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Celebrating the breast start in life
Published August 08, 2019 11.18am
Over 150 families attended this year's Big Latch On event to celebrate and educate on all things breastfeeding.
Shopkeeper convicted of illegal tobacco offences
Published August 05, 2019 4.22pm
A County Durham shopkeeper found in possession of illicit tobacco worth thousands of pounds has been ordered to carry out 250 hours unpaid work.
Partnership receives second award for supporting young carers
Published August 05, 2019 10.00am
A partnership from the south of County Durham has been recognised for committing to improve the lives of young carers.
County Durham welcomes the home-coming Azuma
Published August 02, 2019 10.24am
New high-speed trains built in the county came home last night when an Azuma stopped at Durham for the first time.
Youth Justice Service receives award for investing in children
Published August 01, 2019 10.21am
A service which works with young people and helps prevent them from re-offending has been commended for including children and young people in its decision making.
Durham City welcomes Britain in Bloom judges
Published July 30, 2019 11.58am
Durham City is hoping for victory after a visit from the judges of a national horticulture competition.
Work starts on new council headquarters
Published July 29, 2019 10.58am
Work to build a smaller, more affordable headquarters for the region's largest council is set to begin, paving the way for a new multi-million-pound business district at Aykley Heads, creating up to 6,000 new jobs and delivering a £400 million boost to the county.
Global debut of Paula's Families on Track brings out the smiles in Durham
Published July 29, 2019 9.40am
Wet weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of 100 families who signed up for the first ever Paula's Families on Track event in Durham on Saturday.
Colourful wildflowers return to County Durham
Published July 26, 2019 1.11pm
A popular wildflower planting scheme is once again bringing a burst of colour to roadsides across County Durham.
Thousands take on the heat and hills in the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races
Published July 26, 2019 10.20am
Thousands of runners have taken to the streets of Durham on the hottest day of the year, cheered on by big crowds of spectators.
Changes to arrangements for the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k
Published July 24, 2019 4.16pm
After a burst water main led to an emergency closure of the A167 northbound at Neville's Cross in Durham, Events of the North and us have issued a statement about changes to arrangements for the Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races on Thursday evening.
Our initiative gives Durham families free chance to be part of world first with Paula Radcliffe
Published July 23, 2019 3.27pm
County Durham families have been given the chance to be inspired by marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe when they take part in a brand-new running initiative later this month.
Environment Awards deadline extended to mark 30th year
Published July 23, 2019 12.11pm
Nominations for a prestigious green awards which are in their 30th year can still be made following an extension of the deadline.
Pupils take inspiration from Seaham's coastline
Published July 18, 2019 2.13pm
Pupils from a primary school in Seaham have designed and created a planter inspired by the heritage coastline.
Applications open for community-based grants
Published July 18, 2019 10.16am
Organisations in County Durham can apply to use funds from two grants to help their local community.
Blackhill sinkhole repairs underway
Published July 17, 2019 11.10am
Engineers have begun to repair a large sinkhole that unearthed a Victorian railway bridge.
Summer holiday swimming pool activities
Published July 17, 2019 9.24am
Treat the kids to a splashing time at your local swimming pool this summer, from crash courses to fun sessions there's a mix for everyone.
Elites and experts bring free advice sessions to the Durham City Run Festival
Published July 16, 2019 12.49pm
A packed line up of experts and high-profile speakers from the world of running will take over the Gala Theatre and Millennium Square during the first Durham City Run Festival later this month.
Flag of St George flies following Cricket World Cup win
Published July 16, 2019 12.44pm
The flag of St George is flying proudly at County Hall today following England's triumph in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Apollo Pavilion 50th birthday celebration
Published July 15, 2019 12.04pm
It's a day that marks half a century of one of the most celebrated moments in history - and one that is commemorated in County Durham in truly unique style.
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