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Pub manager pleads guilty to serving teen out of hours
Published March 20, 2019 2.15pm
A former pub manager who served alcohol to a 15-year-old girl during a late-night lock-in has had his licence suspended and is facing a legal bill of almost of £500.
Dedicated cemetery volunteer receives Chairman's Medal
Published March 20, 2019 10.22am
A Langley Park man has been awarded the county's highest honour for the support he offers to bereaved families and his devotion to tending a natural burial site.
No recommendations for improvement for gold standard health team
Published March 19, 2019 9.55am
Auditors were so impressed by our work to help our workforce stay healthy that they took the unprecedented step of making no recommendations for improvement following a recent inspection.
Kids club founders honoured for their dedication to the community
Published March 19, 2019 9.43am
Two kids club founders have received a high honour for their work with young people in their community.
Farmer prosecuted for allowing animals to suffer
Published March 18, 2019 11.21am
A farmer has been handed a suspended prison sentence for the "significant and unnecessary" suffering he inflicted on animals on a farm in County Durham.
Still time to shape allotment policy in County Durham
Published March 15, 2019 11.58am
Ensuring allotments are the thriving horticultural centres they should be is at the heart of a review on how key green spaces are maintained in County Durham.
Operation Spruce Up visits more County Durham villages
Published March 15, 2019 11.41am
A campaign which encourages residents to get together to ensure their neighbourhoods look their best is showing no signs of slowing down in 2019.
Partners pledge to tackle single use plastics
Published March 15, 2019 11.41am
The region's largest council and a number of its partners have signed a collective new pledge as part of an ongoing campaign to eradicate single use plastics.
Explorer and daring filmmaker join adventure festival line-up
Published March 15, 2019 10.40am
A two-time Olympic champion rower and a wildlife cameraman who has filmed in some of the world's most hostile environments are heading to the North East.
Have your say on polling districts
Published March 15, 2019 10.33am
Voters in County Durham are being encouraged to have their say election arrangements for their area.
Famed blogger to inspire schools at Durham ICT conference
Published March 14, 2019 11.30am
Education staff are invited to hear a celebrated blogger speak at a regional ICT event.
Family theatre tickets up for grabs in library competitions
Published March 14, 2019 10.16am
Young bookworms have not one but two chances to win a fantastic prize in March and April.
North East theatre-makers give family tale a musical makeover
Published March 14, 2019 9.42am
A trio of North East theatre talent will flock to Durham with a performance of a children's classic this Easter.
Finding your ancestors in the Victorian workhouse
Published March 13, 2019 11.57am
A family history session will invite people to trace their family back to the Victorian workhouse.
Barnard Castle's revamped recycling centre opens its gates
Published March 12, 2019 1.52pm
A revamped household waste recycling centre has opened to the public, offering even more opportunities for residents to get rid of unwanted items in an eco-friendly way.
Have a say on Seaham's conservation area
Published March 12, 2019 1.16pm
Proposed changes to a County Durham town's conservation area are coming to consultation.
Norman Cornish centenary celebrations 2019
Published March 12, 2019 9.35am
The artist's family, and galleries across County Durham, are launching a year-long centenary focus on one of the North East's most celebrated artists, Norman Cornish - famous for capturing the hard-lived but often bright lives, despite adversity, faced in mining communities in the 20th century.
Easter holiday leisure centre activities
Published March 11, 2019 3.37pm
Keep the kids entertained with fun activities at your local leisure centre.
Returning pool sessions encourage children to be water confident
Published March 07, 2019 11.04am
County Durham classes, which teach little ones water confidence, are back with a splash.
Children celebrate World Book Day with a trip to the library
Published March 07, 2019 9.58am
Children in County Durham have been visiting their local library in celebration of World Book Day.
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