Mining Art Gallery wins NE Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award

Durham businesses were celebrating after scooping a number of prestigious awards at the 2018 North East England Tourism Awards last night. The awards, which were announced at a glittering ceremony in Newcastle Civic Centre’s Banqueting Hall, shine a spotlight on the tourism industry. BBC Radio Newcastle breakfast show presenter Alfie Joey hosted the ceremony and … Read more

Highest honour for bereavement services manager

A man from County Durham has been recognised for his commitment to providing a thoughtful and dedicated service for the bereaved. Durham County Council’s bereavement services manager and registrar, Graham Harrison, was awarded the highest honour of becoming a fellow of the Institute of Cemeteries and Crematorium Management (ICCM) at its annual conference. Graham, 49, … Read more

Replica Spitfire to land in Durham for Remembrance Day

A full-size replica Spitfire will take a central role in this weekend’s Remembrance Day commemorations in Durham City. The plane will be located in the Market Place on Sunday 11 November, providing a backdrop for the annual military parade through the city. The hand-built replica, the only full-scale reproduction Spitfire MKIX currently in existence, will … Read more