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Students showcase their talents in Song for Europe contest
Published June 15, 2018 1.25pm
Children from across the North East joined together for a special version of the Eurovision Song Contest this week where they put their foreign language skills to the test.
Help build children's water confidence with free activity sessions
Published June 06, 2018 12.36pm
Free classes to help children increase their confidence in water are being offered in a number of County Durham leisure centres over the next few weeks.
Artwork celebrating County Durham unveiled
Published June 04, 2018 12.49pm
A giant artwork made up of four images of iconic County Durham landscapes has been brought together for the first time.
Cyle Gosling launches Dying to be Cool 2018
Published May 31, 2018 1.48pm
The brother of a County Durham teenager who died from cold water shock is urging young people to acclimatise before going into rivers this summer.
Review looks at ways to reduce cybercrime
Published May 08, 2018 2.44pm
Education is key to stopping young people getting into cybercrime, councillors are to be told.
Increase in children getting first choice primary school
Published April 16, 2018 10.38am
More than 96 per cent of children will this September go to their first choice primary school - up 1.23 per cent on last year.
New book tells stories of life in Weardale
Published April 05, 2018 9.15am
Stories of life in Weardale captured by local schoolchildren are told in a new book.
Councils join forces to find children adoptive homes
Published March 23, 2018 1.39pm
We're set to join forces with councils from "coast to coast" in an effort to find children adoptive families more quickly.
Social workers recognised for making a difference
Published March 20, 2018 4.30pm
Social workers from across County Durham celebrated the achievements of their profession at an event at County Hall this afternoon.
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.