Press Releases

Detained in Dubai advises re-evaluation of Western ties with UAE in wake of UK PHD student Matthew Hedges arrest

Detained in Dubai advises re-evaluation of Western ties with UAE in wake of UK PHD student Matthew Hedges arrest

Oct 12, 2018 10:38 BST
It has been a bad year for the UAE. First, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ...

Young British academic detained in UAE for ‘spying’

Young British academic detained in UAE for ‘spying’

Oct 11, 2018 12:02 BST
Matthew Hedges being held in solitary confinement, incommunicado, since May over nation...

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill joins Vision Express to celebrate the opening of its new optical store at Tesco

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill joins Vision Express to celebrate the opening of its new optical store at Tesco

Jun 04, 2018 18:00 BST
National optical retailer calls on community to prioritise sight, amid reports that ove...

Cornsay mum tells of daughter’s battle with rare eye cancer at opening of new Durham optician

Cornsay mum tells of daughter’s battle with rare eye cancer at opening of new Durham optician

May 17, 2018 15:00 BST
Eight-year-old Skye Cleverdon performs ribbon cutting at new ‘Vision Express at Tesco’ ...

Darlington youngsters can kick-start their careers with a free BT work placement

Darlington youngsters can kick-start their careers with a free BT work placement

Apr 09, 2018 10:56 BST
​BT is on the lookout for 15 young people in Darlington who are ready to kick-start the...

Homes and businesses in Upper Weardale to get fastest broadband speeds in the UK

Homes and businesses in Upper Weardale to get fastest broadband speeds in the UK

Mar 27, 2018 13:56 BST
Homes and businesses in Eastgate village have been upgraded to ultrafast, fibre broadba...

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Sep 08, 2017 10:40 BST
A Newcastle businessman, who was jailed for tax fraud, faces selling his sea front prop...

County Durham tobacco smuggler back behind bars

County Durham tobacco smuggler back behind bars

Jun 01, 2017 17:23 BST
A County Durham man has been jailed for the third time for tobacco smuggling after he w...

​Heritage Healthcare set to Make May Purple for the Stroke Association

​Heritage Healthcare set to Make May Purple for the Stroke Association

May 09, 2017 14:41 BST
Heritage Healthcare in Darlington is supporting the Stroke Association’s national aware...

​Easington septuagenarian takes on zip wire for the Stroke Association

​Easington septuagenarian takes on zip wire for the Stroke Association

Mar 28, 2017 10:49 BST
Patricia Baxter, 79, from Easington has raised over £940 for the Stroke Association aft...