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North East transport bid welcomed by councillors in Durham
Published June 18, 2019 3.00pm
Councillors in County Durham have voiced their support for an ambitious £377 million bid to transform travel across the region.
Durham City Train Station harnesses flower power for mental health
Published June 14, 2019 10.32am
Budding displays at Durham City's Train Station will help people discover mental health support.
TV presenter pledges to reduce plastic use
Published June 14, 2019 10.02am
A County Durham born television presenter with a passion for the countryside has become the latest to sign a pledge promising to try and eradicate single use plastics.
Council responds to unseasonal bad weather
Published June 13, 2019 4.22pm
Council staff worked tirelessly through the night to keep County Durham moving during the prolonged rain.
150 years of mining celebrated in flowers
Published June 07, 2019 12.37pm
A fitting floral display to celebrate 150 years of County Durham's mining heritage has been unveiled in Durham City for the launch of Durham in Bloom.
Entries are open for the 30th Environment Awards
Published June 06, 2019 9.57am
County Durham's prestigious Environment Awards are looking for entrants as they mark their 30th year.
Partnership work is key to ensuring County Durham thrives
Published June 04, 2019 4.35pm
Councillors will be updated on key initiatives being carried out by partners across County Durham when they meet next week.
Fishermen tackle riverside rubbish
Published May 21, 2019 9.35am
Chester-le-Street anglers have cleared a riverside of waste in a community clean-up.
Slow to 20 road safety scheme set for 6 more schools
Published May 07, 2019 3.48pm
A successful scheme to improve road safety by introducing part-time 20mph speed limits around schools looks set to be rolled out to a further six sites.
Show off your gardening skills in Chester's Best competition
Published May 03, 2019 1.05pm
Gardening enthusiasts are invited to enter their green spaces into a local contest.
Still time to sign up for garden waste service
Published May 03, 2019 11.43am
County Durham residents can still sign up to have their garden waste collected.
Cooling the climate this Compost Awareness Week
Published May 01, 2019 9.39am
As part of International Compost Awareness Week, we are offering discounted compost bins to encourage residents to recycle their kitchen and garden waste.
Environment awards celebrate 30 years
Published April 26, 2019 2.50pm
Businesses and community groups are being offered the chance to support an awards scheme which celebrates County Durham's 'green giants' in this its 30th year.
Community action team invites residents to help improve their area
Published April 26, 2019 12.24pm
A community action scheme aimed at improving housing and the environment for County Durham residents has taken to another village.
Durham welcomes Northumbria In Bloom judges
Published April 26, 2019 10.01am
Green fingered groups, volunteers and residents are hoping for horticultural success after a visit from competition judges.
Unlicensed scrap metal dealers left £700 worse off
Published April 24, 2019 11.40am
Unlicensed scrap metal dealers operating in County Durham have been left more than £700 worse off and with criminal records.
Derwent fish populations set to improve
Published March 28, 2019 5.18pm
Fish will soon be able to access parts of the River Derwent that they haven't been able to reach since the industrial revolution.