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Roadworks planned for Barnard Castle
Published February 23, 2018 3.46pm
A road closure is planned to begin next week on Queen Street, Barnard Castle, in order to allow roadworks to improve drainage and prevent surface flooding.
Hear My Voice exhibition on display in Bishop Auckland
Published February 23, 2018 2.25pm
An exhibition marking 100 years since women were given the right to vote is now on display at Bishop Auckland library.
Butcher fined for selling underweight meat
Published February 23, 2018 1.08pm
A butcher found to be selling meat under the labelled weight has been ordered to pay almost £7,000.
Litter heroes urged to take part in this year's Big Spring Clean
Published February 23, 2018 11.13am
Communities and volunteers across County Durham and Darlington are being urged to take part in the eleventh annual 'Big Spring Clean' litter-picking campaign.
Pest control team achieves European standard
Published February 23, 2018 9.38am
Bed bugs, rats, cockroaches, fleas and weevils - they deal with them all on a daily basis. And now our pest control team has become only the fourth in the country at a local authority to do so to a prestigious European standard.
Blackhall residents invited to PACT meeting
Published February 22, 2018 2.21pm
Residents in a County Durham community are being invited to raise any crime and anti-social behaviour issues at a monthly meeting tomorrow night (Thursday 22 February.)
Council leader calls for cross party support to protect HMS Bulwark
Published February 22, 2018 10.16am
The leader of the council is calling for cross party support to help protect the future of a Royal Navy ship affiliated with the county.
Stainton Grove HWRC to be replaced with improved facility
Published February 21, 2018 4.00pm
We have unveiled plans to replace the Stainton Grove household waste recycling centre with an improved facility, providing a wider range of recycling facilities and making it easier to recycle household waste.
Council plans further £117 million capital investments
Published February 21, 2018 3.47pm
Highways improvement schemes, a new primary school, a new railway station in Horden and support for fledgling businesses to develop and grow across the county, are just some of the projects set to benefit from an extra £117 million capital investment programme in County Durham.
£20 million Finance Durham fund invests £650,000 in biomass energy plant
Published February 20, 2018 12.23pm
Our Finance Durham fund has completed a £650,000 investment in Consett-based biomass energy plant, SDS Inc Limited.
Gardener left £1,000 worse off thanks to photo
Published February 16, 2018 4.24pm
A gardener who got into a dispute with a couple over work he did for them was caught out with the help of a photo they took.
Talks aim to shed light on the Marquesses of Londonderry
Published February 16, 2018 1.50pm
The Durham County Record Office is hosting a series of talks on the Marquesses of Londonderry, a wealthy and influential family who owned significant parts of County Durham and were responsible for the building of Seaham Harbour, amongst other landmarks.
Grant will unlock 1,500 new homes in Newton Aycliffe
Published February 16, 2018 12.32pm
A £6.8 million grant for infrastructure improvements will enable 1,500 new homes to be built in Newton Aycliffe.
Seaham's water sports centre shortlisted for top award
Published February 16, 2018 11.36am
A new water sports centre in County Durham has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Could you be the foster carer we need?
Published February 15, 2018 3.46pm
Potential parents are being urged to find out if they could offer secure and loving homes for foster children in County Durham.
Britain's finest chefs come to the North East
Published February 15, 2018 12.21pm
Two of Britain's finest chefs are heading for the North East as Dan Doherty and Jack Stein bring their culinary talents to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, taking place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
Archaeology Day returns to County Hall
Published February 15, 2018 10.40am
A popular archaeology day focusing on fascinating discoveries and research in County Durham is returning to County Hall next month.
Pest control help for County Durham businesses
Published February 15, 2018 10.25am
Businesses in County Durham looking to tackle or avoid pest problems are being offered free help.
Iconic Matisse cut-outs to be displayed at Gala Gallery
Published February 14, 2018 11.00am
An exhibition featuring the work of French painter, sculptor and designer Henri Matisse will open in Durham this month.
Councillors and staff give generously to Durham Food Bank
Published February 13, 2018 4.14pm
Staff and councillors have donated over 600 kilogrammes of food to Durham Food Bank.
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