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Sharing a love of BRASS with County Durham's children
Published July 10, 2020 2.09pm
School children and families across County Durham can learn all about brass music next week as BRASS Online 2020 gets underway.
Miners' Gala exhibition moves online to mark 136th celebration
Published July 10, 2020 12.43pm
A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners' Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online to celebrate virtual Gala Day.
Founder of domestic abuse charity shortlisted for award
Published July 10, 2020 12.18pm
A founder of a County Durham women's charity has been nominated for an award in recognition of her dedication to support victims of domestic abuse.
Phased reopening of County Durham play parks to begin
Published July 09, 2020 4.13pm
Play parks across County Durham will begin to reopen this weekend as part of the nationwide easing of lockdown restrictions.
Refurbishment will transform Gala Theatre and Cinema customer facilities
Published July 09, 2020 2.49pm
Front-of-house facilities at a popular Durham City theatre and cinema are to be transformed as the venue undergoes a refurbishment.
Leaders convene as climate still top priority during pandemic
Published July 08, 2020 10.43am
"We will not let the coronavirus pandemic alter our plans to tackle the climate emergency." This was one of the key messages to come out of a virtual international meeting between the leaders of three communities across two continents which have each been leading on achieving carbon neutrality.
Grant funds essential County Durham coronavirus deliveries
Published July 08, 2020 10.31am
Creating scrubs for the NHS, distributing groceries to people in food crisis and collecting prescriptions for self-isolating residents are just some of the ways a Consett organisation is using council funding to support its community.
Popular cycle route to receive a makeover
Published July 07, 2020 10.05am
Improvements are to be made to a popular national cycle route thanks to a grant of almost one million pounds.
New service supports those with employment challenges in County Durham
Published July 06, 2020 11.01am
A new service supporting regional employers and helping those whose jobs have been affected as a result of coronavirus has been launched in County Durham.
Praise for County Durham's young people
Published July 06, 2020 10.15am
Young people across County Durham have been recognised for their commitment to their communities.
Pick and collect library service to launch in County Durham
Published July 03, 2020 1.24pm
Bookworms in County Durham will be able to take advantage of a book collection service from next week.
Cameron Gosling's family's safety plea five years on
Published July 03, 2020 11.32am
The family of a County Durham teenager who died after jumping into a river has urged young people to be safe around water, five years on from his death.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Still chance to grab a gardening prize
Published July 01, 2020 11.43am
There's still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in our photography competition.
Village venue receives funding for elderly residents' wellbeing activities
Published July 01, 2020 9.28am
A council grant is funding activities for older people in Trimdon Village and Trimdon Grange, to improve their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cabinet asked to support Bluebell Meadow Primary children being taught on one site
Published June 30, 2020 4.33pm
Councillors in County Durham are being recommended to approve the consolidation of a school onto a single site in order to offer the best possible learning environment for children.
Support for bus services during coronavirus pandemic
Published June 30, 2020 4.15pm
Bus services in County Durham have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but close working between operators and the county council has helped ensure vital services have continued.
Councillors to discuss funding for SEND pupils
Published June 30, 2020 4.11pm
A five-year plan to ensure children with special educational needs (SEND) can continue to receive the support they need will be outlined to councillors next week.
Elective home education reviewed in County Durham
Published June 30, 2020 4.04pm
Councillors will hear of ways to improve the elective home education system in County Durham next week.
SEND services improved in County Durham
Published June 30, 2020 4.04pm
SEND services in County Durham have improved significantly in the last three years, a latest Ofsted and CQC inspection has shown.
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