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Hush creator to continue Apollo Pavilion celebrations
Published August 23, 2019 3.13pm
A unique County Durham landmark is to be transformed by a celebrated local artist as part of a year of celebrations to mark its half-century.
School nurse and health visiting services consultation
Published August 23, 2019 2.33pm
Views are needed to help shape the future of County Durham's health visiting and school nursing services.
Funding secures future for older people's services in Bishop Auckland
Published August 23, 2019 1.10pm
A Bishop Auckland community centre has received over £11,700 which will allow it to continue to run a lunch club, day club and meals on wheels service for older people.
Mums-to-be, try aqua natal for free
Published August 23, 2019 11.53am
Mums-to-be can keep active and increase comfort in pregnancy with new aqua natal classes.
Bishop Auckland Cemetery is looking its best after improvement works
Published August 23, 2019 11.15am
Environmental works have left a County Durham Cemetery cleaner, greener and more welcoming for visitors.
County Durham schools celebrate GCSE success
Published August 22, 2019 4.29pm
Pupils have been praised for their GSCE results, as County Durham continues to perform strongly in the face of major changes to the exam system.
Seven prosecuted after failing to pay waste penalties
Published August 22, 2019 12.58pm
Failing to pay fixed penalties for ignoring requests to clear waste has left seven people a combined £5,000 worse off and with criminal convictions.
A new town that broke the mould
Published August 22, 2019 11.03am
The story of Peterlee and the Apollo Pavilion are the subject of a new exhibition.
No changes to bin collections over August bank holiday
Published August 21, 2019 1.11pm
There will be no changes to bin collections in County Durham over the August bank holiday.
Peterlee Pathways' sensational summer carnival
Published August 21, 2019 12.16pm
Adults with disabilities enjoyed all the fun of the fair with their families and carers at a circus-themed celebration in County Durham.
Line-up revealed for Durham Book Festival 2019
Published August 19, 2019 2.42pm
Our annual literary festival returns this October with headline guests including Louis de Bernières, Jung Chang, Caroline Criado Perez, Carrie Gracie, Mark Haddon, Joanne Harris, Kerry Hudson, Alexander McCall Smith, Roger McGough, Suzanne Moore, David Nicholls, Elif Shafak, Colm Tóibín, and Kirsty Wark.
Mental health support for young people to increase
Published August 16, 2019 1.15pm
Increased mental health support is to be provided for children and young people in County Durham, following the success of a funding application.
School pupils serve up mouth-watering plant displays
Published August 16, 2019 1.12pm
Pupils from six Durham schools are hoping their city-centre kitchen gardens will win over both restaurant customers and horticultural judges.
Inspirational County Durham man completes 5k run after cancer surgery
Published August 16, 2019 11.14am
A runner from Consett, who completed the Durham City Run following major cancer surgery, is encouraging people to take part in a series of supportive running courses when they begin next month.
Talk will explain how to care for historic treasures
Published August 16, 2019 10.48am
Professional conservators will describe how they protect, preserve and repair historical archives in a talk at Durham County Record Office next month.
Funding to help businesses cut carbon emissions
Published August 15, 2019 10.06am
County Durham businesses will be able to access support to reduce their carbon footprint and save money thanks to a £1.5 million funding pot.
Work to begin on Bishop Auckland Town Hall refurbishment
Published August 14, 2019 10.00am
Work to transform a town hall into a thriving cultural hub will begin this autumn.
It's Up to You funding open for applications
Published August 13, 2019 11.46am
Organisations in the Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) area can now apply for grants to help their local community.
Funding applications open for East Durham Rural Corridor Area projects
Published August 09, 2019 12.59pm
Organisations who run projects that meet the needs of East Durham Rural Corridor communities are encouraged to apply for funding.
Empty homes council tax consultation launched
Published August 08, 2019 12.33pm
Changes to council tax charges in County Durham are being considered as a way of helping to bring long-term empty homes back into use.
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