THE County Durham Together Awards was a chance to celebrate some of the incredible individuals and outstanding organisations that make Durham ann extraordinary county.

The Northern Echo hosted the ceremony at Ramside Hall Hotel, with Durham County Council, on Thursday, which was enjoyed by the inspirational nominees and award supporters and sponsors.

Photographers Sarah Caldecott and Chris Booth were there to capture the laughter and the tears on camera - so if you were there you may be able to spot yourself in their gallery of pictures from the night.

Durham County Councillor Watts Stelling said: "It has been a fantastic way to show off Durham for it is - a fantastic county full of fantastic palces and people.

"It is just a great place to be, to live, to work, to be part of and I'm very proud to be chairman of the council.

"Events like this, meeting and hearing from special people really highlight that."

  • A supplement featuring all the winner's stories, nominees and pictures from the event will be published with The Northern Echo tomorrow.

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