Plans for £10.55m railway station at Horden approved

Plans to build a new £10.55 million railway station in east Durham have been given the go-ahead. The scheme, at Horden, near Peterlee, will see the creation of two 100 metre platforms connected by an accessible footbridge, shelters, a 139-space car park and bus stops....

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Regional businesses leading the innovation way

Businesses in the North East are leading the way in innovative product development. That’s the message from Ben Gilhespy, operations director at the newly rebranded The Engineering and Manufacturing Network. He believes companies in the North East are becoming more...

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Free Christmas lunches at Peterlee cafe

A café owner and her team of volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves on Christmas Day to help combat loneliness and isolation among the elderly in Peterlee. Café Eden, located in the heart of Castle Dene Shopping Centre, is proving it really is the season of good...

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Horden care home residents get into the Christmas spirit

Residents at a Horden care home were treated to Christmas carols during a visit by a Peterlee choir. Members of the Dene House Choir, Mayor of Peterlee Scott Meikle and Peterlee and Seaham Cohesion Officer Sarah Willis from Durham Police were among visitors to Langley...

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Little Land Play voted best for under 5s

A children’s roleplay centre in Peterlee has won a top award as voted for by parents. Little Land Play has been voted as the “Best day out for under 5s in the North East” by influential parenting social media company Day Out With The Kids. Founded by Sarah McPhie and...

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New project opens doors for students at East Durham College

East Durham College is thrilled to announce the launch of Project Sliding Door, a new initiative between the college’s Engage programme, Durham County Council and Peterlee police designed to bridge the gap between academic qualifications and the world of work. The...

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Northstar Ventures loan supports incubator companies to grow

Entrepreneurs who are part of an incubator designed to help companies grow and thrive in County Durham will now be able to access up to £10,000 of funding each. Durham City Incubator (DCI), based at Salvus House, in Aykley Heads, Durham, has recently launched, and is...

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HR BLOG: How to organise the perfect works’ Christmas party

There are times throughout the year that you may wish to reward your hardworking employees by hosting a party or a fun team-building activity. Work events such as the annual Christmas or summer party can be a great way to boost morale. They bring everyone together in...

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Tributes paid to businessman Geoff Ford

Tributes have been paid to businessman Geoff Ford, who has sadly died. A spokeswoman for the Peterlee Business Park Group said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Geoff Ford. “Geoff was an inspirational business figure within the region, someone who was...

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One Awards welcomes Senior Business Development Manager

Leading Access Validating Agency and Quality Assurance Organisation One Awards has appointed Roger Guy as Senior Business Development Manager. Roger brings a wealth of experience in business development from various roles in the further education and welfare to work...

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Food and drink support network set to launch

A network to support County Durham food and drink producers is being launched. Durham Food and Drink Network is the fifth key strand of the Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), which is part of Business Durham. The network will enable small producers and...

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