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Food festival celebrates the North-East's finest
Published May 17, 2019 1.00pm
A food festival with a truly international flavour will showcase some of East Durham's finest traders and producers next month.
Get fit and make new friends with free walking sessions
Published May 17, 2019 9.23am
A pensioner who discovered a new lease of life after joining a walking group is urging others to follow in his footsteps during National Walking Month.
Pro-cyclists hope to inspire next generation
Published May 16, 2019 11.51am
Two professional athletes paid a surprise visit to a County Durham school to inspire and teach pupils the importance of cycling safely, ahead of a major cycling event in the county this weekend.
A worker's story of living with anxiety and depression
Published May 15, 2019 1.24pm
"If somebody gives me work to do that I've done 100 times, I struggle with being able to do it because my mind tells us I'm not good enough to do it, or that I'm going to make a mistake, or I'm going to do it wrong."
Apprentices wanted at Durham County Council
Published May 15, 2019 10.21am
We are looking to recruit 66 apprentices to a wide range of posts, from entry to degree level.
Sinkhole leads to emergency road closure in Weardale
Published May 14, 2019 2.02pm
An emergency road closure is in place in Upper Weardale due to subsidence.
Operation to deter would-be flytippers
Published May 14, 2019 11.06am
Vehicles being used to transport controlled waste have been inspected at the roadside during an operation to clamp down on rubbish being disposed of illegally.
Food festival to serve up something for everyone on the County Durham coast
Published May 10, 2019 4.05pm
Children's cookery workshops, live music and bingo with a refreshing twist - a food festival will serve up more than delicious dishes next month.
Leisure centre and library to open after £2 million refit
Published May 10, 2019 3.15pm
Peterlee Leisure Centre will reopen to the public next week following a major improvement programme that has included the relocation of the town's library.
Funding to help rough sleepers find accommodation
Published May 10, 2019 3.07pm
Rough sleepers across the North East will have increased access to accommodation, thanks to successful funding bids by us.
Young gymnasts shine at latest competitions
Published May 10, 2019 2.29pm
A County Durham gymnastics club is celebrating a series of competition triumphs.
Ivy Leaf Kennels operator jailed for unlicensed trading
Published May 10, 2019 12.57pm
A man who sold puppies without a licence and advertised using a false name has been jailed and banned from trading.
Paul's charity runs are rewarded with Chairman's Medal
Published May 10, 2019 9.53am
A devoted athlete whose regular runs have raised thousands of pounds for charity has been awarded County Durham's highest honour.
Durham University to support 10th anniversary edition of Lumiere light festival
Published May 09, 2019 12.17pm
Durham University is to be a major partner of the tenth anniversary edition of Lumiere, when the UK's biggest light festival returns to Durham later this year.
Thousands of volunteers support Big Spring Clean
Published May 09, 2019 9.48am
Over 3,500 volunteers across Durham and Darlington rallied to take part in this year's Big Spring Clean.
Preparations underway for Appleby Horse Fair
Published May 08, 2019 2.06pm
Preparations are underway across County Durham for Gypsies and Travellers heading to this year's Appleby Horse Fair.
Spectacular summer gets underway at the Gala Theatre
Published May 08, 2019 11.17am
Dazzling dance, theatrical masterpieces, live music and comedy - audiences will be spoilt for choice at a County Durham theatre this summer.
Improvements to adult health care
Published May 08, 2019 9.44am
Councillors will be updated on work to improve adult health care in County Durham next week.
Town hall transformation plans to be presented to councillors
Published May 07, 2019 3.49pm
A vision to transform Bishop Auckland Town Hall into a thriving cultural hub will be presented to councillors next week.
Slow to 20 road safety scheme set for 6 more schools
Published May 07, 2019 3.48pm
A successful scheme to improve road safety by introducing part-time 20mph speed limits around schools looks set to be rolled out to a further six sites.
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