News & Sport in South Durham

Unsigned Live: Track of the week from Celestine

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This week’s unsigned track is Ghost Town from Bishop Auckland band Celestine. Inspired by the likes of The Smiths and The Stone Roses, Celestine produce a powerful sound with jingly guitar riffs and a catchy chorus. With an average age of 17 their debut single really sets the bar. Let’s hope 2015 brings us more […]

Festive fayre returns to Bishop Auckland College

Saturday, November 22, 2014

An annual Christmas event with local community groups, charities and stallholders has been held today at Bishop Auckland College.

Christmas Spectacular event for Bishop Auckland

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A weekend of special events has started in Bishop Auckland for Christmas with a festive light switch-on and markets.

Binchester Roman Fort petition passes 2,000 signatures

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Roman fort near Bishop Auckland described as the "Pompeii of the North" has been put up for sale by Church Commissioners. More than 2,000 people have signed a petition backed by Auckland Castle Trust.

Children’s Services Changes: Have Your Say

Monday, August 4, 2014

Durham County Council is asking parents, carers and providers of childcare services to under-fives to share their thoughts on the proposed revamp of Children’s Centre services in the area. The council proposes to move services from specialist buildings to a range of community venues, it is hoped that this will aid the services in reaching […]

Can you spot Bishop Auckland’s Odd One Out?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

For the summer holidays Bishop FM has teamed up with Battlezone to give you chances to win five tickets every week in August to the new indoor laser tag arena in Gateshead.

Road Racing in Bishop

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cycle enthusiasts are in for a treat at the beginning of August when Bishop Auckland hosts a number of closed-road cycle races. Members of the public are encouraged to come along and cheer competitors on and support local sport in our area. The Bishop Auckland Cycle Race, featuring professional, amateur and youth events, is being […]

Crook, Willington and Tow Law: Have Your Say

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Residents of Crook, Willington and Tow Law area are being given the opportunity to ‘have their say’ in their local area as a representative on the Board of the 3 Towns Partnership. The position is open to anyone over the age of sixteen who who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the area. The Board […]

Pay What You Can: Shildon vs. SPL’s Hamilton Academical

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shildon AFC will take on Hamilton Academical of the Scottish Premier League at Dean Street this weekend in what is being billed as a Community Friendly.Instead of paying the usual amount for tickets, fans are instead being asked to pay what they can afford. Club officials are hoping to attract a large crowd by making […]

Heritage Park to Host European Friendly

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bishop Auckland Football Club’s Heritage Park will host its first ever European fixture on Thursday, 7th August, when Sunderland AFC take on Real Betis. Last season Real Betis, one of the two giants of  Seville, were relegated from the Spanish Primera Liga, where they played against Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Betis have won La […]

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