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Community wildlife park receives Chairman's Medal
Published April 11, 2022 9.24am
A County Durham wildlife park has been recognised for its commitment to the local environment.
The BFG in Pictures at Durham's Gala Gallery
Published April 11, 2022 9.24am
Previously unseen illustrations of Roald Dahl's The BFG go on display at Durham's Gala Gallery this week.
Climate Change Committee visit County Durham
Published April 08, 2022 10.14am
Representatives from a committee that advises the government on climate change have visited County Durham.
Two weeks to go to Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 08, 2022 10.12am
Organisers of Bishop Auckland Food Festival are counting down the days until visitors are welcomed back to celebrate all things food.
New energy efficient lighting in place at Durham Cathedral
Published April 08, 2022 9.23am
New light is being shone on historic Durham Cathedral after the completion of a revamp project.
Free Fun and Food activities for children this Easter
Published April 07, 2022 9.27am
Young people are being encouraged to make a splash with free swimming sessions at County Durham's leisure centres as part of fun activities happening this Easter.
LA7 directors of public health statement - Living with Covid
Published April 06, 2022 1.44pm
Thanks to high vaccination coverage in the North East, which is protecting tens of thousands of people from severe illness, hospitalisation or even death, we are in a very different place to when the pandemic began.
Recycling centre opening hours extended for summer
Published April 06, 2022 9.07am
Household Waste Recycling Centres in County Durham have extended their opening times for the upcoming summer months.
Funding to support families welcome across County Durham
Published April 05, 2022 11.38am
We have welcomed news that we are eligible for government funding to offer increased support to families.
Residents urged to beware of scam callers
Published April 01, 2022 2.51pm
Residents across County Durham are being urged to be on their guard against fraudsters trying to benefit from a national council tax rebate scheme.
Grant funding provides bike for children with disabilities and extends toddler group for another year
Published April 01, 2022 9.28am
A wheelchair accessible bike for youngsters at a specialist primary school and funding for a parent and toddler group have been provided thanks to grants from an area action partnership.
Solar power innovator Power Roll urges businesses to have their say on economic strategy
Published March 31, 2022 1.48pm
A pioneering North East company which creates cutting-edge green technology is urging businesses across County Durham to have their say on a consultation that will shape the area's economic future.
Thousands of County Durham homes to receive energy efficiency improvements
Published March 31, 2022 9.27am
A North East council has secured £10 million in funding to help housing associations make major energy efficiency improvements to their properties.
BRASS headliners ready to take on iconic Durham Cathedral
Published March 31, 2022 9.15am
Performers at this year's Durham BRASS have spoken of their excitement ahead of its return after two years.
Cabinet asked to back investment in TV and film industry
Published March 30, 2022 12.07pm
We are spearheading a bid for UK City of Culture status and look set to invest in order to help the TV and film industry grow across the region.
Supporting County Durham's skills needs through apprenticeships
Published March 30, 2022 9.07am
An apprenticeship strategy helping to address County Durham's current and future skills needs will be discussed next week.
Cabinet asked to approve rebuild of Greenfield Community College
Published March 29, 2022 4.27pm
Councillors are being asked to approve a £20m rebuild of a County Durham school which would enhance standards of education for students.
Addressing poverty issues across County Durham
Published March 29, 2022 3.34pm
Work to tackle poverty in County Durham will be discussed next week.
Councillors to be asked to declare ecological emergency
Published March 29, 2022 3.25pm
Councillors will be asked to declare an ecological emergency in County Durham as part of plans to do more to stop the decline of wildlife and natural habitats.
County Durham bids for Great British Railways headquarters
Published March 28, 2022 10.46am
County Durham's illustrious rail heritage, thriving train building industry and pioneering cultural and economic ambitions make it the ideal home for the Great British Railways (GBR) headquarters.
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