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Explore Your Archives and discover Durham's past
Published November 20, 2017 2.33pm
People are being encouraged to discover and explore County Durham's history next week by delving into thousands of original records and documents.
Lumiere 2017 in Durham closes on a high note as festival organisers Artichoke redraw the city in light
Published November 20, 2017 10.17am
Organisers declared Lumiere a resounding success as the fifth Lumiere festival in Durham drew to a close last night, Sunday 19 November 2017 at 11.00pm.
Tim Peake's spacecraft to land in Shildon
Published November 17, 2017 4.58pm
The spacecraft which transported Tim Peake - the UK's first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut - to and from the International Space Station (ISS) will be landing in Locomotion at Shildon on Wednesday, 22 November 2017, staying at the museum until 15 January 2018.
Pair take on charity challenge for Children in Need
Published November 16, 2017 12.58pm
Two charity champions are gearing up for another challenge this week to raise money for Children in Need.
New family sessions on offer at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
Published November 16, 2017 11.14am
Families are being encouraged to make a splash this month by trying out some of the new sessions on offer at one of the county's pools.
Popular Bishop Auckland man remembered in art exhibition
Published November 15, 2017 2.27pm
A much-loved Bishop Auckland man who died suddenly earlier this year is living on through his artwork.
Schoolchildren's artwork helps keep their community safe
Published November 15, 2017 2.23pm
Three pupils from Ropery Walk Primary School, Seaham, have had their artwork made into road signs after entering a road safety competition.
Shops spruced up after window-dressing sessions
Published November 15, 2017 1.55pm
Small businesses across the county have been getting tips on how to make their shop windows stand out from the crowd and help attract more customers.
Resident receives environment award for outstanding contribution to Heritage Open Days
Published November 15, 2017 1.07pm
A woman who has helped people enjoy and experience Durham's culture and heritage for 20 years has been recognised with an award.
Rehearsals underway for Gala Christmas show
Published November 14, 2017 11.24am
Rehearsals are well underway for this year's pantomime at the Gala Theatre - the swashbuckling tale of Robinson Crusoe.
Library to close for essential maintenance work
Published November 14, 2017 11.13am
A County Durham library is to close temporarily to enable essential maintenance work to be carried out.
Deerness Bridge repairs require two day closure
Published November 13, 2017 4.42pm
A County Durham bridge will be closed for two days this week as part of the next phase of a major restoration project.
Bishop Auckland offers the region's warmest welcome
Published November 13, 2017 3.25pm
Bishop Auckland has been officially named as one of the most welcoming towns in the country as it prepares to greet thousands of new visitors.
Residents encouraged to report tenancy fraud
Published November 13, 2017 3.19pm
We are joining forces with partners across the region to warn people of the harm caused by 'tenancy fraud.'
Life-saving schoolboy receives Chairman's Medal
Published November 10, 2017 11.07am
A nine-year-old who saved another boy from drowning has become the youngest ever recipient of the Chairman's Medal, the highest honour in County Durham.
Elvet works pause for Lumiere
Published November 10, 2017 11.02am
Major works at Durham's Old Elvet Bridge have stopped ahead of the city's Lumiere light festival and Christmas.
Looked after children's Christmas card competition
Published November 10, 2017 9.40am
Looked after children in County Durham are being asked to showcase their creative flair with a Christmas card design competition.
Rededication service for county war memorial
Published November 09, 2017 10.04am
One of the largest war memorials in the country is to be rededicated this week following a significant refurbishment.
New business support project aims to boost local economy
Published November 08, 2017 2.25pm
A new project aimed at supporting small shops and online businesses in a County Durham village has been launched.
Humanitarian support in County Durham
Published November 07, 2017 4.03pm
The success of an initiative to resettle Syrian refugees in County Durham is to be discussed next week.
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