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Celebrity chefs back Bishop Auckland Food Festival outreach programme
Published March 16, 2018 11.52am
Celebrity chefs Chris Bavin and Anjula Devi have given their support to Bishop Auckland Food Festival's outreach programme, heading into the local community to encourage healthy eating in a fun and interactive way.
Corrie's Sean Wilson returns to Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published March 15, 2018 1.14pm
No sooner has he returned to the cobbles of Coronation Street, actor turned chef Sean Wilson - also known for his role as Martin Platt - makes his return to Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Surprise assembly for well-loved 'lollipop' lady
Published March 09, 2018 2.33pm
A County Durham woman helping children get to school safely for 25 years has been recognised by grateful pupils and staff.
Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle joins Bishop Auckland Food Festival line-up
Published March 02, 2018 10.15am
Jane Beedle, runner-up in the 2016 series of Great British Bake Off, will showcase her skills at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, which takes place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
Further information on council services in County Durham
Published March 01, 2018 1.41pm
People across County Durham are being advised to expect further disruption to services as the severe weather continues today.
Seaham business hosts open day to help young people into work
Published February 26, 2018 10.19am
A Seaham business is helping young people get into work with support from a council-led initiative.
Dying to be Cool campaigners welcome Birds Eye decision
Published February 01, 2018 10.05am
Water safety campaigners in County Durham have welcomed a global food giant's decision to change a TV advert.
£8.2m new school for Bowburn goes before Cabinet
Published January 30, 2018 4.31pm
Proposals to build a brand new £8.2m school in a County Durham village go before councillors next week.
£1.75 million playtime investment continues
Published December 22, 2017 2.23pm
A £1.75 million investment programme continues to brighten up playtime for children across County Durham.
Relaxed Performance is a first for the Gala Theatre
Published December 21, 2016 10.31am
The Gala Theatre is to host its first ever special pantomime performance designed for audience members with extra sensory needs.
Teen parents complete course to help them into education and employment
Published September 16, 2016 10.48am
Teenage parents from across County Durham have completed a 20 week scheme to develop their life skills and help them into education, volunteering and employment.
Nursery uses spectacular summer of culture to inspire children's education
Published August 26, 2016 12.12pm
A nursery is using Durham's spectacular summer of culture to teach children about the history and heritage of their local community.
Three rural County Durham schools to share headteacher
Published May 04, 2016 1.51pm
Durham County Council is to keep three rural schools open, with a shared headteacher, following discussions with educators.