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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.
Marathon man Ben Smith to join local 1000 x 10k running fundraiser at Durham City Run Festival
Published July 08, 2019 12.14pm
A father of two from East Durham is ready to take on the Prince Bishops Durham City 10k later this month as part of an epic fundraising challenge. 44 year old Scott Baker is on track to complete 1000 10k runs in 1000 days in a bid to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, and is set to complete his 967th 10k in Durham alongside legendary marathon runner Ben Smith.
Replica miners' banners finds new home in library
Published July 04, 2019 11.01am
A new replica miners' banner has been officially unveiled at a County Durham library, celebrating the county's rich mining past and the people who lived it.
Summer activities in our leisure centres
Published July 04, 2019 8.33am
Keep the kids entertained with summer holiday activities at your local leisure centre.
Seal of approval sought for Chester-le-Street masterplan
Published July 03, 2019 12.17pm
Councillors will consider adopting a masterplan that has been drawn up for Chester-le-Street town centre following public consultation.
Durham's highway network on the road to recovery
Published July 02, 2019 4.19pm
Councillors will hear a report on the improving state of County Durham's roads at a meeting of our Cabinet next week.
Cabinet asked to adopt housing and homelessness strategies
Published July 02, 2019 4.06pm
Strategies devised to help people tackle their housing issues and provide support to County Durham's homeless are being put forward for final approval next week.
What's on this summer
Published June 28, 2019 9.00am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.
Cricket World Cup fever gripping County Durham
Published June 24, 2019 10.42am
Cricket World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation and one of the world's biggest sport events is now just days away from arriving in County Durham.
County Durham road closed following sinkhole
Published June 21, 2019 5.34pm
A County Durham road has been closed in the interests of public safety following the discovery of a sinkhole.
National Breastfeeding Week highlights support available to County Durham mums
Published June 19, 2019 3.52pm
New and expectant mothers can find out about support to help them breastfeed as part of a national awareness raising campaign.
New events venue will benefit community for years to come
Published June 10, 2019 11.44am
A tired and underused sports hall has been transformed into a high-class community events venue, thanks to funding from one of our 14 area action partnerships (AAP).
Seaham Food Festival Saturday cancelled - will go ahead tomorrow
Published June 08, 2019 10.48am
Organisers of Seaham Food Festival have taken the very difficult decision to cancel today's events due to the horrendous weather.
Call for volunteers to make Durham shine as Lumiere returns
Published May 31, 2019 11.15am
The UK's largest light festival is set to return with shining splendour this November, and organisers are calling for people to be part of it.
Get crafty this half-term at your local library
Published May 24, 2019 11.29am
Durham County Council libraries will be hosting craft sessions to round off the half term holidays.
Disney Inspired Family Fun Swim Sessions
Published May 20, 2019 11.35am
Join us for new Disney inspired themed pool adventures, with Disney's most-loved characters including Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story.
Unlicensed taxi driver earns himself a trip to court
Published April 24, 2019 11.51am
Driving a taxi without a licence has cost a County Durham man more than £700.
Keep active during pregnancy
Published April 17, 2019 10.37am
Aqua natal is a fun and safe way to exercise your body and mind during pregnancy.
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