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A689 at Wearhead reopens following sinkhole repair
Published May 22, 2019 4.16pm
A road in Upper Weardale which had to close because of a sinkhole has reopened ahead of schedule.
Employability courses help Peterlee woman gain valuable work experience
Published May 22, 2019 11.44am
A woman with aspirations to work in the catering industry is a step closer to achieving her goal after completing employability courses.
Council elects its youngest Chairman
Published May 22, 2019 11.43am
A 27-year-old who was born and raised in County Durham has become the youngest person to be elected as Chairman of the council.
Cyclists and walkers encouraged to enjoy shared spaces
Published May 22, 2019 10.39am
As the weather improves and people begin to get out and about more, walkers and cyclists are being reminded to stay safe on their travels.
School supporters take on sponsored cycling challenge
Published May 22, 2019 9.27am
School staff and supporters will embark on an epic bike ride this month to raise funds for a new outdoor classroom.
Parents and carers are being reminded to park responsibly
Published May 21, 2019 1.41pm
A campaign to encourage safer and more considerate parking at the school gates has been launched in County Durham.
Fishermen tackle riverside rubbish
Published May 21, 2019 9.35am
Chester-le-Street anglers have cleared a riverside of waste in a community clean-up.
Third-time lucky for daredevil Chairman John
Published May 20, 2019 2.20pm
It was a case of third time lucky for a senior councillor as he finally got to jump out of a plane from a height of three miles.
Sisters highlight the importance of staying together
Published May 20, 2019 10.47am
Two County Durham teenagers are encouraging potential foster carers to consider offering brothers and sisters a loving family home together this Foster Care Fortnight.
Festival's secret launch gig celebrates 1990s dance scene
Published May 20, 2019 10.35am
Relive the diehard days of dance music at a top-secret location when one of the region's most eclectic festivals returns this summer.
Get active for less this May
Published May 20, 2019 1.00am
Join the gym for £5 between 20 - 31 May and pay nothing more until July.
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.
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