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Ensuring road safety for school pupils
Published November 20, 2018 1.11pm
Roads in Consett are the latest to benefit from 20mph speed zone signs designed by school pupils.
It's a panto, but not as you know it!
Published November 20, 2018 11.43am
It may be a Christmas tradition but an upcoming pantomime in County Durham is far from conventional.
Shop ordered to shut over illegal tobacco
Published November 19, 2018 11.16am
A County Durham shop has been shut down for three months having been linked to the supply of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
County Durham man left counting the cost of illegal cigarettes
Published November 16, 2018 2.35pm
A man has been ordered to pay out more than £500 after he was caught in possession of illegal tobacco.
Poppy brooches infringed trade marks
Published November 14, 2018 5.08pm
A market trader sold Remembrance Day poppy brooches which infringed a charity's trade marks for personal gain, a court heard.
Weardale war memorial repaired for remembrance services
Published November 14, 2018 12.25pm
Fallen servicemen from Upper Weardale have been commemorated with a newly restored grade II listed war memorial.
'Early wins' in fight against single use plastics
Published November 14, 2018 10.30am
Our efforts, and those our partners, are leading the way on efforts to reduce the amount of disposable plastic waste they create.
Lumiere returns with Director's Cut of past festival favourites for 10th anniversary edition
Published November 14, 2018 9.25am
The biennial Lumiere light festival, produced by leading arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by the council, will return to Durham city from the 14 to 17 November 2019. Lumiere 2019 will mark 10 years since the festival first launched in Durham in 2009.
Get set to splash with new aqua app
Published November 13, 2018 11.54am
Swimmers in County Durham can enjoy easy access to tailored timetable information, all the latest pool news and be in with a chance to win a great prize by using a new app.
Competition success for Barnard Castle Gymnastics Club
Published November 13, 2018 11.27am
Talented young gymnasts are celebrating after impressing the judges at a regional contest.
Green groups can still apply for funding
Published November 12, 2018 2.41pm
Volunteer groups working on horticultural projects can still apply for up to £500 of funding.
Strictly professionals to keep County Durham dancing in 2019
Published November 12, 2018 1.05pm
With Strictly Come Dancing in full swing, a theatre is gearing up for two of its most FAB-U-LOUS shows to date.
First World War art installation commemorates hope and humanity in the darkest of times
Published November 11, 2018 11.59pm
"I am awfully sorry to leave you like this, Dearie, buried away in a foreign land."
Failing to update dog's microchip details costs pet owner £200
Published November 09, 2018 3.08pm
A dog owner who failed to get his pet microchipped after it strayed has been left £200 out of pocket.
This year's Environment Awards winners announced
Published November 09, 2018 2.12pm
The winners of the 2018 Environment Awards were announced at a ceremony in Durham City last night.
British and German schoolchildren unite for armistice commemorations
Published November 09, 2018 1.43pm
At a time when the First World War is at the forefront of everyone's minds, German and British schoolchildren have come together to spread messages of hope and unity.
Commemorative art installation to be lit up in time for Remembrance Day
Published November 09, 2018 12.11pm
Faith, humanity and the resilience of North East people during the First World War have inspired a new art installation, which is all set to light up Durham City.
Highest honour for bereavement services manager
Published November 08, 2018 12.25pm
A man from County Durham has been recognised for his commitment to providing a thoughtful and dedicated service for the bereaved.
Tickets still available for armistice centenary performance of The Durham Hymns
Published November 07, 2018 12.28pm
There is still time for people of all ages to experience an emotional musical tribute marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Future of schools in Horden
Published November 06, 2018 3.46pm
Future options for schools in the Horden area will be discussed by councillors next week.
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