The Auckland Castle Trust has been given £1million to fund up to 28 apprentices in the new Walled Garden over the next three years.Read the full story ›
Residents in Bishop Auckland awoke without power this morning after a fault with an underground cable.
Northern Powergrid were first made aware of the problem just before 8am this morning and are hoping to resolve the problem by 4pm.
They believe around 98 customers are affected by the power cut.
A woman whose final letter from her dying mother ended up in a Bishop Auckland book store has been traced.
The letter, along with a photograph of the mother and daughter, were found in an envelope on the floor of Bondgate Books in Bishop Auckland by owner Gordon Draper.
Bethany Gash has contacted ITV Tyne Tees Facebook page to say she has been reunited with the letter and photo of the two of them together.
A book shop owner is trying to reunite a girl with a letter written by her dying mother after finding it hidden in a book.Read the full story ›
Hundreds braved the weather to welcome County Durham gymnast Amy Tinkler home as she travelled through Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland on an open top bus (SAT 3rd)
The teenager became only the second British woman in history to win a gymmnastics Olympic medal, after her performance on the floor in Rio this summer.
The 16 year old was joined by members of South Durham Gymnastics club for the celebrations.
Fans, friends and family are braving the rain to give Amy Tinkler a warm reception in Bishop Auckland and Spennymoor.Read the full story ›
A woman, 33, has been shot with an air rifle in Bishop Auckland. She was walking across the footbridge over the A688 towards St Andrew’s church at around 11:30pm on August 28.
The woman felt a sharp pain in her leg and was taken to hospital where an air pellet was discovered embedded in her flesh.
“This was a very painful and distressing experience for the victim who will require ongoing hospital treatment for her injury.
"Anyone with information about this incident should contact police urgently.”
Police can be contacted on 101.
An open-top bus parade has been organised for Bishop Auckland bronze medal Olympic hero Amy Tinkler: Here's where you can see itRead the full story ›
A motorcyclist has died after his bike crashed with a car on a minor road in rural County Durham this morning.
The man in his early seventies suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by air ambulance to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. He was confirmed dead at the hospital shortly after arrival.
The incident happened at around 10.30am in the village of Woodland, to the west of Bishop Auckland. The vehicles involved were a Mazda car and a Suzuki bike.
The car driver was unhurt.
Bishop Auckland businesses say they are already benefiting from a new attraction. Kynren is part of an ambitious regeneration plan.Read the full story ›