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Bereavement services given funding grant
Published April 27, 2022 8.26am
A hospice has been given over £30,000 in funding to provide specialist bereavement services to those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic.
Have your say on parking standards, developer contributions and highway design
Published April 26, 2022 9.16am
Residents can now have their say on a number of key documents which will affect new housing developments in County Durham.
An action-packed summer of entertainment at Gala Durham
Published April 26, 2022 9.10am
Olivier Award winning opera, high profile stand-up comics and fire-breathing family fun are just some of the highlights on offer at Gala Durham this summer.
Businesses get on board County Durham's UK City of Culture 2025 bid
Published April 25, 2022 10.57am
Hundreds of businesses from across the North East have backed County Durham's bid to be UK City of Culture 2025.
County Durham women prosecuted for handling fake trainers
Published April 25, 2022 10.37am
Two Bishop Auckland women have been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds and complete 80 hours each of unpaid work after being found in possession of counterfeit goods.
Chairman's Medals for dedicated sports volunteer and retired GP
Published April 25, 2022 10.01am
Two County Durham men have received a prestigious award for their selfless contribution to their communities.
Scrumptious success as thousands turn out for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 24, 2022 3.24pm
Bishop Auckland Food Festival returned to its original spring date this year and was a roaring success, as people travelled from County Durham and beyond to celebrate all things food.
Replica of wagon which travelled Stockton and Darlington Railway restored
Published April 22, 2022 11.32am
A replica of a wagon which would have travelled the Stockton and Darlington Railway has been returned to its former glory nearly two centuries after trains started using the line.
New licensing scheme for landlords in place
Published April 21, 2022 10.11am
A new scheme which aims to maintain a high standard of rented properties in County Durham has opened.
Learn more about how to research family history
Published April 21, 2022 9.04am
People looking to learn more about how to research their family history can do so in online sessions which are taking place throughout next month.
Don't miss BRASS acts at Gala Durham
Published April 20, 2022 9.26am
As excitement builds for the return of Durham BRASS Festival, Gala Durham is gearing up to welcome a host of world-renowned artists to the stage.
Future of HQ building to be discussed
Published April 19, 2022 3.49pm
Our Cabinet will discuss proposals for our headquarters and civic and office accommodation requirements at a meeting next week.
Seventy-five years of Newton Aycliffe
Published April 19, 2022 11.36am
Celebrations are taking place across one County Durham town today, marking 75 years since it was created.
Travel information for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 19, 2022 10.12am
With just days to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey ahead of the weekend.
Partnership with university going from strength to strength
Published April 14, 2022 10.03am
We have committed to strengthening our already successful partnership with Durham University, by making our joint working agreement even more ambitious for the county's economy and communities.
Electric vehicle car hire launches in County Durham
Published April 14, 2022 9.16am
Residents in County Durham can now hire an electric vehicle for the day, as part of a new car club service.
Brassed Off to take centre stage at Gala Durham
Published April 14, 2022 9.07am
A story of love, tragedy and brass will take centre stage at Gala Durham later this year as the venue announces its next production.
Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay to visit North East
Published April 13, 2022 1.18pm
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today confirmed that the Queen's Baton Relay will visit the North East this summer.
Apprenticeship opportunities on offer with council
Published April 13, 2022 9.27am
Almost 100 new apprenticeships are on offer with the North East's largest council.
Branching further into outdoor learning
Published April 12, 2022 9.12am
A County Durham primary school is branching even further into outdoor learning with a new addition to its woodland.
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