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Lumiere traffic and travel
Published November 06, 2019 2.01pm
With the UK's largest light festival less than a week away, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey in advance.
Full programme announced for Lumiere 2019
Published October 17, 2019 1.00pm
For the most ambitious edition of Lumiere yet, a selection of favourite artworks from previous festivals will sit alongside a host of new commissions by international artists and fresh talent from the North East.
Fame, fortune and Shakespeare at County Durham Theatre
Published November 11, 2019 11.27am
The darker sides of fame and fortune will be explored in two different but equally compelling theatrical screenings this month.
Children's festival shines light on faith celebrations
Published November 11, 2019 10.08am
Pupils from primary schools across County Durham learnt how people of different religions use light to celebrate their faith at a festival this month.
Published November 08, 2019 10.44am
Two women from Shildon and Chester-le-Street have been prosecuted for flytipping offences.
Employment roadshow heads to Stanley
Published November 08, 2019 10.40am
Young people can find out about training and job opportunities at an information event next week.
Celebrating the positive impact of Shared Lives
Published November 06, 2019 1.46pm
Adults whose lives have been transformed through a support scheme are encouraging County Durham residents to sign up to help others.
Review looks at impact of children's homes on services
Published November 06, 2019 12.04pm
Findings from a review looking at children's residential care homes have highlighted the need for more accurate and timely information for out of area placements, to monitor demand on services and explore further opportunities for an accreditation scheme.
Bishop Auckland sparks interest in electric vehicles
Published November 06, 2019 11.14am
Bishop Auckland showcased a drive towards alternative ways to travel, when the Electric Vehicle Roadshow came to town.
County Durham is ready for winter
Published November 06, 2019 11.06am
With temperatures set to drop, preparations for winter 2019 are well underway in County Durham.
Cabinet asked to support school's MAT decision
Published November 06, 2019 10.31am
Councillors are being asked to support a County Durham school's decision to join a multi-academy trust in order to safeguard its future.
Empty property council tax premium changes to be considered
Published November 06, 2019 9.28am
Councillors will be asked to back changes to council tax charges aimed at bringing long-term empty properties back into use when they meet next week.
We are the first council to sign up to Reasonable Adjustments Disability Passport
Published November 05, 2019 4.19pm
Our employees with a disability or health condition will now have the opportunity to sign-up to a scheme which will help eliminate barriers in the workplace.
County Durham's coastline honoured in mosaic
Published November 05, 2019 10.13am
A mosaic inspired by the coastal denes in County Durham has been designed by children from the east of the county.
County Durham schoolchildren put to the test on TV quiz show
Published November 05, 2019 9.51am
Clever youngsters from County Durham will appear on a popular CBBC quiz show this month.
Growing success for green community projects
Published November 01, 2019 12.07pm
Applications for funding will soon open to community groups in County Durham aimed at making a positive impact in their local area.
Electric Vehicle Roadshow drives in to Bishop Auckland
Published November 01, 2019 10.14am
Visitors to Bishop Auckland will be able to test drive electric vehicles, as an annual roadshow returns.
Residents reminded to dispose of batteries correctly
Published November 01, 2019 9.54am
County Durham residents and businesses are being reminded to dispose of batteries, mobile phones, cleaning products and solvents safely.
Heritage project launched in County Durham coastal town
Published November 01, 2019 9.47am
A seaside town's rich heritage will soon be enhanced following the launch of a £2.25 million regeneration project this week.
Durham Advance gives job support to 500 residents
Published October 31, 2019 12.52pm
A programme which helps County Durham people into work has reached a major milestone, helping its 500th resident.
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