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Renowned historian to help mark end of major First World War project
Published September 21, 2018 1.10pm
A leading historian who played a key role in adapting War Horse for the big screen is to speak at a special conference marking the end of a major First World War project.
County councillor offers support to schools facing financial pressures
Published September 19, 2018 12.30pm
A leading councillor has written to school governors across County Durham to offer them an update on funding issues and share her concerns at the significant pressures being placed on the education of children and young people in the county.
£12m to provide opportunities for young people
Published September 13, 2018 9.12am
A further £12m funding has been granted to provide employment, education and training opportunities for young people in County Durham.
Free Brexit information events begin next week
Published September 12, 2018 10.00am
The first of three information events, organised to give up to date advice to residents about the potential impacts of Brexit, will take place next week.
County Durham students shine amid changes to GCSEs
Published August 23, 2018 4.32pm
Students across County Durham have won praise for their GCSE performance in the face of major changes to the exams.
Pupils' artwork drives important road safety project
Published August 21, 2018 10.36am
Artistic pupils are helping to slow down drivers near their County Durham school.
School children get stuck in to make their village clean and green
Published August 17, 2018 11.15am
A group of primary and nursery school children have worked to brighten up their local village.
County Durham students continue to top national average
Published August 16, 2018 2.38pm
Sixth form students across County Durham have been congratulated for another excellent set of results.
Line-up revealed for Durham Book Festival 2018
Published August 13, 2018 2.12pm
The programme has been announced for Durham Book Festival 2018, the North East's largest literary event.
Thousands more pupils learn about cold water shock
Published July 20, 2018 4.00pm
"It was scary but in a good way because it was a warning to be careful. It was really good that Cameron's mam was able to talk to us about this."
Young people warned not to drink by rivers
Published July 13, 2018 2.52pm
Young people in County Durham are being warned of the dangers of drinking by rivers.
Remembering Srebrenica 23 years on
Published July 10, 2018 1.19pm
Remembering Srebrenica, at Durham Clayport Library, highlights the horrors of the 1995 genocide, which saw thousands of Bosnian Muslims killed, displaced and sexually abused as part of a widespread ethnic cleansing campaign.
Teaching schoolchildren how to be safe around water
Published July 03, 2018 5.19pm
Schoolchildren in County Durham are being taught how to stay safe in and around water.
Schoolchildren put language skills to the test
Published July 02, 2018 4.05pm
Schoolchildren from across the region have been putting their language skills to the test to help attract overseas visitors to a County Durham town.
Woman caught on camera littering blames her mum
Published June 29, 2018 12.46pm
A woman interviewed on camera after dropping a cigarette later claimed the person in the footage was her mum.
Sprucing Up Pelton, Tow Law, Gilesgate and Shildon
Published June 26, 2018 10.49am
"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."
Durham schoolchildren to visit European Parliament
Published March 19, 2018 1.11pm
Schoolchildren from the North East are set to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg after winning a regional competition.