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Line-up revealed for Durham Book Festival 2018
Published August 13, 2018 2.12pm
The programme has been announced for Durham Book Festival 2018, the North East's largest literary event.
Thousands more pupils learn about cold water shock
Published July 20, 2018 4.00pm
"It was scary but in a good way because it was a warning to be careful. It was really good that Cameron's mam was able to talk to us about this."
Wharton Park gets top marks for educational visits
Published July 20, 2018 2.31pm
Staff at Wharton Park are celebrating after the venue received national recognition for the quality of its educational visits.
Exhibition tackling hate crime displayed at County Hall
Published July 20, 2018 11.39am
County Durham pupils involved in a national project tackling hate crime have produced their own public art exhibition as part of the scheme.
Log on to interactive library for kids
Published July 19, 2018 2.26pm
Children in County Durham are being encouraged to get lost in a good book over the summer holidays by logging on to an interactive online library service.
Focus on new technologies at ICT Schools Conference
Published July 17, 2018 3.07pm
Staff from schools across the region have been learning more about ICT during an annual conference.
Young people warned not to drink by rivers
Published July 13, 2018 2.52pm
Young people in County Durham are being warned of the dangers of drinking by rivers.
Remembering Srebrenica 23 years on
Published July 10, 2018 1.19pm
Remembering Srebrenica, at Durham Clayport Library, highlights the horrors of the 1995 genocide, which saw thousands of Bosnian Muslims killed, displaced and sexually abused as part of a widespread ethnic cleansing campaign.
Teaching schoolchildren how to be safe around water
Published July 03, 2018 5.19pm
Schoolchildren in County Durham are being taught how to stay safe in and around water.
Schoolchildren put language skills to the test
Published July 02, 2018 4.05pm
Schoolchildren from across the region have been putting their language skills to the test to help attract overseas visitors to a County Durham town.
Woman caught on camera littering blames her mum
Published June 29, 2018 12.46pm
A woman interviewed on camera after dropping a cigarette later claimed the person in the footage was her mum.
Sprucing Up Pelton, Tow Law, Gilesgate and Shildon
Published June 26, 2018 10.49am
"You can see the improvement straight away," "painting has really lifted the Front Street," "thanks a lot for your help, really made a difference" and "great to see the kids getting involved."
Drowning Prevention Week sessions for schoolchildren
Published June 20, 2018 1.42pm
Hundreds of schoolchildren are being taught how to keep themselves safe around water this Drowning Prevention Week.
Cyle Gosling launches Dying to be Cool 2018
Published May 31, 2018 2.48pm
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.
Durham schoolchildren to visit European Parliament
Published March 19, 2018 1.11pm
Schoolchildren from the North East are set to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg after winning a regional competition.