HWRC Opening Hours

Longer opening hours for county’s recycling centres

Recycling centres across County Durham will be open for longer from today as part of a move to summer opening hours.
Tom and Audrey Blenkinsopp

Platinum celebrations for Tom and Audrey after seventy happy years

Tom and Audrey Blenkinsopp of Warwick Close, Spennymoor are today marking an amazing seventy years of marriage with their Platinum Wedding Anniversary.
Spennymoor Town Council gift Easter eggs

Town Council deliver Easter eggstravaganza

Following the success of Spennymoor Town Council’s project to supply all children in local primary schools, nurseries and the elderly in care...
DCC Free Parking

Durham County Council set to approve free parking after 2pm

Durham County Council is proposing to introduce free town centre parking after 2pm as part of a package of measures to support...
Cow Plantation Nature Reserve wild flowers

Cow Plantation Nature Reserve receives Highly Commended award

Spennymoor Town Mayor, Cllr Liz Maddison, was delighted to announce that recent projects in the Cow Plantation Nature Reserve have resulted in...
Richard Allsopp rogue trader

Shildon rogue trader convicted for a second time

Shildon-based rogue trader, Richard Andreas Allsopp, has been handed a suspended prison sentence after his latest conviction for failing to carry out...
YHA free kids Activity Pack

YHA offers half-term help with free kids’ Activity Pack

If you are wondering what to do with the kids this half term, the youth hostelling charity YHA (England & Wales) has...
Transport for the North board member, Cllr Carl Marshall.

Concern as vital transport funding slashed by government

The Government’s decision to slash northern transport funding by more than half will deprive the region of vital investment at a critical...
Teeside University is offering free digital courses.

Boost your skills with free digital courses from Teesside University

Free digital courses being offered by Teesside University could help people in the region bridge a digital skills gap whilst also supporting...
Pubs and clubs can apply for financial support grants.

Festive financial support for County Durham pubs

Hundreds of pubs across County Durham which have been affected by local and national coronavirus restrictions are being encouraged to apply for...
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