Author: Sam Bradley

3D Flowerbeds to Bloom in Durham City

Two 3D carpet bed installations are being erected in Durham City as part of the city’s entry into the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Northumbria in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions.

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9% fall in value of North East service exports

In the wake of the EU referendum on 23 June, the spotlight is increasingly focussed on international trade. The services export estimates released today for 2011-14 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show steady growth across the UK as a whole.

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Tackling loan sharks in Spennymoor

The England Illegal Money Lending Team, in partnership with livin Housing, Spennymoor Area Action Partnership, Durham Constabulary and Durham Trading Standards, are working with residents in Spennymoor next week to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks.

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The Road to Rio comes to Sunderland

Sunderland customer service employees are hitting the ‘Road to Rio’, by taking part in a virtual bike ride to support companywide fundraising for the British Paralympic Association.

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Lucky thirteen

Thirteen inspirational entrepreneurs have been recognised at an annual Hambleton awards ceremony.

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Oaps are vips in Darlington

On Thursday 14 July, businesses and organisations from throughout Darlington will converge on the Market Square to hand out free information and advice to pensioners on everything from banking to neighbourhood safety to mobile technology and even hearing loss.

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Popular fitness class gets biking boost

More people are being encouraged to get fit by taking part in Cyclenergy classes thanks to the purchase of 11 new cutting-edge design Technogym bikes at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in Durham City.

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Hemlington Family Fun Day

LOCAL families are invited to come along and enjoy an array of fun activities offered at Hemlington Community Council’s annual fun family event.

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A chip of success

A County Durham dog-chipping campaign is proving a success following the introduction of legislation requiring all dogs to be microchipped from April 2016.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert!

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is brought to Tyne Theatre & Opera House by Astravaganza Entertainment in February 2017.

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Music in the park

A programme of free Saturday concerts gets underway this weekend, with a host of North East bands set to perform throughout the summer.

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