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Man in doghouse for failing to get pet microchipped
Published January 17, 2020 3.38pm
Failing to get his dog microchipped has left a County Durham man with a criminal conviction and financially worse off.
National award for a County Durham cemetery
Published January 16, 2020 9.25am
A County Durham cemetery that offers a beautiful place of rest has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.
County Durham energy saving work shown off to Swedes
Published January 13, 2020 1.23pm
A Scandinavian delegation has visited County Durham to learn about pioneering energy efficiency techniques.
Inspiring primary school pupil sets environmental example
Published January 10, 2020 10.15am
A County Durham schoolgirl has told a council chairman about her mission to rid her local area of rubbish.
Review welcomes proposed allotment policy
Published January 08, 2020 12.49pm
A countywide approach to the management of allotments has moved a step closer following completion of a review.
A County Durham theatre has a green wish granted
Published January 07, 2020 11.32am
A County Durham theatre is setting the stage and leading the way by switching to power-saving lighting.
Historic Teesdale bridge re-opens
Published December 24, 2019 10.49am
A bridge which provides access to Low and High Force waterfalls has re-opened following maintenance works.
Coastal path rerouted after cracks lead to closure
Published December 02, 2019 4.51pm
Walkers are being advised of the rerouting of a popular coastal path in County Durham.
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.
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
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.