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Strong performance at Dalton Park leads to 26 new job opportunities Industry

Strong performance at Dalton Park leads to 26 new job opportunities

14 Jan 2022

A strong performance during 2021 has led to the creation of 26 new jobs at the North East’s biggest outlet shopping centre. Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Destination saw like-for-like sales increase by 13% against the same period in 2019, despite hugely challenging times for the UK retail sector. A...

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Accessible days out Visit County Durham

Accessible days out

12 Jan 2022

Visit County Durham has teamed up with disabled blogger, dancer and activist Kate Stanforth to help disabled people plan fun-filled days out. Kate has been out and about exploring attractions across the county such as Beamish, The Living Museum of the North and The Bowes Museum to share her top...

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Baton-bearer nominations sought Visit County Durham

Baton-bearer nominations sought

12 Jan 2022

Do you know somebody who is ready to step forward, make a change, and take it on? You can now nominate a Baton-bearer for the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay in England. Baton-bearers are needed, each with inspiring stories, to take on the special experience of carrying the Queen's Baton...

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Try before you buy scheme Visit County Durham

Try before you buy scheme

12 Jan 2022

To help make the decision about switching to electric, Durham County Council is offering small and medium-sized businesses in the county the chance to borrow an electric van for up to three weeks. You will be loaned an electric van (three different types will be available) over a period...

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Castle restoration work takes regional award Industry

Castle restoration work takes regional award

23 Dec 2021

Work to revitalise a medieval castle in County Durham has won a regional award. Auckland Castle, in Bishop Auckland, is one of the most significant complexes of medieval buildings in England.  As a favoured residence of the bishops of Durham for at least 800 years, it has international...

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Tens of thousands attend Lumiere 2021 under the light of the full moon Industry

Tens of thousands attend Lumiere 2021 under the light of the full moon

23 Nov 2021

Lumiere light festival declared a triumph as people come together to enjoy the biggest outdoor event in the North East since lockdown. An estimated 140,000 visitors attend as Lumiere extended across County Durham as well as in Durham City for first time 37 artworks, 8 riggers, 13 Projectionists, 28...

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A muggles' guide to North East Harry Potter locations Industry

A muggles' guide to North East Harry Potter locations

23 Nov 2021

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone first hit our screens. To mark twenty magical years since November 2001, when the first film adaptation of J. K Rowling’s boy wizard was released in UK cinemas, we’ve created a muggles' guide to Harry...

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First Glimpse at Ramside Hall's Triangular Treehouses Industry

First Glimpse at Ramside Hall's Triangular Treehouses

17 Aug 2021

A County Durham hotel continues to build its reputation as the perfect spot for romance, with a glimpse of how its new treehouses will look. Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa near Durham has unveiled images of its four new A frame triangular, glass fronted treehouses, which offer stunning...

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