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Still chance to grab a gardening prize
Published July 01, 2020 11.43am
There's still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in our photography competition.
Planning application submitted to demolish former Easington Colliery School
Published June 30, 2020 10.53am
A building that has blighted a County Durham community for more than 20 years could soon be demolished - with an overwhelming majority of residents backing the plans.
Floral tribute to heroes of second world war
Published June 17, 2020 11.46am
The 75th anniversary year of Victory in Europe day is being celebrated in a new Durham City flower display.
Public consultation results in extension of dog control measures
Published June 10, 2020 9.16am
Measures to enforce responsible dog ownership in public spaces will be set in place for another three years, following overwhelming support during a public consultation.
Search begins for County Durham's most improved gardens
Published May 27, 2020 11.20am
Keen gardeners across County Durham are being invited to take part in a photography competition to share how outside spaces have helped them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Visitors to parks, beaches and open spaces reminded to follow guidance
Published May 13, 2020 2.16pm
Members of the public are being reminded to social distance and follow the latest government guidance when visiting County Durham's parks, beaches and open spaces.
Durham deemed the UK's greenest city
Published April 24, 2020 3.31pm
Durham has been hailed as the UK's greenest city as carbon emissions reduced by half and air quality continues to improve.
Let's get Litterfree, from land to sea
Published March 06, 2020 12.55pm
The ultimate clean-up in County Durham is now underway, as the Big Spring Clean launches.
Council leads drive for greener highways by rolling out rubber roads
Published February 21, 2020 10.15am
A North East council is using rubber waste from worn tyres to create more durable and environmentally friendly road surfaces.
Thousands of trees to be planted to create greener urban areas
Published February 11, 2020 2.00pm
Thousands of trees will be planted across County Durham's towns and villages to create greener and healthier urban areas.