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Thousands more pupils learn about cold water shock
Published July 20, 2018 3.00pm
"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."
Family films at Empire Theatre and Cinema
Published July 20, 2018 2.52pm
Families looking for activities to keep children entertained during the summer holidays can catch some of the latest blockbusters at the Empire Theatre and Cinema in Consett.
Celebrations as school receives Ofsted rating to be proud of
Published July 20, 2018 1.37pm
A County Durham primary school is now among the top ten percent in the country for progress following a glowing Ofsted report.
Wharton Park gets top marks for educational visits
Published July 20, 2018 1.31pm
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 10.39am
County Durham pupils involved in a national project tackling hate crime have produced their own public art exhibition as part of the scheme.
Crematorium recycling scheme raises thousands for charity
Published July 20, 2018 10.36am
Two crematoria in County Durham have donated a total of £10,000 to local charities as a result of a share of surplus funds from a recycling scheme.
Young people reap benefits of apprenticeship scheme
Published July 20, 2018 9.50am
Apprentices have been speaking about the valuable skills and experiences they have gained since joining our workforce.
Summer holiday library activities
Published July 19, 2018 7.04pm
Find out what's on in our libraries over the Summer holidays.
Free snacks to help fuel summer of fun for children
Published July 19, 2018 2.20pm
Children can enjoy free snacks at libraries and leisure centres across County Durham this summer.
Log on to interactive library for kids
Published July 19, 2018 1.26pm
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.
Family swim for £10 this summer
Published July 19, 2018 12.38pm
£10 family swim offer during the summer holidays.
Volunteers help keep County Durham's beaches clean
Published July 19, 2018 12.19pm
Hard working volunteers have cleared more than 500 bags of rubbish from County Durham's beaches so far this year.
Fine weather, smiles and a record field at the 2018 Prince Bishops Durham City Run
Published July 19, 2018 12.08pm
A record field of runners was cheered on by big crowds at the 2018 Prince Bishops Durham City Run on Wednesday evening.
Local performers get involved in BRASS 2018
Published July 19, 2018 11.40am
Community groups from across the county have been taking part in special performances as part of this year's BRASS Festival.
Young people learn more about dangers of pollution
Published July 19, 2018 10.35am
An art exhibition focusing on the dangers of pollution has been created by young people from County Durham.
Views sought on how to help children maintain healthy weight
Published July 18, 2018 11.01am
We are seeking the public's views on the factors that influence a child's weight ahead of a joint review being carried out with partners in the NHS.
Inclusive outdoor festival returns to Wharton Park
Published July 17, 2018 3.13pm
Families are invited to come along to Wharton Park as IncludFEST Durham, an accessible and inclusive arts festival, returns to the city.
Focus on new technologies at ICT Schools Conference
Published July 17, 2018 2.07pm
Staff from schools across the region have been learning more about ICT during an annual conference.
Creation of extra parking spaces at Peterlee Leisure Centre
Published July 17, 2018 12.59pm
Parking at Peterlee Leisure Centre will be made easier thanks to the creation of an overflow car park at the venue.
Switching energy supplier saves households in County Durham £65,500
Published July 17, 2018 10.50am
Help is at hand to join almost 300 households who have made a combined annual saving of £65,500 by switching energy supplier.
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