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Published October 20, 2017 10.06am
A Bishop Auckland businessman has been fined after he gave waste to an unlicensed waste disposal service in return for a car wash.
Operation Spruce Up goes dementia friendly
Published October 19, 2017 3.41pm
A charity which helps people with dementia is helping 'Spruce Up' a County Durham village.
Partners tackle numbered streets in Horden
Published October 18, 2017 10.31am
A multi-agency operation has been launched to clean up part of a County Durham village.
Engineering project helps Stanley remember its history
Published October 17, 2017 10.23am
Work is now complete on a regeneration project that also captures the history of a town's residents.
Amateur gardeners crowned after helping city strike gold
Published October 06, 2017 7.50am
Green-fingered gardeners are celebrating after a ceremony revealed the winners of the 'Beautiful Durham' competition.
Alex and Labrador Lily inspire dog owners to follow their lead
Published September 28, 2017 2.27pm
A young boy and his dog hope to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pet.
Vote for your favourite County Durham park
Published September 07, 2017 1.48pm
County Durham's best kept parks and green spaces are up for a national award.
Repairs to be carried out to Milburngate Weir
Published September 01, 2017 12.23pm
Divers and specialist equipment will be visible in the River Wear in Durham City centre in the coming weeks as repairs are carried out to a weir.-
Children spread the word on littering
Published August 03, 2017 9.30am
Schoolchildren are helping to spread the word about keeping County Durham's streets litter-free.
Grow for it in a new gardening competition
Published March 24, 2017 10.51am
Schools and community groups in County Durham are being offered the chance to get their green fingers on £100 of vouchers for gardening equipment.
Crook flytipper given criminal record
Published March 03, 2017 10.43am
A man who was caught on CCTV flytipping has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record.
Woman caught fly-tipping left counting the cost
Published February 13, 2017 3.36pm
A County Durham woman has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record after being caught fly-tipping.
Environmental champions celebrated
Published November 11, 2016 10.13am
A newly restored park, a primary school gardening club and a heritage coast festival - they're just some of the projects recognised in an annual celebration of environmental achievements.
Still time to comment on County Durham Plan
Published August 01, 2016 11.41am
A major consultation on the County Durham Plan closes next week and people are being urged to make sure they have their say before 8 August.
Have your say on the County Durham Plan
Published June 16, 2016 1.28pm
A major consultation on the County Durham Plan gets underway on 24 June and there are a series of events people can attend to find out more and share their views.
Man prosecuted for failing to give information to fly-tipping investigators
Published April 27, 2016 4.44pm
A North East man has been ordered to pay more than £800 after cardboard was dumped in a County Durham village.