Latest County Durham Stories

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

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

A newly discovered carved stone head suggests Roman settlers living in England were beginning to embrace the local gods, according to UK archeologists.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.