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Get hands-on with the DLI Collection at Bank Holiday event
Published May 22, 2018 9.23am
Families can learn more about the history of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) at a special hands-on Bank Holiday event.
Record year for Big Spring Clean
Published May 22, 2018 8.48am
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.
Milestone reached in village regeneration plans
Published May 22, 2018 8.30am
The next stage of regeneration work in a County Durham village is now underway.
Preparations for Appleby Horse Fair underway
Published May 21, 2018 2.43pm
Preparations are being made across County Durham to accommodate Gypsies and Travellers heading to this year's Appleby Horse Fair.
Cyclists gearing up for Durham leg of Tour Series
Published May 21, 2018 12.10pm
Final preparations are underway for the Tour Series as it makes its way to Durham on Tuesday.
Instructors invited to help deliver newly qualified driving scheme
Published May 18, 2018 2.04pm
A successful scheme aimed at helping newly qualified drivers become safer on the roads is now looking for driving instructors to help deliver its training.
Apply for an apprenticeship at the council
Published May 18, 2018 12.31pm
An award-winning former apprentice is encouraging others to follow in his footsteps by applying for one of 36 new roles being offered at the council.
Visitors invited to light up the past and 'make their own history' in Durham
Published May 18, 2018 10.09am
Durham is a destination packed with new experiences in stunning historic buildings and award-winning museums. Visit County Durham's newest seasonal campaign invites visitors to delve into Durham's past and make their own history across the county.
Colleagues recognised for breathing life back into burn
Published May 18, 2018 9.45am
A group of passionate volunteers who have given up their time to bring a neglected wildlife habitat back to life have been recognised with a Caring for Your Environment award.
Check your eligibility for a free central heating system
Published May 17, 2018 12.21pm
Residents without a central heating system in their home could be eligible to receive it for free if they apply before the end of the month.
Extra staff join fight against littering
Published May 17, 2018 10.35am
We're stepping up the fight against littering and dog fouling by increasing the number of staff members who are able to hand out fines for environmental crimes.
Love Your Local Market
Published May 17, 2018 9.43am
Markets across County Durham are showcasing all they have to offer as part of a national fortnight celebrating the benefits they bring to communities.
Cornforth Parish Poll
Published May 16, 2018 12.52pm
Voters in the Cornforth parish area are being asked if they would like Cornforth Parish Council to set up a parish plan.
Hitachi signs up to Durham Savers scheme
Published May 15, 2018 1.18pm
Staff at one of the county's largest employers are being given the opportunity to join a savings scheme which can help them take control of their finances.
Brandon artist brings installation to Gala Gallery
Published May 15, 2018 12.10pm
An artist from County Durham is bringing a new exhibition to the city as part of a visual arts festival taking place this summer.
Inspirational three-year-old receives Chairman's Medal
Published May 15, 2018 8.58am
A three-year-old girl from Seaham who underwent open heart surgery just minutes after her birth has been recognised with the highest honour in County Durham.
5,000th grant means £40 million boost for County Durham community groups
Published May 15, 2018 7.28am
Community groups and voluntary organisations across County Durham have benefited from almost £40 million in grants during the past nine years.
Durham alumni return to city for Gala play
Published May 14, 2018 12.11pm
Two Durham University graduates are making a return to the city this month with an award-winning production of Birdsong.
What's in a name? Find out more at Durham County Record Office
Published May 14, 2018 10.23am
Ever wondered about surnames, where they came from or perhaps even what your own can tell you? Find out more by attending the latest talk at Durham County Record Office.
Further investment for County Durham town
Published May 14, 2018 9.47am
The regeneration of a County Durham town is continuing to buck the national trend as a new store gets ready to open its doors.
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