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Global debut of Paula's Families on Track brings out the smiles in Durham
Published July 29, 2019 9.40am
Wet weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of 100 families who signed up for the first ever Paula's Families on Track event in Durham on Saturday.
Thousands take on the heat and hills in the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races
Published July 26, 2019 10.20am
Thousands of runners have taken to the streets of Durham on the hottest day of the year, cheered on by big crowds of spectators.
Changes to arrangements for the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k
Published July 24, 2019 4.16pm
After a burst water main led to an emergency closure of the A167 northbound at Neville's Cross in Durham, Events of the North and us have issued a statement about changes to arrangements for the Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races on Thursday evening.
Our initiative gives Durham families free chance to be part of world first with Paula Radcliffe
Published July 23, 2019 3.27pm
County Durham families have been given the chance to be inspired by marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe when they take part in a brand-new running initiative later this month.
Sports charity serves up free tennis sessions in Consett
Published July 17, 2019 11.37am
After the nation was gripped recently by Wimbledon, national sports charity 'Tennis For Free' has served up an ace for Consett and the surrounding area by investing in a programme of free tennis sessions at the Sherburn Park tennis courts, Stanley Gardens, Consett, DH8 6LJ starting on Sunday 21 July 10.00am - 11.30am.
Elites and experts bring free advice sessions to the Durham City Run Festival
Published July 16, 2019 12.49pm
A packed line up of experts and high-profile speakers from the world of running will take over the Gala Theatre and Millennium Square during the first Durham City Run Festival later this month.
Flag of St George flies following Cricket World Cup win
Published July 16, 2019 12.44pm
The flag of St George is flying proudly at County Hall today following England's triumph in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Apollo Pavilion 50th birthday celebration
Published July 15, 2019 12.04pm
It's a day that marks half a century of one of the most celebrated moments in history - and one that is commemorated in County Durham in truly unique style.
Visitors to Bishop Auckland will receive a world class welcome
Published July 04, 2019 11.12am
New road signs welcoming visitors into Bishop Auckland announce the town's status as a WorldHost Destination.
Replica miners' banners finds new home in library
Published July 04, 2019 11.01am
A new replica miners' banner has been officially unveiled at a County Durham library, celebrating the county's rich mining past and the people who lived it.
Summer activities in our leisure centres
Published July 04, 2019 8.33am
Keep the kids entertained with summer holiday activities at your local leisure centre.
What's on this summer
Published June 28, 2019 9.00am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.
Cricket World Cup fever gripping County Durham
Published June 24, 2019 10.42am
Cricket World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation and one of the world's biggest sport events is now just days away from arriving in County Durham.
Seaham Food Festival Saturday cancelled - will go ahead tomorrow
Published June 08, 2019 10.48am
Organisers of Seaham Food Festival have taken the very difficult decision to cancel today's events due to the horrendous weather.
Get crafty this half-term at your local library
Published May 24, 2019 11.29am
Durham County Council libraries will be hosting craft sessions to round off the half term holidays.
Disney Inspired Family Fun Swim Sessions
Published May 20, 2019 11.35am
Join us for new Disney inspired themed pool adventures, with Disney's most-loved characters including Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story.
Keep active during pregnancy
Published April 17, 2019 10.37am
Aqua natal is a fun and safe way to exercise your body and mind during pregnancy.
Exhibition explores soldiers' experiences of returning home
Published April 15, 2019 12.29pm
A prisoner of war's 400-mile march to freedom is among the stories featured within a new exhibition exploring what it was like for soldiers returning home.
Take a musical journey through the decades at Empire Theatre
Published April 04, 2019 12.07pm
Relive music's finest moments while celebrating some of the greatest acts of the 20th century at a County Durham theatre this year.
Theatrical treats and magical music for all in 2019
Published January 24, 2019 10.22am
Talented musicians, West End stars and a very hungry caterpillar are just some of the acts set to grace the stage at a County Durham theatre this year.