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Durham's national marketing campaign to boost 'wild' Autumn breaks
Published October 19, 2018 1.27pm
Visit County Durham is encouraging visitors to 'go wild' in Durham with the launch of their This is wild, This is Durham national marketing campaign.
Unlicenced scrap metal dealer successfully prosecuted
Published October 16, 2018 11.15am
A scrap metal dealer who traded without a licence has been left financially worse off and with a criminal record.
Community Action Team back at Easington Colliery
Published October 12, 2018 4.24pm
A multi-agency programme which tackles environmental and housing issues is back at a County Durham community and bigger than ever.
Time to make your metals matter
Published October 11, 2018 3.29pm
Over 287 million cans, foil trays and aerosols are used every year in County Durham.
Driving forward to make Durham green
Published October 11, 2018 11.46am
An electric vehicle roadshow is set to drive into Durham as the county launches a week of action celebrating green technology.
County Durham stages national energy conference
Published October 09, 2018 12.04pm
A national event on energy efficiency has been staged in County Durham.
Catch 22 for Operation Spruce Up
Published October 01, 2018 3.08pm
A programme which aims to get County Durham towns and villages spick and span has arrived at its latest destination.
We've bloomin' done it again!
Published September 28, 2018 2.45pm
County Durham is bloomin' marvellous - that's the verdict of judges of a prestigious regional gardening competition.
Failing to pay fixed penalty lands woman in court
Published September 21, 2018 2.22pm
A woman who left two sofas on the street outside her home has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record.
Applications encouraged for community funding
Published August 29, 2018 11.06am
An exciting funding opportunity for community groups and organisations is now open to applications.
'Plastic roads' trialled in County Durham
Published August 22, 2018 11.56am
Motorists on the A689 near Sedgefield in County Durham are now driving along a "plastic road."
Train station flowers highlight mental health support
Published August 21, 2018 11.44am
Floral displays are being used to highlight the support available to people with mental health issues whilst also brightening up Durham City's Train Station.
School children get stuck in to make their village clean and green
Published August 17, 2018 11.15am
A group of primary and nursery school children have worked to brighten up their local village.
New benches honour community's war heroes
Published August 10, 2018 12.58pm
Residents in County Durham villages have a dedicated place to sit and reflect on their community's war heroes after the installation of new memorial benches.
EU experts praise energy efficiency project
Published August 10, 2018 12.12pm
A project designed to help County Durham businesses to make financial savings through energy efficiency has been praised by European experts.
Waste Less, Save More project to reduce food waste is success
Published August 10, 2018 9.23am
Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More (WLSM) project targeted individual households and communities to reduce waste and increase food redistribution.
Britain in Bloom judges visit Durham
Published August 08, 2018 2.53pm
Britain in Bloom judges have visited Durham to assess its bid for competition glory.
Record year for Big Spring Clean
Published May 22, 2018 9.48am
Thousands of residents across Durham and Darlington have given up their free time to take part in the most successful Big Spring Clean campaign to date.