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Motorbike festival raises money for North East charities

A motorbike festival organised by a family of County Durham bikers has raised more than £2,000 for charity. The second Park View Motorbike Festival was held in Chester-le-Street and gave people the opportunity to showcase their bikes in best in class competitions. Trophies for each category were provided by local businesses and children were kept […]

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National Tree Week

Green-fingered organisations in County Durham are being offered grants of up to £150 to help plant trees throughout the area. Durham County Council is offering the grants as part of National Tree Week, which aims to encourage tree planting and raise awareness of the importance of proper care and maintenance of trees. National Tree Week, […]

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The Manufacturing sector has seen a dramatic fall in confidence in the third quarter, as Brexit talks stall and business organisations warn of increasing uncertainty across the UK.   Figures in the Q3 2017 UK Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), a quarterly barometer from the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), shows a 10.6-point fall in confidence […]

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National Carers Rights Day Friday 24th November 2017

“Make Connections, Get Support” Every day 6,000 people become unpaid Carers, supporting family and friends with disabilities, long term illnesses and addictions who can’t manage without them. Around 10% of the population have a caring role and in Darlington just over 11,000 people were recognised as Carers at the last census and 60,000 across County […]

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Local charity holds open day for potential volunteers in the Durham area

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017, 11am to 12noon Saturday 9 December 2017, 10am to 11am Venue: Visitors’ Centre at HMP Durham, Durham City Access: Advance booking essential A north east charity, supporting over 137,000 visitors to north east prisons each year, is seeking new volunteers to help support families and children of prisoners at HMPs […]