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Free half-term snacks for children at County Durham leisure centres
Published October 17, 2018 10.17am
Children can tuck into nutritious free snacks in County Durham this half-term.
Keeping you moving this winter
Published October 16, 2018 3.20pm
We are ready for winter with new replacement gritters and 42,000 tonnes of salt ready to keep the region's roads moving.
Do It Online reaches 100,000 customers
Published October 16, 2018 1.28pm
More than 100,000 County Durham residents have now signed up to Do It Online.
Unlicenced scrap metal dealer successfully prosecuted
Published October 16, 2018 11.15am
A scrap metal dealer who traded without a licence has been left financially worse off and with a criminal record.
Primary school extension will preserve pupils' memories
Published October 15, 2018 1.25pm
A primary school undergoing major extension work is to preserve pupils' memories.
An Ode to Road Safety
Published October 15, 2018 11.05am
Pupils from four County Durham primary schools have been getting creative with a professional writer and learning how to stay safe around traffic.
Community Action Team back at Easington Colliery
Published October 12, 2018 4.24pm
A multi-agency programme which tackles environmental and housing issues is back at a County Durham community and bigger than ever.
National Adoption Week - 15-22 October Thought about Adoption?
Published October 12, 2018 2.32pm
People who could offer a permanent loving, safe and stable family home to a child or young person are invited to find out more about adoption through online and face-to-face information events during National Adoption Week.
Free employment advice for people with disabilities
Published October 12, 2018 2.17pm
People with physical and learning disabilities and their carers can find out more about getting into employment at a free event this month.
A cinematic adventure for Durham
Published October 12, 2018 2.10pm
Lovers of the great outdoors can witness the incredible achievements of one of Britain's best mountaineers in Durham City this month.
Water safety campaigner gets Chairman's Medal
Published October 12, 2018 12.51pm
A 13 year old boy whose brother died after jumping into a river has been given County Durham's highest honour in recognition of his campaigning to prevent further loss of life.
Empty homes crackdown continues as national awareness campaign begins
Published October 12, 2018 12.29pm
As National Empty Homes Week gets underway, we are stepping up our work to breathe fresh life into vacant properties.
Moving novel wins prestigious prize at Durham Book Festival
Published October 11, 2018 11.00pm
The author of a thought-provoking novel has received a respected award at the Durham Book Festival.
Time to make your metals matter
Published October 11, 2018 3.29pm
Over 287 million cans, foil trays and aerosols are used every year in County Durham.
Mental health pledge demonstrates commitment to positive change
Published October 11, 2018 3.19pm
The council and its partners have pledged their commitment to ensuring people with mental health needs feel supported and understood in County Durham.
Awe-inspiring opera set to entertain County Durham audiences
Published October 11, 2018 1.05pm
Epic biblical stories and a royal family locked in mortal combat will be brought to life through the power of opera.
Work to enable major investment at Forrest park completed
Published October 11, 2018 12.40pm
Engineers have paved the way for more than 3,000 new jobs and a near half a billion pound boost to County Durham's economy.
Family history course back by popular demand
Published October 11, 2018 12.06pm
Family historians can find out more about their roots when a popular talk returns to Durham County Record Office this month.
Driving forward to make Durham green
Published October 11, 2018 11.46am
An electric vehicle roadshow is set to drive into Durham as the county launches a week of action celebrating green technology.
"Nee killing, anly singing" in The Muddy Choir
Published October 11, 2018 10.34am
As the nation is set to commemorate 100 years since the First World War Armistice, the story of three young soldiers, serving in the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) is heading to the Gala.
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