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16 ordered to pay thousands for failing to remove waste
Published September 14, 2018 3.05pm
Almost £15,000 worth of legal bills have been handed out in court to people who failed to remove waste from their garden or yard.
Applications encouraged for community funding
Published August 29, 2018 11.06am
An exciting funding opportunity for community groups and organisations is now open to applications.
'Plastic roads' trialled in County Durham
Published August 22, 2018 11.56am
Motorists on the A689 near Sedgefield in County Durham are now driving along a "plastic road."
Train station flowers highlight mental health support
Published August 21, 2018 11.44am
Floral displays are being used to highlight the support available to people with mental health issues whilst also brightening up Durham City's Train Station.
School children get stuck in to make their village clean and green
Published August 17, 2018 11.15am
A group of primary and nursery school children have worked to brighten up their local village.
New benches honour community's war heroes
Published August 10, 2018 12.58pm
Residents in County Durham villages have a dedicated place to sit and reflect on their community's war heroes after the installation of new memorial benches.
EU experts praise energy efficiency project
Published August 10, 2018 12.12pm
A project designed to help County Durham businesses to make financial savings through energy efficiency has been praised by European experts.
Waste Less, Save More project to reduce food waste is success
Published August 10, 2018 9.23am
Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More (WLSM) project targeted individual households and communities to reduce waste and increase food redistribution.
Britain in Bloom judges visit Durham
Published August 08, 2018 2.53pm
Britain in Bloom judges have visited Durham to assess its bid for competition glory.
Nursery staff clock up 23 million plants and 70 years' service
Published July 13, 2018 11.22am
They've overseen the production of more than 20 million plants which have brightened up County Durham.
Waste permits now available electronically
Published July 02, 2018 6.00pm
Disposing of household waste in County Durham is now easier than ever following the introduction of electronic permits.
Woman caught on camera littering blames her mum
Published June 29, 2018 12.46pm
A woman interviewed on camera after dropping a cigarette later claimed the person in the footage was her mum.
Sprucing Up Pelton, Tow Law, Gilesgate and Shildon
Published June 26, 2018 10.49am
"You can see the improvement straight away," "painting has really lifted the Front Street," "thanks a lot for your help, really made a difference" and "great to see the kids getting involved."
Record year for Big Spring Clean
Published May 22, 2018 9.48am
Thousands of residents across Durham and Darlington have given up their free time to take part in the most successful Big Spring Clean campaign to date.