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Find out more about career opportunities that are shaping people's futures
Published February 03, 2020 12.12pm
Drop-in events will showcase how council apprenticeships can open doors for all.
Seek sanctuary and get inspired at County Durham art gallery
Published February 03, 2020 11.17am
Durham's enduring status as a place of sanctuary is the subject of an interactive art installation that has been unveiled today (Monday 3 February).
Switched on and saving through solar energy
Published January 31, 2020 2.42pm
A new solar farm in County Durham is set to save money and reduce emissions.
Teams unite to improve Ferryhill Station
Published January 31, 2020 2.16pm
A range of organisations have joined forces to improve Ferryhill Station, tackling the housing and environmental problems which residents say most affect them.
Theatre hosts tea party with a much-loved tiger
Published January 31, 2020 1.30pm
A tea-guzzling tiger whose hilarious antics have been delighting youngsters for decades will be causing chaos in County Durham this spring.
MasterChef star heads to free North East food festival
Published January 30, 2020 10.41am
Top television chef John Torode will headline a County Durham food festival this spring as organisers pull together all the ingredients for an irresistible culinary weekend.
Our funding success will help meet housing needs
Published January 29, 2020 3.04pm
More than £1.7million in funding has been secured to help meet housing needs in the North East.
Fund to support regeneration of vacant Bishop Auckland buildings
Published January 29, 2020 2.06pm
A £300,000 funding pot is being made available to help bring empty buildings in Bishop Auckland back into use.
Awareness campaign highlights the cost of housing fraud
Published January 29, 2020 10.09am
The financial and social impact of housing fraud will come under the spotlight next week as part of a regional awareness campaign.
School space day helps language skills lift-off
Published January 28, 2020 2.06pm
Ten County Durham schools were set the challenging task of pitching out-of-this-world business ideas in a foreign language, as part of a special space themed learning day.
Dragonville road improvements reach second phase
Published January 24, 2020 3.10pm
A scheme to reduce traffic congestion in a popular retail area on the outskirts of Durham has reached the next phase.
County Durham-born opera star to launch vocal festival
Published January 22, 2020 12.40pm
A distinguished opera performer, outstanding acapella singers and a host of local musical talent will perform for audiences when Durham Vocal Festival returns for 2020.
Ground-breaking play explores friendship and desire in 1980s London
Published January 21, 2020 12.41pm
A dark comedy about the lives and loves of a group of gay friends in the 1980s will be performed at a County Durham theatre this spring.
Council's disability support gets government status
Published January 21, 2020 12.14pm
We have received government recognition for our inclusive approach in recruiting and retaining staff with a disability or health condition.
Durham City welcomes the Year of the Rat
Published January 20, 2020 11.05am
A day of celebrations in Durham city centre will welcome in the Chinese New Year.
Published January 20, 2020 5.00am
Swimming memberships are a great option if you swim regularly, and don't use the gym or group exercise classes.
Keeping fostering in the family
Published January 17, 2020 3.58pm
A South Stanley family has become the face of fostering in County Durham after agreeing to help raise awareness of the urgent need for more foster carers in the county.
Man in doghouse for failing to get pet microchipped
Published January 17, 2020 3.38pm
Failing to get his dog microchipped has left a County Durham man with a criminal conviction and financially worse off.
Two history courses will help people discover their family's past
Published January 17, 2020 10.30am
Make your new year's resolution to learn more about your family history, with the help of two archive courses.
National award for a County Durham cemetery
Published January 16, 2020 9.25am
A County Durham cemetery that offers a beautiful place of rest has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.
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