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Young people warned not to drink by rivers
Published July 13, 2018 1.52pm
Young people in County Durham are being warned of the dangers of drinking by rivers.
Funding for Stronger Families programme
Published July 03, 2018 4.36pm
Additional funding is being made available for a programme we run which provides support to families in County Durham.
Teaching schoolchildren how to be safe around water
Published July 03, 2018 4.19pm
Schoolchildren in County Durham are being taught how to stay safe in and around water.
Fewer young people entering youth justice system
Published July 03, 2018 3.04pm
Fewer young people from County Durham are entering the youth justice system than ever before, councillors will hear next week.
Views of young people making real changes
Published July 03, 2018 2.29pm
Young people in care are helping to make a real difference in how they are looked after, councillors will hear next week.
Schoolchildren put language skills to the test
Published July 02, 2018 3.05pm
Schoolchildren from across the region have been putting their language skills to the test to help attract overseas visitors to a County Durham town.
Sprucing Up Pelton, Tow Law, Gilesgate and Shildon
Published June 26, 2018 9.49am
"You can see the improvement straight away," "painting has really lifted the Front Street," "thanks a lot for your help, really made a difference" and "great to see the kids getting involved."
Roman fort reopens to public
Published June 25, 2018 2.06pm
The visitor centre at one of County Durham's most important Roman sites has reopened to the public following an essential refurbishment programme.
Young musicians celebrate excellent exam results
Published June 25, 2018 11.02am
Talented young musicians from County Durham are celebrating after receiving exceptional results in recent exams.
National Breastfeeding Week 2018
Published June 22, 2018 9.32am
New and expectant mums are being encouraged to find out more about breastfeeding as part of a national week of action.
Get crafty at county libraries
Published June 21, 2018 10.46am
Kids and families in County Durham can get creative at their local library over the coming weeks at a series of art and crafts sessions starting this weekend.
Drowning Prevention Week sessions for schoolchildren
Published June 20, 2018 12.42pm
Hundreds of schoolchildren are being taught how to keep themselves safe around water this Drowning Prevention Week.
What's on this summer
Published June 18, 2018 10.48am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.
Help build children's water confidence with free activity sessions
Published June 06, 2018 12.36pm
Free classes to help children increase their confidence in water are being offered in a number of County Durham leisure centres over the next few weeks.
Artwork celebrating County Durham unveiled
Published June 04, 2018 12.49pm
A giant artwork made up of four images of iconic County Durham landscapes has been brought together for the first time.
Cyle Gosling launches Dying to be Cool 2018
Published May 31, 2018 1.48pm
The brother of a County Durham teenager who died from cold water shock is urging young people to acclimatise before going into rivers this summer.
Review looks at ways to reduce cybercrime
Published May 08, 2018 2.44pm
Education is key to stopping young people getting into cybercrime, councillors are to be told.