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Get active for less this June
Published June 16, 2019 1.00am
Join the gym for £5 between 17 - 30 June and pay nothing more until August.
Celebrating 50 years of friendship
Published June 14, 2019 12.40pm
An evening of live music marked five decades of friendship between County Durham and its German twin town.
Festival outreach project explores the benefits of music for people living with dementia
Published June 14, 2019 10.43am
The power of music to evoke memories is at the heart of a community arts project bringing together young performers and people living with dementia.
Durham City Train Station harnesses flower power for mental health
Published June 14, 2019 10.32am
Budding displays at Durham City's Train Station will help people discover mental health support.
TV presenter pledges to reduce plastic use
Published June 14, 2019 10.02am
A County Durham born television presenter with a passion for the countryside has become the latest to sign a pledge promising to try and eradicate single use plastics.
Council responds to unseasonal bad weather
Published June 13, 2019 4.22pm
Council staff worked tirelessly through the night to keep County Durham moving during the prolonged rain.
Carers celebrated as national campaign comes to County Durham
Published June 13, 2019 12.03pm
Special events for carers in County Durham helped celebrate their valuable role and explored their experiences during a week-long campaign.
Teesdale bridge reopens following emergency repairs
Published June 12, 2019 12.14pm
A bridge that suffered substantial damage after a lorry struck one of its walls has reopened.
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).
Dying to be Cool assemblies return for fourth year
Published June 10, 2019 11.34am
Schoolchildren in County Durham are learning the dangers of jumping into rivers this summer, through the return of a water safety campaign.
Festival dishes out foodie fun by the sea to thousands
Published June 10, 2019 10.11am
Almost 15,000 people headed to the first Seaham Food Festival yesterday (Sunday).
Seaham Food Festival to go ahead today
Published June 09, 2019 6.00am
We are delighted to confirm Seaham Food Festival will take place today (Sunday).
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.
Councillors welcome investment in Durham's future
Published June 07, 2019 2.01pm
As a new cinema opens its doors in Durham City, councillors have spoken of the important role private sector investment plays in boosting the economy.
Radio host unveiled as regional ambassador for Vélo North
Published June 07, 2019 1.00pm
To coincide with the official route announcement, organisers of Vélo North have unveiled the 'Voice of the North', BBC Newcastle's Alfie Joey, as the official regional ambassador for the event.
150 years of mining celebrated in flowers
Published June 07, 2019 12.37pm
A fitting floral display to celebrate 150 years of County Durham's mining heritage has been unveiled in Durham City for the launch of Durham in Bloom.
Pupils set to perform in harmony with special German guest
Published June 07, 2019 10.07am
Children from four County Durham primary schools are tuning up to accompany a professional musician at a special celebration of German culture this month.
New Chief Constable confirmed
Published June 06, 2019 3.45pm
The Durham and Darlington Police and Crime Panel has confirmed the new Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary.
Plan your journey ahead of town's first food festival
Published June 06, 2019 10.59am
As Seaham gets set to host its first food festival this weekend, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance.
Volunteers recognised for their priceless contribution
Published June 06, 2019 10.08am
Dedicated volunteers are being recognised for their hard work in running a range of community events and activities across County Durham.
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