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Line-up Revealed for First Digital Durham Book Festival

The annual literary festival returns this October with a huge range of digital events, including headline guests Alex Wheatle, Alastair Campbell, Ann Cleeves, Anthony Anaxagorou, Brit Bennett, David Almond, DBC Pierre, Fatima Bhutto, Ian Rankin, Jenny Offill, Laura Bates and Richard Osman

Published: 11 September 2020


Heritage railway transformation offers economic benefits

Councillors will consider plans to support the transformation of a heritage railway line into a major visitor attraction next week, as part of wider efforts to regenerate County Durham’s economy following the coronavirus pandemic.

Published: 08 September 2020


Reminder to record customers’ details in hospitality venues

Pubs and restaurants in County Durham are being asked to continue to gather customers’ details to help support the NHS Track and Trace system. 

Published: 24 August 2020


Britain’s newest observatory to open its doors in Teesdale

The launch of the new state of the art Grassholme Observatory sees Northumbrian Water going intergalactic in the heart of Teesdale.

Published: 12 August 2020


Kick Starting Tourism and Wider Economy Business Grant Package

The North East LEP region has been awarded approximately £2.4millon ERDF to support the regions small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs’) to recover from Covid19. Expressions of interest will be invited from today Tuesday 11th August.

Published: 11 August 2020


Kick Starting Tourism and Wider Economy Business Grant Package

The Government recently announced the Kick Starting Tourism and SME Restart and Recovery – Wider Economy Business Grants packages.

Published: 06 August 2020


Outdoor cinema comes to Raby Castle

Raby Castle is giving film lovers an opportunity to enjoy a social distanced cinema experience outdoors this month with a unique outdoor cinema experience.

Published: 06 August 2020


Durham Town Hall to reopen – with extended hours

An historic town hall will reopen to the public this week after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published: 05 August 2020


Horden station enters service

A new multi-million-pound station in County Durham has opened to passengers.

Published: 29 June 2020


Dalton Park Welcomes Shoppers Back

Dalton Park Outlet Shopping destination in County Durham reopened its doors to shoppers last week, following government advise that all non-essential shops could open from the 15th June.

Published: 23 June 2020


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NHS COVID-19 app to support test and trace

NHS COVID-19 app to support test and trace

Launching on 24 September, the new NHS COVID-19 app will help businesses meet the new legal requirement to record the contact details of customers, visitors and staff.

Published: 2020-09-17


High Court judgement on the Business Interruption Insurance test case

High Court judgement on the Business Interruption Insurance test case

Ruling on a test case presented by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the High Court has ruled that business interruption policies with pandemic or notifiable disease clauses should be read as to cover COVID-19, and that claims should be met in ‘most cases’. 

Published: 2020-09-17


Durham Cricket announces Visit County Durham partnership

Durham Cricket announces Visit County Durham partnership

The new partnership between both organisations will promote the county as a staycation destination.

Published: 2020-09-17


The i newspaper features Northern Saints Trails

The i newspaper features Northern Saints Trails

The Northern Saints Trails, a series of six new walking routes that bring to life the stories of the northern saints, have been included in a feature on Autumn walking trips in the i newspaper.

Published: 2020-09-17


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