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Published November 08, 2019 10.44am
Two women from Shildon and Chester-le-Street have been prosecuted for flytipping offences.
Bishop Auckland sparks interest in electric vehicles
Published November 06, 2019 11.14am
Bishop Auckland showcased a drive towards alternative ways to travel, when the Electric Vehicle Roadshow came to town.
Growing success for green community projects
Published November 01, 2019 12.07pm
Applications for funding will soon open to community groups in County Durham aimed at making a positive impact in their local area.
Electric Vehicle Roadshow drives in to Bishop Auckland
Published November 01, 2019 10.14am
Visitors to Bishop Auckland will be able to test drive electric vehicles, as an annual roadshow returns.
Residents reminded to dispose of batteries correctly
Published November 01, 2019 9.54am
County Durham residents and businesses are being reminded to dispose of batteries, mobile phones, cleaning products and solvents safely.
Final garden waste collection of the year
Published October 30, 2019 10.42am
People who get their garden waste collected are being reminded that the last collection of the year will soon take place.
Durham strikes gold at Britain In Bloom's Champion of Champions
Published October 29, 2019 11.23am
Judges from Britain In Bloom agreed that Durham was bloomin' marvellous as they awarded the city with gold in the Champion of Champion's category at this year's awards
Environmental heroes celebrated at annual awards
Published October 24, 2019 10.30am
Inspirational examples of innovative design, environmental guardianship and community spirit have been recognised at an annual awards ceremony.
Demolition starts on eyesore Seaham building
Published October 22, 2019 9.56am
An eyesore building in the centre of Seaham is to be demolished.
Environment and housing get the CAT treatment at Eldon
Published October 16, 2019 12.02pm
Our staff are once again teaming up with the emergency services to tackle all things housing and environmental at a County Durham village.
Those skilled in the art of hedgelaying are called to annual competition
Published October 08, 2019 10.46am
An annual event that sees specialists in the traditional art of hedgelaying compete will return this week.
Winter opening at Household Waste Recycling Centres
Published October 04, 2019 11.29am
Household Waste Recycling Centres in County Durham have now switched to winter opening times.
Pest control experts achieve European standard for second year
Published October 03, 2019 10.05am
Our pest control team has again achieved a prestigious European standard for its work to rid County Durham of rats, wasps, fleas and more.
Council campaign rewards travel by bike
Published October 02, 2019 10.39am
Visitors to customer access points, and selected libraries and leisure centres around County Durham can pick up free cycling rewards this autumn as an incentive to get on their bikes.
Seven prosecuted after failing to pay waste penalties
Published August 22, 2019 12.58pm
Failing to pay fixed penalties for ignoring requests to clear waste has left seven people a combined £5,000 worse off and with criminal convictions.