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Licensing scheme to improve standard of rental properties
Published February 14, 2020 12.55pm
Proposals to raise the standards of privately rented properties in County Durham are being put forward in a scheme to create better housing for residents.
Win tea with a tiger at your local library
Published February 14, 2020 12.52pm
Families who visit their local library this half term could win tickets to see much-loved play, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Don't panic! There's still time to book for classic comedy
Published February 14, 2020 10.59am
A timeless BBC sitcom will be hilariously brought to life by a talented duo at a Durham City theatre this month.
TV chefs bring Mediterranean flavours to popular food festival
Published February 13, 2020 1.42pm
Celebrity chef Joe Hurd and reigning MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou will bring the flavours of the Mediterranean to County Durham this spring.
World-famous vocalist powers into Consett theatre
Published February 13, 2020 10.22am
The original vocalist on one of the most famous power ballads of all time will star at Consett's Empire Theatre next month.
Council joins campaign to protect victims of domestic abuse
Published February 13, 2020 9.05am
A North East council has signed the Work to Stop Domestic Abuse charter as part of GMB's campaign for greater support for employees experiencing domestic abuse.
Stanley to host international bowls tournament
Published February 12, 2020 4.38pm
The British Isles Indoor Bowls U25 Men's International Series will be hosted in Stanley next month. Supported by Durham County Council and Visit County Durham, the tournament will take place at Stanley Indoor Bowls Centre from 15-16 February, raising Durham's profile as a county recognised for hosting sporting events, but also encouraging local communities to get involved.
Iconic artwork receives overhaul
Published February 12, 2020 10.47am
A Durham City sculpture has been returned to its former glory with a full refurbishment.
Thousands of trees to be planted to create greener urban areas
Published February 11, 2020 2.00pm
Thousands of trees will be planted across County Durham's towns and villages to create greener and healthier urban areas.
Science and showmanship that entertains and inspires
Published February 10, 2020 10.44am
Captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology - science and showmanship will collide at a County Durham theatre this month.
Bake Off star returns to Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published February 07, 2020 2.31pm
Great British Bake Off favourite Jane Beedle will turn people of all ages into star bakers when she returns to a North East food festival this spring.
County Durham to launch new youth council
Published February 07, 2020 10.36am
Young people are being invited to share their views about issues that affect them by joining a new youth council.
Children take control in council Takeover Challenge
Published February 06, 2020 1.34pm
Training staff, ordering supplies and shadowing senior managers - school pupils from across County Durham have been trying their hands at running council services.
Still time to sign-up for 2020 garden waste collections
Published February 06, 2020 10.16am
County Durham residents are being reminded to sign up soon to ensure they receive all available garden waste collections.
Fine for unlicensed scrap metal dealer
Published February 06, 2020 9.54am
A Bishop Auckland man is facing a legal bill after selling scrap metal without a licence.
Ambitious plans to tackle climate change unveiled
Published February 05, 2020 1.29pm
Ambitious plans to invest up to £50 million in tackling climate change through more than 100 projects in County Durham will be discussed by councillors next week.
Primary school pupils pledge to eradicate single use plastic
Published February 05, 2020 11.20am
A primary school has demonstrated its commitment to tackling plastic pollution.
Multi-million-pound investment in council services
Published February 04, 2020 3.11pm
Wide-ranging plans to invest more than £145 million in frontline services and major development projects in County Durham will be considered by our Cabinet when it meets next week.
Former taxi driver fined for flouting licensing laws
Published February 04, 2020 1.51pm
Driving a taxi without the appropriate licence and overcharging on a fare has cost a County Durham man more than £1,500.
County Durham history talk back by popular demand
Published February 03, 2020 12.41pm
Family historians will have another chance to find out about their relatives' burial and cemetery records when a popular talk is repeated.
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