Masons Arms can be demolished

DURHAM County Council has granted Paula Atkinson planning permission to demolish The Masons Arms, in West Rainton, near Durham City, and build five houses on the site.

WITNESS APPEAL: Police have appealed for witnesses following a burglary at a house in Station Road, Easington Colliery, between 11am and 11pm yesterday (Thursday, December 26). Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 and quote reference EF1301983.

CASTLE CLOSED: Durham Castle will be closed to the general public until Thursday, January 2, when guided tours will resume.

SPACE AGE: Children are invited to design their own spaceships at Durham University’s Palace Green Library as part of the ongoing Robots exhibition on January 4 and 5, from 1pm to 3pm. For more information, email:

NEW FRONT: Durham County Council has granted planning permission for a new shop front and ATM at 3 Cowley Street, Shotton Colliery, near Peterlee.


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