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Artists with fresh ideas needed for revamped gallery
Published January 15, 2020 12.48pm
An exciting commission is on offer for County Durham artists to create playful and interactive work for a revamped venue.
Durham pool launches new aqua fitness classes
Published January 15, 2020 11.03am
People aiming to get fit for the new year can try a selection of new aqua classes for free.
County Durham energy saving work shown off to Swedes
Published January 13, 2020 1.23pm
A Scandinavian delegation has visited County Durham to learn about pioneering energy efficiency techniques.
Bringing West End wonder to County Durham
Published January 13, 2020 11.09am
Musical theatre fans can enjoy the magic of the West End in the heart of County Durham this year, including special dementia friendly film screenings.
Inspiring primary school pupil sets environmental example
Published January 10, 2020 10.15am
A County Durham schoolgirl has told a council chairman about her mission to rid her local area of rubbish.
Council charity donations help make Christmas for those in need
Published January 09, 2020 11.15am
Our employees and elected members gave families in need a helping hand this Christmas.
Theatres' Christmas wishes are granted with panto success
Published January 09, 2020 10.53am
Two County Durham theatres are celebrating the end of a magical pantomime season as the curtains fall on their most successful Christmas shows ever.
On the trail of history on the high seas
Published January 09, 2020 10.37am
Real accounts of adventure, arrest and a suspect sailor will be brought to life through historical records as monthly history sessions resume.
Special educational needs funding proposals to be considered by Cabinet
Published January 08, 2020 2.49pm
Feedback and recommendations following consultation on how we support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those who need alternative arrangements for education, will be presented to councillors on Wednesday 15 January.
Review welcomes proposed allotment policy
Published January 08, 2020 12.49pm
A countywide approach to the management of allotments has moved a step closer following completion of a review.
Agency to help people into housing moves step closer
Published January 08, 2020 9.59am
A service which will find accommodation for people with a housing need in County Durham looks set to move a step closer next week.
Reminder for parents to apply for primary school places
Published January 07, 2020 1.08pm
Parents in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children.
A County Durham theatre has a green wish granted
Published January 07, 2020 11.32am
A County Durham theatre is setting the stage and leading the way by switching to power-saving lighting.
Transport minister praises Horden station project
Published January 06, 2020 4.13pm
A government minister has welcomed the start of work on a new railway station during a visit to County Durham.
Motorists advised of disruption at A690 junction
Published January 03, 2020 2.06pm
Motorists in County Durham are being advised of potential disruption to their journeys following damage to traffic light controls.
Make memories that will last a lifetime at the Gala Theatre
Published January 03, 2020 9.54am
There will be fun for all the family at a County Durham theatre this spring thanks to a variety of uplifting productions aimed at younger audiences.
Operation Bellflower targets anti-social behaviour
Published December 24, 2019 11.29am
A Mercedes was seized and a stolen JCB recovered during a multi-agency crackdown on anti-social behaviour and vehicle nuisance.
Historic Teesdale bridge re-opens
Published December 24, 2019 10.49am
A bridge which provides access to Low and High Force waterfalls has re-opened following maintenance works.
New website enables people to pay respects online
Published December 23, 2019 12.49pm
A book of remembrance can now be viewed online following the launch of a new website.
Raids on counterfeit goods and illegal TV streaming
Published December 23, 2019 11.57am
Illegal TV streaming and trainers, clothes and make-up suspected of being counterfeit have been the subject of raids.
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