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Get fit for less this June
Published June 19, 2019 2.20pm
A woman whose fitness journey led her to lose over five stone is encouraging others to join the gym ahead of a new membership special offer.
Durham History Centre consultation
Published June 19, 2019 2.00pm
Residents are being invited to give their views on designs for a new history centre for County Durham.
Get active for less this June
Published June 16, 2019 1.00am
Join the gym for £5 between 17 - 30 June and pay nothing more until August.
Celebrating 50 years of friendship
Published June 14, 2019 12.40pm
An evening of live music marked five decades of friendship between County Durham and its German twin town.
Festival outreach project explores the benefits of music for people living with dementia
Published June 14, 2019 10.43am
The power of music to evoke memories is at the heart of a community arts project bringing together young performers and people living with dementia.
Festival dishes out foodie fun by the sea to thousands
Published June 10, 2019 10.11am
Almost 15,000 people headed to the first Seaham Food Festival yesterday (Sunday).
Seaham Food Festival to go ahead today
Published June 09, 2019 6.00am
We are delighted to confirm Seaham Food Festival will take place today (Sunday).
Seaham Food Festival Saturday cancelled - will go ahead tomorrow
Published June 08, 2019 10.48am
Organisers of Seaham Food Festival have taken the very difficult decision to cancel today's events due to the horrendous weather.
Radio host unveiled as regional ambassador for Vélo North
Published June 07, 2019 1.00pm
To coincide with the official route announcement, organisers of Vélo North have unveiled the 'Voice of the North', BBC Newcastle's Alfie Joey, as the official regional ambassador for the event.
Pupils set to perform in harmony with special German guest
Published June 07, 2019 10.07am
Children from four County Durham primary schools are tuning up to accompany a professional musician at a special celebration of German culture this month.
Plan your journey ahead of town's first food festival
Published June 06, 2019 10.59am
As Seaham gets set to host its first food festival this weekend, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance.
Volunteers recognised for their priceless contribution
Published June 06, 2019 10.08am
Dedicated volunteers are being recognised for their hard work in running a range of community events and activities across County Durham.
Partnership work is key to ensuring County Durham thrives
Published June 04, 2019 4.35pm
Councillors will be updated on key initiatives being carried out by partners across County Durham when they meet next week.
Seaham businesses support town's first food festival
Published June 03, 2019 10.51am
Businesses in Seaham are backing a new food festival which is set to attract thousands of people to the seaside town this weekend.
Popular history talk returns to look again at Croxdale's Salvin family
Published June 03, 2019 9.28am
History fans will have another chance to hear a sold-out talk about the survival of a long-standing County Durham family when it returns this month for free.
Three months free on paid in full annual gym memberships
Published June 01, 2019 10.22am
Sign up to an annual gym membership between 1 - 30 June and get three months free!
To the pool... and beyond
Published May 29, 2019 10.15am
Disney fans can blast off with Buzz, Woody and friends when Toy Story themed swimming sessions launch in County Durham pools this summer.
Get crafty this half-term at your local library
Published May 24, 2019 11.29am
Durham County Council libraries will be hosting craft sessions to round off the half term holidays.
Enjoy the big screen experience for less at Durham cinema
Published May 24, 2019 10.53am
A trip to the flicks is now more affordable in County Durham thanks to a new family cinema ticket.
Artichoke announces winning 'BRILLIANT' artworks for Lumiere Durham 2019
Published May 24, 2019 10.24am
Four locals will see their bright ideas brought to life for Lumiere Durham this November as part of Artichoke's BRILLIANT competition.