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New look café to open at Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Published July 31, 2020 4.10pm
The opening of a new look café will offer people a taster of a £1.5 million revamp of a historic town hall.
Pick and collect library service rolled out
Published July 31, 2020 12.08pm
A collection service introduced to help people in County Durham access library books is to be extended.
Still time to have a say on plans to improve privately rented housing
Published July 23, 2020 1.28pm
The deadline for tenants and landlords to share their views on plans to improve the standard of privately rented properties in County Durham has been extended.
Refurbishment will transform Gala Theatre and Cinema customer facilities
Published July 09, 2020 2.49pm
Front-of-house facilities at a popular Durham City theatre and cinema are to be transformed as the venue undergoes a refurbishment.
Pick and collect library service to launch in County Durham
Published July 03, 2020 1.24pm
Bookworms in County Durham will be able to take advantage of a book collection service from next week.
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.
Village venue receives funding for elderly residents' wellbeing activities
Published July 01, 2020 9.28am
A council grant is funding activities for older people in Trimdon Village and Trimdon Grange, to improve their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Applications invited for council apprenticeships
Published June 25, 2020 10.10am
More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as they learn.
Day to honour our armed forces
Published June 23, 2020 11.21am
The armed forces will be celebrated by the region's largest local authority this week with its annual flag raising.
Council-funded projects cater for residents in need
Published June 23, 2020 10.46am
Hot nourishing meals are being offered to vulnerable people in Willington, Crook and surrounding areas, with support from a local council partnership.
Tailored support to help County Durham residents get job-ready
Published June 19, 2020 10.28am
People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham.
Council launches virtual music lessons for adults
Published June 12, 2020 10.41am
New adult music lessons are offering talented performers and total beginners an opportunity to improve their musical skills.
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.