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Durham gets set for action-packed adventure festival
Published April 18, 2019 4.20pm
A world of adventure is but a week away in Durham thanks to the return of one of the region's most action-packed festivals.
Celebrity chefs head to the coast for the very first Seaham Food Festival
Published April 18, 2019 12.48pm
Top television chefs John Torode and Phil Vickery are set to wow food lovers at a new food festival on the County Durham coast this summer.
New parents urged to choose to reuse during Real Nappy Week
Published April 18, 2019 10.01am
A national awareness week will encourage people to save money and help the environment by switching to reusable nappies.
Keep active during pregnancy
Published April 17, 2019 10.37am
Aqua natal is a fun and safe way to exercise your body and mind during pregnancy.
Easter fun in County Durham parks
Published April 16, 2019 4.07pm
Easter themed fun for youngsters is on offer at parks across County Durham all this week.
Children in County Durham receive their primary school place
Published April 16, 2019 3.58pm
More than 95 per cent of children in County Durham will go to their first choice of primary school this September.
Employers learn advantages of hiring young people with autism
Published April 16, 2019 10.14am
Employers and education providers were encouraged to consider employing a person with autism at an awareness event in Newton Aycliffe.
Exhibition explores soldiers' experiences of returning home
Published April 15, 2019 12.29pm
A prisoner of war's 400-mile march to freedom is among the stories featured within a new exhibition exploring what it was like for soldiers returning home.
Bishop Auckland Food Festival draws in record crowds yet again
Published April 15, 2019 10.17am
A record number of food fans descended on a market town this weekend for a two-day celebration of the region's tastiest produce.
Eggs-ceptional number of Easter treats collected for families
Published April 15, 2019 9.59am
A cracking number of Easter eggs have been collected for County Durham families in need thanks to generous donations.
Community leader honoured for outstanding contribution
Published April 12, 2019 1.59pm
A community champion has received the Chairman's Medal for making a difference in a County Durham village.
Extreme runner Jenny Tough inspires schoolchildren ahead of adventure festival's return
Published April 12, 2019 11.42am
An adventurer has taken time out from her extreme running expeditions to talk to pupils at a County Durham school this week.
Council services over Easter
Published April 12, 2019 10.41am
Residents in County Durham are reminded that there will be no change to bin collections over the Easter bank holiday.
Man caught flytipping on CCTV fined
Published April 10, 2019 10.49am
A man from Haswell has been caught on camera flytipping in a County Durham village.
Time to address regional inequality
Published April 09, 2019 1.44pm
Leaders from across the country have joined forces to call on the government to recognise and address regional inequality.
The sky's the limit for Chairman
Published April 09, 2019 9.30am
The sky's the limit for our Chairman as he gets set to take on a charity skydive challenge.
Stories from the Durham Light Infantry archives for family historians
Published April 09, 2019 9.18am
Family historians can discover a popular collection of local military records at an archive talk later this month.
Operator sought for County Durham market
Published April 05, 2019 3.50pm
Regular specialist markets could be introduced in a County Durham town if a new operator can be found.
Schoolchildren get sneak peek of food festival's most explosive demo to date
Published April 05, 2019 3.39pm
Hundreds of schoolchildren have enjoyed an explosive journey inside the human digestive system ahead of Bishop Auckland Food Festival next week.
Improvements for transport in the county
Published April 05, 2019 2.10pm
Plans for a new rail station and continuing high levels of passenger satisfaction, are just some of the positive steps forward for transport in County Durham discussed by councillors this week.
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