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Get fit for less this September
Published September 21, 2018 3.31pm
Membership offers are available at leisure centres this September.
Failing to pay fixed penalty lands woman in court
Published September 21, 2018 2.22pm
A woman who left two sofas on the street outside her home has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record.
Renowned historian to help mark end of major First World War project
Published September 21, 2018 1.10pm
A leading historian who played a key role in adapting War Horse for the big screen is to speak at a special conference marking the end of a major First World War project.
Clean up underway in County Durham after Storm Ali
Published September 20, 2018 5.23pm
Council staff worked into the night to keep County Durham safe and on the move as Storm Ali blew down trees, blocked roads and damaged power lines.
Easington Colliery man prosecuted for dog fouling offence
Published September 19, 2018 2.10pm
A County Durham man is facing a legal bill of almost £400 after failing to clean up after his dog.
Changes to parish move a step closer
Published September 19, 2018 1.51pm
Changes to a County Durham parish are one step closer, after councillors approved draft recommendations today.
County councillor offers support to schools facing financial pressures
Published September 19, 2018 12.30pm
A leading councillor has written to school governors across County Durham to offer them an update on funding issues and share her concerns at the significant pressures being placed on the education of children and young people in the county.
Julia Donaldson talks Tabby McTat
Published September 19, 2018 11.55am
Best-selling children's author Julia Donaldson has spoken about the journey from page to stage ahead of a live performance of Tabby McTat in Durham.
Perfecting their performance in the pub
Published September 19, 2018 9.31am
A north-east actress has been pulling pints at a city pub in preparation for her role in an upcoming theatre production.
16 ordered to pay thousands for failing to remove waste
Published September 14, 2018 3.05pm
Almost £15,000 worth of legal bills have been handed out in court to people who failed to remove waste from their garden or yard.
First World War voices to resonate 100 years on when The Durham Hymns return
Published September 14, 2018 1.53pm
A critically acclaimed performance inspired by first-hand accounts of the First World War will return on Remembrance Day.
Award-winning comic Ivo Graham heads to Durham
Published September 14, 2018 1.13pm
The bright lights and glitter balls of Strictly Come Dancing await Seann Walsh but a theatre's line-up is no less entertaining thanks to the addition of an award-winning comic.
School eco programme gets new look thanks to talented youngsters
Published September 14, 2018 11.24am
Artistic youngsters have created an eye catching new logo for a project which has helped hundreds of schools reduce their carbon footprint.
Family fun sessions at County Durham libraries
Published September 13, 2018 3.25pm
There's lots of fun for little ones at our libraries this month with a series of Saturday family sessions.
Pub set unveiled as TWO rehearsals get underway
Published September 13, 2018 10.28am
Traditional northern pubs have inspired the set of an upcoming play packed full of humour, humanity and heartbreak.
£12m to provide opportunities for young people
Published September 13, 2018 9.12am
A further £12m funding has been granted to provide employment, education and training opportunities for young people in County Durham.
Free Brexit information events begin next week
Published September 12, 2018 10.00am
The first of three information events, organised to give up to date advice to residents about the potential impacts of Brexit, will take place next week.
Exhibition celebrates fearless photographer who refused to follow the rules
Published September 11, 2018 10.56am
A French photographer who explored gender and identity in a series of elusive self-portraits will be celebrated this autumn.
Council to consult on 2019/20 budget
Published September 11, 2018 10.26am
Residents in County Durham are being invited to have their say on our budget plans for next year.
Have your say on adult social care services
Published September 07, 2018 2.09pm
Residents and community groups are invited to share their views about adult social care as part of a major national consultation.
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