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Unanimous approval for new hotel in Stanley

The former Stanfield House care home in Stanley

COUNCILLORS have unanimously approved plans to turn a former care home into a hotel.

4:10pm Thursday 30 March 2017

Beamish Museum looking for construction manager to build 1950s town

MUSEUM: Ivor Crowther from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Beamish Musuem Director, Richard Evans celebrate at street party set in the 1950s being held at Beamish Musuem, County Durham.

AN open air museum is offering a job opportunity with the chance to make history.

5:09pm Friday 24 March 2017

Mining heritage celebrated at Beamish Museum

BEAMISH: Old King Coal

MAGNIFICENT banner parades, brass bands and pit ponies will celebrate the region’s proud mining heritage during a five-day event at an open air museum.

1:01pm Tuesday 28 March 2017

Children take part in minors' gala

School children take part in a junior miners' gala at Beamish Museum. Picture: TOM BANKS

A JUNIOR Miners’ gala - a minors’ gala - has been staged as part of a celebration of the North-East’s industrial heritage.

3:49pm Wednesday 29 March 2017

Get the message: Grandad’s final push for votes

Get the message: Grandad’s final push for votes

A NORTH-East grandfather shortlisted for a national award has been touring the region in a final push to clinch votes.

5:22pm Monday 27 March 2017

Brancepeth Colliery disaster memorial to be unveiled at Beamish Museum

TRIBUTE: The memorial plaque dedicated to the 20 men and boys who died in the Brancepeth Colliery pit disaster has been rehoused at Beamish Museum

A PLAQUE dedicated to the victims of the Brancepeth Colliery pit disaster will go back on public display next week after spending years behind closed doors in a derelict building.

5:01pm Tuesday 21 March 2017

Beamish turns clock back to years scone by

STLYE: Beamish is introducing traditional afternoon tea at the museum's period tea rooms

VISITORS to a popular attraction can step back in time to enjoy afternoon tea, Edwardian style.

7:07pm Friday 17 March 2017

Councillors to discuss hotel development plans for Stanley

Plans to turn Stanfield House, pictured here in 2011, are to be discussed by councillors

COUNCILLORS are to discuss plans to turn a former care home into a hotel next week.

2:13pm Thursday 23 March 2017

BBC music folk awards

FOLK fans have a choice between two popular local acts tonight, when The John Wrightson Band appear at the atmospheric Beamish Mary (there’s a song about her, you know!) at No Place near Stanley, and at Darlington’s Copper Beech, good-time duo…

9:50am Thursday 23 March 2017

Look after your pennies, but don't forget to live

PLANNING: Neil McLoram, business development manager at Brewin Dolphin

I VISITED Beamish Museum recently and was struck by how well they portray the illusion of living in the past, while behind the facade sits some really incredible 21st Century logistics.

5:59am Wednesday 22 March 2017
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