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Inclusive outdoor arts festival comes to Sedgefield
Published July 22, 2019 4.50pm
A County Durham park will be transformed into a magical world where myths and legends come to life this weekend.
Brass festival hits the right note with record-breaking crowds
Published July 22, 2019 4.04pm
Record-breaking crowds have experienced the excitement and diversity of 21st century brass thanks to County Durham's liveliest music festival.
Celebrations as new village hall rises from the ashes
Published July 22, 2019 2.16pm
A village hall that was devastated by a fire six months after a community campaign was launched to refurbish it has been replaced with a modern new building.
School pupils' artwork urges people to travel cleanly
Published July 22, 2019 10.15am
Children from schools in and around Durham City have been competing to encourage people to use cleaner methods of transport as part of a national air pollution campaign.
County Durham School wins award for encouraging children to play
Published July 19, 2019 3.46pm
Consett Infant School has been praised for becoming an outstanding place for pupils to play.
Climate Emergency Expo
Published July 19, 2019 3.38pm
County Durham's first Climate Emergency Exhibition took place this week.
Selling fakes on Facebook lands barber with community order
Published July 19, 2019 2.55pm
A woman has been ordered to pay over £1,000 and sentenced to a 12-month community order for the sale of counterfeit goods advertised on Facebook.
Final preparations underway for Streets of Brass
Published July 18, 2019 3.42pm
Street bands from all over the world will descend on Durham City this weekend for two days of free alfresco music.
Pupils take inspiration from Seaham's coastline
Published July 18, 2019 2.13pm
Pupils from a primary school in Seaham have designed and created a planter inspired by the heritage coastline.
Applications open for community-based grants
Published July 18, 2019 10.16am
Organisations in County Durham can apply to use funds from two grants to help their local community.
Student film highlights consequences of cybercrime
Published July 17, 2019 12.39pm
A hard-hitting film written and produced by college students to highlight the dangers of cybercrime has been premiered in the region.
A smart approach to tackling empty property burglaries
Published July 17, 2019 12.21pm
A project aimed at protecting empty homes is continuing to make its mark in Shildon.
Pianists needed for Lumiere 10th anniversary artwork
Published July 17, 2019 11.38am
An open call inviting piano players of all ages to perform as part of a spectacular new installation at Lumiere has today been announced by the festival's producers Artichoke.
Sports charity serves up free tennis sessions in Consett
Published July 17, 2019 11.37am
After the nation was gripped recently by Wimbledon, national sports charity 'Tennis For Free' has served up an ace for Consett and the surrounding area by investing in a programme of free tennis sessions at the Sherburn Park tennis courts, Stanley Gardens, Consett, DH8 6LJ starting on Sunday 21 July 10.00am - 11.30am.
Blackhill sinkhole repairs underway
Published July 17, 2019 11.10am
Engineers have begun to repair a large sinkhole that unearthed a Victorian railway bridge.
Primary school pupils deliver valuable road safety sonnets
Published July 17, 2019 10.24am
Primary school pupils are helping their peers stay road savvy by becoming Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO).
Summer Holiday Swimming Pool Activities
Published July 17, 2019 9.24am
Treat the kids to a splashing time at your local swimming pool this summer, from crash courses to fun sessions there's a mix for everyone.
Primary school pupils are bigging up biking in their community
Published July 16, 2019 2.17pm
Primary school pupils from County Durham are encouraging their community to get back on their bikes and celebrate cycling.
Elites and experts bring free advice sessions to the Durham City Run Festival
Published July 16, 2019 12.49pm
A packed line up of experts and high-profile speakers from the world of running will take over the Gala Theatre and Millennium Square during the first Durham City Run Festival later this month.
Flag of St George flies following Cricket World Cup win
Published July 16, 2019 12.44pm
The flag of St George is flying proudly at County Hall today following England's triumph in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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