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Try out new swimming sessions at leisure centre open days
Published January 11, 2018 11.56am
People looking to shake up their exercise routines this year are being invited to try out new pool-based fitness sessions taking place at some of the county's leisure centres.
Campaign launched to reduce children's sugar intake
Published January 10, 2018 2.09pm
Parents across the county are being encouraged to help their children choose healthier snacks in a move to reduce sugar consumption and tackle obesity.
Fun for all the family at Gala theatre
Published January 10, 2018 12.02pm
Families looking to keep their children entertained this spring should look no further than the Gala Theatre.
6,000 jobs and hundreds of millions for Durham's economy linked to master plan for new business district
Published January 09, 2018 3.29pm
Plans to attract more than 6,000 private sector jobs delivering a £400 million boost for County Durham's economy could take a very significant step forward next week (17 January).
Success for Gala's swashbuckling pantomime
Published January 09, 2018 11.56am
Over 31,000 people enjoyed the action-packed tale of Robinson Crusoe, this year's pantomime at the Gala Theatre.
New funds on offer to support social and economic regeneration
Published January 08, 2018 1.13pm
Two programmes aimed at addressing economic and social regeneration have secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) and are inviting interested parties to get in touch.
Dave Spikey brings 30th anniversary tour to Gala
Published January 08, 2018 11.53am
One of the country's most popular comedians is performing at the Gala Theatre as he marks 30 years in the industry.
Road resurfacing and bridge work
Published January 05, 2018 12.18pm
Road resurfacing and works to a bridge are to take place in County Durham.
Primary school admissions deadline nears
Published January 05, 2018 11.04am
Parents in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children.
Get active with new Couch to 5k courses
Published January 05, 2018 9.27am
People are being encouraged to make a healthy start to the New Year by signing up to a popular running programme.
Get outdoors with Walk Durham this winter
Published January 04, 2018 1.06pm
People are being encouraged to get outside and make the most of the wonderful winter scenery this new year as part of a free walking programme across County Durham.
New Year, new writing sessions at libraries
Published January 04, 2018 12.00pm
Budding writers are invited to explore their creative side at County Durham libraries this month.
Permanent art installation planned for Durham railway arches
Published January 02, 2018 4.30pm
Artists are to create a new permanent light installation inspired by Durham's Lumiere festival.
Grooming parlour launched thanks to business support scheme
Published December 22, 2017 4.07pm
A vacant shop unit in Bishop Auckland has been brought back into use as a grooming parlour, thanks to our support.
National recognition for Wharton Park restoration
Published December 22, 2017 3.30pm
A £3m project to breathe new life into a County Durham park has won national recognition.
Support and advice for the homeless
Published December 22, 2017 2.37pm
People who find themselves homeless or at are risk of losing their home over the Christmas and New Year period are being reminded that help and support is available.
£1.75 million playtime investment continues
Published December 22, 2017 2.23pm
A £1.75 million investment programme continues to brighten up playtime for children across County Durham.
Honours for Beamish volunteers
Published December 22, 2017 1.53pm
A pensioner who has painstakingly built a steam locomotive from scratch has received County Durham's highest honour.
Men fined for scrap metal offences
Published December 22, 2017 11.34am
A Washington man has found himself more than £800 out of pocket after pleading guilty to illegally trading as a scrap metal dealer in County Durham.
Crematorium recycling scheme raises thousands for charity
Published December 21, 2017 3.11pm
Two crematoria in County Durham have donated a total of £10,000 to local charities as a result of a share of surplus funds from a recycling scheme.
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