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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.
Experience the sights and sounds of Roman life
Published August 21, 2019 12.42pm
A Roman encampment - complete with soldiers, traders and traditional artisans - will be brought to life in County Durham next week.
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.
Delight as County Durham A-level results improve once again
Published August 15, 2019 2.33pm
Sixth form students have been praised after A-level results across County Durham improved yet again.
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.
Delight as funding confirmed to replace Witton Park Bridge
Published August 12, 2019 5.02pm
A bridge that was closed for health and safety reasons is to be replaced with a new £2.5 million crossing.
Crews work through torrential rain to keep County Durham safe and moving
Published August 09, 2019 4.01pm
Our workers have been out in force today (Friday 9 August) dealing with the impact of heavy rain across County Durham.
Concerns raised over potential threat to new development in Peterlee
Published August 09, 2019 2.20pm
A legal challenge against a scheme to redevelop a brownfield site in Peterlee could put jobs and investment at risk, according to county councillors.
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.
Community pulls together for a super Spruce Up
Published August 08, 2019 11.38am
Operation Spruce Up has arrived at Chilton, at the ready with sweepers, strimmers and litter-pickers.
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.
Delight as County Durham receives 12 Green Flags again
Published August 08, 2019 9.58am
Parks, cemeteries and crematoriums across County Durham have once again been awarded a prestigious national status.
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