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2013-12-17 23:04:11

Ceremony brought 200 local professionals together to applaud local achievements. County Durham, England (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Zine UK, a web design agency with a national client base, recently organised an awards ceremony that acknowledged hundreds of outstanding businesses in its local community. The Teesdale Business Awards, held on Friday, 15th November, at The Witham, Barnard Castle, is a prime example of how Zine makes an effort to be an active part of the Teesdale business...

Head Of Roman God Found In Trash Heap
2013-07-04 10:35:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the Romans began to lose their grip on the European part of their empire in the second and third centuries AD, strange things were afoot, and a newly discovered carved stone head suggests Roman settlers living in England were beginning to embrace the local gods, according to UK archeologists. Alex Kirton, a freshman archeology student at Durham University, found the 1,800-year-old artifact in an ancient Roman rubbish heap in...

2011-05-16 17:08:04

Decades after the pit closures, coalfield communities still face significant health problems and economic difficulties, according to new research. A Durham University-led study shows that health problems including long term limiting illnesses such as chronic arthritis, asthma and back problems, are significantly more likely in some of these areas. However, the results, published in the Journal, Health and Place, also reveal that some less deprived coalfield areas are faring relatively well in...

2008-10-13 09:00:09

OVER-50s are being encouraged to get out and about and keep fit by taking part in charity Age Concern?s new campaign called Fit as a Fiddle. The lottery-funded campaign aims to help older people avoid loneliness and depression by staying healthy and active. Keep fit classes for the over50?s are being held at the Treatment Room, in Darlington Football Club. Other activities on offer include walking, sequence dancing and a healthy lifestyle club. Age Concern spokeswoman Gill Watson...

2008-10-07 18:00:22

FRIENDS of girl band Bad Lashes are urging people of the North East to get behind their bid for stardom. Jesmond cafe boss Emily McNamee, 19, Durham duo Stacey Lacey Lincoln, 20, Sam Bennett, 21, and Hartlepool's Sophie Wilson, 23, have made the shortlist on reality TV talent contest X Factor. Their family and friends were glued to the show over the weekend to see if their rendition of Oasis song Wonderwall impressed Louis enough to be in the running for a pounds 1m recording contract....

2008-10-07 09:00:55

By Barry Nelson CAMPAIGNERS for improved ambulance services in the Durham dales are making a last-ditch appeal to health bosses today. They want ambulance stations in the upper dales ? in St John?s Chapel, Weardale, and Middleton-in-Teesdale ? to remain the base for 999 services. Health bosses want tomove the bases to Stanhope and Barnard Castle, respectively. The independent Dales Ambulance Group also wants to ensure that a four-wheel drive vehicle, earmarked for Weardale, is capable...

2008-10-06 12:00:42

PATIENTS north of the Tees will have to wait a bit longer to find out where their new hospital will be built. Decisions on the future of health care services in Stockton and Hartlepool have been delayed after an overwhelming response to a three-month consultation. Recommendations were due to be made by the NHS joint committee on September 29 but the meeting will now take place on October 23, to allow more time for evaluation of feedback. During the consultation people were asked...

2008-10-04 18:00:24

A COUNCIL has urged a health trust to reject plans to close an accident and emergency unit. Proposals have been put in place to cut the facility at Bishop Auckland General Hospital. But residents have launched a campaign to save the unit which is facing the axe in a shake up of services. Now Durham County Council has backed concerns, claiming it would put more pressure on existing A&E units close by. Councillors gave an unanimous all-party support to a motion from West...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

By Tony Henderson THE success of a five-year environment- led regeneration programme in the North East was marked yesterday. The Mineral Valleys scheme has seen more than pounds 6m invested in the project area of west County Durham, ranging from Chester-le- Street to Bishop Auckland and bounded by Nenthead, Allenheads and Derwentside. Chairman of Natural England Sir Martin Doughty led the celebrations for the completion of Mineral Valleys yesterday at the Greenhouse centre in Annfield...

2008-10-01 18:00:00

By KERRY WOOD CAMPAIGNERS fighting to keep a community hospital's wards from closure are celebrating a victory for patients. Last year the future of Shotley Bridge Hospital was thrown into uncertainty when one of its two day surgery wards was closed due to an apparent lack of use. The move left a district with a population of 86,000 people with just 19 community hospital beds. At the time, company Tribal was commissioned to carry out an independent study of the service, owned by...


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