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Award-winning mining museum set to re-open
Published March 28, 2022 9.31am
A popular mining museum attraction in County Durham is set to re-open for the new season following its winter break.
Face-to-face council customer services return
Published March 25, 2022 9.40am
Our customer access points (CAPs), which closed in line with Plan B restrictions, will reopen to visitors next week.
People and connectivity to supercharge County Durham economy
Published March 23, 2022 3.31pm
Putting people at the heart of the economy will spark a successful future for County Durham, according to the co-founder of the UK's first app-based bank.
Performers and magician set for touring festival events
Published March 23, 2022 8.59am
Families can enjoy free fun activities this weekend in Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Barnard Castle as touring festivals make their final stop offs at another three locations.
Builder jailed after admitting £110,000 fraud
Published March 23, 2022 8.44am
A County Durham builder has been jailed after he admitted carrying out a fraud which has left his victims tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket.
County Durham's UK City of Culture 2025 bid remains on track
Published March 18, 2022 10.30pm
County Durham is now a step closer to being named UK City of Culture 2025 and securing the colossal social and economic benefits this would bring.
Find out more about roles at DurhamWorks jobs fairs
Published March 18, 2022 1.33pm
People looking for work can find out more about employment and training opportunities at three jobs fairs.
New NHS Campaign aims to increase Covid-19 vaccine take up amongst under-30s in County Durham
Published March 17, 2022 2.49pm
Figures show that 25 per cent of 18 to 29-year-olds in County Durham are currently unvaccinated - equivalent to around 21,432 individuals - prompting a new regional campaign to encourage take up.
Traders announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published March 17, 2022 10.51am
From deliciously-decorated donuts to flavourful street food, traders from County Durham and beyond are preparing to show off their specialities at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Free street festival makes next stop on County Durham tour
Published March 17, 2022 9.28am
Touring festivals making their way across County Durham will stop in two more towns this weekend.
County Durham community leader urges residents to join 'our big econ-versation'
Published March 16, 2022 12.05pm
A respected former headteacher is urging people from all walks of life across County Durham to join a consultation on issues which matter to them most - including everything from jobs to opportunities available for our children.
Green future for primary school after retrofit works completed
Published March 16, 2022 9.28am
A primary school is set for a greener future after renewable energy works were put in place following a grant of more than £100,000.
Sharing ideas on how to become carbon neutral
Published March 15, 2022 10.27am
We hosted an event with international partners to share information on how to improve ways to get more businesses to become carbon neutral.
Council chairman plants tree as part of Queen's Jubilee celebrations
Published March 15, 2022 10.01am
The chairman of the North East's largest council has planted a tree as part of an initiative which celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year.
Innovative North East housebuilder urges businesses to join 'our big econ-versation'
Published March 14, 2022 11.42am
A North East housebuilder is encouraging businesses of all sizes across County Durham to have their say on a wide range of issues from jobs to wages, to help shape our new Inclusive Economic Strategy.
Efforts of social workers recognised
Published March 14, 2022 8.56am
The valuable contribution social work teams make to the lives of communities in County Durham is to be recognised as part of this year's World Social Work Day.
Final chef announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published March 11, 2022 10.04am
With six weeks to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, organisers are excited to announce the final celebrity chef making up the weekend's line up.
Gala screening proceeds to help Ukrainian Red Cross
Published March 11, 2022 9.06am
A national film festival showcasing and celebrating Ukrainian filmmakers and artists is coming to a County Durham venue later this month, with proceeds going to help the country's Red Cross organisation.
Circus acts and crazy golf to tour County Durham towns
Published March 10, 2022 9.25am
Market places in Crook, Ferryhill and Durham City will become hubs of festival activity as part of a series of free events across County Durham.
Teenager fined for attempting to overcharge for roof repairs
Published March 10, 2022 9.05am
A teenager has been fined for trying to overcharge a man by over £1,500 for roofing repair work on his County Durham home.
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