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County Durham artwork will feature messages from the public
Published April 18, 2018 10.42am
Picture this! The iconic landscapes, buildings and people of County Durham are to be represented in a massive mural created using the words of the public.
Increase in children getting first choice primary school
Published April 16, 2018 10.38am
More than 96 per cent of children will this September go to their first choice primary school - up 1.23 per cent on last year.
New book tells stories of life in Weardale
Published April 05, 2018 9.15am
Stories of life in Weardale captured by local schoolchildren are told in a new book.
Holocaust survivor meets Seaham schoolchildren
Published March 27, 2018 11.28am
A German woman who survived the Holocaust has been sharing her life story with schoolchildren in County Durham.
Top young Durham talent showcased at Sage Gateshead
Published March 26, 2018 11.50am
Hundreds of children filled the Sage Gateshead with tremendous tunes as Durham Music Service showcased County Durham and Darlington's top young talent.
Councils join forces to find children adoptive homes
Published March 23, 2018 1.39pm
We're set to join forces with councils from "coast to coast" in an effort to find children adoptive families more quickly.
Social workers recognised for making a difference
Published March 20, 2018 4.30pm
Social workers from across County Durham celebrated the achievements of their profession at an event at County Hall this afternoon.
Celebrity chefs back Bishop Auckland Food Festival outreach programme
Published March 16, 2018 11.52am
Celebrity chefs Chris Bavin and Anjula Devi have given their support to Bishop Auckland Food Festival's outreach programme, heading into the local community to encourage healthy eating in a fun and interactive way.
Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle joins Bishop Auckland Food Festival line-up
Published March 02, 2018 10.15am
Jane Beedle, runner-up in the 2016 series of Great British Bake Off, will showcase her skills at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, which takes place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
Dying to be Cool campaigners welcome Birds Eye decision
Published February 01, 2018 10.05am
Water safety campaigners in County Durham have welcomed a global food giant's decision to change a TV advert.
£8.2m new school for Bowburn goes before Cabinet
Published January 30, 2018 4.31pm
Proposals to build a brand new £8.2m school in a County Durham village go before councillors next week.
Relaxed Performance is a first for the Gala Theatre
Published December 21, 2016 10.31am
The Gala Theatre is to host its first ever special pantomime performance designed for audience members with extra sensory needs.
Teen parents complete course to help them into education and employment
Published September 16, 2016 10.48am
Teenage parents from across County Durham have completed a 20 week scheme to develop their life skills and help them into education, volunteering and employment.
Nursery uses spectacular summer of culture to inspire children's education
Published August 26, 2016 12.12pm
A nursery is using Durham's spectacular summer of culture to teach children about the history and heritage of their local community.
Three rural County Durham schools to share headteacher
Published May 04, 2016 1.51pm
Durham County Council is to keep three rural schools open, with a shared headteacher, following discussions with educators.