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Delight as funding confirmed to replace Witton Park Bridge
Published August 12, 2019 5.02pm
A bridge that was closed for health and safety reasons is to be replaced with a new £2.5 million crossing.
Crews work through torrential rain to keep County Durham safe and moving
Published August 09, 2019 4.01pm
Our workers have been out in force today (Friday 9 August) dealing with the impact of heavy rain across County Durham.
County Durham welcomes the home-coming Azuma
Published August 02, 2019 10.24am
New high-speed trains built in the county came home last night when an Azuma stopped at Durham for the first time.
Work starts on new council headquarters
Published July 29, 2019 10.58am
Work to build a smaller, more affordable headquarters for the region's largest council is set to begin, paving the way for a new multi-million-pound business district at Aykley Heads, creating up to 6,000 new jobs and delivering a £400 million boost to the county.
Whorlton suspension bridge closed
Published July 24, 2019 4.27pm
Emergency repairs are needed to Whorlton suspension bridge.
Changes to arrangements for the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k
Published July 24, 2019 4.16pm
After a burst water main led to an emergency closure of the A167 northbound at Neville's Cross in Durham, Events of the North and us have issued a statement about changes to arrangements for the Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races on Thursday evening.
Extra parking provision created for Bishop Auckland allotments
Published July 24, 2019 10.55am
Four extra car parking spaces have been created to ease congestion at an allotment in Bishop Auckland.
School pupils' artwork urges people to travel cleanly
Published July 22, 2019 10.15am
Children from schools in and around Durham City have been competing to encourage people to use cleaner methods of transport as part of a national air pollution campaign.
Blackhill sinkhole repairs underway
Published July 17, 2019 11.10am
Engineers have begun to repair a large sinkhole that unearthed a Victorian railway bridge.
Durham's highway network on the road to recovery
Published July 02, 2019 4.19pm
Councillors will hear a report on the improving state of County Durham's roads at a meeting of our Cabinet next week.
County Durham road closed following sinkhole
Published June 21, 2019 5.34pm
A County Durham road has been closed in the interests of public safety following the discovery of a sinkhole.
New cycle station encourages bike and book lovers alike
Published June 20, 2019 9.40am
Book worms and cyclists will be able to get their fix as libraries install new cycle friendly facilities.
Proposed full dualling of A66 welcomed
Published June 05, 2019 12.24pm
Proposals to fully dual the A66 are being supported by us.