A Chester-le-Street radio-controlled model aeroplane building company’s sales have unexpectedly soared as levels of demand from new and long-term customers alike rose during the Covid-19 pandemic. Fighteraces, located on the Drum Industrial Estate reported a 100 per cent increase in...
A specialist sports goods retailer has bolstered its management team with the creation of a new job thanks to the Durham Business Recovery Grant. Simon Lee, managing director, who described the grant as being “nothing but amazing”, used the funds...
Food and its ability to bring people together will be essential ingredients in County Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025. Whether it is meeting a friend for coffee and a cake, fish and chips on a Friday...
A charity dedicated to promoting suicide awareness and prevention has appealed to local businesses to support its most high-profile campaign of the year taking place on Friday, September 10. Chester-le-Street-based If U Care Share has launched its annual Inside Out...
Visitors to Chester-le-Street can now enjoy free internet access, with the introduction of public wi-fi in the town centre. Funded by Durham County Council, the installation of free public wi-fi is part of a multimillion-pound scheme to enhance the vibrancy...
An architectural metalwork specialist is forging ahead into new markets, after receiving investment and technical expertise from a team of manufacturing experts. Steelcraft, based in Chester-le-Street, is expanding its product offering and launching a new brand, after securing a five-figure...
Miller Homes is creating a new community of 190 homes in Pelton, near Chester-le-Street. The site was acquired from private individuals and County Durham developer Banks Property after Miller Homes successfully received Reserved Matters planning approval. Groundworks have started on the...
A £1,000 Covid-19 business recovery grant awarded by Open North Foundation will help take the strain off sports therapist, Stuart Houston, owner of Chester-le-Street based, Therapy4U. Stuart, 58, who specialises in tendinopathy, joint and muscles conditions, such as compartment syndrome,...
A Wear company has launched a search for models to be the face of its brand – but with some very specific requirements. The company needs both male and female models, who are sleek, fit and friendly – and have...
Developers of a major new housing scheme near Chester-le-Street have unveiled further plans for the site. The £15m redevelopment of the privately-owned Estate Lambton Park near the town is opening up further to the community as, alongside 109 new homes,...

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