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Arson campaign launched to tackle sharp rise in deliberate fires
Published March 23, 2018 4.50pm
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Durham Constabulary and ourselves have launched the 'Enough Is Enough' campaign with the aim of tackling deliberate fires on the east coast.
Landlords warned of upcoming energy regulations
Published March 23, 2018 2.19pm
Landlords are being urged to make sure their properties are more energy efficient ahead of new regulations coming in to force from 1 April 2018.
Emergency exercise to take place next week
Published March 23, 2018 2.07pm
Teams from the emergency services and local councils will be put to the test next week when they take part in a real-time emergency exercise.
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.
Grainger Games and employee fined for overloaded vehicle
Published March 23, 2018 12.11pm
A well-known North East company and an employee have been ordered to pay over £4,000 for driving an overloaded van on the region's roads.
Summer opening hours for Household Waste Recycling Centres
Published March 23, 2018 11.52am
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will soon be switching to summer opening hours.
Market Cross repair works to begin this month
Published March 22, 2018 3.24pm
Significant conservation work to the Market Cross in Barnard Castle is set to begin this month.
Sponsorship Opportunities available for Environment Awards
Published March 22, 2018 12.21pm
Sponsors are now being sought for the 29th County Durham Environment Awards.
Still time to sign-up for garden waste collections this year
Published March 22, 2018 10.37am
Garden waste collections in County Durham are due to start next month - but there's still time to make sure your house is included.
Nominations set to open for City of Durham election
Published March 21, 2018 3.18pm
Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate in the upcoming City of Durham Parish Council election can now request a nomination pack.
Power down to protect the planet for Earth Hour 2018
Published March 21, 2018 2.54pm
Residents, schools and businesses across County Durham are being encouraged to help protect the planet by switching off their lights for this year's Earth Hour
Learners to be honoured at annual awards ceremony
Published March 21, 2018 1.44pm
Individuals who have shown determination to learn are set to be recognised at an awards ceremony later this year - and you can help pick the winners.
Wedding open day at Aykley Heads
Published March 21, 2018 10.55am
Couples looking for a venue for their special day should be sure to visit Aykley Heads House Register Office in Durham when it hosts a wedding open day this weekend.
Easter Bank Holiday bin collections
Published March 21, 2018 10.20am
There will be no changes to bin collections in County Durham during the Easter Bank Holiday weeks - weeks starting Monday, 26 March and Monday, 2 April.
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.
Butler Trust award for youth justice champion
Published March 20, 2018 4.29pm
A justice champion has capped off his career by receiving an industry "Oscar" from Princess Anne for his work helping young people repay their communities.
Support for flood prevention scheme
Published March 20, 2018 10.37am
Strong public support has been given to a proposed £6.2 million flood prevention scheme for Chester-le-Street.
When The Bugle Calls marches on
Published March 19, 2018 2.22pm
Veterans' stories of how music shaped life in the Durham Light Infantry are marching into the Durham Dales as When The Bugle Calls heads to a new home.
Practice Week proves a success
Published March 19, 2018 2.14pm
Children's Services staff have been praised for the incredible work they do to help families in County Durham.
Peterlee Leisure Centre works on track
Published March 19, 2018 1.57pm
Work to upgrade Peterlee Leisure Centre and re-locate the town's library is on schedule, with building work set to be completed in autumn this year.
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