Peterlee and Horden - Down Your Way

Durham College student Conner Walker who has been working on BBC One's Big Question.
Durham College student Conner Walker who has been working on BBC One's Big Question.
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One lucky East Durham College student has just had the amazing chance to work on BBC1’s The Big Questions when it was recently filmed in the North East.

Level 2 Media Diploma student Conner Walker, 17, from Peterlee, got to work alongside production broadcast professionals, as Nicky Campbell hosted an episode of the moral, ethical and religious debate show filmed in Newcastle on February 28. It was part of a work experience element of Conner’s course. For more information on courses in media at East Durham College, contact the student services team on 0191 518 8222 or visit www.eastdurham.ac.uk.

Former students from  Durham Agricultural College.

Former students from Durham Agricultural College.

East Durham Home organised Heat the Streets drop-in meetings at the end of February, with officers visiting the Horden area to talk to tenants on the different ways they can run their home more efficiently. Advisers were in the neighbourhood with a quick energy health check and also get advice on accessing any benefits they may be entitled to. They also heard about available furniture packages in collaboration with County Durham Furniture Help Scheme, and free employment and digital inclusion training with advisers from County Durham Housing Group.

East Durham College is searching for former students of its Durham-based, land-based Houghall campus. The campus has had a number of names over the years, Durham County School of Agriculture, Durham Agricultural College, Durham College of Agriculture and Horticulture and Houghall College before being merged with East Durham College in 1999. Ahead of the opening of the new £12million redevelopment of the Houghall campus, the college is putting together a history of the campus. The college already has a sizable archive of photos and articles related to the Houghall site, dating back to 1938, but is looking for any former students or members of staff who may have further memorabilia. The college’s marketing department has set up a Facebook group, Durham Agricultural College-Houghall – Past & Present, for anyone to join. The marketing department will be posting archive photos and is encouraging people to join and share their own photos and memories.

Peterlee police are advising that the Deric youth bus will be in Peterlee Town Centre in the car park, next to The Lodge/Eden Bar opposite ALDI, every Friday for 12 weeks between 7pm-9pm. The bus is converted inside and has a chill out zone, TVs, iPads, X Boxes and much more.

International Women’s Day will be held today from 11am-2pm at Peter Lee Memorial Methodist Church. Loads of free exciting things to do including food, dance, arts and crafts and info stands.

East Durham Trust’s new money saving drop runs each Wednesday from 10am-11.30am at Oakerside Community Centre. Support online is also available. Everyone is welcome.