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Town presses forward with £25m funding bid

Work to secure a major grant to strengthen a County Durham market town is continuing.

Published: 26 March 2020


National Lottery funding set to make waves for coastal & marine heritage in the North East of England

£2.78m awarded to Heritage Coast Partnership in the North East, for the first National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Marine Landscape Partnership

Published: 26 March 2020


Church is changing at Durham Cathedral

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all public services and events. This is following guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury and York and includes all tours, our Open Treasure museum and the central tower. 

Published: 19 March 2020


Museum to remain closed

A County Durham museum will not open to the public for the start of the summer season as planned.

Published: 06 March 2020


Lighting the way for Durham’s pilgrims

From the evening of 20 March, the interior of the 12th-century Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral will be transformed with a dazzling light installation by the world-renowned artist, Chris Levine.

Published: 04 March 2020


Museum of the Moon to land at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is excited to announce an exciting new contemporary art programme, as part of Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage for 2020. The first installation to be announced is the ever-popular touring artwork, #MuseumofTheMoon, by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Published: 21 February 2020


Iconic artwork receives overhaul

A Durham City sculpture has been returned to its former glory with a full refurbishment.

Published: 21 February 2020


Seek sanctuary and get inspired at County Durham art gallery

Durham’s enduring status as a place of sanctuary is the subject of an interactive art installation that has been unveiled today (Monday 3 February).

Published: 21 February 2020


Dalton Park reports positive sales performance

Dalton Park Outlet Shopping destination is pleased to announce an increase in sales and visitor numbers, bucking the national trend of difficult trading for many of the UK’s retailers.

Published: 19 February 2020


Beamish Museum’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is launching a year of celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary.

Published: 12 February 2020


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Durham County Council support for businesses

Durham County Council support for businesses

Durham County Council is making payments under the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, with over 1,000 cases already processed.

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Published: 2020-04-01


5 steps for businesses to take today

5 steps for businesses to take today

The Government is urging businesses to take the following steps.

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Published: 2020-04-01


Government calls for support from businesses

Government calls for support from businesses

The UK Government has issued a call to businesses who might be able to help with the response to coronavirus.

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Published: 2020-04-01


Latest Government Announcements

Latest Government Announcements

New guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been announced...

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Published: 2020-04-01


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