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Fake designer goods leave Wearside woman with legal bill
Published July 06, 2018 1.39pm
A woman who was found with a stash of fake designer handbags and other goods has been left with a legal bill of more than £1,350.
Focus on energy efficiency at European conferences
Published July 06, 2018 1.35pm
Partners involved in an innovative European project aimed at promoting energy efficiency have been sharing ideas at conferences in Italy and the UK.
Historic Wynch Bridge closed in interests of safety
Published July 06, 2018 1.34pm
Visitors to High and Low Force may need to walk a little further to see the landmarks following the temporary closure of a historic bridge.
Witton Park Bridge to close for repairs
Published July 06, 2018 1.24pm
Motorists are being asked to allow extra time for their journeys as work to repair and refurbish a River Wear bridge will see the crossing close for almost five months.
Man fined after flytipping on Christmas Day
Published July 05, 2018 2.54pm
A man who spent his Christmas Day flytipping has been ordered to pay more than £600 after being caught on CCTV.
County Hall turns blue to mark 70 years of the NHS
Published July 05, 2018 11.12am
Our home has today turned blue as part of a national celebration of 70 years of the National Health Service.
The Polish Prince - talk to focus on wartime friendship
Published July 05, 2018 10.44am
The friendship between a would-be king and a County Durham man will be explored in a talk this month.
Staff offer support for Universal Credit claimants
Published July 05, 2018 10.10am
People preparing to claim Universal Credit for the first time are being offered a helping hand - and free internet access.
Share your memories of Kostroma visits
Published July 04, 2018 7.30am
Old photographs marking the beginning of a special relationship between County Durham and the Russian city of Kostroma have been unearthed 50 years after the partnership was first formed.
Funding for Stronger Families programme
Published July 03, 2018 4.36pm
Additional funding is being made available for a programme we run which provides support to families in County Durham.
Teaching schoolchildren how to be safe around water
Published July 03, 2018 4.19pm
Schoolchildren in County Durham are being taught how to stay safe in and around water.
UK's largest light festival set to return with 10th anniversary spectacular
Published July 03, 2018 3.50pm
Durham is set to shine on the world stage again, with a call to deliver the most ambitious ever Lumiere light festival in 2019, featuring a selection of some favourites from the past decade of festivals.
Fewer young people entering youth justice system
Published July 03, 2018 3.04pm
Fewer young people from County Durham are entering the youth justice system than ever before, councillors will hear next week.
Views of young people making real changes
Published July 03, 2018 2.29pm
Young people in care are helping to make a real difference in how they are looked after, councillors will hear next week.
Outlining our commitment to region's rail services
Published July 03, 2018 2.29pm
Opportunities to protect and improve rail services in the region must be maximised, councillors will hear next week.
Supporting residents and businesses in County Durham
Published July 03, 2018 2.06pm
Plans to provide continued support to residents and businesses in the face of ongoing financial pressures will be set out by the council next week.
Waste permits now available electronically
Published July 02, 2018 5.00pm
Disposing of household waste in County Durham is now easier than ever following the introduction of electronic permits.
Schoolchildren put language skills to the test
Published July 02, 2018 3.05pm
Schoolchildren from across the region have been putting their language skills to the test to help attract overseas visitors to a County Durham town.
Woman caught on camera littering blames her mum
Published June 29, 2018 11.46am
A woman interviewed on camera after dropping a cigarette later claimed the person in the footage was her mum.
Memorial stone to Durham Pals unveiled in France
Published June 28, 2018 1.31pm
A memorial stone dedicated to the Durham Pals is being unveiled at a ceremony in France this weekend.
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