Help your town thrive

A COUNCIL wants more people to set up and expand businesses in Chester-le-Street.

Durham County Council has drawn up a regeneration masterplan for the historic market town.

Officials and councillors hope the town, which is home to the Lambton Estate – location of TV’s The Paradise – and Durham County Cricket Club – can ride out the recession and emerge stronger.

The ideas contained in the masterplan include encouraging more train operators to stop at the town’s


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