly disposed of and as...

Men’s football league title heads to East Durham College

Men’s football league title heads to East Durham College

East Durham College men’s team have been crowned 2016 north east college’s league champions. The men’s first team, led by former Sunderland and Hartlepool United defender, Darren Williams, rounded off their campaign with a 4-3 win against rivals Gateshead College....

FootGolf phenomenon kicks off in North East England

FootGolf phenomenon kicks off in North East England

FootGolf, the UK’s fastest growing new sport, is ready to kick off in North East England thanks to support from one of the region’s premier golf and leisure venues. Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club in Durham has become the newest UK golf facility to be accredited by...

College student brings home national junior kickboxing title

College student brings home national junior kickboxing title

An East Durham College student has become a champion kickboxer in just his second fight in the sport. East Durham College student, Rhys Smith, 15, from Peterlee, has won the World Traditional Kickboxing Association Intercontinental Junior Muay Thai Boxing Championship...

Competition winners make a splash with holiday swimming courses

Competition winners make a splash with holiday swimming courses

Two lucky competition winners learned the importance of learning to swim after winning a free crash course of lessons during the Easter holidays. Madeleine Morton, aged 6, from Durham City and Catherine Potter, aged 8 from Bowburn each won a week’s course of lessons....

Durham delighted to welcome back tour series

Durham delighted to welcome back tour series

Organisers of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series cycling event have confirmed that Durham City will feature in this year's race calendar. The event, now in its eighth year, will take place at 10 different venues between Thursday 12 May and Thursday 9 June. The series will...

Swimmers, Spinners and Sprinters raise £700 for Sport Relief

Swimmers, Spinners and Sprinters raise £700 for Sport Relief

Riverside Leisure Complex in Chester-le-Street and Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in Durham hosted three events for Sport Relief 2016 that attracted people of all ages and abilities to run, swim and spin to raise money for charity. 200 children from Red Rose Primary...

Student crowned national boxing champion

Student crowned national boxing champion

A talented East Durham College student has recently returned from the Amateur Boxing Association of England National Championships as the new female youth champion. Shauna-Leigh Taylor, 16, from Hetton, travelled to Rotherham last week to compete in the championships,...

Easington MP backs Peterlee charity run

Easington MP backs Peterlee charity run

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on local residents to get involved with Run Peterlee, ahead of the Peterlee Sport Relief charity mile on Sunday 20th March. Local Running Club, Run Peterlee, will host the towns first Sport Relief mile at Houghall College,...