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Christmas and New Year closures
Published: 18 December 2017 11:51
Customer Access Points and most other county council buildings in County Durham will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Festive refuse and recycling in County Durham
Published: 18 December 2017 06:00
Residents in County Durham are being reminded of changes to refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas period.
Historian talks Turnpike Tantrums
Published: 10 January 2018 16:38
A tale of intrigue, plotting and violence will be revealed next week as a County Durham historian tells the story of Turnpike Trustee Tantrums.
Festive bins reminder
Published: 21 December 2017 13:40
Residents in County Durham are reminded of changes to refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas period.
Christmas treat for children as pantomime stars visit hospital
Published: 19 December 2017 13:28
Children at a County Durham hospital have enjoyed a Christmas treat after some very special visitors popped into their ward.
Staff celebrate after winning national award
Published: 19 December 2017 09:53
Our staff are celebrating after scooping a top prize at a national awards ceremony.
Hate crime to be tackled through literacy project
Published: 18 December 2017 14:57
A new project aimed at challenging hate crime through literacy will be rolled out in a number of schools across County Durham.
Residents reminded of council tax discounts
Published: 18 December 2017 10:02
Residents of County Durham are being reminded that a wide range of council tax discounts are available for those in special circumstances.
Success for primary schools in gardening challenge
Published: 15 December 2017 10:00
Two primary schools are celebrating after their great gardening efforts saw them emerge victorious in a county-wide competition.
Chester-le-Street man caught on camera flytipping
Published: 14 December 2017 15:01
A man from Chester-le-Street has been caught on CCTV flytipping rubbish on a County Durham access road.
Temporary library facility open from next week
Published: 14 December 2017 11:19
A temporary library facility which has been set up while a new, modern library is built will be open to residents from next week.
Free internet access reminder as roll-out of Universal Credit continues
Published: 13 December 2017 12:26
People preparing to claim Universal Credit are being advised that they can set up and access their online application by visiting their local library.
Micropub raises a glass to business support scheme
Published: 12 December 2017 12:30
A micropub has become the first business on a city centre street to benefit from a scheme to support small enterprises.
Relaxed performance of Robinson Crusoe at Gala
Published: 08 December 2017 13:42
Audiences are being invited to a relaxed performance of Robinson Crusoe, this year's pantomime at the Gala Theatre.
Credit Union collection point relocates to Newton Aycliffe library
Published: 08 December 2017 10:30
Residents of Newton Aycliffe can now access a vital service right in the heart of the town after the NEFirst credit union moved its service point into Newtown Aycliffe Library.
Farm fined for flouting cattle regulations
Published: 07 December 2017 14:44
A County Durham farm has been ordered to pay £4,000 in fines after failing to comply with regulations regarding the transport and tagging of cattle.
Vouchers offer perfect Christmas gift for family history fans
Published: 07 December 2017 12:12
Archivists in County Durham are offering the perfect Christmas gift for amateur historians.
Chairman honours Kynren volunteers
Published: 06 December 2017 15:23
Volunteers who worked on this year's Kynren show have been awarded the county's highest accolade.
New MD announced for Business Durham
Published: 06 December 2017 14:59
The new managing director of the economic development organisation for County Durham will be looking to build on the excellent progress made by its team.
No calm this Christmas for Bishop Auckland costume designer
Published: 06 December 2017 11:24
The run-up to Christmas is a busy time for everyone, but for Bishop Auckland's Emily Baxendale it's even more hectic than usual.
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