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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.
Creative workspaces in Durham City for rent
Published: 09 April 2018 09:53
Creative businesses are being offered the opportunity to secure workspace within a community of independent artisans in the heart of Durham City.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme for veterans
Published: 03 April 2018 14:33
All military veterans who apply for a job at the council could be guaranteed an interview should they fit the minimum requirements for the role under new proposals to be discussed next week.
Emergency exercise to take place next week
Published: 23 March 2018 14:07
Teams from the emergency services and local councils will be put to the test next week when they take part in a real-time emergency exercise.
Nominations set to open for City of Durham election
Published: 21 March 2018 15:18
Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate in the upcoming City of Durham Parish Council election can now request a nomination pack.
Learners to be honoured at annual awards ceremony
Published: 21 March 2018 13:44
Individuals who have shown determination to learn are set to be recognised at an awards ceremony later this year - and you can help pick the winners.
Wedding open day at Aykley Heads
Published: 21 March 2018 10:55
Couples looking for a venue for their special day should be sure to visit Aykley Heads House Register Office in Durham when it hosts a wedding open day this weekend.
Bin collections and opening times over Easter
Published: 21 March 2018 10:20
Information on bin collections and opening times over the Easter Bank Holiday weeks - weeks starting Monday, 26 March and Monday, 2 April.
Peterlee Leisure Centre works on track
Published: 19 March 2018 13:57
Work to upgrade Peterlee Leisure Centre and re-locate the town's library is on schedule, with building work set to be completed in autumn this year.
Operation targets illegal puppy traders
Published: 16 March 2018 15:04
Two men and two women have today been arrested and six puppies have been removed as part of a major investigation into fraudulent puppy trading in County Durham.
'Wills and their whereabouts': help for family historians
Published: 16 March 2018 08:03
Durham County Record Office is set to hold workshops which teach historians how to research family connections through wills.
New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads
Published: 15 March 2018 14:45
A fast-growing business and IT firm is making a move to new premises in an area set to play a key role in creating thousands of jobs for County Durham.
Corrie's Sean Wilson returns to Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published: 15 March 2018 13:14
No sooner has he returned to the cobbles of Coronation Street, actor turned chef Sean Wilson - also known for his role as Martin Platt - makes his return to Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Art groups inspired by Matisse exhibition
Published: 14 March 2018 13:33
Community groups from across County Durham have been exploring the work of Matisse as part of an exhibition at the Gala Theatre.
Pilgrims urged to take part in historical walk
Published: 13 March 2018 15:02
A historical pilgrimage walk will take place in County Durham this weekend, to coincide with the annual St Cuthbert's Day celebrations.
Get advice on energy bills with free home visit
Published: 13 March 2018 13:52
If the recent freezing temperatures left you shivering by the radiator, you may be worried about the impact on your heating bills - and your bank balance.
3rings service offers reassurance to relatives
Published: 13 March 2018 10:29
A new service has been launched to offer a little extra peace of mind to the relatives of older and vulnerable people in County Durham.
Festival Makers receive county's highest honour
Published: 12 March 2018 11:25
Volunteers who give up their time to play a vital role in the running of our events, have been awarded the council's highest honour.
Snow clearing teams join forces to open road
Published: 09 March 2018 14:53
"It was like when the English and French teams drilling from either end of the Channel to build Eurotunnel finally met in the middle!"
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