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Discover your family tree
Published December 17, 2018 12.55pm
Budding genealogists can discover tips and advice for tracing their ancestors at a popular family history course for beginners.
Children get an insight into Christmas in Europe
Published December 17, 2018 11.15am
Mince pies, stockings and red breasted robins - that's how children would describe Christmas in County Durham to pupils in other parts of Europe.
Ensure your green waste collection
Published December 17, 2018 11.04am
Residents can now apply to have their garden waste collected in 2019.
What is it that makes County Durham different?
Published December 14, 2018 3.45pm
Business in Durham is Powered by People - that is the message behind an inspiring new initiative that was launched today (14 December).
Energy efficiency project helps business save money
Published December 14, 2018 3.00pm
A Sedgefield business is set to save money thanks to a grant from a County Durham energy efficiency project.
Movies, music and family fun in theatre's new programme
Published December 14, 2018 2.10pm
TV comedy stars, stage performances of children's favourite stories and a women-only wartime photography exhibition are coming to Bishop Auckland this spring, alongside a range of impressive comedy and music performances.
Festive groceries gifted to Durham Foodbank
Published December 14, 2018 1.56pm
Hundreds of festive treats have been donated to Durham Foodbank by generous council staff and elected members to help people in need this Christmas.
Festive refuse and recycling in County Durham
Published December 14, 2018 12.35pm
Residents in County Durham are being reminded of changes to rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas period.
Mother's festive plea to give a child a home
Published December 14, 2018 11.13am
A mother has spoken of her joyful first Christmas with her adopted children to encourage others to give the gift of a home.
Have Yourself a Merry Litter-less Christmas
Published December 14, 2018 10.42am
On the twelfth day of Christmas... I put my litter in the bin.
Waldridge Parish by-election
Published December 14, 2018 10.11am
A by-election for Waldridge Parish Council will take place on Thursday, 10 January 2019.
County Durham outperforms national average in primary school performance tables
Published December 13, 2018 3.48pm
Primary schools in County Durham are performing above the national average in almost all areas.
Residents reminded to avoid using black bags in recycling bins
Published December 13, 2018 3.08pm
Residents are being reminded not to place items in black bags when they fill their recycling bins and boxes as part of a campaign to reduce contamination.
Further recognition for 'Suffragette Pioneer' Connie Lewcock on centenary of historic general election
Published December 13, 2018 2.40pm
A pioneering suffragette who went on to become a force to be reckoned with in local politics has been honoured 100 years after British women voted for the first time.
Kids coding club turns two
Published December 13, 2018 1.24pm
A popular free coding club for kids, which is celebrating its second birthday, is looking for new members.
Free IT courses for 21st century farmers
Published December 13, 2018 10.06am
Rural residents can access free IT courses without having to leave the countryside next month.
Creating a vision for County Durham's future
Published December 13, 2018 9.54am
What are your hopes and ambitions for the future of County Durham? Residents, businesses and visitors to the area are being asked for their views on what the county should look like by 2030 as the County Durham Partnership works to develop a vision for the county's future.
New projects set to help adults find work
Published December 12, 2018 1.17pm
Two new services are aiming to help people aged 25 and over across County Durham into employment, thanks to European funding.
Stars of theatre's festive show set up elf training school
Published December 12, 2018 1.16pm
Youngsters swapped the classroom for Santa's workshop when they took part in festive activities inspired by a theatre's family production.
If you go down to Wharton Park you're sure of a big snowy surprise
Published December 12, 2018 1.10pm
Little bears and their grown-ups are invited on a winter adventure to help save Christmas.
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