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Camera deployed to tackle bus lane misuse in County Durham
Published September 05, 2019 2.11pm
A new camera will be used to help to deter motorists from misusing bus lanes in County Durham.
New festival to celebrate town's rich heritage
Published September 05, 2019 12.51pm
A two-week festival celebrating Bishop Auckland's rich and varied history is set to take place later this month.
Entertaining autumn in store at County Durham theatre
Published September 05, 2019 12.44pm
Magic carpet rides, pop icons and a chilling desert island adventure - an exhilarating autumn awaits at a County Durham theatre.
County care leavers outperforming national average
Published September 04, 2019 11.22am
Care leavers in County Durham are bettering the national average in finding education, work or training, councillors will hear next week.
Council worker celebrates half a century
Published September 04, 2019 10.15am
Durham County Council leaders have congratulated a member of staff on 50 years of service with the authority.
Working together to alleviate poverty
Published September 03, 2019 3.43pm
Work to alleviate poverty in County Durham will be outlined to councillors next week.
Vision for the future of County Durham at Cabinet
Published September 03, 2019 3.22pm
By 2035, County Durham will have more and better jobs, people will live long and independent lives and communities will be well connected and supportive of each other.
Councillors give green light to new primary school
Published September 03, 2019 3.07pm
Plans to build a new primary school in a County Durham village have moved a step closer.
No licence lands scrapman with weighty fine
Published September 03, 2019 10.15am
A scrap metal dealer has been ordered to pay almost £800 after he was caught operating without a licence.
Free seven day leisure centre pass
Published September 02, 2019 3.29pm
Visit your local leisure centre between 3 - 16 September to claim your free pass.
Dinosaur safari launches at County Durham park
Published August 30, 2019 1.46pm
Visitors to Hardwick Park in Sedgefield can enjoy new and exciting adventures with the launch of an interactive mobile app.
Former council chairman donates over £17,000 to charity
Published August 30, 2019 12.57pm
A charity that supports members of the armed forces and their families has received the proceeds from a year of fundraising by our former council chairman and city mayor.
Be part of this year's spectacular Lumiere as a Festival Maker
Published August 30, 2019 11.42am
Festival fanatics are being reminded to take the opportunity to be part of the UK's largest light festival.
Explore for free with County Durham Heritage Open Days
Published August 30, 2019 11.02am
People can enjoy free access to more than 80 venues across County Durham next month, as part of England's largest festival of history and culture.
Dear Zoo, kids' theatre fun with all the animals too
Published August 29, 2019 12.35pm
A popular children's book takes to the stage, bringing little animal-lovers all the familiar inhabitants of the zoo.
Recycling centre to close temporarily for maintenance
Published August 29, 2019 11.15am
A household waste recycling centre (HWRC) is to close for three days next month to allow for essential maintenance work.
North east stars present a northern classic at Gala Theatre
Published August 29, 2019 10.19am
A classic novel, centred around a north east community, comes to Durham's Gala Theatre next month.
Care academy to be launched in County Durham
Published August 28, 2019 10.51am
Care providers and those wishing to pursue a career in the sector can access free training at a new academy launching next month.
Follow the branches to find your family roots
Published August 28, 2019 10.28am
A series of family history courses invite new and experienced heritage-seekers to find out about their past.
West Auckland blossoming thanks to green-fingered volunteers
Published August 27, 2019 12.09pm
A newly established green group is already making an impact in its area thanks to additional funding.
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